Douglas County student news for June 8, 2022

Academic honors and graduations

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Academic honors

  • Morgan Woodle of Kensington and Jakob Swalla of Lowry were named to the spring semester dean's list at the University of Jamestown in North Dakota for maintaining a semester GPA of 3.50 or better.
  • Shannon Lunsford of Alexandria was named to the winter president's list at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire, for earning a GPA of at least 3.7.
  • Elijah Ness of Alexandria qualified for the spring semester president’s academic honors list at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota for earning a GPA of at least 3.5.


  • The following students graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead on May 13. Alexandria: Julia Imdieke, bachelor's of ecology and evolutionary biology; Richard Masterson, bachelor's of chemistry, chemistry education and life science; Rachel Meyer, magna cum laude with a bachelor's in entertainment industries and technology; Corrine Morkassel, summa cum laude with a bachelor's in paralegal, Hannah Nelson, summa cum laude with a bachelor's in graphic design; Katelyn Niemeyer, summa cum laude in theatre arts; Shannon Petermeier with a bachelor's of finance; Merissa Reed with a bachelor's of multimedia journalism and photojournalism; Derek Shulstad with a bachelor's of global supply chain management; Brady Wolkow with a bachelor's of university studies; Miranda Zimmerman with a bachelor's of business administration. Brandon: Megan Henry, summa cum laude with a bachelor's of speech/language/hearing science Evansville: Greta Hobbs, bachelor's of public relations; Kensington: Dawson Staples, cum laude with a bachelor's of construction management Osakis: Morgan Faber, masters of speech-language pathology; John Gjerstad, bachelor's of business administration; Nathan Hirte, cum laude with a bacherlor's of business administration; Kelly Jones, bachelor's of nursing; Mali Larson, bachelor's of health services administration; Brooke Pfeffer, with a master's in accounting and finance.
  • The following students graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato in May: Alexandria: Logan Josephson, summa cum laude with a bachelor's of civil engineering; Staci Nohl, summa cum laude, with a bachelor's of recreation, parks and leisure Services; Megan Schultz, cum laude, with a bachelor's of nursing. Carlos: Mackenzie Beulke, cum laude, with a bachelor's of medical lab science.
  • The following students graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead, in May. Alexandria: Emily Aker, nursing; Alison Amundson, magna cum laude, neuroscience, psychology, spanish, chemistry; Abigail Bartosiewski, magna cum laude, nursing and psychology; Mattison Bogart, magna cum laude, global studies; Nolan Christenson, magna cum laude, biology, psychology and chemisty; Taylor Partington, magna cum laude, elementary education; Sarah Rohr, summa cum laude, elementary education and psychology; Grant Storm, cum laude, business and accounting. Evansville: Autum Bitzan, social work and English; and Jacob Nohre, business. Farwell: Ellen Dee, magna cum laude, accounting. Glenwood: Camryn Mithun, cum laude, biology education; Grace Names, magna cum laude, business and Spanish; Jake Peters, magna cum laude, mathematics and computer science; Colin Richards, chemistry and business. Miltona: Dylan Michaud, business. Nelson: Jamie Burss, social work, French and sociology; Allison O'Kane, magna cum laude, nursing. Osakis: Austin Kulzer, nursing and military science. Villard: Sierra Nelson, magna cum laude, healthcare leadership.
  • Carson M. Miller of Alexandria graduated from Lake Area Technical College in South Dakota with a degree in high performance engine machining.
  • Tatum Piere of Alexandria graduated from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, with a bachelor's of science in nursing.


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