• Jesse Heaton

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jesse's Bio:
    I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and am now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program here at CSS. I played on the baseball team at CSS for four years. I was also a statistics tutor and currently work as personal care assistant in Duluth. I love the outdoors, hunting fishing, hiking, etc. While being at St. Scholastica I have noticed the “family” atmosphere and I am truly enjoying every second of it.

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Halle Nystrom

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

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

Commitment To Learning

I consider myself a pretty good student. I finished my undergrad cum laude and have been doing very well throughout the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. However, I am by no means a perfect student and occasionally I do poorly on an assignment. This happened to me recently with a Neuro Screening and Management Examination group assignment (in case my mom and dad are reading this…I didn’t fail the assignment it was actually a low B). Anyways, Neuro is something I have a lot of interest in and I felt that we (as a group) put quite a bit of time and effort into the assignment and our grade did not reflect that. The professor who graded it left us with comments, but his comments did not appear to justify the grade we received either.

After discussing the assignment with my group members we decided it would be worthwhile to go in and talk to the professor who graded it. We were not trying to grade grub, we had accepted responsibility for the poor grade we received, but we were still looking for some clarification. Our professor kindly obliged to meeting with us after class. He took 30 minutes out of his day to sit down with us and go through the assignment and explain to us what he saw as he read through the paper. We were able to have a very respectful conversation on our misunderstanding of the detail that was expected from us. Overall the meeting went extremely well, it was nice to get that clarification we were looking for and all members of the group left having a better understanding of the entire situation. In my opinion, what made it worthwhile was that the professor made it a point to thank us for taking the time to reach out to him and go over the assignment. He complimented our commitment to learning, which is one of the professional behaviors we consistently follow throughout our time in the DPT program.

The takeaway is that college (undergraduate or graduate) professors are not out to get you, even if you have one you dislike. My experience with the professors at the College of St. Scholastica have been very good! There has always been an open door for communication and a mutual respect between myself and the professor. They all want you to succeed and they provide the opportunity and resources for you to do just that in their classes. Finally, if you do have a problem whether it is a bad grade on an assignment or test, falling behind in class, or just wanting some extra assistance you must accept responsibility of the situation and go talk to your professors. Don’t wait until a week before finals, make it a usual thing to stop by your professors office to say hello and discuss whatever is on your mind. When you show a commitment to learning it reflects very well on your character and your professors will certainly appreciate it.



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