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Spotlight On: April Tulgetske

Program: Nursing
Class of 2020

As a non-traditional student, L&C’s newest Student Trustee April Tulgetske is grateful for the opportunity to pursue her goals, even after stepping away from school 20 years ago to raise a family. 

“The idea of returning to school after a long gap, transferring, or starting a new program can be daunting,” the L&C Nursing major said. “Returning to school was always my hope, and my choice has always been nursing. L&C left the door wide open for me – all I had to do was walk through it.”

Tulgetske’s goal is to work as a hospice nurse or in neurology, and chose L&C for its support system and variety of offerings.

“Lewis and Clark has a very hometown feel,” she said. “It’s small, but offers so many options that everyone can find their niche. Also, the nursing program has an incredible reputation. I can attest to the dedication and talent within the nursing program. I have the greatest instructors.”

Tulgetske was sworn in as Student Trustee at the April 30 Board of Trustees special meeting and said she looks forward to representing the student body. 

“I am really excited to be an active part of the college community and to get to know the students,” she said. “I feel as if a door to opportunity has opened for me, I would like to use it wisely and in a meaningful manner. I look forward to doing what I can to help doors open for others.”

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