9.6.2017 – Faces of Marian: Jenna and Nicole Wojahn
Nicole is a double major in nursing and Spanish.
Jenna is a nursing major with a Spanish minor.
â€śWe grew up in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. In our youth, we really enjoyed playing soccer. We played in leagues in Oshkosh, Milwaukee, and Appleton. We play now, here at Marian. We play defense (Jenna) and mid-field center (Nicole).
The smaller class sizes make it easier to learn. We came to Marian for the nursing program. We always heard Marianâ€™s nursing was a good program. Itâ€™s really hands-on. At Marian, all students can get personal with their learning because everyone is so approachable and interested in our well-being. We never wanted to be nursesâ€¦.we both wanted to be other professions. We both came to Marian with other educational goals, but switched to nursingâ€¦.and we like it!
Coach Jill (womenâ€™s head soccer coach) was a big influenceâ€¦she really sparked our interest in Marian.
Weâ€™ve had the opportunity to travel with Marian too. We went with the soccer team to Spain. We played a few games; it was a team-building trip and an intercultural experience. We also went on the Niagara medical tripâ€¦.it was life changing!Â They work 10x as hard as we do, but donâ€™t have anything like we do. In the poor parts, the kids were simply thankful. It was an eye-opening experience. We got to use what weâ€™ve learned at Marian, and we were able to practice our Spanish. We worked in the clinics, gave injections, got to put together prescriptions, and even played soccer with the kids. We truly believe we wouldnâ€™t have had these opportunities at a bigger school.
Our advice to other students – go to the events. Keep your mind open to new people and things. Take advantage of things on campus, as well as things outsideâ€¦.even outside the country.â€ť
Editors comment: Nicole is a commuter student and recently â€śretiredâ€ť soccer player (she used all her eligiblilty). She started at UWO, then transferred to Marian. Will graduate in May 2018. Jenna will graduate in May 2019. When not studying or playing soccer, she likes to hang out with friends and attend sporting events.