• Fatima Alwan

    Fatima Alwan

    Class of 2012
    Hermantown, MN
    Biochemistry and Biology

    Fatima's Bio:
    I’m a junior majoring in Biochemistry and Biology. I love being involved on campus. Our community is welcoming and full of opportunities for everyone. I’m the co-president of our school’s Amnesty International chapter, and the Editor in Chief of The Cable, the school newspaper. I tutor and mentor through Student Support Services. I am also a Chemistry lab and Dignitas teaching assistant. I’m very passionate about human rights and never afraid to be myself. I find that I am able to freely express myself through the activities I’m involved in.

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Halle Nystrom

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

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

Advice for Freshmen

As a freshman entering college, I can honestly say I wasn’t all that nervous. Both my brother and sister attended Scholastica at the time, so I felt well prepared to begin the education that really mattered to me, as well as to get involved with clubs and groups on campus.

I realize that not everyone can be this lucky!

So here’s some advice I can give to incoming freshmen that are completely brand spanking new to the college as well as the Duluth community.

-The best way to meet people is to join clubs! Pick a few clubs that interest you, attend some meetings, and I guarantee it’ll be a rewarding experience. We have such a variety of organizations on our campus, you’re bound to find something that piques your interest. To me, meeting people in clubs often allows you to skip the prerequisite of screening new people for similar interests ;).

-Study study study! Being a tutor, too often do freshmen come in frazzled towards the end of the semester, desperate to bring their grades up. College is hard! And depending on your major, often classes will require a lot more studying and time dedication outside of class in order to learn the material and succeed in the course. So don’t underestimate their difficulty, and be prepared by studying and doing work on time.

-Explore! Although Duluth is small, there’s a lot of cool things to do around here (see a later blog post for a list of these cool things). The setting is ideal for people who like to be outdoors, and even our campus is conducive to this; go explore the trails behind the school! It’s a great way to unwind and get exercise.

-Take advantage of all that you are offered. You’ll find in college that there are many choices, and there usually isn’t your mom looking over your shoulder to help you make them. I’d encourage freshmen to explore their possibilities to learn about themselves and zone in on what really fits with them.

Hopefully this can help ease someone’s anxiety about starting school! College is intimidating, but Scholastica is small and intimate, and this makes it easy to become adjusted.

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