• Semaj Moore

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

    Semaj's Bio:
    I have a massive love of writing. I also have a massive love of experience, and amazing times with other people. Being heavily active on campus, I am able to be involved with different groups and their experience. I am excited to document my best times, and invite you to that experience.

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

How I Feel

Something hasn’t hit me yet and it’s scary.

This past Tuesday was the first day of my last semester here at the College of St. Scholastica. In just four months, I will (hopefully) accomplish something my father hasn’t accomplished or my mother. In fact, I will accomplish something many members of my family haven’t accomplished yet, and that’s graduating college. It has been an extremely hard road, and I can say with full honesty: I don’t know how I got here.

I remember walking through these doors back in 2013 as an FYDP (First-Year Development Program) student. I remember having so much insecurity because I felt like I didn’t belong. At the time, I was going through a lot personally and my high school grades along with my ACT scores were not the best. With all this worry, I was entering an atmosphere that was completely foreign to me. I had to make new friends, new ambitions, and a new courage.

I have done so much here that it makes my brain hurt thinking about it. I’m a little ashamed to admit that the main driving force of my success here has been fear. Being a first-generation student is so terrifying, at least for me. There were many times I wanted to fail. There were times when I was convinced that I would fail. Last semester, none of my grades were below a B+. I honestly don’t know how I got here, but I’m proud that I did.

It will definitely take me four months to realize what’s truly happening.

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