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Alum from Day 1: Haley Hildenbrand, Parker, Colo., junior, professional chemistry with concentrations in math, physics, and biology

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ALUM FROM DAY 1: Junior Haley Hildenbrand

Haley is a member of the Minot State University women’s basketball program, but that isn’t the only extracurricular activity this Colorado native is involved in. She is the Student-Athlete Advisory Council vice president and an orientation leader.

Why did you choose Minot State?
I originally chose Minot State because I was interested in the basketball program. But, I really liked the science facilities after touring the University. They are awesome.

How has Minot State helped you further your academic career?
I’ve been able to get connected in the science department and have already done some undergraduate research. That will help me eventually do graduate research.

What is your favorite quote?
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” — Michael Jordan

What has been your favorite class?
I feel like I have to say chemistry, but it’s probably microbiology — the lab was really fun.

Who has been your most influential instructor?
Naomi Winburn ’13 and Christopher Heth ’99/’04. Naomi encouraged me to continue in the science field and Chris really connects with you in class.

Alum from Day 1 is a special section that appears in each issue of the Alumni Association and Development Foundation Connections Magazine. Connections features one student from each class and an outstanding faculty/staff member who graduated from Minot State. To view the entire Fall 2018 Connections Magazine online, please click HERE.

Published: 12/06/18



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