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12 Students Named to the 2013 All-North Dakota Academic Team

Posted on 3/5/2013

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12 Students Named to the 2013 All-North Dakota Academic Team

BISMARCK, N.D. - Twelve North Dakota community college students have been named to the 2013 All-North Dakota Academic Team, which recognizes the academic achievements of community college students. They will be honored at a dinner and awards ceremony Thursday, March 7, 6 p.m., at Bismarck State College, National Energy Center of Excellence.

Members of the 2013 All-North Dakota Academic Team, their hometowns and the colleges they attend are:

  • Breann Harm, Mandan, Bismarck State College
  • Kalyn Retterath, Bismarck, Bismarck State College
  • Craig Brown, Jr., Sheyenne, Cankdeska Cikana Community College
  • Allura Laroque, Sheyenne, Cankdeska Cikana Community College
  • Seth Serhienko, Bottineau, Dakota College at Bottineau
  • Jordyn Sondrol, Turtle Lake, Dakota College at Bottineau
  • McKenzie Darling, Devils Lake, Lake Region State College
  • Mark Mudra, Devils Lake, Lake Region State College
  • Morgan Burrer, Wahpeton, North Dakota State College of Science
  • Cody Zarak, Wahpeton, North Dakota State College of Science
  • Maggie Lorenz, Williston, Williston State College
  • Liisa Sutinen, Williston, Williston State College
    "These students are outstanding examples of academic achievement and community involvement," said Hamid A. Shirvani, chancellor of the North Dakota University System. "Being named to the All-North Dakota Academic Team is a significant accomplishment, one that both the students and their colleges can be proud of. Clearly, students who attend North Dakota's community colleges are well prepared to meet the evolving demands of the workforce or continue on for additional education."

    In North Dakota, the community college awards are co-sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and the North Dakota University System College Technical Education Council. The academic team recognition program is active in 37 states. Students named to the state team also are nominated for the All-USA Academic Team.

    Nominations are based on outstanding academic performance and service to the college and community. Each member of the North Dakota team will receive a certificate of congratulations from Gov. Dalrymple, an award certificate, a medallion and a monetary award. Each team member also is eligible for scholarships from Valley City State University, University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Mayville State University, Minot State University, University of Mary and Jamestown College.

  • Bismarck State CollegeDakota College at BottineauDickinson State UniversityLake Region State CollegeMayville State UniversityMinot State UniversityNorth Dakota State College of ScienceNorth Dakota State UniversityUniversity of North DakotaValley City State UniversityWilliston State College
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