Schools & Students published June 1, 2021

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Jun. 1—CollegeYES! course at Ridgewater

Ridgewater College and the Glacial Lakes Adult Basic Education program have teamed up for a free, two-week online college preparation course to develop skills for student success.

College YES! will be at 10 a.m. July 26 to Aug. 6. It requires five hours of instructor-led online time each week, plus about three hours of weekly homework.

Students will learn about Ridgewater College, financial aid, career exploration and campus resources. Students will also practice using the online learning platform used by Ridgewater for tasks like submitting homework, taking quizzes, and accessing resources. In addition, College YES will help students brush up on academic skills like college-level writing.

Students without a computer or internet access can still participate. Adult Basic Education has a limited number of Chromebooks that students can check out, and students who don't have home internet or WiFi can access it at either the Willmar or Hutchinson campus of Ridgewater.

Class size is limited and enrollment will close when filled or July 22, whichever is first. To enroll or for more information, call 320-231-8480 or email


Graduating at the end of spring semester from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln school was:

Maynard: Ali Siverhus, master's in architecture

M State

Graduating at the end of spring semester from Minnesota State Community and Technical College, with campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena, were:

Granite Falls: David Hidalgo

Hancock: Tara Flaten

Montevideo: Moises Cortes, Brady Moe, Chase Moen, Adrian Wahlstrom

New London: Jacob Onstad

Villard: Alex Mogard


Named to the winter term president's list with a GPA of 3.7 or higher at Southern New Hampshire University online or at the Manchester, New Hampshire, campus was:

Litchfield: Cecilia Vaillancourt


The GPA for the honors designations are cum laude 3.40-3.59, magna cum laude 3.60-3.79 and summa cum laude 3.80-4.0. Graduating at the end of spring semester with a bachelor's degree unless noted from Minnesota State University in Mankato were:

Belgrade: Corey Dahl

Benson: Kaitlyn Knutson, magna cum laude; Rose McDonald, magna cum laude; Grace Ricard, magna cum laude

Glenwood: Tyler Agre

Granite Falls: Naomi Anywaush; Jordan Hinz, master's in communication disorders, summa cum laude

Hancock: Jackson Hendrickson

Litchfield: Hannah Nelsen, cum laude; Hannah Schacherer

Milan: Luis Lepe, master's in geography

Montevideo: Camryn Collins, summa cum laude; Kami Ochsendorf

New London: Michelle Johnson

Olivia: Trevor Nissen

Paynesville: John Seipel, master's in education technology, summa cum laude

Raymond: Tessa Grewe

Redwood Falls: Adam Allex; Awna Cournoyer; Tyler Hagen, summa cum laude; Caden Hanna, summa cum laude; Tyler Phillips; Elizabeth Prouty, summa cum laude

Spicer: Nathan Ackerman, summa cum laude; Lindzy Nelson, magna cum laude

Willmar: Addie Erickson, magna cum laude; Kelbe Johnson, summa cum laude; Jesus Nevarez; Brady Orsten, cum laude; Lucas Schimek

University of Sioux Falls

The GPA for the honors designation magna cum laude is 3.80-3.89. Graduating at the end of spring semester with a bachelor's degree unless noted from the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, school were:

Montevideo: Jessa Kack, magna cum laude

Morris: Jacob Zosel

Prinsburg: Carlie Swart

Redwood Falls: Kaitlyn Ochs

Spicer: Kristine Lingle, Master of Business Administration in management

Sunburg: Hannah Rosenboom

Willmar: Carla Walquist

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