Kendall Archer

Hometown: Draper, Utah
Major(s): Philosophy and literature with a writing emphasis
Minor(s): Political science

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: There’s way too many small memories that come together to define my time at Saint Mary’s to choose a single moment, but my favorite experience that I have had would be the women’s soccer trip to the United Kingdom my freshman year. It was incredible to play British teams and travel Europe with my team and coaches. I had never had the opportunity to go abroad at that point, and Saint Mary’s allowed me to do that for the first time with 20 of my best friends.

Plans after graduation: I’m attending George Washington University School of Law in Washington, D.C. Following law school, I hope to work in the public sector, and hopefully one day as a judge.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: I am so incredibly grateful for the faculty, staff, administrators, classmates, teammates, and friends who have made my last four years incredible. I had no idea what to expect moving across the country to Minnesota, and Saint Mary’s has exceeded all of my expectations.

Stephany Beck

Hometown: Oshkosh, Wis.
Major(s): Marketing and entrepreneurship double major

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: There are so many great memories at Saint Mary’s, it’s hard to choose just one. Here are a couple: winning the Elevator Pitch Competition my freshman year, TechStars StartUp Weekend, Winter X Games, multiple RA hall programs (Bad Art Night, Galentine’s Day, Turkey Toss), and ice cream trips to the Penguin Zesto!

Plans after graduation: After graduation, I hope to work in marketing and business development, preferably for an entrepreneurial start-up company.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: Saint Mary’s is such a special place! I am greatly going to miss the bond of the close-knit community. I appreciate all of those a part of the community, especially the Business Department faculty, past/present RA team members, and close friends, all who have helped guide my interests, education, and future career goals. Lastly, a special thank you to my adviser, Dr. Christine Beech, for her continuous guidance, support, and mentorship — you are the best!

Erin Ciconte

Hometown: Melrose Park, Ill.
Major(s): Digital media and journalism
Minor(s): Business

Favorite Memory at Saint Mary’s: My favorite memory at Saint Mary’s was my social media internship with the Marketing and Communication Office. I was able to interview and do photoshoots with different students on campus for the @smumn Instagram!

Plans after graduation: My plans for after graduation include job searching and traveling post-COVID.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: I am so thankful for everyone I met in these past four years, but would especially like to thank Dean Beckman for not only being one of my favorite professors, but also my adviser.

Connor Cornell

Hometown: St. Louis Park, Minn.
Major(s): Management and international business

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: Comeback win against Concordia in baseball.

Plans after graduation: Working in risk management and compliance for U.S. Bank. I’ll see where the road takes me from there! My dream is to have the ability to do whatever I may please at that specific moment.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: A special thank you to professor Shelly McCallum Ferguson, professor Hefel, TJ Oakes, and my family for helping provide an extremely positive college experience!

Anna Dale

Hometown: Cottage Grove, Minn.
Major(s): Musical theatre
Minor(s): Dance and leadership

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: One of the most favorite memories I have at Saint Mary’s is living in Hillside sophomore year and watching movies in the classroom. We would fire up the projector and have our own little movie theater. I also have to throw in my semester abroad in London with the junior theatre class as a favorite memory; we saw so much theatre and were able to bond so much over the course of four months.

Plans after graduation: Currently, the theatre industry is on hold, however, I plan to go back to the Twin Cities and start auditioning for companies once everything is safe to open back up. Eventually, I would love to move to Vancouver to start an acting career there!

Message to Saint Mary’s community: The community at Saint Mary’s has been one I have been honored to be a part of; the faculty and staff care so much about the students and our success, which is prominent in any classroom. The people and connections I have made throughout the last four years are ones that I hold near and dear to my heart.

Bridget Finley

Hometown: Estherville, Iowa
Major(s): Spanish Education
Minor(s): Chemistry

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: It’s so hard to just pick one! One of my favorite memories is participating in and winning trivia nights with my friends. I also have loved going to the Christmas candlelight services, the benefit dances, and working on the art project with my roommates this year!

Plans after graduation: After graduation, I will be starting my teaching career as a high school Spanish teacher at Martin County West in Sherburn, Minn.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: I am grateful for all the Saint Mary’s faculty and staff who have guided and taught me these last four years. I especially want to thank the Spanish and chemistry professors, because I would not be who I am today without them. I have learned so much from all of you!

