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COLLEGE Notes Students named to Dean’s List for fall 2021 MENOMONIE, Wis. (January 11, 2022) – The following students from the area have been named to the University of Wisconsin-Stout …

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Students named to Dean’s List for fall 2021

MENOMONIE, Wis. (January 11, 2022) – The following students from the area have been named to the University of Wisconsin-Stout Dean’s List for the fall 2021 semester.

The award is presented to students who have a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

UW-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, has 47 undergraduate majors and 23 graduate programs, including one doctoral degree. UW-Stout, established in 1891, prides itself on the success of its students in the workplace, with an employment rate above 98% for recent graduates. The university was awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2001.

Enrollment was 7,692 in the fall.

Cottage Grove, MN

Isabel Bialka, Junior, BS Graphic Communications Carli Capistrant, Sophomore, BS business administration Jonathan Loera, Sophomore, BS Criminal Justice & Rehab Cheeto Okoro, Junior, BFA entertainment design Amy Ptacek, Senior, BS special education Devin Schwartz, Freshman, BS Fashion and Retail Holly South, Junior, BS professional communication and emerging media Joe Vang, Junior, BS Computer Science Carson Woehnker, Freshman, undeclared/undecided Hastings, MN

Logan Boogren, Junior, BS Real Estate Property Mgmt Alison Brantner, Junior, BS dietetics Ryan Fagnant, Freshman, BS applied mathematics and computer science Anna Lindner, Junior, BFA industrial design, BFA industrial design Sam Poncelet, Senior, BS Computer Net & Info Tech Natalie Shofner, Junior, BFA graphic design and interactive media Joe Sieben, Senior, BS manufacturing engineering Sydney Woodward, Junior, BS construction About UW-Stout UW-Stout is Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, with a focus on applied learning, collaboration with business and industry, and career outcomes. Find out more at www.uwstout. edu.

UW-Green Bay announces academic honors

GREEN BAY, Wis. (January 11, 2022) — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has made public the names of undergraduate students receiving semester honors for fall 2021 semester academic achievement. Students who earn a 4.0 grade point average, which represents all “A” grades, receive highest honors. High honors go to students earning 3.99 to 3.75 grade point averages. Honors are given to students earning 3.74 to 3.50 grade point averages. Students are listed by the Wisconsin county or state claimed as place of permanent residence. All were full-time students in the fall term, earning 12 or more credits of graded coursework. This list includes students attending all four UW-Green Bay campuses (Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc, Sheboygan).

Woodbury, MN

Jessica Matteson, Semester Honors

Clarke Announces Fall 2021 Dean’s List

DUBUQUE, Iowa (January 12, 2022) – The following students were named to the Dean’s List at Clarke University for the Fall 2021 semester. The list recognizes full-time Clarke students who have earned a 3.65 grade-point average or above, on a 4.0 scale, with a minimum of 12 graded hours. Congratulations to these students for their hard work.

Cottage Grove, MN

Emma Grant

About Clarke University

Located in Dubuque, IA, Clarke University is a private university named for Mary Francis Clarke, an Irish immigrant who instilled the lesson to “teach without seeming to teach in her followers.” Instilled with Catholic identity, the core values of Clarke University includes Education, Charity, Justice, and Freedom. Learn more by going to

Students named to Fall Semester 2021 Dean’s List at UMN Crookston CROOKSTON, Minn. (January 14, 2022) – Students named to the fall semester 2021 Dean’s List were announced recently by the Office of the Registrar. The U of M Crookston is one of the most respected career-oriented, technology- based universities in the nation. To qualify for a place on the Dean’s List, students must complete 12 or more letter-graded (A-F) credits while attaining a 3.66 grade point average. The Crookston campus is the online leader in the University of Minnesota system and the only campus providing every full-time student with a laptop computer.

Students named to the Dean’s List include the following: Cottage Grove, MN

Sonny Constable

Woodbury, MN

Christine Alpers

About UMN

The University of Minnesota System, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota. Learn more at

UW Oshkosh Fall 2021 Dean’s List, Honor Roll released OSHKOSH, Wis. (January 17, 2022) – University of Wisconsin Oshkosh officials have released the names of students who qualified for the Dean’s List and Honor Roll in fall 2021 across its three campuses (Fond du Lac, Fox Cities and Oshkosh).

The term grade-point average (GPA) requirement for University Honor Roll is 3.3; the term GPA requirement for Dean’s List is 3.75 out of a possible 4.0.

