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Campus and people news ending on June 22

Alexander Blackie graduates from Union College

Alexander Judson Blackie of Hastings graduated on May 5, 2013, with a Bachelor of Science in international rescue and relief from Union College in Lincoln, Neb.

Victoria Trittin is the National American Miss Minnesota Preteen

Victoria Trittin has earned the title of the 2013 National American Miss Minnesota Preteen at the state pageant, which was held June 1-2 at the Doubletree Hotel in Bloomington. There she competed with more than 170 candidates in the preteen age division. Victoria is the daughter of Mike and Kim Egan of Lakeville and the granddaughter of Dick and Darliss Wise of Hastings and Bob and Diane Rehder of Red Wing. She will be attending the national pageant, which will be held in Anaheim, Calif., at Disneyland during Thanksgiving week, representing the state of Minnesota. She will have the opportunity to win her share of more than $500,000 in cash and prizes.

Victoria’s activities include being actively involved with a competitive dance company, gymnastics, volunteering at Feed My Starving Children and Operation Shoe Box.

St. Olaf College announces dean’s list

Students from Hastings named to St Olaf College in Northfield dean’s list are: Erin Haglund, a psychology major, the daughter of John and Marcia Haglund; and Jessica Moes an English major, who is the daughter of John and Jill Moes.

Bethany Lutheran College announces dean’s list

Thalia Pollard of Hastings has been name to the Bethany Lutheran College dean’s list. She is the daughter of Andrew and Evonne Pollard.

Paul Morris graduates from Wake Forest University

Paul Morris from Hastings graduated on May 20, 2013, from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Chase Gerold receives honors and awards at the U of M

Chase Gerold of Hastings is a recipient of the Bos Research Award from the University of Minnesota, Morris.

The Bos Research Fund was established in honor of Angela Bos to enhance the successful undergraduate research experiences of Morris students. Funds are made available to cover expenses for travel, conference registration and other costs associated with the pursuit of undergraduate research opportunities. All students are eligible to participate.

Carlson School of Management announces dean’s list

Taylor Reiners, 2009 graduate of HHS, made the second semester’s Dean’s List at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Taylor is the daughter of Ken and Sadie Reiners.

Luther College announces dean’s list

Students from Hastings named to the 2013 spring semester dean’s list at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, are Isaac Johnson, Brandilynne Schierland and Alison Smith.

Concordia University announces dean’s list

Tim Siepmann of Hastings has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester at Concordia University in St Paul.

MSU Moorhead announces dean’s list

Students from Hastings named to Minnesota State University Moorhead for the spring 2013 semester are: Rachel Allgor, a 2009 HHS graduate, majoring in speech/language/ hearing science; and Alexandra Brown, a 2012 HHS graduate, majoring in film production.

Creighton University announces dean’s list

Foster Gale of Hastings was named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Creighton University. Gale is in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and was a member of the Hastings High School class of 2010

Gale is the son of Mary and James Gale.

Derek Thooft graduates from U of M

Derek Thooft graduated from the U of M Twin Cities College of Liberal Arts on May 19 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both communications and sociology. He was named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2013 for outstanding academic record. Derek will be attending the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis starting in August. He is a 2010 Hastings graduate.

NDSU announces graduates

Students from Hastings who graduated from the spring semester 2013 are: Kyle Francis, B.S., exercise science; and Leslee Storlie, M.S., civil engineering.