June 2011 Archives

Support University of Minnesota, Crookston athletics while practicing your golf swing this goldeneagle_logo.pngsummer at the UMC Teambacker Golf Classic on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Minakwa Golf Club in Crookston.

The five person scramble will consist of 18 teams and will begin with registration at 10 a.m. and tee off at 11 a.m. There will be a $90 entry fee per person which will cover green fees, an entry gift, prizes, coffee, dinner, and a contribution to the UMC Scholarship program. The registration deadline is July 8 and will be limited to the first 90 golfers. Please join us in this scholarship fund-raising event and enjoy the company of UMC alumni, staff, and friends.

If you are interested in participating in the tournament, contact Bill Tyrrell at 701-740-5278 or btyrrell@umn.edu.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degrees, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including ten online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: Bill Tyrrell, director, athletic fundraising, 218-281-8436 (btyrrell@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)

The University of Minnesota, Crookston's online degree in business management has been ranked among The Best Colleges list of "Top 10 Online Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Programs of 2011."  

The U of M, Crookston's bachelor of science degree in business management was bestcollegebadge.jpgranked at number five.  Other top ranked online business programs on the list include those offered by UMass Amherst's Isenberg School of Business; Penn State; University of Illinois at Springfield; Drexel University; and Washington State University. To view the full listing, go to http://www.thebestcolleges.org/top-online-bachelor-business-admin/

An online college search resource based in San Antonio, Texas, The Best Colleges reviews publicly available data and produces independent ranking assessments of colleges in various disciplines.  The organization's rankings are based on public data evaluated according to several criteria, including reputation, accreditation, student satisfaction, and cost.  The Best Colleges does not accept paid placements for school rankings.

The U of M, Crookston offers its bachelor's degree in business management on campus as well as online.  As of this coming fall semester 2011, the campus will offer ten of its nearly thirty degrees online.  For more information about the U of M, Crookston's online degrees visit www.umcrookston.edu/online.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degrees, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including ten online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: Michelle Christopherson, director, Center for Adult Learning, 218-281-8679 (mchristo@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)

U of M, Crookston Students Gain Firsthand Insight into Swiss Agriculture

Four University of Minnesota, Crookston students studied agricultural practices abroad in Switzerland from May 15 through May 29, 2011. Cities visited included Landquart, Chur, Sorenberg, and Luzern.

Abbie Westby, an agricultural education major from Pelican Rapids, Minn., was joined by group_mtn.jpgShelia Carleton, a senior majoring in agronomy and natural resources from Baxter, Minn.; Shelia Dombeck, a junior agronomy major from Perham, Minn.; and Alisha Fritz, a post-secondary enrollment option (PSEO) student from Perham, Minn.

The time abroad was the primary component of the Swiss mountain agriculture course through the U of M, Twin Cities College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). This three credit summer course was offered through the U of M, Twin Cities, but other university students were invited to join. The four U of M, Crookston students joined with twelve students from the U of M, Twin Cities. The group was lead by Julie Tesch, who is an employee of the MN Ag Education Leadership Council (MAELC).

The purpose of the course was to give students greater understanding of spring time agricultural activities in a mountain ecosystem. Students witnessed management of farming enterprises to be productive in the context of Europe, and learn how Switzerland has developed their agro-tourism industry. Students also had the opportunity to interact directly with farmers, researchers, students, professionals, and government officials who share expertise and interest in agricultural issues as well as experience rural Swiss family life.
The first four days abroad the students stayed at Plantahof, an agricultural college in Landquart.

Each day the group visited various farms that were within driving distance. Students made visits to various farms including a co-operative called Landi; a fruit farm specializing in strawberries, raspberries, and plums; and a barn owned and operated by three farmers to reduce overhead and share the work load. Westby also was introduced to two separate agro-tourist farms. The first tourist farm gave visitors an opportunity to actually "sleep in the straw," which was their slogan, while the second, Kuhe-Villa, the cow villa, was focused on teaching visitors about the dairy industry. The group also had the opportunity to tour the city of Chur, which is the oldest and biggest city in Graubunden, one of 26 cantons (states) in Switzerland.

During the first weekend stay in Switzerland each student had the opportunity to experience Swiss home life by staying with a host family. Westby was joined by a U of M, Twin Cities student at a home in the village of Jenins in the Graubunden canton. The two students not only got to experience daily life in Switzerland; they worked right alongside their host parents to complete chores on the farm. Westby assisted with the spring haying process and spent time in the family's vineyard. She was even asked to assist with putting cowbells onto the cows before they left for the Alp pastures; a true Switzerland experience.

During their second week abroad, the students stayed at a holiday farm called, Birkenhof, in the town of Sorenberg. The students stayed in a renovated barn that was used to house tourists. Agricultural visits included touring a Holstein and water buffalo dairy farm, a deer farm specializing in meat production, and a cheese making factory. One of the more interesting specializations Westby saw was a sheep dairy farm. The sheep would stand on a pedestal to make milking more ergonomically friendly. Besides agricultural adventures, Westby also had the chance to visit the "Top of Europe," one of the highest places on the continent that can be visited by train.

Spending so much time on farms, it was easy to see differences in farming practices. A noticeable change coming from the Midwest was the size of Swiss farms. Most operations were family owned and in the 50-100 acre range, and because of the small field sizes much of the work was done by hand. The farms with cattle usually had between only 10-15 head noted Westby. She appreciated how the people she encountered in agriculture really cared about what they were doing.

One theme Westby noticed while in Switzerland was the conservation and conscientious use of resources. During her host family stay she was given the task of raking up all extra hay that was left in the field so that nothing was wasted. In the mountains, with less grass able to grow, every last bit is important for Swiss farmers to feed their livestock. Westby appreciated the fact that the best land the country had to offer was reserved for farming only. In the flat areas of the mountain valleys farmers produced their grain crops and other crops that couldn't survive in the higher, steeper altitudes. Very few houses and cities were put on the flat land which was more valuable for farming. Westby commented, "When they only have so much workable land to use it makes sense that agriculture is put first instead of personal use."

