Passengers

Here’s a list of all who will be traveling and why we are taking this trip. (Author’s note: This page is still under construction).

Jordan Gerard
Age: 20
Year: Junior
Hometown: Spring Grove, MN
Major/minor: Journalism with creative writing minor
Why: To do some field journalism and I like traveling in general.

Mackenzie Pochardt
Age: 22
Year in school: 5th year starting this fall
Hometown: Mendota Heights, Minn.
Major/Minor: Professional Studies/Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Why: Always been fascinated by civil rights and the movement and thought this would be a fabulous way opportunity to learn more and do more.

Haley Krautbauer
Age: 21
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pine City, Minn.
Major/Minor: Social Science Education
Why: I always wanted to do some sort of trip while I was in school. This trip was convenient and it was a topic I was interested in.

Casey Schuldt
Age: 20
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Caledonia, Minn.
Major/Minor: Computer Science
Why: To experience the South and to travel to a place I’ve never been.

Sarah Marie Anderson
Age: 22
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rochester, Minn.
Major/Minor: Social Studies History Teaching
Why: I am going on this trip because I like to travel. While in high school I had the opportunity to go to Australia, Italy, and Greece. Unfortunately I have not had the opportunity to travel until this trip. I am also particularly interested in this time period in United States history and I look forward to meeting with individuals who had an impact in changing history.

Hannah McDonah
Age: 22
Year: Senior
Hometown: Trempealeau, Wis.
Major/Minor: Social Studies History Teaching
Why: I’m interested in contemporary history, but I really want to use this experience in a future history classroom.

Andrew Wangen
Age: 21
Year: Senior
Hometown: Austin, Minn.
Major/Minor: History
Why: To see the landmarks and visit veterans that I have read about in Civil Rights history.

Tyler Stern
Age: 21
Year: Senior
Hometown: Waterford, Wis.
Major/Minor: Social Sciences/History Teaching, Coaching
Why: I believe in order to teach history and to be able to truly give an accurate account, personal experience and primary sources are important. Moreover, to understand the impact of a movement as powerful as this one needs to immerse themselves as deep as possible in its eminence.

Jessica Hepinstall
Age: 20
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rochester, Minn.
Major/Minor: History
Why: Diversity related issues have been a large part of my work over the past year. Learning about the Civil Rights Movement in depth is a fantastic opportunity and I look forward to applying what I learn here in my daily life.

Luke Stahlmann
Age: 21
Year: Junior/Senior
Hometown: St. Paul
Major/Minor: Social Science/History teaching, history minor
Why: Wealth of knowledge that can hopefully serve as asset to future students of mine. I personally enjoy exploring and activity learning.

Sarah Lynn Anderson
Age: 20
Year: Junior
Hometown: Savage, Minn.
Major/Minor: Law and Society/Sociology
Why: To learn about the Civil Rights Movement and gain more knowledge about policies that were enacted at this time.

Hunter Lyght
Age: 21
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fennimore, Wis.
Major/Minor: Law and Society, Coaching minor
Why: Great experience and never been to Alabama, Tennessee, or Mississippi. Two upper level classes also made this an amazing opportunity.

Samantha Paulson
Age: 21
Year: Junior
Hometown: Sauk Rapids, Minn.
Major/Minor: History Education
Why: Meet new people and to actively learn about history through a new situation. Plus I’ve always been interested in the Civil Rights Movement.

Trisha Abt
Age: 20
Year: Senior
Hometown: Viroqua, Wis.
Major/Minor: Law and Society, history minor
Why: I am going on this trip because I have never traveled to the South before and I want to experience new things and meet new people.

Kasey Bruha
Age: 22
Year: Senior
Hometown: La Crosse, Wis.
Major/Minor: Social Science History Teaching, history minor
Why: I am going on the trip to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement. I love to travel and I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to help me as a preservice teacher and it would be fun.

Jessica Eling
Age: 21
Year: Senior
Hometown: Stillwater, Minn.
Major/Minor: Law and Society
Why: I am going on this trip because I thought it would be a great experience. I have never been out of the Midwest and I am open to new experiences and opportunities.

Nicholas Lee
Age: 20
Year: Junior
Hometown: Rochester, Minn.
Major/Minor: Social Studies Secondary Education
Why: I want to be able to bring the knowledge and experiences of this trip to my future classroom. I also wanted to get hands on experience when reviewing the Civil Rights Movement.

Raymond Shoup 
Age: 23
Year: Senior (with two years left)
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Major/Minors: Paralegal and Psychology, Child Advocacy and Dance minor
Why: The civil rights movement is such an influential and vital part of our history, especially since it can still be a struggle in today’s generation. It is because of this, that I wanted to take the travel study option for 2 of my Paralegal prerequisites, I feel as though, visiting the places effected by the civil rights movements, and meeting veterans of the movement will offer a better and more experiential learning experience than just reading a couple of chapters, watching some videos, and listening to a lecture.

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