Education Briefs for June 10

Timmerman, Goepferich are Catholic Daughter scholarship winners

Court St. Joan of Arc 1291 has award two scholarships this year. The winners are Claire Goepferich of Cottonwood and Anna Timmerman of Marshall. Goepferich plans to attend college to get an associate degree in nursing and then study for a bachelor’s degree. Timmerman plans to attend North Dakota State University to become a high school math teacher.

LATI has graduation

The 53rd Annual Lake Area Technical Institute graduation ceremony was held May 8, with 863 graduates receiving their diplomas. Due to COVID-19 and the Center for Disease Control guidelines for large gatherings, the Lake Area Tech Commencement Ceremony was held virtually to over 5,000 viewers.

Local graduates include:

Marshall: Taryn Rathman, dental assisting; Matthew Versaevel, physical therapist assistant;  Mattea Dobrenski, dental assisting; William Giannelli Jr., law enforcement; Julie Strege, practical nursing; Mark Kerkaert, welding technology; Alex Verkinderen, welding technology

Milroy: Maia Brooks, human services technician

Barber graduates from MMA

On May 15, William Barber from Tyler, graduated from Missouri Military Academy (MMA), one of the Midwest’s top college-preparatory, military boarding schools, at the rank of Master Sergeant in the 131st MMA Corps of Cadets. He plans to attend Minnesota West Community Technical College in the fall.

“Our cadets achieved a very important milestone by maintaining their focus and discipline on their academic studies, military training and character and leadership development during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said MMA President Brigadier General Richard V. Geraci, USA (Ret). “They have displayed the highest levels of resiliency, self-discipline, resolve and teamwork while following strict guidelines, and I am extremely proud of their bearing, conduct and growth.”

Barber is the son of Bill and Dorothy Barber.


Alexandria Technical & Community College dean’s list for spring 2020

Gregg Raisanen, vice president of Academic and Student Affairs at Alexandria Technical & Community College, recognizes individual students for academic excellence during spring 2020. The following students were named to the dean’s list for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher spring semester 2020:

Dawson: Asia Stewart, Echo: Levi Schmidt, Minneota: Isabelle Hennen, St. Leo: Justin Jelen


Local students graduate from MSUM

About 900 students gradauted from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Local graduates include:

Marshall: Teagan Bentz, cum laude, international studies (BS); Maria Estrada Palmer, cum laude, graphic design (BFA); Nora Marshall, magna cum laude, history (BA); Madison Radel, summa cum laude, early childhood education (BS)

Morningside College announces dean’s list for 2020 spring semester

Morningside College Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Chris Spicer recently announced the 434 students named to the dean’s list for the spring semester of the 2019-20 academic year.

The dean’s list recognizes Morningside College students who achieve a 3.67 grade- point average or better and complete at least 12 credits of coursework with no grade below a “C-.”

Kiele Carlson of Lake Benton was named to the dean’s list.

Central Lakes College announces honors lists

Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, has announced its 2020 spring semester honors list.

The president’s list includes 410 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.75 to 4.0 while enrolled for at least 12 credits. The dean’s list includes 286 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 to 3.74.

Theodore Pesch of Minneota was named to the president’s list

Minnesota State Community and Technical College announces academic honors

Minnesota State Community and Technical College has named 735 students to its president’s list and 688 students to its dean’s list for the 2020 spring semester.

Students on the president’s list completed a minimum of six college-level credits and 75 percent of the courses in which they enrolled for the semester, and earned a grade-point average of 4.0.

Students on the dean’s list completed a minimum of six college-level credits and 75 percent of the courses in which they enrolled for the semester, and earned a GPA of 3.50 to 3.99.

Canby: Marissa Hansen, dean’s list

Marshall: Mohamed Ahmed, dean’s list; Binayak Sherchan, president’s list


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