DONATIONS

• Hailey Sault employees gave a holiday gift to the firm's owners, Mike Seyfer and Marsha Hystead, by presenting CHUM executive director Lee Stuart with a $725 donation to help children who live in the Steve O'Neil Apartments with some of the costs of riding the bus to Head Start. The apartments serve families who have experienced long-term homelessness, and Head Start is one of the best proven early education interventions.

EDUCATION NOTES

• Julia Johnson, a 2013 alum of the University of Wisconsin-Superior, was honored by the UWS system with the 2018 Dr. P.B. Poorman award. The UWS system and the LGBTQ+ Inclusivity Initiative established this award for outstanding achievement on behalf of the LGBTQ+ people in 2008 and honoring the memory of Dr. Poorman. Johnson worked relentlessly for and achieved positive changes that transformed the experiences of LGBTQ+ students on campus. Johnson successfully advocated for the creation and implementation of the Gender Equity Resource Center, where she worked for the rest of her undergraduate career. Johnson was also instrumental in developing and delivering programs for students, staff and faculty. Johnson's thesis focused on creating safer Safe Zone Training and was presented at the American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference and the United Council of Wisconsin Students.

• Luther college junior Jackson Churchill, a trombonist, is in Vienna, Austria, with the Luther College Symphony Orchestra for a month-long residency. Their time will conclude with a performance at the Musikverein, the home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Churchill, son of Timothy and Leslie Churchill of Duluth, plans to graduate in 2020 with a major in music education.

LEARNING NOTES

• Jordyn Newberg, class of 2020, is a candidate for Ag Arama Royalty at University of Minnesota Crookston. Candidates prepare an essay, a resume and are interviewed. They are scored in each of these categories along with a student body vote to determine the royal court. Newberg's parents are Jason and Michelle Newberg of Deer River.

• The following earned a master's degree from the College of St. Scholastica.

Jacob Anderson-Marvel of Alborn in exercise physiology

Tiffany Hudack of Ashland in health informatics

Megan Kreinbring of Ashland in occupational therapy

Beth Dinger of Barnum in teaching

Karianna Gunnarson of Barnum in occupational therapy

Ashley Lesemann of Britt in education

Karilyn Johnson of Carlton in education

Mary Johnson of Carlton in exercise physiology

Kyle Langfeld of Chisholm in teaching

Jason Barney of Cloquet in education

Melissa Walters of Cohasset in business administration

Lisa Box of Deer River in education

Bret Amundson of Duluth in business administration

Krista Bauers of Duluth in education

James Bechthold of Duluth in business administration

Darrin Carlson of Duluth in health information management

Daniel Cebelinski of Duluth in business administration

Justin Chumich of Duluth in education

Erin Cuneo of Duluth in education

Emily Desmarais of Duluth in occupational therapy

William Donofrio of Duluth in teaching

Hannah Ehling of Duluth in occupational therapy

Melissa Ellis of Duluth in education

Kelsey Ficken of Duluth in business administration

Benjamin Funke of Duluth in business administration and in management

Madeline Gleekel of Duluth in occupational therapy

Emily Hanson of Duluth in business administration

Mary Holliday of Duluth in exercise physiology

Amanda Kerfeld of Duluth in teaching

Elsbeth Krumholz-Stark of Duluth in education

Andrew Larson of Duluth in business administration

Josephine Lepak of Duluth in business administration

Abby Lundeen of Duluth in education

Matthew McIntyre of Duluth in occupational therapy

Caitlin Neff of Duluth in teaching

Sean Norland of Duluth in business administration

Amanda Olsen of Duluth in social work

Lindsay Pacey of Duluth in education

Sherry Penree of Duluth in business administration

Wade Petrich of Duluth in teaching

Brandy Ream of Duluth in business administration

Peter Singler of Duluth in business administration

Andrew Solin of Duluth in business administration

Jessica Stauber of Duluth in business administration

Benjamin VanTassel of Duluth in business administration

Fountaine Zaruba of Duluth in business administration

Harper Brickson of Esko in business administration

Paula Madden of Gilbert in education

Kevin Brink of Grand Rapids in business administration

Caitlin Erickson of Grand Rapids in business administration

Melissa Kesanen of Grand Rapids in education

Tashanna Martinetto of Grand Rapids in education

Joy Taylor of Hayward in business administration

Peter Atiemo of Hermantown in exercise physiology

Joseph Hicks of Hermantown in exercise physiology

Karissa Ausmus of Hinckley in teaching

Megan Nelson of Hinckley in teaching

Beth Probst of Iron River in business administration

Britta Larson of Mahtowa in exercise physiology

Jennifer Gwash of Minong in health information management

Jordan Johnson of Poplar in exercise physiology

Sarah Marchand of Proctor in education

Hayley Nelson of Proctor in teaching

Madeleine Schmaltz of Saginaw in education

Jane Acheson of Superior in education

Glenn D'Amour of Superior in education

Alex Huwaish of Superior in exercise physiology

Courtney Janowicz of Superior in education

Jill Bopp of Two Harbors in education

Joshua Goutermont of Two Harbors in business administration

Tricia Hurd of Two Harbors in education

Cassandra Peterson of Two Harbors in education

Victoria Trosen of Two Harbors in exercise physiology

Christin Voltz of Two Harbors in education

Cody Carlson of Washburn in exercise physiology