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Campus and people notes ending May 17

Mankato announces spring graduates list

Students from Hastings on the Minnesota State University-Mankato graduate list are: Douglas Ferrie, BFA, art; Kyle Gangelhoff, BS, accounting; Megan Gelhar, BS, French education K-12, Summa Cum Laude; Ryan Hirsch, BS, history; Jessica Tix, BS, special education; and Jacob Werner, BS, finance, Summa Cum Laude.

Ritchie has been chosen as a recipient of the Goldman Sachs Scholarship.

Claire Ritchie, a member of the Hastings High School class of 2011, has been chosen as a recipient of the Goldman Sachs Scholarship at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This year, 10 students from the Dean's List for Outstanding Sophomores will each receive $25,000 toward tuition over a two-year period. Goldman Sachs Scholars will be required to engage as peer mentors for the following year's sophomore seminar classes. This will be a service project that builds leadership and development skills and will reinforce the culture of community practice and peer mentoring at SAIC.

Ritchie works for SAIC's Sullivan Gallery, interns with a sculptor at a Chicago gallery and is active with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. She attends SAIC on a merit scholarship. You can see some of her work on her blog at citizen

She is the daughter of David and Leslie Ritchie of Hastings.