Keagan Anderson
The one thing Keagan Anderson will always remember about his time at Winona State University is the people.

“I chose WSU due to the great atmosphere, good people and because it allowed me the opportunity to work more closely with the faculty,” said Anderson. “I had professors that genuinely cared about my learning.”

Anderson made meaningful connections with a number of mentors at WSU, people who kept him on track, encouraged him to dream, and let him know it was okay to relax and not take things too seriously all the time.

The Mount Prospect, Ill., native made it a point to get involved on campus and create his own network for success at WSU.

“Many of my early friends at WSU dropped out after freshman year, and being around those individuals made starting off more difficult,” Anderson explained. “After better finding my place at WSU, it has become one of the best experiences of my life.”

During his time at WSU, Anderson served as vice president of recruitment for Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity – Beta Xi Chapter and as president of the Greek Council, held the WIT Chair in RunnerUp Comedy Troupe, and was also a member of Alpha Psi Omega honor society and Chemistry Club.

Anderson will graduate from WSU with a bachelor’s degree in ACS Chemistry and a Communication Studies minor. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry.

“I’m proud to attend WSU because my peers make it a place worthy of pride; they work exceptionally hard, produce great work, and are dedicated,” Anderson said. “It’s that spirit that makes me proud to have gone here, proud to have been part of that experience.”

WSU Fall Commencement Ceremonies will be at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 in McCown Gymnasium. The 10 a.m. ceremony will feature the Colleges of Business, Education and Science, and the 2 p.m. ceremony will feature the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Nursing and Health Sciences. For more information about commencement, visit

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