Sandy Hiortdahl '85

    Major: English

    English professor, writer, swimmer, professional ping pong player.

    Favorite Professor

    Robert Day, Creative Writing, but also his American Literature courses (where I learned to teach by observing him).

    Fondest WC Memory

    The Literary House Holiday parties, faculty and students reciting their favorite poems, lots of Norwegian egg nog (spiked), caroling that became an impromptu 'around the neighborhood' event.

    Let's Hear It for the Liberal Arts

    It was, firstly, a fantastic education, but WC also taught me to trust my instincts, to follow my passions, and to help others along the way.


    Have fun, even as you work hard and develop your ambitions. Believe in yourself.