When Holly Kimball was planning for a degree in Engineering, she looked for an affordable college providing a quality education where credits would easily transfer.
Normandale stood out from all the rest.
“Normandale provided me with a lot of opportunities and a great learning environment because of smaller class sizes,” said Kimball. “There were so many helpful and caring people there and the flexible class schedules helped me since I worked full-time. I also loved all the wonderful opportunities to volunteer.”
Initially Kimball did not intend to volunteer, but while at Normandale she worked as a tutor with America Reads/ America Counts, Simpson Housing Services and Bloomington Public Schools. That spirit of sharing and involvement has continued. As a member of the Society of Women Engineers, she helps with engineering summer camps and was trying to form the Women in Engineering Club at Normandale.
Shortly after graduating from Normandale, Kimball became an Associate Manufacturing Engineer at Medtronic, rare for someone still earning their bachelor’s degree. Kimball did receive her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of St. Thomas and is currently a Principal Sourcing Continuity Engineer. She is currently a Senior Process Development Engineer at Boston Scientific.
“I think the education track I was on at Normandale played a big role in receiving my promotions. I am thankful for the role Normandale played.”