In talking with senior Blue Hawk Abbie Kludt, her love for Dickinson State became very clear. Keep reading to find out more about her!

Where are you from, Abbie?

I’m from Hettinger, North Dakota.

Can you tell us about your life before you came to Dickinson State?

Before DSU, I was a student athlete for Hettinger-Scranton High School. I played volleyball, basketball, and ran track for the Night Hawks. I was also vice president for FBLA, class president, and student council president.

What led you to choose DSU?

I chose DSU because Isaiah, my brother, was here, and he said it was one of his best decisions.

What are you studying, and when do you plan to graduate?

I am studying digital communication, and I will be graduating this May!

Have any professors made a significant impact on you?

Through my entire college career, there was one professor who has stood above the rest in my mind. This professor was Lori Hauf. She told me to get involved, impacted me as a student, inspired me to continue in my current degree and career path, and made me a better person. Her courses were always my favorite, and if I had to do it all over again, I would take every class with her as my professor.

Are you a part of any clubs or sports? Do you volunteer?

I am part of FBLA, Homecoming Committee, CAB, and am the photographer for every sport on campus. In the summer, I volunteer for different programs.

Do you have a job, on or off campus?

I have multiple jobs! I am a student worker for the DSU Heritage Foundation, I ref volleyball and basketball for Dickinson Middle School and the high school, and I also ref for the Rec Center.

What do you like to do with your free time?

In my free time, I take pictures, go to Blue Hawk events, usually hang out with Jeran, Bradyn, Dawson, my twins, and other friends!

What are your plans after you graduate?

Right now, my plans are to go to graduate school for marketing or sports marketing. The schools I’m looking at are Denver, Clemson, Ole Miss, and of course, DSU.

What would you tell someone who’s thinking about becoming a Blue Hawk like yourself?

Being a Blue Hawk means staying connected to the university forever. You might initially want to come here for sports or because it is affordable, but there’s so much more to offer. President Easton and Marivern, the Foundation, faculty and staff, and the student body make the experience memorable. You make or break your experience at DSU; I’ve loved every second I have been here.

P.S. Going to school with your siblings is the best experience!

Is there something I haven’t asked that you’d like to share?

As always, Go Hawks!