• Tayler Boelk

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    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.

  • Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

    Courtney Stempinski

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

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

  • Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Jason Chavez

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

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

  • Jin Baek

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

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

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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