Meet Mehakupinder Chahal ’19
Major: Biology
Minor: Economics
Graduation date: May 2019
GPA: 3.6
Hometown: Random Lake, Wis.
Organizations and activities:
  • Trustee distinguished scholar
  • Honors Program
  • Student government treasurer
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Boys and Girls Club volunteer
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Tour guide
  • SNC Orientation mentor 

Favorite place on campus:
My favorite place on campus would have to be the Gehl-Mulva Science Center. This brand-new science center with all its wonder is one of the reasons I picked St. Norbert, and it is where I spend the majority of my time. Whether it be in classes, studying or doing research, the science center has it all. I can study in one of the communal areas and talk to my friends, or I can get a study room and lock myself away for some intense work. 
How St. Norbert has changed me:
I have always valued community, but the communio I see at St. Norbert has shown me just how important it really is. Whenever I give a tour, I talk about how this place feels like home to me; that I feel homesick for St. Norbert during summer and Winter Break. The friends, the professors, the staff and everyone else at St. Norbert have made me understand how a community can feel like such a home and that everyone is just part of that big family. St. Norbert has given me a newfound understanding and desire to spread communio wherever life takes me. 
Plans for the future:
This summer (2018) I will be taking the Medical College Admission Test and hopefully attending medical school in a year to become a neurologist. After completion of my degree, I hope to join Doctors Without Borders or the Peace Corps.   
What I’ll remember most about SNC:
I will always remember the connections I made at St. Norbert. I may not always remember exactly which genus sharks belong to, but I will always remember the amazing experiences my friends and I have had. Whether it was just studying until 4 a.m. for a Gen Bio exam, laughing because of our sleep-deprived hysteria, or relaxing and grilling on the docks on a warm Sunday, I will remember everything about the people I have met at St. Norbert. It wasn’t even just my peers, it was also my professors. I will always remember wearing a professor’s graduation robes as a costume for a cannonball contest, and looking forward to hearing very lame Star Wars jokes in immunology class. The people that make up St. Norbert College are what I will remember the most.