Campus notes

Published 8:30 pm Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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Lake Mills native graduates

Upper Iowa University announced Evan Fritz of Lake Mills graduated with a master of public admin degree in nonprofit organizational management emphasis in December 2019.


Local earns dean’s award

Faith Christenson, a member of the Colgate University class of 2022, has earned the fall 2019 dean’s award for academic excellence. Christenson is a graduate of Lake Mills High School and is from Lake Mills. Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.3 or higher while completing at least three courses earn the fall 2019 dean’s award for academic excellence.


Area students named to dean’s lists

Dah Nay Htoo of Clarks Grove, a senior at Northland College, has been named to the dean’s list for outstanding academic performance during the winter 2019-20 term. To qualify for the dean’s list, full-time students must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale with no grade less than a C.

Shiloh Martin of Albert Lea, Tyler Jacobson of New Richland and Halie Stern of Wells were named to the fall 2019 semester dean’s list at South Central College. The dean’s list includes students who have achieved a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher and completed at least 12 credits that semester.


Students graduate from MSU-Moorhead

Minnesota State University-Moorhead awarded degrees to nearly 700 undergraduate students and nearly 200 graduate students.

Area students who graduated were Albert Lea’s Harper Adkins, Bachelor of Science in entertainment industries and technology, and Anne Leland, Doctor of Education; as well as Wells’ Laura Foley, Master of Science in educational leadership.


Iowa State recognizes graduates

Iowa State University announced students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who will receive Bachelor of Science degrees upon completion of the spring 2020 semester: Adam Legred of Bricelyn, majoring in agricultural business; Riley Arthur of Ellendale, majoring in agricultural business; and Spencer Jensen of Lake Mills, majoring in animal ecology. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, spring commencement moved to a virtual format that took place May 8.


Locals graduate from MSU-Mankato

Minnesota State University-Mankato awarded 2,367 degrees to 2,294 students at the end of the spring 2020 semester, with this spring’s graduates celebrated through a special website that launched May 9, the day the University’s three traditional graduation ceremonies were scheduled but canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Albert Lea students who graduated were Sarah Gillis, Master of Science in early childhood special education; Alissa Goette, Master of Science in special education autism spectrum disorder; Lana Howe, Master of Science in community health education; Alexis Peralta Rojas, Bachelor of Science in psychology; Brandon Ranum, Bachelor of Science in construction management; Mercedes Saltou, Bachelor of Science in biology; Jarol Santillan Galindo, Bachelor of Science in finance; Hanna Schilling, Bachelor of Science in alcohol and drug studies; James Swenson, Bachelor of Science in accounting; and Cinthia Villagomez Renteria, Bachelor of Science registered nurse baccalaureate completion.

Other area students who graduated were Luke Monson, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, of Bricelyn; John Cole, Bachelor of Science in finance, of Ellendale; Karter Sletten, Bachelor of Science in communication studies, of Geneva; Devin Ausen, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, of Hartland; Cheyenne Fendrich, Bachelor of Science in alcohol and drug studies, of Kiester; Benjamin Miller, Bachelor of Science in theatre arts, of New Richland; Juliann Wiersma, Bachelor of Arts in international relations, of Walters; and Wells students Derek Herman, Bachelor of Science in law enforcement; Thomas Mantor, Bachelor of Science in accounting; Todd Rasmussen, Master of Science in school health education; and John Schuster, Bachelor of Science in computer engineering.