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Locals graduate from Minnesota State Moorhead

Local students were among the 875 students who graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead on May 12. These students are: Nicole Strobel, Chokio, BA; Matthew Anderson, Glenwood, BS; Eric Elbe, Starbuck, BS; Anthony Mecham, Glenwood, BA; Shae Brown, Hancock, BS; Kelsey Peterson, Morris, masters of healthcare administration; Ronda Davis-Minnick, Starbuck, masters of healthcare administration; Hannah Estenson, Morris, BS; Courtney Grout, Moorhead, master of science; Katie Holzheimer, Holloway, BS; Laura Kuhn, Morris, BS; Derek Kurtz, Morris, BS; and Paige Schieler, Morris, BS.

Farm Credit Fellows designation earned by NDSU Student

Beth Holland, Donnelly, is among 14 students who recently completed the Farm Credit Fellows Program through North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. This special undergraduate program in agricultural finance was created by the NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources and AgCountry Farm Credit Services in Fargo. Participating partners in the program also include Farm Credit Services of Mandan, Farm Credit Services of North Dakota and United FCS.

Students named to NDSCS academic list

Several local students are among the 389 students named to North Dakota State College of Science in Wapheton, North Dakota, spring semester 2017 president's honor list. Those students are: Trent Marty, Chokio, electrical technology; Chad Arndt, architectural drafting and estimating technology; Logan Kisgen, land surveying and civil engineering technology, Hancock; Kindra Cannon, Morris, occupational therapy assistant.

Burke participates in St. John's commencement

James Burke, son of Pat and Carol Burke of Donnelly, participated in the 160th annual commencement ceremony at St. John's University on May 14 in the St. John's Abbey and University Church, Collegeville. Burke is a candidate to receive a bachelor of arts in physics.

Schneider participates in St. Benedict's commencement

Elizabeth Schneider, daughter of Robert and Lois Schneider of Alberta, participated in the 102nd annual commencement ceremony at the College of St. Benedict on May 13 at the Clemens Field House on the CSB campus, St. Joseph. Schneider is a candidate to receive a bachelor of arts in communication with the honor of cum laude.

Locals graduate from Minnesota State community, technical campuses

Cambria Aanerud, Donnelly, AS nursing; Alec Gausman, mechanical drafting and design-AAS and Eden Sauder, AS nursing, of Morris, graduated from a Minnesota State Community and Technical College campus in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead or Wadena during commencement ceremonies in May.

Local students named to dean's list at SDSU

The following local students have been named to the dean's list for academic excellence during the spring 2017 semester at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota . Kyle Edward Lampert, Chokio, Kelly Julia Huot, Donnelly, Andrew John Goulet*, Isaac Christopher Wente*, and Trent C. Wulf*, Morris. An asterisk indicates a 4.0 grade point average.

Morris Area High School grads receive scholarships

Two MAHS graduates received scholarships from Dacotah Bank. Ryan Bowman and Denner Dougherty each received $500 towards their education. Bowman is the son of Raymond Bowman and plans to attend Minnesota State University. Dougherty is the son of Kyle and Amy Dougherty and plans to attend South Dakota State University.

Local students make NDSU dean's list

Local students made the dean's list at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. Those students are: Brooke L. Johnson, Alberta; Jenika L. Rufer and Andrew D. Scheldorf , Chokio; Rebekah N. Aanerud, Kourtney M. Giese and Elizabeth M. Holland; Joel Harrison, Hancock; Jennifer L. Arnold , Holloway, Amanda K. Schmiesing, Ryan L. Gray, Thomas I. Howden, Elaine L. Keehn, Ashlee Koehl, Hailey M. Kotts, Sydney K. Mosher, Lauren A. Reimers, Kelsey A. Schlieman and Andrew P. Ulrich all of Morris and Nicholas Vipond, Norcross.

Van Batavia named to Southwest Minnesota State honors list

Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall named students who have been honored for achievement during the 2017 spring semester of study. McKenzie Van Batavia, of Morris has been named to the honors list.

Locals make dean's list at Ridgewater College

Ridgewater College in Willmar would like to acknowledge these students, who have earned recognition on the Dean's lists for spring semester 2017.

Local students are: Brian Johnson, Chokio, Jacob Sperr, Donnelly, Brandon Shaw, Hancock,

Timothy Uphoff, Herman, Elizabeth Golombiecki, Mandy Rice, and

Kelsey Voges, all of Morris.

Westerman. Hennen graduate from St. Cloud

Molly Westerman of Chokio, master of social work and Cassidy Hennen, Morris, BA, psychology were among the 1,203 students who graduated from St. Cloud State University in the spring semester 2017.

Commencement ceremonies took place Friday, May 5.