Degrees from NSU
Northern State University, Aberdeen, S.D., held its winter commencement on Dec. 9.
Area students among those receiving degrees include Kaci Ulrich, Elgin, who earned a master of science in education in educational studies, and Kylie Belle Rusch, Bismarck, who earned a bachelor of music education in honoribus in vocal and instrumental music, summa cum laude.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee held commencement exercises Dec. 17.
Joni Gjermundson, of Taylor, earned a master of library and information science degree.
Several area students were among those inducted Nov. 4 into the Xi Kappa-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing at the University of Jamestown.
Inducted were Marlee Pierson, Carson; Brenna Thoele and Austin Schwandt, both of Jamestown; and Julia Snedaker, Harvey.
The ceremony recognizes senior nursing students and community nurse leaders who have demonstrated achievements in nursing, leadership qualities and high professional standards.
Several area students are among those initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at North Dakota State University.
The students are Sarah Behles, Garrison; Connor Candrian, Beulah; Alexandra Hennix, Kenmare; Kelli Pavlicek and Chandra Selinger, both of Dickinson; Lauren Schaubert, Bismarck; and Alexandria Thompson, Kief.
Approximately 30,000 people are initiated each year into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Only the top 10 percent of college seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.