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On dean's list

Carl Dickhut, Bismarck, was among students named to the dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City.

In order to merit a spot on the dean’s list, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester. Full-time students must have earned a minimum of 12 credit hours that term, while part-time students must have earned between three and 11 credit hours that term.

Marmon gets degree

Tara Marmon earned a bachelor of arts degree cum laude in linguistics on June 12 from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. She has also been named to the 2016 dean's list for maintaining a 3.4 grade-point average or higher for the full 2015-16 academic year.

She is the daughter of Wayne and Brenda Marmon, New Town, and is a graduate of John F. Kennedy Senior High School, Bloomington, Minn.

Quintus graduates

More than 3,000 students graduated from Tufts University on May 22 in Medford, Mass. The graduates from the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering included Morgen Quintus, of Mandan, with a bachelor's degree in anthropology.

Azusa dean's list

Two Bismarck residents made the academic dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif. These students are honored for a spring 2016 grade-point average of 3.5 or better.

They are Charles Coleman, an applied health major, and Hailey Sparks, a social work major.

Students achieve

The University of Wyoming lists five students from North Dakota on the 2016 spring semester academic dean's and dean’s freshman honor rolls.

The honor rolls consist of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or better grade-point average, and freshmen who have earned a 3.25 or better GPA. To be eligible, students must have been enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours taken for letter grades.

Area students are: Bismarck — Loren Sether; Dickinson — Alexandra Fisher; Hettinger — Stephen Kristy; and Mandan — Kennedi Kautzman.

Study assistance

The Bismarck State College Foundation recognizes its Hites Family Foundation/Walt and Norma Fiedler Memorial scholarship recipients.

The $4,000 transfer scholarships are for the 2016-17 school year and will help the recipients, all 2016 BSC graduates, earn a degree from a four-year accredited school. Scholastic achievement is the principal criteria for all academic scholarships.

Local recipients of the transfer scholarships include: Beulah — Connor Candrian; and Bismarck — Heather Kaiser, Daniel Neff and Devin Stelter.

Athlete achieves

Alicia Beck, a native of Bismarck and graduate of St. Mary's Central High School, was one of 367 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student-athletes representing all 20 of the institution's varsity sport programs named to the 2015-16 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Honor Roll.

Beck, a sophomore on the Warhawks' women's tennis team, is majoring in physical education.

To be eligible for the list, student-athletes must have carried a 3.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

GPA recognition

Bennett Pearson, Bismarck, received the Chancellor's Award for the spring 2016 semester at UW-Stout in Menomonie, Wis. The award is presented to students who have a grade-point average of 3.5 or above.

Carley scholarships

Eleven students were awarded the Carley Family Scholarship to Bismarck State College for the 2016-17 school year. Carley Family Scholarships are $2,000 each, with half awarded in the fall semester and the remainder in the spring semester.

The students are: Bismarck — Casey Devos, Keenan Kaufman, Bradley Kostelecky, Andrew Odden, MiKayla Pfaff, Coleman Poort, Toni Van Horn and Taylor Wilson; and Mandan — Jeremy Friesz, Rebecca Helbling and Ryan Larson.

To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be a graduate of a Bismarck or Mandan high school, have earned an ACT score of 27 or higher, have maintained a high school grade-point average of 3.5 cumulative or higher, have taken one dual credit course from BSC and have been accepted to BSC by April 15.

Binghamton award

Each year, Binghamton University in Binghamton, N.Y., recognizes excellence by graduate students with a set of awards designed to recognize the wide variety of approaches to the advancement of knowledge on the Binghamton campus and the important role played by graduate students in research, teaching and service and outreach.

Anne Malaktaris, a psychology major from Bismarck, was recently presented with a Graduate Student Excellence in Research Award.

Malaktaris is conducting creative research on ways to alleviate stress and the aftereffects of trauma as it relates to broader issues of anxiety, chronic pain and sleep problems. Her dissertation is the first of its kind to examine cognitive and psychological processes in individuals with chronic pain conditions with and without co-occurring anxiety disorders.

