In the fall of 1974, I was a freshman at the College of Saint Teresa. I was from a suburb of Chicago where I had attended a large public high school. There were just shy of one thousand students in my graduating class. The counselors were taxed by so many students, that I had been making my schedules for years without their help.
My plan was to be a nurse, so the curriculum was just about set with few opportunities for electives. I thought this to be true until I met Sister Michaea. I expected a short visit. Instead, she listened as I responded to her questions of my favorite classes and teachers in high school. She advised me to explore liberal arts classes in those areas. My very favorite classes at CST were those Shakespeare classes I took from Sister Emmanuel Collins.