Meet our Admission Student Representatives

Wondering who that super spunky CSB/SJU student is contacting you? Meet our team of Admission Student Representatives, a dynamic group of current students who are passionate about answering your questions and sharing the Bennie/Johnnie experience with you. While you may hear from one regularly, you're welcome to contact any of them with your questions!

PSRA PSRA Julie

MEET EMILY REDDAN
Major/Minor: Nutrition, Pre-occupational Therapy/Psychology
Hometown: Chaska, Minnesota
Call/Text Me: 320-428-3762 
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:45-8:45 p.m. (CST)
Email: [email protected]

More about Emily:

"I have absolutely loved my experience at CSB/SJU! I know I have made incredible friendships that will last a lifetime! It has been so fun to participate in activities and clubs on campus, such as intramural sports and Benedictine Friends! I spent the fall of 2017 studying abroad in Greece and Rome, which was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience I will cherish for the rest of my life.

My favorite meals are the sandwiches and wings from McGlynns at CSB! Sometimes I even find myself craving McGlynns when I am home on breaks! Clemen's Perk, the student run coffee shop connected to the library, is one of my favorite spots on the CSB campus because they serve very tasty drinks and I am usually guaranteed to see someone I know!"                                                             

 

MEET JULIE HONSA
Major: Integrative Science
Hometown: Maplewood, Minnesota
Call/Text Me: 320-428-2640 
When: Sundays & Mondays, 5:45-8:45 p.m. (CST)
Email: [email protected]

More about Julie:

"I have loved my time at CSB/SJU! I am a member of the CSB dance team and captain of the spring dance team. I play flute in Orchestra and am a part of Benedictine Friends. I also volunteer with hospice care patients.

I love going to Johnnie football games! I enjoy performing on the dance team at the half-time. I love all the classes I have taken at CSB/SJU. I really like my major because I get to take all the science classes in a variety of disciplines like Biology, Psychology, and Exercise Science. I love spending sunny days on the beach at Lake Sag. If the weather cooperates, I enjoy canoeing, paddle boarding, and swimming in the lake.

PSRA Ryan

PSRA Keegan

MEET RYAN GRAHAM
Major/Minor: 
Computer Science/Communication
Hometown: 
Milwaukee, Wisc.
Call/Text Me: 
320-407-2617
When: 
Sundays & Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m. (CST)
Email: 
[email protected]edu

More about Ryan:

"I have had the opportunity to travel to Chicago with the on campus social entrepreneurship club Enactus. There, we got the chance to visit businesses and explore the city. I am also looking forward to traveling to Vietnam, China, Denver, and San Francisco as part of the Entrepreneur Scholars program!

Wondering about the CSB/SJU partnership? Girls sleep at CSB, guys sleep at SJU. That's it! Classes, buildings, majors/minors, clubs, and everything else are pretty much available to everyone. It's actually really cool because there's double of all the good stuff. 4 dining halls, 2 bookstores, 2 places of praise."

MEET KEEGAN BARTOW
Major: 
Global Business Leadership
Hometown: 
Manitowoc, Wisc.
Call/Text Me: 
920-323-9225
When: 
Sundays, 1-4 p.m. & Mondays, 5:45-8:45 p.m. (CST)
Email: 
[email protected]

More about Keegan:

"While attending CSB/SJU I participated in Collegebound as a freshman, along with intramural basketball and softball. I never thought I was very musical until I took piano classes to fulfill my art credit. It turns out I love piano and continue to play in my free time.

My favorite activity is going swimming in Lake Sag on the first weekend back-to-school with my friends. It's great to catch up with one another and jump off the dock by the beach. The Johnnie Waffle (a waffle with ice cream on top) is also the best dish to make at the Reef."

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MEET LUCY VUE 
Major: Biology, Pre-Med/Hispanic Studies
Hometown: Vadnais Heights, Minn.
Call/Text Me: 320-407-2617
When: Mondays & Thursdays, 5:45-8:45 p.m. (CST)
Email: [email protected]

More about Lucy: 

"I love Saint Ben's and Saint John's! I am an Intercultural-LEAD Scholar which is a fellowship program created to help first-generation students to develop leadership skills, promote equality, stewardship, and inclusiveness. I am also a member of the club HAIS (Hmong American Involving Students), where we bring awareness of the Hmong culture to campus and to ourselves. Within HAIS, annually there is a student run Hmong New Year and I had the chance to run for pageant! It's a great experience and a way to emerge as a leader and build confidence."

