Morningside People

Alumni, Wife and Motorcyclist

by Brittany Conolly

Getting married and graduating from college is no easy feat. Most college
students wouldn’t want to take on both of those tasks. However, Alisa Christensen,
senior Mass Communication major at Morningside, is graduating in May after only
being in college for 3 years and getting married in June to her high school
sweetheart Josh Winkle. Alisa said, “Not only am I trying to graduate on May, 11 but
my fiancé is as well. I don’t recommend graduating and planning a wedding within
two months.”

Alisa chose her major because she said, “I enjoy learning as much as I can
about different things. My major allowed me to study design, computer science, and
mass communication.” Christensen has recently finished up her internship at KTIV.
“I worked with Christy Batien who is their Internet Director. I worked on writing
and posting stories to the website, I also was able to follow a reporter on a shoot as
well as their meteorologists during a big storm” Christensen said. So, needless to say
keeping busy is her forte.

On top of graduation and getting married, Alisa is also applying for jobs. She
has no offers yet, but has applied to be the multimedia person for Tiger Rock in
Dakota Dunes. Alisa said, “It is the perfect job for what I am looking for, but almost
like any job they want 1 to 2 years experience so we will see if that pans out for me.”

With her plate full Alisa loves finding time to ride her motorcycle. Yep, that’s
right, her hobby and joy is riding a bike. She said, “I enjoy riding motorcycles. I ride
with my fiancé as well as my dad. That is a big thing that Josh and I enjoy together as
a couple.” In less than a year she can say she is an Alumni, wife, and motorcyclist.
With Alisa’s ambition and drive her future after college is looking eventful and

April 23, 2013