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Education Briefs: Feb. 27, 2021

Area notes from colleges and universities

Workshop development scholarships available locally

WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West Community & Technical College will be awarding 50 scholarships of $2,500 each for the fall 2021 term.

These scholarships are targeted for Minnesota residents who are majoring in high-demand occupations in the areas of advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services, information technology programs, transportation and early childhood. For additional information, scholarship application and a complete list of eligible programs, visit http://www.mnwest.edu/workforce-development-scholarship . The Workforce Development Scholarship application deadline is April 1.

The scholarships, initially funded by a $1 million appropriation from the 2017 Minnesota Legislature, are available to new students entering associate degree, diploma or certificate programs in high-demand sectors of Minnesota’s economy at any of the 30 Minnesota State community and technical colleges. Programs that qualify for the scholarships are in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services and information technology.

As an outcome of the 2019 session, the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Tim Walz approved an appropriation that added $7 million to a scholarship program for students at colleges and universities of Minnesota State who are pursuing programs that prepare graduates for careers in high demand sectors. This action substantially expands a $1 million pilot program that initially awarded hundreds of scholarships throughout Minnesota in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Area students make Iowa dean’s list

IOWA CITY, Iowa — More than 7,400 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa were named to the dean's list for the 2020 fall semester.

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Among those making the list were the following area students: Abdulla Elbuytari of Harris, Iowa, studying civil engineering in the College of Engineering; Eric Jungers of Sibley, Iowa, studying pre-dentistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Dakota Peters of Ashton, Iowa, studying international relations in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Rachel Poppen of Sibley, studying English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Zachary Springer of Rock Rapids, Iowa, studying political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Adrian student excels at UW-Platteville

PLATTEVILLE, Wisconsin — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has announced its dean's list, honoring those full-time students who earned high honors in the fall 2020 semester.

The College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture and the College of Liberal Arts and Education each require grade-point averages of 3.75 and above for dean's list honors, while the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science requires students to reach at least a 3.50.
Among those making the dean’s list was Paige Bullerman, a forensic investigation major from Adrian.

Worthington mechanical engineering student on dean’s list

WORCESTER, Massachusetts — Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced that Jack Johnson of Worthington, a member of the class of 23 majoring in mechanical engineering, was named to the university's dean's list for academic excellence for the fall 2020 semester.
A total of 2,078 undergraduate students achieved the criteria required for WPI's fall 2020 dean's list. The criteria for the WPI list differs from that of most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI defines the dean's list by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.

Five from area on Bethel dean’s list

ST. PAUL — Five regional students at Bethel University are among those who have been named to the dean's list for academic excellence for the fall 2020 semester.

The list honors students who achieve an outstanding scholastic record during a semester with a grade point average of 3.6 or greater.

Among the students making the list are: Courtney Fey, a junior from Edgerton; Laura Clark, a junior from Milford, Iowa; Sara Eggink, a senior from Sibley, Iowa; Emily Hormig, a senior from Windom; and Rachel Derickson, a senior from Windom.

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