• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Junior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

  • Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Katelyn Gehling

    Sophomore
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Freshman
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

Prayers Going Out to the East Coast

When you live in a state as free from natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis as Minnesota, it can be hard to fathom what it would be like if something drastic ever did occur here.  Looking at the news regarding the east coast disaster going on right now, we are able to receive a little reality check into what these scary events are like.  There are articles and live news feeds littering newspapers and the Internet right now over the effects of the storm (Sandy) that is pounding the east coast right now and the effects that it may have on the rest of the eastern third of the nation.  According to articles, the storm has left New York and New Jersey without power already and with feet of water standing in the city.  Most people have evacuated from the storm’s path, unsure when they will be able to return to their homes.  I actually have family out on the east coast in Jersey, and I know that they were forced to evacuate their home during this time, as well.

It is in times like this we have to really dig deep into our faith and be sure to pray for these individuals and their safety in such a scary time.  We need to think about how this event is effecting their lives, their family, their homes, and be empathetic towards them.  How can we help them?  How can we make their lives easier when they return to find the destruction they have been left with?  It is in times like this, just like when Katrina struck years ago, that we need to bond together as a nation and work towards restoring comfort among citizens.  Sending care packages, donating money to restoration funds, and simply thinking and praying for the families and friends effected by the storm’s havoc are all great ways that we can help.  Keep them all in your thoughts!  We love you guys.

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