Faces for June 14, 2020

Brennen Larson

Learning Notes

  • Brennen Larson, of Duluth East High School, is the recipient of the 2020 $500 8 th District MN State Horticultural Society's Dale Hurst Memorial Scholarship, funded by the Duluth Garden Flower Society. Brennen helps with the family vegetable garden, fruit trees and small fruits. He also helps with their home landscaping and tending perennial plants like purple coneflower and others. He has attended St. Louis County Extension Educator Bob Olen's gardening classes. Brennen's plans include majoring in Environmental Science at Northern Michigan University. His parents are Amy and Eric Larson of Duluth.

Kyle Vang

  • Cemstone, the Midwest’s leader in high-performance concrete, announces the 2019 Cemstone Companies Scholarship recipient Kyle Vang, of Maplewood, Minnesota. Miller will be attending University of Minnesota-Duluth and plans to major in civil engineering.


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Rachael Tuve

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior graduate Rachael Tuve, of Superior, will be among nine student researchers from across the UW-System to compete in the WiSys Quick Pitch State Final on Wedneday, June 17 at 6 p.m. The research-focused, elevator-style pitch competition focuses on the importance of communicating research findings to the public. Students, who were successful in campus-level events, will have three minutes to present their research to a panel of judges. Tuve will be presenting “The Relationship Between Well-Being and Financial Stress in College Students.” She also presented this research project at the Research in the Rotunda event at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. This project was one of six that was chosen to represent UW-Superior.

  • Mason Conn, of Grand Rapids, is a Upper Iowa University 2020 Honors and Awards Scholarship recipient. He was awarded the Environmental Leadership Scholarship.

  • Minnesota Connections Academy awarded 11 graduating seniors with silver honor cords presented by each of MNCA's academic departments in recognition of the exemplary effort and leadership in the virtual classroom. Among the 11 students were Chase Brecht of Silver Bay presented by the Counseling Department and Emma Jenson of Saginaw presented by the Social Studies Department.

Education Notes

  • The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) Accreditation Commission granted accreditation to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s concurrent enrollment program. The College in the Schools program at the college is one of just 116 accredited programs in the United States, spanning twenty-four states. The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships is the leading membership organization supporting academic programs that successfully transition students from high school to college through college credit-bearing courses taken while students are in high school. As the nation’s only accrediting body for these unique and impactful educational partnerships, NACEP’s standards serve as the model criteria for ensuring parity in faculty, course content, student outcomes, and support. Receiving NACEP accreditation means an institution has met the nation’s most rigorous standard in concurrent enrollment program development, management, and evaluation across multiple, multifaceted program areas. The College in the Schools Program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College met established best practices in the areas of curriculum, faculty, students, assessment, partnership, and program evaluation.

  • Lake Superior College has been ranked as the best online community college in the state of Minnesota , and among the top fifteen online community colleges in the nation , per the 2020 Best Online Community College Rankings by Guide to Online Schools .

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