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 upcoming academic year.

Canby Campus Award, Canby, Michelle Herrera, $500, Marshall, nursing; Johanna Larson, $500, Boyd, dental assistant. Canby Rotary Scholarship, Canby, Braeden Full, $500, Canby, electrical. Dean’s Award, Canby, Alaina Van Overbeke, $500, Marshall, dental assistant. Diesel Technology New Student Scholarship, Canby, Jamison Hunt, $500, Canby, diesel technology; Trenton Bahn, $500, Granite Falls, diesel technology. Duke Energy Current Student Scholarship, Canby, Matt Victor, $1,000, Hendricks, electrician. East River Electric Electrical Scholarship, Canby, Zachery Moe, $750, Granite Falls, electrician. Marble Lutheran Church Scholarship, Canby, Kyla Hopp, $1,000, Canby, dental assistant. Marble Lutheran Church Nursing Scholarship, Canby, Cheyenne Uttecht, $1,000, Canby, nursing Foundation / Otter Tail Power Company Electrician Scholarship, Canby, Braeden Full, $1,000, Canby, electrician. Foundation / Otter Tail Power Company electrician Scholarship, Canby, Zachery Moe, $1,000, Granite Falls, electrician. Foundation / Otter Tail Power Company Electrician Scholarship Canby, John Callens, $1,000, Marshall, electrician. The Schwan Food Company Scholarship, Any, Jack Anderson, $1,000, Echo, wind energy technology. Granite Falls Bank-Accounting Scholarship Granite Falls, Noah Christensen, $500, Granite Falls, accounting; Granite Falls, Thresa Daniels, $500, Slayton, accounting; Noah Christensen, $250, accounting. Cortney Kruger, $500, Hendricks, administrative assistant. John E. Donahue Scholarship, Granite Falls, Kyle Anderson, $250, Clarkfield, mechatronics. Narvestad Scholarship, Granite Falls, Grace Irvine, $900, Clarkfield, nursing, Narvestad Scholarship, Granite Falls, Haley Warrick, $900, Cottonwood, nursing. Steve Ladner Memorial Scholarship, Granite Falls, Stephanie Bartels, $500, Clarkfield, business management. The Schwan Food Company Scholarship, Granite Falls, Trisha Kruse, $1,000, Clarkfield, nursing. Child Development Scholarship, Granite Falls, Danielle Olson, $250, Granite Falls, child development. Child Development Scholarship, Granite Falls, Nikkie Stangeland, $250, Clarkfield, child development. General Scholarship, Pipestone, Allyson Jensen, $400; The Schwan Food Company Scholarship, Pipestone, Allyson Jensen, $1,000, Dawson, radiologic technology.

Area students named to NDSU dean’s list

Area students were among the 3,808 North Dakota State University students to be placed on the spring 2017 dean’s list.

A student must earn a 3.50 grade point average or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 class credits to qualify for the spring list.

On the list: Boyd, Hannah Jessen, strategic communication. Canby, Morgyn Drietz, agricultural education. Clarkfield, Marit Alness, accounting; Brent Louwagie, civil engineering. Granite Falls, Tyson Velde, nursing. Hendricks, Ashton Buller, nursing; Ryan Rybinski, marketing. Lynd, Nicholas Evans, finance. Marshall: Brittney Andreas, nursing; Andrea Caron, nursing; Wade DeAustin, biological sciences; Eden Deutz, strategic communication; Brenton Haukom, accounting; Amelia Kraft, biological sciences; Samuel Pfaffe, mechanical engineering; Monica Timmerman, computer science; Brandon Verkinderen, zoology. Ruthton, Michelle Kuhlman, biological sciences education. Tracy, Lexi Goergen, civil engineering.

Area students participate in Concordia commencement

Area students were among the Concordia College students who participated in graduation ceremonies in May.

Sarah O’Neil, the daughter of Robert and Frances O’Neil of Balaton, graduated with a degree in English education communication arts and literature. Katelynn Sjurseth, daughter of Danny and Janell Sjurseth of Boyd, graduated with a degree in elementary education. Jeanine Rupp, the daughter of David and Kim Rupp of Granite Falls, graduated cum laude music education. Matthew Campion, the son of John and Kris Campion of Marshall, graduated with a degree in business.

