Central Lakes College recognized the accomplishments of students, faculty, staff and organizations last Thursday at the Brainerd campus Awards Day.
Academic Achievement Awards for perfect grades went to 37 students:
Joy Kliewer, Patricia Lawrence and Jonathan Madsen, all of Aitkin; Hannah Kierzek, Avon; Andrew Bettino and Jess Hackler, both of Backus; Nicole Femling, Lane Marana and Karen Rosenow, all of Baxter; Melodee Koehler, Thomas Lies, Michelle Meleen, Shelly Neiman, Lisa Seymour, Sheila Wing and Jessica Yaunick, all of Brainerd; Teneesa Capistrant, Browerville; Lynn Schaefer, Cold Spring; Mary Sharp, Crosby; Tonia Janssen, Deerwood; Miriam Ready, Emily; Joshua Braford, Grand Rapids; Joan Fields, Isanti; Jacob Scheeler, Kimball; Angela Mitchell, Little Falls; Aunica Skogen, Maple Grove; Rebecca Tollerud, Merrifield; Darla Dirkes, Osakis; Chelsie Pratt, Palisade; Kristi Matros, Shelly Schubert and Simon Stumpf, all of Pierz; Tracy Ecker, Pine River; Anna Mesia, Randall; Carrie Koelbl, Royalton; Juli Brown, Sauk Rapids; and Ryan Elston, Windom.
Freshman Amy Olstad of Pequot Lakes was announced as the winner of the $1,500 Paul Findorff Business Award, the largest CLC Foundation scholarship awarded.
Sophomore Jessica Heitzman of Avon was named Outstanding Student. Rachel Cox of Windom was chosen Outstanding Student Employee.
Nancy Smith, instructor of health and physical education, received the Faculty Service Above Self Award. She also was named Club Adviser of the Year. She advises the Phi Theta Kappa honor society chapter at CLC.
Doug Keran, vice president of academic affairs, received the Staff Service Above Self Award.
Citizenship awards were presented to sophomores Andrew Howie of Northfield and Katherine Bell of Pierz and freshmen Marvin Kimble of Brainerd and Valori Diedrich of Hinckley.
Jared Crowe of Brainerd, a business management student and Student Senate vice president, received the Student Senate Award.
The national champion women's volleyball team was declared Organization of the Year among more than a dozen entries.
Other student award-winners:
Paul Schreiber of Brainerd, Natural Resources Above and Beyond the Call; Jacob Nygren of Cushing and Karrie Schiebout of Trosky, Pelican Lake Conservation Club scholarships of $1,000 each; Karen Ludvigson of Baxter, Phillips Shogren and Jessica Pickar of Brainerd, Cyal Lecy of Staples, and Heather Schultz of Browerville, first CLC engineering associate in science degrees earned in addition to associate in arts degrees.
Brianna Otto of Aitkin, Outstanding Student in Vocal Music; Evan Frisk of Motley, Outstanding Student in Instrumental Music; Jaime Bellefeuille of Little Falls, Denise Demcho of Crosslake, Jessica Horman of Nisswa, Betty Puchalla of Plymouth, Ryan Derheimer of Pequot Lakes, Lydia Hawley of Emily, Stewart Hatch of Clarks Grove, Brianna Keran of Baxter and Leif Nesse of Brainerd, Theatre Department Kudos Awards; Kate Eksten of Merrifield and Miriam Ready of Emily, Westbank Journal production and dedication awards.
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