Profile - Amanda Polipnick

Amanda Polipnick

Student Profile

Meet Amanda Polipnick
Biology program

Milaca, MN

Question and Answer

  • Question

    Have you had any favorite instructors at Anoka-Ramsey?


    I have encountered many teachers who have inspired and guided me to continue my education, among those teacher were; Rebecca Thomas (American Sign Language), Bradley Wold (Biology), Andrew Aspaas (Chemistry) and Kate Maurer (English).

  • Question

    Did you like the Cambridge Campus?


    The Cambridge Campus is beautiful, with the trail, outside seating, and the big rock out front, these features are wonderful for doing homework, studying, or even resting your mind in between classes. The facilities are set up nicely making it easy to find your way around and not intimidating for new students and visitors.

  • Question

    Have you done any community service?


    During the colleges 2nd grade leaf project, I helped the children draw and paint leaves. Helped organized the Phi Theta Kappa/ HOSA Coat drive. With the HOSA club I participated in Feed our starving Children. Helped plan the Health occupations fair at the Cambridge campus. At Grace Pointe I made prayer blankets, and helped residents make tie blankets. I volunteer with my two therapy dogs at my local nursing home and other facilities. I also volunteer at a haunt that gives all their profits to the local food shelf. Helped run an informational session at colleges STEM event. I participate in the Phi Theta Kappa’s annual River Clean-up. I also volunteer at the annual Candlelight Ski event.

  • Question

    What are your future plans?


    I will transfer to the University of Minnesota for the Pre-Vet program. My goal is to become a large animal veterinarian. Starting with studying animal science at the University of Minnesota. Then continuing on to graduate school to receive my Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine and Masters of Public Health degree.

Fun Facts

  • Fast Fact #1

    Amanda most appreciate the small, hometown feel as she walked in the door of Anoka-Ramsey.

  • Fast Fact #2

    Amanda is a self-employed farrier. (According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the term farrier is now usually applied specifically to a blacksmith who specializes in shoeing horses, a skill that requires not only the ability to shape and fit horseshoes, but also the ability to clean, trim and shape a horse's hooves.

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