Area students graduate
Published 8:00 pm Friday, February 19, 2021
Iowa State University
Rylee Bowman of Lake Mills graduated magna cum laude from Iowa State University in the fall 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.
Buena Vista University
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Amy Rollene of Kensett graduated from Buena Vista University magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education. Rollene was among more than 150 students who received degrees.
North Dakota State University
Tanner Richard Alfson of Albert Lea graduated with a Bachelor of Science in crop and weed sciences from North Dakota State University in fall 2020.
He was one of 987 degrees awarded.
South Dakota State University
The following students graduated after the summer and fall 2020 semesters at South Dakota State University:
Payton Bryn Cech, Glenville, Bachelor of Science, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Lizzy Allison Hagen, New Richland, Bachelor of Science, College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
University of Iowa
Francesca Eckstrom of Albert Lea was one of 157 graduates to earn multiple degrees in December from the University of Iowa.
Eckstrom earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
University of Minnesota-Crookston
The Office of the Registrar at the University of Minnesota Crookston recently announced its list of fall 2020 graduates. Students completed their degree requirements during the fall session 2020.
Students from the local area include the following:
Brittany Marie Gast, Albert Lea, Bachelor of Science, health management with distinction
Katherine Kirsch, Albert Lea, Bachelor of Science, applied health
University of North Dakota
Cortney Kloceck, Ellendale graduated in fall 2020 with a Master of Education in special education from the University of North Dakota.
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville awarded diplomas to nearly 600 students from its three campuses for the summer and fall of 2020.
Kathryn Flaherty of Albert Lea graduated with a degree in agricultural business and animal science.
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Kate Koestler of Wells graduated from University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelor of Science in retail merchandising and management in December 2020. The university graduated more than 630 students in December.