• Marisa Hutterer

    Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

    Marisa's Bio:
    I was in the Social Work program at Scholastica. I’m originally from Prior Lake, Minnesota. On campus I was involved in Social Work Club and Campus Activity Board (C.A.B.). Some of my hobbies include watching too much Netflix and writing.

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Jin Baek

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

  • Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

    Courtney Stempinski

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

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

  • Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Jason Chavez

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

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

Love of Learning

Saint Scholastica highlights five Benedictine values for the school to focus on: Community, Respect, Stewardship, Hospitality, and Love of Learning. Each year, one value is picked as the theme for the school. This year is the year of Love of Learning.

This value has special meaning for me, especially this year as I prepare to graduate and move on to pursue my Master’s degree.

Before coming to college, I liked learning well enough, but without studying things I was passionate about in high school, I coasted. I did all my work, took AP classes, but not out of love for learning. I did my work because I wanted to go to college, but I didn’t really ever do my best. I took AP classes because my friends were in them, and the AP teachers at my school had excellent reputations for making classes better. For the most part. And if you’re reading this, former teachers of mine, I wish I had tried more, sometimes. Because I’ve had to try a lot harder in college.

It helps now that with the exception of a few required gen eds, I have been passionate about my learning. I’m more certain about choosing Social Work now than I was four years ago. My education at Saint Scholastica has had its ups and downs, but my love for my field has only grown over my time here.

College has been a far better experience for me than high school ever was, for many reasons, but maybe the most important one is that for the first time in my life, I want to learn more. I want to enrich my knowledge on my field and minor interests, rather than just getting the work done to reach means to an end.

Passion and hard work has paid off. Soon, I’ll be graduating cum laude  (unless something goes terribly wrong between now and then) with my dream degree in Social Work.

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