Alumni Profile: Molly Wolk
Molly graduated from St. Norbert College in 2007 with a B.A. in Religious Studies and a minor in Biology. While a student at SNC, she spent a semester studying abroad at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy during her senior year. At SNC, Molly devoted much of her time to the Office of Residential Life, working as a Resident Assistant for nearly three years. She was also very active in the Environmental Club and Zambia Project on campus.
It was largely through Molly’s experiences with the St. Norbert TRIPS program that she felt compelled to join the Jesuit Volunteer Corps upon graduating. She is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps: Northwest as a Reading Clinician at Saint Charles Mission School, located on southeastern Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation. Molly’s primary responsibility at this privately-funded Catholic school is assisting in the diagnosis and treatment of reading problems in students. She provides reading assistance through the Reading Recovery and Read Well programs and by proctoring benchmarking assessments as needed. Also at Saint Charles, Molly founded a Recycling Club which meets weekly to collect recyclable items from the classrooms and to engage in environmental education and awareness.
After several academic discipline changes and in light of the profound experience she had at Saint Charles, Molly came to the realization that her vocation is education. She is increasingly passionate about sharing her knowledge with today’s impressionable youth. Molly’s enthusiasm and infatuation for teaching releases an authenticity in her that she has never quite been able to express in other arenas. She wishes to pursue a post-baccalaureate teaching certification in elementary education, coupled with a Masters of Education degree. She will begin her graduate education at Montana State University-Billings in Fall 2008, working towards a Master of Education, Interdisciplinary Studies Option.
Molly is extremely proud of both her St. Norbert education as well as her year spent serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. The comprehensive liberal arts instruction she received from St. Norbert did well to prepare her for the challenging, yet remarkably fulfilling, moments she experiences every day as a Jesuit Volunteer.