Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, Minnesota, recently presented campus honors to a select group of students in this year’s graduating class.
Each year in May during Commencement Week, the Graduate Recognition Awards Ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of graduating students in the areas of Academic Achievement, Service to the College, and Community Service. Students are nominated and selected by the staff, faculty, and administration of the college. On May 18, 2016, Keith Turner, Dean of Student Affairs, along with Stephanie Hammitt, Chief Financial Officer, and Bryan Jon Maciewski, faculty member, presented the awards to the graduating students.
Highlights of the event included the announcement of Amanda Olson of Cloquet as 2016 Student of the Year, and Presidential Merit awards presented to a record 12 graduates.
The following Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College students received awards:
Student of the Year
Amanda Olson
Presidential Merit Award
Sabrina Dawid
Dellarae Durfee
Maria Erickson
Jaden Findley
Jeremy Gardner
Tina Gilbert
Amanda Olson
Christopher Olson
Pierce Risdon
Tylin Rust
Terri Tidaback
Marcus Williams
Academic Highest Honors Award
Angela Carlson
Jason Defibaugh
Callyn Doesken
Leann Eisel-Stecyk
Bethany Johnson
Christopher Olson
Katrina Rasmussen
Jamie Robbins
Christopher Robnik
Mathew Stromquist
Julianna Tucker
Academic High Honors Award
Sarah Abernathy
Scott Aldrich
James Andrews
Trista Boedigheimer
Chad Bolen
Rodney Burmeister
Jacob Bushey
Amanda Corry
Meleah Couture
Rita Diver
Maria Erickson
Tina Gilbert
Allainie Hanek-Siltanen
Brenda Hansen
Brent Henry
Brook Johnson
Vienna Kagak
Amber Keehr
Sara Kelly
Taylor Klassen
Travis Kosbreba
Carrie Kulas
Kelsey Lang
Danielle Laveau
Taylor Leuzzo
Stacy Nordby
Amanda Olson
Ryan Puhle
Leticia Sarazua
Laura Skelton
Desirae Tanner
Mathew Thiry
Toni Wagner
Jessy Walters
Service to the Community Award
Scott Aldrich
Brett Aldrin
Jason Amendola
Lori Anderson
Rebecca Armstrong
Ashley Benson
Michell Bergren
Chad Bolen
Erica Bowman
Samantha Bureau
Angela Carlson
Samuel Center
Diane Cheslak
Stacy Cordle
Logan Crowser
Mitchell Davis
Sabrina Dawid
Michelle DeCaigny
Naomi DeFoe
Bradley Durfee
Dellarae Durfee
Sierra Dyer
Christine Eckstine
Maria Erickson
Amber Fett
Jaden Findley
Liza Forsberg
Sherri Fort
Brenna Garrison
Tina Gilbert
Boston Gilderman
Aaron Gram
Krista Hall
Brenda Hansen
Staci Hartman
Mark Helgeson
Brent Henry
Susan Higgins
Beau Hughes
Samantha Hulter
Kristine Jacobsen
Joseph Janchar
Bethany Johnson
Nancy Kamara
Amber Keehr
Sara Kelly
Travis Kosbreba
Kialee Kutter
Danielle Laveau
Kelly Lind
Janet Lund
Eryn McMillen
Aaron Mesedahl
Nicholas Moder
Stacey Nordby
Melissa Norick
Tiffany Norick
Christine Nygren
Amanda Olson
Christopher Olson
Roxanne Olson
Jessica Onnen
Urie Phillips
Charles Powers
Ryan Puhle
Nicole Rajkovich
Dawn Rhude
Jamie Robbins
Katherine Ross
Tylin Rust
Cedar Savage
Matthew Schiff
Lisa Slygh Stowe
Michaela Sunnarborg
Dezirae Tanner
Daniel Tesfaye
Amy Thomas
Terri Tidaback
Stephanie Vainio
Colton Voltzke
Neal Walsh
Jody Wenneson
Marcus Williams
Tarajee Wilson
Bobbi Zakowitz
Amber Zimmerman
Sheryl Zywicki
Service to the College Award
Brett Aldrin
Rebecca Armstrong
Jonathan Avril
Damon Barnes
Ashley Benson
Rebecca Berg
Michell Bergren
Chad Bolen
Erica Bowman
Samantha Bureau
Rodney Burmeister
Angela Carlson
Diane Cheslak
Keonte Conelly
Mitchell Davis
Sabrina Dawid
Davin DePoe
Rita Diver
Bradley Durfee
Dellarae Durfee
Maria Erickson
Joshua Ermatinger
Amber Fett
Jaden Findley
Sherri Fort
Jeremy Gardner
Brenna Garrison
Tina Gilbert
Boston Gilderman
Donald Gordon
Aaron Gram
Carlton Goss
Krista Hall
Staci Hartman
Mark Helgeson
Brent Henry
Susan Higgins
Douglas Howard
Te’Vaughn Hurse
Joseph Janchar
Kristine Jacobsen
Danny Johnson
Spring Johnson
Vienna Kagak
Amber Keehr
Taylor Klassen
Justin Lacayo
Alyssa Langenbrumer
Makayla Lightfeather
Marilyn Lynch
Nicholas Marshall
Aaron Mesedahl
Eryn McMillen
Nicholas Moder
Peter Noffsinger
Tiffany Norick
Christine Nygren
Amanda Olson
Christopher Olson
Roxanne Olson
Darrell Owens
Urie Phillips
Charles Powers
Ryan Puhle
Katrina Rasmussen
Lucas Reynolds
Marcel Richardson
Jamie Robbins
DaRhon Robinson
Christopher Robnik
Victor Rollins
Tylin Rust
Alexander Schadewald
Samantha Schadewald
Matthew Schiff
Jana Schlossin
Karinna Sellers
Jalen Simmons
Veronica Skinaway
Carol Smith
Michaela Sunnarborg
Matthew Thiry
Terri Tidaback
Colton Voltzke
Brandon Williams
Marcus Williams
Tarajee Wilson
Clifford Wise
Amber Zimmerman
Sheryl Zywicki

Student of the Year Award 2016

2016 Student of the Year Award Recipient Amanda Olson with FDLTCC President Larry Anderson

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