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Education accolades

Published 9:08am Friday, June 6, 2014

Graduations

—Lauren Nelson, of Austin, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science, in chemical engineering from Iowa State University.

—Preston Nibaur, of Austin, graduated cum laude from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, on May 10 with a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry.

Minnesota State College, Southeast Technical

The following local students are 2014 graduates from Minnesota State College, Southeast Technical. Commencement ceremonies were Tuesday, May 13, in Red Wing and Wednesday, May 14, in Winona.

—Daniel Schneider, of Adams, graduated from the Winona campus and received a diploma in carpentry.

—Josh Prehn, of Austin, graduated from the Winona campus and received an associate in applied science degree in network administration and technology.

St. Olaf College

The following local students graduated from St. Olaf College in the class of 2014:

—Timothy Erickson, of Austin, graduated with an exercise science major. He was awarded distinction in exercise science. He is the son of Neal and Liz Erickson.

—Kelsey Fleming, of Austin, graduated with a music education major. She is the daughter of Keith and Kelly Fleming.

—Christian Folken, of Austin, graduated cum laude with a social work major. He is the son of Sherri Crawford.

—Connor Gunderson, of Austin, graduated with a nursing major. He is the son of Brent and Margene Gunderson.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

The following students received a bachelor of arts degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota on May 10 in Winona:

—Marilyn Yennie, of Grand Meadow, received a bachelor of arts degree. Parents are Tom and Kim Yennie.

—Kaylee Bunne, of LeRoy, received a bachelor of arts degree. Parents are Dominick and Kathi Bunne.

Dean’s/president’s lists

—Jena Helmbrecht, of Austin, was named to the spring 2014 Dean’s List at Concordia University, St. Paul. Helmbrecht is a senior majoring in instrumental music education, K-12.

—Ashleigh Smith, of Austin, was named to the Black Hills State University spring 2014 dean’s list.

—Preston Nibaur, of Austin, was named to the dean’s list at Morningside College for the 2014 spring semester. He had a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

—Kevin Heimermann, of Austin, was named to the honors dean’s list Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Three local students were named to the Dean’s List at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota for the second semester:

—John Ethen of Austin. Parents are Jeffrey and Sherry Weaver, and the late Thomars R. Ethen.

—Marilyn Yennie of Grand Meadow. Parents Tom and Kim Yennie.

—Kaylee Bunne of LeRoy. Parents Dominick and Kathi Bunne.

University of Wisconsin, Madison

The following local students were named to the dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin, Madison spring semester of the 2013-2014 academic year.

—Marcus Gunderson, of Austin, in the College of Engineering.

—Jonathan Koser, of Austin, in the College of Letters and Science.

—BriAnn Mayer, of Austin, in the School of Nursing.

North Dakota State University

The following local students were named to the North Dakota State University spring 2014 dean’s list:

—Michael W. Goergen, of Adams, majored in criminal justice.

—Joshua S. Tan, of Austin, majoring in computer science.

South Central College

The following local students were named to the president’s list at South Central College for the 2014 spring semester:

—Benjamin Wolterman, of Adams.

—Claudia Gutierrez Gonzalez, of Austin.

Rochester Community and Technical College

The following local residents were named to the dean’s list at Rochester Community and Technical College for the 2014 spring semester:

—Kaitlyn Danielson, of Austin.

—Rachel Donovan, of Austin.

—Tessa Ivers, of Austin.

—Amanda Majerus, of Austin.

—Susan Meineke, of Austin.

—Esperanza Torres Garcia, of Austin.

—Cory Vielhauer, of Austin.


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