Campus notes

Published 1:35 pm Friday, May 31, 2024

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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato awarded degrees and Honors recognitions to students during the 2024 spring semester. Undergraduate students receiving recognition included students graduating with a 3.8 GPA or higher, summa cum laude; 303 students graduating with a GPA of 3.6-3.79, magna cum laude; and 286 students graduating with a 3.4-3.59 GPA, cum laude.

Congratulations to all the local students who graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato this spring.

Albert Lea

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Jaden Anderson, BS, nursing, magna cum laude

Makayla Anderson, BS, management

Gracie Boyenga, BS, communication disorders, summa cum laude

Ava Corey-Gruenes, MA, gender and women’s studies, summa cum laude

Tori Helgeson, MS, special education

Logan Howe, BS, nursing, cum laude

Cassandra Oman, BS, family consumer science, cum laude

Izabela Pavlicek, BS, marketing

Erica Schleisman, BS, communication studies, cum laude

Samantha Turrubiartes, BS, RN Baccalaureate Completion


Brett Neel, MS, history, summa cum laude

Clarks Grove

Hanna Sack, BS, nursing, magna cum laude


Larissa Goslee, BS, nursing

Christian Nelson, BS, construction management


Addison Deyle, BS, aviation, cum laude

New Richland

Maurya Johnson, BS, music industry, magna cum laude

Northwood, IA

Briar Anderson, AA, liberal studies

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates local students on being named to the Winter 2024 President’s list. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum 3.70 GPA and above for the reporting term are named to the President’s list.

Albert Lea

Jessica Strydom


Andrea Chavez

Buena Vista University 

Local students from Buena Vista University were named to the Dean’s list for completing a 3.5 GPA or higher for the spring 2024 semester.

Albert Lea

Stephanie Redman


Emelia Jacobs

Kirkwood Community College 

A local student graduated from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa this spring.


Reece Nelson, Associate of Applied Science

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Local student from Minnesota State Community and Technical College was named to the spring 2024 Dean’s list this semester. Students must earn a 3.50-3.99 GPA while completing a minimum of six college level credits and 75% of the courses in which they enrolled for the semester to qualify for the Dean’s list.

Albert Lea

Noah Pesch, AAS, radiologic technology, Dean’s list

Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples

Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, named local student to their Dean’s list for the spring 2024 semester. The Dean’s List includes students who earned a 3.25 to 3.74 GPA while enrolled for at least 12 credits.

Albert Lea

Lyric Larsen, Dean’s list