Candy standing in library
September 8, 2021

Candy Skauge, a longtime employee at NDSU Libraries, took classes for 16 years to earn a bachelor's degree in art.

For Skauge, it was about setting a goal and achieving it, no matter how long it took. That anything is possible if you work hard and set your mind to it.

“Those students over the years just seemed to accept me,” said Skauge, who also earned a minor in sociology. “They don’t see me as an old person, but as another artist like themselves. My age is 68, but in my mind I’m still young, willing to try new things, explore new ideas, and be outspoken. But I’m also able to relate and comprehend what the younger students are going through.”

Skauge has learned a great deal from the classes she’s taken and appreciates the expertise of her professors guiding her in this journey. “The art instructors are very knowledgeable and are more than willing to help students advance their new ideas,” said Skauge. “I feel connected to the Renaissance community.”

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