Here within the St. Norbert College Honors Program, students remain an integral part of the honors family long after they outgrow Bergstrom Hall and receive their diploma. Whether through mentorship or the selfless and spontaneous assistance program alum offer those preparing for graduate school, these indispensable resources have inspired a more connected vision of an extended honors community.
After a year of organizing and compiling alumni records from 2008 onward, a short survey was sent to collect basic contact and career information. Much to our surprise, we received stronger and faster feedback than we could have ever expected. Going on to pursue careers of their dreams and positions they had not known to previously exist, St. Norbert College honors alumni find themselves as far as Costa Rica, Germany, and Japan, with some as close as De Pere, WI. Without a doubt, the community fostered in Bergstrom Hall and cultivated throughout years of supportive competition and camaraderie has gone on to positively influence many others around the country and world.
Because our students have so much to be proud of, we want to make sure the successes of those past and present in the Honors Program are featured. Be sure to follow social media and Honors Pulse website updates, as a new Alumni Connection page, making it’s debut with this month’s issue, finds its place among other important resources. And the most important part - If you are an alumni or are able to pass this message along to one, please send them this link to fill out a super quick and easy Google Form: http://tinyurl.com/honorsconnection. We are confident that this process of expansion and connection will be beneficial for past, present, and future students of the St. Norbert College Honors Program. Stay tuned for the exciting implications to come.
Although four years in the Honors Program truly fly by, we are hopeful that this intentional community will strengthen the bonds that exist naturally, while creating a program mentality that supports and encourages all of those who have shared this corner of the world with us.