Campus Notes for March 21

Braithwaite graduates from The College of St. Scholastica

Michael Braithwaite of Marshall graduated from The College of St. Scholastica with a master of education.

St. Scholastica had its fall 2017 Commencement ceremony Dec. 16 in Reif Gymnasium in the Burns Wellness Commons on campus.

The University of Iowa welcomes Gomez to the Class of 2021

Emily Gomez, a native of Tracy, has enrolled at the University of Iowa for spring 2018 semester.

Area students among NWC dean’s list

Derek Buysse# and Lauren Johnson*, students at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, have earned a spot on the academic dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester.

The dean’s list is comprised of students who have achieved a semester grade-point average of 3.50 or above while carrying a minimum of 12 graded hours. Students who earned a GPA of 3.75 or higher are considered Collegiate Scholars, designated with an asterisk. Of the 272 Collegiate Scholars, 82 of them maintained a perfect 4.0 average and are recognized with a pound sign.

Buysse is a senior and business administration/agri-business major at Northwestern College. He is the son of Roger and Kristi Buysse of Marshall. Johnson is a sophomore and music major at Northwestern. She is the daughter of Kristie Johnson of Florence.

Local students named to SJU dean’s list

Four local students have earned the distinction of being named to the dean’s list for the 2017 fall semester at Saint John’s University.

Brent Andries, son of Joe and Helen Andries of Marshall, is a senior accounting major at SJU.

Quinton Johnson, son of Alan Johnson and Janet DeVos-Johnson of Marshall, is a junior political science and history major at SJU.

Samuel Marshall, son of Jim and Alison Marshall of Marshall, is a junior accounting major at SJU.

Taylor Pickthorn, son of Todd and Sherri Pickthorn of Cottonwood, is a senior biochemistry major at SJU.

To be included on the dean’s list, students must have a semester grade-point average of at least 3.80 and have completed 12 credits for which honor points (A, B, C, etc.) are awarded. Students included on the dean’s list cannot have any “unsatisfactory” or “incomplete” grades for that semester.

Lecy to have senior exhibit at SDSU

South Dakota State University senior Nicolette Lecy will hold her senior exhibit March 26-29 at the Ritz Gallery in Grove Hall on the SDSU campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Ritz Gallery hours that week are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lecy’s exhibit, titled “Unearthed,” includes variety of paintings, drawings and digital work.

Lecy is a studio art major. She is a 2016 Marshall Senior High School graduate.

A public reception will be from 6-8 p.m. March 28.

The Ritz Gallery is located south of SDSU’s University Student Union between Mathews and Brown residence halls. Parking is available in the University Student Union and HPER lots.

MnWest Dental Assistant program receives continued accreditation

Minnesota West Community & Technical College has received continued accreditation status from the Commission on Dental Accreditation until the next site visit in 2023.

The Commission on Dental Accreditation provided the following statement: “The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements“. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is:”

Approval (without reporting requirements): An accreditation classification granted to an educational program indicating that the program achieves or exceeds the basic requirements for accreditation.

“Our Dental Assistant Program faculty are dedicated to providing a quality education to our students,” said Teresa Noyes, Dental Assisting program director.