Hard work pays off for distinguished student Kristina Wamboldt
Published on June 05 2014
She appreciates the recognition, but Kristina Elizabeth Wamboldt didn’t spend many quiet nights inside studying and countless hours volunteering to win awards.
Instead, the 23-year-old has devoted most of her time at Brock University preparing for a career in teaching. She completed the concurrent education program with a bachelor of science and bachelor of education degree and a 94 per cent overall average.
During Wednesday afternoon’s Faculty of Education convocation ceremony, Wamboldt was presented with a Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal and Dean’s medals for her accomplishments.
“It’s been a lot of hard work over the last five years, the first four years in particular doing my math and science degree,” Wamboldt said. “It’s almost like vindication. It paid off in the end, the long nights of studying and not doing much else but school.”
In addition to her in-class success, Wamboldt has been an active volunteer at Brock. She is part of several groups that have raised thousands of dollars for charity, including the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society’s Flora Broley Memorial Ball Hockey Tournament that has brought in more than $60,000 for Alzheimer’s. She is currently working as a BLCS assistant.
“It’s kind of my both sides of the brain,” Wamboldt said of her passion for academics and volunteerism.
Wamboldt wants to supply teach in Niagara next year and would do so while completing her master of education at Brock.
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Shalini Dass, Board of Trustees Chair Joe Robertson and Kristina Wamboldt at the Faculty of Education Convocation Ceremony