She is contributing to the scientific literature on trauma, with nine publications to her credit published in journals including The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology, Oxford Bibliographies Online: Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, the Journal of Mind-Body Regulation and the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis.

She also has a half-dozen manuscripts in progress. She has presented at a dozen national conferences as well as at four clinical case conferences and community presentations. She also has served as an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research and Practice.

Renton earns M.S.

Sandra Renton, Mandan, graduated with a master of science in criminal justice and human services from the University of Cincinnati College of Education,

On president's list

Miles Community College in Miles City, Mont., announced the president’s honor list for the spring 2016 semester. Students who are taking 12 or more credits and maintain a term grade-point average of 3.5 or higher are eligible for this scholastic recognition.

Logan Nielsen, Beach, earned a 3.50-3.74 GPA for the term.

Fettig gets bronze

North Dakota State College of Science students recently earned top honors at the national SkillsUSA Championships.

Ethan Fettig, Bismarck, earned a bronze medal in the Diesel Equipment Technology category at the competition. He is a diesel technology student.

The SkillsUSA Championships were held in Louisville, Ky., in June during the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

More than 6,000 students competed for national recognition in the 52nd annual SkillsUSA Championships in 100 hands-on occupational and leadership contests, such as electronics, precision machining, public speaking and culinary arts. Contests tested competencies set by industry, and were run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations.

Chesak scholarships

Nine North Dakota students were awarded the Chesak Family Scholarship to Bismarck State College for the 2016-17 school year. The scholarships are $1,000 each, with half awarded in the fall semester and half in the spring semester.

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning — Tyrell Larsen, Carrington; and Tanner Sanford, Reeder.

Mechanical maintenance technology — Jamison Bogren, Ian Dalzell, Gage Roehrich and Wyatt Wahl, Bismarck; and Tagen Bertolotto, Washburn.

Web page development — John Timmons, Watford City.

To be eligible for the scholarship students must be accepted for admission into one of the five following programs to BSC: geographic information systems (A.A.S. degree); heating, ventilation and air conditioning; mechanical maintenance technology; medical laboratory technician; or Web page development (A.A.S. degree). Students must also be enrolled full time (12 or more credits), have maintained a high school or college grade-point average of 2.5 cumulative or higher and be a new student to BSC.

On UNC dean's list

Rachel Anderson, Williston, has been named to the dean's list of distinction in recognition of her outstanding scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.

Students named to the dean’s list must maintain a 3.75-4.0 grade-point average in any two terms of the year.

MacArthur awarded

Nicholas MacArthur is the recipient of an Excellence Scholarship to attend Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. He is the son of James and Mary MacArthur, Bismarck.

Gets dean's award

Abby Wolfe, a sociology major from Bismarck, has earned the spring dean's award for academic excellence from Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.

The dean's award is awarded to students with a 3.3 or higher term average.

Karch included

Casey Karch, Bismarck, was named to the 2016 spring semester president’s honor roll at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

The president's honor roll consists of regularly enrolled undergraduates who earned a 4.0 grade-point average for the semester. To be eligible, students must have been enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours taken for letter grades.

MSUM assistance

Minnesota State University Moorhead awarded scholarships to these area students:

Heather Kaiser, Bismarck, received a $1,000 Transfer Scholarship. Kaiser is the daughter of Wendy and Randy Kaiser. The Transfer Scholarship is awarded to new undergraduate transfer students seeking their first undergraduate degree who have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credits with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Scholarship winners must be officially admitted to MSUM as a full-time student.

Leslie Miller, Bismarck, received a $1,000 Florence Vance Scholarship. Miller is the child of Dale and Val Miller. The Florence Vance Scholarship awards $1,000 for the academic year.

Michael Reeves, Bismarck, received a $750 Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship. Reeves is the child of Robert Reeves. The Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship awards $750 for the academic year.

