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Minnesota State University, Mankato will award 1,796 degrees to 1,753 students at the end of the fall 2020 semester, with this fall’s graduates celebrated through a special website with commencement videos that will be available at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, the day on which the University’s three traditional graduation ceremonies were scheduled but cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Area graduates include:

Arlington: Carrie Bartlette, MS, Communication Studies; Nickolas Tully, BS, Sport Management; Trevor Tuman, BS, Aviation

Comfrey: Sydney Holland, BS, History, Magna Cum Laude; Sydney Holland, BS, Social Studies Teaching, Magna Cum Laude

Courtland: Javen Ostermann, BS, Automotive Engineering Technology

Gaylord: Yuriana Soto, BSSW, Social Work

Gibbon: Catherine Mashuga, BS, Biology

Lamberton: Brandon Vanmeveren, BS, Management; Danielle Wacker, BS, Psychology, Summa Cum Laude

Morgan: Rebecca Wenisch, BS, Marketing, Cum Laude

New Ulm: Gardhiya Amarasinghe, BS, Automotive Engineering Technology; Hannah Berdan, BS, Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude; Caitlin Bleess, BS, Alcohol & Drug Studies; Kevin Briggs, SPEC, Educational Leadership; Alexandra Christian, SPEC, Educational Leadership; Colin Huffman, BS, Sport Management, Cum Laude; Abigail Kamm, MSW, Social Work; Danielle Kilgore, BS, Alcohol & Drug Studies; Ethan Kraus, BS, Rec, Parks & Leisure Services; Jennifer Petersen, MS, Counseling and Student Personnel; Sarah Petersen, MSW, Social Work; Nathan Peterson, BS, Biology; Morgan Schabert, BS, Nursing, Cum Laude; Alison Schugel, BS, Elementary Education, Cum Laude; Brandon Steffl, BS, Manufacturing Engineering Tech, Cum Laude; Samantha Tohal, BSSW, Social Work

Nicollet: Taylor Bode, BS, Communication Disorders

Sanborn: Cassidy Gode, BS, Communication Disorders

Sleepy Eye: Tayler Hoffman, BS, Nursing, Cum Laude; Andrea Rothmeier, MS, Elementary Education; Lindsay Simon, MSW, Social Work

Springfield: Sara Haugo, BS, Anthropology; Micheala Leonard, BS, Elementary Education, Cum Laude; Kate Quesenberry, BS, Criminal Justice, Magna Cum Laude; Kate Quesenberry, BS, Law Enforcement, Magna Cum Laude

Winthrop: Jodi Henningson, BS, RN Baccalaureate Completio


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