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Academic News (June 8, 2011)

Nicole Bruse is the recipient of a $1,000 Qwest Scholarship. She was one of four in North Dakota to receive the scholarship. The intent of the Qwest scholarship program is to recognize high school seniors who have demonstrated their commitment to community service activities.  Nicole is the daughter of Kevin and Connie Bruse, Horace.

Megan Broton of West Fargo is the recipient of the Presidential Distinction Award and the Music Performance Scholarship from Concordia College, Moorhead. A June 2011 graduate of West Fargo High School, Broton is the daughter of Spencer and Sheila Broton, West Fargo.

High school activities in which Broton has participated include: Orchestra, North Dakota All State Orchestra, Varsity Tennis, National Honor Society, High School Challenge and Academic All State.

Emily Harris, daughter of Kent and Marilyn Harris, West Fargo, has been selected to receive the North Dakota State University Roger and Elsie Pitsenbarger Scholarship in the amount of $1,700. She was recognized at the NDSU College of Human Development and Education Honors Day Brunch and Award Ceremony on April 19.

Harris is a junior majoring in apparel and textiles and Spanish. She is secretary of Kappa Delta sorority and an officer of Fashion Apparel and Business Organization. She studied abroad in Spain in spring 2011.

Justin Shipman, West Fargo is among 263 students named to the Dean's List for the 2011 spring semester at Jamestown College. The list includes all full-time students who, during any given semester, earn a grade point average of 3.50 or better on a minimum of 12 semester credits.

Jordan Gleason, son of Carey and Michelle Gleason, Reiles Acres, has been admitted to North Dakota State University "With Distinction." He will enter NDSU in the fall of 2011 and plans to major in construction management. Distinction means that NDSU is acknowledging Gleason as an honor student.

In high school, Gleason is active in National Honor Society. He also was captain of the football team and received third place in the cabinetry and carpentry competition for Skills USA.

Tesia Malzahn, a freshman at Concordia College, Moorhead, is taking part in the Summer School Abroad program, offered through the Global Education Office at Concordia. Malzahn is the daughter of Doug and Barb Malzahn, West Fargo.

Malzahn is in the "Religion and Global Studies Summer Courses in South Africa" program led by Dr. Jan Pranger, Dr. Elna Solvang and Dr. Nicholas Ellig.

Students will examine South Africa's efforts to move away from its apartheid past by situating this process in the context of a global system. Students will meet with people who have fought against racism and worked for reconciliation. They'll also meet with church communities and representatives from other groups working to overcome poverty, create a sustainable economy and lead the all-important fight against HIV/AIDS. Students will also see some of South Africa's beauty with visits to London and Amsterdam.

The seminars are designed to enhance learning, and include an on-campus course and off-campus travel seminar led by Concordia faculty. The courses contain background information necessary to understand and appreciate the travel experience of various countries and academic disciplines.

Troy Osmanski, son of James and Diane Osmanski, West Fargo, has been admitted to North Dakota State University "With Distinction." He will enter NDSU in the fall of 2011 and plans to major in engineering. Distinction means that NDSU is acknowledging Osmanski as an honor student.

In high school, Osmanski is active in football and National Honor Society.

Several West Fargo students have been named to the dean's list for academic excellence during the Spring 2011 semester at South Dakota State University. To earn dean's list distinctions in SDSU's eight colleges, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credits and must have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Students with an asterisk received a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Those named to the list and their area of study are: Emma Brooke DeJong, College of Arts & Science; *Patrick James Kenney, College of Engineering; and Amy Nicole Rogers, College of Nursing.

Several local individuals were among students graduating from Bismarck State College May 13 with ceremonies held at the Bismarck Civic Center.

Graduates, their degrees and hometown include: Jordan Vance, certificate, Harwood; Tyler Gronbeck, AAS, West Fargo, and Alyssa Hummel, AA, AS, West Fargo.

Several local students are among graduates of the Class of 2011 at Valley City State University. They include: Master of Education: Mindy Jo Marie Johnson, Mapleton, Judith M. Maier, West Fargo; Bachelor of Science in Education: Amanda Marie Barclay, Cum Laude, Andrea Madonna Hummel, Alexander Eugene Kelly, Ryan Kostelecky, Kaila Nicole Margheim, all West Fargo; Bachelor of Science: Nadine Marie Dissette, Alison Jenson, Cum Laude, Dana Marie Remboldt, Kelsi Alicia Wollitz, all West Fargo.

