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CLA Alumni Profiles

'The ability to adapt has been instrumental to my success.'

CLA Alumni Profiles

Marketable Skills of the Liberal Arts Student:

Ability to Communicate
Interpersonal Skills 
Adaptability to Change
Critical and Analytical Thinking
Problem-Solving Skills

  • Adam Tschida - Criminology - Sergeant

  • Angela Tschida - Criminology - Detective

  • Anita Stech - Communication - Founder of Communications Projects and Public Access Community Television (PACT)

  • Arnie Ranta - History and Political Science - Independent Business Owner

  • Brett Adkins - Communication - News Producer

  • Charlie Moore - GIS and Geography - GIS Senior Specialist

  • Dave Costello - English - Senior Copywriter 

  • Emma Van Winkle - Anthropology and History - Peace Corp

  • Gabriela Gold - English, French, and German - Executive & International Management Consultant

  • Jake Przytarski - Journalism - Vikings beat writer for Pro Player Insiders

  • Jane Pederson - Communication and Psychology - Marketing Manager at Glensheen Mansion

  • Julie Agurkis - International Studies and History - Senior Congressional Advisor at the U.S. Department of State

  • Kathryn Mancewicz - Hispanic Studies and Communication Science and Disorders - Traveling Speech and Language Pathologist and Blogger

  • Keith Loveland - Philosophy and Pre-Law - Attorney, Author, Consultant & Teacher

  • Kellie Hanson - Communication - Contract Law & Technical Writing

  • Kimberly Newton - Communication - Student Activities and Leadership Development Coordinator at Concordia University-St. Paul

  • Lynne Halbrooks - Political Science and Philosophy - Chief Compliance Officer at Caliburn International

  • Martha Davis - Political Science and History - U.S. House of Representatives employee

  • Mary Anne Ebert - Sociology - MN State College System

  • Melanie Goldish - Communication and Public Health - Vice President of Client Relations

  • Molly McDonald - Environmental Studies with Political Science minor and GIS certificate - GIS Specialist

  • Samantha Bisogno - Political Science and Women's Studies - Senior Communications Manager for Government Affairs at Ocean Conservancy

  • Sarah Brinkman - Women's Studies, Political Science, and International Studies - National Rural Health Resource Center

  • Travis Blacketter - GIS with Geography minor - Program Analyst, Division of Land Title and Records Land Buy Back Liaison

  • Victoria Haider - Criminology and Sociology - Victim/Witness Assistant at Scott County Attorney's Office

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