Meet the CHOICE Council

 

2013-2014 CHOICE Executive Board

 

CHOICE Council President

President Taylor Sommers

Name: Taylor Sommers
Hometown: Rosemount, MN
Year In School: Junior
Major: Psychology (minors in Neuroscience & Economics)
Favorite Cafe Food: Rotisserie Chicken, Lasagna, anything that is quicke-like...and MONSTER BARS. I am determined to get the recipe before I leave Gustavus!
Why Gustavus: It was a week before decision deadline and St. Olaf told me they were completely booked for tours. We called Gustavus and they told us to come down that day. It was sunny, beautiful, and I couldn't count how many people said "hello" to my tour guide. I knew that was the kind of place I wanted to spend my next four years.
Why CHOICE: I realize how much I appreciate CHOICE housing now that I am living elsewhere on campus. The sense of community created by living with people who share the same values made the transition to college life that much easier. The relationships that evolved through CHOICE will unquestionably be life-long!

CHOICE Council Vice-President

Vice-President Matt Erdahl

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CHOICE Council Secretary

Secretary Hayley Nemmers

Name: Hayley Nemmers
Hometown: Des Moines, IA
Year In School: Sophomore
Major: Psychological Sience and Sociology/Anthropology
Favorite Cafe Food: Oreo Cheesecake Bar
Why Gustavus: It stood out in my mind after touring A LOT of schools. The campus was beautiful and I felt the academic coursework would challenge me.
Why CHOICE: I did not want to live in an environment that would be too distracting. I've stayed in CHOICE becuase it is nice to have alternative events on campus that do not involve drinking.

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CHOICE Council Historian

Historian Nate Long

Name: Nate Long
Hometown: Appleton, WI
Year In School: Sophomore
Major: Political Science (minor in Spanish)
Favorite Cafe Food: Hmmm...tough one. It's a toss up: Chicken Kiev or ice cream with warm cookies on top!
Why Gustavus: The profs and Curriculum II (now "Three Crowns") wowed me.
Why CHOICE: The guys who lived with me in 2A are some of the best people I have ever met!

2013-2014 CHOICE Council Representatives

Norelius 1A

1A Rep Lindsey Taylor

Name: Lindsey Taylor
Hometown: Duluth, MN
Year In School: First Year
Major: Undecided
Favorite Cafe Food: French Toast
Why Gustavus: When I was visiting colleges I could tell that there was a real sense of community here, and I was right! I am also involved in the Symphony Orchestra, which is something I feel very fortunate to be a part of.
Why CHOICE: I wanted to meet people who share the same values as me. It's a great community where we all immediately have something in common!

1A Rep Megan Quirk

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Norelius 2A

2A Rep Jacob Johnson

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2A Rep Ray Sajulga

Name: Ray Sajulga
Hometown: Chaska, MN
Year In School: First Year
Major: Biology/Chemistry and/or Computer Science
Favorite Cafe Food: Rotisserie chicken, cod...or wontons
Why Gustavus: It felt situationally right in that it presented several challenges to me, yet had the resources to allow me to go beyond my own expectations. Things like the beautiful and compact campus, amazing food, and great people are things I appreciate every day.
Why CHOICE: To get free things, meet pretty awesome people, and to reinforce the idea that you don't need substances to have the time of your life!

Prairie View

 

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PRA Rep Lisa Slaikeu

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