To qualify, a student must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits. There can be no individual grades below a “C” and no incomplete or non-reported grades at the time the process is run. These are students from the area who made the list: Saint Paul, MN

Emma Goetz, Dean’s List Kathleen Sparks, Dean’s List About UW-Oshkosh

About UW-Oshkosh UW-Oshkosh is a member of the 4-year public university system in Wisconsin and as such part of the “Wisconsin Idea.” Readers can learn more about UW-Oshkosh by going to

Local students named to Dean’s List at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Congratulations to the following undergraduate students who were named to the first semester 2021 Dean’s List at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. The list includes 417 undergraduate students who earned a grade point average of 3.6 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Saint Mary’s University enrolls about 5,200 students in undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs in Winona, the Twin Cities, Rochester, greater Minnesota, and Wisconsin. At Saint Mary’s residential campus in Winona, the undergraduate curriculum combines traditional liberal arts and sciences with career preparation in a student-centered environment. The following students were named to the Dean’s List from the Hastings area.

Hastings, MN

Kathleen Blissenbach

Cottage Grove, MN

Isabelle Lindahl, daughter of Duane and Jill Lindahl Deborah Shefa

Saint Paul, MN

Claire Fletcher

Iowa State University announces fall 2021 Dean’s List

More than 9,700 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the fall semester 2021 Dean’s List. Students named to the Dean’s List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work.

Students listed below are from Hastings and the surrounding area.

Hastings, MN

Julianna Mae Adricula, 3, Kinesiology and Health Alexandra Jean Beskau, 4, Mathematics Mitchell J. Johnson, 4, Biological Systems Engineering Sydney Jordyn Kilfoyl, 4, Event Management Hannah Schultz, 2, Athletic Training Trey John Swanson, 3, Marketing Carter Michael Williams, 4, Aerospace Engineering Cottage Grove, MN

Isaac Nathan Bibus, 3, Mechanical Engineering Joseph Brennan, 1, Mechanical Engineering Spencer W. Haugen, 4, Kinesiology and Health Thomas T. Haugen, 3, Supply Chain Management Autumn Camille Lacroix, 3, Elementary Education Faith Ashlin McKenzie, 2, Kinesiology and Health Hunter Pace, 4, Biology (AGLS) Lucas Robert Ramey, 3, Chemical Engineering Ashley Jean Reinhart, 4, Accounting Logan Robert Ross, 4, Mathematics Sibhat Fikir Yosef, 3, Computer Science Normandale Community College Announces Fall 2021 Semester Dean’s List BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (January 19, 2022) – Normandale Community College is pleased to announce its 2021 Fall Semester Dean’s list. The following students enrolled in at least nine credits and have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.5 for courses completed in the fall semester ending this past December. Normandale congratulates the following individuals who reside in Hastings and the surrounding area for their outstanding academic performance: Hastings, MN

Tiffany Brenner Angelica Estefan Ashley Fritz Isaiah Gardell Cannon Falls, MN

JianFei Wu

Cottage Grove, MN

Macy Horst Kenneth Edward Uy Emillie Yeske Area students named to Dean’s List for fall semester at UW-Eau Claire The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire extends congratulations to the 2,722 students named to the fall 2021 Dean’s List. Their academic performance has been outstanding, and we recognize these students with pride.

The Dean’s list eligibility criteria can be found online at 4994/. The following residents from the Hastings area were recognized on the Fall 2021 UW-Eau Claire Dean’s List: Hastings, MN

Sierra Ahrens, College of Education and Human Sciences, Eau Claire Isabella Cotroneo, College of Education and Human Sciences, Eau Claire Makayla Cowee, College of Arts and Sciences, Eau Claire Nathan Dehmlow, College of Arts and Sciences, Eau Claire Madeline Eggert, College of Arts and Sciences, Eau Claire Jenna Erickson, College of Education and Human Sciences, Eau Claire Chase Fillion, College of Arts and Sciences, Eau Claire Emma Sampson, College of Arts and Sciences, Eau Claire Samuel Schill, College of Education and Human Sciences, Eau Claire Nyle Siddiqui, College of Arts and Sciences, Eau Claire Cannon Falls, MN Elaina Dommeyer, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Eau Claire Cottage Grove, MN

Harrison Audette, College of Business, Eau Claire Jaymar Basilio, College of Business, Eau Claire Allison Cuddihy, College of Education and Human Sciences, Eau Claire Lauren Glenna, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Eau Claire Tyson Kalinowski, College of Business, Eau Claire Rachel Lucas, College of Business, Eau Claire Meghan Roeser, College of Education and Human Sciences, Eau Claire Emily Shearer, College of Education and Human Sciences, Eau Claire Grace Yang, College of Arts and Sciences, Eau Claire Elianna Zimmerman, College of Arts and Sciences, Eau Claire Area students named to Dean’s List at UW-River Falls

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls fall semester Dean’s List honoring 1,670 students has been released by Registrar Kelly Browning.

To be named to the Dean’s List, a full-time undergraduate must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0, or midway between an “A” and “B” average. Area students are listed below by hometown, name, and major.

