Matthew D.D. Purmal of Merrill has been selected for inclusion on the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Spring 2016 semester at St. Lawrence University. Purmal is a member of the Class of 2018. He attended Merrill High School.
The following students from the area received the UW-Stout Chancellor’s Award for the spring 2016 semester: ATHENS- Chelsea Bunkelman, BFA graphic design and interactive media; Evan Dlugopolski, BS engineering technology; Rylee Ellenbecker, BS human development and family studies; Alexander Gessler, BS cross-media graphics management; Amber Kottke, BS art education; Myles Nofsinger, BS engineering technology; Jacob Riemer, BS business administration; GLEASON- Lila Werner, BFA graphic design and interactive media; MERRILL- Nicole Atkinson, BS applied science, pre-medicin/pre-prof; Samantha Berndt, BS human development and family studies; Alissa Brewer, BS business administration; Isaac Huftel, BFA entertainment design; Rachel Klade, BFA entertainment design; Lucas Kleinschmidt, BS supply chain management; Jolene Ladewig, BS early childhood education; TOMAHAWK- James Kinnally, BS engineering technology; Jordan Roessler, BS mechanical engineering; Jared Schwerzel, BS applied mathematics and computer science.
Hunter Dowds, son of Matthew and Nicala Dowds, Merrill, been named to the 2016 Lawrence University dean’s list. Hunter is a 2015 graduate of Merrill Senior High School.
The following area students were among the 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: Mitchell Schauer, a native of Tomahawk and graduate of Tomahawk High School. Schauer, a sophomore on the Warhawks’ Football team, is majoring in General Management at UW-Whitewater. Jessica Sabey, a native of Merrill and graduate of Merrill High School. Sabey, a senior on the Warhawks’ volleyball team, is majoring in finance at UW-Whitewater.
The following students completed degree requirements at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in May. The 106th annual Spring Commencement was held at the La Crosse Center Saturday, May 14. ATHENS- Madelyn Kulas, Bachelor of Arts, English Major: Rhetoric and Writing Emphasis; GLEASON- Kelsey Renn, Bachelor of Science, Biology Major, Highest Honors; MERRILL- Kacie Gibbs, Bachelor of Science, Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Education Major, Highest Honors; Courtney Kolehouse, Bachelor of Science, Biology Major, Honors; TOMAHAWK- Allison Gustafson, Bachelor of Science, Biology Major: Biomedical Science Concentration, Highest Honors; Rachael Miller, Bachelor of Science, Biology Major: Biomedical Science Concentration, Highest Honors; McKena Viegut, Bachelor of Science, Therapeutic Recreation Major, Honors.
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire celebrated the achievements of 1342 graduates during commencement proceedings held on May 21 in Zorn Arena. Local students who received degrees and their fields of study are: ATHENS- Andrew Czech, BBA, Business, information systems; Holly Guigauri, DNP, Nursing and Health Sciences, nursing; Jennifer Krueger, BS, Arts and Sciences, psychology; MERRILL- Ashley Maluegge, BS, Arts and Sciences, chemistry; Sara Schleif, BBA, Business, business finance; Samantha Weinkauf, BBA, Business, management; TOMAHAWK- Cassandra Hooper, BA, Arts and Sciences, psychology; Shelby Rabus, BA, Arts and Sciences, art.
Katie Wanke, Merrill, graduated from WITC with a degree in Occupational Therapy Asst.
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point honored more than 2,600 undergraduate students for attaining high grade point averages during the spring semester of the 2015-2016 academic year. Local students who received honors include: ATHENS- Taylor J Literski, Honor; Jesselin R Payne, Honor; Hannah M Peter, Highest honors; Mariah N Schreiner, Highest honors; Lane M Tessmer, Highest honors; Darin J Weiks, Honor; Matthew T Weise, Highest honors; GLEASON- Jessica L Krusensterna, Honor; Rachel A Peck, Highest honors; HAMBURG- Acelynn I Moser, Honor; Ashley M Plisch, High honor; MERRILL- Julia L Behrendt, High honor; Kaitlin P Bezier, Honor; Steven C Diestelhorst, Honor; Molly P Dux, Honor; Lexi R Grzanna, Honor; Julia I Hernandez, High honor; Amanda J Jensen, Highest honors; Kyle J Kleinschmidt, Honor; Travis J Kleinschmidt, High honor; Thomas J Moberg, High honor; Maximilian J Moore, Honor; Alec J Oestreich, Honor; Emily Oestreich, High honor; Brianna L Piepenbrok, Honor; Marcus W Reinhardt, Highest honors; Dakota D Ress, Honor; Elizabeth R Smith, High honor; Brooke K Stevenson, High honor; Brian M Stockowitz, Honor; Mariah R Turenne, Honor; Alissa A Uttech, Highest honors; Megan J Wayda, Honor; Andrew J Worlin, Highest honors; Adam P Yirkovsky, Honor; TOMAHAWK- Cheyenne A Antell, Honor; Ethan Garrou, Honor; Jessie M Harmon, Honor; Katie A Harmon, Highest honors; Samuel J Heim, High honor; Kacey D Iwen, Honor; Trevor T Iwen, Honor; Madeline E Krueger, Honor; Aubrey L Nycz, Highest honors; Madalyn N Showalter, Honor.
