Courses shape world view
Professors and advisors have also inspired her to volunteer and study abroad.
Experiences broaden cultural understanding
“I may not have been interested in an organization like The Covering House if I had not taken classes that taught me about the horrors of sex trafficking,” Sudholt said of her internship at the St. Louis nonprofit helping teens facing sexual exploitation.
And studying away to Ecuador and Spain “helped me learn the Spanish language and understand cultures different than my own.”
She also found a passion for working with the Stomp Out Hunger shoe drive, collecting shoes for those who continue to be affected by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
As Sudholt looks to the uncertain future, beyond her expected spring 2015 graduation, she said: “I have no doubt that I will be successful because of the global studies department at Missouri State.”