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Campus and people notes ending March 8

Lyddon graduates from University of Iowa

Elizabeth Oberg Lyddon of Hastings graduated in the fall of 2012 from the University of Iowa with a PhD, and majored in Pharmacology.

Local students earn spots on dean's lists

University of Iowa

Ryan Joseph Simons of Hastings has been named to the University of Iowa fall dean's list.

Augsburg College

The following students from Hastings were named to the Dean's List for fall 2012 semester: Elizabeth Schultz, the daughter of Doug and Danna Schultz, who is majoring in communication studies; Amber Wahlstrom, the daughter of Gary and Jeri Wahlstrom, who is majoring in psychology and social psychology.

College of Saint Benedict

Rylee Pool has earned the distinction of being named to the dean's list for the 2012 fall semester at the College of Saint Benedict. Pool is a first-year elementary education major at CSB. She is daughter of JuliAnne Pool of Hastings.

University of Minnesota

Elin LaBreck, freshman, College of Science and Engineering, has been named to the University of Minnesota dean's list for the fall 2012 semester. LaBreck is a 2012 graduate of Hastings High School.

Saint John's University

Two local students from Hastings have earned the distinction of being named to the dean's list for the 2012 fall semester at Saint John's University. They are Daniel Green and Eric Laine.

Green is the son of James and Karla Green. He is a sophomore psychology and theater double-major at SJU.

Laine is the son of Donald and Linda Laine of Hastings. He is a senior Asian studies major at SJU.

UW-Stevens Point

Jennifer Lanting of Hastings has been named on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point fall of 2012 honors list with highest honors.

Sorg earns 4-H's top honor

Gabriella Sorg of Hastings, along with four other high school youth from Dakota County, were presented with the highest honor in 4-H, the Minnesota 4-H Key Award. This award recognizes youth for their excellence in leadership and participation in 4-H.

Upon the presentation of their award, each recipient articulated to the audience how 4-H has impacted their life. It was very evident in all of their presentations the amount of personal growth and maturity each of them gained as a result of their years of membership in the 4-H program. These young leaders attributed their effective communications skills and their ability to achieve excellence in other interest areas outside of school, to their involvement in 4-H.

The event was held on Feb. 20 at the Southview Country Club in Inver Grove Heights. The luncheon is sponsored each year by the South St. Paul and Inver Grove heights rotary clubs. Sorg is the daughter of Bill and Juanita Sorg, and this is her 12th year as a member of the 4-H Klover Klub.