• Laura Johnson

    Laura Johnson

    Senior Admissions Counselor
    Duluth, MN
    Communication’06; MBA ’11, St. Scholastica

    Laura's Bio:
    Hi everyone, welcome to my Follow Me page! My full name is Laurajae Johnson, but you can call me Laura. I have been a part of the Saints community for nearly ten years, as a CSS student (twice over), as an active member of our Alumni Board of Directors, and as a counselor on our fantastic Admissions team—I am St. Scholastica through and through! Hopefully this website will allow you to explore our College, meet fellow Saints, and see exactly what makes our campus truly unique. Looking forward to connecting with you all soon!

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Halle Nystrom

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

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

Fall in love with Fall

Duluth plays host to some of the most beautiful season changes in the state.

The transition from fall to winter is abrupt, and although lifelong Duluthians are accustomed to blizzard-like weather at any time of the year, the first snowfall always seems to take us a bit by surprise. Eventually, our entire city is coated in a powdery white, and winter outdoor enthusiasts bundle into their skis, skates, ‘boards, and snowmobiles to take advantage of the snowy scape. Me? I bundle into fleece pj’s, whip out my knitting needles, and count down the days ’til Christmas — while enjoying the snow from indoors.

Slowly (but surely) our winters melt into spring; bringing budding flowers, a glittery, cool Lake Superior, and the delicious anticipation of summer. If we’re lucky, spring  jackets are shed late-May and you may even spot some brave Duluthians sporting shorts and sandals in the beginning of June. We know that summer has officially arrived when the recognizable aroma of fresh cut grass and smoky barbecue wafts through the air on a nightly basis.

Despite summer’s beauty, and sometimes short appearance, I am never sad to see it end (my husband, a teacher, doesn’t always agree). Fall brings cool air, not winter-jacket-cool, but light-sweater-cool. Fall brings red, orange, and golden yellow leaves that emerge in the trees and sprinkle the streets. Fall brings Lakewalk runners, clad in long pants and tees, making little white puffs of breath during their early morning runs. Fall also brings Caramel Apple Spice ciders from Starbucks and Brach’s Mellowcreme Pumpkins in the grocery stores. Double yum.

Most importantly, fall brings new beginnings. It’s a time to feel reenergized and renewed and hopeful for…something intangible. It’s truly lovely.

Pretty soon, the colored leaves will fall for good and icier winter-jacket-cool air will permeate. Pretty soon, I’ll be digging out my boots and trying to find the lost partner to my one red mitten. Pretty soon, I’ll be staring at disbelief at the snow on the ground and the steely, gray frozen waters of Lake Superior.

But in the meantime, I’ll munch on some Mellowcremes and continue to fall in love with fall. It is the best season in Duluth.


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