Seniors' Parting Thoughts


05/15/2018

The Class of 2018 reflects on the past and the future

One of the newest alumni traditions is the Senior Class Reception, a time for seniors to toast their accomplishments with friends, faculty, and staff and learn what it means to be an alumnus. 

As they created some final memories on the SAU campus, we asked them to share their memories and let us know what's next!

Welcome Our Newest Alumni

Class of 2018

It's our pleasure to welcome the Class of 2018 into the St. Ambrose University Alumni Association. It's been great getting to know you over the past four years, and we can't wait to see what the future holds!

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Faith Cingle
Major: Psychology and Sociology
Next Step: MSW in England
Favorite SAU Memory: Meeting friends, having great professors, Killer Bee 5K

Jordan Bowden
Major: Sociology
Next Step: Job search in children/family solutions
Favorite SAU Memory: Everything!

Molly Gilchrist
Major: Exercise Science
Employer/Next Step: Grad school in the SAU DPT program
Favorite SAU Memory: Living in Schneider "B" with my fav Bees

Ashlyn Rulis
Major: Exercise Science
Employer/Next Step: PT School at SAU
Favorite SAU Memory: Living with my best friends in the townhouse

Taylor Young
Major: Management
Employer/Next Step: Still applying
Favorite SAU Memory: Freshman year move in, meeting my suitemate!

Trevor Green
Major: Accounting and Finance
Employer/Next Step: MidAmerican Energy
Favorite SAU Memory: House Crawl '16

Emily Burke
Major: Nursing
Employer/Next Step: Genesis Health
Favorite SAU Memory: Hanging out with all the Bees

Sarah Jacob
Major: Forensic Psychology
Employer/Next Step: Full-time counseling job
Favorite SAU Memory: Winning Homecoming queen and getting engaged

Danielle Smith
Major: Forensic Psychology
Employer/Next Step: Vera French MHC and AmeriCorps
Favorite SAU Memory: Internship with Scott County Jail

Madison Volpert
Major: Psychology
Employer/Next Step: OT grad school at SAU
Favorite SAU Memory: All the friends
Read Madison's graduation story

Madison Jordan
Major: Nursing
Employer/Next Step: Genesis Health System
Favorite SAU Memory: Meeting my best friends

Kathleen Hall
Major: Accounting and Finance
Employer/Next Step: Deloitte
Favorite SAU Memory: Meeting great friends

Samantha Lewis
Major: Nursing
Employer/Next Step: Genesis East on CSU
Favorite SAU Memory: Meeting so many amazing people in the Nursing program

Abigail Hammer
Major: Exercise Science and Human Performance and Fitness
Employer/Next Step: MS in Exercise Physiology program
Favorite SAU Memory: All of it

Karli Atkinson
Major: Exercise Science
Employer/Next Step: PT at SAU
Favorite SAU Memory: Making awesome memories in Schneider B

Grace Sieverding
Major: Biology
Employer/Next Step: CNA
Favorite SAU Memory: Meeting Molly Gilchrist

Diamond Merboth
Major: Biology
Employer/Next Step: Downers Grove Nature Center
Favorite SAU Memory: Trying to climb a tree with Maggie Shanks outside of Lewis Hall and realizing we are not good tree climbers.

Sedat Romilus
Major: Nursing
Employer/Next Step: Genesis Health
Favorite SAU Memory: Making new friends and bee puns!

An Gie Leong
Major: Nursing
Employer/Next Step: UIHC
Favorite SAU Memory: Orientation
Read An Gie's graduation story

Julie Trellicoso
Major: Exercise Science and Human Performance and Fitness
Employer/Next Step: Grad school for Physical Therapy
Favorite SAU Memory: Softball

Olivia Bennett
Major: Psychology
Employer/Next Step: Counseling grad school
Favorite SAU Memory: Bee puns

Amber Lukas
Major: Nursing
Employer/Next Step: Genesis East on CSU
Favorite SAU Memory: Meeting all of my coolest friends

Jennifer Vyncke
Major: Nursing
Employer/Next Step: Genesis Nurse
Favorite SAU Memory: Making memories in the dorms with my roommates

Jessica Valant
Major: Behavioral Neuropsychology
Employer/Next Step: Taking the year off
Favorite SAU Memory: Friends I've made

Connor Flier
Major: Psychology and Women and Gender Studies
Employer/Next Step: TBD
Favorite SAU Memory: The family I've made

Jennifer Lopez
Major: Biology
Employer/Next Step: AJ Aciernon
Favorite SAU Memory: My friends

Eilish Morrissey
Major: Nursing
Employer/Next Step: Genesis Health
Favorite SAU Memory: Meeting my future husband and making amazing friends

Karyn Paisley
Major: Psychology, Art History, and Painting
Employer/Next Step: Graduate school at UW- Whitewater
Favorite SAU Memory: Entering a pie eating contest at midnight breakfast and vomiting.