The time traveling in Switzerland put agriculture into a new perspective for Westby. She was able to take her knowledge past the farming practices of Midwestern America, "To truly understand agriculture you need to expand your experiences past what is common to what you already know." These experiences will prove valuable as Westby prepares for student teaching in the Spring of 2012.

From Westby's perspective, the push with American agriculture is to get everything done with bigger and better machines and technology, "This approach works just fine because we have vast areas of land and we need to be efficient. In other countries, bigger and faster are not always the most effective way to produce their products. "

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

In the photo, (l to r): Sheila Carlton, Abbie Westby, Shelia Dombeck, and Alisha Fritz spent two weeks studying agriculture in Switzerland.


Contact: Kristine Neu, communications assistant, neuxx019@umn.edu; Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)

Alumni from the Northwest School of Agriculture (NWSA) came back for their annual Top Aggies 2011 0145.jpgreunion on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. Recipients of the Top Aggie award were honored at the reunion during a noon luncheon held in Brown dining room. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by alumni over a lifetime, and is the highest award given by the Northwest School of Agriculture Alumni Association.

This year's Top Aggies are Allen '51 and Lorraine (Zipoy) '54 Love, East Grand Forks, Minn.; Dell Christianson '56, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; David Eblen '56, Fargo, N.D.; and Adrian Van Dellen '61, Woodville, Texas. They join the more than 135 alumni and staff who have been recognized with the award since 1970.

Allen '51 and Lorraine (Zippoy) Love '54 were both very active students at the NWSA and continued the habit throughout their lives, serving on numerous boards within their community. Together they established Love Farms where Allen served as president and Lorraine as secretary and treasurer. The Loves have also served on the NWSA Board, assisting with the Class of 1954 reunions and coordination of the annual NWSA Arizona Social held in February. The couple currently resides in East Grand Forks, Minn., where they are active members in their religious community.

Dell Christainson '56 went on to serve in the United States Peace Corps after graduating from the Northwest School of Agriculture. After his return, Christianson earned a Master of Science degree in agriculture and applied science and an adult agriculture education certification from the University of Minnesota. He taught specialty crops management and a veterans farm management program before retiring in 2000. He went on to found a specialty crops consulting business called Sustainable Ag Solutions LLC which he now operates with his son. He currently resides in Detroit Lakes, Minn., where he is an active member of the community.

David Eblen '56 farmed for 40 years after graduating from the Northwest School of Agriculture. He was also an active member of numerous agricultural boards throughout the Midwest, including the North Dakota Farmers Union State Board. In 1993, Eblen made a lifestyle change and was ordained a permanent deacon of the Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Fargo, N.D. He served as a deacon at St. Rose of Lima parish in Hillsboro, N.D., and at St. Anne & Joachim parish in Fargo, and has also served on numerous boards and committees throughout the diocese.

Adrian Van Dellen '61 went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Science with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) after graduating from the Northwest School of Agriculture. In 1969, Van Dellen entered the USAF Veterinary Corp where he served for 23 years and completed a residency in Zoonotic Disease Pathology. Later, he fell in love with the Piney Woods in Texas where he has lived since 1994. After retiring, Van Dellen took an active role in the Texas Conservation Alliance where he currently serves as the group's conservation chairperson.

The NWSA alumni reunion, first held in 1918, brings back alumni from the Northwest School of Agriculture, a residential high school located on what is now the University of Minnesota, Crookston campus. The NWSA opened its doors in 1906 and graduated its first class of 8 students in 1909. The campus educated students for 60 years, and during its last two years of operation, the campus transitioned to a two-year technical college, known as the University of Minnesota Crookston Technical Institute. In 1993, the campus transitioned again to offer baccalaureate degrees and became the first-ever laptop university in the nation. For more information, visit www.umcrookston.edu/alumni/nwsa.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 26 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and nearly 40 concentrations, including seven online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,450 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

In the photo: Top Aggies 2011, back row (l to r): Director of Development Corby Kemmer, David Eblen, Del Christianson, Chancellor Casey. Front row: Allen Love, Lorraine Love, Adrian Adrian F. Van Dellen

Contact: Corby Kemmer, Director of Development & Alumni Relations, 218-281-8434 (ckemmer@umn.edu) Jordan Melbye, University Relations Communication Assistant, 218-281-8446 (melby085@umn.edu) Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

Czichotzki_Austin 9898.jpgUniversity of Minnesota, Crookston Senior Austin Czichotzki, Barnesville, Minn., will attend the Association of College Unions International Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD) at State University of New York in Brockport, N.Y., on July 24-29, 2011. Czichotzki, a communication major, will be chair of Student Programming and Activities for Campus Entertainment (SPACE) at the U of M, Crookston for the 2011-12 academic year.

Czichotzki is the co-recipient of the ACUI Region 10 Jean Kendall I-Lead Scholarship and is also sponsored by the Sargeant Student Center at the U of M, Crooksotn.  Czichotzki has been a student center information desk staff member since January of 2010 and an information desk manager since August of 2010.

The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) is a nonprofit educational organization that brings together college union and student activities professionals from hundreds of schools in seven countries. Its members work on urban and rural campuses, in two-year and four-year institutions, and at large and small schools. They are students and administrators whose mission is to build campus community.

The Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD) is a six-day, living-learning program designed to emphasize the key concept areas of leadership, community development, and change. I-LEAD offers an opportunity for the college students to focus on personal growth and other issues facing our world. The institute prepares students to develop skills that will serve them as leaders in any situation, regardless of role, organization, or environment.

