Schools

Campus Notes for June 28

Local students named to dean’s honor list at Concordia College Dr. Eric Eliason, dean of the college and vice president of Academic Affairs, has announced the names of students whose superior academic achievement during the second semester of the 2016-17 academic year placed them on the ...

Campus Notes for June 21

Ourada graduates from SDSU Ashley Ourada graduated magna cum laude May 6 from South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D., with a bachelor of science degree in animal science with minors in animal health, biology, chemistry and music. A 2013 Wabasso High School graduate, she is the ...

SMSU Briefs for June 21

Area students included on SMSU 2017 spring semester dean’s lists Southwest Minnesota State University students have been honored for achievement during the 2017 spring semester of study. There are two honors categories for the dean’s list. An undergraduate student who completes 12 or ...

Education Briefs for June 21

Boersma receives scholarship Claire Boersma was the winner of the American Legion Auxiliary $500 scholarship. Her future plans are to attend Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D., and become a teacher, either elementary or middle school. She is the daughter of Michelle and Brian Boersma ...

Campus Notes for June 14

Myers named to Columbia College dean’s list The following area student was named to the Columbia College dean’s list for the spring semester (January-April 2017): Tiffany Myers, Dawson online campus. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have completed 12 semester hours in a ...

Education Briefs for June 14

Irsfeld, Vermaat and Carmany attend conference The Minnesota Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association had its 50th annual conference March 31 and April 1 at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd. Pat Irsfeld, Jennifer Vermaat and Leanne Carmany, teachers from the driver education program at ...

Student school board reps recognized at recent meeting

MARSHALL — The Marshall School Board members announced at the work session meeting on Monday that it had been an honor to work with the three unique individuals who served as the student school board representatives the past school year. Sameh Hedlin, Lyth Shahin and Kevin Berg started with ...

Campus Notes for June 7

Olson elected to Lawrence University Pi Kappa Lambda honor society Froya Olson, the daughter of Paul Olson and Katherine Dantzler-Olson, Dawson, has been elected to Lawrence University’s chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda, a national honor society that recognizes students for exceptional musical and ...

SMSU Briefs for June 7

SMSU, Minnesota West to collaborate on innovative ‘Blue to Brown’ program Southwest Minnesota State University and Minnesota West Community & Technical College announce a unique collaboration called the “Blue to Brown” connection program for students. The two institutions have ...

Education Briefs for June 7

Tracy native completes final scholarly project Tracy native Jackie Coulter Millechek of Sheridan, Wyoming, has completed her final scholarly project from the University of North Dakota. This project included research, writing and developing an accumulative guide of academic planning for ...

Campus Notes for May 31

Area students honored at Buena Vista student recognition dinner Area students were honored at Buena Vista University’s annual Student Recognition Dinner on April 29. The students: were Kathryn Tyykila, a elementary education from Canby. Tyykila received an Academic Excellence Award as a ...

Campus Notes for May 24

Minnesota West Foundation awards scholarships Minnesota West Community & Technical College Foundation announces the following scholarship recipients for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Minnesota West Foundation awarded over $60,000 in scholarships to new and current students for the ...

TAHS grad Nelson receives high honors from Ridgewater

TRACY — Asa Nelson seems to stand out wherever he goes. The 2015 Tracy Area High School graduate spent the past two years working toward his associate of applied science degree at Ridgewater College in Willmar. It’s there where he continued to cultivate his passion for ...

Education Briefs for May 17

Christensen receives scholarship from Milroy Elevator Marshall High School senior Colben Christensen is receiving a $500 scholarship from the Milroy Elevator. He plans to attend Ridgewater College next fall to pursue a career in farm business management. Meyer receives scholarship from ...

Campus Notes for May 17

Nelson receives awards at Ridgewater College Agriculture Department annual awards banquet Asa Nelson of Tracy, the son of Terry and Sue Nelson, received the Farm Operation and Management Outstanding Student Award for 2016-17 from the Ridgewater College Agriculture Department at its Awards ...

Kids benefit from sensory room at WWG Elementary

WALNUT GROVE — A new sensory room at the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Elementary School is addressing and meeting the increasing needs of students in the district. Traci Janssen is the speech language pathologist at WWG, while Karley McClellan serves as the early childhood special education ...

Campus Notes for May 10

Knight inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Ridgewater College announces that Sean Knight of Marshall has been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa. Induction ceremonies were held at the Willmar campus this spring. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges that recognizes ...

Education Briefs for May 10

RTR 9th graders visit LATI Forty Russell-Tyler-Ruthton High School ninth-graders visited Lake Area Technical Institute located Watertown, S.D., on April 28. The students were introduced to LATI’s technical programs ranging from diesel technology to cosmetology. LATI staff shared the ...

Campus Notes for May 3

Local students receive Phi Beta Kappa honors Two students will be inducted into the Theta of Minnesota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University. Alyssa Bossuyt, daughter of Jeff and Chanda Bossuyt of Ghent. Bossuyt is a senior biology major at ...

Minnesota West to have graduation ceremonies

Minnesota West Community & Technical College will recognize graduates at commencement ceremonies on each of the campuses on the following dates: Jackson campus — today at 7 p.m. at the Jackson County Central Performing Arts Center; Pipestone Campus & Luverne Center — Thursday, May ...