Name: Vera Joplin
Course of Study: Nursing major, Spanish minor
Why did you choose Cardinal Stritch University?
I chose Cardinal Stritch University because of the community aspects, values, nursing program, and class sizes.
How has financial aid impacted your college experience?
Financial aid made it possible for me to attend college.
Did receiving financial aid impact your decision to attend Cardinal Stritch University? Yes, there were additional scholarships and grants available from the institution.
What will a college degree mean to you?
Obtaining my college degree means financial stability in my future and the opportunity to help others reach their goals. Also, it means having learned skills that will last a lifetime.
Have you learned something during college you didn’t expect?
Yes, I learned about the Franciscan Values and how they apply to the world around us. Creating a caring community, showing compassion, reverencing all of creation, and making peace are important values that I have added to my life.
What are your plans after graduation?
My plan after graduation is to continue my education to obtain my master’s degree. My ultimate goal is to become a nurse practitioner!