Two get scholarships

The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium, under the direction of the University of North Dakota, made available $7,000 in scholarships to students at Dakota College at Bottineau who show promise in the areas of science, technology, engineering or math.

Among the recipients are Andrew Huwe, Towner, and Colton Soiseth, Alamo.

Top ag seniors

The North Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources named its top 10 seniors and presented other awards during Ag Week.

Among the top 10 seniors are area students, listed with their majors, Shane Giedd, Washburn, animal science with a minor in crop and weed sciences, and Kacey Koester, Steele, animal science with a minor in agribusiness.

The students were selected through an application process based on leadership and community service; honors, awards and recognitions; work experience and/or internships; and additional noteworthy experiences, activities or accomplishments.

Roth initiated

Kathy Roth, Bismarck, was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, an all-discipline collegiate honor society. Roth was initiated at Idaho State University.

Roth is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Only the top 10 percent of 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.

Outstanding at DSU

Allisha Dworshak, Dickinson, and Thomas Sease, Bismarck, were named Dickinson State University’s 2019 Outstanding Graduates.

Dworshak, daughter of Timothy and Lisa Dworshak, earned a double major in accounting and business. She was a member of the DSU rodeo team and Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program and was chosen to present at the 2018 National Collegiate Honors Council Conference.

In collegiate Phi Beta Lambda she held local and state office, excelled at the state convention capturing first-place awards in events in 2017 and 2018 as well as placing in the top three at the national convention in two events in 2018. She received the Who’s Who recognition in 2017 and 2018 for her leadership as a PBL member and officer. In 2018, she was presented with the School of Business and Entrepreneurship’s Boyd Binde Outstanding Senior in Accounting Award.

Dworshak also served as a member of Collegiate Farm Bureau, Sigma Beta Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa and Student Senate, interned at Mackoff Kellogg Law Firmand volunteer as a tutor at Dickinson High School as well as for area youth in horsemanship activities.

Dworshak plans to attend the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Sease, son of Ted and Shelly Sease of Bismarck, earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology.

Sease was on the DSU football and track teams. In football, he was a four-time all-conference selection and received All-American First Team honors his senior season. Sease was named the North Star Defensive Player of the Year in 2017 and was a Cliff Harrison Award finalist, an award presented to the NAIA’s Most Outstanding Football Player. He holds the school record for tackles in a career and season despite playing two seasons with a broken wrist. In track, Sease was a two-time national qualifier. In his senior season he received the Champion of Character award from the North Star Athletic Association Conference in track. In addition, Sease received Academic All-Conference and Academic All-American honors twice in both sports. Sease ended his collegiate athletic career being named the DSU Senior Athlete of the Year in 2018.

Sease has been involved academically in research on projects related to substance abuse, personal crisis and Alzheimer’s disease. He co-authored a publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Conscientiousness: Theory, Research, and Practice.

He has been a peer tutor in chemistry, mathematics and psychology. He was also the team tutor for DSU wrestling. During the 2018-19 academic year, he was president of the Psychology Club. He has also been a swimming lesson instructor, has assisted with coaching track at Hagen Middle School and works as a phlebotomist at CHI St. Alexius Health.

Sease will attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette this fall. His goal is to obtain a doctorate in clinical psychology.

UN-L graduates

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln conferred 3,490 degrees during commencement exercises May 3-4. The spring graduating class was the largest in the university's 150-year history.

Among the graduates are Harrison Hruby, Bismarck, bachelor of science; Gabrielle Tachenko, Grassy Butte, doctor of audiology; Zadie Johnson, Stanley, bachelor of science in education and human sciences; and Morgan Ransiear, Velva, bachelor of science in fisheries and wildlife.

Nygard gets master's

Emporia (Kan.) State University’s May graduates include Tina Nygard of Bismarck, who earned a master of library science degree with a concentration in leadership and administration.

Kaiser achieves

Elizabeth Kaiser, of Bismarck, has been named to the University of Minnesota Morris dean's list for the fall 2018 semester. To be eligible, students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.666 or higher while taking 12 or more credits on the A-F grading system, with no incompletes or nonsatisfactory grades.

Mankato graduates

Minnesota State University, Mankato awarded 2,304 degrees in graduation ceremonies on May 11. 

Area students among the graduates are:

Bismarck — Emily Nelson, bachelor of science, dance, summa cum laude; Andrew Stromme, bachelor of science, geography, bachelor of science, urban and regional studies.

Hazen — Delanie Wiedrich, bachelor of fine arts, theater arts.

Minot — Kelsey Janz, bachelor of science, dental hygiene.

Awards from UJ

Several area students received awards during the University of Jamestown’s Honors Convocation last month.

They included:

William Anderson, Bismarck, Freshman Computer Science and Technology Award.

Addison Olson, Dickinson, History Merit Award.

• Nicholas Helfrich, Berthold, Music Department Student Achievement Award.

• Shane Chandler, Jamestown, Richard Harrison Smith Choral Prize.

• Lisa Truax, Jamestown, Ruth Strutz Adult Learning Award in nursing.

• Meghan Orr, Ypsilanti, Outstanding Student in Elementary Education Award.

• Hunter Carpenter, Jamestown, Jimmie Zanni Award om theater.

• Olivia Anderson, Edgeley, Clyde R. Travis Award in teacher education.

Perbix participates

Students and professors from the University of Minnesota Crookston attended the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture annual judging conference at Murray State, Ky. UMN Crookston took home the four-year, overall sweepstakes award.

Catelyn Perbix, Harvey, was a member of the general livestock and the first-place livestock management team.

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