Minnesota West students honored at banquetWORTHINGTON — Minnesota West Community and Technical College recently recognized outstanding students at its Academic Awards Banquet.
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West Community and Technical College recently recognized outstanding students at its Academic Awards Banquet.
Outstanding Agriculture Student: Nate Knoblach of Rock Rapids, Iowa.
Biotechnology Award: Brittany Wiener of Fulda.
Computer Science Award: Rita Christanson of Granite Falls.
Cultural Diversity Awards: Thi Synavone of Worthington, Christine Vogel of Slayton and Jason Pflaum.
Good Student Writing Awards: Melinda Osland of Westbrook and Bill Grefe of Butterfield.
Human Services Awards: Jocelyn Laverman of Ocheyedan, Iowa, and Sara Pederson.
Law Enforcement Awards: Kayla Hietbrink of Worthington, Dustin Roemeling of Edgerton, Justin Derickson of Windom, and Matthew Teerink of Worthington.
Leadership Award: Marie Pavelko of Worthington.
Mathematics/Engineering Awards: Axel Wass of Bigelow and Steven Schneiderman of Magnolia.
Medical Laboratory Technician Award: Carissa Origer of Lakefield.
Student Services Awards: Marie Pavelko of Worthington and Danielle Tolsma of Worthington.
Board of Trustees Teacher of the Year Nominee: Rolf Mahl-berg, agriculture instructor.
Special Award: Faith Drent, financial aid specialist.
Minnesota West Worthington Campus Teacher of the Year: Ruth VanHeukelom, nursing faculty.
Phi Theta Kappa Officers: Danielle Tolsma of Worthington, president; Mirtha Workman of Worthington, vice president; Jocelyn Laverman of Ocheyedan, Iowa, vice president scholarship; Christine VonHoltum of Magnolia, vice president fellowship; and Tina Henderscheidt of Worthington, secretary/treasurer.
Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges: Ashley Anderson of Storden, Chase Bierman of Jeffers, Stacia Gleitz of Westbrook, Lorie Lee Groen of Little Rock, Iowa, Drew Hage and Cynthia Hansen of Lakefield, Laurie Hass of Montevideo, Jocelyn Laverman of Ocheyedan, Iowa, Andrew Ludvigson of Windom, Eddie Marrs of Omaha, Neb., Kenneth Marx of Mountain Lake, Timothy Miller of Luverne, Dustin Roemeling of Edgerton, Neil Rogier and Karie Shaner of Sanborn, Cameron Ryer of Redwood Falls, Anna Singvongsa of Alpha, Alex Solem of Rushmore, Christine VonHoltum of Magnolia, Terri Zinda of Slayton, Monica Zylstra-Dillon of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Chris Aggen, Nich Ahrens, Ramona Brown, Karen Cook, Tina Henderscheidt, Kayla Kietbrink, Tabitha McInnis, Marie Pavelko, Holly Sandhurst, Danielle Tolsma, Zach Traphagen, Valentino Williams, Mirtha Workman, all of Worthington.
Minnesota Community College Conference Academic Athletes participating in the fall 2007-2008 season were recognized.
Volleyball: Megan Cronberg of Luverne, Rachel Gervais of Currie, Karie Shaner of Sanborn, Kayla Wichern of Tyler, and Marie Pavelko, Sarah Steffl, Danielle Thorson and Kristi Winter of Worthington.
Football: Chase Bierman, Jeffers; Lucien Maddicks, St. Thomas, Va.; Alex Solem, Rushmore; Jaurol Wright, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Andrew Berg, Jordy Nunez and Valentino Williams,Worthington.
Golf: Drew Hage, Lakefield, and Joseph Larson, Alden.