•  Tara Stephanson '09

    Tara Stephanson '09

    Bright future for Fulbright scholar

    Sisterly guidance
    My sister was extremely influential to me because I saw what an amazing and successful person she had become, and I wanted to follow in her footsteps.

    Best Hamline memory
    My year abroad was my most memorable year, but my best on-campus Hamline memory was living in the dorms my freshman year. We had an amazing sense of community.

    Favorite professors
    My German advisor Kari Richtsmeier tops my 'Best of Hamline' list. Without Kari, there is no way I would have received the Fulbright grant. And my faculty advisor Matt Olson did a fantastic job guiding me through my honors project.

    Fulbright plans
    I will be an assistant teacher and tutor in a German school I hope to further my German language skills and knowledge about the culture. I also want to make an impact on the students' lives and inspire them to spend time in the U.S.

    Future ambitions
    I intend to apply to graduate school to become a guidance counselor. I want to inspire students to follow their dreams.

    Advice from a winner
    Study abroad -- it helps you learn about yourself, your values, and your goals. Living in a different culture causes you to take an objective look at your life and future and reevaluate.

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    Join Hamline School of Business on Friday, April 21 for the fifth annual Community Economic Development Symposium, Itasca to the Bayou - Economic Development along the Mississippi. This day-long event is a powerful convergence of experts who have enacted real change along America's most prominent riverfront. Please register online.

    Bart D. Ehrman, best-selling author and distinguished professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will give a public lecture titled Misquoting Jesus: Scribes Who Changed the Scriptures and Readers Who May Never Know at Hamline. The event is free and open to the public on Thursday, April 20 from 7-9 p.m. in Sundin Music Hall.

    You are Beautiful Week, April 3-7, is designed to promote positive body image and awareness of individual and unique ways of self-expression. There will be four days of events: Building a positivity wall, movie night, special topic discussion: Genderless Fashion with a fashion designer as a special guest, and a scavenger hunt in the Mall of America.