Sarah Hardy

Hometown: Hastings, Minn.
Major(s): Psychology
Minor(s): Criminal justice and leadership

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: It’s hard to think of just one memory that stands out throughout my four years here. One of my favorite memories was the paint party we had during our welcome week where there was a DJ and these huge tubs of paint that we got splattered with throughout the night. I would also say the Chamber Singers 2020 Colorado Tour was a highlight of my Saint Mary’s experience because we were able to sing at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre and I got to hike the Manitou Incline.

Plans after graduation: After graduation, I will be starting my career with RADIAS Health in Saint Paul, Minn., as a mental health practitioner. In this position, I will work with other mental health professionals to assist clients who are transitioning out of residential mental health treatment centers. While I don’t think I have a “dream job,” I do have a long-term goal to go to grad school after being in the field for a few years and gaining experience with mental health!

Message to Saint Mary’s community: I appreciate all the faculty and staff who have helped guide my education and future career. I especially want to thank Dr. Mr. Sorvaag for his development of the leadership minor and commitment to students both in and out of the classroom. I would also like to thank my roomie of four years, Anna Dale, and Dr. Carlson for helping me find my passion in psychology. To faculty and staff at Saint Mary’s, thank you for caring about your students and making them feel like they have a home here. Shoutout to my psych nerds — we made it! And finally, thank you to Mike Hagarty for allowing me the freedom within my internship to create and grow professionally while still having fun 🙂

Jennifer Honsa

Hometown: Maplewood, Minn.
Major(s): Theatre: technical design
Minor(s): Dance

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: Favorite Saint Mary’s memory would be working on roughly 20 productions in the Page Theatre.

Plans after graduation: I will be attending Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London getting an M.A. in collaborative theatre production and design.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: Thank you to the theatre/dance faculty for believing in me even when I didn’t.

Brianna Jacobson

Hometown: Sycamore, Ill.
Major(s): Elementary education
Minor(s): Spanish

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: I do not have just one favorite memory, so here are a couple of my favorites; TEC/LIFT retreats, late night walks on campus with friends, cross country skiing in the bluffs, going to World Youth Day, and ed major get-togethers.

Plans after graduation: I will be a first grade teacher at St. Dennis in Lockport, Ill.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: I would like to say thank you to all of the education professors. You have supported me and helped me grow in so many ways. The teacher I will be is because of all of you. Specifically Dr. Karen Sorvaag for being my biggest supporter and listener. Mr. Rodney Schwarz, thank you for the laughs and talks about the Cubs. Dr. Scott Sorvaag, I will always remember that I am loved because of you.

Claire King

Hometown: Red Wing, Minn.
Major(s): Elementary education
Minor(s): Psychology

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: So hard to pick just one! I have enjoyed going to hockey games, having bonfires in the bluffs with friends, and being on the swim team.

Plans after graduation: I plan on starting my career as a teacher!

Message to Saint Mary’s community: I am so thankful for all of my professors (especially in the Education Department) who have helped me learn and grow these last four years.

Elizabeth King

Hometown: Green Bay, Wis.
Major(s): Criminal justice
Minor(s): Psychology and self, society and the sacred IGEP minor

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: Getting to play Dungeons and Dragons, and getting to start D&D Club!

Plans after graduation: I will be continuing my education at UW-Milwaukee with a goal of a master’s degree in criminal justice. The ultimate dream is to get my Ph.D. and be a criminal justice professor.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: I want to thank all faculty for putting the time and effort into giving me a quality education and for always pushing me to be the best possible student and person I can be. I especially want to give Dr. Klosky a shoutout, as she has been there every step of the way for me, so thank you for all of the guidance you’ve given me! D&D Club members, thank you for helping me bring my dreams to fruition, I hope you continue having fun, and I can’t wait to hear about all of your future adventures!.

Ryan Krewer

Hometown: Wheeling, Ill.
Major(s): Musical theatre

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: My favorite memory will always be studying abroad in London during the fall of my junior year. Being able to see shows, produce a show on a West End stage, and learn how to really fend for myself in eight different countries during my time overseas will always have a special place in my heart.

