• 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

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Katelyn Gehling

    Junior
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Jin Baek

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

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Jason Chavez

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

Open House!

Today is open house at the school and lots of new fresh faces will be there to explore campus and determine if it fits their college needs.  It doesn’t feel like so very long ago that I was at one of Scholastica’s open houses!  haha.  I still remember it…that I thought I would never end up in Duluth, how deserted the campus was (since I toured it in the summer), and how musty and ornate Tower Hall looked for a first time viewer.  Let me tell you, at first I never imagined going to a school like Scholastica.  I envisioned myself going to a big D1 or D2 school and submerging myself in the shuffle of a huge population of students.  However, after doing a little soul searching (and being offered a nice scholarship from Scholastica’s wonderful funding), I gave in and decided to attend.

It was a great decision.  Although there have been many times that I have wanted to quit and just leave this school forever during the past 4 years, it has truly been a place to call home.  The professors give you the one on one attention and help that you need in your classes, treating you like your degree matters to them and they want you to succeed.  The on-site administrative staff are awesome and are always willing to help you in whatever way they can.  Heck, the admissions staff aren’t too bad either! 😉  I have learned so many lessons, both good and not so good, throughout my years and feel much more prepared to enter the world now that I have experienced life in this way.

My younger brother will be at the open house today, hopeful that the college is right for him and that he can follow in my footsteps as a Saint Scholastica student (and hopefully, fingers crossed, graduate).  I am excited to see how he responds to the information he receives today and hope that he does what I did: sees the future with both eyes wide open, not shutting out the possibilities.

Happy Sunday everyone!

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