Seven local students from the Lake Minnetonka area graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in May.
- Laura Davis, of Long Lake received a Bachelor's degree in game design and development.
- Michael Free, of Excelsior received a Bachelor's degree in supply chain management.
- Natalie Hahn, of Mound received a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in art.
- Kayla Langhans, of Mound received a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in art.
- Jesslyn Majeres, of Excelsior received a mBachelor's degree in hotel restaurant and tourism.
- Kaeli Oberman, of Excelsior received a Bachelor's degree in retail merchandising and management.
- Megan Roal, of Excelsior received a Bachelor's degree in business administration.
Four local students were among nearly 900 St. Olaf College students who were recognized for academic achievement at the college's annual Honors Day convocation last month. Honors Day recognizes students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.60 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The convocation also recognizes students who have been awarded scholarships and fellowships, including Fulbright scholars, Goldwater scholars, and senior members of leadership and academic honor societies.
- Abigail Engelhart from Mound is an undecided major and a graduate of Mound Westonka High School. Abigail is the daughter of Randall and Elizabeth Engelhart.
- Lydia Kantor from Long Lake is a Spanish and History major and a graduate of Orono High School. Lydia is the daughter of Robert and Monique Kantor.
- Sophie Pietrick from Wayzata is a nursing major and a graduate of Minnetonka High School. Sophie is the daughter of Donald and Lynn Pietrick.
- Rachel Turbeville from Mound is an economics and mathematics major and a graduate of Academy Of Holy Angels. Rachel is the daughter of Brian and Ann Turbeville.
Jeremy Anderson graduated from Grove City College on May 19. Jeremy earned a Bachelor's degree in business management. Jeremy is a 2008 graduate of Minnehaha Academy and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Anderson from Long Lake.
James Cahill of Excelsior was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2012 semester at Alfred University. Cahill is a senior in the Inamori School of Engineering. Students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average to qualify for Dean's List.
Two local students have been named to Beloit College's Dean's List for the spring semester:
- Katherine Hagberg of Wayzata
- Sally Jaffray of Wayzata
To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.4 or higher and take a minimum of thre letter-graded units for the term.
Brian Engelsma of Long Lake received the Pi Sigma Alpha Award at the Gettysburg College's Spring Honors Day ceremonies.
Molly E. Schlobohm of Long Lake was among the 584 students awarded a degree at St. Lawrence University's commencement ceremony on May 20 in Canton, New York. Schlobohm was awarded a degree in fine arts. Schlobohm graduated from Miss Porter's School.
Sally Jaffray of Wayzata graduated from Beloit College last month with a Bachelor's degree in arts and music. Located 90 miles northwest of Chicago, Beloit College is a residential, liberal arts college offering 40 majors to its 1,250 students.
Three local students were named to the spring Dean's List at Creighton University for the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year.
- Rose Olson of Excelsior, a junior College of Arts and Sciences student
- Megan Kuntuzos of Mound, a senior College of Business student
- Mary Hanten of Orono, a freshman College of Arts and Sciences student
Full-time students who earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the Dean's Honor Roll.
Sean Michael Sayler of Long Lake graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing. Sayler joined Clemson University's largest-ever graduating class at three spring Commencement ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum last month.
Three local students were among 661 graduates of Colgate University.
- Caroline Grace Anderson from Excelsior graduated with a Bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology and geography
- John Francis Pintens from Long Lake graduated with a Bachelor's degree in economics.
- Billie Kathryn Pritzker from Wayzata graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English and Asian studies.
Andrew Dines of Wayzata graduated from Westminster School during the school's 124th commencement ceremony May 26 on the campus in Simsbury.
Erin Dorsey of Wayzata won rinity College's "Ferguson Prize in History," founded in 1890 by the late Professor Henry Ferguson of the Class of 1868, awarded for essays of at least 20 pages in length written independently or for courses or seminars.
Jillian Dolliff, a member of the class of 2012 at Connecticut College and a resident of Excelsior, has been named to the Dean's Honors list for the 2012 spring semester.