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Schools & Students published Aug. 17, 2021

News about educational achievements among students from west central Minnesota.

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University of North Dakota

The GPA for the honors designations are cum laude 3.50-3.69, magna cum laude 3.70-3.89 and summa cum laude 3.90-4.0. Graduating at the end of spring semester with a bachelor's degree from the Grand Forks school unless otherwise noted were:

Benson: Stephanie Frentzel, master in physician assistant studies

Glenwood: Quinn Jacobs, master in physician assistant studies; Kyla Koob; Kasey Martin; Kelsey Volkmann, master of science

Granite Falls: Alison Ator, magna cum laude; Joshua Hoernemann

Lake Lillian: Meghan Bird

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Litchfield: Tyler Nothnagel, cum laude; Tyler Sangren, cum laude; Grace Spanos, master of occupational therapy

Madison: Nicholas Wangler

Spicer: Karly Senger, master of science

Willmar: Carly Derouin, master of occupational therapy; Tami Lieberg, master of social work; Forrest Rice, master of business administration; Stephon Schaller, master of social work; Nash Van Klompenburg, summa cum laude

St. John’s University

The GPA for the honors designation summa cum laude is 3.90. Graduating at the end of spring semester with a bachelor's degree from the Collegeville school were:

Willmar: Alex Broadwell; Connor Swart; Tyler Johnson, summa cum laude

College of St. Benedict

The GPA for the honors designation cum laude is 3.65-3.74 and magna cum laude is 3.75-3.89. Graduating at the end of spring semester with a bachelor's degree from the St. Joseph school were:

New London: Teresa Amaral, cum laude; Riley Schneider, magna cum laude

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UM-Morris

Graduating at the end of spring semester with a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in Morris were:

Glenwood: Jacob Heid

Maynard: Marie Anderson

New London: Ryan Gatzemeyer

Pacific University

Graduating at the end of spring semester from the Forest Grove, Oregon, school was:

Montevideo: Adam Peters, doctor of optometry

University of Jamestown

The GPA for the honors designations cum laude is 3.50-3.69. Graduating at the end of spring semester with a bachelor's degree from the Jamestown, North Dakota, school were:

Morris: Ryan Dietz, Correy Hickman, Jacob Just

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Willmar: Kali Jensen Olson, cum laude

St. Cloud State University

The GPA for the honors designations are cum laude 3.25-3.49, magna cum laude 3.50-3.74 and summa cum laude 3.75-4.0. Graduating at the end of spring semester with a bachelor's degree unless otherwise noted were:

Cosmos: Brianna Meyer, summa cum laude

Glenwood: Andrew Kinney; Larry Syverson, graduate certificate in developmental disabilities and educational administration; Michael Walsh; Amanda Welcome, master’s in teaching English as a second language; Makenzia Zemke, magna cum laude

Hancock: Ross Ascheman, master's in school counseling

Kandiyohi: Morgan Wilder, magna cum laude

Litchfield: Leah Beighley, cum laude; Sara Gomez, summa cum laude; Tia Kielty; Taylor Madsen, magna cum laude; Taylor Ramey-Anderson, summa cum laude

Madison: Kain Matthies, magna cum laude

Murdock: Cailey Titrud, summa cum laude

Paynesville: Stephanie Buermann, cum laude; Brittney Guenther; Alyssa Meed, summa cum laude; Matthew Quade, magna cum laude

Spicer: Alyssa Fredrick, summa cum laude

Starbuck: Breeana Zaic, master’s in special education

Willmar: Natalie Campos, master’s in social work; Majid Igale; Summer Schmitz, magna cum laude

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