Ridgewater Ambassadors



Marco Marquez

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Program/Major: Liberal Arts/Political Science/Social Justice
Activities: Phi Theta Kappa, Multicultural Club
Why I chose Ridgewater College:
I chose Ridgewater for its nationally recognized programs and affordability. The quality education I’m receiving here at Ridgewater is preparing me for my future discipline. Thanks to Ridgewater, my transition to the University of Minnesota will be smooth and seamless.


Ashley Currence

Hometown: Sisseton, SD
Program/Major: Veterinary Technology
Activities: VTA, PAS, rodeo, horseback riding
Why I chose Ridgewater College:
Ridgewater is known for their Vet Tech Program.

Ashlee Dupont

Big Lake, MN
Program/Major: Veterinary Technology
Activities: Choir, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), Lunch Buddies 
Why I chose Ridgewater College:
I heard the best reviews for my program.

Grant Schmitzerle

Willmar, MN
Program: Liberal Arts
Interests: Phi Theta Kappa
Why I chose Ridgewater: It has the exact same education, if not better, than most 4-year universities.

Grace Harms

Worthington, MN

Program: Veterinary Technology
Interests/Hobbies: PAS (President), VTA.
Why I chose Ridgewater: I chose Ridgewater College because it had the veterinary technology program and I like the smaller size of the campus. 

Caroline Kincade

Hometown: Twin Cities
Program/Major: Veterinary Technology
Activities: Phi Theta Kappa, VTA
Why I chose Ridgewater College: After doing a lot of research, I found that Ridgewater College offers one of the top vet tech programs and is very affordable.​ ​

Hailey Osland​

Hometown: Walnut Grove, MN
Program/Major: Liberal Arts/Exercise Science
Activities: Volleyball
Why I choose Ridgewater: I Chose Ridgewater because I know a lot of people who have gone here and loved it. I also came here because of the small class sizes offered here!

Mikiaela McCormick

Hometown: New London, MN
Program/Major: Liberal Arts
Activities: Ridgewater Multicultural Club, theatre, art, music, and avid comic book reader!
Why I chose Ridgewater:
Ridgewater​was the best pick for my Liberal Arts degree because it kept me close to home and my job while I save up money to move to San Diego. I also really like the Trio program which is helping me with my transfer to San Diego State University for next fall!

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