Congratulations Class of 2017!

  • Chemical engineering graduates Charlie
    Bulger and Austin Peters.
  • Shannon Tracy studying in Guam, where
    she plans to return this January.
  • Danny was fortunate enough to connect with
    Oliver Horowitz, author of "An American
    Caddie" in St. Andrews.

As the school year comes to an end, it means that once again we must say goodbye and thank you to another outstanding class of graduates. This year we watched 11 seniors achieve a dream that, through the gift of the Evans Scholarship, became possible.

Congratulations to Austin Peters, Charles Bulger, Matteo Potter, Daniel Quinn, Shannon Tracy, Elias Lee, Carl Schwappach, Joseph Berchem, Melanie Smith, Cassandra Bauman and Jacob Tessman on their graduation.


Each of these seniors has their own unique story, and we are excited to share the next steps that they have in store as they enter the real world:

Charles Bulger had a very lustrous undergraduate career while in the Minnesota Evans Scholarship House. Charlie not only served as a two term president of our chapter, but was also elected chair of the National Committee. A chemical engineering major, Charlie will begin his post-graduate life with a ful- time position at Pentair as a member of the Engineering Leadership Development Program.

Austin Peters, also a chemical engineering major, served our chapter as the administrative vice president. He has accepted a ful- time position as a product development engineer at Tundra.

Carl Schwappach studied abroad during the first semester of his senior year at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Not only this, but he had the opportunity to play St. Andrews, where he shot an impressive six over par, and posted an even score on the front nine. Carl enters the job search this summer, while in the meantime plans to continuing caddying at Interlachen CC.

Daniel Quinn served the chapter as our vice president of New Scholars. Danny also was fortunate enough to spend a semester abroad in Glasgow, Scotland (playing St. Andrews as well). This summer Danny looks forward to working full time at Hayes Companies in downtown Minneapolis as a client ambassador.

Grant Kregness, is actively pursuing jobs in the research and development industry, with a focus on medicine and pharmaceuticals. During his active search, he will be caddying at the highly regarded Spring Hill Golf Club.

Shannon Tracy, an animal science major, has been accepted into the University of Minnesota Veterinary School. Last year, Shannon spent a semester studying in the U.S. Territory of Guam. This January, Shannon plans on moving to Guam for six months to continue to study and practice pre-veterinary medicine. She looks forward to starting veterinary school in the fall of 2018.

Cassandra Bauman, a biology major on the pre-medicine track, worked as a medical scribe within the St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Department, as well as serving as our previous vice president of communications. This summer she has accepted an internship at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, observing a neurosurgeon. In the meantime, she is studying for her MCAT in the pursuit of medical school.

Matteo Potter, an accounting major, will spend this summer studying for his Certified Public Accounting exam. Starting in August, he looks forward to working full time at his dream job as an auditing associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. 
Once, again, we would like to thank our seniors for all they have contributed to make our chapter such a special place for all grade levels, freshmen through seniors. As you can see, this senior class has a lot of be proud of and they will be dearly missed.