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Image of Blair Souchek in a black cropped tank top and light-colored, high-waisted jeans, seated on the walking path of a bridge overlooking the New York city skyline. What is your name and graduation year?
Blair Souchek, 2024

What is your major or degree program? 
Social Sciences with an endorsement in Secondary Education

What do you hope to do after completing your degree?
I hope to teach middle school social studies at a small school district in Nebraska. I also hope to go back to school and get a master's degree and eventually go into education administration.

How is Doane preparing you to reach your goals?
Doane is preparing me to reach my goals by giving me opportunities to improve my skills in order to reach those goals. Through my involvement on campus, I have gained connections with people who encourage me to do my best. Doane has also offered me a quality education where I feel comfortable, prepared and experienced.

Who has been a major influence for you during your education at Doane? How have they helped you?
Someone who has been a major influence for me during my education at Doane has been my dad, Dr. Russ Souchek. He has always been by my side my whole life, but especially during my time at Doane. He ensures that I am prepared and inspires me with his hard work and passion that he devotes to Doane, but also his family.

What is something you're proud of accomplishing or achieving while at Doane?
Something that I'm proud of achieving while at Doane is my active involvement and the leadership positions I have held within the groups that I'm involved in.

What advice would you give to an incoming student?
Advice that I would give an incoming student would be to not be scared to get involved on campus. Involvement, for me, was the key to making connections and lifelong friends.

What's something you like about yourself that other people may not know?
I like spending time at the lake knee-boarding.

What is something you've really enjoyed about your time at Doane?

Something that I've enjoyed about my time at Doane is the relationships I have made and continue to make with not only my peers, but faculty and staff.