• Emily Nelson

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN

    Emily's Bio:
    I am a senior majoring in communication and minoring in photography. The College of St. Scholastica has been a great place for me to be throughout my college journey. I am fascinated by the world and am currently studying abroad at Regent's University London in England. I live for the little things and the adventures I stumble upon everyday. In my free time I enjoy practicing yoga, listening to and writing music, taking pictures, and exploring.

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Halle Nystrom

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

A Different Kind of Community Day

My Community Day differed from most on campus, I am sure. I spent the morning at the orthodontist in Rochester, Minnesota, my home town. After my appointment, I met most of my family for brunch at the local Panera Bread. I saw it as an opportunity to catch up and reestablish my everlasting community I call family. After brunch, I got on the road and headed towards Duluth. For my Media, Race, and Gender course, I was required to attend two sessions of the UMD Summit on Equity, Race, and Multiculturalism. I heard presentations from representatives of the nonprofit organization, ‘Unspoken Voices,’ and Rosa Clemente. It was an eye opening experience. Although I was not volunteering or giving back to the community in the same sense that many of my peers were, I learned a great amount about the issues inhibiting equality in our country. Even if it may begin on the smallest of levels, I am inspired to establish change and transformation in the way in which our society has socialized us to act in regards to issues of racial and gender barriers. I may not run for vice president, become an organizer of a movement, or speak to audiences across the nation, like Rosa Clemente does, but I do have the power to transform the way I think and act in my society.


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