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Stories in the College of Arts and Sciences

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Maggi Van Dorn '08

Religious Studies major

SCU prepares alumna for what to do for the rest of her life: explore religion and spirituality creatively.

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Joyce Viloria '03

Biology major

Evaluating DNA enzymes as an undergraduate research student drives alumna to success in graduate school.

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Heidi von der Mehden '97

Chemistry major

Alumna discovers the chemistry between creating computer monitors and making great-tasting wine.

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Andrew Vu '09

Chemistry major

Thinking and solving problems like a scientist are major talents honed by this chemistry major.

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Catherine Waite '09

Business Management and Spanish Studies major

A business and Spanish double major finds how well these degrees complement each other in California, and abroad.

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Chris Weber

Associate Professor, Physics

Physics Professor Chris Weber encourages undergraduates to step outside of the classroom and put on their lab coats.

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Justen Whittall

Assistant Professor, Biology

Biology professor examines how the rarest plant species evolve over time in the coldest corners of Alaska.

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Matt Williams '09

Psychobiology major

Psychobiology major studies the effects of sleep deprivation, a common ailment in many college students.

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Dana Wolfe '01

English major

What alumnus, now marketing director at a healthcare company, values most is SCU's commitment to each and every student.

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Krystal Wu '09

English major

English major's immersion experience in El Salvador exposes her to the reality of life of many others.