Deutz receives award
Bridget Deutz, daughter of Rick and Deb Deutz of Ghent, recently returned from five months of study in Fremantle, Western Australia. Deutz completed her fall semester of school in WA through the Office for Education Abroad at her home university, the College of St. Benedict in Saint Joseph.
Following the completion of her semester, Deutz was awarded the Dom Rosendo Salvado Award, honoring the student with the highest academic marks and highest grade point average of all study abroad and international students enrolled at the University of Notre Dame, Australia.
Deutz is a communication major with a focus in marketing and advertising. While studying at UNDA Deutz took a course load including Australian history and society, ethics, public relations writing, interactive media, and an intercultural seminar.
Deutz plans to graduate from the College of St. Benedict in May of 2013.
Area students named to NDSU dean's list
Area students were among the 3,128 North Dakota State University students to be placed on the fall 2011 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.
Canby: Ross Eickhoff, Kelsey Larson, Kate Peterson, Benjamin Whittier. Clarkfield: Leiah Smolley. Cottonwood: Shawn Louwagie. Dawson: Nathan Dessonville, Angela Lee, Christa Monson, Cade Robertson. Echo: Gretchen Rigge. Ghent: Douglas Fischer. Granite Falls: Mason Hegna, Dylan Hoffman, Adam Reznechek, Travis Reznechek. Hendricks: Cody Ness, Steven Pavek. Marshall: Rachelle Kunde, Macalester Oglesby, Haily Peterson, Ryan Sullivan, Eric Vandendriessche. Minneota: Karissa Lozinski, Emily Opdahl. Porter: Brady Miller, Jeremy Miller. Ruthton: Bryce DeWilde.
Area students make Gustavus Adolphus' 2011 fall semester dean's list
The fall semester dean's list at Gustavus Adolphus College has been released. The list comprises students who have earned a 3.7 grade point average (based on a scale in which 4.0 = A) or higher for the semester ending in December 2011.
The following local students were named to the dean's list at Gustavus Adolphus College: Cottonwood, Taryn Rosa; Marshall: Megan Holmberg, Angelica MacDonald, Alisson Schultz.
Balaton student works in BSU's communications and marketing office
Tyler Christiansen of Balaton is among the 21 Bemidji State University students working in the University's Communications and Marketing Office during the 2011-2012 school year.
Christiansen is a junior and is majoring in sport management. He works in the athletic media relations area. Athletic media relations student workers cover BSU athletic events, compile statistics on Beaver athletes, and report results of intercollegiate competitions to appropriate media outlets.
Area students on St. Cloud State dean's list for academic excellence
St. Cloud State University has announced the names of 1,504 students whose academic achievement placed them on the fall 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.
Among them are Balaton, Morgan Holm; Canby, Bradley Wollum; Dawson, James Bothun; Echo, Anna Lecy; Granite Falls, Shawn Brustuen; Ivanhoe, Susan Vizecky; Marshall, Julie Grover; Minneota, Courtney Rogge; Tracy, Katie Olafson; Vesta, Clair Henriksen.
Kelley inducted into Mount Mercy's S.T.E.P.S. leadership program
Mount Mercy University welcomed Anna Kelley into the S.T.E.P.S. Leadership Program during a special induction ceremony on Jan. 5 in Mount Mercy's Stello Performance Hall. Kelley is a freshman nursing major from Russell. In all, 20 freshmen were inducted into the program.
The ceremony officially welcomed and inducted the S.T.E.P.S. Class of 2015 into the program through a symbolic pinning, officiated by members of the sophomore S.T.E.P.S. class.
Mount Mercy's S.T.E.P.S. program is a four-year leadership program built on the foundation of servant leadership. A capstone trip during their senior year will include a journey to Ireland as students connect servant leadership to the works of Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy.
Dakota State fall honors list released
The following area students were named to the president's academic honors list for the fall semester at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D.: Cody Welu, from Milroy with highest honors; Dustin Stage, from Ruthton; Samantha Hay, from Walnut Grove with highest honors; Amanda Deprez, from Westbrook; Katelyn Mulder, from Marshall.
Highest honors were earned by students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average; the remaining students earned a 3.5 to 3.99 average to qualify for the honors list.
Ridgewater announces fall semester dean's list
Ridgewater College acknowledges those students earning recognition on the dean's lists for fall semester 2011. In order to be included on the dean's list a student must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 credits, and meet certain other criteria.
Included on the list are Balaton: Alex Bakker; Boyd: Ashley Schmitt; Canby: Mark Denelsbeck, Elizabeth Frazeur; Clarkfield: Ethan Borg; Cottonwood: Giles Schoolmeester; Dawson: Tyler Erickson; Echo: Taylor LaVoy, Tracy Walberg; Lucan: Zachery Otto; Marshall: Devan Deutz, Denaca DeVos, Melanie Lady, David Mortier.
Lamote makes dean's list at RCTC
Sheena Lamote, a resident of Tyler, was among more than 1,140 students from Rochester Community and Technical College who made the dean's list for fall semester ending this past December.
To qualify for the dean's list, a student must successfully complete 12 or more letter-graded credits, in the same semester, and achieve a grade point average between 3.0 and 4.0.