Each year, ACUI Region 10, which consists of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Manitoba, and Western Ontario, offers the Jean Kendall I-LEAD award to two undergraduate or graduate students from the Region interested in the experienced-based learning program. For more information on ACUI, visit www.acui.org.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 26 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and nearly 40 concentrations, including seven online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,450 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: : Lisa Samuelson, Departmental Manager of Student Activities, 218-281-8507 (samue026@umn.edu) Jordan Melbye, University Relations Communication Assistant, 218-281-8446 (melby085@umn.edu) Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-843

Support University of Minnesota, Crookston athletics while practicing your golf swing this summer at the "Heart of the Valley" Golf Tournament on Thursday July 7, 2011, at the Heart of the Valley Golf Course in Ada, Minn.

The five person scramble will consist of 18 teams and will begin with registration at 12:45 p.m. and tee off at 1 p.m. There will be a $40 entry fee per person which will cover green fees, a pre-tournament brunch, and drawings. All net proceeds of the tournament will go to Golden Eagle Athletic Scholarships. Please join us in this scholarship fund-raising event and enjoy the company of UMC alumni, staff, and friends.

If you are interested in participating in the tournament, please contact Bill Tyrrell at 701-740-5278 or btyrrell@umn.edu.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 26 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and nearly 40 concentrations, including seven online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,450 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: Bill Tyrrell, director, athletic fundraising, 218-281-8436 (btyrrell@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)

Eight University of Minnesota, Crookston students studied abroad in China for three great_wall_group_photo.jpgweeks as a cultural immersion experience through the university. Cities visited in China included Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai. Students were overseas from Monday, May 16 through Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

The time abroad was part of the curriculum of the GNED 3000 Global Seminar course taught by Associate Professor Soo-Yin Lim-Thompson. This three credit spring course fulfilled the liberal education requirement of global perspectives. The course was not major exclusive and encompassed a wide variety of career interests. The time abroad was about more than site seeing; the goal was to experience history, language, food, relational and cultural aspects of China.

Students in the Global Seminar course included Kristine Neu, senior, Pelican Rapids, Minn., majoring in horticulture and communication; Donna Malarkey, junior, Crookston, Minn., majoring in quality management; James Kriegh, junior, Crookston, Minn., majoring in software engineering; Allison Schumacher, senior, Crookston, Minn., majoring in sport and recreation management; Rob Canny, senior, Oshkosh, Wis., majoring in business management; Levi Atinda, sophomore, Maple Grove, Minn., majoring in biology; Sang Jun "Jeff" Lee, freshman, Incheon, Korea, majoring in business management; and Alysha Thielen, junior, Maple Grove, Minn., majoring in animal science. 

Beijing was the first city visited during the three weeks abroad. Students were climbing the Great Wall of China on their first day in the country. It was a once in a lifetime experience that tested everyone's endurance. Other stops in Beijing include the 2008 Olympic Village, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace. The time spent in Beijing was filled with historic cultural experiences that allowed students to become part of China's long, rich history.

Hangzhou was where the students spent the majority of their trip. The city is famous for schumacher_neu_temple_cave.jpgWest Lake, which is a fresh water lake approximately 2.3 square miles in area.  Students were able to take a boat ride around the lake to absorb the sites of Hangzhou. Further appreciation of West Lake was instilled after the viewing of West Lake Impression, which is a theatrical performance set on the lake that encompasses music and lights to tell a Romeo and Juliet story of China.

While in Hangzhou students learned about Chinese commodities including tea and silk through visits to the Mei jia wu tea village, the China National Tea Museum, and the China National Silk Museum. Other visits in Hangzhou included the Six Harmonies Pagoda overlooking the Qiantang River, the Ling Yin Temple, Hu Xue Yan's Former Residence, and He Fang Street which is a noted shopping area.

levi_atinda_tea.jpgTo give U of M, Crookston students the opportunity to truly be international students, the time in Hangzhou included a one week stay at Zhejiang Agriculture & Forestry University (ZAFU). Students stayed on campus and were able to experience housing, meals, classes, and student life. ZAFU provided instructors for a variety of topics related to Chinese culture including language, history, tea culture, calligraphy & painting, traditional medicine, folk music, tai chi, and martial arts. This was a valuable portion of the trip as it allowed the U of M, Crookston students to learn what it is like to be an international student in China as well as compare and contrast the university systems between the two countries.

Another university visit was made by the students as they spent a day at Zhejiang Economic & Trade Polytechinic (ZJETP) which was the host university for the three week trip in China. Students were treated to a campus tour and had the chance to interact with ZJETP students who were interested in future study in America. University President Shuming Li formally recognized each U of M, Crookston student and presented them with a certificate of completion for their time abroad. President Li also treated to the students to a gracious Chinese meal for which they were joined by three U of M, Crookston professors. Business Department Head Dr. Susan Brorson, Associate Professor Margot Rudstrom, Associate Professor Jingpeng Tang, were each teaching Chinese students at ZJETP during the same time frame.

As the students traveled from Hangzhou they spent a day in Wuzhen Town in Tongxiang City. Wuzhen Town has a history of over 1,000 years and is a town built on the water. The students were able to walk the narrow streets and venture into various buildings to learn about the culture and history of the town. A boat ride on the canal through the town took students under the many bridges that span the vast amount of water. It was a quiet stop that allowed the students to see a less urbanized place in China.

The three week journey in China ended in Shanghai and gave students the opportunity to see a westernized city in Asia. U of M, Crookston students were able to overlook the city from the Oriental Pearl TV Tower which is the third tallest TV tower in the world. Time was spent on Nanking Road, the famous shopping district in Shanghai, as well as the Bund which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River. A highlight of being in Shanghai was a nighttime boat tour along the Huangpu which allowed students to see the millions of lights from the buildings and skyscrapers of Shanghai.