Plans after graduation: I actually am heading to Savannah College of Art and Design for my MFA in performing arts, and in the long term, I would like to act on stage at a professional regional theatre in Chicago or New York.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: I would like to thank some faculty members for helping me throughout my four years here. The first is Dr. O’Shea and Lindsy O’Shea who both helped me gain a ton of confidence in my voice and my singing ability through vocal lessons, Concert Choir, and Chamber Singers. The second is the theatre faculty, specifically Walter Elder, for having enough faith in me to convince me to switch my major to musical theatre. Finally, I would like to thank an ex-faculty member, Brother Pat, for always believing in me and putting a smile on my face! Also, a shout out to all of my friends! Love you 🙂

Ethan Lacey

Hometown: Henry, Ill.
Major(s): Philosophy
Minor(s): Psychology

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: Traveling on the fan bus to Saint Paul, Minn., to cheer on the men’s basketball team in their playoff game against St. Thomas.

Plans after graduation: I will be attending graduate school at Wheaton College for their clinical mental health counseling program. I hope to eventually become a licensed counseling psychologist.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: Saint Mary’s is home to some of the best people I have ever met, which has made my college experience truly wonderful. I will miss my time as a student here!

Danielle LoMastro

Hometown: Wauconda, Ill.
Major(s): Finance; management

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: My favorite memory of my time at Saint Mary’s was when the Saint Theresa and Saint Peter’s Leadership Club brought in my favorite TedTalk speaker, Drew Dudley. I had been exposed to his TedTalk my sophomore year during orientation training where Anne Thurmer, former dean of Student Success, showed us his Lollipop Moment TedTalk. I instantly became invested in his leadership philosophy and the club managed to host him for an event. I was able to give him a tour of campus, have lunch with him, and introduce him with David French, my co-president. This was hands-down my favorite memory at Saint Mary’s.

Plans after graduation: I will be working in the senior living industry post-graduation. Within the next 3-5 years, I hope to become an executive director of my own assisted living and memory care community. I also hope to travel a little before life gets too hectic.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: To the business professors, thank you for pushing me beyond my expectations these last four years. You have all had a huge impact on my life. To Mike Hagarty, thank you for being my supervisor and mentor the last four years. You have taught me lessons regarding work and life, and I couldn’t have been luckier to have met you. To the senior class, I anticipate each of you reaching your goals — good luck.

Mary Loy

Hometown: Burien, Wash.
Major(s): Business communications

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: It was too hard to pick one specific memory, but some of my favorite memories at Saint Mary’s have been playing can jam on the weekends, going to hockey games, sitting around the fire at the golf house, roommate wars, bingo nights, finding random fake flamingos in our dorm, and making lifelong friends.

Plans after graduation: My plans for after graduation are to get my real estate license and start a career in real estate.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: I would like to thank the Saint Mary’s community for being so welcoming and allowing a West Coast girl to experience the Midwest. I am grateful to all the staff and faculty for helping me further my education and provide me with the resources to succeed throughout my four years here. Furthermore, I would like to thank Mike Hagarty for challenging me to expand my horizons during my internship with him as my supervisor. I would also like to thank my advisers, Professor McCallum and Dean Beckman, for being solid support systems and helping me with any challenges I came across. Another individual who impacted my time here at Saint Mary’s was Brother Pat. Brother Pat, I would like to thank you for your positivity, kindness, and of course, your jokes. We miss you! Lastly, I would like to thank Jack Hatton for being my biggest supporter and pushing me to be the best version of myself. Also, a huge shout out to my friend group of four years (SAFB/EDs Legends).

Jordan Meyers

Hometown: Eyota, Minn.
Major(s): Exercise science
Minor(s): Psychology

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: There are too many memories to just pick one, but some of my favorite Saint Mary’s memories have to do with hiking the bluffs, going to hockey and baseball games, hanging out with my volleyball and softball teammates, spending countless hours in the SLC trying to study with my friends, and going to Florida every year with my softball team.

