Meet Science Alumni
Teachers. Technicians. Researchers. Doctors. Pharmacists. Professors.
Our science students and alumni are among the best and the brightest in
the nation—working at places like Harvard University, Los Alamos
National Laboratories, and Mayo Clinic. How did they accomplish all of
this in such a competitive field and marketplace?
Hear what they have to say:
"Throughout all of my education I learned so much about myself
and how much knowledge I could gain from my love of medicine and
science. I'm so very excited and appreciative to have had each and every
faculty member help me through my journey at Viterbo University. I
would not be where I am today if I didn't have their encouragement."
Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
"I looked at many other colleges and universities and their
science departments, but Viterbo became the clear frontrunner in my list
of choices due to its ACS-accredited chemistry program, friendly
faculty, and quality liberal arts education. From day one, I had a
positive, rewarding experience at Viterbo."
Stockholm University, Sweden
"The education I received at Viterbo was second
to none…It wasn't until I began working on my Ph.D. that I was able to
fully appreciate the education I received at Viterbo. The chemical
knowledge that I acquired in both the classroom and the laboratory
helped make the transition to graduate school a very smooth one. The
chemical instrumentation available for hands-on use by students is truly
exceptional. Very few undergraduates have access to this type of
instrumentation at larger colleges and universities."
Shane Peper, Ph.D.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
"I think the most important asset that Viterbo
gave me was confidence in using technology to communicate. Each and
every science class I took had a strong emphasis on writing papers,
using spreadsheets, and presenting data to others. It was difficult at
first, but, by the time I graduated, I had given so many presentations
and written so many papers that it was almost automatic. I think the
ability to communicate in the science world has helped advance my career
in a short amount of time. I have noticed that many others around me
have very little experience using the computer and technology tools that
I used daily at Viterbo."
Medical Lab Technician, Minnesota Department of Health
St. Paul, Minn.
"What good is a scientist who cannot write well
enough to express his ideas and findings? Most important of all, what
good is a professional who cannot think critically to reason? I credit
my education at Viterbo with giving me the ability to reason, to think
things through, to be able to 'think outside the box.' I credit Viterbo
with stimulating my thinking and reasoning ability—an invaluable gift."
Alexander (Sasha) Bobrov
Paramedic, Rural/Metro Ambulance Service
"Viterbo provided me an opportunity to have
small class sizes and a lot of one-on-one attention with the professors
teaching the classes. If I had questions on the subject matter, the
professors were very receptive to answering them outside of classes.
When I started medical school at Madison, I felt that I was as prepared
or more prepared in Chemistry, Biology, and Math as other entering
Matt Solverson, M.D.
Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation
Cedar Rapids, Wis.
"Viterbo has provided me with an excellent
education—not only in Chemistry, but also in life. It provided me with
an opportunity to develop my interests in helping people with the
service opportunities that were available. The teachers at Viterbo are
also very student-oriented and genuinely care about their students. This
education has given me the gift of being able to relate to many
Jennifer Tilleman, RPh.
Pharmacy Resident, Creighton University
"The Biology faculty at Viterbo gave me a
strong knowledge foundation for teaching science at the secondary level.
The faculty also modeled enthusiastic attitudes toward, not only the
content, but also the students."
Teacher, Central High School
La Crosse, Wis