This was the third time the U of M, Crookston has sent students to study in China. The study abroad experience is the result of an international partnership that was formed in 2005 with Zhejiang Economic & Trade Polytechnic (ZJETP), a three year university in Hangzhou, China. ZJETP serves as the primary coordinator for the U of M, Crookston's time in China. U of M, Crookston also has an exchange agreement with Zhejiang Agriculture & Forestry University and hosts students from ZAFU at the U of M, Crookston each year. Further collaboration with Zhejiang Agriculture & Forestry University (ZAFU), a four year university in Zhejiang province, provides a week of cultural classes for U of M, Crookston students and allows for immersion in a higher education program in China. Through the Global Seminar course the U of M, Crookston has sent students to China in 2008, 2009, and 2011. For more information about studying abroad visit www.umcrookston.edu/learningabroad.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

In the photo, top, right: U of M, Crookston students prior to climbing up the Great Wall of China. Front row, l to r: Kristine Neu, Donna Malarkey, James Kriegh, Allison Schumacher, Professor Soo-Yin Lim-Thompson, Xie "Sara" Yu (2009 alumni), Back row: Rob Canny, Levi Atinda, Sang Jun "Jeff" Lee, Alysha Thielen

In the photo, bottom, right: Exploring caves near Ying Lin Temple outside of Hangzhou, China, are Allison Schumacher (left) and Kristine Neu.

In the photo, bottom, left: Levi Atinda, taking part in a tea culture class at Zhejiang Agriculture & Forestry University (ZAFU).


Contact: Kristine Neu, Communications Assistant, neuxx019@umn.edu ; Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)

It was his wife's idea, and Mary Tyrrell would have loved to see her husband, Bill Tyrrell, Bill T bobblehead 0054.jpgdirector of athletic fundraising at the University of Minnesota, Crookston immortalized as a bobblehead. Mary originally proposed the plan to sell bobbleheads in the likeness of her husband in an effort to support student-athletes at the Crookston campus last fall. She would never see the idea come to fruition however.

Following her untimely death in December 2010, Bill never considered the bobbleheads any further until Athletic Director Stephanie Helgeson and Director of Development Corby Kemmer encouraged Bill to reconsider Mary's plan. Designed to raise money for athletic scholarships, the bobbleheads honor Mary Tyrrell's memory and are a reminder of how much the Tyrrell's love Golden Eagle athletics.

"It has been fun for us to see the bobblehead of Bill take shape over the last few months," Kemmer says. "Supporting athletics along with her husband's work was a passion of Mary Tyrrell's, and I think she would be pleased with the outcome. It will help student-athletes and the project also pays tribute to Mary and Bill's relationship, which was truly special."
For more information on the bobbleheads, visit www.goldeneaglesports.com/billbobblehead.
Contact Tyrrell at 218-281-8436 or send your check for $20, plus $3 shipping/handling, to the following address:

Bill Tyrrell, director of athletic fundraising
University of Minnesota, Crookston
Kiehle 215
2900 University Ave.
Crookston, Minn. 56716

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: Corby Kemmer, director of development and alumni relations, 218-281-8434 (ckemmer@umn.edu) ; Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)

Support University of Minnesota, Crookston athletics while practicing your golf swing this summer at the 10th annual Mark Olsonawski Scholarship Golf Tournament held on Thursday, June 23, 2011, at the Two River Golf Club in Hallock, Minn.

The 18 hole, four person scramble will begin with registration at 9 a.m. and tee off at 10 a.m. There will be a $40 entry fee per person and will be limited to the first 90 golfers. Please join us in this scholarship fund-raising event and enjoy the company of UMC alumni, friends, staff, and others from Hallock and the surrounding area.

The UMC Teambackers Club is happy to promote this Golf Trounament in Hallock to benefit the Mark Olsonawski Endowed Scholarship established at University of Minnesota, Crookston. The UMC Teambackers recognize his contribution to athletics while a student-athlete. All net proceeds of the tournament go to the scholarship fund.

If you are interested in participating in the tournament, please contact Bill Tyrrell at 701-740-5278 (btyrrell@umn.edu).

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 26 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and nearly 40 concentrations, including seven online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,450 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: Bill Tyrrell, director, athletic fundraising, 218-281-8436 (btyrrell@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)

U of M, Crookston Announces the Spring Semester 2011 Deans List

Students named to the spring semester 2011 Dean's List at the University of Minnesota, Crookston were announced by the Office of the Registrar. The U of M, Crookston is one of the most respected career-oriented, technology-based universities in the nation.