UND presenters

Fifty undergraduates present the results of their labors this summer at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Experience poster session on Aug. 4. For the past 10 weeks, students from UND, as well as from rural and tribal colleges in Minnesota, North Dakota, and across the nation conducted research and participated in a number of related educational opportunities.

The students conducted biomedical research with scientists whose work has implications in the areas of neurological disease, cancer, diabetes, drug addiction, heart disease and aging. Other research projects involved studying environmental influences on biological organisms.

Area students are Tyler Fahy, Anamoose; Brett Alberts, Bismarck; Micah Kerney, Mandan; Brandon Narum, Stanley; Cassidy Peterson, Velva; Danielle Germundson, Williston; and Daniel Sayler, Wishek.

VCSU honor roll

Valley City State University announced the president's honor roll for the 2016 spring semester. The president’s honor roll recognizes students who completed 12 semester hours or more of VCSU classes for which grades are earned with a 4.0 grade-point average.

Area students are: Amidon — Maren Stegner; Bismarck — Jordan Bushaw, Paige Fettig, Abby Greff, Lacey Greff, Benjamin Holen, RyLee Meier, Alex Quist, Caitlin Stockert; Carrington — Erin Belile; Dickinson — Jillian Stockert; Ellendale — Kasaundra Peterson; Fredonia — Heather Palmer, Larissa Ruff; Harvey — Kaitlyn Kost; Hazen — Autumn Johnson; Killdeer — Hayden Zander; Linton — Ryan Schneider; and Mandan — Stephanie Harr, Marcus Wagner.

MSU graduates

Area students were among the 1,437 Montana State University undergraduates who received diplomas during MSU's 2016 spring commencement ceremonies held May 7 in Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

Students with two asterisks after their name graduated with highest honors. To graduate with highest honors, undergraduate students must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.7.

Undergraduate students graduating with honors have a single asterisk after their name. To qualify for graduation with honors, students must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.25 to 3.69.

The students are: Bismarck — Andrew Thorson*; Carrington — Alisha Teves**; and Williston — Gage Shae*.

Camp participants

North Dakota Native American college and high school students participated in the Nurturing American Tribal Undergraduate Research Experience, known as NATURE. The program is sponsored by the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research and jointly held at North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota. The two-week summer camp June 6-17 introduced students to science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines and numerous career opportunities.

This year, 24 students participated in the camp, including Dusan Red Tomahawk, son of Dusan Tapaha and Wilberta Red Tomahawk, Porcupine; Ezereth Martin, son of Troy Martin Sr. and Shelby Martin, Fort Yates; Kayla Vallie, daughter of Shawn Vallie and Tara Jetty, Belcourt; Dakotah Running Bear, daughter of Geri Fischer, Bismarck; Quinn Redbird, son of Ryanne Redbird, Bismarck; Kate Gates, daughter of Scott Gates and Alvonne Penola, Bismarck; Sean Eagle Horse, son of Merle Four, Selfridge, and Tammi Day, Fort Yates; Maya Ramey, daughter of Janice Ramey and Jody Luger, Fort Yates; and Connie Begay, Bismarck.

The camp featured laboratory visits, field trips and demonstration projects in a variety of science-related areas at both universities. In addition to a wide variety of academic experiences, students are introduced to city and campus life during recreational activities.

Nordberg awarded

Lauren Nordberg, daughter of Chris and Andrea Nordberg, was awarded the 2016 Jackie Dockter Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. This scholarship is awarded to a college-bound senior at St. Mary’s Central High School. Nordberg plans to attend North Dakota State University, majoring in pharmacy.

The student awarded the scholarship must be open-minded, energetic, approachable and a role model. In addition, this person should be aware of the impact he or she has on others while possessing a set of personal ethics and values.

Anderson accepted

Emily Anderson, Bismarck, has been accepted to the University of Jamestown and will begin classes this fall.

Anderson will be majoring in biology and plans on participating in choir and the Science Club. She is the daughter of Cindy and Kent Anderson.

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