Monthly Archives: July 2011

Dan Brandt ’11

By WENDI WHEELER ’06 Major: marketing Internship: Minnesota Twins Public Affairs Office What are you doing? I bring the children of major donors and long-time season ticket holders onto the field for batting practice so they can see what happens

Posted in Featured Stories

“Problem” students become problem solvers

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 Visualize young people in our public schools making positive change in their communities. Who comes to mind? Probably not middle school students in the special education classroom—kids with emotional and behavioral disorders who have difficulty paying

Posted in Featured Stories

Real experience in the working world

By WENDI WHEELER ’06 INTERNSHIPS, ONCE A NECESSARY STOP ON THE CAREER PATH OF ASPIRING PHYSICIANS, ARE NOW COMMON FOR MANY COLLEGE STUDENTS. WE TALKED TO FOUR AUGGIE INTERNS ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE LEARNING OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM. INTERNSHIPS PROVIDE

Posted in Featured Stories

Ibrahim Al-Hajiby ’14

By STEPHANIE WEISS Life in the United States: Different, but not weird Ibrahim Al-Hajiby’s time in America is a study in contrasts. He first came to the United States during 2007 as a high school exchange student. He crossed the

Posted in Featured Stories

Faiza Abbas Mahamud ’11

By STEPHANIE WEISS A life that defies definition Faiza Abbas Mahamud moved a lot when she was young. First her family moved from war-torn Somalia to Kenya. Then the family moved four times in Kenya, including living at one time

Posted in Featured Stories

Dat Nguyen ’11

By STEPHANIE WEISS Unlocking possibilities and potential Success in the sciences started for Dat Nguyen when his photographer father lectured him on the solar system. It was 1995 and the two were taking pictures of the total solar eclipse in

Posted in Featured Stories

Jiahua (Holly) Huang ’12

By STEPHANIE WEISS Holly is a regular Minnesotan In the 12 months Jiahua Huang was in the United States, she became a typical Minnesotan. Holly, as she prefers to be known in the U.S., liked the Minnesota State Fair and

Posted in Featured Stories

Erica Lippitt ’12

By STEPHANIE WEISS Family teamwork creates a world of possibility for WEC student Some people buy home study courses to learn Spanish. Some enroll in Spanish classes. And some people, like Erica Lippitt, go all the way to Cuernavaca, Mexico,

Posted in Featured Stories

Max Bregenzer ’12

By STEPHANIE WEISS Living life to the Max Max Bregenzer has traveled, studied, and lived in four countries—Germany, Spain, Argentina, and the United States—and he might not yet be done. Bregenzer, 22, was born and raised in Germany and now

Posted in Featured Stories

Gloria Xinico Morales ’12

By STEPHANIE WEISS A Girl Of The World Gloria Xinico Morales has worked so hard at Augsburg since arriving during 2008 that she twice won outstanding student of the year awards—once during her sophomore year and again her junior year.

Posted in Featured Stories