To qualify for a place on the Dean's List, students must complete 12 or more letter-graded (A-F) credits while attaining a 3.66 grade point average. The Crookston campus is the online leader in the University of Minnesota system and the only campus providing every full-time student with a laptop computer.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Name Major
Aasness, Alisha Reneemae Business Management/Horticulture
Abbey, Wemimo S Business Management
Addo, Alexmai B Organizational Psychology
Adelman, Paul W Sport &Recreation Mgmt
Ahn, Won Jin Marketing
Albertsen, Andrew Natural Resources
Bae, Jung Seok Business Management
Basham, Jennifer Lynn Undecided
Bergemann, Brittany Carol Marketing
Bernhardt, Brianna Agricultural Education
Blair, Matthew D Aviation/Natural Resources
Blazek, Jonathon D Business Management
Bowen, Kori A Arts/Hum/SocSci-Undeclared
Bruggeman, James R Post-Secondary Enrollment Opt
Bruzek, Gracie Undecided
Caillier, Emily Biology/Health Sciences
Caldwell, Krystal M Animal Science
Cardinal, Jenna Mae Agricultural Education
Carnell, David John Quality Management
Carpenedo, Karen M Equine Science
Cha, Jihee Business Management
Chapin, Rick Remigio Marketing
Chei, Sung Woo Biology
Chen, Qi Business Management
Choi, Seong Cho Business Management
Choi, Younga Accounting
Christianson, Megan Lee Applied Studies
Cunningham, Katie Sue Business Management
Czichotzki, Austin Communication
Deboer, Janessa Rae Marketing
Denver, Megan I Natural Resources
Dunbar, Alisia Gayle Business Management
Erickson, Kayla W Agricultural Education
Fillmore, Jonathan W Horticulture
Flikka, Stacy Ann Early Childhood Education
Flint, Amanda Kristine Equine Science
Fouts, Lindsey J Accounting/Business Management
French, Sarah Lynn Business Management
Frisell, Wayne J Accounting
Gorentz, Andrew Agronomy
Granfors, Jacob W Natural Resources
Guan, Wei Hotel/Rest/Tourism Mgmt
Gustofson, Kelly Jo Early Childhood Education
Guu, Ji-eun Marketing
Ha, Hye Mi Undecided
Hahne, Jessica L Business Management
Harren, Joseph Agronomy
Haug, Erika Maxine Equine Science
Heier, Michael Manufacturing Management
Heiser, Karlis Accounting
Hicks, Annessa Undecided
Hillstrom, Alisha Marie Business Management
Hoffman, Ashley Agricultural Business
Hong, JuA Accounting
Hong, SeongJong Business Management
Hong, SeungJu Hotel/Rest/Tourism Mgmt
Hough, Nathan Jon Applied Health
Jackson, Mark Thomas Natural Resources
Jacobson, Whitney M Agricultural Education/Animal Science
Jenkins, Bethany Juliet Horticulture
Jensen, Tanner L Hotel/Rest/Tourism Mgmt
Jirik, Joseph Robert Natural Resources
Johnson, Katy Natural Resources
Jordet, Emily Business Management
Kaiser, Kelsey S Natural Resources
Kang, Eun Hye Communication
Kang, Eunhye Health Sciences
Keimig, Rachel F Agricultural Systems Mgmt
Kessler, Lauren Brittney Early Childhood Education
Kim, Do-Kyung Communication
Kim, Joon Ho Business Management
Klehr, Kayla Animal Science
Koenig, Adam M Criminal Justice
Kollman, Taylor Natural Resources
Koo, Kyungwook Accounting
Kraus, Jason Robert Golf and Turf Mgmt
Langerud, Luke R Agronomy
Larson, Brian Manufacturing Management
Lavalla, Marissa Patrice Accounting
Lawrence, Kaci Jo Business Management
Lee, Sang Jun Business Management
Leeper, Kevin M Golf and Turf Mgmt
Lian, Whitney B Agricultural Education
Lim, Ji-Su Business Management
Liu, Chunhui Business Management/Marketing
Liu, Yundi Accounting
Lucken, Gretchen Marie Equine Science
Macy, John Curtis Marketing
Malarkey, Donna Quality Management
Melin, Mariah C Animal Science/Equine Science
Messner, Lincoln Joe Accounting
Michalski, Mark Golf and Turf Mgmt
Miedtke, Katie Jo Animal Science
Misialek, Casey Rae Business Management/Organizational Psychology
Mo, Chengyu Business Management
Murchison, Todd Shannon Manufacturing Management
Myers, Paul Michael Hlth Sciences Pre Prof Tr
Neace, Christie Business Management
Nenn, Katie Animal Science
Novak, Brittany K Biology
Oh, Taejun Accounting
Palm, Heather Lea Health Management
Pan, Fangjing Business Management
Park, Koung-Un Accounting
Paulson, Shanda Marie Business Management
Perea, Josh Criminal Justice
Peterson, Angela J Equine Science
Plaehn, Mitchell D Accounting
Pristanski, Madelyn K Equine Science
Reed, Megan Elizabeth Marketing
Regeimbal, Alexandra M Post-Secondary Enrollment Opt
Rodriguez, Melanie C Animal Science
Samuelson, Rick Allen Hotel/Rest/Tourism Mgmt
Schliep, Katherine D Animal Science
Schmidt, Robert W Natural Resources
Schmitz, Gemma C Natural Resources
Schneider, Alyssa Early Childhood Education
Schroeder, Heather Ann Animal Science/Equine Science
Shin, Hye Won Undecided
Skoien, Brittney Marie Agricultural Business/Equine Science
Smith, Miranda M Applied Health
Song, Soyoul Undecided
Sontag, Shelly Biology
Sorlie, Nicole E Animal Science
Spohnholtz, Karly Deann Equine Science
Staehnke, Benjamin Donald Early Childhood Education
Stearly, Joseph R Marketing
Storm, William J Natural Resources
Sylvester, Nick L Agronomy
Thomas, Jerryann Joannie Accounting
Thorsvig, Amanda Agricultural Education
Trotter, Julie Ann Hotel/Rest/Tourism Mgmt
Tschida, Calvin M Applied Studies
Tuladhar, Smriti Business Management
Van Treeck, Amy L Agricultural Business
Walker, Jeremy J Natural Resources
Walker, Nicole Business Management
Walsvik, Benjamin J Natural Resources
Walters, Nicholas Golf and Turf Mgmt
Wegner, Trevor Natural Resources
Wells, Sara Nicole Biology/Equine Science
Werner, Kristin A Horticulture
Williams, Benjamin Rex Natural Resources
Williams, Luke Christopher Sport &Recreation Mgmt
Wolfe, Megan Business Management
Woods, Stephen J Sport &Recreation Mgmt
Wright, Nanette Dawn Organizational Psychology
Wroblewski, Tammy D Communication/Golf and Turf Mgmt/Horticulture
You, Jae Eun Communication
Yun, Sang Jun Accounting
Zahler, Tony Applied Studies
Zweber, Mary R Business Management

Contact: Andrew Svec, director of communication, 218-281-8438, (asvec@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)

U of M, Crookston Announces Spring Semester 2011 Chancellors List

Students named to the spring semester 2011 Chancellor's List at the University of Minnesota, Crookston were announced by the Office of the Registrar. The U of M, Crookston is one of the most respected career-oriented, technology-based universities in the nation.

