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Meet David Woods

Friday April 16, 2021

By Garret Fettig, VCSU Student Writer Alaska and North Dakota alike boast freezing winters, beautiful scenery, and abundant natural wildlife, but Dr. David Woods noticed a difference all the same.   Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Woods flew into North Dakota for the first time in August 1998 to attend fall football practice at Valley City State University.   “I wore ...

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Madison Barndt

Thursday April 1, 2021

What year are you at VCSU? I am currently a freshman. What attracted you to VCSU? VCSU is the only school I actually applied to because as soon as I stepped on campus, I knew it was for me. Something about it just fit like a glove. It's beautiful, welcoming, and has an air of genuine dedication to its students. ...

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Rachel Baker

Thursday March 25, 2021

Year at VCSU  Sophomore  Major  Music Education.  What instrument do you play?  My primary instrument is the French horn.  What led you to come to VCSU?  The professors! Each and every one of them is excited about the material they teach and about helping you reach your goals as a student.  Why did you choose your major?  I always knew I was ...

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Garret Fettig

Wednesday March 24, 2021

Year at VCSU I'm a sophomore, graduating in spring of 2023 What led you to come to VCSU? I chose VCSU because I knew I wanted to attend a small university where it's easier to make connections and know people. I toured VCSU and felt that small community, family-like aspect for myself. I was also offered a really good scholarship ...

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Bailey Nelson

Tuesday March 23, 2021

Hometown Argusville, N.D.  Studying Art and digital design major, marketing minor  Activities Volleyball, Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), Art Club  What led you to study art and digital design?  I was in yearbook in high school where I found a love for visual communication like making layouts and working with fonts. Whether it be by hand, or by computer, I wanted my future career to involve creating visual concepts that could inform ...

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Kadie Anderson

Monday February 22, 2021

When did you graduate from VCSU? I graduated in 2019.  Where are you currently working? I’m a 9–12th grade math teacher at Linton High School.  What made you choose VCSU? I chose to attend VCSU because I liked the smaller campus. I also enjoyed how friendly everyone on campus was. It truly felt like a second home.   What do you think prospective students should know about VCSU?  ...

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Orin Rambow

Thursday February 4, 2021

What year did you graduate from VCSU? I graduated in 2019.   Where are you working right now? I'm currently attending school at Northwestern Health Sciences University, studying chiropractic.   Why did you choose to attend VCSU? I chose to attend VCSU because of the small school atmosphere. It appealed to me because it felt more like a family than a school. I always felt like the school actually cared about ...

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Peyton Halverson

Wednesday January 27, 2021

Tell us about yourself and how you chose VCSU.  I am from Cando, North Dakota. I graduated from high school in a class of 17 students, so I valued the small class sizes and tight-knit community that VCSU had to offer. I chose to attend VCSU after meeting with Dave Bass and Chris Johnson, a previous head coach of the ...

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Angeline Gannon

Monday January 25, 2021

Angeline Gannon never envisioned becoming a Viking as she approached high school graduation. But as she considered colleges, the Bismarck native decided to take a visit to VCSU’s campus on the urging of her dad – a VCSU alumnus.   “I had an amazing tour guide, and I fell in love with VCSU,” she said. “Driving back home I told my ...

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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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