BISMARCK, ND—Senior Nicholas Kaiser of Bagley, MN, is the second recipient of the Joseph and Ellen Curia Scholarship at the University of Mary. President Monsignor James Shea presented Kaiser with the certificate of recognition at an all-university award ceremony recently.

The Chris Curia family sponsors the award on behalf of his parents Joseph and Eileen—honoring their love of education and the sacrifice it takes to navigate the rigors of higher education. This award is given to a student based on his or her outstanding character, academic excellence, and who continually demonstrates servant leadership.

Kaiser just recently graduated from Mary and will be pursuing a career in health care. He will be in his home state on a two-year internship at St. Cloud Hospital where he plans to help with x-rays before eventually caring for cancer patients in radiation therapy. Kaiser plans to keep all his health care options open.

“I am very thankful, humbled and surprised to have received this award,” said Kaiser. “My goal is to become cross-trained in at least one, if not multiple modalities. By doing so, I can apply to various hospitals that offer traveling tech programs. This would allow me to travel and see the different areas of the world we live in, especially while I am still young. It’s my ultimate dream to eventually travel overseas to work in another country in order to help the less fortunate. I am very grateful to my parents for the unconditional support they have shown me over my lifetime.”

Nicholas is the son of Aaron and Darcie Kaiser of Bagley.