To qualify for a place on the Chancellor's List, students must complete 12 or more letter-graded (A-F) credits while attaining a 4.00 grade point average. The Crookston campus is the online leader in the University of Minnesota system and the only campus providing every full-time student with a laptop computer.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Name Major
Ahn, Seri Undecided
Aho, Nathaniel Carl Business Management
Bae, Joo Hyun Accounting
Bakken, Keith Jory Business Mgmt/Quality Mgmt/Health Mgmt
Bauer, Janie M Early Childhood Education
Berg, Steffanie Jean Post-Secondary Enrollment Opt
Blace, Jenna Natural Resources
Boen, Chase P Agricultural Business/Agronomy
Borge, Jonathan C Agricultural Systems Mgmt/Agronomy
Bowar, Kayla N Business Management/Marketing
Breth, Tiffany Nicole Animal Science
Brooks, Brett Duane Business Management/Manufacturing Management
Buscher, Alexandra W Business Management
Cho, Hyun Jin Marketing
Cho, Kyu Tae Business Management
Chouinard, Eric David Business Management
Chung, Dabitna Early Childhood Education
Cloutier, Michael A Business Management
Diederichs, Sarena Sport &Recreation Mgmt
Drees, Chasity Mae Criminal Justice
Dufresne, Kylie R Communication
Ellerbusch, Kayla L Business Management/Marketing
Ellingson, Ryan Hotel/Rest/Tourism Mgmt
Eul, Megan Elizabeth Early Childhood Education
Funk, Maria C Agricultural Education
Gait, Prerna Undecided
Gerhart, Tiffany Ann Business Management
Goodrich, Jessica Communication
Green, Matthew Agricultural Systems Mgmt/Agronomy
Guetter, Robert Natural Resources
Gurung, Lhakpa Early Childhood Education
Gurung, Tashi Wongdi Environmental Sciences
Gurung, Yangchen Dolker Business Management
Haarstick, Thomas Shane Agricultural Systems Mgmt
Hamel, Theresa A Agricultural Business/Agronomy
Han, Myoung Don Business Management
Hoff, Adam Software Engineering
Johnston, Trey Communication
Kenyon, Krista A Natural Resources
Kennedy, Terasena Cayla Applied Studies
Khan, Shozab Mahmood Manufacturing Management/Quality Management
Kim, Gyo-yeon Organizational Psychology
Kim, Ye Eun Organizational Psychology
Kim, Young Jin Information Technology Mgmt BS
Krdzalic, Almir Undecided
Krikke, Alyssa Hlth Sciences Pre Prof Tr
Lee, Dae Yeul Accounting
Lee, Hyun Seok Undecided
Lee, Kyung-Bin Accounting
Lee, Min Woong Undecided
Lee, Suna Business Management
Liew, Chan Business Management
McKeown, Cole Michael Post-Secondary Enrollment Opt
Meyer, Andrew Fritz Business Management
Miller, Maranda Natural Resources
Nedrud, Hannah R Equine Science
Neu, Kristine Horticulture/ Communication
Norris, Michael Alexander Post-Secondary Enrollment Opt
Origas, Nicole Marie Business Management
Packer, Lindsey Renae Applied Studies
Park, Sangyong Undecided
Pepper, Trista Business Management
Pierce, Cassandra Jean Business Management
Plass, John Agronomy
Ricke, Derek Thomas Sport &Recreation Mgmt
Schlangen, Jacqueline R Animal Science
Shaw, Erin Marie Accounting/Business Management
Sibert, Jeremy L Criminal Justice
Sibson, Kayli Jo Post-Secondary Enrollment Opt
Simon, Kassandra Joy Marketing
Sin, Seung-hwan Organizational Psychology
Sorlie, Katherine Marie Business Management
Stanley, Christa Pauline Business Management
Sullivan, Brandi Nicole Equine Science
Sulzbach, Peter J Business Management
Taddy, Diana Early Childhood Education
Thompson, William Agronomy/Business Management
Vaughn, Craig Agricultural Systems Mgmt
Wagner, Anna Jean Communication
Walberg, Brittany Ellen Equine Science
Wallace, Wade A Accounting
Wrzos, Holly Hotel/Rest/Tourism Mgmt
Zabel, Bri L Business Management
Zuck, Samantha Ann Animal Science

Contact: Andrew Svec, director of communication, 218-281-8438, (asvec@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)

Spring Semester 2011 Graduates Announced at the U of M, Crookston

The Office of the Registrar at the University of Minnesota, Crookston recently announced its list of spring 2011 graduates. Students completed their degree requirements during spring semester 2011. Graduates are listed below with their degree(s) earned.

The University of Minnesota, Crookston enrolls approximately 1,400 full-time students and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The U of M, Crookston is a four-year baccalaureate degree granting institution, dedicated to learning, discovery and engagement in northwest Minnesota.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Name Degree Emphasis Minor
Aaland, Alyssa D Animal Science B.S. Animal Science  
Aho, Nathaniel Carl * Business Management B.S.    
Anderson, Paul Nathan Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resource Management  
Bach, Maxine V Equine Science B.S.
Animal Science B.S.
Equine Science
Animal Science
 
Bahr, Molly McGinnity Health Management B.S.    
Bergquist, Carrie Lynn Business Management B.S. Management  
Bernard, Nicholas Steven Manufacturing Management B.M.M.    
Bodensteiner, Jeremy Lee Natural Resources B.S. Park Management  
Borge, Jonathan C ** Agricultural Systems Mgmt B.S.
Agronomy B.S.
Precision Agriculture
Crop Production
 