Hastings, MN

Josh Anderson, Health & Human Performance Meghan Beck, Marketing Communications Danny Brown, Chemistry Brooke Cartwright, Sociology Grace Eischen, Elementary Education Aimee Fagnant, Marketing Communications Nicholas Foster, Business Administration Halle Haines, Business Administration Grace Human, Elementary Education Ben Kaiser, Business Administration Abigail Kampa, Animal Science Chloe Kasel, Computer Science & Info System Lucas Knoblach, Biomedical and Health Science Izzy Kranz, Psychology Shannon Kustrich, Neuroscience Kiera Maher, Elementary Education Margaret Moran, Business Administration Riley Mueller, Marketing Communications Marcy Price, Physics Rachel Priester, Psychology Isaac Samuelson, Biomedical and Health Science Charlie Scharr, Psychology Rebecca Schill, Psychology Kaitlyn Snyder, Marketing Communications Zach Spinks, Chemistry Austin Thom, Physics Molly Tribe, Biology Sam Valentine, Crop & Soil Science Hailey Wagner, Early Childhood Rachel Weber, Animal Science Grace Wise, Elementary Education Blake Zak, Communication Studies Cannon Falls, MN

Maximillian Graybill, Business Administration Kira Jacobson, Crop and Soil Science Kara Loeschke, Animal Science Lola Munson, Agricultural Business Vienna Qualey, Social Work Anna Schroeder, Business Administration Nathan Stein, Crop & Soil Science Cottage Grove, MN

Michael Baker, Accounting Bryce Boyea, Elementary Education Josh Boyea, Computer Science & Info System Daniel Byers, Health & Human Performance Kailey Courteau, Elementary Education Ashli Dahler, Neuroscience Colin Dockendorf, Health & Human Performance Carter Dulka, Geography Londyn Frisinger, Dairy Science Nicholas Grundhauser, Criminology Danielle Hudy, Chemistry Carter Justice, Accounting Jessica Koren, Animal Science Giselle Nunez, Neuroscience Paige Ott, Biology Brenna Sindt, Communication Sciences and Disorders Rebecca Stober, Animal Science Austin Stonemark, Business Administration Hannah Stout, English Abby Tapanila, Elementary Education Dillon Theis, Business Administration Grace Verdick, Elementary Education Katelyn Woehnker, Health & Human Performance Saint Paul, MN

Maddy Bauer, Marketing Communications Lucas Bergstrom, Psychology Jakiyah Brewington, Communication Sciences and Disorders Janiyah Brewington, Animal Science Grace Carlin, Marketing Communications James Corum, Physics Sydney Dreher, Elementary Education Sara Hilo, Computer Science & Info System Zach Jacoby, Health & Human Performance Izabel Kane, Business Administration Ali Khan, Biomedical and Health Science Areej Khanzada, Biomedical and Health Science Amanda Kilbourne, Horticulture Max Kobussen, Exploratory Mina Lee, Fine Arts Madelyn Lewis, Computer Science & Info System Ashley Long, Business Administration Kassidy Mackie, Health & Human PerformanceSam Maxwell, Business Administration Elizabeth McAtee, Psychology Kaitlyn McCarthy, Communication Studies Madelyn Niewind, Psychology Drew Olson, Music Education Leah PedersBen Quicksell, Broad Field Social Studies Michael Rosheim, English Ella Stegeman, Mathematics Ella Tollison, Elementary Education Jack Walter, Broad Field Social Studies Caleb Wise, Business Administration Emme Wolff, Animal Science Skylar Youngren, Fine Arts Faith Fox named to Northern Illinois University Dean’s List Northern Illinois University announces its fall 2021 Dean’s List students. To earn this distinction, students must meet a minimum semester grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology or a minimum of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale in the colleges of Business, Education, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. Students from the area who achieved this honor include: Hastings, MN

Faith Fox, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s List, Coms-Media Studies – B.A., Hastings High School

Local students named to Marquette University’s fall 2021 Dean’s List

Sam Sundby, Bachelor of Science, Exercise Physiology, of Cannon Falls, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2021 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

To make the Dean’s List, students must have earned at least 12 credits for the fall 2021 semester and have no disqualifying grades. The GPA threshold varies by college – for the College of Education and the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, undergraduate students must have at least a 3.7 to be named to the Dean’s List.

Mount Mercy University congratulates December 2021 graduates The following student from the Cottage Grove area graduated from Mount Mercy in December: Cottage Grove, MN

Jayna Witzany

About Mount Mercy University

Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mount Mercy University is the regional Catholic, Mercy University that promises students of diverse backgrounds, ages and faiths a challenging, practical education that inspires them to discover knowledge, build community and lead courageous lives. Mount Mercy offers baccalaureate and graduate education to 1,600+ enrolled students and uniquely blends an outstanding liberal arts education with equally outstanding professional preparation.