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Erik Ludwinski, who died in February, remained in good spirits throughout his ordeal. "College gave him a focus," Donna Ludwinski said of her son's computer science and information system majors. (Submitted Photo)

Ludwinski to receive posthumous highest honors degrees from Bemidji State University


Erik Ludwinski, who succumbed to a rare pediatric cancer in February at the age of 24, will be awarded two degrees with highest honors posthumously May 7 at Bemidji State University.

His parents, Paul and Donna, will accept his summa cum laude Bachelor of Science diploma, his majors in computer science and computer information systems.

And this, his "proud mom" notes, was after Erik missed six weeks of school last fall while undergoing "internal" radiation, tests and chemo.

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