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Students in the News, July 1

Affinity Plus Foundation awards grants

St. PAUL—Both Noah Leinen and Bemidji State University received funding from the Affinity Plus Foundation's annual scholarship program.

Leinen received a $5,000 scholarship. The Affinity Plus Foundation's Annual Scholarship program recognizes Affinity Plus members for their leadership, character, community building and pursuit of education, a press release said.

Additional information on the 2018-2019 scholarship winners can be found at

The Affinity Plus Foundation also awarded a $3,000 scholarship to BSU through its Campus Scholarship program. The scholarship was one of six given to state universities where Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union has a branch presence on or near campus.

Central Lakes College announces spring graduates

BRAINERD—Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples recently announced its list of graduates for the 2018 spring semester. High honors students earned a grade point average of 3.75 to 4.0. Honors students earned a GPA of 3.25 to 3.74. Local students among the graduates include:

Blackduck: Andrew Grundmeier, diploma of occupational proficiency, heavy equipment operation and maintenance, honors; Hattie Notsch, certificate, phlebotomy technician, honors

Tenstrike: Hailey Semon, diploma of occupational proficiency, occupational skills, honors.

Kovacovich named to Luther College Dean's List

DECORAH, Iowa—Bradley Kovacovich of Bemidji has been named to Luther College's Dean's List for the 2018 spring semester. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and must complete at least 12 credit hours with 10 hours of conventional grades (A, B, C, D).

Eriksson named to Azusa Pacific Dean's List

AZUSA, Calif.—Anna Eriksson of Bemidji was named to Azusa Pacific University's Dean's List for the 2018 spring semester. To be named to the list, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better.

MSCTC announces graduates

FERGUS FALLS—Minnesota State Community and Technical College recently released its list of graduates for the 2018 spring semester. Local students who graduated include:

Bemidji: Trent Edens, certificate, fire service preparation; Jessica Horst, associate of applied science, health information technology/coding; Kyle Huewe, associate of science, criminal justice; Ashley Long, associate of applied science, dental hygiene; Andrew Steffes, diploma, electrical technology; Anthony Todavich, diploma, electrical technology.

Blackduck: Logan Hower, associate of applied science, diesel equipment technology.

Cass Lake: Tanner South, diploma, heating ventilation air conditioning refrigeration.

NDSU announces graduates

FARGO—North Dakota State University recently released its list of graduates from the 2018 spring semester.

Bagley: Connor Moberg, BS, biological sciences.

Bemidji: Sam Lars Dwyer, doctor of pharmacy, pharmacy; Nicholas James Gubbels, bachelor of science, civil engineering; Abigail Kay Hinrichs, bachelor of science, civil engineering; Waylon Ross Lindseth, masters, electrical and computer engineering; Talia K. Lucken, bachelor of science, marketing; Cole Anthony McLean, bachelor of science, pharmaceutical sciences; Matthew Peske, bachelor of science, mechanical engineering; Collin Rutledge, bachelor of science, management; Ryan William Stevens, doctor of pharmacy, pharmacy; Zach Thor James Storey, doctor of pharmacy, pharmacy.

Blackduck: Garrett Dean Naughton, bachelor of science, mechanical engineering.