Ridgewater Ambassadors ​ 

Hutchinson Campus

​Name: Natalie Gomez
Hometown: Litchfield, MN
Program/Major: Biological Sciences
Activities: Tennis, dance line, baking, art

Why I chose Ridgewater College:
Ridgewater is an affordable school and close to home! Teachers are awesome!

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Name: Carlos Lopez, Jr.
Hometown: Litchfield, MN
Program/Major: Liberal Arts & Science with plans to transfer for double major in psychology and computer science
Activities: Football, wrestling, baseball, weight lifting, video gaming, movies, and exploring psychology

Why I chose Ridgewater College: It's an affordable option compared to other schools, plus it's a great stepping stone from a high school to a big university.


​Willmar Campus

​​​​​​ Name: Rachel Ampe
Hometown: Paynesville, MN
Program/Major: Veterinary Technology
Activities: Playing sand volleyball and basketball, baking goodies, watching Netflix

Why I chose Ridgewater College: Affordable general education; found out the Veterinary Technology program was good and so I finished my generals and went for Veterinary Technology.

Name: Salado Mohamed
Hometown: Willmar, MN
Program/major: Liberal Arts
Activities: Lunch Buddies, Multicultural Club, TRIO

Why I chose Ridgewater College: It is located in my home​town. There are many important programs like Student Success and TRIO that help students with laptops, calculators, and books.

Name: Amber Willis
Hometown: Willmar, MN
Program/major: Liberal Arts followed by Agriculture at NDSU
Activities: Hunting, shopping and working

Why I chose Ridgewater College: My first year I was a PSEO student. My second year, I chose Ridgewater because of its affordable tuition and my ability to live at home without needing to rent an apartment.

Name: Jonny Garcia
Hometown: Olivia, MN
Program/major: Liberal Arts
Activities: Camping and school

Why I chose Ridgewater College: I chose Ridgewater because of its small size and comfortable surroundings.

Name: Nicole Johnson
Hometown: Willmar, MN
Program/major: PSEO
Activities: Volleyball

Why I chose Ridgewater College:
I wanted to go PSEO instead of taking classes at my high school.

Name: Steffi Meyering
Hometown: Willmar, MN
Program/major: PSEO

Why I chose Ridgewater:
I wanted to go PSEO for high school.

Name: Alayni Mueller
Hometown: Brooten, MN
Program/major: Veterinary Technology
Activities: Horseback riding, bowling, camping

Why I chose Ridgewater College: Close to home, affordable tuition, great Veterinary Technology program.

Name: Steven Koestner
Hometown: Pennock, MN
Program/major: Liberal Arts

Why I chose Ridgewater College: The campus was close to home, so I was familiar with it and I could save on housing by staying with my parents.

Name: Anastasia Radzwill
Hometown: Cokato, MN
Program/major: Veterinary Technology
Activities: Reading, Netflix, playing with my pets.

Why I chose Ridgewater College: I chose Ridgewater College because it has a great Veterinary Technology program.

Name: Courtney Kohlman
Hometown: Murdock, MN
Program/major: Liberal Arts

Why I chose Ridgewater College: I chose Ridgewater because of its small, friendly community, caring teachers, and affordable tuition.

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