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Academic News (May 16, 2012)

Feist on NDSU Dean's List

Emily J. Feist, Reiles Acres, was named to the 2011 Fall Semester dean's list at North Dakota State University.  She is the daughter of Tim and Linda Feist of Reiles Acres and is majoring in Medical Laboratory Science.  A student must earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 credits to qualify for the dean's list.

Kuik earns degree

Nathan Kuik was among 230 graduating seniors at Northwestern College's commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12. Nineteen students received Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees, while the rest of the graduating seniors were granted Bachelor of Arts degrees.

Kuik majored in social work. He is the son of Daniel and Christine Kuik of Brandon.

Ceremonies were held in the DeWitt Physical Fitness Center of the Rowenhorst Student Center. Laura Jacobson, a graduate of Northwestern College and the William & Mary School of Law, addressed the graduates in a speech entitled "Called to Be Ambassadors Emboldened by Faith."

Kuik was also among 53 students receiving honors recently, as the recipient of the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award for the social work department.

Northwestern College is a Christian college of more than 1,200 students in Orange City, Iowa. Rated the nation's third-best baccalaureate college by Washington Monthly and a top-10 Midwestern college by U.S. News & World Report magazine, Northwestern provides an education that combines academic rigor with a faith perspective

Mrozla graduates

Thomas Mrozla, Harwood, graduated with honors from The University of North Dakota on Saturday May 12.  Thomas was accepted into graduate school at UND and will continue his studies this fall for a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology. He is a graduate of West Fargo High School. 

Students earn honors

Regina Doll, Mark Laraway, and Alexander Schanilec of West Fargo, received the Presidential Scholarship from the University of North Dakota for the 2011-2012 academic year. This scholarship program is intended to honor and reward students who contribute to enhancing UND as vibrant and connected learners.

WF students recognized

Several local students were recognized at the Jamestown College Honors Convocation held April 12. They include: Austin Dillard, Reile's Acres, recipient of the Bob and Norma Richardson Jimmie Generation Scholarship; Brandon Anderson, Jon Reznecheck, and Jordan Shive, all West Fargo, all recipients of the Alex Stern Family Foundation Scholarship.

Ham graduates

Michael Ham, West Fargo, earned a Master of Science degree in Information Assurance, from Dakota State University in Madison, S.D., during the spring commencement ceremony held May 5 in the DSU Fieldhouse. Dakota State awarded 4 doctorate, 34 masters, 169 baccalaureate and 42 associate degrees. The baccalaureate and associate degrees awarded included spring and summer graduates.

Kelley earns degree

Dr. Matthew R. Kelley earned his doctoral degree in Chemistry from the University of Iowa in graduation ceremonies held May 12.

Kelley graduated from West Fargo High School 2001 and went on to attend the University of North Dakota, in Grand Forks, graduating in 2006 with a degree in chemistry.

Kelley, his wife Kara, and daughter Harper, will be living in North Liberty, Iowa where he will be working for the University of Iowa as a research chemist. He is the youngest son of Jim and Merrie Kelley of West Fargo.

Thostenson to attend NDSU

Evan Thostenson, son of Andrew and Gayle Thostenson, West Fargo, has been admitted to North Dakota State University "With Distinction." He will enter NDSU in the fall of 2012 and plans to major in engineering and music. Distinction means that NDSU is acknowledging Thostenson as an honor student.

In high school, Thostenson is active in National Honor Society, Challenge team, pit orchestra, honor band and Science Olympiad. He also is an Eagle Scout, an All-State Band selection, an All-State Orchestra selection and an active member with his church.

Harris scholarship


Emily Harris, daughter of Kent and Marilyn Harris, West Fargo, has been selected to receive the North Dakota State University Doris Mae Holzman Wischow Scholarship in the amount of $2,445. She was recognized at the NDSU College of Human Development and Education Honors Day Brunch and Award Ceremony on April 17.

Harris is a junior majoring in apparel, retail merchandising and design and Spanish education. She is active in Kappa Delta sorority, Fashion Apparel and Business Organization and is a Global Ambassador.

Krogh earns degree

David Krogh, son of Tony and Darlene Krogh of West Fargo, graduated this spring with a Master's of Science degree in Accounting from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Kelley School of Business has a Top 10 Masters of Accounting program, and will celebrate the graduation of 69 students from their program. Krogh is a 2004 graduate from West Fargo High School, and 2009 graduate from Ohio State University. Following graduation, he will be joining KPMG in the Indianapolis office as an assurance associate. David Krogh's twin sisters, Allyson and Erin, will graduate with honors this June from West Fargo with the class of 2012.