•  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.

  • News

    June 20-24, 2016 is Minnesota Private College Week, a chance for hundreds of prospective undergraduate students and their families to visit Hamline and Minnesota's 16 other private colleges across the state. Feel free to offer a friendly Piper greeting when you see these tour groups walking across campus this week.

    Looking for something to jazz up your summer? Come to the Summer Solstice Jazz Evening on Tuesday, June 21 at 4:30 p.m. on the Anderson Center patio with performances by the Hamline Jazz Combo and Debbie Duncan.

    The Sexualities and Gender Diversity Initiatives Office is still looking for student, faculty, and staff volunteers to represent Hamline at our Twin Cities Pride Festival booth or in the Pride Parade on Saturday and Sunday June 25-26, 2016.