New Jacks: Flying into the SDSU lifestyle

Emily Bouta Juice Editor


 Katie Lutter is a freshman nursing student from Gann Valley, South Dakota. She plays a big role in the Newman Center and loves swing dancing. She has been working on her pilot’s license and has plans on getting it before her brothers. 

Q: How do you like SDSU so far?

A: Oh it’s just great, I like it.

Q: Why did you choose to come to SDSU?

A: It’s a family tradition. My siblings have gone here and also my cousins, plus it’s close to home.

Q: How has it been transitioning from Gann Valley to Brookings?

A: Well Brookings is a lot bigger. I lived on a buffalo farm with a hunting lodge. Coming here is a different experience. 

Q: What are some of the things that you were doing before you came here?

A: Well I got my motorcycle’s license and I have been working on my pilot’s license. 

Q: What urged you to get your pilots license?

A: My dad is a pilot and we have like a hanger and a plane. It was my senior project, and since everyone else in my family was flying I thought I would too. 

Q: Have you joined the aviation club?

A: No, but I did go to one club meeting of Nursing Student Association. Other than that I spend most of my time at the Newman center. 

Q: What has been your greatest experience of freshman year so far?

A: I think going to my first barn dance with my friends, I just really liked meeting new people.

Between her involvement in the Newman center and swing dancing almost every night, Katie has been loving SDSU so far. In the future Katie plans on becoming a nurse. She would like to stay around the area, close to her family, and close to her families’ plane.