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Academic News (July 18, 2012)

Solem to attend

U of M, Crookston

Nicole M. Solem of Horace, has been accepted and has registered for fall semester classes at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, one of the most respected career-oriented, technology-based universities in the nation. Solem plans to major in Equine Science with a Pre-Veterinary Medicine emphasis. She is the daughter of Collen and Keith Solem.

Fall semester classes begin at the Crookston campus on Tuesday, August 28.  The U of M, Crookston is one of five campuses of the University of Minnesota system.


students graduate

Several local individuals are among 465 students to graduate from the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton.

These include: Alexander Beckius, A.A.S., Architectural Drafting and Estimating Technology, Harwood; Duane O'Marro Jr., A.A.S., Recreational Engines Technology, Mapleton; Anthony Hanson, Certificate, Welding Technology, Dylan Heger, A.A.S., Automotive Technology, Zachary Heinen, Diploma, Automotive Technology, Benjamin Huether, Certificate, Welding Technology, Amanda Klingenberg, A.S.N., Associate in Science in Nursing, Bridgit Lehfeldt, A.A.S., Occupational Therapy Assistant, Christopher Lehfeldt, A.A.S., Automotive Technology, Isaac Meyer, Certificate, Welding Technology, KaLee Moen, A.S.N., Associate in Science in Nursing, Corey Pederson, A.A.S., Computer Information Systems, Andrea Sluke, A.A., Liberal Arts, Whitney Streifel, A.A.S., Practical Nursing, Kelcie Thoennes, A.S.N., Associate in Science in Nursing, and Aaron Watne, A.A.S., Computer Information Systems, all West Fargo.

Jahnke named

to Dean's List Philip Jahnke of West Fargo has been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2012 semester at Concordia University, St. Paul. Jahnke is a senior majoring in Mathematics. Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher are recognized for superior academic performance by being named to the Dean's List.

Local students

named to honor list

Ellie Marie Grooters and William Lee Kjelden, West Fargo, have been named to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln the Deans' List/Honor Roll for the spring semester of the 2011-12 academic year. Grooters is a junior majoring in pre-health major in the College of Arts and Sciences with a 4.0 grade-point average. Kjelden is a senior majoring in computer engineering in the College of Engineering.

Mayville Dean's

List honors

Emma Grant and Bree Triplett, West Fargo, have been named to the Dean's List for Spring Semester of 2012 at Mayville State University. In order to be named to the list, students must have attained a 3.50 or higher grade point average and have successfully completed a minimum of 12 graded credit hours of regular academic credit.

Amundson receives

degree from NDSU

Tracy Lynn Amundson, West Fargo, was among the 1,502 North Dakota State University students to graduate in spring 2012. Anderson graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in social science education.

Johnson receives

MSUM scholarship

Holly Johnson, West Fargo, has received a $300 Mathematics Department Upperclass Academic Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Johnson is the child of Steve and Lori Johnson.

  The Upperclass Academic Scholarship is available to students pursuing their first Bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 and completion of at least 12 MSUM credits. The award recognizes outstanding academic achievement, leadership and contributions to campus and community organizations.

Trauger earns

scholarship award

Taylor Trauger, a 2009 graduate of West Fargo High School, has received the Margaret J. Talle Study Abroad Scholarship in French from the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. She is the daughter of Brent and Dawn Trauger of Fargo.

The Margaret J. Talle Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate French major or minor to be used for a study abroad program in France.

  Trauger is a double major in French and English. Since joining the University, she has worked as a tutor and as an editor for the Ivory Tower, an art and literary magazine. She plans to study in Paris this coming fall.

  Margaret Talle graduated in 1966 from the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota with a degree in French and English. After Margaret passed away, her family established this scholarship to grant future students the same opportunity to study abroad that she enjoyed while at the University of Minnesota.