Breanna Wieler, senior
Communication Disorders major, Deaf and Hard of Hearing minor

Alum from day one: Breanna Wieler

Hi there!
I’m Breanna, and I grew up in Laird, S.K., population 300, and found the college community I was craving at Minot State University.

My choice: Minot State
I took a year off after high school because I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I was a substitute EA (educational assistant) and knew I wanted to work with kids. My auntie knew about the speech path program and my cousin, Toni Epp ’18, was already here, so we came and looked at Minot State and I immediately loved it. I love the small class sizes, Minot feels like a small community. I’m someone who really likes to make relationships with people and I found that Minot has that. It’s so easy to be involved.

My choice: Communication disorders major
I actually went to speech path when I was younger and I just remember loving it! I started working with people with disabilities this past summer and really enjoyed that, and I started seeing how speech language pathologists have impacted their lives.

My choice: Be seen
You don’t have to look hard to find me on campus — I am president of Student Ambassadors, marketing director of the Special Olympics Club, photographer for the Red & Green student newspaper, member of the NSSLHA (National Student Speech Language & Hearing) club, and a mentor with ASTEP (Advancing Students Toward Education and Employment Program).

My choice: Be heard
I love being a Student Ambassador because I love telling students why Minot State has been so beneficial to me and given me so many opportunities.

My choice: Be the one
Last year I had the opportunity to give a campus tour to the Governor of North Dakota, Doug Burgum, which was really awesome.

My choice: Favorite expression
“Nevertheless, she persisted.”

My choice: Favorite band
I’m a big country music fan and I love the Dixie Chicks!

My choice: My future
With my graduation (May 2019) fast approaching, I am setting my sights on graduate school for communication disorders before moving back to Saskatchewan. In the meantime, you can find me on campus spending time with my professors, friends, and prospective students, loving life at Minot State.