Four from region on UMN spring 2020 dean’s list

DULUTH — The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has announced its dean's list for spring semester 2020. Students on the dean's list have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Area students on the list include:

Jasper: Samantha Ykema, senior, UMD-Swenson College of Science and Engineering, biology.

Luverne: Megan Rogers, junior, School of Fine Arts, Pre Art Education K-12; Brandon Winter, senior, UMD-Swenson College of Science and Engineering, civil engineering.

Worthington: Natalie Demuth, junior, UMD-Swenson College of Science and Engineering, pre chemical engineering.

University of Nebraska announces spring dean’s list

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nearly 7,500 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester of the 2019-20 academic year.

Qualification for the dean's list varies among the eight undergraduate colleges and the Explore Center.

Students earning honors from the region include:

George, Iowa: Mackenzie Fugitt, sophomore, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, advertising and public relations.

Hardwick: Caitlyn Allen, freshman, College of Engineering, biological systems engineering.

Jackson: Sophie Johnson, senior, College of Education and Human Sciences, nutrition and health sciences.

Luverne: Madilyn Dinger, junior, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, advertising and public relations; Ashton Krueger, senior, College of Arts and Sciences, psychology and German.

Pipestone: Kaitlyn Draper, junior, College of Education and Human Sciences, nutrition and health sciences; Emily Scholten, junior, College of Education and Human Sciences, child, youth and family studies; Mara Taubert, sophomore, College of Arts and Sciences, biological sciences.

Sibley, Iowa: Tanner Dykstra, sophomore, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, broadcasting and journalism; Mariah Elser, junior, College of Education and Human Sciences and College of Journalism and Mass Communications, hospitality, restaurant and tourism management, and advertising and public relations.

Luverne student in Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, La. — Benjamin Wagner of Luverne was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Wagner was initiated at South Dakota State University.

Wagner is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann, who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society — one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Its mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

Two make spring dean’s list at Hamline

SAINT PAUL — Hamline University congratulates the 688 undergraduate students named to the College of Liberal Arts Dean's List in the spring 2020 semester.

Students who achieved this honor held a 3.5 GPA or higher while maintaining a full course load. Among those making the list were Emily Kathman of Slayton and Tyler Raverty of Heron Lake.

Windom student on UW-Eau Claire dean’s list

EAU CLAIRE (June 30, 2020) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire extends congratulations to the 3,100 students named to the spring 2020 Dean's List.

Among the students on the list is Alexander Borsgard, an arts and sciences student from Windom.

Mountain Lake student earns Saint Mary’s degree

WINONA — Signey Stoesz of Mountain Lake is among the following Saint Mary's University of Minnesota students who completed requirements for bachelor of arts degrees in May 2020.

Saint Mary's University prepares its graduates to lead and serve with both cutting-edge skills and strong Lasallian Catholic values.

Windom student earns Minnesota State CTC degree

Kelly Riordan of Windom was one of 745 2020 spring semester graduates of Minnesota State Community and Technical College, with campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena.

Riordan earned a degree in culinary arts.