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UW-Madison announces spring graduates

Students from Hastings who graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2013 are: Alexander Jon Becker, Bachelor of Science, economics; Adam William Ernst, Bachelor of Arts, sociology; and Nicholas Edward Peterson, Bachelor of Science, biochemistry.

St. Thomas announces graduates

The following students from Hastings graduated from the University of St. Thomas in the spring of 2013. Additional majors and honors, where applicable, also are listed. The graduates are: Alexander Carpenter, BA, business administration-accounting; Beau Steuart, MBA, business administration; Cory DuBe’, BA, chemistry; Jenna Haler, JD, law; Jessica Doffing, BA, communication and journalism; Kelly Blissenbach, BA/BM, music — liturgical music and music performance; Kristen Wise, BA, business administration and communication; Michelle Olssen, MSW, social work advanced standing; Nicholas Wagner, MBA, business administration; Taylor Harp, BA, communication and journalism; Thomas Caturia, BA, business administration - legal studies in business.

Drake University announces president’s list

Students from Hastings named to Drake University’s president’s list are: Caleb Schmotter, Brianna Johnson, Kristin Morrison and Michelle Mages.

Justin Baker awarded Koch foundation scholarship

Justin Baker was among 205 students from the United States and Canada chosen to receive an academic scholarship from the Fred and Mary Koch foundation for the 2013-2014 academic year. Justin will be attending University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

Justin is the dependent of an employee of Flint Hills Resources, LP.  He is the son of Terry and Annette Baker of Hastings.

University of Minnesota announces spring dean’s list

Students from Hastings named on the University of Minnesota spring dean’s list are: Julia Bauer, College of Liberal Arts;  Wyatt Behrends, College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Science;  Tara Carey, College of Liberal Arts;  Erin Hindal, College of Education/Human Development;  Adam Lucking, College of Design;  Connor McCarthy, College of Liberal Arts;  Lynna Nulty, College of Education/Human Development;  Aunnie Putz, College of Liberal Arts;  Janna Sorg, College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Sciences;  and Derek Thooft, College of Liberal Arts.

Joanna Capecchi graduates from UW-Eau Claire

Joanna Capecchi of Hastings graduated from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire on May 18, 2013. She earned her Master’s degree from the Nursing and Health Sciences College