When Grant Hegstad first set foot on Northwestern in 2006, he was like any other freshman: nervous about the combination of homework, tests and reading in addition to sports and other activities.
After embracing the college way of life, Hegstad’s version of “other activities” turned out to be quite different from what most people may think.
“When my roommate was gone for a weekend,” he said, “we moved all of his stuff into one of Coly’s bathrooms and set up his desk, computer, and everything else in the bathroom.”
The bathroom switch-a-roo may have been the craziest thing he’s done at NW, but his favorite memory took place on the football field against Concordia University during his sophomore year.
“Our field goal attempt at the end of the game was blocked,” he said, “but after a pass and a number of fumbles, we recovered the ball in the end zone to win the game with no time left.”
Hegstad, an aspiring teacher, aims to emulate the serving example of Dr. Dick Van Holland.
“He was always so relational with all of us students,” he said. “He has such a servant heart as an educator.”
From the classroom to the football field and even to Coly’s bathroom, Hegstad has made timeless memories at NW and the list will only continue to grow as he lives it up for one last year.