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LATI announces dean’s list

Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, has announced the students who were named to the Spring 2018 president’s list. To be eligible, full-time students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Those who earned a 4.0 are indicated with an asterisk after the name.

Making the list were Ingrid Gonzales, Jenica Haas and Dallis Henrichs, all from Luverne, and Kelly Harkema*, Ellsworth.


DSU names honor students

Area students have been named to the president’s academic honors list for the Spring 2018 semester at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota. Honor students must earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher.

Honor students from Luverne are Marissa Fick, Logan Stratton and Danielle Watts-Boll. From Steen is Alexis Hanson.


Area students named to SDSU dean’s list

Several area students were named to the Spring 2018 dean’s list at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. To be eligible, students must earn a minimum of 12 graded credits and earn a 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Students with an asterisk after their names earned a 4.0. Students are listed by their hometown, and names are followed by their area of study.

The following abbreviations are used: SAGBS – College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. SA&S – College of Arts and Sciences. SEHS – College of Education and Human Sciences. SENGR – Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering. SNURS – College of Nursing.

Adrian: Madisyn Dingmann*, SEHS; Jacquelyn Hokeness, SEHS; Elizabeth Thier* SEHS.

Beaver Creek: Amanda Crawford, SEHS; Stuart Plimpton, SA&S.

Ellsworth: Jesse Kramer*, SENGR; Cole Meester, SENGR.

Hardwick: Jennifer Lindsey, SA&S.

Kenneth: Melissa Tweet, SA&S.

Lismore: Brittney Loonan, SEHR; Anthony Lynn, SAGBS; Megan Tweet*, SAGBS.

Luverne: Mariah Aukes*, SNURS; Tanner Baustian*, SAGBS; Jeremiah Dooyema, SENGR; Jenae Hamann, SEHS; Tessa Klarenbeek, SA&S;  Shelbie Nath*, SA&S; Nicholas Overgaard*, SAGBS; Madilyn Oye, SEHS; Allie Skattum, SNURS; Erik Tofteland*, SAGBS; Sydnie Weiss-Anderson, SEHS; Skyler Wenninger, SEHS.

Magnolia: Lexi Rust*, SEHS.

Rushmore: Brooke Grussing, SEHS.

Steen: Alexander Bonnema, SEHS; Jaidyn Elbers, SENGR.


Area students make Minnesota West dean’s list

Minnesota West Community and Technical College announced the students named to the Spring 2018 dean’s list. To be named, students must earn a minimum of 12 graded credits and earn at least a 3.5 GPA. Students are listed according to hometown.

 Adrian: Christopher Christians, Tiffini Grimord, Allison Richards.

Beaver Creek: Avery Van Roekel.

Hills: Amber Mace.

Luverne: Jason Aanenson, Heather Alderson, Autumn Altman, Laura Kastner, Fady Naser, Carly Paulson, Jessica Randolph, Stacey Renken, Hannah Swier, Cassondra Yonzon.

Magnolia: Stephanie Riggs.

Reading: Morgan LeBrun.

Rushmore: Lindsay Bents, Hope DeNeui, Ashley Kass, Erika Schutte, Hannah Velasco, Kylie Vis.


Bartels makes Alexandria Tech dean’s list

Aiden Bartels, Luverne, has been named to the Spring 2018 dean’s list at Alexandria Technical and Community College in Alexandria. To be named, students must earn a minimum of a 3.5 GPA.


Baartman receives degree from Mayo

Hannah Baartman, a 2011 graduate of Luverne High School, graduated Friday, May 25, from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy at Rochester.

She is the daughter of Bruce and Vicki Baartman, Brandon, South Dakota.


Ebert named to dean’s list at Illinois Wesleyan

Laurin Ebert was named to the Spring 2018 dean’s list with a 4.0 GPA at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois.

She is the daughter of Paul and Dyan Ebert, Big Lake, and the granddaughter of Laurin and Rose Carroll, Luverne, and the late Vance and Doris Ebert.


Maleki earns DVM at Iowa State

Brianna Maleki, Hills, was awarded a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Iowa State University’s Spring 2018 commencement ceremonies in Ames, Iowa.


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