•  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

    A month after graduation, Mark Volker continues to soar over the competition. The Cambridge, Minnesota native, who graduated from Hamline University last month with a degree in biochemistry, has been named to the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors Association) Capital One Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Academic First Team.

    Please save the date for the installation ceremony and reception of Hamline University's 20th president, Dr. Fayneese Miller on Friday, October 2, 2015. More information regarding the installation and other inauguration events will be forthcoming.

    Next month, Hamline student and Miss East Bethel Ambassador Heather Rickbeil will travel to Minneapolis to participate in the Minneapolis Aquatennial Candidate Program and pageant.