• 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!

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

College Recollections: Day 3

Monday.  In the world of graduating Education students, Happy Mock Interview Day!  Today we all have mockies to practice our interviewing skills for a real future interview, hopefully with our ideal district.  Interviews are one of those experiences where you cannot prepare fully for what you will be faced with (no interview runs a cookie-cutter way each time).  The interviewer can essentially ask whatever they want, and it is the interviewee’s job to answer with the least amount of anxiety.  In my opinion, the best way to prepare for these interviews is to remember who you are, what your goals are for your job, and more than anything just relax and be calm for when you enter the room.  Be confident in who you are and in your education…that’s why you are receiving the degree!

Today, one thing that I am paying homage to in terms of my time here at Saint Scholastica is:


I don’t know what I would have done without these folks!


  • Late night emails asking questions about the assignment supposedly due the very next day
  • 4:00 am bus rides to Brooklyn Center for diversity experiences (aka classroom bonding time)
  • Painting murals as a class on Saturday afternoons
  • Hugs for successes…and failures
  • Altering assignment deadlines and requirements after seeing stressed out students
  • Having parties to fit the “finals” requirement
  • Challenging the class to do assignments we thought were IMPOSSIBLE and celebrating with us when they were completed

I hope to continue to see all of my wonderful teachers as I become one myself.  Thank you for all you have done!



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