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Minnesota State University, Mankato awarded 1,745 degrees at the end of the fall semester, with commencement ceremonies held Saturday, Dec. 15 in Taylor Center’s Bresnan Arena on the Minnesota State Mankato campus.

Area graduates include:

Arlington: Sara Borchert, BS, Nursing

Clements: Jenna Frost, BS, Accounting

Courtland: Melissa Oubre, MS, Biology

Evan: Cori Deming, BS, History, Cum Laude

Fairfax: Kate Albrecht, BS, Nursing

Alejandro Gonzalez, MA, Sport Management

Ryan Grunke, BS, Exercise Science

Gaylord: Samantha Acevedo, BS, Family Consumer Science Education

Jennifer Anderson, MS, Special Ed Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autumn Dose, BS, Exercise Science, Magna Cum Laude

Patrick Schlueter, BSSW, Social Work

Amanda Thompson, BS, Sociology

Hanska: Jacob Michels, MS, Applied Statistics

New Ulm: Rachael Albachten, BS, Family Consumer Science

Noah Anderson, BS, Management

Hunter Berbrich, BS, Economics, Summa Cum Laude

Katrina Bjorkstrand, BS, Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude

Larry Blackstad, BS, Philosophy

Jeffrey Fennern, BS, Mass Media, Summa Cum Laude

Timothy Guldan, MS, Teaching & Learning

Miriah Hager, MS, Anthropology

Scott Jacobs, BS, Management

Jacqueline Krehbiel, AA, Liberal Studies

Amy Ostermann, BS, Nursing, Magna Cum Laude

Patricia Paulson, MS, Sociology: Human Serv, Plan & Adm

Sarah Petersen, BSSW, Social Work, Summa Cum Laude

Derek Rieke, BS, Nursing

Richard Rieke, BA, English

Kelton Schmitz, BS, Rec, Parks & Leisure Services

Briana Sieve, BS, Exercise Science, Cum Laude

Debra Strandlie, BS, Philosophy

Amanda Zupfer, BS, Community Health Education, Magna Cum Laude

Nicollet: Benjamin Matzke, MA, Communication Studies

Jeremy Meyer, BS, Manufacturing Engineering Tech

Ashley Wills, BS, Interdisciplinary Studies

Sleepy Eye: Brandon Helget, BS, Management

Kaylee Hillmer, BS, Special Education: Academic & Behav Srat, Magna Cum Laude

Selena Roman, BS, Rec, Parks & Leisure Services, Cum Laude

Andrea Schwartz, BS, Elementary Education, Summa Cum Laude

Stephanie Wurtzberger, BS, Elementary Education, Cum Laude

Springfield: Nicholas Stark, BS, Exercise Science

Winthrop: Mariah Sletten, BSSW, Social Work, Magna Cum Laude

Brittany Tonneson, MS, Teaching & Learning

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