National Society of Leadership & Success hosts Awards and Induction Ceremony in April

The National Society for Leadership & Success (NSLS) at the University of Minnesota 
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Crookston held their 2014 induction and awards ceremony on April 12, 2014. The mission of NSLS is to "build leaders who make a better world."

Included in this year's awards and induction ceremony were Ryan Rynda, a junior majoring in software engineering from Argyle, Minn.;  Jeanne Collins,a senior majoring in natural resources from Hibbing, Minn.; Johnnie Pauly, a senior majoring in equine science from Wrenshall, Minn.; Laura Neville, a junior majoring in management from Green Bay, Wis.;  Bryce Tradewell, a senior majoring in animal science from Cedar, Minn.; Katrina Peterson, a senior majoring in animal science and management from Thief River Falls, Minn.; Rachel Johnson, a senior majoring in early childhood education from Pine River, Minn.; Larissa Olson, a senior majoring in early childhood education and elementary education from Crookston, Minn.; Tyler Berglund, a senior majoring in health sciences and biology from Warren, Minn.; Oumar Diakite, a senior majoring in management from Yirimadio, Bamako, Mali; Ben Hallfrisch, a senior majoring in criminal justice from Saginaw, Minn.; Sean Rozell, a senior majoring in management from Eveleth, Minn.; Adam Hoff, a senior majoring in software engineering from Crookston, Minn.; Tomas Parker, a senior majoring in management and marketing from Pequot Lakes, Minn.; Brennan Andreas, a senior majoring in sport and recreation management and marketing from Lumsden, Saskatchewan, Canada; Braden Schmidt, a junior majoring in health sciences from Freeman, S.D.; Kole Pederson, a senior majoring in aviation, agronomy, agricultural systems management, and agricultural business from Bejou, Minn.;  Michael Furry, a senior majoring in natural resources from Omaha, Neb.; and Alyssa Schnieder, a senior majoring in elementary education from Racine, Wis.

NSLS is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where like-minded success oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world. For more information, visit 

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 20 minors, and 36 concentrations on campus--as well as 13 degrees online--in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 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

In the photo, left to right, are, front row, Mary Feller (advisor) Ryan Rynda,  Jeanne Collins, Johnnie Pauly, and Laura Neville.

Middle row: Bryce Tradewell, Katrina Peterson, Rachel Johnson, Larissa Olson, Tyler Berglund, and Don Cavalier (advisor).

Back row: Peter Phaiah (advisor), Oumar Diakite, Ben Hallfrisch,  Sean Rozell,  Adam Hoff, Tomas Parker,  Brennan Andreas, Braden Schmidt, Kole Pederson, Michael Furry, and Alyssa Schneider.

Contact: Don Cavalier, director, Career Development and Counseling Department, 218-281-8585 (