• Tayler Boelk

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN

    Tayler's Bio:
    My name is Tayler and I was an English major/biology minor at the College of St. Scholastica! I have lived in Duluth all of my life so I know all the best local restaurants and hiking trails. On campus, I was involved with The Cable, Bella Voce, the Northstar Reports, the McNair Scholars Program, Student Support Services, and the English & Arts Club. Off campus, I volunteered with Mentor Duluth and enjoy throwing theme parties with friends and family.

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

I am a Graduate!?

In all the rush of graduation, I haven’t had time to sit down and write a post on the experience but here we go. We all lined up early for graduation backstage where we waited in anticipation. I loved seeing all of the differently decorated caps, many indicating which College or job was up next for the students. After about an hour we filed our way into the Amsoil Arena. This room hosts all kinds of events besides graduations: hockey games, the circus, mud truck races, you name it. For this event, it was all tidied up and clad in blue and gold. There were many speeches given by many people from St. Scholastica including an alumni that was awarded an honorary doctorate from the college. My personal favorite, of course, was the student speech. Corey Bardon won the student leadership award and as a result was chosen to give the speech at graduation. He encompassed both his journey and the journey of our class to graduates. I was excited to receive a shoutout from Corey as one of the “powerful women” on campus. After speeches and a few musical performances, we each walked across the stage to receive our diplomas from President Collete Geary. The fun began after the ceremony, however. I was thrilled with visits from family and surprise visits from friends. We took pictures, told stories, laughed, and cried. It was an amazing time. So far, it doesn’t feel very real but I bet as I am packing for my next adventure, to graduate school, it will hit me. 

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