• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Malvern's Bio:
    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management

On Learning At CSS

This year, CSS celebrates one of its core Benedictine values “Love of Learning”. Education is perhaps one of the foremost reason why any student would choose to be at CSS. It may not be so for others, but for me its one thing that I hold dear, besides the people I meet and get to be friends with here. This is my fourth semester and the last semester before I begin the last two years of undergrad level! Here then is a tribute to the four semesters I have spent at CSS:

Most college brochures often highlight pride in the fact that there are small class sizes and professors are available all times for students. CSS lives that pride. I tend to do well when I am in a small group setting and I feel more comfortable and confident asking for help and building ties with classmates and my instructors. I have taken larger classes at CSS too and had no qualms going through them save that I did not get to know most of my classmates, just as they did not get to know about me. The small class sizes does benefit and provide plenty of opportunities for students to learn more and for professors to put more effort into delivering a quality education.


Learning at CSS is made more worthwhile by a community that celebrates diverse ideas and perspectives. One gains as much as they contribute to their education. I have often been challenged and have often challenged other students on their views in a constructive manner, and all this is an example of how one grows to be a multidimensional leader and thinker.


Learning at CSS is fruitful in that you know you are not traveling alone on that bumpy road full of obstacles and potholes. You have a shole community supporting you and cheering you on, and this is what makes a difference – not being a number but a person who deserves all the support they need to succeed at CSS and beyond.

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