NAME Ali Olson ’17
HOMETOWN Sioux Falls, S.D.
STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING Spanish major in the premed program
WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I fell in love with Holy Cross for many reasons, but what most sets it apart is the ideal of ‘cura personalis’ or ‘care for the whole person.’ Holy Cross does more than provide a degree — it helps students develop intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, and physically.”
ACTIVITIES Tutor for Lutheran Social Services through the Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning, Spanish Club, and Admissions outreach
WHAT SHE’S MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO “The rigorous academics and making friends.”
WHY SHE’S BLOGGING “My home city lies 1,500 miles away from Worcester, which prevented me from visiting Holy Cross before I applied. When I researched Holy Cross, the first-year blogs proved to be a wonderful resource. Now, as a freshman, I hope to use my blog in order to show prospective students how wonderful Holy Cross is.”
Alumnus and Wife Named to 50 Most-Generous Philanthropist List for Record-Setting Gift to College
Chronicle of Philanthropy
When you read the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s “Philanthropy 50,” a special issue, which ranks the country’s 50 most-generous philanthropists of the year, you will...02/04/16
‘What I’m Reading: The Need and the Blessing of Prayer’
The Chronicle of Higher Education
In a piece for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Frank Vellaccio, senior vice president of the College of the Holy Cross, talks about his need for prayer as the College...02/02/16
Holy Cross Ranks Among Princeton Review’s Top ‘Colleges That Pay You Back’
The College of the Holy Cross is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation, and generous financial aid –...