CATEGORIES: Alumni News Campus Clips Sir Jimmie Blog Six Word Memoir Video

ALUMNI NEWS
Kelsey Wilberg(’16) Finishes Strong

For Kelsey Wilberg, graduating from University of Jamestown is a milestone after overcoming tragedy.

Wilberg attended North Dakota State University and graduated with a degree in university studies and a minor in psychology. In 2013, she became a member of the inaugural Doctor of Physical Therapy program at UJ’s Fargo campus

While pursuing her degree Wilberg gave birth to Tali JoAnn Gilbertson on March 9, 2012. She and Tali’s father had planned to marry when Wilberg finished school.

Wilberg had just completed her first semester at UJ when Tali’s father, died from injuries in a snowmobiling accident on Jan. 22, 2014. Tali was just 1 year old.

“I did not plan be a single mom going into this program. God put in me in this and he is getting me through this,” Wilberg said. “I lifted my worries up to God and he directs us in prayer where we are supposed to go.”

Rather than drop out Wilberg said her classmates and professors really showed her support. Her family and friends all pitched in to give her time to study and work.

“I was able to pull through school with this continuous support of family, friends and teachers,” Wilberg said.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree dream was also about providing the best possible life for Tali.

This career path would make her a good provider, she said, but would also ensure she would have enough time to be a good mom.

“I want to be coming home happy every day and creating a positive influence on her,” she said.

Tali, now age 3, will be going to preschool in the fall. She is already playing hockey and gymnastics, and Wilberg said she wants to be there for all of it — making sure she is happy.

Read Full Article at The Jamestown Sun

Would you like to be notified when articles like this are posted?
Choose subscription options for your phone or email.


Posted:May 9, 2016


Popular This Month
Grad Year
Justin Schweitzer (’02) named CMEDr. Justin Schweitzer recently accepted the role of Chief Medical Editor for Modern Optometry. Read more about why he accepted…
Johnson (’06) Appointed AuditorZasha Johnson (’06) has been appointed as the new Auditor for Oakes City. For the past nine years, she served…
Josh Kittell(’08) to Head Jimmie FootballUniversity of Jamestown director of athletics Sean Johnson announced that Josh Kittell is the school’s new head football coach. A…
In memoriam: Dr. James StoneDr. James Stone, former UJ professor, passed away Wednesday, March 29 after battling cancer. Dr. Stone influenced countless lives in…
Peterson Selected for Executive Leadership AcademyUniversity of Jamestown is pleased to announce that Polly Peterson, Executive Vice President, is one of 23 senior-level administrators in…
2016 Scramble ResultsThe 30th Annual Jimmie Scramble took place on Saturday, June 18th at the Jamestown Country Club. Like previous years, the…
Bruce Berg(’58) and Rev. Terry Anderson PodcastFormer University of Jamestown professor and Jamestown High School speech teacher Bruce Berg (’58, English & Education) and Rev. Terry…
Clay (’11) shares favorite recipeWhen Ryan Clay (‘11) studied abroad with UJ in Europe, he discovered the soup solyanka. Now, as a professional cook,…
Photo Gallery: Dine & Bid 2016Left click for a larger image. Right click to save the image. If you are having any issues with this…


2018


2017


2016


2015


2014


2013


2012


2011


2010


2009


2008


2007


2006


2005


2004


2003


2002


2001


2000


19x1


1999


1998


1997


1996


1995


1994


1992


1991


1989


1988


1987


1986


1985


1983


1981


1979


1978


1977


1975


1973


1972


1971


1968


1967


1963


1962


1961


1959


1958


1954


1952


1951


1950


1947


1937


1931

Recent

University of Jamestown at a glance

Financial Aid

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Fine Arts Performance Awards
  • Journey Awards

Campus Demographics

Placement Rate

1,100 students from 30 states and 20 countries
99%
(Undergraduate 2017)

Student to Faculty Ratio - 12:1

-
Utility