• Hamline University Student Stories

    You want to make a difference in science. In business. In digital media. In psychology. In education.

    The possibilities are endless, and Hamline is dedicated to helping all of its students cultivate their best selves and open doors of opportunity by embracing an ethic of civic responsibility, social justice, and inclusive leadership and service.

    Read below how Hamline has impacted the lives of these Hamline students. Or, choose a Hamline school on the right to read more stories and learn how they made a difference with a Hamline education—and how you can, too.

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    Uniquely talented gymnast and NCAA Woman of the Year semifinalist Courtney Benson ’14 achieved what no other Hamline Piper has, all while excelling in finance and economics.

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    After a journey of 7,500 miles, three degrees, and two licenses, teacher Javnika Shah, MA-Teaching '11 finally found her true purpose in a fourth grade classroom.

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    Roland Lang MBA ’09 always knew he wanted a career in finance. Today, he is the finance leader for 3M's industrial adhesives and tape division.

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    Kevin Yang's '14 words have the power to evoke emotion and to inspire audiences. Today, he uses them to inspire young people to find their creative voices.

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    Desta Klein '99, co-founder of Meritage and Brasserie Zentral, serves up excellent food and hospitality and takes pride in her top-notch staff.





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    Undergraduate Programs

    Hamline has more than 50 undergraduate majors, minors, and certificates and fosters opportunities for collaborative research, internships, and studying abroad.

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    Graduate Programs

    Hamline offers a wide array of graduate degrees, licenses, and certificates in the areas of business, public administration, creative writing, and education.