Bowar, Katie Marie * Business Management B.S.
Marketing B.S.
Management
 
Bowar, Kayla Nicole Business Management B.S.
Marketing B.S.
Management
 
Brekken, Cody Sport & Recreation Mgmt B.S.   Coaching
Bridgeman, Elliot William Manufacturing Management B.M.M.    
Brissett, Julianne Business Management B.S.    
Brummer, Ryan A Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resource Management  
Bryant, Christopher Allen Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resource Management  
Bultje, Christopher Craig Applied Health B.A.H.    
Cabrera Sanchez, Alejandra Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resource Management  
Caldwell, Krystal M Animal Science B.S. Animal Science  
Capper, Heather Rene'E Business Management B.S.    
Carignan, David Randall Aviation B.S. Agricultural Aviation  
Carter, Alex B Natural Resources B.S. Water Resource Management  
Chapin, Rick Remigio Marketing B.S.   Business Mgmt
Christopherson, Ben D Agricultural Business B.S.   Agronomy
Claybundy, Megan Elizabeth Equine Science B.S. Equine Science  
Coffield, Whitney P Accounting B.S.    
Cole, Rick Allan Information Technology Mgmt B.S.    
Cook, Jeffrey J Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resource Management  
Copple, Michael Robert Natural Resources B.S. Park Management  
Critchett, Laura J Equine Science B.S. Equine Science
Pre-Vet Medicine
 
Cunningham, Katie Sue Business Management B.S.    
Davis, Kristine C Applied Studies B.S.    
De La Guardia, Irma Teresa Business Management B.S. Management Communication
Deboer, Janessa Rae Marketing B.S.    
Delfosse, Charles W Business Management B.S. Management
Marketing
 
Diederichs, Sarena Sport & Recreation Mgmt B.S.   Coaching
Ditzler, Christopher J Manufacturing Management B.M.M.    
Donati-Lewis, Heather Shay Equine Science B.S. Pre-Vet Medicine  
Drees, Chasity Mae * Criminal Justice B.S. Corrections  
Dufresne, Kylie R Communication B.S.    
Duick, Benjamin R Criminal Justice B.S. Law Enforcement  
Dummer, Jesse Manufacturing Management B.M.M.   Marketing
Dunn, Nicholas K Criminal Justice B.S. Law Enforcement  
Ennis, Timothy W Sport & Recreation Mgmt B.S.   Business Mgmt
Evans, Chris Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resource Management  
Firoozi, Siamak Azimzadeh Manufacturing Management B.M.M.    
Flikka, Stacy Ann ** Early Childhood Education B.S. Primary Education
Program Management
Business Mgmt
Fouts, Lindsey J Business Management B.S.
Accounting B.S.
Management  
Freer, Loraleigh R Equine Science B.S. Equine Science  
Friedland, Shawn E Biology B.S.   Chemistry
Frisell, Wayne J ** Accounting B.S.   Business Mgmt
Gerardy, Mallory Early Childhood Education B.S. Primary Education Coaching
Gervais, Lynsey R Business Management B.S.
Marketing B.S.
Management  
Gregor, Alex Patrick Marketing B.S.
Information Technology Mgmt B.S.
   
Gurung, Lhakpa ** Early Childhood Education B.S. Primary Education  
Gutman Jr., Theodore Mathew Horticulture B.S.
Horticulture B.S.
Golf and Turf Mgmt B.S.
Environmental Landscaping
Production Horticulture
 
Haarstick, Thomas Shane ** Agricultural Systems Mgmt B.S. Farm and Ranch Management  
Halver, Thomas Golf and Turf Mgmt B.S.    
Hanson, Claire Hannah Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resources Law Enforce  
Hanson, Lowell T Sports & Recreation Mgmt B.S.   Coaching
Haugen, Bryan Phillip Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resources Management  
Heggedal, Jakob Agronomy B.S. Crop Production  
Held, Ramon Rory Information Technology Mgmt B.S.    
Hoemberg, Daniel Ray Manufacturing Management B.M.M    
Hullman, Jennifer Koren Applied Studies B.S.   Business Mgmt
Hurley, Mary E Equine Science B.S. Equine Science  
Innes, Erik Aarrestad Natural Resources B.S. Park Management  
Jaroszewski, Gina Sports & Recreation Mgmt B.S.   Marketing
Jihad, Jamal Applied Studies B.S.    
Johnson, Justin Eric Agricultural Systems Mgmt B.S. Farm and Ranch Management  
Johnson, Michael Kenneth Natural Resources B.S. Wildlife Management  
Kanten, Timothy N Agronomy B.S. Crop Production  
Kastonek, Lane Allen Manufacturing Management B.M.M    
Kim, Young Jin Information Technology Mgmt B.S.    
Knapton, Andrew Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resources Aviation  
Knudson, Timothy Wade Natural Resources B.S. Water Resource Management
Wildlife Management
 
Koscielniak, Scott Alan Applied Studies B.S.    
Kraus, Jason Robert Golf and Turf Mgmt B.S.    
Kuehn, Kimberly Marie Business Management B.S.
Marketing B.S.
Management  
Kuske, Daniel Mark Natural Resources B.S. Wildlife Management  
Lahr, Janet Katherine ** Business Management B.S.    
Langen, Kyle D Agronomy B.S. Crop Production  
Larson, Brian Manufacturing Management B.M.M    
Lelonek, Meranda M Business Management B.S.    
Lennox, Justin J Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resource Management  
Libbey, Jonathan R Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resource Management
Water Resource Management
 
