MinnWest awards students at the Academic Awards Banquet
Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus, recognized outstanding students during an Academic Awards Banquet April 12.
Awards and the recipients are listed below.
Phi Theta Kappa officers were recognized for their services in the officer positions for 2010-11. Included are: Vice President Leadership Jennifer Elsing, Canby, Secretary/Treasurer Pamela Nosbusch, Marshall.
The following students were recognized for being among the Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges: Crystal Benson, Tracy; Michael Haugen, Lake Benton; Kelly Johnson, Balaton; Emily Petersen, Slayton.
Hoover to attend BVU
Collin Hoover of Marshall has been accepted to Buena Vista University, a private liberal arts college in Storm Lake, Iowa. Hoover has been awarded a President's Scholarship for fall of 2011.
Hoover will be a member of the Buena Vista Beaver football team. The NCAA Division III school is a member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Hoover's parents are Jeff and Lisa Hoover of Marshall. His planned field of study is pre-engineering.
Area students studying abroad
Two local students are studying abroad during the spring semester 2011 through the Office for Education Abroad at the College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, and St. John's University, Collegeville.
Dalton Buysse, son of Chuck and Sharon Buysse of Marshall, is studying in Australia. Buysse is a junior biology major at SJU.
John Gervais, son of Francis and Loretta Gervais of Currie, is studying in Australia. Gervais is a junior mathematics and physics double major at SJU.
The Australian program is located in Fremantle in Western Australia, about 32 miles from the capital city of Perth. Students enroll at the University of Notre Dame Australia - the country's first private, Catholic university. All students participate in a course on Australian history and society, which includes an excursion to the West Kimberley in northern Western Australia. In addition to history and society, students choose three courses from among their major, minor or general education requirements from the UNDA course catalog. CSB and SJU students are housed in a student residence on the university campus with some international and Australian students.