Several local students have been named to the dean's list at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., for their academic achievements during fall semester 2019.

Among those area residents who qualified for the honor were Jackson Carlblom, Peyton Jernberg, Jordan Lundberg, Jade Morrison and Samuel Spry, all of Detroit Lakes; as well as Annika Kovar of Frazee.

Dean's list members at St. Scholastica are those who have achieved a 3.75 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale.

DL's Kvebak earns dean's list honors at Gustavus Adolphus

Elizabeth Kvebak, Detroit Lakes, was among those students named to the dean's list at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., for her academic achievements during fall semester 2019.

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The Gustavus Adolphus dean's list is comprised of those students who have earned a 3.7 grade point average or higher (based on a scale in which 4.0 = A) for the semester ending in December.

Vergas's Blanchard named to dean's list at UW-Madison

Evan Blanchard, Vergas, was among those students recently recognized by the University of Wisconsin Madison for their academic achievements by being named to the dean's list for the fall semester of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Students who achieve at a high level academically are recognized by the dean at the close of each semester. To be eligible for the dean's list, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester. Each university school or college sets its own GPA requirements for students to be eligible to receive the distinction.

Blanchard is a student in the UW-Madison College of Engineering; according to information available at the school's website, being named to the dean's list means he has achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester, with no incompletes and no unreported grades.

Several area students earn dean's list honors at UMD

Several students from the lakes area were among those named to the dean's list for fall semester 2019 at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD).

Among those who were honored for their academic achievements during the semester were:

  • Cherish E. Johnson, Audubon (sophomore, College of Education and Human Service Professions, pre-teaching mathematics);
  • Emma Q. Gregor, Detroit Lakes (freshman, College of Education and Human Service Professions, major undeclared);
  • Kendra S. Kvebak, Detroit Lakes (junior, College of Education and Human Service Professions, pre-teaching Spanish);
  • Justine M. Lawrence, Detroit Lakes (freshman, College of Liberal Arts, undeclared major);
  • Elliot J. Musielewicz, Detroit Lakes (senior, Swenson College of Science & Engineering, Bachelor of Science, stats and actuarial science);

  • Mikaela A. Storsved, Detroit Lakes (senior, College of Education and Human Service Professions, Bachelor of Arts, integrated elementary and special education);

  • Elizabeth A. Klein, Osage (senior, College of Education and Human Service Professions, Bachelor of Arts, psychology);

  • Isaac S. Kosel, Osage (senior, Swenson College of Science & Engineeing, Bachelor of Science, mechanical engineering);

  • Dalton B. VonRuden, Rochert (senior, College of Education and Human Service Professions, Bachelor of Arts, teaching life science).

Students on the UMD dean's list have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Area students graduate from M State

Students from several lakes area communities were among the 243 graduates who earned degrees from the Minnesota State Community & Technical College (M State) at the conclusion of fall semester 2019.

Among those who completed their graduation requirements were the following:

  • Madeline Wosika, Audubon (liberal arts and sciences);
  • Jennifer Ziegler, Callaway (nursing, liberal arts and sciences);
  • Melissa Hoss, Detroit Lakes (health information technology and coding);
  • Kimberlee Johnson, Detroit Lakes (practical nursing);
  • Tonya Mack, Detroit Lakes (nursing);
  • Holly Noel, Detroit Lakes (nursing);
  • Thomas Truedson, Detroit Lakes (surgical technology);
  • Shelly Windels, Detroit Lakes (liberal arts and sciences);
  • Nicholas Dahl, Frazee (nursing, liberal arts and sciences);
  • Trevor Schwarzrock, Frazee (business management, marketing and sales);
  • Daryan Hendricks, Lake Park (cardiovascular technology-invasive);
  • Brad Riggle, Ogema (information technology);

  • Angel Pihlaja, Osage (nursing);

  • Desirae Zick, Osage (nursing);

  • Autumn Stevens, Waubun (correctional officer).

As a member of the Minnesota State system, M State serves more than 8,000 students in credit courses each year, in 80 career and liberal arts programs offered online and at its campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena.