• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

  • Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Halle Nystrom

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

After Thanksgiving. The Outcome.

Hope everyone’s Thanksgiving dinner and festivities were a blast!  Now it’s back to school and reality for a little while again.   However, I did find some interesting T-day facts from this year’s holiday that might be rather eye opening.  Take a look!

 46.5 Billion
Preliminary estimate of the number of turkeys to be raised this year in Minnesota, the country’s largest turkey production state, followed by North Carolina (30 million), Arkansas (30 million) and Missouri (18 million)

7.11 Billion Lbs.
Total weight of turkeys produced in the U.S. last year, valued at $4.37 billion

750 Million Lbs.
Forecast for U.S. cranberry production in 2011

Average price per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, about 50¢ higher than during Thanksgiving 2010

38.2 Million
Number of travelers planning to drive to their destination, up 4 percent from last year, constituting 90 percent of all Thanksgiving travelers

706 Miles
Average distance Americans will travel this Thanksgiving holiday, down 13.5 percent from last year

152 Million
Number of Americans planning to visit stores during Black Friday weekend (the Friday, Saturday and Sunday following Thanksgiving), up from 138 million last year

Average amount consumers spent during Black Friday weekend in 2010, with total spending reaching 45 billion


HAHA. Yikes!  Talk about a nation of consumerism!

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