Academic achievements of area students
Area students on UMC dean's list Students named to the fall semester 2017 dean's list were recently announced by the Office of the Registrar at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Local students honored for their academic achievements were Myl...
Area students on UMC dean's list
Students named to the fall semester 2017 dean's list were recently announced by the Office of the Registrar at the University of Minnesota Crookston.
Local students honored for their academic achievements were Myla Lewis, an agricultural education student from Lake Park; and Melissa Schilling, a natural resources student from Frazee.
To qualify for a place on the dean's list students must complete 12 or more letter-graded (A-F) credits while attaining a 3.66 grade point average.
Local UMD student receives leadership award
Detroit Lakes' Kalley Waller, a senior majoring in psychology at the University of Minnesota Duluth, was among 74 students honored at the annual Student Leadership Awards Celebration on Sunday, April 8.
Waller received the Kirby Leadership Institute Certificate. These awards evaluate important qualities in students who represent UMD in a positive light. UMD student awards honor and recognize various aspects such as leadership qualities, world-mindedness, positivity, extracurricular achievements and community service.
Jessica Gile Eaton, Kirby Student Center communication manager, said, "These UMD Bulldogs, like Kalley Waller, are among the best and brightest in the student body. They go above and beyond. We are grateful to these students for going the extra mile to make UMD and the Duluth community a better place."
Lewis inducted into UMC's Alpha Lambda Delta
Myla Lewis, Lake Park, a freshman majoring in agricultural education at the University of Minnesota Crookston, was recently inducted into UMC's first year honor society, Alpha Lambda Delta, at ceremonies held on Sunday, April 22 at the Carnegie Building in Crookston.
Eligibility for membership in Alpha Lambda Delta is based on a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better during the first term or year of college, while a student is enrolled full-time.
Achieving this high level of academic performance is an accomplishment that less than 20 percent of college freshmen reach.
Area students to graduate from MSUM this Friday
Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to nearly 900 students during its spring commencement programs Friday, May 11 in the university's Nemzek Fieldhouse.
The following students are expected to graduate (degrees and academic honors in parentheses):
From Callaway: Mackenzie Foltz (Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude).
From Detroit Lakes: Matthew Bekkerus (Bachelor of Science); Dylan Bremseth (Bachelor of Science); Sarah Herman (Bachelor of Science); Annie Mettert (Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude); Austin Rusness (Bachelor of Science); Brittany Shape (Bachelor of Science); Susanna Thielen (Bachelor of Fine Arts); Evan Wendt (Bachelor of Science).
From Fargo: Ellie Moltzan (Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude).
From Fergus Falls: Brandon Johnson (Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude).
From Frazee: Dena Mekalson (Master of Science); Montana Osterman (Bachelor of Science, cum laude); Shayna Roderman (Bachelor of Science, cum laude).
From Hitterdal: Brittany Waslaski (Bachelor of Arts).
From Lake Park: Kimberly Gunderson (Master of Science); Pamela Longtine (Bachelor of Science, cum laude); Katie Salstrand (Bachelor of Social Work); John Thoemke (Bachelor of Arts).
From Pelican Rapids: Jamie Bunnell (Bachelor of Social Work).
From Rochert: Brent Kiehl (Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude).
From Vergas: Drew Dahlgren (Bachelor of Science); Kari Dahlgren (Master of Science); Hannah Frink (Master of Science); Paige Hanson (Bachelor of Science); Courtney McNamee (Master of Healthcare Administration).
The 10 a.m. ceremony will include graduates of the College of Arts, Media and Communication, College of Business and Innovation, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Graduate Studies.
The 2 p.m. ceremony will include graduates of the College of Education and Human Services, College of Science, Health and the Environment, and Graduate Studies.
Alumnus Kevin Wallevand, who earned a degree in mass communications, will be the commencement speaker at both ceremonies. A native of Vining, Minn., Wallevand has been a reporter at WDAY-TV since 1983. His series and documentary work have brought him to Africa, Vietnam, Haiti, Kosovo, South America, Mongolia and the Middle East. Kevin is an engaging storyteller and has received several notable recognitions for his work, including Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards.
Parking will be open in all university lots on commencement day. Driving directions to campus are located at www.mnstate.edu/admissions/drivingdirections.aspx. For those who can't attend commencement, it will be streamed live online at https://www.mnstate.edu/registrar/graduation .