Minnesota West announces spring semester 2017 dean’s list

Minnesota West Community & Technical College announces the spring semester 2017 dean’s list. Students must be enrolled in at least 12 graded credits and earn a minimum 3.5 grade point average to be eligible for dean’s list honors. Spring 2017 dean’s list honors were extended to the following students from Minnesota West Community and Technical College: Balaton: Rachel Kinny, Hallie Lingen; Boyd: Danielle Satre; Boyd: Braeden Full; Canby: Dustin Sroka, Neil Trotter; Clarkfield: Stephanie Bartels, Alexis Jensen; Cottonwood: Ta’Mara Poudyal, Haley Warrick; Currie: Kimberly Ruppert; Echo: Mark Patterson; Granite Falls: Robert Carter, Jeffrey Davis, DeVann Knutson, Rebecca Martin, Mary McGuire, Isaiah Streblow; Hanley Falls: Makana Barker; Marshall: Caroline Bunjer, John Callens, Emily Coequyt, Tammy Hasert, Lora Honetschlager, Muhannad Ilyas, Benjamin Kelly, Bobbi Jo Nichols, Taylor Pullman, Taylor Rasmussen, Jordan Robinson, Andrea Rogers, Isaura Sandoval, Ashley Sovell, Nathan St. Aubin, Elle Weber; Minneota: Adeline Konold, Colton Moorse; Ruthton: Ashlynn Wabeke; Slayton: Katherine Counter, Briana Gertsema, Elizabeth Watson; Taunton: Maria Callens; Tracy: David Black, Jennifer Otto; Vesta: Lindsey Vogel; Westbrook: Tristan Joel; Wood Lake: Britanna Raddatz.

Area students named to St. Cloud State dean’s list

St. Cloud State University has announced the names of more than 1,323 students whose academic achievement placed them on the 2017 spring semester dean’s list. To be eligible for the honor, students must have a grade-point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Cottonwood: Erik Richard Nordmeyer, College of Science and Engineering, statistics. Garvin: Alex Barker, College of Science and Engineering, mathematics teaching; Calvin Barker, College of Liberal Arts, mass communications. Granite Falls: Meredith Ellen Rupp, College of Science and Engineering, physics. Marshall: Spencer Henle, School of Public Affairs, planning and community development; Marah Mulso, College of Science and Engineering, biology. Tracy: Nathanael Przybilla, College of Science and Engineering, engineering; Lauren Schaar, School of Health and Human Services, nursing; Abagael Tauer, School of Education, elementary/K-6 education.

Minnesota West named Best Minnesota Community College 2017

Minnesota West Community & Technical College has been named the 2017 Best Minnesota Community College by bestcolleges.com and was named the No. 1 Community College in Minnesota.

There are nearly 200 colleges and universities in Minnesota, BestColleges.com provides help prospective applicants with their research, then have applied rigorous methodology to the latest education data to rank the best colleges in Minnesota, including the top four-year and two-year schools.

BestColleges.com partners with HigherEducation.com to provide students with direct connections to schools and programs suiting their educational goals through our program rankings. The rankings are intended to inform and guide prospective students toward institutions that provide a quality education and a meaningful learning experience at an affordable cost.

Winter, Schultz among those eligible for LATI graduation

The 50th annual Lake Area Technical Institute graduation ceremony took place May 12 with 839 graduates receiving their diplomas.

The following area students were presented their diplomas by Mike Cartney, president of Lake Area Tech: Timothy Winter, Marshall, heavy equipment operator and Walker Schultz, Russell, welding technology.

Gregor named to Western Technical College president’s list

Christopher Gregor, Physical Therapist Assistant program student from Minneota, was named to the Western Technical College President’s List of High Distinction for the spring 2017 term. To be included on the president’s list, students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and carry 12 or more credits in an associate’s degree or technical diploma program.

Lecy, Wyffels to receive scholarships at SDSU

South Dakota State University announced that Nicolette Lecy and Nicole Wyffels will receive scholarships for the upcoming academic year.

Lecy, of Marshall, will receive the Gertrude Young and Ada Caldwell Memorial Award in Arts and the Bertha Schuland Memorial Scholarship in Visual Arts. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in art education.

Wyffels, also of Marshall, will receive the Anita Moore Scholarship in Art. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in graphic design.

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