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Meet Hope Ishizaka

Thursday April 18, 2024

In 2020, Hope Ishizaka, the oldest of five, boarded a plane in Honolulu, HI with her dad and flew across the Pacific Ocean to her new home at Valley City State University. Although she was supposed to visit campus before school started, the global pandemic upended that plan and the first step she took in North Dakota was when she ...

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Meet Scott Enyeart

Friday February 9, 2024

For Scott Enyeart, the history education program at VCSU was everything he could have hoped for. As a full-time paraeducator and coach, the online student appreciated the flexibility of the program and asynchronous class options that allowed him to complete his degree. Hometown: I am originally from Long Beach, Calif. but have lived in Bothell, Wash. the last 11 years. ...

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Meet Beth Mehus

Thursday February 1, 2024

Beth Mehus is a student double majoring in English and Communications who hopes to use her degrees to enter the field of publishing after she graduates. She is an incredibly valuable student in the language and literature department where she is a member of the English club and an editor for VCSU’s student literary arts journal, The Forge. Hometown: Finley, ...

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Meet Grace Reep

Thursday February 1, 2024

Since transferring to Valley City State University, history education major Grace Reep has become an incredibly valuable member of the VCSU community. She works hard to balance her academics and on campus job at Allen Memorial Library with the work she does as secretary of student senate and NDSA representative. Her hobbies include dyeing her hair, making jewelry, and crocheting. ...

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Meet Amber Kologi

Tuesday January 9, 2024

Amber Kologi is a dual science major focusing in the areas of Biology and Fisheries & Wildlife. The sophomore, who calls Rochert, Minn. home, gets to spend time in her happy place as student worker in the VCSU Greenhouse. [caption id="attachment_44273" align="alignright" width="550"] Amber Kologi standing next to a small portion of the Pothos wall[/caption] What attracted you to VCSU? ...

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Meet Tyler Manske

Tuesday January 9, 2024

At VCSU, Tyler Manske pursued a degree in music. He paused in 2015 to spend time narrowing down what he wanted to pursue. While working, Manske met Michael J. Glasgow, a talented North Carolina composer and conductor and struck up a conversation about their shared love, music. Without hearing Manske sing, Glasgow offered him a choir spot for a performance ...

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Cora Potts: Unveiling Excellence

Thursday December 7, 2023

Cora Potts earned her Bachelor of University Studies and an Art Minor from Valley City State University in December 2023. Finishing her degree will help her to work full-time in the Valley City Public Schools and work with students of all ages. Hometown: Bertha, MN High School: Bertha-Hewitt Public School Area of Study at VCSU: Bachelor of University Studies and ...

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Tatum Lundin

Monday November 13, 2023

Being a groomer started as a childhood dream for Tatum Lundin, ‘19. Her passion for softball led her to VCSU where she declared a business degree and began learning how to start and own a business which would someday become, The Spot Dog Grooming. What year did you graduate from VCSU? Give us a brief description of your new business. ...

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Neeleigh Wollenzien

Tuesday May 30, 2023

Neeleigh Wollenzien is a Health Science major who is also working on minors in Biology & Chemistry. The Towner, N.D. native plans to continue her education after graduating in the spring of 2024. Her ultimate goal is to earn her doctorate of physical therapy and get people back to being their best self. What attracted you to VCSU? My dad ...

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Meet Graduate Angeline Gannon

Monday May 8, 2023

  When Angeline Gannon was in sixth grade, she wrote a letter to her future self. She received the letter the day she graduated from high school and realized her sixth grade self had a vision for the future. “’You want to be a teacher when you grow up,’ was the message,” Gannon said. It resonated. From that point, Gannon ...

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