• 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!

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    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)

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

Community: Getting Involved

Happy Community Day!  I hope everyone has been giving back to the Duluth community today through the many wonderful opportunities that Scholastica has created for us.  It is truly rewarding to work with those and need and help out where we live and learn.  Today, I spent my morning working in my practicum classroom for my education degree and taught my first lesson to this particular class of first graders.  I had a blast, they seemed to have a lot of fun, and I felt great that I was able to give back to the students! 

While Community Day here at Scholastica occurs twice during the course of the school year (once in the fall and once in the spring), celebrating the community should really be done much more frequently than this.  There are literally TONS of opportunities available to the public for helping others in the community and just being an active volunteer.  Not sure what these opportunities are?  I have listed some to get you started, along with additional links to explore further!

From Volunteer Match- http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/index.jsp?r=msa&l=55816 :

  • Prepare meals at a soup kitchen and homeless shelter
  • Raise money for food and support of pets at PETCO
  • Become a hospice volunteer for Allina

From The Courage Center- http://www.couragecenter.org/ContentPages/duluth_volunteer-ops.aspx :

  • Volunteering to help lead Power Wheelchair Soccer: Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 at Piedmont Elementary School
  • Help students with autism participate in Lego Robotics at Scholastica

From YMCA Duluth- http://www.duluthymca.org/giving/volunteer-opportunities :

  • Program volunteering (help with swimming lessons, Kid’s Club, etc)
  • Special Event volunteering (for one time races, runs, and events)

For volunteer opportunitiessponsored by United Way Duluth, check out http://www.unitedwayduluth.org/volunteer.aspx


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