DONATIONSWisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Superior Alumni Foundation announced it raised a record $7,685 from its annual “Taste of the Vineyards” wine tasting event. The highly popular evening affair is one of the college’s top fundraisers for WITC student scholarships.
Taste of the Vineyards was March 29 in the clubhouse at Nemadji Golf course in Superior. The event included wine sampling, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a silent auction, and Belknap Liquor co-sponsored the annual tasting, providing all the wines sampled at the event.
COMMUNITY LEADERSCourage Center announced Eric Norberg, president of Allete Clean Energy in Duluth, is the newest member of its Board of Directors.
Norberg is a native of the Iron Range and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in electrical engineering, and from the College of St. Scholastica with a master’s degree in management. He has worked for Minnesota Power and Allete for 33 years in senior strategic planning roles, becoming the president of Allete’s new subsidiary, Allete Clean Energy, in 2011.Northwood Children’s Services announced its 2012-13 Board of Directors; new board members are:
Christie Erickson, director in medical specialties at Essentia Health. Erickson holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and a bachelor’s degree in health science and a master’s degree in physical therapy from the College of St. Scholastica.
Marla Halvorson, a graduate of Duluth Cathedral High School, the University of Minnesota Duluth and William Mitchell College of Law. She has worked as a private practice attorney representing businesses in corporate and employment matters. For the past 10 years, she has been employed by St. Luke’s and has been its director of human resources since 2005.
Will Norman, chief operating officer at Como Oil and Propane. Norman earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth and numerous professional certifications in sales and operations.
Officers are: Kenneth Johnson, chairman, chief operating officer of North Shore Bank of Commerce; Paul Deputy, vice chairman, dean at the College of Education and Human Service Professions at the University of Minnesota Duluth; Jennifer Barry, secretary, staff attorney at Indian Legal Assistance Program; and Paul Libbon, treasurer, executive director of Lakeshore.
Directors are: Dr. ElizaBeth Carver, Arrowhead Psychological Clinic; Kurt Linberg, professor and dean, College of St. Scholastica; Michael Stellmaker, vice president, RBC Wealth Management; Tim Thorp, vice president investor relations, Allete Inc.; and Brady Zubke, diversity outreach coordinator, College of St. Scholastica.
Northwood Foundation 2012-13: Richard Wolleat, president; Michael Stellmaker, RBC Wealth Management, vice president; and Deanna Benson, senior vice president, Republic Bank, secretary/treasurer.
Northwood Foundation directors are: Juhl Halvorson, attorney, Halvorson Law Office PLLC; and Cindi Sorensen, Essentia Health.
LEARNING NOTESFourteen teams from 11 area schools met Feb. 15 for the annual High Quiz Bowl Tournament at CESA No. 12 Conference Center in Ashland. This double-elimination event is held at the end of the regular season in which the same 14 teams competed in matches on a weekly basis from late October to February, either by ITV/fiber or Wisline Teleconferencing.
Participating school teams with coaches included: Ashland, coach Joanne Larson; Bayfield (two teams), coach Alan Rogers; Butternut, coach Jim Babler; Drummond, coach Matt Verch; Maple, coach Leanne Wiese; Mellen, coach; Northwood (two teams), coach Karen Duffy; Phillips, coach Marc Peterson; Superior (two teams), coach Tate Haglund-Pagel; Washburn, coach Margo Smith; and Winter, coach Sylvia Buchanan.
Trophies for first, second and third places were awarded for the season winners and the tournament winners. Regular season winners were: Maple, first place; Phillips, second place; and Ashland, third place. Tournament winners were: Maple, first place; Phillips, second place; and Superior I, third place.Carroline Zeadow was named the Business Student of the Month by
Cloquet Senior High School. Zeadow has participated in
Upward Bound, soccer, basketball, track, Link Crew, Suicide Awareness Team, Senior Executive Board, Junior Executive Board, National Honor Society, Young Life, and is a member of the Youth Group Leadership Team. She is the daughter of Kay and Larry Zeadow and plans to attend the College of St. Scholastica to pursue a degree in biology and chemistry.The following area students were part “Commencing,” Bemidji (Minn.) State University’s spring production: Monica Mullvain of Carlton, an undecided sophomore, was a scenic artist and helped in the scene shop and lighting crew; Ciarra Paulson of Hermantown, a senior design technology student, was a graphic designer; and Victoria Ramponi of Mountain Iron, a junior criminal justice student, helped in the scene shop and lighting crew and was part of the office staff.
