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Area students named to USF Fall 2018 dean’s list

The University of Sioux Falls has released its dean’s list for Fall 2018 semester. Students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale to qualify.

Named to the dean’s list from Hills were Kendra Paulsen, a senior majoring in music education and elementary education, and Kourtney Rozeboom, a freshman majoring in art education.

Named from Luverne were Naomi Dooyema, a senior majoring in psychology; Audrey Emery, a senior majoring in English and secondary education; Katelyn Hart, accelerated nursing; Haley Pap, a freshman, undeclared major.

From Adrian are Jasmine Fletcher, a senior majoring in English – writing and rhetoric; and Abby Mormann, a junior majoring in criminal justice.

From Hardwick is Mandie Petersen, a sophomore majoring in
English education and secondary education.

From Lismore is Katie Wieneke, a senior majoring in nursing.


Area students graduate from School of Mines

Two area students graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota, at the Fall 2018 commencement ceremonies in December.

Spencer Oeltjenbruns, Luverne, received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil and environmental engineering.

Bailey Grussing, Adrian, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering/six sigma greenbelt certification.


Minnesota State Mankato releases dean’s list

Several area students have been named to the Fall 2018 dean’s list at Minnesota State University Mankato. To be eligible, students must earn a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum of 12 graded credits. Those with a 4.0 GPA are indicated with an asterisk after their name.

Luverne: Griffin Ahrendt, a junior majoring in nursing; Jake Aukes*, a senior majoring in special education – academic and behavioral  strategies; Brianna Jonason*, a senior majoring in social work and alcohol and drug studies; Janae Kopp*, a sophomore majoring in nursing; Sierra Wieneke, a junior majoring in psychology.

Adrian: Colin Varley, a junior majoring in history and social studies education.

Pipestone: Madeleine Kennedy, a senior majoring in biology.


St. Cloud State U names honor students

St. Cloud State University has announced the Fall 2018 dean’s list. To be eligible, students must earn a 3.75 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale. The following area students have been named to the list:

Luverne: Zoe Brown, marketing; Taylor Kern, nursing; Spencer Schacht, mass communications.

Adrian: Nathan Loosbrock, nursing.

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