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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • UMC news and notes: Local graduates, Chancellor's List, Dean's List, Alpha Lambda Delta, National Society of Leadaership and Success inductees

  • Many local, area students excel at the University of Minnesota Crookston.
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  • Spring Dean's List
    Students named to the spring semester 2013 Dean's List at the University of Minnesota Crookston were announced 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.
        Local students named to the Dean's List include:
    •     Ali Albaaj from Alvarado, MN majoring in Post-Secondary Enrollment Option
    •     Brennan Andreas from Lumsden, SK, Canada majoring in Marketing/Sport & Recreation Management
    •     Lisa Campbell from Crookston, MN majoring in Information Technology Management
    •     Nathan Carlson from Mentor, MN majoring in Post-Secondary Enrollment Option
    •     Karen Carpenedo from Crookston, MN majoring in Equine Science
    •     Xihao Chen from Crookston, MN majoring in Agricultural Business
    •     YeSeul Choi from crookston, MN majoring in Business Management
    •     Younga Choi from Crookston, MN majoring in Early Childhood Education
    •     Dabitna Chung from crookston, MN majoring in Early Childhood Education
    •     Eric Derosier from Red Lake Falls, MN majoring in Agricultural Business
    •     Sarah Derosier from Crookston, MN majoring in Business Management
    •     Huy Quoc Do from Crookston, MN majoring in Business Management
    •     Shandy Flaagan from Crookston, MN majoring in Animal Science
    •     Seoung Woo Han from Crookston, MN majoring in Business Management
    •     Chad Hassel from Winger, MN majoring in Early Childhood Education
    •     Jake Heggem from Crookston, MN majoring in Health Sciences
    •     Laurel Heino from Crookston, MN majoring in Natural Resources
    •     Michael Helle from East Grand Forks, MN majoring in Information Technology Management
    •     Rochelle Herzog from Crookston, MN majoring in Animal Science
    •     Adam Hoff from Crookston, MN majoring in Software Engineering
    •     Carolyn Homstad from East Grand Forks, MN majoring in Accounting
    •     Wenjun Hu from Hangzhou, China majoring in Business Management
    •     Guogang Hua from Crookston, MN majoring in Agricultural Business
    •     Marcus Joerissen-Ward from Crookston, MN majoring in Software Engineering
    •     Young Woo Joo from Crookston, MN majoring in Health Sciences
    •     YouJin Jung from Crookston, MN majoring in Marketing
    •     Yijun Kang from crookston, MN majoring in Business Management
    •     Dae Sung Ki from Bucheon, Korea majoring in Biology
    •     Bomin Kim from Crookston, MN majoring in Communication
    •     Hwee Kim from Crookston, MN majoring in Accounting
    •     Jung Min Kim from Crookston, MN majoring in Business Management
    •     Ki Sun Kim from Cheongju, Korea majoring in Communication
    •     Matthew Korhnak from Crookston, MN majoring in Natural Resources
    •     Destiny Kuznia from Red Lake Falls, MN majoring in Business Management and Marketing
    •     Emmett LaCoursiere from Red Lake Falls, MN majoring in Post-Secondary Enrollment Option
    •     Jin Hyung Lee from Crookston, MN majoring in Biology
    •     Whitney Lian from Crookston, MN majoring in Agricultural Education
    •     Brant Moore from Crookston, MN majoring in Business Management
    •     Richard Navratil from Crookston, MN majoring in Sport & Recreation Management
    •     Alyssa Newburg from Crookston, MN majoring in Equine Science
    •     Yeun-Guk Park from Crookston, MN majoring in Business Management
    •     Madelyn Pristanski from Crookston, MN majoring in Equine Science
    •     James Rogers from Crookston, MN majoring in Software Engineering
    •     Donovan Rupprecht from Crookston, MN majoring in Animal Science
    •     Taoqin Shen from Crookston, MN majoring in Early Childhood Education
    •     Ross Sigler from Crookston, MN majoring in Accounting
    •     Elizabeth Thoreson from Climax, MN majoring in Agronomy
    •     Vayla Van Dyke from Crookston, MN majoring in Natural Resources
    •     Jeremy Walker from Crookston, MN majoring in Natural Resources
    •     Mckayla Walters from Erskine, MN majoring in Post-Secondary Enrollment Option
    •     Yoo Jeong Woo from Crookston, MN majoring in Communication
    •     Nanette Wright from Crookston, MN majoring in Business Management
    •     Xiaowei Zhou from Crookston, MN majoring in Accounting
    Page 2 of 3 - The Spring 2013 UMC Chancellors List:   
    •     Boma Afonya, majoring in Health Sciences and from Crookston, MN.
    •     Andrew Albertsen, majoring in Natural Resources and from Crookston, MN.
    •     Kristin Arvidson, majoring in Non Degree and from Crookston, MN.
    •     Steffanie Berg, majoring in Communication and from Crookston, MN.
    •     Jenna Blace, Natural Resources, Crookston, MN.
    •     Broderick Davidson, majoring in Communication and from Crookston, MN.
    •     Yue Gu, majoring in Software Engineering and from Crookston, MN.
    •     Lydia Hegge, majoring in Health Sciences and from Crookston, MN.
    •     Joshua James, majoring in Natural Resources and from Crookson, MN.
    •     Eun Ki Jung, majoring in Business Management and from Crookston, MN.
    •     Kelsey Kaiser, majoring in Natural Resources and from Crookston, MN.
    •     Saif Mohammad Khan, majoring in Accounting and from Crookston, MN.
    •     Beom Seok Kim, Accounting, Crookston, MN.
    •     MinKyun Kim, majoring in Business Management and from Crookston, MN.
