• Yale Divinity School, in New Haven, Conn., announced at their Alumni Awards Dinner that Kristin Foster of Cook, a member of the class of 1977 and the recently retired minister of Messiah Lutheran Church, ELCA, in Mountain Iron, was given the Award for Distinction in Congregational Ministry, which is conferred annually to “a lay or ordained individual who has shown exceptional pastoral competence in the work of developing the ministry and mission of local congregations.”

  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi inducted the following new members from St. Catherine University. Kristine Basilici of Carlton, Emily Matlack of Carlton and Olivia Kopecky of Danbury, Wis. The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.