Faces: Donations, people honored and new trustees

See who is doing what in the community.

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Duluth Police Department pink patch. Contributed photo

  • The Duluth Police Department's first Pink Patch Project raised $2,853, with all proceeds going directly to the American Cancer Society. “I want to thank the public for your generosity in donating to this great cause,” said Chief Mike Tusken. “Everyone knows someone who’s been affected by cancer, and this is a way that people cannot only receive memorabilia from the Duluth Police Department, but also support a great cause to find a cure to all cancers.”

Pictured, from left: Peighton Paulson, Sandy Paulson, Steve Paulson, Brandon Torgerson (center director of MNTC Duluth) and Presley Paulson. Contributed photo

  • Stevie and Sandy Paulson of Island Lake, Duluth, presented Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge with a check of over $60,000. Each year, the Paulsons host the Breezy Point 5K from their home on Island Lake to raise money for the clients of MNTC who are striving to find freedom from their addiction.

  • The recent Twin Ports Walk to End Alzheimer’s saw 450 participants, some from 99 different teams, raise more than $167,000. Funds raised provide people in the local community with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caregivers with free care and support services. The health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers remained top priorities.The Kukich Sisters five-person team raised more than $9,400 to become the top friends and family team. They were followed closely by a 27-person team from UnitedHealthCare that raised $8,800. The team from UHC is part of 163 teams across the country that are part of the UnitedHealth Group national team that has raised nearly $215,000 for Alzheimer’s Associations in almost every state. Donations are being accepted for the Twin Ports Walk to End Alzheimer’s until Dec. 31. Donate at .

Education notes


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Salisa Hochstetler. Contributed photo

  • The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Salisa Hochstetler is a recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award, an annual honor given to faculty, staff, students and community members to recognize their achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the UW System as well as communities across the state.

  • St. Scholastica welcomes its 2021-22 new trustees:

Larry Anderson. Contributed photo

Larry Anderson served the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system for many years and retired as President at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in 2018. He is an enrolled member of the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

Gabriella "Gabi" Caldecott. Contributed photo

Gabriella "Gabi" Caldecott is a 2013 graduate of the college, where she majored in marketing and management and minored in Spanish. She works at Wells Fargo as an investment fiduciary services associate.


Rose Carpenter. Contributed photo

Rose Carpenter is a 2019 graduate of Greenway High School and serves as the student trustee to the board. She is pursuing a degree in communication with a concentration in media studies and a minor in fine arts.

Craig Fellman. Contributed photo

Craig Fellman is president and CEO of Jamar Company and its subsidiaries. Fellman is a 1995 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a former U.S. Army aviation officer.

Sister Danile Lynch, O.S.B. Contributed photo

Sister Danile Lynch, O.S.B. is a 1969 graduate of the college and serves as treasurer of the St. Scholastica Monastery. Prior to moving back to Duluth, she was the chief operating officer of the St. Luke Institute.


Sister Pauline Micke, O.S.B. Contributed photo

Sister Pauline Micke, O.S.B. is a 1963 graduate of the college and a member of St. Scholastica Monastery. Since 2018, she has served as co-director of the Benedictine Oblate Community at the St. Scholastica Monastery.

Learning notes

  • Rae Dunbar, of Superior, has been inducted into St. Lawrence University's (Canton, New York) chapter of the Beta Beta Beta, the national honor society that recognizes students majoring in the biological sciences who have an exceptional academic standing. Dunbar attended Superior Senior High School. She is a member of the Class of 2023 and is majoring in environmental studies-biology.
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