Area of Study:
New Brighton, MN
Why did you choose St. Scholastica?
What brought me to St. Scholastica was the nationally recognized baseball team. They have a great group of coaches and the team is extremely close compared to other colleges. When I took a visit it finalized my decision; the campus life was like no other school and I've always liked the city of Duluth.
Why did you choose your major?
I chose my major because I gained an interest in economics during my first two years of college. I came to school undecided on a major, and after completing some classes, I decided to go along that route.
Do you participate in any extracurricular activities; if so, why?
I am currently the second baseman on our nationally ranked baseball team. This was the main reason I came to school here. If it wasn't for the great team and coaching staff, I would not have even enrolled at St. Scholastica. I am also involved in many intramural sports such as football, kickball, volleyball, and bowling, which are all run by campus rec. The main reason I participate in these intramural sports is to meet other people and to have something to do on weeknights away from school and work.
What's your favorite class? And who is your favorite professor?
My favorite class so far during my time at St. Scholastica would have to be Macroeconomics with Tony Barrett. The material I learned in this class not only kindled my interest in Economics, but taight me a lot about what is happening in our economy today during these rough times.
My favorite professor would have to be Tony Barrett. He is like no other teacher in the way he can get material across while bringing current events into his lectures. He is easy to talk to and is very knowledgable.
How do you have fun in Duluth?
Canal Park has many great places to eat, along with a lot of great places to chill when the weather is nice in the spring and fall. In the winter I get out and do a lot of ice fishing throughout the Duluth area. Many winter activities are available to students in Duluth, and the weather isn't as bad as most people think.
Advice for prospective students?
My advice to prospective students would be to have fun and enjoy your time here, but learn and network with the many people you will meet throughout your years. The relationships you build here will last a lifetime.