Plans after graduation: Gain experience in the dietary industry through an internship or small clinical job, then attend graduate school to become a registered dietitian.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: I’d like to thank all the staff for making Saint Mary’s such an enjoyable place. All the maintenance keeping our campus beautiful and to all the professors for working with student athletes and their crazy schedules. Thank you to Dr. Debra Martin for being my academic and thesis adviser, for always believing in me and working with me through everything. To all my friends and teammates, I wouldn’t be who I am without you all and I’m so grateful Saint Mary’s brought us together! To all my professors, you all care about us not only as students, but as individuals, and I felt so welcomed all four years! Thank you for making my home away from home so special!

Jon Orvarsson

Hometown: Reykjavik, Iceland/Sioux Falls, S.D.
Major(s): Psychology

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: There have been so many good memories at Saint Mary’s that will stick with me forever, but the one that sticks out was freshman year when I was planning on transferring to a different school (already got accepted and got housing and everything) and all of my friends convinced me to stay because they didn’t want me to leave. Four years later, and it was the single greatest decision I have ever made. There have been too many memories to count, and I couldn’t see myself being anywhere else, so I owe it all to my friends.

Plans after graduation: I will be moving out to Boston this summer after accepting a job as an ABA classroom counselor at Melmark New England where I will be working with students ages 3-22 that have been diagnosed with different mental disorders. After working there for a year or two, I am planning on going to graduate school for clinical psychology.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: First and foremost, I would like to thank the Saint Mary’s staff that I have had the privilege to work with these past four years. Dr. Seebach, thank you for being my adviser and mentor all of these years; I don’t know where I would be without your help. The rest of the psychology professors, you guys were always willing to go above and beyond to make sure I succeeded in my classes and anything else I was doing. And lastly, Brother Pat, I miss you dude! You were like a friend to all of us guys at 362 and we loved seeing you around and hearing your above average jokes. My roommates at 362, you guys made me who I am today, so thank you. Oh, and can’t forget the greatest friend group in the world SAFB … we’re awesome.

Claire Patterson

Hometown: Marine on St. Croix, Minn.
Major(s): Math education
Minor(s): Leadership

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: My all time favorite memory from Saint Mary’s was getting to travel to South Africa my freshman year with the women’s basketball, fastpitch, and volleyball teams. It was a once in a lifetime trip where we got to play basketball against South African teams, host a couple basketball clinics, climb Table Mountain, visit Robben Island, go on a safari where we got chased by a rhino, went shark cage diving where I was inches away from a great white shark, and so many other incredible experiences. Aside from that trip, I’ve loved playing on the basketball team at Saint Mary’s, going to bonfires in the bluffs with friends, cheering on the different sports teams, and wearing my Zubaz every Friday around campus.

Plans after graduation: I will spend the summer working at a day camp and coaching an AAU basketball team before beginning my teaching career in the fall at Osceola High School. I’ll be teaching algebra 1, algebra 2, and geometry.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: Thank you for everything. My time at Saint Mary’s has been a time for learning and growth, and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without all of you. To the entire Education Department, thank you for not only teaching me how to be a great teacher, but for showing me how to be a great teacher as well. To Dr. Mr. Sorvaag, you inspire me everyday to be a leader and to use my life to make a difference. To the Math Department, thank you for the countless puzzles, jokes, tricks, dinners, lunches, songs, and all around fun times. You truly helped me embrace my love for math. To Joe Dulak, thank you for giving me the opportunity to grow as a PLA and tutor the last four years. Lastly, to all my teammates and friends that I’ve met, thank you for always being there for me through the ups and downs. I couldn’t have made it through these last four years without you. Here’s to many more memories in the future.

Emme Elizabeth Quandt

Hometown: Shawano, Wis.
Major(s): Biology and Spanish

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: It is hard to pick just one, but it would have to be having the opportunity to study abroad in Sevilla, Spain, for the summer.

Plans after graduation: In mid-June I will be moving to Phoenix, Ariz., where I will be utilizing both my biology and Spanish degrees at Mayo Clinic. I plan to stay at Mayo Clinic for a few years where I will then attend medical school to pursue an occupation as a trauma surgeon in rural areas.

Message to Saint Mary’s community:
#RIPSMUSWIM2020
I want to thank the Science Department and the World Languages Department here at Saint Mary’s. After all the homework, exams, COVID, and many tears shed, there were also hockey games, TAV Tuesday’s, some parties and lifelong connections made. Cheers to the Class of 2021!

Griffin Rades

Hometown: Shawano, Wis.
Major(s): Computer science
Minor(s): Math

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: Spending time in the community and on campus with friends. Whether it be hiking or a night out, my friends and I always have a good time.

Plans after graduation: Continue working and living in Winona as a software developer for Fastenal’s data integration team. I plan on living and working in Winona for the foreseeable future.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: The first picture is from our first weekend at Saint Mary’s freshman year, and the second picture is senior year fall semester. Both contain mostly the same group of people. Great friends and great professors made Saint Mary’s a great place to earn a degree.

Nina Reed

Hometown: Marengo, Ill.
Major(s): Elementary education (K-6)

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: Some of my favorite memories at Saint Mary’s include weekends spent with friends, going to sporting events, morning lifts with Matt Sagar, going to the golf house, student teaching, late nights with my roommates, and of course, working in the RAC every day.

Plans after graduation: After graduation, I will be teaching fourth grade at Crucifixion School in La Crescent, Minn. My long-term goal is to further my education through a master’s program and gain a higher degree in education.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: I would like to thank Saint Mary’s for providing me with an excellent education and giving me lifelong friends. I would also like to thank Dr. David Jackson and Dr. Melissa Luetdke for challenging me and seeing my potential when I didn’t. A big thank you to my cooperating teacher, Melissa Lambrecht, who was an excellent mentor, connected me with Crucifixion School, and showed me the type of teacher I want to become. Lastly, I would like to thank my family and friends, especially my parents, for being my support system these past four years. I am grateful for my time spent at Saint Mary’s and lucky to have been surrounded by people that gave me what I needed to succeed and grow as a person.

Yasmine Russell

Hometown: Chicago
Major(s): Public relations

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: Gosh, I have several! From attending hockey games Friday nights, going to baseball games, and attending game night at my friends dorms!

Plans after graduation: I plan on moving back to Chicago after graduation and finding a job in public relations, specifically in fundraising and/or campaigning.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: I want to thank my adviser, Dean Beckman. Thank you for your support and encouragement these past four years. I would like to thank all of my professors that have helped me along the way. Thank you for enlisting essential skills in me that will help me as I tackle adulthood. Lastly, I want to thank all of the friends I have made these past four years. Thank you for making Saint Mary’s such an amazing experience. The memories made will be cherished forever.

Elliott Rysavy

Hometown: Owatonna, Minn.
Major(s): Literature with a writing emphasis and Spanish

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: It’s so hard to choose just one, but some of my favorite memories at Saint Mary’s have been during our choir tours. It was so much fun getting to go to San Francisco, Germany/Belgium, and Denver with such a great group of people. I’m a little sad that we were not able to go on a tour this year due to the pandemic, but I am glad that I was able to finish out my four years here in the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers.

Plans after graduation: After graduation, I will be coming back next year to participate in the MAT program here at Saint Mary’s, eventually going on to teach English or Spanish at the high school level.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: I am so thankful for the opportunities which Saint Mary’s has given me, my awesome peers, and the excellent faculty and staff here! I would especially like to thank my advisers, Dr. Carolyn Ayers and Dr. Kyle Black, who have been there to guide me throughout my four years here. I am so glad that I came here to continue my education, and I am grateful to Saint Mary’s for shaping me into the person that I am today.

Hallie Schmeling

Hometown: Onalaska, Wis.
Major(s): Elementary education
Minor(s): Leadership, math endorsement

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: Four years of endless memories makes it hard to choose just one, but spending time in South Africa with my basketball and softball teammates will forever hold a special place in my heart. We saw beautiful scenery, hiked Table Mountain, toured Robben Island, savored local food, learned from the District Six Museum and our guide who lived through Apartheid, ventured on a safari, appreciated local artists’ work, and met the most amazing people.

Plans after graduation: After graduation, I will head straight into the teaching profession and continue to coach basketball, where I will learn from and with so many amazing kids. I hope to eventually impact lives in South Africa, prison, or an underprivileged area.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: My time at Saint Mary’s and the people I’ve spent it with has taught me a lot about the world and my place in it. Classmates, faculty, staff, thank you for your authenticity, vulnerability, and courage that has made this community what it is. There are a lot of conversations, stories, and memories I was privileged to be a part of thanks to all of you. I wish everyone the best moving forward, and I hope you are continually reminded of the ways in which we are all inextricably connected. I am deeply grateful for the ways you have shown me love, and as Dr. Mr. Sorvaag says, I hope you “take some time in slow and steady thought to reflect on the reality that you are loved.”

