Blog: Thanks to Jesuit Ideals, ‘Holy Cross Does More Than Provide a Degree,’ Says Olson ’17

October 7th, 2013 by 


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.”

Read the blog »

Related Information:

  • Check out our admissions and photo blogs, along with many of our other online journals at me.holycross.edu
| More
Tags
Categories
News, Spanish, Spanish news

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
09/02/15 Chapel Artist Series Returns with World-Famous Organists for 2015-16
09/01/15 Holy Cross Grad and Visiting Professor Receive Prestigious American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship
09/01/15 ‘Holy Cross’ Amanda Beaver Makes 40 Under Forty List’
08/31/15 Holy Cross to Host Series of Events to Honor the Pope’s Historic U.S. Visit
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
Photo Gallery, Video: Members of Class of 2019 Move Into Their New Home

Watch Video >
See video
Video: Idyllic Summer Months Bring Different Feel to Holy Cross Campus

Watch Video >
See video
Video: How Spring Arrives at Holy Cross

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

09/03/2015

Katrina Then and Now: Artists as Witness

See More >
09/03/2015

Internship Information Session

See More >
09/03/2015

Fellowships & Graduate Studies Info-Session

See More >
09/03/2015

CAB Presents: Comedian Hampton Yount

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

08/31/15

Hurricane Katrina Exhibit at Holy Cross Featured on National Radio

'America This Week' on SiriusXM

In the honor of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Daina Harvey, assistant professor of sociology at the College of the Holy Cross, will present “Katrina Then...

07/30/15

Holy Cross Ranks No. 55 on Forbes’ List of America’s Top Colleges

Forbes.com

The College of the Holy Cross ranked No. 55 overall and No. 46 among private colleges on Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges. Forbes rated schools on an ROI scale with...

07/14/15

Money Magazine Ranks Holy Cross No. 18 Among Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the Country

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 18 on Money Magazine’s list of “The 50 Best Liberal Arts Colleges,” and No. 89 overall  on Money’s list of “Best...