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Campus notes for June 13

June 13, 2012
Marshall Independent

VanOverbeke named to LATI president's list

Travis VanOverbeke of Marshall was named to the president's list at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, S.D. The president's list is a list of outstanding students who, through their initiative and ability, have indicated a seriousness of purpose in their educational program. The president's list is limited to full-time students who have achieved a semester grade point average of 3.5 to 4.0.

Local students graduate from UW-Stout

Laura Abel of Marshall and Benjamin Kirchner of Avoca graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in May. Abel received a bachelor of science degree in retail merchandising and management and Kirchner received a bachelor of science degree in engineering technology.

Moon honored for academic achievement at St. Olaf College

Molly Moon was among nearly 900 St. Olaf College students who were recognized for academic achievement at the college's annual Honors Day convocation on May 4. Moon, from Marshall, is a graduate of Marshall High School, and an individual major. Molly is the daughter of Kenny and Roxy Moon.

Honors Day recognizes students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.60 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The convocation also recognizes students who have been awarded scholarships and fellowships, including Fulbright scholars, Goldwater scholars and senior members of leadership and academic honor societies.

Local students named to honors list at DSU

The following local students were named to the president's academic honors list for the spring semester at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D.: Marshall: Taylor Hochhalter. Milroy: Lucas Dolan, Cody Welu. Ruthton:?Dustin Stage. Walnut Grove: Samantha Hay, with highest honors

A total of 353 students qualified for the honors list. Highest honors were earned by 121 students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average; the remaining students earned a 3.5 to 3.99 average to qualify for the honors list.

Local students named to president's list at SCC

In recognition of their academic excellence, Dr. Nancy Genelin, vice president of academic affairs for South Central College, has released the spring semester president's list honorees. To be eligible for the president's list, a student must be in good academic standing, and for spring semester have earned a minimum of 12 credits and achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 3.500 or better. The president's list represents above average performance.

Named to the president's list are:

Boyd: Brianna Schmitt

Walnut Grove: Chong Her, Kong Vue, Kyle West, Katie Xiong

Smith graduates from ISU

Jason Smith of Milroy received his doctorate degree in mathematics from Iowa State University. He was also the recipient of a University Teaching Excellence award.

Vlaminck named to dean's list

Kayla Vlaminck, a student at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, has earned a spot on the academic dean's list for the spring 2012 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.

MinnWest awarded Academic and Student Affairs Award

Minnesota West Community and Technical College was awarded the 2011-2012 Academic and Student Affairs Award in Innovative Partnering and Collaboration for Wind Energy Mechanic Training from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) at the 12th Annual Academic and Student Affairs Awards Ceremony on May 23, in Brooklyn Park.

The award recognized White Earth Reservation Tribal Council and Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Canby campus, for the formal partnership to deliver wind energy mechanic training to participants located on the White Earth Reservation.The partnership between the White Earth Tribal Council and Minnesota West Community and Technical College was designed to focus on training participants to enter the high job growth wind industry. Curriculum designed for this training focused on job skills required to become a successful technician in the maintenance of wind turbines. Areas of study included courses in electricity, hydraulics and wind energy fundamentals, mechanical fundamentals, climbing, wind power generation / transmission / distribution, OSHA and environmental safety.

Krogen graduates from VCSU

Ashley Krogen of Marshall graduated from Valley City State University with a bachelor of science degree in education.

UND announces dean's list

The University of North Dakota deans' list includes students whose grade point averages are in the top 15 percent of the enrollment in each of the University's degree granting colleges and schools. A student must 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."

Named to the dean's list are:

Cottonwood: Jessica Wagner. Porter: Dana Kraus.

UND announces president's roll of honor

To qualify for the University of North Dakota president's roll of honor, a student must have an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.80 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 fore traditional letter grades.

Named to the list are:

Cottonwood: Jessica Wagner. Porter: Dana Kraus.

Van Leeuwe gets Auxiliary scholarship

The American Legion Auxiliary has awarded a $500 scholarship to Kelli Van Leeuwe. Van Leeuwe will attend college at Winona State University in the fall, where she will enter the nursing program. Van Leeuwe is the daughter of Dan and Joan Van Leeuwe.

Buysse named to dean's list at Hamline

Tavia Buysse of Marshall was named to the dean's list at Hamline University for the spring term of the 2011-2012 academic year. Members of the dean's list achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale. Buysse is a graduate of Marshall High School and is the daughter of Charles and Sharon Buysse of Marshall.

Surprenant receives academic honors

Jenna Surprenant of Marshall was one of more than 3,200 Kansas State University students who earned honors for their academic performance.

To qualify for semester honors, students must have earn a grade point average of 3.75 or above on at least 12 hours of graded course work. Students earning semester honors also receive commendations from their college dean, and the honors are recorded on their permanent academic records.



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