Lindsay Kurtz '09

In her four years at Hartwick, Lindsay Kurtz ’09 has been challenged both in and out of the classroom as a student-athlete and Nursing major.

“I was forced to adopt an incredibly organized time-management routine so that my desire to be an athlete and a Nursing major became a realistic goal,” she says. “The Hartwick College Nursing program has an excellent reputation, and our Nursing graduates demonstrate in the workforce the difference between a Hartwick graduate and graduates from other nursing programs.”

As part of her Nursing education, Kurtz took part in two off-campus January Term programs: Transcultural Nursing in Jamaica and the Senior Independent Practicum, which she says have provided her with “many invaluable experiences and opportunities for the future.”

Kurtz’s experience within the program has helped her develop a kinship not only with her peers, she says, but with her professors.

“These friendships have broadened my ability to work with others,” she says. “Hartwick College has a great sense of community.”

Outside of the classroom, numerous clubs and programs also have allowed her to broaden her education. She has raised a black lab for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, served as vice president of the Hartwick College Association of Student Nurses, was a resident advisor and assistant resident director, and captain of the field hockey team.

“Opportunities to become involved are constantly emerging,” she says. “The combination of my education and participation in extracurricular activities has created a lifetime of memories and paved the way for a bright future.”

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