• 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

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

  • Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

Park Point Cookout

Every year the 2nd year DPT students host a cookout for the 1st year DPT students shortly after summer classes begin. We rented out a pavilion down on the scenic Park Point, grilled burgers and brats, brought all sorts of dishes from appetizers to fruit salads to peanut butter rice krispy bars and had little social.  This day gives us, as 2nd year students, a chance to meet the new students, get to know them, and answer any questions they may have regarding the course content or even about life in Duluth.

The DPT program does a nice job at making all new students feel welcome by giving them a 2nd year mentor. For example, since the new class is 48 strong, I have 2 mentees that I will be with this entire year. My job is to be a resource for these students, give them tips/ideas, advice on project topics, assist with anything professionally they may be struggling with, and even help them with anything they may need to make their transition into the DPT program a little bit easier. I recall as a first year student, just last year, how helpful it was to have someone to reach out to whenever. It is always tough being the new guy, especially in a graduate program where the expectations are so high. Little things like mentorships are what really make the DPT program at CSS stand out.

In case you were wondering, the cookout went well. There was plenty of food and I think the first years now feel a little more comfortable after asking questions, introducing themselves, and getting to know us, 2nd year students, a little bit better.

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