Stang Story: Andy Markowsky
“I am a Sioux City native who grew up with my mom, dad, and little brother and graduated from Sioux City East High School in 2022. Music has always been an important part of my life, and that is still true as an education major here at Morningside. I love that I get to prepare for the teaching profession while also still getting to make music with the choral department. Spending time with people who have different interests but are all connected by our love of music is something I really value. Attending the annual choir retreat and traveling and performing together allow us to build an incredible sense of community that has helped Morningside to quickly feel like home. I am so grateful for those connections and the support I feel here. It’s a big reason I fell in love with this campus.
One way I think that sense of community comes through is when you attend a Morningside football game. The stands are jam-packed with fans and students. The student section is always loud, waiting for our next chance to celebrate a Morningside touchdown. That atmosphere directly reflects the support and energy I feel being part of the Morningside community all the time, and it extends into my academic life, too. There are so many people who have and continue to make a difference for me as I prepare for a teaching career, and I know they want me to be successful.
There are no shortage of opportunities or people to support you here at Morningside. Everyone here wants you to be your best self and achieve your goals. Don’t be afraid to say what you need and want so people can help you get it. Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the experience.”
- Andy Markowsky, musician, future educator, Student Ambassador, and member of Student Government