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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 »
Andre Saldana
Moreno Valley, CA | Master of Physician Assistant Studies
After earning his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of California-Riverside, Andre Saldana was unsure which career path to take. His parents wanted him to go to medical school to... Learn More »
Kaylie Ratzlaff
Papillion, NE | Kinesiology and Exercise Science
While Kaylie Ratzlaff wanted to play collegiate soccer, she needed to prioritize her education. “I wanted to make sure I could balance school first and soccer second,” she said. “Because I won’t be... Learn More »
Rachel Cushing
Council Bluffs, IA | Pre-Health, Biology
Rachel Cushing’s two older sisters played soccer at the collegiate level. It seemed likely she would, too. “I grew up with it my whole life,” she said. But a phone call from College of Saint Mary... Learn More »
Abbie and Kylie Anderson
Omaha, NE | Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Business
Sisters Abbie and Kylie Anderson have played soccer since they were 3 years old, but never on the same team. That is until Abbie followed her older sister to College of Saint Mary after graduating... Learn More »
Savannah Armendariz
Omaha, NE | Pre-Med: Human Biology
Savannah Armendariz wants to go to medical school. “I really enjoy learning,” she said. “I just wanted to take my knowledge and really put it to good use.” The College of Saint Mary junior and human... Learn More »

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