• Courtney Stempinski

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Courtney's Bio:
    I'm an Elementary Education major at CSS. I also plan to minor in Spanish. Having done PSEO, I came to CSS with more than 60 credits. I'm part of Volunteers Involved Through Action (VITA), Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF), and other clubs! Dance has been part of my life for 10 years, and now I'm trying to fit it into my schedule again. I love spending time watching Supernatural and Once Upon a Time, and reading Harry Potter and other great books. I live in a suite with 3 other girls, and we are always finding something fun to do around campus!

  • Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Goodbye My Full-Time Summer in Duluth

It’s hard to believe it’s already been one week since I said goodbye to Upward Bound students and went to live at my actual house for the summer. I was working with the Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math & Science groups on campus for the past 6 weeks. During that time I acted as a sort of RA, mentor, and friend. These students are low-income high school students whose parents never went to college. The point of the program is to mentor, tutor, and support them towards their college goals. The summer program was a summer school setting, but after the kids were done with classes, us “Team Leaders” got to spend time with them! There was so many activities. We went rock climbing, baked fudge, went to Canal, attended speakers, etc. As a reward, the last week was a trip to the cities. We went to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the Guthrie, the Chanhassen, Valley Fair, the Big Yellow Candy Barn, etc. I grew really close to them over such a short time and I look forward to hopefully working with them next year. This was a really great experience for my teaching career because I never had an experience in leadership with their age group. One of the best benefits of this job also was that I got to stay on campus and I found this job through CSS, because it is part of CSS! There are so many jobs on campus even during the summer. A lot of my friends who stayed in Duluth work for ResLife or the GDR. I’m going to miss being able to wake up and just go to Park Point on a whim, or even ordering Pizza Luce at 1 in the morning. I’m going to make a few trips up to visit friends, but it won’t be the same. I can’t wait to move into Kerst and have my own little part of Duluth again!

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