Kara Vanderhorst '14

Admissions Counselor

Email:
kara.vanderhorst@simpson.edu
Phone Number:
515-961-1820
Office Location:
College Hall

Territory: Northwest Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Western States, and Texas

Hometown: West Bend, IA

College Majors: Psychology and Sociology Minor: Human Resources

Favorite Simpson Memory: My senior year for May Term I traveled to Thailand for two weeks. I made lifelong friendships and experienced another culture on a level I never would have imagined. This trip really put life into perspective and made me appreciate my college experience that much more!

Favorite Simpson Tradition: I always loved the Stand Around. The Stand Around is an event that occurs every year on the first Sunday once everyone has moved in. There is music, inflatables, food, and great memories made. I can remember my first year being shy and not wanting to go. Some new friends and I decided to go and we had a blast and by my 2nd year I was so excited for the event. It is great to see everyone, especially some who you may have lots of catching up to do. This event kicks of the year in great fashion!

Simpson Insider Tip: Do everything you want in college because now is the time! Participate in intramurals, be a member of a club, or start your own for that matter. The possibilities are endless. Also make sure to take advantage of the relationships you can build here – sometimes it is not what you know, it is who you know.

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