Achievers

2014-07-14T00:00:00Z Achievers The Billings Gazette
July 14, 2014 12:00 am

In the schools

Students at Montana State University Billings from nearby towns other than Billings who earned 12 or more credits and a GPA of 3.50 or better have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester. Those with an * after their name earned a 4.0 GPA. The students are:

Brenda Doerschel* of Absarokee; Julie Huggins and Amanda Townsend, both of Acton; Paulina Aplin, Amanda Felton, Michelle Freeman and Douglas Oltrogge, all of Ballantine; Alexandra Moore of Belfry; Kelsey Bymaster and Angela Reinhardt, both of Broadview; Jamie Blotske, Tiffini Frank, Kathleen Hanson*, Stevie Howell, Bridger Kellogg, Lindsay Kellogg*, Tonya Kissler, Emily Little, Rebecca Morgan, Aundrea Westin and Sarah Witt, all of Columbus; Trent Bauwens*, Sunny Guenthner, Jennifer Reed*, Michael Stricker* and Heather Torbert, all of Fromberg; Stephanie Carleton, Bailey Nedens, Kyle Schaff and Landa Uffelman, all of Hardin; Jasmine Dierenfield, Samantha Finch, Chris Henrichs, Aubree Honcoop and Matthew Wilson*, all of Huntley; Kaitlyn Culp, Morgan McQuillan, Carly Plourde, Seth Robertus, Robert Wallace and Christian Watts, all of Joliet; Ariel Berglee, Lyndsey Blohm, Emily Boileau, Katrina Brandenburg, Mackenzie Carpenter, Rachel Dahl*, Katie Day, Lisa Demarais*, Karissa DeRudder, Jasmine Drange, Courtnie Fisher*, Audrey Flanagan, Rebecca Haffey, Collyn Hons, Charleen Howie, Renae Hunt*, Paige Ingram, Josiah Laszloffy, Cory Letendre, Mikayla Maida*, Richard McFate, Jordyn Miller, Angela Mogan, Daniel Nauman, Jordan Odonnell, Rhea Riedlinger, Luke Scheeler, Kyla Schreiner and Colt Speidel, all of Laurel; Tabetha Rindahl of Lavina; Carmen Allen of Molt; Jessica Ecret of Nye; Norris Cole, Jodi Kinn*, Alighta Lloyd, Lisha Lutke* and Miranda McNeil*, all of Park City; Adora Fischer Henderson* of Pompeys Pillar; Kimberley Gelfarth and Devona Lambert, both of Pryor; Josiah Engebretson, Richard Feeley, Taylor Kovach, Ian Letsinger, Quinn Letsinger, Gabriella Russell and Tracy Thormahlen*, all of Red Lodge; Trevor Krook of Roberts; Sara Allen, Kelsey Krumm*, Jenna LaPierre*, Richard Page, Christine Perrella*, Cali Ruth and Andi Soennichsen, all of Roundup; Brandon Hammond, Ryan Heidema, Ashley Klaassen, Kelsey Lilleberg, Josiah Loven, Kristin Middleton, Sean Owens*, Megan Schaff*, Benjamin Shipp*, Lakota Stahl, Glenda Stahl*, Curtis Steiger, Nathan Steiger and Jessica Wagner, all of Shepherd; James Burrow* of Silesia; Bridgette Heil*, Andria Ketcham* and Keith Wectawski, all of Worden.

Kaleen Marie Dean of Park City has been named to the dean’s list at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas.

Guinevere Ayes of Billings has earned a spot on the dean’s list at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

Local students on the spring dean’s list at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., are Gregory Aders, Jeffrey Aders, Maria Day, Timothy Kuehn, Guy Madison, Rebecca Nash, Mary Pankratz, Rachel Pankratz, Samantha Rozett and Kevin Sullivan, all of Billings; Kaitlyn Wurnig of Huntley; Eric Delaney, Timothy Simonich and Kelcy Traeger, all of Laurel.

Local students were listed on the spring semester president’s list at Dawson Community College in Glendive with a GPA of 3.75 or better. They are Vanessa Newman and Brenden Stevenson, both of Billings, and Keturah Lund of Huntley. On the honor’s list at Dawson Community College with a GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 are Matthew Owens, Ryan Donovan and Jacob Kinghorn, all of Billings.

