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Academic honors

Katie Grymala, Samuel Minor, Kristina O’Brien and Melissa Toland of Superior made the dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Lindsay Sommer, daughter of Beth and Scott Sommer of Superior, made the dean’s list at the College of Saint Benedict.

Jake Nelson of Oulu made the dean’s list at Oak Hills Christian College in Bemidji, Minn.

Courtney Goble and Robert Kraft of Superior made the high honor dean’s list at Mankato State University. Andrew Kelley and Mark Pierpont of Superior also made the dean’s list there.

Emilie Rosin of Gordon and Piper Anderson, Robert Dembroski, Allison Gotelaere, Denis McDonald, Matthew McKone, Eric Quam and Elisabeth Sanda of Superior earned the Chancellor’s Award at UW-Stout.


Robert Thoen of Superior received a Bachelor of Science in communication studies with an emphasis in advocacy and communication criticism, from UW-La Crosse.

Local residents were among the 1,400 graduates at the UW-Stevens Point. They include Elizabeth Silvernale of Foxboro, Bachelor of Science, health promotion; Megan Hogfeldt of Poplar, Bachelor of Science, resource management-land use; and Superior residents, Aimee Gramstrup, Bachelor of Science, clinical lab-medical technology; Breanna Minor, Master of Science, communicative disorders; Marki Nelson, Bachelor of Science, communicative disorders, magna cum laude; Kevin Ostrowski, Bachelor of Science, resource management-law enforcement; and David Sanda, Bachelor of Science, wildlife ecology-research and management.

UWS graduates

Students completing their degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Superior include Brianne Freeman of South Range who earned an Associate degree.

Students earning a Bachelor of Science at UWS include Christina Garay of Bennett, psychology; Kascie Gondik of Foxboro, accounting, business-finance; Bailey Burns of Gordon, biology; Erica Goettl of Gordon, psychology; Ethan Lawler of Lake Nebagamon, biology; Katie Tosch of Lake Nebagamon, elementary education; Leah Karna of Poplar, biology; Nicole Yadon of Poplar, elementary education; Jeffrey Kloss of South Range, physical education-exercise; and Katie Lach of South Range, English, sociology. Superior residents who earned a Bachelor of Science include Mallory Berg, social work; Angela Blegen, interdisciplinary studies; Timothy Bouvine, accounting; Jacob Braaten, chemistry; Stephanie Brown, social work; Marina Carter, physical education-community health promotion; Melissa Clark, physical education-exercise; Scott Collins, elementary education, broad field social studies-history concentration; Joyce Cortes, social work; David Demars, biology; Alexander Derosier, political science major-peace; Nicholas Donahue, physical education-exercise; Mary Fitting, psychology; Bjorn Guttormson, individually designed; Hannah Hasart, psychology; Jordan Johnson, communicating arts; Lila Knabe, business-management, transportation/logistics; Olivia Krause, biology; Melissa Kujawa, biology; Haley Lawson, music; Sally Linzmeier, mathematics; Danielle Luby, biology, psychology; Kristina Mencel, communicating arts-media; Nicole Michalski, business-marketing; Mickenzy Mokrzycki, visual arts-art therapy; Thomas Murphy, individually designed; Haley Nelson, visual arts-art therapy; Carlissa Nyman, social work; Jason Ojala, accounting, business-finance; Emily Olson, business administration, communicating arts; Rebecca Olson, physical education; Shylah Patrick, social work; Brentton Paulus, computer science; Brady Peterson, transportation/logistics; Derek Ramey, legal studies-criminal justice; Samuel Reiswig, computer science, mathematics; Nicolas Schafter, physical education-exercise; Casey Scharnott, transportation/logistics; Carissa Skifstad, social work; Kristina Stenson, social work; Kevin Stormer, biology, broad field science; Karada Tudor, individually designed; Deandra Vavra, biology; Joe Vondrachek, psychology; Garrett Wessberg, transportation/logistics; and Sarah Youngberg, broad field science.

Students earning a Bachelor of Arts include Jami Konkler of Brule, English, writing; Michael Chevalier of Foxboro, business-international, individually designed; Amy Leffel of Poplar, English, writing; and Nicholas Freeman of South Range, history. Superior residents earning a Bachelor of Arts include Sydnee Chipman, English, writing; Kassie Krell, individually designed; Monika Sziron, communicating arts; Patrick Trinchitella, history; and Kathryn Wolden, English, writing.

Students who earned a Master of Science in Education include Robin Lisdahl and Jennifer Willoughby of Foxboro, Tarah Groettum of Solon Springs and Scott Bauer of Superior. Grady O’Neill of Superior earned a Master of Arts in visual arts-art therapy.