• Ari Skalisky

    Ari Skalisky

    Class of 2016
    Hermantown, MN
    Nursing and Psychology

    Ari's Bio:
    I was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I came to the U.S when I was adopted at the age of six months, and have remained here ever since. A key characteristic in my personality is my love of being social. I am extremely outgoing and energetic and I love to stay active. One of my more expensive, but definitely most enjoyable, hobbies is traveling. I believe everything happens for a reason and a quote by Henry David Thoreau says it best: Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. Live Large And Love Life.

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

Livin’ Large and Lovin’ Life

This evening I had the pleasure of eating at a high class restaurant called McCormick and Schmidt. It was located in the upscale Bellevue, Washington. All of the surrounding high-rise office buildings and part of the shopping area where the restaurant was located all were owned by Microsoft. We were treated as royalty (we dressed up for the occasion of course). When I told the waiter that I wanted water to drink he asked me what kind.. WHAT KIND?! Little did I know there were 3 different options for me to choose from. I chose sparkling water(which I found out later was NOT free). My meal was absolutely amazing. Parmesan Chicken with Linguine Alfredo. The portion sizes were even limited. After experiencing the best in dining and being seated around in-progress business deals and well-off business men and women after a long day’s work I was reignited with the flame of motivation to finish college and get a great job. It would be worth the hard work and dedication once I was taking care of the bill for my niece or nephew and husband someday. I CAN DO THIS.





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