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By Mindi Blosser, admissions counselor

I knew what I wanted to study, I had a career plan in mind; I just needed a nurturing educational environment, a place where I could develop confidence and prove to everyone that I could achieve my goal of being a teacher. In high school I had little academic confidence; my grades were not the best. I was actively involved in athletics, clubs and youth group, I always completed my work on time and received extra help in my college prep classes; but I remained a weak academic performer. I was not college material according to my high school teachers or guidance staff. The idea of college quickly faded away until I became persistent in my college search, I clearly understood that if I did not find the right college I would miss the opportunity of reaching my goal as a teacher. As my college search progressed, I found this little hidden gem I had never heard of before, Ancilla College, and it is here where my first college experience began many years ago.

Ancilla College believed in me from the moment I walked through the door. I realized that with my work ethic and the personal attention offered at Ancilla College I would achieve great things and I did. I was a Dean’s List student in college, I gained confidence, I lead with distinction, and I credit my successes to Ancilla. I was able to transfer onto a larger university with confidence. I completed my Elementary Education degree with an Early Childhood minor and I was offered a job before I received my diploma. I had finally achieved what many people thought I could not do. Since Ancilla College, I have taught many grade levels, coached different athletic teams, lead professional development for colleagues and moved across the ocean to work at an International School and ironically I am back at Ancilla now working for the college where it all began. Ancilla College is student focused and a place that prepares you for your next level of success.


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.

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