    •     Erik Kullerud, majoring in Criminal Justice and from Crookston, MN.
    •     Dae Yeul Lee, majoring in Accounting and from Crookston, MN.
    •     Dong Gon Lee, majoring in Biology and from Crookston, MN.
    •     Jong Wha Lee, majoring in Business Management and from crookston, MN.
    •     Seong Jung Lee, majoring in Business-Undeclared and from Crookston, MN.
    •     Siyuan Liu, majoring in Business Management and from Crookston, MN.
    •     Alyssa Myhrer, majoring in Natural Resources and from Crookston, MN.
    •     Dain Park, majoring in Marketing and from Crookston, MN.
    •     Wade Wallace, majoring in Environmental Sciences and from Euclid, MN.
    •     Benjamin Williams, majoring in Natural Resources and from Crookston, MN.
    •     Sohee Yoon, majoring in Communication and from Crookston, MN.
    Spring 2013 Graduates  
    The Office of the Registrar at the University of Minnesota, Crookston recently announced its list of spring semester 2013 graduates. Students completed their degree requirements during spring semester 2013.
    The University of Minnesota, Crookston enrolls approximately 1,800 full-time students and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The U of M, Crookston is a four-year baccalaureate degree granting institution, dedicated to learning, discovery and engagement in northwest Minnesota.   
    Students earning their degrees include:   
    •     Judy Bernat from Fisher, MN earned a Bachelor of Applied Health degree in Applied Health.
    •     Jenna Mae Cardinal from Mentor, MN earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education.
    •     Kelsey A Dalrymple from Crookston, MN earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
    •     Brandon Arthur Lawrence Davis from Crookston, MN earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources .
    •     Hwee Kim from Crookston, MN earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting along with a Taxation Certificate.
    •     James A Kriegh from Crookston, MN earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering and a minor in Business Management.
    •     Dae Yeul Lee from Crookston, MN earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting along with a Taxation Certificate with high distinction.
    •     Lisa A Leiran from Crookston, MN earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
    •     Richard Lee Lelonek from Crookston, MN earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering ..
    •     Whitney Breanne Lian from Crookston, MN earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education.
    •     Siyuan Liu from Crookston, MN earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with high distinction.
    •     Yang Lu from Crookston, MN earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering with distinction.
    •     Zhou Lu from Hangzhou, China earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering and a minor in Information Technology Management with high distinction.
    •     Kevin L Nelson from Crookston, MN earned a Certificate in Manufacturing Management Certificate.
    •     Matthew D Nielsen from Fisher, MN earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources.
    •     Jiabin Yao from Hangzhou, China earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.
    •     Yun Zhou from Crookston, MN earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business
    Page 3 of 3 - Alpha Lambda Delta and National Society of Leadership
    Alpha Lambda Delta and the National Society of Leadership and Success held induction ceremonies for both organizations at the University of Minnesota Crookston in April.
        In a ceremony held in the spring, Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) Honor Society welcomed its new members. Brian Dingmann, Ph.D., the society's faculty advisor welcomed the initiates and their guests and introduced the guest speaker, Chancellor Fred Wood, who shared with inductees his educational story and some words of advice.
        The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) held its third annual induction ceremony in the spring in Bede Ballroom at the University of Minnesota Crookston. The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where like-minded success oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.
    Inductees for the two honor societies included:
     
    •     Tiffany Chin a senior majoring in accounting from Hsinchu, Taiwan was inducted into National Society of Leadership and Success.
    •     Samuel Haugen a sophomore majoring in agronomy from Fertile, Minn. was inducted into National Society of Leadership and Success.
    •     Steffanie Berg a junior majoring in communication from Crookston, Minn. was inducted into National Society of Leadership and Success.
    •     Brooke Vatthauer a sophomore majoring in health sciences from Crookston, Minn. was inducted into National Society of Leadership and Success.
    •     Mariam Maiga a senior majoring in software engineering from Crookston, Minn. was inducted into National Society of Leadership and Success.
    •     Kurt Prudhomme a junior majoring in software engineering from Crookston, Minn. was inducted into National Society of Leadership and Success.
        Today the University of Minnesota Crookston delivers 27 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and 39 concentrations on campus--as well as 10 degrees online--in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology. With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree. "Small Campus. Big Degree." To learn more, visit umcrookston.edu.

     

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