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Mark Zinke

Tuesday July 21, 2020

VCSU alumnus Mark Zinke ’16 spends his days teaching in the gym and coaching on the field. By night he is busy designing and selling gear to people who are proud to represent their North Dakota roots. Tell us about yourself. I live in Mandan with my wife, Steph, and son Liam (20 months). I am a physical education teacher ...

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Liv Borchers

Friday March 20, 2020

Hometown Mandan, N.D.  Studying Elementary education with an ELL endorsement  Favorite class Any class taught by professors Joan Klein or Joan Aus  Favorite spot on campus Viking Learning Commons  Best part of living in the Valley City area The small-town atmosphere! Some people may be turned off by that notion, but I love it — everyone knows everyone, and it's ...

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Ethan Rasset

Tuesday February 25, 2020

Hometown Barnesville, Minn. Studying Fisheries and Wildlife Science Favorite class Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife. The class delves into societal views of natural resource work and has generated thought-provoking discussion. Guilty pleasure song Anything by the Scorpions or Def Leppard Favorite spot on campus I spend 110% of my life in Rhoades Science Center. How did you end up ...

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Kylie Tucker

Tuesday February 25, 2020

Hometown  Brookings, S.D. Studying  Health sciences and chemistry with a Spanish minor Favorite food in the Caf Hands down — breakfast for dinner! Why do you love it here? The small class sizes keep me accountable and help me to be an engaged learner so I can get as much out of my education experience as possible. Favorite spot on ...

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Grace Gonzalez

Tuesday February 25, 2020

Meet Grace Gonzalez. This Florida native recently graduated from VCSU with a bachelor's degree in history education. Now she is headed to California with her husband to pursue their shared passion — teaching. What made you choose VCSU? Both the athletics program and the teaching program drew me in. The "home away from home" feeling was a bonus. Students and faculty ...

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