Student Spotlight: Nicholas Wracker ’26

February 15, 2024
Izzy Quam '25

The Student Spotlight Series is a new feature to highlight Saint Michael’s students’ lives in all corners of campus. Students’ answers have been lightly edited for style and clarity.   

Nicholas Wracker ’26 is from Columbia, South Carolina, and is double majoring in Environmental Science and Economics.  

 What brought you to Saint Michael’s College?   

I came to Saint Mike’s to play ice hockey, as playing college hockey was something that I have dreamed of since I was very young. I fell in love with the small school community that was evident on my tour and really loved the idea of being so close to so many natural areas providing opportunities for getting outside.

Nicholas Wracker ’26

Where do people see you on campus? (What are you involved in? How do you spend your time?)   

I am all over campus. If I am not seen walking around between classes, I can be found in the Purposeful Learning Office in Joyce, the Student Government Association (SGA) office in Dion, and the Admissions office in Hoehl or the Chapel. I work as a student employee and peer mentor for purposeful learning. I also serve as the secretary of Finance for SGA. I am an admissions ambassador and a proud member of the liturgical community. Most importantly, I am a member of the Men’s ice hockey team, but aside from the gym in Tarrant, most of my time spent for hockey can be seen at the rink in South Burlington. I have found myself a position as a Resident Advisor in Cronogue Hall and as a tutor in the academic enrichment commons. Lastly, I have recently become a BeWell ambassador for the Bergeron Wellness Center and can be seen leading breathwork sessions on Sundays this spring as well as a tri-chair for Hope Happens Here, an organization advocating for mental health of student athletes. 

What is your favorite thing about the academic experience at St. Mike’s? 

The size of the classes profoundly impacts the relationship I can have with my professors. This relationship makes the classroom experience that much better than bigger schools, where I would likely just be a face without a name to my professors. 

What is your favorite thing to do on campus?  

To promote the community that makes St. Mike’s the special place that it is. 

How are you hoping your St. Mike’s education will prepare you for the future? (Do you have after-graduation plans?) 

 I know that St. Mike’s will provide me with the connections that I need for success post-graduation, but I hope by that point I will have mastered the ability to acknowledge the beauty of the little things in life while still pressing on at the quicker pace of the “real world.” 

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