Liu, Qian * Business Management B.S. Management  
Lucas, Daniel J Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resourses Law Enforce  
Lucken, Gretchen Marie Equine Science B.S. Equine Science Communication
Lunden, Elsa Equine Science B.S. Equine Science  
Mach, Eva Marie Business Management B.S.    
Manning, Katie M Equine Science B.S. Equine Science Animal Science
McCoy, Eric Scott Natural Resources B.S. Park Management Music
Menze, Candice Natural Resources B.S. Park Management  
Messner, Lincoln Joe Accounting B.S.   Business Mgmt
Michalski, Jonathan Sports & Recreation Mgmt B.S.    
Michalski, Mark Golf and Turf Mgmt B.S.    
Mieras, Kathleen Sue Applied Health B.A.H.    
Miettunen, Jared S Business Management B.S. Management Marketing
Miller, Tara Lynn Applied Health B.A.H.    
Moen, Craig A Agronomy B.S. Crop Production Agric Business
Molden, Andrew Arthur Sports & Recreation Mgmt B.S.    
Mosher, David P Business Management B.S.    
Nerhus, Andrew Carlyle Agronomy B.S. Crop Production  
Nicola, Jessica Marie Applied Health B.A.H.    
Nielsen, Jesper Karl Villiam Agronomy B.S. Agronomic Science  
Nikkel, Jacqueline Equine Science B.S.
Agricultural Business B.S.
Equine Science  
Normandin, John Timothy Information Technology Mgmt B.S.    
Novak, Brittany K Biology B.S.    
Novotny, Charles Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resource Management  
Nustad, Joseph Timothy Natural Resources B.S. Wildlife Management  
Ofer, Nir Business Management B.S.    
Ogaard, Anna R Dietic Technician A.A.S.
Applied Studies B.S.
   
Pauly, Ryan Louis Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resource Law Enforce  
Perez, Veronica Esther Business Management B.S.    
Perry, Bill G Business Management B.S.    
Persson, Jerry Joseph Business Management B.S. Management  
Peterson, Amanda Marie Equine Science B.S.
Agricultural Business B.S.
Equine Science Communication
Proulx, Kurtis Michael Hlth Sciences Pre Prof Tr B.S.    
Ramsay, Marcus Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resource Management  
Renville, Eli Allen Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resource Management  
Rhodus, Rebecca Louise Animal Science B.S. Animal Science  
Ricke, Derek Thomas ** Sport & Recreation Mgmt B.S.   Coaching
Rose, Caitlin Blair Animal Science B.S. Animal Science  
Rosemark, Nicolle E Business Management B.S. Management  
Roy, Dustin Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resource Management  
Sarpong, Doreen A Applied Health B.A.H.    
Schlangen, Jacqueline R* Animal Science B.S. Animal Science Agric Business
Schliep, Katherine D ** Animal Science B.S. Animal Science  
Schmid, Kenny Agricultural Systems Mgmt B.S. Precision Agriculture  
Schroeder, Heather Ann Animal Science B.S.
Equine Science B.S.
Pre-Vet Medicine
Pre-Vet Medicine
Biology
Seregin, Nikolay Anatolyevich Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resource Management  
Servaty, Jason Peter Sport & Recreation Mgmt B.S.   Business Mgmt
Coaching
Shaw, Erin Marie ** Accounting B.S.    
Business Management B.S. Management
Sherry, Savannah Leigh Applied Studies B.S. Respiratory Care  
Sistad, Terry Lynn Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resource Management  
Skorheim, Craig Agronomy B.S. Crop Production  
Stevens, Stephanie Equine Science B.S. Equine Science  
Storm, William J Natural Resources B.S. Wildlife Management  
Sumner, David A Business Management B.S.
Manufacturing Management B.M.M.
Management  
Sylvester, Nick L Agronomy B.S. Crop Production  
Syverson, Karl Gilbert Business Management B.S. Business Aviation  
Management
Taddy, Diana Early Childhood Education B.S. Primary Education  
Thorsvig, Amanda Lynn * Agricultural Education B.S. Agri Sci and Technology Educ  
Ulland, Emily C Animal Science B.S.
Agricultural Business B.S.
Animal Science  
Unke, Timothy A Agronomy B.S. Agronomic Science  
Vanlear, Penny Accounting B.S.    
Wagner, Anna Jean Communication B.S.   Marketing
Walberg, Brittany Ellen * Equine Science B.S. Equine Science Agric Business
Walker, Nicole Business Management B.S. Entrepreneurship & Sm Bus Mgmt  
Westby, Samuel Robert Animal Science B.S.
Agronomy B.S.
Animal Science
Crop Production
 
Whalen, Stephen G Agronomy B.S. Crop Production Agric Business
Wise, Trent D Natural Resources B.S. Natural Resource Management
Water Resource Management
 
Wollangk, Casey William Animal Science B.S. Pre-Vet Medicine Equine Science
Woods, Stephen J Sport & Recreation Mgmt B.S.    
Wroblewski, Tammy D Golf and Turf Mgmt B.S.
Horticulture B.S.
Horticulture B.S.
Communication B.S.

Environmental Landscaping
Production Horticulture
 
Zabel, Bri L Business Management B.S. Management Coaching
Zelinsky, Jamie R Sport & Recreation Mgmt B.S.   Coaching
Zelinsky, Jill Michelle Business Management B.S.
Communication B.S.
Management  

* Distinction
** High Distinction

Contact: Andrew Svec, director, communications, 218-281-8438 (asvec@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)

Kari T-Teambacker 0292-1.jpgThe UMC Teambackers Club is pleased to announce Kari Torkelson, O.D., as the 2011 Teambacker of the Year. Bill Tyrrell, director of athletic fundraising on the Crookston campus presented Dr. Torkelson with her award during Teambacker Fun Nite held in late April.

Torkelson, a member of the Teambackers board, attended the U of M, Crookston from 1989 to 1991 while the campus was still a two-year technical college. She transferred to North Dakota State University, Fargo, and from there transferred to Indiana University, Bloomington, where she completed her bachelor's degree. She went on to complete her doctorate of optometry at Indiana University as well.

Dr. Torkelson is currently an optometrist at Lifetime Vision Center in Grand Forks, N.D.

The Teambackers Club is an athletic promotion and fundraising organization for the U of M, Crookston. It operates in conjunction with the development office, athletic department, and the University of Minnesota Foundation.To learn more about UMC Teambackers, contact Tyrrell at 218-281-8436  or visit www.goldeneaglesports.com/teambackers/

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

In the photo: Kari Torkelson, O.D. (left), presented with the 2011 Teambacker of the Year award by Director of Athletic Fundraising Bill Tyrrell.

Contact: Bill Tyrrell, director, athletic fundraising, 218-281-8436 (btyrrell@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)

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