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.”

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