Minnesota State University-Moorhead
The following local students graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead on Thursday, Dec. 19: Noelle Bergerson, Nisswa, Bachelor of Science degree in elementary inclusive education; Joseph Fritscher, Nisswa, Bachelor of Science degree in project management; Avery Cunningham, Pine River, Bachelor of Science degree in speech/language/hearing science; and Amy Wiese, Pine River, Bachelor of Science degree in health services administration.
Bemidji State University
Pine River-Backus graduate Jacob Haley, a junior majoring in aquatic biology at Bemidji State University, is one of nine students who presented at the Florida International University McNair Research Conference in Miami. His presentation was called "Analyzing Sediments and Surface Waters in Northern Minnesotan Lakes for Microplastic Concentrations."
Pequot Lakes graduate Benjamin Sullivan, a senior majoring in social studies education at Bemidji State University, is one of 40 students participating in Bemidji State University's student teaching program during the spring semester. He will teach ninth-graders at the Brainerd High South Campus under the supervision of Jason Freed.
College of St. Scholastica
The following local students were announced as some of the first inductees into Alpha Alpha Alpha, a new academic honor society for first-generation students: Ashley Kosloski, Crosslake; Claudina Williams, Pequot Lakes; Haiden Rothwell, Pequot Lakes. Tri-Alpha honors the academic achievements of first-generation college students, defined as those whose parents or legal guardians didn't earn a bachelor's degree. To be eligible, students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.2 in all coursework.
Minnesota State University-Mankato
The following local students recently graduated from Minnesota State University-Mankato: Katie Rubitschung, Hackensack, Master of Science degree in biology; and Cody Smieja, Hackensack, Master of Science degree in rehabilitation counseling.
(Because of incorrect information received from MSU-Mankato, the Echo Journal published an incorrect list of graduates in the Dec. 12 edition.)