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 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.
Highlights this year include the announcement of Hope Calogero of Saginaw as 2020 Student of the Year, and Presidential Merit awards presented to Kevin Blacketter of Cloquet, and Justine Pelletier of Esko.
The following Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College students received awards:

Student of the Year

Hope Elizabeth Calogero, Saginaw, Minnesota
 

Presidential Merit Award

Kevin L. Blacketter, Cloquet, Minnesota
Justine Pelletier, Esko, Minnesota
 

Academic Highest Honors Award

Cloquet, Minnesota
Sara J. Bassett
Ava Bujold Grondahl
Tyler Harms-Synkiew
Taylor Leigh Holty
Josh Kuusinen
Cromwell, Minnesota
Dakota Burton
Duluth, Minnesota
Charles Campbell Abernathy
Brett S. Behrendt
Christopher Gower
Jennifer E. Keuten
Sean V. Norland
Justin N. Pohlman
Misty Rennquist
Mora, Minnesota
Brandon Lee Thomsen
Onamia, Minnesota
Megan Ann Ballinger
Rochester, Minnesota
Christopher Streed
St. Charles, Minnesota
Bryce Heim
St. Louis, Missouri
Christopher Jones II
Superior, Wisconsin
John Eric Gruna
 

Academic High Honors Award

Clear Lake, Minnesota
Kristen Ulsby
Cloquet, Minnesota
Katherine E. Defibaugh
Mikayla M. Freeman
Samirra Rose Glass
Donald Robert Lokken
Casey Modich
Jalisa Lee Ojibway
Joshua David Sutherland
Alberto Arreola Torres
Katherine Welman
Columbus, Ohio
Quri Hickman
Duluth, Minnesota
Amy Joy Anderson
Paige Marie Anderson
Michael Bradley
Vicki Cere Chaffee
Katelyn Kerfeld
George R. King
Katie Ann Sherman
December Jo Simmons
Spencer Stockwell
Esko, Minnesota
Mariah Gannucci
Justine Pelletier
Eveleth, Minnesota
Ava Peterson
Hermantown, Minnesota
Alicia Hope Summar
Moose Lake, Minnesota
Jessica Erickson
Proctor, Minnesota
Donell Marie Smith
Rosemount, Minnesota
Ashley Elizabeth Rosel
Saginaw, Minnesota
Tracy Asche
Natalee Smith
Savage, Minnesota
Logan Adair
Two Harbors, Minnesota
Katherine Ochtrup
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Ryan Eugene Duxbury
Wright, Minnesota
Sharon Ann Williams
 

Service to the Community Award

Cloquet, Minnesota
Jacob J. Belden
Kevin L. Blacketter
Hope Elizabeth Calogero
Tyler Harms-Synkiew
Erik Petoletti
Curtis R. Rainey
Alberto Arreola Torres
Duluth, Minnesota
Paige Marie Anderson
Misty Anne Baum
Shane Kenneth Colemer
Rhonda Cooper-Busch
Sean V. Norland
Esko, Minnesota
Justine Pelletier
Hermantown, Minnesota
Emily Johnson
 

Service to the College Award

Clear Lake, Minnesota
Kristen Ulsby
Cloquet, Minnesota
Jacob J. Belden
Kevin L. Blacketter
Hope Elizabeth Calogero
Donald Robert Lokken
Erik Petoletti
Curtis R. Rainey
Anissa Warner
Cromwell, Minnesota
Dakota Burton
Duluth, Minnesota
Paige Marie Anderson
Shane Kenneth Colemer
Misty Anne Baum
Sean V. Norland
Esko, Minnesota
Justine Pelletier
Hermantown, Minnesota
Emily Johnson
Hinckley, Minnesota
Julius Theodore Aubid
Willow River, Minnesota
Stephanie Keinanen
Orlando, Florida
Peter Saint Fleur
Chicago, IL
Carl D. Jones

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