Campus notes for May 29

Harmening selected as alternate to BVU student panel with Condoleezza Rice

Meghan Harmening, a sophomore corporate mathematics and finance/banking double major from Marshall, has been selected as an alternate to the student panel that will meet former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during her appearance at Buena Vista University this fall.

Rice, who was the U.S. Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009, will be the guest laureate for the 21st William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture on Oct. 12. Her activities that day will include an afternoon discussion with the panelists before an audience of BVU faculty, staff and students. That evening, she will present a formal lecture to invited guests in the fields of business, law, politics, education and religion.

According to Jamii Claiborne, associate professor of digital media and moderator for the student panel, Harmening was selected as an alternate after a highly competitive process from a field of nearly 40 applicants.

In applying to be a panelist, students were asked to formulate questions they would like to ask Rice and the reasons for their interest in being on the panel.

Area student receives NDSU scholarship

Joel Kern, son of Dennis and Sherry Kern of Porter, received the North Dakota State University Presidential Honor Scholarship, which totals $10,000 over four years. The scholarship recognizes high academic achievement and requires the student to score a 29 or above on the ACT.

Kern plans to enter NDSU in the fall and plans to major in agricultural and biosystems engineering.

In high school, he was active in National Honor Society, Future Farmers of America, student council, band and Knowledge Bowl.

Henkelman awarded scholarship at SDSU

Heidi Henkelman of Marshall was awarded the Ralph E. and Alice M. (Zantow) Kane Scholarship in Family and Consumer Sciences for the 2013-2014 academic year at South Dakota State University.

Henkelman is a senior majoring in consumer affairs at SDSU, the daughter of Mark and Melanie Henkelman and is a 2010 graduate of the Marshall High School.

Local students graduate from UW-Stout

Local students graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout at the May commencement ceremony.

Laura Pechtel of Marshall received a bachelor’s of science degree in retail merchandising and management.

Erin Sullivan of Marshall received a bachelor’s of science degree in human development and family studies.

Full awarded scholarships at SDSU

Amy Full of Marshall was awarded the Herbert H. Hodgeson Scholarship in Biology/Microbiology and the Biolab Scholarship in Support of the Jackrabbit Guarantee for the 2013-2014 academic year at South Dakota State University.

Full is a junior majoring in biology at SDSU, where she is active in the Brookings Mentor Program, Pre-Professional Club, Biology/Microbiology (lab intern) and Honors College.

She is the daughter of John and Michelle Full and is a 2011 graduate of the Marshall High School.