• Courtney Stempinski

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Courtney's Bio:
    I'm an Elementary Education major at CSS. I also plan to minor in Spanish. Having done PSEO, I came to CSS with more than 60 credits. I'm part of Volunteers Involved Through Action (VITA), Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF), and other clubs! Dance has been part of my life for 10 years, and now I'm trying to fit it into my schedule again. I love spending time watching Supernatural and Once Upon a Time, and reading Harry Potter and other great books. I live in a suite with 3 other girls, and we are always finding something fun to do around campus!

  • Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

  • Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

    Jason Chavez

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

    Jin Baek

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

  • Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

  • Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

  • Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

Reflective Painting

If you had told me my freshman year that in a few years, I would love painting and want to do it all the time, I’d give you the evil eye. I really hated painting. I always wanted to draw. When I took Beginning Painting as a freshman, I struggled with controlling acrylic medium. I hated the concept so much, I would finger paint instead of using a brush! Now I paint for enjoyment. I really owe the switch of mindset to my professor, Sarah Brokke Erickson. She too once preferred drawing and I remember my first conference with her, where she told me she had a big feeling is be back. She’s been one heck of an inspiring professor, even when I’m not her student that semester. This summer I have been going up to the art room a lot to paint. The picture above is something I have been working on for on since last week. It’s kind of a reflection on growing up, beyond where Duluth can take me. I’m sad I’m leaving Duluth, but there’s not really any teaching opportunities here. So my painting will kind of reflect that. Stay tuned!

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