• Dina Clabaugh

    Dina Clabaugh

    Career Counselor
    Littlefork, MN
    BA Public Health, UMD. MS College Counseling & Student Development and Rehabilitation Counseling, SCSU.

    Dina's Bio:
    Whether I am helping a student take the next step after college, facilitating a career workshop or organizing group runs through the trails over the noon hour, I am always working, playing and living well in the great north woods. I came to Duluth and St. Scholastica four years ago. I adore the big city life and still love playing in it, but most of the time I am enjoying the woods and all the beautiful things northern Minnesota has to offer. Connect with me on LinkedIn and follow me on Twitter and Pinterest.

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

Living in Duluth rocks.


I knocked this post out last week on dinaDuluth, but I think it resonates with anyone interested in Scholastica and Duluth in general. It is such a beautiful city. There is so much to do and see. The community is genuine, healthy and happy. And the Lake hugs you every single day.

My first experience living in Duluth was in 1997 and I was a student at UMD. I’d knock out daily runs on the Lakewalk and while I scurried around the little crowds of tourists I would think, “Wow…I am living in a city that people travel to for holiday.”

That is special. And my love for this amazing community has only grown stronger over the years. I adore Scholastica and feel very blessed to work here.

If you haven’t visited Duluth (and Scholastica), you must. If you haven’t lived here, you should.

Happy summer everyone. It is here.:)


My dinaDuluth post:

Duluth loved us up last weekend. Smooch! My cousin Missa’s visit was a fun excuse to skitter around even more than usual. The nice weather and buzz of Homegrown enhanced our bounce around town. It went a little something like this…

We kicked off the weekend with Swirl Duluth at Chester Creek Wine Bar on Friday night. Enjoyed great wine education while swirling with friends. Closed the evening with a late dinner at Zeitgeist. Best mussels in town.

Saturday we hit spin at Evolve Duluth and then a fab run on the Lakewalk. The lake was like glass; Canal Park spinning with tourists. It was beautiful.

Lunch at Lake Avenue Café was the first opportunity Mis and I had to catch up on girl and Ras (family) stuff. The chit chat was goooood, the swiss chard strudel amazing! Afterward we hit Blue Heron Trading Company and Waters of Superior before skittering over to Duluth Coffee Company to catch them before closing. It was Missa’s first visit toDuluth Coffee and she eagerly purchased one of the mugs she had been enjoying at our house. Mis, thinking of you as I snagged mine from the cupboard this morning. I also pulled out my Victorian tea set last night.😉

Then off to Fitger’s! We cruised around Duluth Kitchen Co. and newly remodeled Andi’s Closet. (The store looks so modern chic, Andrea!) We almost splurged on tea kettles…I’ve still got my heart set on the copper one.

After trying on a ridiculous number of sporty skirts and more at Trailfitters we snugged up to the bar at Brewhouse for (of course) good brew and a light appetizer…as well as fun chit chatter with locals and tourists.

Before finally returning to the woods to dance in the kitchen, we hit Duluth Running Co. Mis purchased new tenners and I got a cute top. Despite us showing up at closing time the staff were super friendly and eager to help us find the perfect gear. Thanks team!

I asked Mis to text me the New Balance model she purchased and she responded with a pic. They are striking-a-pose so I must include. I think they are on the washer. Cute. And they already look worn. That’s my girl! 😉


We ended our Duluth play with a 2-hour spin at Evolve (kick butt) and a well-deserved and yummy breakfast at the  Duluth Grill. Mike and I love sharing an omelet with a pancake. The cakes are buttermilk but they are very wholesome…must include whole wheat and/or buckwheat flours. I’m going to inquire next time we’re there. Delish!

No shortage of adventure in our weekend…right up to the very end…cruising the dirt roads near McGregor searching for the Kuzma hunting shack. What a hoot! My cheeks still hurt from all the giggles…and tears. Thanks for a beautiful weekend family, friends and beautiful Duluth. You are all so lovely and I am blessed to share my days with you.

xo dina

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