Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College recently presented campus honors to a select group of students in this year’s graduating class.
Each year 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.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the college was not able to hold the annual in-person ceremony to present the awards to the graduating students. “Congratulations to all the award winners and to the students receiving academic achievement honors. We, at FDLTCC commend you for your work and are looking forward to celebrating with next year’s graduates in person.” FDLTCC President Stephanie Hammitt.
Highlights this year include the announcement of Taria White of McGregor as 2021 Student of the Year, and the Presidential Merit award presented to Shania DeLille of Cloquet.
The following Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College students received awards:

Taria White 2021 Student of the Year

Taria White 2021 Student of the Year

Student of the Year      

Taria White, McGregor MN

Presidential Merit Award

Shania DeLille, Cloquet MN

Service to the Community Award

Aaron Baxley, Cloquet MN
Brad Hiler, Duluth MN

Service to the College Award


Annandale, MN

Elijah Howard

Cloquet, MN

Aaron Baxley
Kevin Blacketter
Tim Bongs
Emily Lockling
Lainey McKeon
Kylie McKeon
Rhiley Smith

Duluth, MN

Stephen Aleshire
Brad Hiler

Grand Portage, MN

Dana Logan

Alachua, FL

Asiah Coker

Fort Meyers, FL

Sammy Noel

Lac Du Flambeau, WI

Gabrielle Armstrong Allen

Academic Highest Honors Award


Carlton, MN

Elijah Blue
Cambridge, MN
Shelby Bonczek

Cloquet, MN

Nevaeh Bridge
Cedar Melby

Duluth, MN

Martyann Birman
Nolan Forrest
Isabelle Germolus
Justin Jacobson
Paige Lorenz
Matthew Nelson
Ryan Rusnak
Stephen Shelton
Alex Wurst

Elk River, MN

Carl Klimah

Esko, MN

Avery Liljegren

Proctor, MN

Ellie Majerle

Saginaw, MN

Boyd Billman

Saint Cloud, MN

Nathaniel Stoll

Saint Francis, MN

Lucas Sherburn

Superior, WI

Stacey Flom

Academic High Honors Award


Aitkin, MN

Linda Stevens

Carlton, MN

Haley Adkins


Cloquet, MN

Ahna Anderson
Sharon Anderson
Nicole Barousse
Shania DeLille
Jordan Paulson
Shawna Pokornowski
Maria Sajdak
Ellen Sakellariou
Evan Streblow
Alexis VanderPoel
Sherri Wuollet

Coon Rapids, MN

Bradley Limanen

Duluth, MN

Kayla DeFoe
Chelsea Davidson
Sara Olson
Maddyson Robertson

Esko, MN

Lucas Pyrlik

Hermantown, MN

Kaylen Forsberg
Zachary Haldorson-Horton

Hoyt Lakes, MN

Dustin Huhta

Jacobson, MN

Kelli Ross

McGregor, MN

Taria White

Moose Lake, MN

Jadie Guyer

Onamia, MN

Arvid Pashcke Jr.

Saint Cloud, MN

Dezaray Haberling

Sturgeon Lake, MN

Moriah Gill

Two Harbors, MN

Ryan Redden

Waconia, MN

Conner Brose

Wrenshall, MN

Tanner Carlson

Georgetown, TX

Mason Klinger

Superior, WI

Alana Hill


It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.

My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.