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Honors Program Welcomes 37 Incoming Students
Included are 6 high school valedictorians, 6 major scholarship recipients.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 7-15-2013
Mankato, Minn. – The Honors Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato announced that it would be welcoming 37 new first-year students to its program in August.
The incoming honors students earned an average score of 28 on their composite ACT scores, and they completed their high school studies within the top 9% of their graduating classes. This honors class of 2017, which includes six high school valedictorians, also includes six students who were awarded one of three major scholarships – the Dean’s Scholarship Award, Presidential Scholar Award or Meredith Scholar Award – offered by Minnesota State Mankato.
The mission of the Honors Program at Minnesota State Mankato is to create future leaders, researchers and global citizens by providing high ability and motivated students with exceptional learning opportunities, mentoring relationships, and a community of scholars that foster their development as future leaders in a global society.
For more information about the Honors Program, visit the website at www.mnsu.edu/honors or contact the program office at 507-389-5191.
Here are the incoming students to the 2013 Minnesota State Mankato Honors Program:
Name Intended Major Hometown
Ellen Ahlness (V**) International Relations and Scandinavian Studies White Bear Lake, Minn.
Nina Bennett Information New Prague, Minn.
Samantha Delzotto Undeclared Eagan, Minn.
Mikyla Denney (V) Undeclared New Ulm, Minn.
Omar El-Omar Electrical Engineering Maplewood, Minn.
Megan Ford Pre-Medicine Yankton, S.D.
Abbey Fordyce (*) Pre-Nursing Carroll, Iowa
Brianna Fitzgibbons Psychology Underwood, Minn.
Sydney Geisness Undeclared St. Croix Falls, Wis.
Taylor Glover Pre-Nursing Spencer, Iowa
Hailey Gorman Undeclared Lakeville, Minn.
Adam Guss (**) Physics Mankato, Minn.
Madison Gutzman Biology Bentonville, Ark.
David Hastings Aviation Chanhassen, Minn.
Ryan Jensen Electrical Engineering Mankato, Minn.
Nicole Johnson (V*) Undeclared Lake Geneva, Wis.
Bethany Koshak Dance Tomahawk, Wis.
Heather Lee Accounting Lake Crystal, Minn.
Samantha Morelli Pre-Pharmacy Stillwater, Minn.
Natalie Moses Pre-Medicine Somerset, Wis.
Margaret Neeck Theatre Arts and Secondary Education Stacy, Minn.
Ali Oku Biochemistry Lagos, Nigeria
Rebecca Osborn (V) Biology major Sumner, Iowa
Stephanie Peterson (***) Biomedical Science Lino Lakes, Minn.
Andrew Pfeffer Civil Engineering Windom, Minn.
Laura Pivovar Undeclared Omaha, Neb.
Amanda Roche Elementary Education Hastings, Minn.
Samuel Ruhland Computer Engineering St. Paul, Minn.
Abigail Schmidt Undeclared Redwood Falls, Minn.
Michala Schramm Accounting Whitewater, Wis.
Derek Schultz Mathematics and Pre-Engineering Marshall, Minn.
Marysa Storm Biology Owatonna, Minn.
Samantha Swanson Elementary Education Buffalo Lake, Minn.
Alexa Turgeon Undeclared Lonsdale, Minn.
Morgan Vetch (V) Family Consumer Science and Exercise Science Freeman, S.D.
Trisha Walker History and Anthropology Kenyon, Minn.
Mark Wickelgren (V**) Economics and Biological Sciences Cary, N.C.
(V) Valedictorian of High School Class
(*) Recipient of Dean’s Scholarship Award
(**) Recipient of Presidential Scholar Award
(***) Recipient of Meredith Scholar Award
Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,413 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.