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Ballinger graduates from Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Jenna Ballinger has graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurial Studies. Jenna grew up in Hastings, and is a graduate of Hastings High School. She is the daughter of Janene Glyn and Clyde Ballinger. She plans to pursue a career in social media or digital strategy after making the move to New York in July.

Pronschinske graduates from Florida Gulf Coast University

Jillian Pronschinske of Hastings, recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University

with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Murphy graduates from Michigan Technological

Mitchell Murphy graduated from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich., on May 3, 2014, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering. Mitchell was a member of Blue Key Honors Society. He is the son of Don and Joyce Murphy of Hastings, and a 2010 Hastings High School graduate. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chi Epsilon which is a Civil and Environmental Engineering Honor Society, and he also made the Dean’s List. While at MTU, Mitchell was the founder and president of the Fishing Club, giving students the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and compete with other schools throughout the Midwest in tournaments. He was part of the tennis club and school snowmobiling club. Mitchell also was a teaching assistant for an engineering fundamentals class.

He will be working as an environmental engineer at Lafarge in Joppa, Ill.