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Area Student Accomplishments

Jamestown College has awarded the prestigious, full tuition Wilson Scholarship to Michael Anderson of Morris. He was selected among students participating in an on-campus interview, essay and examination process in November.

Anderson, the son of John and Chlene Anderson, plans to major in biochemistry. At Morris Area High School, he has been active in music, golf, student government, National Honor Society, Robotics Club and Knowledge Bowl. He is an ExCel nominee, National Torch Award recipient, economic research project state winner, science fair blue ribbon recipient, and Tiger Pride Award recipient. He has also been active in 4-H and his church.

Jenna Zimmerman, daughter of Keith and June Zimmerman of Chokio, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Minnesota High Foundation. Zimmerman is a 2009 graduate of Chokio-Alberta High School who will be graduating from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2014 with a degree in biomedical engineering with an emphasis in medical devices.

Zimmerman has three years of cardiac research experience with the Visible Heart Laboratory and the Tranquillo Tissue Engineering Laboratory at the U of M. In 2011 and 2012, she worked as a clinical research specialist for Replenish, where she helped with the development of a novel ocular drug delivery system to treat age-related macular degeneration.

Cody Kill of Morris was one of 800 students eligible to receive a degree from the University of North Dakota at their winter commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 14. Kill graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor of science in medical laboratory science from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Argosy University, Twin Cities is pleased to announce that Tanner Berning of Morris is the recipient of the Argosy University President's Leadership Award.  The award is eligible to be given twice per year to one student in each AUTC program who is near the end of his/her on-campus studies and has demonstrated the talent, drive, and initiative to mark him/her as a future leader in his/her profession. Berning is currently a student in the radiologic technology program and will begin his clinical training in January 2013.