• 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.

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Halle Nystrom

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

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

Home for the Holiday

Being a native of Illinois and living in Duluth 11 months out of the year can be difficult. With my family located near central Illinois, I usually only get to go home during the holidays. I don’t mind the 9 hour drive because I’m always so excited to get home to be with my loved one’s. I love Duluth and everything it has to offer me, however there is something about “home” that always stays with you no matter how far away you are.

For those who are from other states and/or a long ways from Duluth I realize that distance is a major factor in choosing a college. I consider myself a fair distance from home, but I don’t regret my decision to come to CSS one bit. I’ve made lifelong long friends, have a healthy relationship with a girl I love, explored and been on many north shore adventures, and am on track to graduate with my doctorate in physical therapy. The distance from home challenged me to grow up and become responsible while helping mold me into the person I am today. Distance is one important factor when choosing a school and not everyone can be hundreds of miles from home. If you are contemplating coming to CSS, but the only thing holding you back is the distance, I challenge you to give it a shot. Duluth is a very special place and the College of St. Scholastica is so welcoming to all and often becomes a second home for many.


I made this for my girlfriend for Christmas this year. If you can’t tell, it say “home sweet home” with the first “o” as the outline of MN and the second “o” as the outline of IL. Although HOME will always be where my family is in central IL, I’ve begun to develop a second home in Duluth.

I was taking a nice photo of the fireplace and stockings and my older brother wanted to be in it. Family is everything to me.

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