Brooke Shefchik

Hometown: Stevens Point, Wis.
Major(s): Biology/pre-physical therapy
Minor(s): Sports business

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: I have been given so many opportunities at Saint Mary’s that make my experience so memorable. From the leadership opportunities such as orientation leader, resident assistant, and a member of two S.O.U.L. trips, to days spent hiking with friends, the past four years have been filled with so many fun people and times! My time spent on the swim team brought so many fun memories and many learning experiences, going to Hawaii and having fun breaking school records rank among the top. Transitioning to the cross country and track teams was so fun as well! Time spent with friends holds many memories as well! I feel like it is cliché to say, but my time at Saint Mary’s has brought so many fun memories!

Plans after graduation: After graduation, I will be attending Concordia University-Wisconsin in Mequon, Wis., to continue my education as a member of their Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Once graduating from CUW, I hope to become a physical therapist!

Message to Saint Mary’s community: Thank you to the faculty of Saint Mary’s University who have always shown interest in each student as a person and wanting to develop a relationship with them. I want to thank my coaches, both swimming and track, who have believed in me and push me to not only be a better athlete, but person. Thank you to all my peers who have made Saint Mary’s the community it is!

Kris Shepard

Hometown: Crystal Lake, Ill.
Major(s): Literature with a writing emphasis major
Minor(s): Spanish and leadership

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: It’s difficult to pick one favorite memory at Saint Mary’s, but I know I’ll never forget playing in midnight frisbee tournaments, hosting Blue Angel concerts, running three years of NSOR and Welcome Weekends, and webcasting electrifying hockey and soccer game winners.

Plans after graduation: After graduation, I’ll be back in Winona for the fifth year program at Saint Mary’s where I will get a master’s in teaching. I hope to one day teach English at the high school level, but it would also be pretty cool to find a way to continue with play-by-play broadcasts.

Message to Saint Mary’s community: I am grateful for so many selfless professors, staff members, and students who have made an impact on my life while at Saint Mary’s, whether big or small. I want to recognize all of the professors of the English and World Languages Department, specifically Dr. Ayers for being my adviser and Dr. Black for his guidance with my Spanish minor and community service in the Saint Mary’s garden. I also want to thank Dr. Sorvaag, Dr. Charron, and Professor Beckman who introduced me to the leadership minor which has drastically changed the way I choose to approach each day.

Lela Petterson

Hometown: Maplewood, Minn.
Major(s): Music

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: The weekend late night study and movie sessions with Ivy and Nicole.

Plans after graduation: Continuing my education at Saint Mary’s next year in the Master’s of Arts in Teaching and Learning program. Long term, I’d like to teach orchestra in a middle school classroom.

Ivy Hunt

Hometown: White Bear Lake, Minn.
Major(s): Elementary education with a math endorsement

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: The weekend late night study and movie sessions with Lela and Nicole.

Plans after graduation: Teaching fifth grade at St. Jude’s of the Lake Catholic School in Mahtomedi, Minn. Long term, have my dream job lined up for next year.

Nicole Weninger

Hometown: Woodville, Wis.
Major(s): Studio art and literature

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: The weekend late night study and movie sessions with Lela and Ivy.

Plans after graduation: Doing the Master’s of Arts in Teaching and Learning program here at Saint Mary’s. Long term, teach in a high school classroom and do some freelance book cover designing on the side.

Kieran Walsh

Hometown: Saint Paul, Minn.
Major(s): Physics and Spanish

Favorite memory at Saint Mary’s: My favorite memory at Saint Mary’s was my study abroad semester in Alicante and all that it entailed. I made lifelong friends, only spoke in Spanish, and traveled throughout Europe by myself. It was definitely the most constructive six months of my life.

Plans after graduation: Start a family and have as many kids as possible. Hopefully I’ll do something great on the way; I’m not quite sure what I’ll do, but whatever it is I’ll do it to the best of my ability.

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