College News

Michigan Technological University, in Houghton, Michigan, has released the Dean’s List for the 2018 spring semester. Nearly 1,600 students were named to the Dean’s List this spring.

To be included, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. A pound sign indicates a student who earned University Honors, finishing in the top 2 percent of their College or School.

Among the honorees are the following from the local area:

New Ulm, MN

Lauren Docherty, New Ulm Senior High School, App Ecol & Environ Sci


At Iowa State University’s spring commencement ceremonies in Ames, Iowa, 4,809 graduates received degrees. Iowa State awarded 4,023 undergraduate degrees, 512 master’s degrees, 144 doctor of veterinary medicine degrees and 130 doctor of philosophy degrees.

Of the students receiving bachelor’s degrees, 1,390 graduated with “With Distinction” (cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude). 108 students graduated both with distinction and as members of the Honors Program.

Arlington, MN

Courtney Hildebrandt, Bachelor of Science , Child, Adult, and Family Services,

Sleepy Eye, MN

Sabrina Portner, Bachelor of Science, Dairy Science and International Agriculture, Summa Cum Laude


Gregg Raisanen, senior dean of academic affairs and students at Alexandria Technical & Community College recognizes individual students for academic excellence during spring 2018. The following students were named to the Dean’s List for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher Spring Semester 2018:

Gaylord, MN, Cody Swenson.

Lamberton, MN, Tyson Doubler.

New Ulm, MN, Tyler Mack.

Sleepy Eye, MN, Jennifer Lax.