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College News June 30, 2022

Area students receive degrees from USFThe following students graduated from University of Sioux Falls following the Spring 2022 semester:
Angela Boyenga, Ellsworth, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.
Cade Ver Steeg, Luverne, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration.
Baily Vis, Luverne, graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in social media marketing.
SMSU releases Spring 2022 dean’s list
Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall has released the dean’s list for the Spring 2022 semester.
Named to the honors list with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99 were Brayden Tofteland of Beaver Creek, Rozilyn Oye of Luverne, and Meagan Hansen of Magnolia.
Frakes earns doctoral degree in pharmacy
Travis Frakes, Pharm.D., of Luverne graduated cum laude with a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree at the College of Pharmacy, Glendale Campus (CPG) of Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona, on June 2, 2022.
Frakes graduated from Luverne High School in 2014 and received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree from St. Cloud State University in 2018.
While at Midwestern, he served as the president of Rho Chi, the Pharmacy Honor Society; the vice president and director of National Engagement for IPhO, the Industry Pharmacists Organization; and was a member of Phi Lambda Sigma, the Pharmacy Leadership Society.
Dr. Frakes has accepted a position as a Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice resident at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls, Idaho. He will work as a clinical staff pharmacist and plans to become involved in acute care and infectious disease.
Anderson on dean’s list at Herberger
Jadyn Anderson was named to the Dean’s List at Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design for the Spring 2022 semester. To qualify, students must maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher with 12 credits or more.
Minnesota West names honor students
Eduardo Carrillo, Sara Kozak, Tenley Nelson and Amanda Ripka, all of Luverne, and Brookelynn Brust of Beaver Creek were named to the dean’s list for the Spring 2022 semester at Minnesota West Community and Technical College. To be eligible, students must earn a minimum of a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale with at least 12 graded credits.

Pizza Ranch employee receives scholarshipKatarina Polzine, an employee at Luverne Pizza Ranch, is one of 10 receiving a $2,000 “From the Heart” scholarship.
The 2022 graduate of Adrian High School was selected based on her community activities, academic achievements, and upholding the Pizza Ranch mission and vision of providing a legendary experience.
Polzine has worked at the Luverne location for three years and plans to attend Minnesota West Community and Technical College.

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