Anthony Peters
Major: Exercise Science and Human Performance and Fitness
Employer/Next Step: Grad School
Favorite SAU Memory: My team

Lucas M. Gindl
Major: Management
Employer/Next Step: Unsure
Favorite SAU Memory: Going to Croatia with Dr. Ebener or time spent in Bridge Bible study.


Favorite SAU Memory: First day of class, Nurse Nancy Hayes took me under her wing.

Jacob Heusenga '18


Kelly Curran
Major: Marketing and Management
Employer Next Step: Websites to Impress
Favorite SAU Memory: Having my siblings here and meeting friends

Twyla Pereira
Major: Business Management and Marketing
Employer/Next Step: Full time MOR at Sodexo (location TBD)
Favorite SAU Memory: Matthew Hoffman exhibit at Catich Gallery

Kristine Fleming
Major: Biology
Employer/Next Step: PA school at SAU
Favorite SAU Memory: Getting my PA acceptance letter

Allissa Carr
Major: Forensic Psychology
Employer/Next Step: Grad School
Favorite SAU Memory: Graduating

Kalyn Bowen
Major: Accounting
Employer/Next Step: REG
Favorite SAU Memory: People and Classmates

Kaylee Golden
Major: Strategic Communications
Employer/Next Step: QC River Bandits
Favorite SAU Memory: Everyday as a Bee!

Marissa Bell
Major: Criminal Justice
Employer/Next Step: Police Officer
Favorite SAU Memory: Senior bar crawl

Sam Dapp
Major: Exercise Science
Employer/Next Step: SAU PT
Favorite SAU Memory: Getting into PT school

Hope Hammitt
Major: Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice
Employer/Next Step: Grad School @ Ambrose
Favorite SAU Memory: All the friends I've made 

Tessa Kauffman
Major: Biology
Employer/Next Step: Hy-Vee/Pharmacy School
Favorite SAU Memory: Neil Aschliman, Biology professor

Jennifer Brehm
Major: Exercise Science
Employer/Next Step: SAU PT School
Favorite SAU Memory: PT School

Jamie Sexauer
Major: Finance
Employer/Next Step: TBD
Favorite SAU Memory: The friends I've made and all the memories we've shared

Brianna Pigatti
Major: Nursing
Employer/Next Step: Swedish American Health System
Favorite SAU Memory: SAU football games with my fellow bees

Margret Ward
Major: Early Childhood Education
Employer/Next Step: Job Searching
Favorite SAU Memory: Midnight Breakfast

Jordan Kent
Major: Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Employer/Next Step: Finding a Job
Favorite SAU Memory: My ECE group

Emma Wolf
Major: Sociology
Employer/Next Step: Arrowhead Youth Family Services
Favorite SAU Memory: Getting into a drawing class because I love to draw

Angela Minas
Major: Elementary Education
Employer/Next Step: RL Milan School
Favorite SAU Memory: Homecoming

Kayla Donnell
Major: Exercise Science and Human Performance and Fitness
Employer/Next Step: Graduate school for Doctor of Physical Therapy
Favorite SAU Memory: Midnight Breakfast

Cassandra Delgado
Major: Psychology and Women & Gender Studies
Employer/Next Step: Work
Favorite SAU Memory: Making friends

Charlette Flanders
Major: Political Science and International Studies
Employer/Next Step: Colorado School of Public Health
Favorite SAU Memory: Meeting life-long friends

Mary Tadda
Major: Exercise Science
Employer/Next Step: PT School
Favorite SAU Memory: Making life-long friends

Jacob Heusenga
Major: English
Employer/Next Step: Attend grad school and get MSW degree
Favorite SAU Memory: First day of class Nancy Hayes took me under her wing

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