Thursday, May 23, 2013
The university conferred degrees on an estimated 3,258 graduates last week.
Mya Magney of Excelsior received a BS degree in exercise and movement sciences from the University of Vermont's College of Nursing & Health Sciences. Magney received the degree during commencement ceremonies May 19. The university conferred degrees this year on an estimated 3,258 graduates, including 2,577 bachelor's, 439 master's, 122 doctoral, and 106 M.D. degree recipients, in addition to 14 post-baccalaureate certificates. Among degree recipients were students from 44 states 17 countries.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Lake Minnetonka communities were well represented at St. Olaf's "Honors Day" earlier this month—which recognizes students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.60 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
The following local residents were among nearly 900 St. Olaf College students who were recognized for academic achievement at the college's annual Honors Day convocation on May 3. 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. Rachel Bash from Long Lake is a psychology and chemistry major. She is the daughter of Michael and Ruth Bash. Heidi Beckman from Excelsior is a French major. She is the daughter of Christopher Beckman and Gayle Beckman. Abigail Engelhart from Minnetrista is…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Kate Johnson and Mary Margaret Smith from the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University are inducted into the prestigious honor society.
Mary Margaret (Maggie) Smith, a 2009 graduate of Mound Westonka, and Kate Johnson, a 2009 graduate of Holy Family, were accepted into the Theta of Minnesota Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society at St. John’s University on Tuesday, April 23, along with 73 of their classmates. Johnson and Smith attended kindergarten through seventh grade together at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Mound. In eighth grade, Johnson went on to Holy Family High School in Victoria, and Smith began high school at Mound Westonka. Both girls excelled at their respective high schools—both academically and in extracurricular activities. Smith was the 2009 MWHS class valedictorian and captain of the Westonka Alpine Ski and Cross County Teams. She was also …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Caitlin Beauchamp of Excelsior traveled with 13 other Marquette students to Chicago and performed service focusing on homelessness.
Caitlin Beauchamp, a sophomore biomechanics major at Marquette University, attended a Marquette Action Program (MAP) spring break service trip through Marquette's Campus Ministry program. Beauchamp, from Excelsior, traveled with 13 other Marquette students to Chicago and performed service focusing on homelessness. Since 1977, MAP has offered students the chance to work and interact with people all over the United States. Sponsored by Marquette's Campus Ministry, the trips expose students to aspects of poverty, racism and the lives of the disabled in today's society. Depending on the site, students may be doing anything from assisting in classrooms to preparing meals at homeless shelters to repairing houses devastated by storms. This year, …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Lake Minnetonka Patch recognizes dozens of area college students for their recent academic achievements.
Michigan Technological University honored the achievements of nearly 500 graduates last month at mid-year commencement. Among the honorees was Andrea Walvatne of Long Lake, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. The following students from the Lake Minnetonka area were named to the fall Dean's List at Creighton University for the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. 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. The following students have been named to the Dean's List for academic excellence for the fall 2012 semester at Bethel University in St. Paul: Randi Gresenz from Mound named to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Dean's List for…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Elise Engquist, an Excelsior resident and member of the Bowdoin College Class of 2015, was honored for academic excellence during the college's annual Sarah and James Bowdoin Day ceremony, which took place Sept. 28. One hundred student-athletes are on the 2012 season football roster at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The Falcons are coached by Matt Walker. The roster includes: Long Lake resident Jeffrey Freeman, majoring in theater studies at Emerson College, is part of Emerson Stage's production of The Grapes of Wrath as "Casy." Emerson's production is directed by Maureen Shea, and will run from Oct. 18 through Oct. 21 in the Semel Theater (10 Boylston Place, Boston) at Emerson College. Click here tor more information or to …
Monday, July 16, 2012
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Kyla Gill of Long Lake earned Dean's List honors for the Spring 2012 semester at Maryville University in St. Louis. Gill is a student in Maryville's College of Arts and Sciences. Lauren Elizabeth DeJute of Orono was named to the Miami University President's List for achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average for second semester of the 2011-12 academic year. Four local students attending Miami University have achieved a 3.5 grade point average or better and been named to the Dean's List: Three local students recently graduated from Miami University during spring commencement exercises at Yager Stadium. Timothy Zahrte of Shorewood recently received a bachelor of arts degree in biblical languages, magna cum laude, from Luther College during …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Lake Minnetonka college students received degrees and honors on campuses across the country.
Seven Lake Minnetonka area college students have been awarded degrees from Marquette University in Milwaukee. Charles Velie, a resident of Wayzata and a first-year student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, is listed on the honor roll with distinction. To be listed on the SMU honor roll with distinction, students must be in the top 10 percent of their school of record. SMU's spring 2012 enrollment included 10,471 students. Catherine Portmann of Orono recdntly graduated from Fort Lewis College. Portmann received a bachelor of arts degree with a major in psychology. Six students from the area are recipients of the University of Wisconsin-Stout's "Chancellor's Award" for the spring 2012 semester. The award is presented to students …
Friday, June 8, 2012
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Seven local students from the Lake Minnetonka area graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in May. 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. 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 …
Friday, January 20, 2012
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Friday, January 20, 2012
Share your happenings—from births and engagements to academic achievements and anniversaries—by posting them on Patch. Several students from the Lake Minnetonka area currently attending the University of Wisconsin-Stout were recipients of the Chancellor's Award for the fall semester. The award is presented to students who have a grade point average of 3.5 or above. Kayla Black of Excelsior is majoring in Professional Communication and Emerging Media. Jesslyn Majeres of Excelsior is majoring in hotel restaurant and tourism. Patrick McSherry of Excelsior is majoring in engineering technology. Cecily Rentz of Excelsior is majoring in psychology. Laura Davis of Long Lake is majoring in game design and development. Davis is a graduate of Orono …