Minnesota State University Moorhead

Alexandra Kotaska, Pequot Lakes, received a $500 Charles and Ellora Alliss scholarship at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Kotaska is the daughter of Jon and Jen Kotaska, and intends to major in business analytics.

The following area students were named to the spring semester dean's list at Minnesota State University Moorhead: Barbara Bergquist, Breezy Point, 1985 Pine River-Backus graduate, nursing; Haley Bradford, Merrifield, 2016 Brainerd graduate, early childhood education; Noelle Bergerson, Nisswa, 2014 Brainerd graduate, elementary inclusive education; Emma Ferrie, Nisswa, 2018 Brainerd graduate, entertainment industries and technology; Joseph Fritscher, Nisswa, 2009 Brainerd graduate, project management, certificate in custom relationship management; Delaney Kennedy, Nisswa, 2015 Brainerd graduate, business administration, certificate in business analytics; Ashley Watzke, Nisswa, 2015 Brainerd graduate, elementary inclusive education; Alexandra Kotaska, Pequot Lakes, 2018 Pequot Lakes graduate, business analytics; Laura Squires, Pequot Lakes, 2016 Pequot Lakes graduate, accounting, project management, certificate in customer relationship management; Cassandra Haman, Pine River, 2018 Pequot Lakes graduate, early childhood education; Amy Wiese, Pine River, 2017 Pine River-Backus graduate, health services administration, certificate in lean-quality management, certificate in long-term care administration.

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

William Kramer, of Nisswa, was named to the spring semester dean's list at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He is majoring in agricultural education.

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

The following area students were named to the spring semester dean's list at Minnesota State Community and Technical College: Anna Downie, Backus; Jordan Carpenter, Breezy Point; Tanner Aleckson, Keara Sawyer and Zackery Tulenchik, all of Pine River.

The following area students were named to the spring semester president's list at Minnesota State Community and Technical College: Linda Goble, Backus; John Marchwick, Breezy Point; Olivia Stattelman, Crosslake; Tanya Cox and Abram Regier, both of Hackensack; Ellie Joy Krautkremer, Nisswa; Levi Puetz, Pequot Lakes; Audrey Tulenchik, Pine River.

The following area students recently graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College: Linda Goble, massage therapy, and Jordan Orth, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, both of Backus; Jordan Carpenter and Drew Elfering, both electrical line worker technology, and Cooper Hiles, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, all of Breezy Point; Ellie Joy Krautkremer, Nisswa, psychology transfer pathway; Levi Puetz, Pequot Lakes, electrical technology; Tanner Aleckson and Logan Kangas, both electrical line worker technology, and Brooke Swenson, cosmetology, all of Pine River.

Central Lakes College

The following area students were named to the spring semester dean's list at Central Lakes College in Brainerd and Staples: Tia Ford, Kathryne Hudson and Mackenzie Rickard, all of Backus; Erin Bengtson, Eloise Gitchell, Hannah LaRock, Owen Seidl and Rylie Trana, all of Breezy Point; Evan Hughes, Thomas Olszewski and Shelby Pierson, all of Crosslake; Gavin Andres, Caroline Benson, Nikita Collette, Cody Evans, Charleen Kehoe and Amanda Olson, all of East Gull Lake; Liam Richardson, Fifty Lakes; Nickolas Barth, Mitchell Braith, Abigail Davis, Corina Ellstrom, Alison Johanneck, Logan Pratt and Lyndsey Severson, all of Merrifield; Cade Barrett, Brennan Carey, Abigail Doran, Kenneth Heintzeman, Britt Kratochvil and Bailey McMahon, all of Nisswa; Emma Brinkman, Makayla Conrad-Kassa, Brianna Dufour, Courtney Eschenbacher, Jessica Gandy, Erik Geroy, Jordan Goddard, Molly Johnson, Savannah Johnson, Philip Kostecka, Jaden Lindner, Eric Lundborg, Kayla Neumann, Elizabeth Olmscheid, Nicholas Pearson, Julia Teich and Alexander Trees, all of Pequot Lakes; Austin Anderson, Louis Bueckers, Shyanna Cusey, Whitney Fink, Benjamin Larson, Elijah O'Dell, Gemma Oaks, Sara Poehler, Breanna Rhodes and Alissa Smith, all of Pine River.

The following area students were named to the spring semester president's list at Central Lakes College in Brainerd and Staples: Emma Barchus, Anna Felthous, Hannah Nordlund and Emma Templeton, all of Backus; Parker Anderson, Madison Chiodi, Nicholas Gyllenblad, David Johnson and Cloey Traxler, all of Breezy Point; Charlie Banks, Emily; Edward Swanson, Hackensack; Noah Boelter and Elizabeth Eigen, both of Lake Shore; Matthew Bonfig, Dawn Davis, Thor Johnson and Blake Lane, all of Merrifield; Mindy Chandler, Summer Hardy, Jaycie Hinrichs, Patrick Moraghan, Nathanael Peters and Rachel Voges, all of Nisswa; Maria Brown, Ashley Foster, Greta Harmala, Michael Hartwig, Maddison Hensch, Cole Kaneski, Lachlan Larson, Megan Ostendorf, Kyle Powers, Mariah Rubel, Ethan Sannes, Payton Schlosser, Madeline Sherman, Jordyn Tayloe and Abigail Voss, all of Pequot Lakes; Ally Anderson, Kendra Geatz, Corey Israelson, Jacquelyn Karnis, Benjamin Sabas, Neli Volz and John Welte, all of Pine River.