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Education Briefs

St. Catherine University

Kaylee Kalbow, a 2016 graduate of MTS Minnesota Connections Academy in St. Paul has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.

The Undergraduate Day student is a first-year student at St. Catherine majoring in apparel design and is the daughter of Amy Schaper of Austin.

The St. Catherine University Dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a semester grade point average of 3.667 or higher.

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato awarded 2,334 degrees with about 1,500 students participating in three graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 6, in Taylor Center’s Bresnan Arena.

Those receiving degrees from Austin were:

•Jami J. Allhiser, MS, Reading

•Wilson Ignacio Bohada Pacheco, MS, Spanish

•Derek G. Denisen, BS, Biology: Ecology

•Elayna S. Dyke, BS, Communication Disorders, Summa Cum Laude

•Thomas K. Mueller, BSSW, Social Work

•Cameron L. O’Connor, BS, Rec, Parks & Leisure Services

•Joseph M. Raso, BFA, Art

•Djikoloum Tolde, BS, Political Science

From Brownsdale:

•Tereasa L. Hatten, BS, Psychology

From Dexter:

•Samuel T. Klaehn, BS, Special Education: Academic and Behav Srat, Cum Laude

From Lyle:

•Hailee M. Hart, BS, Psychology

•From Taopi:

Angel Paz-Reyes, BSEE, Electrical Engineering

Saint Mary’s University

Maetzin Cruz-Reyes, daughter of Luisa Reyes Ortiz and Rosario Cruz Garcia of Taopi, received the American Chemical Society Award during Saint Mary’s University’s annual Honors Convocation on April 28.

St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud State University has announced the names of more than 1,323 students whose academic achievement placed them on the 2017 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.

Those from Austin were:

•Autumn Marie Hamberg, College of Liberal Arts, Communication Arts and Literature.

•David E Kuehn, School of Health and Human Services, Athletic Training.

•Joseph George Siegfreid, College of Science and Engineering, Biomedical Sciences.

University of Sioux Falls

Sarah Heijerman of Hollandale will be recognized in the spring commencement ceremony at the University of Sioux Falls. She has earned a masters degree in business administration.