“Commencing” is a two-person, one-act play written by Jane Shepard as part of an anthology titled “Kickass Plays For Women.” Shepard has won numerous playwriting and screenwriting awards and fellowships, including the 2001 Jane Chambers Award for “Commencing.”The following students received scholarships from Lake Superior College in Duluth: Derek Aili of Duluth, nursing student, COACT $500 scholarship; Cory Anderson of Duluth, associate degree student, $500 Student Development scholarship; Diane C. Anderson, electronic engineering student, $500 Jeffrey Widness HMI scholarship; Chelsea Arroyo, practical nursing student, $500 Diane F. Carlson Gilbey Memorial scholarship; Anthony Babcock, associate degree student, $1,500 Robert Erickson Part Time scholarship; Sandy Bergerson, dental hygiene student, $1,000 Hilltop Lions Club scholarship and a $500 Marlis and Don Runnberg scholarship; Kari Bernsdorf of Meadowlands, practical nursing student, $1,000 Practical Nursing scholarship; Stephanie Blosser, associate degree student, $500 Student Development scholarship; Natalie Anne Dawe, dental hygiene student, $500 Future Trust scholarship and a $300 NEDDS scholarship; Mary Ellis of Duluth, medical assisting student, $500 Student Development scholarship; Eric Erven, associate degree student, $500 Student Development scholarship and a $500 Joe Bothwell Memorial scholarship; Jacqueline Evertz, massage therapist student, $500 James A. and Mary L. Knight scholarship; Leah Foster, nursing student, $500 Student Development scholarship; Ashley Goodmund, dental hygiene student, $500 James A. and Mary L. Knight scholarship and a $500 Joe Bothwell Memorial scholarship; Trista Gunufson, nursing student, $300 NEDDS scholarship and a $500 Student Development scholarship; Sam Haddad, associate degree student, $1,000 Hilltop Lions Club scholarship; Raymond Heltunen, science student, $1,000 Mary Koski Scholarship and a $500 Presidential Leadership scholarship; John Herron, business administration student, $1,000 Diversity/Multicultural scholarship; Kimberly Howard of Grand Rapids, dental hygiene student, $500 Student Development scholarship; Kaitlin Huisman, dental hygiene student, $1,000 Odin Langsjoen scholarship; Julie Hultquist, physical therapist student, $1,000 Future Trust Scholarship; Kelsey Janz Karlinsky, associate degree student, $500 Student Development scholarship; Jacey Janz, associate degree student, $1,000 Student Senate scholarship; Eric Johnsen, web programming student, $500 Computer Programming scholarship; Adam Johnston, respiratory therapy student, $250 Respiratory SAT scholarship; Laurel Kauffold, dental hygiene student, $1,500 Robert Erickson Part Time scholarship, a $300 NEDDS scholarship and a $500 Student Development scholarship; Deanna Keller, business and technology student, $500 Tom Hill Memorial scholarship; Melissa Larson, nursing student, $500 Student Development scholarship and a $1,000 St. Luke’s Nurses scholarship; Sabrina Larson, radiologic technology student, $500 Joe Bothwell scholarship and a $500 Student Development scholarship; Eddie Layne, truck driving student, $200 Geoffrey Foster Memorial scholarship; Amber Lund, nursing student, $1,000 Linda Sillanpa Memorial scholarship and a $500 Deanna Mortinsen scholarship; Ellen Mailhot of Crosby, truck driving student, $200 Geoffrey Foster Memorial scholarship; Alicia Olson, building construction technology student, $1,000 Construction Specifications Institute scholarship; Michelle Palony, physical therapist assistant student, $1,000 Physical Therapy scholarship; Amanda Peterson, nursing student, $500 Student Development scholarship; Jack Reed, associate degree student, $6,000 Professional Pilot scholarship; Miranda Skroch, accounting student, $500 Tom Hill Memorial scholarship; Adrian Stormo, associate degree student, $1,000 Mary Koski scholarship; Sarah Stroshane, radiologic technology student, $500 Future Trust scholarship and a $500 Presidential Leadership scholarship; Tatyana Waid, associate degree student, $1,000 Diversity/Multicultural scholarship; and Amanda Zoldak, nursing student, $1,000 St. Luke’s Health Care Career scholarship, a $1,000 Linda Sillanpa Memorial scholarship and a $500 Diane Faye Carlson Gilbey Memorial scholarship.
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