Studens in this cohort were recruited during the academic year 2011-2012.  

Cecelia Abshire 



Major(s): Psychology and History

Hometown: Sister Bay, WI

Career Aspirations: To obtain a Ph.D. in History  

Extra Curricular Interests: Current president of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Psychology Club, involved with the Miss America Organization, and is a previous Miss Fond du Lac, enjoys walks, dancing, and seeing a good live performance.


Kristin Benzing 



Major: Biology

Minor: Chemistry

Hometown: Campbellsport, WI

Career Aspirations: Obtain an advanced degree to become a Pharmacist.

Extra Curricular Interests: Member of SMA and Pre-Health Professionals.  I also enjoy being with family and friends, skiing, watching movies, and traveling.   


 Misty Budzinski 



Major:  Social Work

Hometown: Madison, WI

Career Aspirations: I am going to obtain a Ph.D. in Social Work and eventually a degree in law.  I will work with the international community in combating human trafficking. 

Extra Curricular Interests: Human rights activist and member of Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), Human Rights Campaign, Not For Sale Campaign, and Socialist Party USA.  I love to swim, hike, rock climb, and engage in inter-faith dialogue.  I love diversity of all kinds since that is who we are, diverse individuals.         


Shika Johnson 



Major:  Biology/ Pre-Physician Assistant

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Career Aspirations:  Ph.D. in Physiology of any of my other interests and Physician Assistant.

Extra Curricular Interests: Reading, treasurer of SSS Student Organization, Pre-Health Professionals Club Member, biking and hiking.      


Jennifer Menke 



Major: Art Therapy

Minor: Psychology

Hometown: Almond, WI

Career Aspirations: I will obtain an M.A. in Counseling Psychology - Art Therapy and a Ph.D. in Military Clinical Psychology.  I would like to help fill the tremendous need for psychologists helping veterans and their families dealing with PTSD and other psychological and behavioral issues.

Extra Curricular Interests: I enjoy spending time with my daughter and three dogs.  My daughter and I are volunteering for Equine Therapy programs and at the animal shelter.  I enjoy all forms of art, especially glass art and jewelry making.  I love cooking and baking.  I also enjoy time with friends and a great glass of iced coffee. 


Yasmine Morton 



Major:  Criminal Justice

Minor: Pre-Law

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Career Aspirations:  I plan to attend law school in Atlanta, Georgia and eventually become a lawyer. 

Extra Curricular Interests: I am a resident assistant and a student senate representative for the townhouse duplex community.  I work at a child care facility, am the manager of the dance team, and am in the TRiO program.


Reginald Parson 



Major: Homeland Security

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Career Aspirations: Obtain my masters degree in Public Policy, possibly my Ph.D. in Political Science and work in government. 

Extra Curricular Interests: Member of the Marian University Student Review Board, SIFE.  I also enjoy running, walks, and drinking plenty of energy drinks!!


Thomas Weber 



Major:  Biology

Minor: Chemistry

Hometown: Sturgeon Bay, WI

Career Aspirations:  Microbiology, Pathology, Orthopedics, and Kinesiology.

Extra Curricular Interests: Intramural sports and volunteering for the Special Olympics.