Sara Brigger Dziuk ‘02 Recognized for Leadership

Posted on April 10th, 2013 by

College Possible Twin Cities, a nonprofit making college admission and success possible for low-income students, is proud to announce that executive director Sara Brigger Dziuk ’02 has been named a “40 Under Forty” honoree by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. This prestigious award recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated exceptional business savvy, leadership and community involvement. Honorees are the next generation of business and community leaders in the Twin Cities.

Sara is honored in the March 15 issue of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.

“In her passionate commitment to the needs of low-income students in the Twin Cities, there seems to be no goal too lofty for Sara, as long as that goal reaches more students,” wrote College Possible Twin Cities Associate Director, Bethany Krueger in her nomination. “Sara’s way of motivating her team inspires a ‘do whatever it takes’ ethic to help our students navigate the college process. Yet Sara promotes and protects a culture of thriving together and her results are unmatched.”

Sara is focused on achieving College Possible’s mission and has transformed the lives of young people in the Twin Cities community through her dedication and service. Raising awareness about college access and serving as an advocate for College Possible students, Sara has increased community support for the organization and emphasized the professional development and appreciation of her team, all while achieving the strongest results yet for College Possible Twin Cities students.

“I’m humbled to receive this recognition. I am thrilled to grow College Possible to reach more low-income students in the Twin Cities and look forward to helping many more students earn admission and college success,” Sara said in her interview with the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. “I know I always want to be in a role where I am passionate about the mission of the organization, can create positive change and positively impact the lives of others!”

Sara graduated from Gustavus in 2002 with a BA in Management.

College Possible™ is making college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. Launched in 2000, College Possible Twin Cities serves 8,600 low-income high school and college age students through its college access and completion programs. Nationwide, College Possible’s innovative and award-winning model serves nearly 12,000 Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin students in 2012-13 with plans to reach 20,000 students annually in 10 locations across the country by 2020. According to a recent Harvard study, the program more than doubles a student’s chances of enrolling in college. More information at


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