(4 PHOTOS)The Billings Golden K Kiwanis have provided $2,000 in scholarships to West High School students. The Gary Reynolds’ Scholarships were awarded to Brennan Hawsey and Michael Wheeler. Hawsey plans to attend Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Wheeler will begin his pre-med program at the University of Montana. West High Key Club Scholarships were awarded to Sarah Scheie and Jessica Dutton. Scheie will attend Montana State University. Dutton plans to attend the University of Wyoming, majoring in architectural engineering.

Mary Jones of Billings received a $2,000 Mike and Mary McDonough Montana Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Jones is a 2013 Billings Senior High graduate and a freshman at UM.

Gerrit Bruhaug of Billings has earned a place on the spring semester dean’s list for the College of Science and Engineering at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.

E. Colleen Powers of Billings has received a $4,000 Fox Foundation Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Powers is a Billings West High graduate.

Angela Eischens of Billings earned a spot on the dean’s list from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minn., for the spring semester.

Brianna Burgess of Billings received a $2,000 Van Bramer Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Burgess is a 2012 Shepherd High graduate.

Cody Fisher of Billings received a diploma in residential heating, air conditioning and refrigeration from the St. Cloud Technical & Community College in St. Cloud, Minn., where he earned academic honors.

Garret Heath Meier of Billings was on the dean’s list for the spring semester at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Kacee Rall of Worden earned a spot on the dean’s list for the spring semester at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

Joshua Wiens of Billings is on the spring semester dean’s list at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore.

Collin Anthony Murray of Billings received a $1,800 Taylor Jane McMurtrey Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Murray is a 2012 Billings Central Catholic High graduate.

Sean Brogan of Billings recently received a $1,750 Bonhomme Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Brogan is a 2010 Billings Senior High graduate.

Allie Schwarzing, age 8, of Billings, is a winner in the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program. She has won a $50 gift card and will be eligible for a chance to receive a $1,000 regional scholarship for higher education.

Erin Elizabeth Jurovich of Billings has graduated from Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore., with a bachelor of science degree in accounting.

Local students are on the honor roll for the spring term with a GPA of 3.5 or better at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. They include Lysbeth A. Ackerman, David A. Holman and Ashley N. MacDonald, all of Billings, and Elizabeth G. Byron of Hardin.

Local students have earned a spot on the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Montana in Missoula. Students with ** after their names have achieved a 4.0 grade point average. Those students with * after their names have a GPA of greater than 3.5 but less than 4.0.

Billings: Ashlynn Andersen*, Isabel Archilla**, Nikole Bakko*, Lynsee Bazant*, Hallie Bishop*, Danielle Blackford*, Hannah Bondurant*, Kimberly Bray*, Kurt Brekke*, Sean Brogan*, Molly Buchanan*, Brianna Burgess**, Ryan Burke*, Olivia Calabrese*, Jessica Camp*, Samuel Carl**, Emily Carroll*, Ryan Carson*, Cal Chase*, Matthew Colby**, Harrison Cooper*, Selina Cox*, Becca DeMeyer*, Jacob Dillon*, Kellie Donahue*, Madison Drake*, Alex Emick*, Andrea Emmett*, Jake Ferguson**, Cayden Ferrin*, Kendra Foster*, Adrianna Frank**, Joshua Friend*, Damian Gaglia*, Jessica Goldade**, Zach Gratton*, Phillip Griffin*, Riley Grubbs**, Brady Gustafson*, Killian Hanley**, Brittany Hanser*, Ryan Hawk*, Kerry Heard*, Spencer Heyneman*, Charles Hintt*, Samantha Hodgson*, Ceri Hofferber**, Jake Iverson*, Meghan Keeley*, Lara Kenyon**, Marin Keyes**, Jayson Kirk*, Kassie Klemann*, John Knispel*, Zachary Krell*, Erin Kusek*, Skye LaVeau*, Christopher Larson*, Kelly Loftus*, Bradley Lozoski*, Mackenzie Martin**, Leslie Mathiason*, Hilary Mayer*, Emily McCulloch*, Destry McKenzie*, Jordan McNea*, Christa Moore*, Daine Muller*, Erin Nordquist*, Bryanna Ogger*, James Opie*, David Origer*, Kelsey Palmer*, Andrew Pasek*, Katherine Pauli*, Abigale Paulson*, Erin Powers*, Madison Quammen*, Kimberly Randall**, Elizabeth Redinger**, Lauren Reineking*, Berry Roberts*, Jan Roddy*, Vaughn Rohrdanz*, Kierney Ross*, Jennifer Row**, Katherine Ryan**, Erin Schneider**, Madison Schwarzkoph*, Nicole Scoles*, Stephen Seder*, Christopher Selph**, Brigid Shearer*, Conor Sheehy*, Lauren Steinmetz**, Megan Stevenson**, Jonina Sveinson*, Phillip Thomas*, Eric Toennis*, Nicholas Toepfer*, Michael Turner*, Taumata Tusi*, McKenzie Watterson*, Emily Weaver**, Phoebe Webb*, Matthew Weber*, Alecia Weis*, Donelle Weston*, Lauren Williams*, Darcie Winkler*, Savannah Witt*, Susanna Wolf*, Kaitlin Wolfe*, Alanna Wulf**, Payton Wulff** and Jazmine Zerbe*.

