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Connor Aanderud

Tuesday November 22, 2022

Connor Aanderud, senior, was interested in coding and computer science but wanted a smaller campus and educational experience. As he prepares to graduate in December of 2022, Aanderud reflects on the opportunities and skills he has gained as a student in the Computer Science and Software Engineering program at VCSU. Major: Software Engineering Hometown: Hillsboro, North Dakota When will you ...

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Dalvin Simmons

Friday November 18, 2022

Dalvin Simmons came to VCSU after hearing about our nationally-acclaimed education program. He is balancing work on the field as a football coach and off the field in one of our Education master's programs. Major: Master of Art in Teaching Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas When will you graduate? Spring of 2024 What are you studying and why? I chose to ...

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Lindsey Kiecker

Thursday November 3, 2022

Upon transferring to VCSU, Lindsey Kiecker was met with peers and professors who foster her passion for teaching. She is busy preparing for a career as a science teacher and hopes to one day pursue her Ph.D.   Major(s): Chemistry education, physics minor, STEM education certificate Hometown: Jamestown, N.D. When will you graduate? Spring of 2023 Tell us your story. ...

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Derek Bear

Thursday October 27, 2022

Derek Bear, a sophomore at VCSU, takes the term “busy” to the next level. Aside from studying Computer Information Systems, Bear works on campus in the IT department. His skills come in handy outside of VCSU as well working with a local technology solutions provider and executing livestreams for Valley City Public Schools’ sporting events. Bear fills any extra time ...

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Dual Credit Instructor Jamie Worden, ’19

Wednesday September 21, 2022

Jamie Worden, '19,  has taught art at Larimore High School for 13 years. For the past five years, she has worked with Valley City State University to offer dual credit courses in her classroom.  This September, she brought a group of students to campus to see what being a college art student was like for a day. Tell us a ...

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Gina Burtness

Monday June 27, 2022

Gina Burtness is heading into her 4th year at VCSU. During spring semester, the double major worked her way to the top as she took home first place in her human resources event at the Collegiate DECA International Career and Development Conference and Competition. Now Burtness is leaning in to her software engineering major this summer as she interns with ...

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Joe Wright

Wednesday June 22, 2022

Joe Wright always had a passion for becoming an entrepreneur, although at a young age he wasn't quite sure what that word meant. Now the VCSU grad operates both of his businesses out of a two bedroom apartment and uses his communication degree in every aspect of his work. Tell us a little bit about yourself . My name is ...

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Dr. Kyle Vareberg

Monday June 13, 2022

Dr. Kyle Vareberg, English and communication graduate believes VCSU allowed him to see beyond himself. Hometown: Valley City, North Dakota Grad year: 2012 Major: English Education and Professional Communication Tell us about yourself. Though I didn't move far to attend VCSU (roughly seven blocks), I knew when I got there that the school was right for me. While in school, ...

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Michaela Halvorson

Thursday June 2, 2022

Michaela Halvorson, biology graduate, took a newly offered hydrology course per her professor's recommendation. Little did she know, she would end up with a career as a surface water hydrologist. Hometown: DeLamere, North Dakota Grad year: 2016 Major: Biology Describe your current job and what you did to get there. After graduation from VCSU, I attended South Dakota School of ...

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Bonita Roswick

Thursday June 2, 2022

Bonita Roswick, biology education major, was worried about the transition back to school as an older than average student. Once she got to VCSU, those worries shed as she met many classmates who were always willing to lend a hand.   Hometown: Max, North Dakota Graduation year: 2012 Major: Biology Education What did you value most about your time at ...

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