Campus Notes for Feb. 14

Redner Accepted at University of Minnesota Duluth

The University of Minnesota Duluth has accepted Julia C.R. Redner for fall admission to the School of Fine Arts, with studio arts as a major field. Redner, who carries a 3.98 GPA, is a 2016 and 2017 recipient for Outstanding Academic Achievement certificate and honors student at ECHO Charter School, was accepted on Jan. 31.

Redner was a member of the Cambridge Rindge & Latin Orchestra in Cambridge, Massachusetts, during her freshman year of high school and has studied the violin for six years.

Redner is the daughter of Frank and Helen Redner of Echo.

Gordon receives scholarships at SDSU

South Dakota State University sophomore Elisabeth Gordon is receiving the Col/ Martin L. and the Irene T. Taylor Memorial Scholarship in Engineering this academic year.

Gordon, the daughter of Jill and Joseph Gordon of Marshall, is majoring in mechanical engineering.

Minn West Community & Technical College offers Career Pathway Opportunities

Minnesota West Community and Technical College, in conjunction with the SWWC Service Co-op and the Future/Pathways to Prosperity United Way grant, is currently offering several pathways of educational learning and hands on exploration to area high school students in high demand career path areas.

“Students who have the opportunity to successfully participate in a college class while still in high school increase their odds of completing a post-secondary certificate or degree. For many students, these opportunities help them determine interests and career paths,” said Kayla Westra, dean of Institutional Effectiveness at Minnesota West. “We are excited about the expansion of our PSEO classes, which currently serve students in on campus, online, and in the high school opportunities.”

Opportunities began in the fall semester 2017 with 54 students from 10 high schools participating in Introduction to Medical Careers class. The interest and demand areas expanded for spring semester 2018 included:

The Nursing Assistant class is located on the Granite Falls campus and includes 10 students from four high schools.

Introduction to Manufacturing and Engineering, which also includes a job seeking skills component, is based at the Granite Falls campus with 14 students from four high schools.

Information Technology Concepts, which is taught in a hybrid model, which is both hands on and online instruction, has nine students from three schools.

Basic Mechanics, based on the Canby campus, includes four students from Hendricks High School.

Additionally, Minnesota West will be offering an Introduction to Education course to area schools starting in the fall 2018. As a pilot this spring, this course is being offered at Worthington High School, with 15 students enrolled.

For further information on the Career Pathway opportunities, contact Kayla Westra at 507-372-3435.

Alexandria Technical & Community College’s dean’s list for fall 2017

Gregg Raisanen, senior dean of academic affairs and students at Alexandria Technical & Community College recognizes individual students for academic excellence during fall 2017. The following students were named to the dean’s list for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher fall semester 2017:

Echo, Jake Schmidt; Marshall, Taylor Himley; Minneota, Diana DeSmet.

Pfeiffer named to fall dean’s list/honor roll at Nebraska

Colin Pfeiffer of Marshall has been named to the dean’s list/Explore Center List of Distinguished Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the fall semester of the 2017-18 academic year.

Pfeiffer, a sophomore finance major, was named to the dean’s list for the College of Business.