Zac InmanAssociate Director of Admissions
Hullo there! My name is Zac Inman, and I am the Associate Director of Admissions here at Christendom College. Aside from one year where I lived in Nashville, Tennessee, I spent most of my years growing up in Cazenovia, a small town in the gentle hills of Upstate New York.
Upon entering my junior year of high school, I started to seriously think about what college I wanted to attend. I visited and considered universities and colleges of various sorts (secular, catholic, state, and private) and sizes (large, medium, and small). Having heard of Christendom from a family friend a few years prior, it was among the colleges I visited. I only went for a brief visit; I talked with the Director of Admissions, attended half of a class (which, by the way, was excellent an lecture concerning Christ’s Passion and was taught by Dr. Jenislawski) and toured only half of campus. Then it was on to the University of Virginia, and, after that, to a family vacation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
At this point, it is important to mention that, alongside my college search, I had a growing desire to know and understand my Catholic faith. This, then, was what I believe ultimately drew me to Christendom: I knew it was an authentically Catholic college that fit with my desire to know and understand the Faith, and I had a certain interior feeling of peace that it was the right place for me.
And it was indeed the right choice, and offered more than I had even imagined. I had four years immersed in thought-provoking, challenging, and wonder-filled classes with truly some of the best people I have ever met. The campus life was rich -from dances to bonfires to great personal conversations-, the setting was beautiful and appropriate for pondering the deep questions of life, and the chapel, besides having daily opportunities for confession, mass, and adoration, was always open. In his opening address at the beginning of my sophomore year, Dr. O’Donnell, the President of Christendom, said something that stuck with me; he said: “Never forget that where that red candle burns, your best friend is always waiting.” He was, of course, referring to Our Lord Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament. This, then, in a particular way, was the gift of gifts: that you could always go to see Him in the chapel, where He waited and still waits to show you His Heart and to draw you close to Him.
Such was my experience of Christendom. Since then, I have done various things, perhaps most notably spending two years in the seminary. Now, I have returned to Christendom to hopefully give back to the place that has given so much to me. Please feel contact me with any questions.