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The College of St. Scholastica was founded to prepare students from all walks of life to follow their purpose. More than 100 years later, we're still empowering CSS Saints with degrees that balance the career preparation and invaluable life skills needed to make a difference in the world.

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Global greetings from near and far

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Explored his passion in the arts and found community

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Timothy Jessen, St. Scholastica nursing student

Realizing his dream to help others in crisis

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Elizabeth Tran, Michael Nguyen, Mary Tran and Julie Tran in the Intercultural Center at St. Scholastica

Establishing a legacy of success so others may follow

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Returned to the classroom to teach and inspire others

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Chris Parr and Harris Dirnberger

Discovered campus support that inspired their Hollywood dreams

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Alwajudat Latrice Lawal working in the Assistive Technology Lab and learning splinting techniques

Using innovation, technology and patient-centered approach to improve lives

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Andrea Simek DNP, RN, Assistant Professor and Sue Mattson RN, MSN, Assistant Professor with students at the Alaska Native Medical Center. (2016)

Immersed in cultural experiences to shape their moral perspective

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Utilizes her expertise to bring hope to domestic violence survivors

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Performances and lectures about big ideas, finding our place in the world and celebrating art in all it's forms. Speakers explore global concerns and ideas, while our performances feature local and national favorites.

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CSS graduates enter the world with more than a degree and go on to pursue a life of meaningful work. That's why 98% of our undergrad students are employed or in a grad program.

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President Barbara McDonald, Ed.D

"I am thrilled and honored to be given the opportunity to serve as the 13th president of The College of St. Scholastica. I look forward to working alongside our outstanding students, faculty and staff as we move the College forward to a bright future." Learn more about our new leader or follow her on Twitter.


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