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Emily Gilbert
Papillion, NE | Biology and Chemistry
Staying in the Omaha area was an important factor for Emily Gilbert when choosing where to attend college. “My parents raised me here, and they still live here,” she said. The Papillion-La Vista High... Learn More »
Dazjae Grayson
San Tan Valley, AZ | Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Two years after attending college in Kansas and transferring to a community college in Arizona, Dazjae Grayson was looking for another university to earn her bachelor’s degree. “I wanted to be... Learn More »
Dmieflur Hunter
Bellevue, NE | Occupational Therapy Doctorate
Three years into his undergraduate degree in computer science, Dmieflur Hunter realized he wanted to do something different. “I had a friend who introduced me to occupational therapy,” Dmieflur said... Learn More »
Nancy Rodriguez Sanchez
Kansas City, KS | Spanish Secondary Education and Special Education
Nancy Rodriguez Sanchez thought she’d never be able to attend college. She began to research her options during her sophomore year of high school. “It got dark quickly,” she said. “There weren’t many... Learn More »
Chloe Inhelder
Aurora, CO | English
Chloe Inhelder was still on the fence about potentially running in college when College of Saint Mary cross country coach Derek Fey contacted her. Fey encouraged the Colorado native to visit the... Learn More »
Arlene Orr
Omaha, NE | Legal Studies
Life happens. But that hasn’t stopped Arlene Orr from working to earn her degree in legal studies from College of Saint Mary. The part-time student, who is also minoring in business, is scheduled to... Learn More »
Precious Awopetu
Kansas City, MO | Occupational Therapy Doctorate
As an undergraduate, Precious Awopetu was pursuing a degree in nursing when he met a friend who was studying to become an occupational therapist. “I was intrigued,” he said. “I did my research about... Learn More »
Brooke Wigdahl
Omaha, NE | English and Legal Studies
Brooke Wigdahl entered College of Saint Mary as an English major. “I didn’t have a real direction in what I wanted to do,” the junior from Omaha said. “I just knew I loved English throughout high... Learn More »
Jenny Phelps
Omaha, NE | Master of Arts in Teaching
Jenny Phelps was only weeks into her first semester of classes to become a physician assistant when she realized it wasn’t the right career for her. While her husband earned his physical therapy... Learn More »
Brenna Timewell
Santa Cruz, CA | Nursing
Brenna Timewell, 32, was living in a rented bedroom with her two children and a dog while working full-time and trying to go to school in California. She thought there had to be a place where she... Learn More »
Madeline Krause
Omaha, NE | Biology and Chemistry
Madeline Krause’s high school honors physical science teacher was passionate about the environment. “It sparked my interest,” the College of Saint Mary junior said. Madeline, double majoring in... Learn More »
Faith Kozisek
David City, NE | Biology
Faith Kozisek clearly remembers the day she was surprised with College of Saint Mary’s prestigious Marie Curie Scholarship at David City Aquinas High School. “I was overwhelmed with gratitude. It got... Learn More »
Timothy Siragusa
Omaha, NE | Masters of Arts in Teaching
Timothy Siragusa had worked his entire career in the restaurant industry until the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020 forced him to look in another direction. He began working as a paraprofessional... Learn More »
Cynthia Meyer
Omaha, NE | Humanities
Cynthia Meyer was taking classes part-time at a local community college when she realized she needed more if she was going to finish a degree. So, she transferred to College of Saint Mary. “I felt... Learn More »
Chyna Delker
Hastings, NE | Nursing
Chyna Delker was sitting with her father during his Stage 4 esophageal cancer treatment when he fell asleep. While he slept, the then-high school senior visited with another patient who was sitting... Learn More »