St. Cloud State University has awarded Koriann Lee a $1000 Presidential Scholarship. She plans to attend the university in 2009 with an undecided major. She is the daughter of Brian Lee of Pike Lake, Minn., and Marie Hoder of Superior.
Jesse VanDyk and Kyle Shilman, students at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Superior were recently awarded $375 scholarships from the Twin Ports Chapter Construction Specification Institute . Both students are enrolled in WITC-Superior’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC) program.
Valerie A. Gustafson, daughter of Robert and Kim Gustafson of Superior, graduated from the College of St. Scholastica with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in December.
Melanie Elizabeth LaFrenier of Minocqua graduated from Silver Lake College on December 20, 2008. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and will be participating in Silver Lake’s commencement ceremony on May 10th 2009 in Manitowoc. Melanie, is a 1996 graduate of Northwood School in Minong, received a Associates Degree of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education from Nicolet College in 2007. She is the daughter of David and Andrea Babcock of Gordon. Proud Family includes husband Brad and children Justin, Sebastian, Kaitlin, and Abryelle.
Duluth resident Mary Frances Skala has been named Alum of the Month for April 2009 at The College of St. Scholastica. The Alum of the Month designation recognizes alumni who are role models to current students and an inspiration to St. Scholastica alumni. Skala graduated from St. Scholastica with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1972. She received her Juris Doctorate from Hamline University School of Law in 1983 and is an attorney at Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A., in Duluth.
Jennifer Forsythe of Iron River is one of 11 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire American Marketing Association student members who traveled to New Orleans to compete in the 31st annual International Collegiate Conference. The chapter received an honorable mention in the Chapter Recruitment Video Competition, was given an overall ranking of 10 out of 145 international chapters and was one of only eight schools recognized as an outstanding chapter.
Joseph Stensland of Superior, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, has received a CMCJ/Pew Advanced Journalism Fellowship to attend the “Sentencing, Corrections and Re-entry: Reporting the Full Story” seminar April 24-25 at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Stensland is a senior staff writer for The Stinger, the UWS student newspaper.