Bridger: Dillon Deffinbaugh*, Lisa Dell* and Jasmine Sherman*.

Columbus: Mikaela Koski*, Chloe Russell**, Kelsey Stewart**, Alyssa Terry* and Timothy Yeager*.

Huntley: Brandon Gonzalez**, Tyler Matthews* and Teale Steffes**.

Joliet: Jacob Salo* and Brittany Stevenson*.

Laurel: Bobbi Brooks*, Jesse Engen*, Kayla Gonzales**, Stephen Hatton*, Nikki Kupfner*, Morgan Luce*, Quinn McGrath*, Sean Underwood*, Misael Vasquez* and Stephen Whiteley**.

Red Lodge: Katie Atherly**, Zoe Contreras Beary*, Eric Fredericksen*, Eli Nordstrom*, Connor Schultze* and Clancy Theade*.

Roundup: Hannah Appell**, Remington Leclair* and Tessa Zolnikov**.

Shepherd: Carson MacIntyre*, Autumn McSweyn**, Chantanelle Nava* and Ellen Whittle*.

Silesia: Charli White*.

Worden: Noelle Reiter** and Carly Texley*.

Helen Pegram of Billings has been awarded a juris doctor degree in law from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.

Billings students on the president’s list at Dickinson State University in Dickson, N.D., with an average of 3.9 or higher are Dustin Sandbak and Marissa Stanton.

Billings area have received a degree or certificate from Sheridan College in Sheridan, Wyo. They are John Fisher, certificate of welding; Jade Uhrich, associate of applied science, dental hygiene, with honors, and associate of science, general studies, with honors; Brian Ankrum, associate of applied science, diesel technology, certificate of diesel technology and associate of applied science, welding; Samuel Cape, associate of applied science, welding, with high honors; Lauren Hoffman, associate of applied science, dental hygiene, with honors; Staci Rang, associate of applied science, dental hygiene, with honors, and Skyler Ausen, associate of applied science, diesel technology and a certificate of diesel technology.

Courtland Hopkins of Billings has graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., with a BA in History-United States Option.

Local students have graduated from the University of Montana in Missoula. A* after the student’s name indicates the student is expected to complete degree requirements and graduate with honors by achieving a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher. A** after the student’s name indicates the student is expected to complete degree requirements and graduate with high honors by achieving a 3.7 GPA or higher. The students are from

