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Area students are excelling academically at colleges across MN, N.D.

Several local students earn academic honors at BSU

BEMIDJI — Several lakes area students have earned dean's list and president's list honors from Bemidji State University for their academic achievements during the fall 2018 semester.

To be eligible for the dean's list, Bemidji State students must be enrolled for at least 12 credits and earn a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) during the semester, while president's list students must achieve a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Among those named to the dean's list or president's list were the following (listed alphabetically by hometown):

From Detroit Lakes: Madison Gjersvig, Aaron Schnathorst and Amber Zierden, dean's list; Elijah Disse, president's list.

From Frazee: Kennady Barlund and Austen Goff, dean's list; Alec Meyer and Caitlin Wacker, president's list.

From Lake Park: Mitchell Hall and Trevor Loberg, dean's list.

From Osage: William Pihlaja, dean's list; Nicole Eischens, president's list.

From Ponsford: Alissa Holmer, dean's list.

A total of 797 students earned fall 2018 dean's list honors from the university, and an additional 362 students earned president's list honors for achieving perfect 4.0 GPAs.

Audubon student makes St. Olaf dean's list

NORTHFIELD — Carolyn Kinney, Audubon, was recently named to the St. Olaf College dean's list for the fall 2018 semester.

The dean's list recognizes students with a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4-point scale. Kinney, a graduate of Detroit Lakes High School, is majoring in psychology and religion at St. Olaf.

Area students achieve academic honors at UND

GRAND FORKS — Several area students recently qualified for academic honors at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, for their achievements during fall semester 2018.

The dean's list comprises those UND students whose grade point averages (GPAs) for the semester are in the top 15 percent of the enrollment in each of the University's degree granting colleges and schools. A student must also have completed no fewer than 12 semester hours of academic work for the semester, of which eight or more hours must be graded work rather than "satisfactory/unsatisfactory."

Those who qualified for the dean's list from the lakes area included the following (listed alphabetically by hometown):

From Audubon: Kylie Walthers.

From Detroit Lakes: Alison Berg, Samuel Boomgaarden, Ellie Morgan, Abigail Schramel and Matlyn Tschider.

From Frazee: Hannah Brenk and Makayla Melvin.

From Lake Park: Brianne Huesman.

From Ogema: Haley Warren.

From Vergas: Paul Schoeneberger.

From Waubun: Isaac Benson and Trenten Johnson.

To qualify for the UND President's Roll of Honor, a student must have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher; the student must also have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours and have completed a minimum of 12 hours at the close of the semester, eight of which must be for traditional letter grades. Those local students who qualified for the president's roll of honor included the following (listed alphabetically by hometown):

From Detroit Lakes: Samuel Boomgaarden, Abigail Schramel and Matlyn Tschider.

From Frazee: Hannah Brenk.

From Vergas: Paul Schoeneberger.

Four local students graduate from UMC

CROOKSTON — The Office of the Registrar at the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) recently announced its list of fall 2018 graduates.

Among those from this area to graduate from UMC were:

• Trisha Collins, Frazee, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting;

• Rebekka Dagen, Lake Park, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural business;

• Brooke Gardner, Lake Park, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science;

• Melissa Schilling, Frazee, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources, graduating with distinction.

These students all completed their degree requirements during fall semester 2018.

Vicki Gerdes

Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 18-plus years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Detroit Lakes School Board. 

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