Meet Tory Nogle
Allow me to introduce myself…
Hello everyone! My name is Victoria Nogle. I am currently a senior at Dominican and I am studying Elementary Education and Sociology and next semester I am going to be student teaching. After I graduate, I hope to become a teacher for any grade K-6. I live in Downers Grove, a nearby suburb, with my family and this year is my first year as a commuter student. Other than spending countless hours at Dominican in class, I love to spend time with my family and friends, watch movies (romantic comedies of course), travel, and play my viola. On campus I am also involved in University Ministry and work in the Alumni office.
To put it simply, I love Dominican. Over the past three years, I have had opportunities to grow as a Dominican student and explore what it really means. Our university is so rich in history, just like the Dominican background. This past summer I was fortunate enough to participate in the Dominican College Preaching in Action Conference. Dominican schools from across the country came to our Dominican University to explore the meaning of being a Dominican preacher. A few weeks later, we hosted the Dominican Higher Education Colloquium, and again I got to experience the Dominican tradition with rich discussions and prayer. I am so proud and happy to be Dominican!
This year is very exciting and terrifying for me. There are a lot of things to complete before I can participate in my own Candle and Rose ceremony and walk across the stage to receive my diploma. I have been in school for 19 years and after I graduate I will be the teacher! I cannot wait to become a real teacher, I have known this since I was a little girl. Sure ,I went through my rock star stage, but I always knew deep down inside, teaching was the way to go for me. As I mentioned earlier, I play the viola, and have for 13 years. I was fortunate enough to be able to have a few viola students of my own. Having that experience helped me realize this is what I want to do with my life. I love helping other people realize their potential and I love kids, they are some amazing teachers as well! This year is full of firsts and lasts, and I could not be happier.
Thanks for reading a little bit about me, catch up with you soon!