Billings: Jessica Ament-BFA Media Arts*, Isabel Archilla-BA Commun Sci & Disorders**, Matthew Austin-BA Environmental Studies, Jonathan Barnea-BA Music*, Hallie Bishop-BA History*, Kayla Blackman-MA History, Kayla Blackman-CERPS History, Carly Borth-MPH Public Health, Kurt Brekke-BSBAD Accounting*, Kasey Byers-BAJ Journalism, Jessica Camp-BA Commun Sci & Disorders**, Alex Canton-AA Sociology, Matthew Cassel-BA Russian, Miranda Clairmonte-CERPS Anthropology, Alicia Connolly-BFA Theatre, Harrison Cooper-BA Biology**, Jesse DiTommaso-BA Anthropology, Jacob Dillon-BA Political Science*, Shelby Dolezal-BA Political Science, Kellie Donahue-BA Mathematics*, Kellie Donahue-BA Mathematics, Andrea Duke-MBA Business Administration, Kevin Floyd-CERT Food Service Management*, Kevin Floyd-AAS Food Service Management*, Adrianna Frank-AAS Surgical Technology, Christopher Gilstrap-PHARMD Pharmacy*, Jessica Goldade-BFA Theatre**, Lynsey Hagan-AA Philosophy, John Harkins-MS Law, Kerry Heard-CERPS Accounting, Kerry Heard-BSBAD Accounting**, Lucas Hert-BA Psychology, Ceri Hofferber-BME Music*, Justin Hoskins-JD Law, Jens Jacobsen-BA Music*, Jens Jacobsen-BM Music, Amanda Jansen-PHARMD Pharmacy**, Marin Keyes-BA Sociology**, Cameron Kirby-BSBAD Management, John Knispel-BM Music*, Alexa Larson-BFA Theatre*, Kelly Loftus-BA Liberal Studies*, Ali Lubbers-DPT Physical Therapy, Kelsey Maher-BA Political Science, Kyrstyn Manfull-BA Psychology, Hilary Mayer-BM Music, Emily McCulloch-BA Environmental Studies, Jacob McHugh-BA Journalism, Jacob McHugh-BAJ Journalism, Chase Monson-BSBAD Management, Christa Moore-BA Psychology*, Kyle Morlan-AAS Food Service Management, Kyle Morlan-CERT Food Service Management, Kelsey Palmer-PHARMD Pharmacy*, Jessica Perius-MBA Business Administration-Exter, Alivia Ready-PHARMD Pharmacy*, Elizabeth Redinger-BA Social Work**, Craig Reinhardt-AAS Medical Information Technology**, Zachary Reiter-MA Sociology, Berry Roberts-BSBAD Management, Lauren Robinson-BAJ Journalism*, Stuart Ross-BA Theatre, Devin Schmidt-MBA Business Administration-Exter, Michael Schmidt-MBA Business Administration-Exter, Stephen Seder-BA Theatre*, Stephen Seder-BFA Theatre*, Jaymie Strever-BA Anthropology**, Jonina Sveinson-BAJ Journalism, Eric Toennis-BA English, Nicholas Toepfer-BSBAD Accounting**, Timothy Urbaniak-PHD Anthropology, Larissa Walker-BSM Microbiology, Curtis Wallette-MBA Business Administration-Exter, Emily Weaver-BA Mathematics**, Donelle Weston-BAJ Journalism, Alex White-BSHHP Health & Human Performance*, Darcie Winkler-CERPS Management, Darcie Winkler-BSBAD Management, Darcie Winkler-BSBAD Management, Kaitlin Wolfe-AAS Surgical Technology and Jacob Yerger-JD Law.

Bridger: Heidi Mudd-BA Theatre**.

Columbus: Taylor Gauthier-BSBAD Marketing, Alyssa Terry-BA English, Alyssa Terry-BA English, and Wendy Wanner-MA School Psychology.

Hardin: Selene Christman-JD Law, and Hayden Hooker-BA Philosophy*.

Huntley: Spencer Bellew-PHARMD Pharmacy*, and Brandon Gonzalez-AAS Diesel Technology*.

Joliet: Jacob Salo-BA English.

Laurel: Dustin Askim-BAJ Journalism, Chelsea Charles-AAS Practical Nursing, Kari Coleman-AAS Surgical Technology, Jesse Engen-BA Commun Sci & Disorders, Jenna Griffin-MS Speech Language Pathology, Sean McGrath-BA Political Science-History, and Stephen Whiteley-AAS Electronics Technology.

Lavina: Ramilia Ibragimova-BSBAD Accounting.

Red Lodge: Eric Lynn-MA English.

Roundup: Remington Leclair-CERT Recreational Power Equipment*.

Alex Christian Klatt of Billings was named to the spring 2014 semester dean’s list at the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tenn.

(4 PHOTOS)Triangle Communications (Triangle) awarded 32 $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and three scholarships to continuing undergraduates undergraduate students attending an accredited university, college or trade school and whose family receives local telephone service from Triangle. Local students include Geoffery Heiken, Kourtney Schott and Morgan Beckett, all of Broadview, and Kaari Hultgren of Molt. Winning applicants were selected based on complete online applications, academic performance, leadership, achievements, employment, volunteerism and a personal statement. For more information on Triangle’s Youth Support Programs, visit itsTriangle.com.

