Fourteen North Dakota community college students have been named to the 2018 All-North Dakota Academic Team, which recognizes the academic achievements of community college students. The students were honored at a dinner and awards ceremony on Thursday, April 12, at Dakota College at Bottineau.
State Board of Higher Education member Kathleen Neset was present and congratulated each of the students. “You represent the best of the best at your two-year institution. As such, you embody excellence, achievement, and an exemplification of what hard work can do to meet and exceed higher education goals. You are each a representation of your campuses success, but even more importantly, your success,” she said.
Members of the 2018 All-North Dakota Academic Team and the colleges they attend are as follows:
Jenna Duttenhefner, Menoken, Bismarck State College
Jessica Duttenhefner, Menoken, Bismarck State College
Bailey Schlosser, Mandan, Bismarck State College
Victoria Gullett, Bottineau, Dakota College at Bottineau
Alaynna Morin, Dunseith, Dakota College at Bottineau
Harvey Barr, South Hampton (Great Britain), Lake Region State College
Nicholas Fassos, Malvern (Australia), Lake Region State College
Evan Stack, Asquith (Canada), Lake Region State College
Brayden Lampe, Wheaton (MN), North Dakota State College of Science
Logan Meyer, Wahpeton, North Dakota State College of Science
Rebecca Weir, Villard (MN), North Dakota State College of Science
Kaitlyn Wurst, Frazee (MN), North Dakota State College Science
Brandon Kayter, Williston, Williston State College
Kate Long, Williston, Williston State College
“These students are outstanding examples of academic achievement and community involvement,” said North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott. “Being named to the All-North Dakota Academic Team is a significant accomplishment, one that reflects positively on both the students and their colleges. This is another example of how students who attend North Dakota’s community colleges are well prepared to meet the evolving demands of the workforce or continue on for additional education.”
In North Dakota, the community college awards are co-sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and the North Dakota University System College Technical Education Council. The academic team recognition program is active in 37 states. Students named to the state team also are nominated for the All-USA Academic Team.
Nominations are based on outstanding academic performance and service to the college and community. Each member of the North Dakota team receives a certificate of congratulations from Governor Doug Burgum, an award certificate, a medallion and a monetary award. Team members are also eligible for scholarships from Dickinson State University, Mayville State University, Minot State University, Valley City State University, North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota. The University of Mary and University of Jamestown also offer awards to All-North Dakota Academic Team members.