Concordia University Wisconsin officials have released the Spring Honors List for the 2015-2016 academic year. Among the area students named to the list were: MERRILL- Alexandria Holt, JR, Interior Design; Morgan Marnholtz, SO, Elementary Education; TOMAHAWK- Heidi Massa, SO, Elementary Education; Kelsey Paramore, SR, Athletic Training.
The following students have been named to the 2016 spring semester Dean’s List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities: ATHENS- Gina Miller, Junior, College of Liberal Arts; MERRILL- Hunter Dux, Junior, College of Liberal Arts; Nicholas Hoffmann, Sophomore, College of Design; Madeline Klippel, Senior, College of Liberal Arts; Melissa Mortenson, Sophomore, College of Design.
Luther College senior Olivia Heitz of Merrill participated in commencement ceremonies for the class of 2016. Heitz, the child of Jennifer Engstad-Heitz and Joseph Heitz, received a degree in art.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has made public the names of students receiving academic honors for the spring 2016 semester. Local students include: ATHENS- Michaella Brickner, Semester Highest Honors; MERRILL- Haley Arndt, Semester Highest Honors; Amelia Joswiak, Semester Highest Honors; Emily Lindsley, Semester Honors; Andrew Pfaff, Semester High Honors; TOMAHAWK- Marlee Kiander, Semester High Honors; Colleen McCluskey, Semester Highest Honors; Brooke Renn, Semester Highest Honors; Dakota Thompson, Semester High Honors; Amanda Timm, Semester Highest Honors.
Brad Dehnel, Merrill, a senior at Minnesota State University-Mankato, was named to the Honor List for the spring 2016 semester.
Steven Clark, Merrill, was named to the President’s List for Spring semester 2016 at Minnesota State College Southeast.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh officials have announced the names of students who qualified for the University Dean’s List and Honor Roll in the spring 2016 semester. Local students include: ATHENS- Jacob Bloechl, Honor Roll; Danielle Ellenbecker, Dean’s List; Vanessa Frahm, Honor Roll; Daniel Trimner, Honor Roll; GLEASON- Katie Hanson, Honor Roll; MERRILL- Kylie Beyer, Honor Roll; Cody Boyd, Honor Roll; Cole Boyd, Honor Roll; Taylor Hudzinski, Honor Roll; William Mader, Honor Roll; Ashley Millenbah, Dean’s List; Kendra Oestreich, Dean’s List; Amber Schreiber, Honor Roll; Shelby Swiechowski, Dean’s List; Ryan Taylor, Dean’s List; Austin Voigt, Dean’s List; Sarah Woller, Dean’s List; Jolene Zannino, Honor Roll; Thomas Zuelsdorff, Dean’s List; TOMAHAWK- Timothy Baker, Honor Roll; Brandee Deering, Honor Roll; Emma Wurl, Dean’s List.
The following local residents were among 798 students to receive degrees during spring commencement at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May: Nicholas Peter, Athens, Bachelor of Science, Horticulture; Jared Wardall, Merrill, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Engineering Technology; Tasha Bonke, Gleason, Bachelor of Science, Dairy Science; Hannah Arnott, Tomahawk, Bachelor of Science, Animal Science; Kristopher Cole, Tomahawk, Bachelor of Science, Biology.
Jacob Bloechl, a resident of Athens attending UW-Oshkosh, and Rachel Bloechl, a graduate of Merrill High School, are among 26 students who will each receive a one-year scholarship valued at $1,250 from the WPS Charitable Foundation.
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point conferred degrees on more than 1,400 graduates during the university’s spring commencement ceremonies on May 21, 2016. Local graduates include: ATHENS- Maranda K Kottke, BS – Bachelor of Science, Business Admin-Mgmt, Cum Laude; GLEASON- Rachel A Peck, BS – Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Business Admin, Summa Cum Laude; Jacob A Schroeder, BS – Bachelor of Science, Forestry Mgmt; MERRILL- Matthew C Beyer, BS – Bachelor of Science, History; Kaitlin P Bezier, BS – Bachelor of Science, Dietetics; Megan C Kleinschmidt, BS – Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education; Matthew T Landolt, BS – Bachelor of Science, Physical Education; Matthew L Natzke, BS – Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Social Science-Broadfield; Sarah E Navarro, BS – Bachelor of Science, Family And Consumer Science-Teacher Education, Cum Laude; Elizabeth R Smith, BM – Bachelor of Music, Music Performance-Voice, Summa Cum Laude; Andrew J Swanson, BA – Bachelor of Arts, Social Science-Broadfield, Magna Cum Laude; Andrew J Worlin, BA – Bachelor of Arts, International Studies; Alyssa A Yirkovsky, BS – Bachelor of Science, Natural Science-Life Science; Luke J Zuelsdorff, BS – Bachelor of Science, Business Admin-Entrepreneurship; TOMAHAWK- Joseph J Bergsrud, BS – Bachelor of Science, Resource Mgmt-General; Ethan Garrou, BS – Bachelor of Science, Forest Mgmt; Samuel J Heim, BS – Bachelor of Science, Business Admin-Mgmt; Ashley M Lewis, BS – Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Business Admin; Emily K Miller, BS – Bachelor of Science, Wildlife Ecology-Research And Mgmt; Angela R Schaffer, MSTE – Master’S Degree-Teaching English, Master’S Degree-Teaching English.