Kelly Bjordahl and Natasha Halstvedt, both of Billings, are on the spring semester dean’s list at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore.

Angela Eischens of Billings has graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minn.

Local students at Montana Tech in Butte are on the honor roll, dean’s list and chancellor’s honor roll for the spring semester. Those earning a 4.0 GPA are on the chancellor’s honor roll. Those with a 3.5 to 3.90 GPA are on the dean’s list. Those with a minimum of a 3.25 GPA are on the honor roll.

On the chancellor’s honor roll are Jamie L. Fontaine, Daniel S. Lauver and Tyson J. Shriver, all of Billings; Lane T. Baumann of Hardin; Harlie J. Stephenson of Joliet, and Martha C. Dembek of Roundup.

On the dean’s list are Shantel N. Besel, Aaron M. Dowell, Courtney M. Greyn, Ryan M. Guelff, Jeffrey M. Hall, Tyann L. Kuehn, Sigrid H. McLean, Cole H. Moller, Brian W. Schwarzkoph, Michael E. Schweigert, Zachary M. Shovar and Christopher R. Thrower, all of Billings; Robert D. Corson of Columbus; Michelle A. Hodges, Joshua J. Hyde and Brian S. Stenerson, all of Hardin; Eric T. Riveland of Park City, and Christopher S. Atherly and Antoinette J. Reichert, both of Red Lodge.

On the honor roll are Bryce A. Abstetar, Jacob J. Berry, Noah T. Davis, Cole D. Frank, Philip D. Goffena, Jake E. Hoffman, David Megorden and Elizabeth C. Speare, all of Billings; Tyler J. Ostrum of Columbus; Ty L. Albert and Jordan Hugs, both of Hardin; Joshua O. Lee of Joliet; Joshua J. Bekel of Laurel; Joslyn K. Riesinger of Park City; Derrick G. Downing and Lauren M. Mullaney, both of Red Lodge, and Jordan L. Waldhauser of Worden.

(1 PHOTO)Rebecca Schreier, D.O., of Billings, graduated with a degree of doctor of osteopathic medicine from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W. Va. Schreier had earned a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Montana State University Billings.

(5 PHOTOS)Five local students received GFWC Billings Junior Woman’s Club 2014 scholarships:

Kelsie Field, a student from Billings Skyview High, was awarded a $1,000 four-year degree scholarship and is planning to major in wildlife ecology at the University of Montana Western.

Hope Watts from Billings West High was awarded a $1,000 four-year degree scholarship and is planning to major in chemistry at Montana State University–Bozeman.

Michael Siebert, a student from Billings Senior High, was awarded a $1,000 four-year degree scholarship and is planning on majoring in journalism at the University of Montana.

Morgan Beckett, a student from Broadview High, was awarded a $1,000 four-year degree scholarship and plans to major in engineering at Montana State University.

Teri Steinbrink, a student at Montana State University Billings, was awarded a $1,000 non-traditional scholarship and is majoring in psychiatric rehabilitation/addiction counseling. Steinbrink is already a certified life coach, an ordained interfaith minister and spiritual counselor.

Zachary Wilson of Billings has been named to the spring dean’s list at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash.

In the service

(1 PHOTO)Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Ashton G. Kinzie graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Kinzie is the son of Christopher and Emily Ivanovitch of Laurel.

(1 PHOTO) Billings resident Conrad Mahto has joined the Montana Army National Guard and chosen to serve as a human resources specialist. A 2014 graduate of Billings West High, he will attend Army basic training and personnel school at Fort Jackson, S.C. Mahto has been assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-163rd Cavalry Regiment in Belgrade. He also plans to attend college and hopes to work in law enforcement.

(1 PHOTO)Billings resident Kaleb Ostman has joined the Montana Army National Guard and chosen to serve as an infantryman. Ostman, a 2014 graduate, will attend Army basic training and infantry school Fort Benning, Ga. He has been assigned to A Company, 1-163rd Cavalry Regiment in Billings. Ostman works for McKenzie River Pizza Company and plans to attend college in the fall.

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