Meet Olivia Durocher ’19

Major: Biology (Biomedical concentration) and Philosophy
Graduation Date: May 2019
GPA: 3.59
Hometown: Green Bay, Wis.

Organizations and activities:

  • Resident assistant in Burke Hall
  • President, crew team
  • Co-president, Investment Club
  • Teaching assistant for General Biology I
  • Pianist for prayer services at Old St. Joseph Church
  • Student minister at Old St. Joseph Church
  • Member, Pre-Health Club

Scholarships and awards:

  • Trustee Distinguished Scholarship
  • Music Scholarship
  • Dean’s List
Favorite place on campus
The docks, especially at nighttime. That’s where I go whenever I need to take a moment for myself to pray or reflect, regardless of the reason or the season.
Plans for the future
I hope to pursue a position in the medical field as a specialized surgeon. My interests currently lie in cardiothoracic, reconstructive plastic surgery and orthopedic surgery.
What I’ll remember most about SNC:
The people, without a doubt. I have found a family here in more ways than I ever thought was possible. My college experience has been enriched by the genuine relationships I’ve been blessed to make with not only my dear friends, but many of my coworkers, teammates and professors as well. Every day, the beautiful campus, mixed with the sense of community, I feel puts a smile on my face and I know that this is God’s way of saying, “Olivia, you picked the right school.”
What my scholarship means to me:
Being able to receive an education here at St. Norbert College means the world to me. Many people are puzzled by my choice in majors with the idea that science and faith cannot and do not mix. However, I think that doctors, health-care professionals, and scientists alike are proof that the link between the two is of utmost importance. And it is precisely for this reason that I am pursuing majors in both the sciences and philosophy – to learn about the nature of phenomena and its connection to the nature of man and his existence. I believe that God works through the hands of doctors to do his work and that he gives them the power to not only heal people but to give them hope and comfort. The education I am getting here at St. Norbert College is providing me with this balance of science and faith that is so crucial to success in what I want to do in the future. I want to be able to save and improve lives physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually through my practice some day.