Area students make dean’s list in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA — The following regional Alexandria Technical & Community College students have been named to the dean's list for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher in spring semester 2021:

Bigelow: Kaylee Bents. Jackson: Eli Edlin. Lismore: Alexia Kemper. Slayton: Abigail Hamman. Worthington: Ashley Noerenberg.

Two among Morningside Class of 2021 graduates

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (June 8, 2021) — The undergraduate Class of 2021 marked the final class graduating from Morningside College before the institution officially became Morningside University on June 1.

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Among the members of the graduating class were Abigail Dulin of Okoboji, Iowa, who received of bachelor of arts degree, and Ashley Boer of Rock Rapids, Iowa, who received a bachelor of science degree and graduated magna cum laude.

Pair of Jackson students graduate from BVU

STORM LAKE, Iowa — More than 200 students graduated in the spring of 2021 from Buena Vista University.

Among the students who graduated were Abby Schneekloth of Jackson, who received a bachelor of science degree in biology, and Easton Bahr of Jackson, who received a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education.

Two from region named to SCSU dean's list

ST. CLOUD — St. Cloud State University has announced the names of more than 1,100 students whose academic achievement placed them on the 2021 spring semester dean's list. To be eligible for the honor, students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Among those on the list are Molly Hansen of Magnolia, an athletic training major in the School of Health and Human Services, and Elias Gomez Marroquin of Worthington, a software engineering major in the College of Science and Engineering.

Area students earn academic honors in Iowa City

IOWA CITY, Iowa — More than 1,000 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa named to the president's list for the 2021 spring semester, and more than were named to the dean's list.

In order to be included on the president’s list, a student must have a minimum 4.0 grade-point average (4.0 is an A) in all academic subjects for the fall 2020 semester, and a minimum of nine graded hours with a 4.0 grade-point average (4.0 is an A) in all academic subjects for the spring 2021 semester. Dean’s list students must have a 3.5 or higher GPA on nine semester hours or more of UI graded coursework

Zachary Springer of Rock Rapids, Iowa, a third-year political science major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, earned recognition on the president’s list. Students from the region making the dean’s list included:

Ashton, Iowa: Pilar Guadarrama, a second-year psychology major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. George, Iowa: Kaci Klingenberg, a first-year health and human physiology major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Myles Master, a third-year computer science major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Rock Rapids, Iowa: Dylan Kruger, a third-year human physiology major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Hannah Sieperda, a fourth-year English major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Sibley, Iowa: Rachel Poppen, a fourth-year English major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Kirkwood Community College graduates announced

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The 2021 virtual Kirkwood Community College commencement ceremony took place May 15.

The following students from the area earned degrees: George, Iowa: Aaron Hayenga. Rock Rapids, Iowa: Austin Metzger. Spirit Lake, Iowa: Blake Tillotson.

Area students graduate from RCTC

ROCHESTER — Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) announces its spring semester 2021 graduates, including three from southwest Minnesota:

Alpha: Dominic Bargfrede, diploma in carpentry (high honors). Brewster: Megan Boots, associate of applied science in law enforcement. Worthington: Anya Hartzler, associate of science in nursing (honors).

Students from region named to BVU dean’s list

STORM LAKE, Iowa — Buena Vista University congratulates more than 500 students who were named to the spring 2021 dean's list.

The list recognizes full-time students achieving a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the semester. Area students who were named to the list include: Brewster: Trinity Grimord. George, Iowa: Ashley Stueven. Jackson: Easton Bahr, Abby Schneekloth. Rock Rapids, Iowa: Emma Chase. Wilmont: Emma Fuerstenberg.

Worthington student excels at Winona State

WINONA — Winona State University has announced its dean's list for spring semester 2021. To be named, a student must be an undergraduate enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours for a grade) and achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

Among the students named to the list was Logan Huisman of Worthington.

Six from area on MSU Moorhead dean’s list

MOORHEAD — Six southwest Minnesota students have been named to the Minnesota State University Moorhead dean’s list in recognition of academic achievement spring semester 2021. Students must maintain a 3.25 or higher grade point average and carry 12 graded credits to qualify for the honor.

Students making the dean’s list include: Heron Lake: Haley Unke, a project management major. Luverne: Wyatt Vansteenberg, a business administration major. Okabena: Winter Sievert, an entertainment industries and technology major. Pipestone: Chloe Lear, an elementary inclusive education major. Windom: Grace Becker, a social work major. Worthington: Emma Thuringer, a speech/language/hearing science major.

Area students earn University of Iowa degrees

IOWA CITY, Iowa — This spring, some 5,300 University of Iowa undergraduate, graduate and professional students received their degrees under extraordinary circumstances.

Among those earning degrees were:

Rock Rapids, Iowa: Lucas De Jong, doctor of medicine, Carver College of Medicine; Hannah Sieperda, bachelor of arts in English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Sibley, Iowa: Isaac Butler, doctor of nursing practice degree; Rachel Poppen, bachelor of arts in English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Ridgewater College announces dean’s list

WILLMAR — Ridgewater College has acknowledged those students earning recognition on the dean’s list for spring semester 2021.

In order to be included on the dean’s list, a student must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in at least twelve credits, and meet certain other criteria. Students from the region who qualified include: Alpha: William Pell, Eric Rose. Edgerton: Mason Van Essen, Joni Vander Beek. Jasper: Joshua Raak. Jeffers: Kaitlyn Rindfleisch. Lakefield: Michelle Ignaszewski. Luverne: Kaylie Ossefoort. Mountain Lake: Anna Kirk. Windom: Julianna Rehnelt.