"Home is where the heart is."
My name is Sara Krug and for the time being, my home is right here at Saint Vincent College. Some may call me crazy, but the only college that I sent an application to is Saint Vincent. Although this is against the norm, the moment that I stepped foot on campus, I was confident that this is where I wanted to spend the next four years of my life. Right now I am a junior majoring in both communication and graphic design and each day is a new adventure for me. I may be a typical college student, but my passion, faith and creativity inspires me to be the best that I can be. I want to share my everyday experiences with others, in the hopes of capturing how the college has shaped me in the smallest and largest ways and how every aspect continues to guide me toward a successful future.
A little bit about myself...
I was born in the small town of Saint Marys, Pennsylvania, home to the Straub Brewery and the first Benedictine convent in the United States. I attended a Catholic school all of my life and graduated from Elk County Catholic High School in 2011. Faith has always been an important part of my life and it became even more real for me when I started getting involved with my school, church and community by volunteering, attending mission trips and teaching younger students. I am presently a work study student for Campus Ministry and enjoy using my gifts and talents to help others. I try my best to trust in God and allow him to guide me and direct me through all of the challenges and obstacles in my life.
I am a proud aunt of three nieces and three nephews and I am blessed with the joy that they bring me each and every day of my life. Those little smiles and laughs never cease to amaze me. This past summer, I became a Godmother and it is an experience that I will cherish forever, because I am now responsible for guiding a tiny little girl to the Catholic faith. I am currently the secretary for the Respect Life Club on campus because I have such a deep passion and love for the beautiful gift of life that God provides.
When I was seven years old, I had my first debut as a singer performing Shania Twain’s “Man I Feel like a Woman,” at a local talent show. I loved singing and would leap at every opportunity to get behind a microphone. My dream was to become a famous country singer. Growing up, I performed in a few more talent shows, sang the National Anthem at town events, and became a member of my church choir. There was something about standing in front of a crowd of people that was exhilarating. When I started high school, I also began taking guitar lessons and although I am not an expert, I am now able to share my talents with others. My priorities are changing as I grow older, but music has taught me to reflect on certain situations and express myself in an entirely new way. I feel blessed when I can share my gifts with others and make a positive impact in their lives. Music is very powerful because it can transform the world through simple words and rhythm.
If I could describe myself in one word, it would be “creative.” I always loved art as a child and could not wait to create something new and take it home for everyone to see. In high school, I had a very talented and inspirational art teacher whose class involved mostly independent work, and I was able to develop my skills in a variety of different mediums. I found an interest in abstract art and realized how unique and expressional it was. When I first entered college, I wanted to get involved with art but it did not seem very practical at the time. I started with majors in theology and communication. However, I could not resist the urge to express myself through art. I enjoy thinking outside of the box and I try to fill every moment of my life with color and positive energy.
I am currently a graphic design and communication major and I love every minute of it. I am working as an intern for the Marketing and Communication department this semester, where I am able to design and edit online newsletters and create brochures and other materials for prospective students. This experience is very fulfilling because it allows me to indulge in all of my passions and interests.
Now that you know a little about me, I hope that you will join me in the journey of discovering the array of influence that Saint Vincent College has in my life. Every random encounter, activity, person, teacher, class, opportunity and so on, provides me with a spark that keeps my flame burning during these formative years in my life.