Category: Meet Our Students

Northland College engineering student working on 3D printer

Enterprising Student Turns 3D Hobby into Business

Thomas Whiting attended Ashland High School, where he played basketball. The 6’8” Northland College senior had not considered Northland College in his hometown of Ashland until Coach Scott Sorensen approached him. “I’m glad he did,” Thomas said. “The academics are top-notch and the cost is cut down due to scholarships.” Thomas qualified for and received…  Read More

Design board of Northland College graphic design student Victoria Schell

Summer of Coffee Love

Graphic design student Victoria Schell interned thirty miles from campus at Big Water Coffee Roasters in Bayfield. With a daily downtown view of Lake Superior, she learned the coffee business, graphic design, photography, social media, and project management. “I loved having the chance to work with, collaborate and get direction from a professional while creating work…  Read More

Northland College teaching students talk with Washburn fifth graders

For Lucas, Elementary Ed Provides Pathway to Greater Good

Harrison Lucas '17

Harrison Lucas ’17 Major: Elementary Education with a focus on Social Studies Q. Why elementary education? How did you get on this path? A. Well, my dad is a teacher and so, I saw how he influences a lot of kids’ lives back home where I come from and I see how big of an impact…  Read More

Hal Welch and Patrick Shea bio outside Ashland

An American Pilgrimage, Of Sorts

Biking Ashland to New Orleans

Northland College sophomores Hal Welch and Patrick Shea departed Friday, April 28 on a 34-day, 1,800-mile bike trip from Ashland to New Orleans. As part of their May term semester, they will be biking along the Mississippi incorporating observations, interviews, and photographs of the people who live along the route. “It’s an American pilgrimage through…  Read More

Students display the results of their research accomplishments at the annual Honors Day Poster Session

2017 Honor’s Day Poster Session

Students Exhibit 34 Research Projects

Why does the gray fox climb?? That along with 34 other research projects were presented at the Honors Day Poster Session April 6, 2017. Top prizes went to Michaela Fisher and Jordyn O’Gara for their original research on gray fox and climbing behaviors, and to Mikaela Fischer for combining art and biology in a petri…  Read More

Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race

Racing Dogs for Internship

You never know when one thing will lead to another. Associate Professor of Outdoor Education Elizabeth Andre took her winter skills students to Firestar Kennel in Cornucopia to learn about dogsledding. That day sparked an idea. Kennel owner Krystal (Hagstrom) Hudacheck ’10 noticed that Andre’s students really connected with her huskies. She needed help training and caring for the dogs. The…  Read More

Graphic design student interns in Sweden

Graphic Design on the Job

Swedish Student Returns Home for Internship

Graphic design student Petter Bülling experienced one particularly low moment during his summer internship at Artilleriet, a high-end home décor store. He was helping move things around for a photo shoot and he bumped into a really expensive pot. It shattered completely. All in the life of a graphic design intern. “What can you do?…  Read More

Northland College student with journal

296 miles on the Superior Hiking Trail

Jane Dahlgren Hikes Solo for May Term

Jane Dahlgren had never camped alone when she decided to hike solo for 296 miles. For college credits. While the extroverted sophomore was not familiar with solo tripping, she was no novice to adventure. A Seattle native, Dahlgren had hiked with her dad and brother on the Wonderland Trail, a ninety-three-mile loop around Mt. Rainier,…  Read More

Northland College student holding phone.

The Woman Behind the Screen

Northland College senior Mikaela Fischer is a quiet, self-possessed student with a strong voice. She’s one of those rare students who takes in information, digests it, devises a plan, and executes it. “She’s mature and still knows how to be playful. I would want her in any class I teach,” said Jason Terry, associate professor of…  Read More

Three pairs of shoes

Circumnavigating Lake Superior—On Foot

Three Northland College alum packed their baby Burley buggy and departed from Ashland Friday, May 20, heading west on a quest to run around Lake Superior. Monday, August 15, Evan Flom ’14, Allissa Stutte ’13, and Andy Butter ’14 returned from the east, running along the Lake Superior shoreline for their final running miles. The…  Read More