Several area students have been named to the University of North Dakota's President's Roll of Honor for Spring 2011. In order to qualify, a student must have an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.80 or higher. The student must also have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours and have completed a minimum of 12 hours at the close of the semester, eight of which must be for traditional letter grades.

Those named to the list include: Mariaha Lyons, Horace; Kaleb Anderson, Kelsey Bergeron, Regina Doll, Beatrice Hill, Mark Laraway, Danielle Meyer, Mitchell Molstad, Jessica Row, Ashley Ryan, and Chris Urlaub, all West Fargo.

The University of North Dakota Deans' List for Spring 2011 includes students whose grade point average are in the top 15 percent of the enrollment in each of the University's degree granting colleges and schools.  A student must have completed no fewer than 12 semester hours of academic work for the semester, of which eight or more hours must be graded work rather than "satisfactory/unsatisfactory."

Local students named to the list are: Thomas Mrozla and Jeffrey Vance, Harwood; Andrew Grettum and Cody Jochim, Horace; Katelyn Aswege, Kelsey Bergeron, Regina Doll, Beatrice Hill, Whitney Kennedy, Mark Laraway, Danielle Meyer, Mitchell Molstad, Jessica Row, Ashley Ryan, Emma Torrance, and Chris Urlaub, all West Fargo.

Valley City State University recently recognized students who received academic honors during the Spring semester of 2011.

Several were named to the Dean's List which recognizes students who complete 12 semester hours or more with a grade point average of at least 3.5.

Students named to the list include: Jennifer R. Akason, Alyssa Marie Beasley, Colin Alexander Brownlee, Amy E. Doll, Alison Jenson, Stephani Steffen, all West Fargo; and Brenda N. Francis, Harwood

Several local individuals were among 2,902 North Dakota State University students to be placed on the spring 2011 dean's list.

A student must earn a 3.50 grade point average or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 class credits to qualify.

Students and their major areas of study include: Michael Benson, physical education, Jared Ueland, finance, both Harwood; Brandon Anders, biological sciences, Katherine Bartram, human development and family science, Arthur Bowling, art, Michael Delaney, computer science, Aleshia Huffman, management, Meagan Johnson, accountancy, Rachael Runck, veterinary technology, Spencer Uetz, exercise science, all Horace; David Dutt, pharmacy, Priscilla Gurath, landscape architecture, Lauren Howlett, family and consumer sciences education, Lori Neer, health communication, all Mapleton; Justin Feist, microbiology, Andrew Honeyman, mechanical engineering, Kaylee Wolf, zoology, all Reiles Acres; Elizabeth Anderson, Lauren Casperson, Zoology, Kayla Anderson, Jordan Idso, John Kent, Sadie Kraft, Heidi Morman, Damien Moulton, Abbey Prudlick, Heidi TenBroek, Miranda Utter, nursing, Nicholas Becher, Lane Nelson, Carly Trowbridge, pharmacy, Erin Behrmann, theatre arts, Brian Bjerk, accounting, Travis Bregier, music, Elizabeth Camery, health education, William Chale, computer science, Zachary Cormican, Cory Cwiak, landscape architecture, Stephanie Cossette, public history, Calie Craddock, Shandi Mack, political science, Stephanie Cwikla, Nicholas Strom, English education, Jacob Dixon, Elliott Schwab, music, Elizabeth Dvorak, Janna Strege, human development and family science, Ruth Ehlke, management communication, Tyler Evin, Dave Sauvageau, art, Joshua Ferguson, Nicholas Graumann, electrical engineering, Ryan Goodin, finance, Jamie Green, Kyleigh Mears, interior design, Jenna Green, Justin Woitte, exercise science, Wesley Hagel, philosophy/humanities, Abby Hammes, English, Audrey Heiser, business administration, Cierra Holm, Brittany Nolan, apparel and textiles, Sheena Houkom, radiologic sciences, Elliott Klinger, environmental design, Shawn Kraft, Alisa Teevens, anthropology, Lindsey Levin, psychology, Amber Lund, Matthew Spadafore, microbiology, April Maertens, Samantha Pyle, vocal music education, John Morman, agricultural and biosystems engineering, Cassey Nelson, biological sciences, Jenna Poppenhagen, hospitality and tourism management, Aaron Redenius, Brittany Thompson, management, Joshua Roller, Cory Samson, marketing, Aaron Sanderson, undecided, Bryant Sanderson, agricultural economics; David Tibbals, management communication, all West Fargo.