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.”
‘Exploring an Institution’s Roots: Board Members Walk in a Saint’s Footsteps’
In the January/February issue of Trusteeship Magazine, Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College of the Holy Cross, reflects on the pilgrimage he led with a...02/12/15
‘The best U.S. colleges for a major in English’
USA Today reports that the College of the Holy Cross ranks ninth in the top ten places to get an English degree in the U.S. The list, generated from College Factual, is a...02/12/15
Holy Cross Among Top Producers of Fulbright Students
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The College of the Holy Cross is once again among the liberal arts colleges with the highest number of Fulbright students, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education,...