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  • Nick Netland ’09

    Nick Netland '09

    November 16, 2006

    Nick is one of 19 students who traveled to Biloxi, Mississippi, last winter break to help in cleaning up the Hurricane Katrina–devastated region. While stripping and mucking out damaged houses, he was particularly struck by the overwhelming feeling of emptiness in the once-vibrant coastal town.

    “We couldn’t be sure that everything we were doing was making a difference—some of the houses we worked on did eventually get demolished. But if you want to change the world, you have to make small dents in it and we made a few dents. Just as important, I think it was helpful for the people in Biloxi to see that we care.”

  • Admire Kuchena '07

    Admire Kuchena '07

    June 26, 2006

    Your Annual Fund gift changes lives by giving students like Admire Kuchena '07 access to a first-rate liberal arts education — where learning experiences in and out of classroom leave lasting impressions.

  • Megan Vig '06

    Megan Vig '06

    February 22, 2006

    Your Annual Fund gift changes lives by giving students like Megan Vig '06 access to a first-rate liberal arts education — where learning experiences in and out of classroom leave lasting impressions.

  • Paul Nyffeler '99

    Paul Nyffeler '99

    October 8, 2003


    The epiphany came in his second term of organic chemistry. Everything about chemistry started making sense. Paul Nyffeler '99 had planned to be a doctor, but now he wanted to be a chemist.

  • Linh Trieu '00

    Linh Trieu '00

    October 8, 2003


    Art has always been a central part of Linh Trieu's '00 life, but until she came to Carleton, she didn't consider it anything more than a hobby.
    She spent her first two years at Carleton in a state of uncertainty, not sure that her chosen major, biology, was her true calling.

  • Micah Evans '02

    Micah Evans '02

    October 8, 2003


    "If a biology professor could have that kind of connection with students who weren't even biology majors, then this was the place for me."--Micah Evans '02

  • Aisha Bierma '02

    Aisha Bierma '02

    October 8, 2003


    Some of senior Aisha Bierma's most meaningful Carleton experiences have come when she hasn't even been on campus.
    Bierma, a political science major, completed a fellowship in New Zealand and has studied off campus twice, experiences she credits with helping define her life's goals.

  • Sujan Rajbhandary '04

    Sujan Rajbhandary '04

    October 8, 2003


    When Sujan Rajbhandary '04 came to campus last September, it was the first time he had been outside of Nepal.
    "It was a very big thing for me," he says, "I was scared to leave home for such a long time."

  • Nora Ferm '02

    Nora Ferm '02

    October 8, 2003


    Senior Nora Ferm has long been interested in human rights. But her continuing education isn't limited to what she reads in books or gleans from class discussions.
    As a Latin American studies major, she has complemented the knowledge she's gained in Carleton classrooms with off-campus study, internships, and community service. As a result, she has come to understand the importance of connecting classroom study to the real world.

  • Breakfast With The <em>Times</em>

    Breakfast With The Times

    October 8, 2003


    Like many Carleton students, Jonathan Lindeen jokes about existing in the "Carleton bubble," a four-year odyssey of studies and activities that sometimes makes it difficult to focus on the outside world.
    The opportunity to pop that bubble is one reason the senior economics major is glad he's taking Breakfast With the Times, a popular course that requires students to read the New York Times and then discuss what they've read.

  • Jen Goldman '02 and Susannah Stevens '03

    Jen Goldman '02 and Susannah Stevens '03

    October 8, 2003


    Jen Goldman '02 and Susannah Stevens '03 know that ecological lessons are best learned at an early age, and that kids are more likely to develop good recycling and conservation habits if they understand the impact they can have on the earth
    . With that in mind, Goldman and Stevens formed Kids for Conservation, a volunteer group that teaches environmental lessons in Northfield's third grade classrooms.