MEET LAYLA BAILEY 
Major: Undecided
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Call/Text Me: 320-428-3649
When: Sundays & Thursdays, 5:45-8:45 p.m. (CST)
Email: [email protected]

More about Layla:

"I am involved in Residence Hall Association (RHA), where we coordinate events for the women in our residence halls. I am also involved in Black Student Association and we mostly do community building events and invite all students on campus to our weekly meetings. I visited CSB/SJU during a Fly-in and I really liked the faculty and staff and how supportive they were. I love all of the traditions we have on campus! Let your light shine is a beautiful ceremony. The annual Festival of Cultures is a fun event and the performances are great."

Student Caller Alex O.

PSRA Maren

MEET ALEX OLAWSKY
Major/Minor: Math/Hispanic Studies
Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn.
Call/Text Me: 320-407-2617
When: Mondays & Thursdays, 5:45-8:45 p.m. (CST)
Email: [email protected]

More about Alex: 

"I spent a semester studying in Spain. I am an avid skier and am part of the Nordic Ski Club on campus. I sing tenor in the Chamber Choir and occasionally make an appearance at Ballroom Dance Club. I love so many things about these places. Brunch at the Refectory on the weekends cannot be beat, but the Thanksgiving dinner at Saint John's is also marvelous. I also love to spend time out on the hill by Lake Sag, it's my favorite place to hammock, read, or look at the stars."

MEET MAREN NOBLE
Majors: Hispanic Studies and Biology
Hometown: Plymouth, Minn.
Call/Text Me: 320-407-2617
When: Sundays & Thursdays, 5:45-8:45 p.m. (CST)
Email: [email protected]

More about Maren: 

I am on the soccer team at CSB! Along with being on a sports team I am involved in some clubs on campus like Spanish club and Biology club.I am also on the board for a club on campus called the National Society of Leadership and Success. We are an organization on campus that promotes leadership in female students. I enjoy going to sporting events on both campuses, and love to take advantage of the JEC events on campus on the weekends!

Student Caller Aubrey

PSRA Ashley

MEET AUBREY WALTER
Major/Minor: 
Global Business Leadership/Environmental Studies
Hometown: 
Billings, Mont.
Call/Text Me: 
320-407-2617
When: 
Sundays, 1-4 p.m. & Tuesdays, 5:45-8:45 p.m. (CST)
Email: 
[email protected]

More about Aubrey:

"At CSB/SJU, I play the cello in the orchestra, am a member of the Bonner Leader Program, and am part of our student newspaper, The Record. I love doing my homework at one of our campus coffee shops, either the Schu at SJU or Clemen's Perk at CSB! I also love that there are always events going on on campus - guest speakers, sporting games, concerts, and shows - there's always something to do!"

MEET ASHLEY MAREK 
Major: 
English and Secondary Education
Hometown: 
Northfield, Minn.
Call/Text Me: 
(507) 649-7540
When: 
Mondays & Thursdays, 5:45-8:45 p.m. (CST)
Email: 
[email protected]

More about Ashley: 

"I had never hear of rowing teams until I came to Saint Ben’s and now I am the vice president of our Crew Team. I also have participated in several theater productions including the One Acts in the spring. I teach ballroom dancing on the occasional Thursday night and sing in the All College Choir. The great thing about Saint Ben’s/Saint John’s is that I have the opportunity to do fun extracurriculars with great people!"

PSRA Laci

MEET LACI PETRONACK
Major/Minor: 
Global Business Leadership/Communication
Hometown: 
White Bear Lake, Minn.
Call/Text Me: 
320-407-2617
When: 
Mondays, 5:45-8:45 p.m. & Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m. (CT)
Email: 
[email protected]

More about Laci:

"I absolutely love the Sunday Brunch! It is one of my favorite meals they serve here. I drink coffee everyday so having three coffee shops between the campuses is one of my favorite things. The Shu is a great place to either meet with friends to talk every week or do homework in-between classes! I really enjoy watching sports so I always enjoy cheering on bennies and johnnies with my friends! 

I stay busy here! I am in the Enactus Club (business), Sports Management Club, intramural tennis, co-ed intramural slow pitch softball, community kitchen, and I am studying abroad on the short term program to London."