Campus Notes for Nov. 1

Petrich receives MSU Moorhead scholarship

Jacqueline Petrich, Marshall, has received a $750 Transfer Student Dragon Pride Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Petrich is the daughter of Tim and Michelle Petrich.

The Transfer Student Dragon Pride Scholarship is awarded to new undergraduate transfer students seeking their first undergraduate degree who have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Scholarship winners must be officially admitted to MSUM as a full-time student.

Westra elected as two-year institutional representative for NACEP board of directors

The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP), a professional membership organization that supports programs that offer college courses to high school students, announced two new members were elected to its board of directors. The announcement was made during the organization’s 2017 National Conference which was Oct. 9-10 in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Kayla Westra, dean of Institutional Effectiveness at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, was elected to serve as the two-year institutional representative on the NACEP board of directors.

Westra is originally from southern Minnesota and graduated from Delavan High School. She has a B. S. in English education from Minnesota State University — Mankato, master’s degree in English: technical writing from Utah State University; and doctorate in educational leadership from Minnesota State University — Mankato. She has taught high school and middle school English near Chicago, managed a technical communications group for a global engineering, procurement, and construction company in Kansas City, and for the last 15 years, has been working in higher education, including teaching English at Minnesota West Community & Technical College and serving as the dean of Technology and Distance Learning. In her current role, her responsibilities include development and oversight of K-12 partnerships, including concurrent enrollment in area high schools.

Landmark receives scholarships at SDSU

South Dakota State University senior Rachel Landmark is receiving the Clarice E. Shank Endowed Scholarship, Mary Lou (Hammer) Kidman Scholarship in Education and Human Sciences, and the Phi Upsilon Omicron Alumni Scholarship this academic year.

Landmark, the daughter of Tom and Sherri Landmark of Marshall, is majoring in dietetics.