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Marcus Santos

Thursday March 16, 2023

Marcus Santos ‘23, is building upon his associate's degree in exercise science by earning his bachelor's in strength and conditioning. At VCSU, he has taken his interest in biomechanics and kinesiology and put that to work in his practical experience as a student assistant both in and out of the classroom. Major: Strength and conditioning Hometown: Salvador, Brazil What year ...

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Shelby Kriewald

Monday March 6, 2023

Preparing for a career as a special collections librarian or archivist is easy for Shelby Kriewald. The senior who is a double major in History and English works in the Allen Memorial Library on campus where she is lucky enough to nurture her goals by working with the archives. Name: Shelby Kriewald Graduation Date: Spring 2023 Hometown: Fargo, N.D. Major: ...

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Chloe Anderson

Tuesday February 21, 2023

Meet Chloe Anderson, a transfer student majoring in Human Services who has discovered a passion for helping and supporting others. [caption id="attachment_36725" align="alignright" width="555"] Chloe and others in Student Senate sometimes attend monthly North Dakota Student Association meetings.[/caption] Name: Chloe Anderson Hometown: Sheldon, ND Major: Human Services Graduation Date: May 2025 What are your career goals or where do you ...

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Hannah Gordon

Friday February 10, 2023

Meet Hannah Gordon, a Medical Lab Science student who has enjoyed her time studying at VCSU and is looking forward to a rewarding profession in a growing career field. Name: Hannah Gordon Hometown: Park River, N.D. Major: Medical Laboratory Science Graduation Date: May 13, 2023 What brought you to VCSU? One of the main reasons that brought me to VCSU ...

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Alyssa Ames

Thursday February 2, 2023

Hometown Spiritwood, ND Major Social Science Education Graduation Year/Semester Spring of 2024  What attracted you to VCSU? I was interested in VCSU because of its small class sizes and the many opportunities to become involved on campus. Being able to connect with my peers and professors was important to me. I was interested in education, which VCSU is well-known for. ...

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Keaton Kvilvang

Thursday February 2, 2023

Hometown Cando, North Dakota Major Business Administration - Managerial Accounting and Finance Graduation Year/semester Spring of 2023  What brought you to VCSU? I would say that my family roots with VCSU had attracted me to the university, so I wanted to follow in their footsteps!  Why did you choose to study business? In my opinion, the field of business offers ...

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Tasha Piehl-Thomas

Tuesday January 24, 2023

Tasha Piehl-Thomas, ‘18, a business process integration management graduate, was encouraged by her professor to apply for an internship at Doosan Digital Innovation America (DDIA) during her undergrad. After she found the courage to apply, that opportunity led her down a road she is still traveling. Hometown: Marion, N.D. When did you graduate and what was your major at VCSU? ...

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Jacob Knapek: the Plant Guy

Friday December 9, 2022

by Garret Fettig, '23  As a high school student in St. Cloud, Minn., Jacob Knapek had no idea he’d spend his future days thinking about grass. Not just any grass — specifically, native prairie grasses. Though Minnesota is the Midwest’s most forested state, there’s more to their terrain than trees. Prairie once covered one-third of Minnesota’s 86,000 square miles. Today, less ...

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Meet Dr. Ryan Lorenz

Thursday December 8, 2022

Dr. Ryan Lorenz PT, DPT a 2007 graduate was prepared for grad school after receiving his health science degree from VCSU. Upon completing his Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Lorenz decided to head back to his hometown of Valley City where he now not only practices, but owns Mobility Plus Rehabilitation.   Describe your current job and what you did to ...

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Nothing is Impossible

Friday December 2, 2022

ND-ACES Profile: Dr. Hilde van Gijssel - Courtesy of North Dakota EPSCoR Research is the obvious focus for the ND-ACES project, but one professor is also well-known for her emphasis on developing students in the process of advancing research. Hilde van Gijssel, professor of science and also the ND-ACES principal investigator for Valley City State University (VCSU) is constantly in search ...

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