•  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

    Since 2010, the Office of Multicultural and Diversity Initiatives and Bush Memorial Library have collaborated on the Hamline Diversity Award. This cash award is given annually to an undergraduate student who demonstrates excellent facility with scholarly research materials to produce a project on a diversity topic. Nominations are now open from faculty, librarians, and students. Deadline is Thursday, March 9 at 5 p.m.

    Sexualities and Gender Diversity Initiatives is accepting nominations for the Merv Meyer/Jeff Nash Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a College of Liberal Arts junior or senior with financial need who is self-proclaimed gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender; and is actively involved in community service outside the classroom. Please submit nominations online, the deadline to submit is Friday, March 3, 2017.

    The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) will open the week of February 27. NSSE is a survey that helps higher education institutions understand how students are spending time in and out of the classroom, which guides decisions that will benefit Hamline students. Keep an eye on your emails first-years and seniors, your response will help improve the Hamline University experience.