The St. Kate's environment was what initially drew Sam to the campus. “When I first visited the campus, I instantly knew this was where I would be going to college. I love St. Kate’s because of how small and close-knit everything is. I grew up just outside of Hastings, and this campus reminds me of that place. The University gives off an unexplainable atmosphere that I can’t get enough of.”
“The focus is on academics, social justice and becoming leaders. You may find these elements at other places, too, but at St. Kate’s they’re strongly intertwined into daily life.”
Sam has greatly enjoyed her coursework at St. Kate's. “It’s hard to choose a favorite. Each class I’ve taken has been unique. Some of my favorites include art, piano and marketing. The classes I like tend to have a more creative focus, because I like being creative.”
Sam had been on the Dean’s List three times, and she earned a Valedictorian Scholarship.
She was a student ambassador for the Admission office, a math tutor in the O’Neill Center, and an orientation leader for multiple years.
When it comes to discussing her future plans, she said “We’ll have to see when it gets here!"
Her advice for students is to “Branch out, get involved and meet as many people as possible while you’re here. Networking is one of the main keys to success in any career in this day and age — and the more people you know, the more opportunities you have to succeed.”