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These area students have been noted for a recent educational accomplishment.

UW-River Falls

Johnathan Emahiser

UW-River Falls student Johnathan Emahiser was recently awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study internationally.

The scholarship program is funded by Congress and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Open to U.S. undergraduate citizens, students receive up to $5,000 pursue academic studies abroad.

Emahiser, a senior biology major from River Falls, used the scholarship to travel to Taiwan with Assistant Professor of Biology Cheng-Chen Huang during UW-RF's winter break. There, Emahiser had the opportunity to learn about heart failure research using zebra fish.

Metropolitan State University

Renee Indehar, Adam Martini

TWIN CITIES -- Included among the graduates receiving degrees last December from Metropolitan State University are River Falls residents Renee Indehar and Adam Martini.

Indehar received an individualized Bachelor of Arts degree; Martini received a Bachelor of Arts in history.


Ashley Branigan, Daniel Dodge, Jacob Johnson, Lacey Johnson, Kali Kramolis, Elizabeth Lindquist, Lea Miller, Zachary Pavlichek, Katelyn Schommer, Alexandra Sollom, Brock Steger, Amanda Zenk

LA CROSSE -- These River Falls and Roberts residents have been named to the dean's list at UW-La Crosse for the 2010-11 academic year fall semester, ending December 2010.

Ashley Branigan and Elizabeth Lindquist, both childhood through early adolescence education majors; Daniel Dodge, a public administration major; Jacob Johnson and Kali Kramolis, both biology majors with biomedical science concentrations; Lacey Johnson, a political science major; Lea Miller, a marketing major; Zachary Pavlichek, a biology major; Katelyn Schommer, a nuclear medicine technology major; Alexandra Sollom, a mathematics major with an actuarial science concentration; Brock Steger, an exercise and sport science major with an emphasis on sport management; and Amanda Zenk, who has an undeclared major.

Qualification for the dean's list is limited to students who have attained outstanding academic achievement. To be eligible, students must have earned not less than a 3.5 semester grade point average and have carried a minimum of 12 semester credits.


The UW-River Falls fall semester dean's list honors these Beldenville and Roberts area residents. Included are their areas of study.

To be named to the list, a full-time undergraduate student must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0, or midway between an "A" and "B" average.

From Beldenville: Brittani Ebler, accounting; and Jaimie Place, social work

From Roberts: Isaac Alzen, accounting; Hannah Bol, pre-major; Kayla Dimler, elementary education; Heather Gifford, communication studies; Richard Grinstead, social work; and Cory Mulhollam, elementary education.

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Lucie Biros, Jayne Esch, Caitlin O'Connor, Melanie Schoenick

TWIN CITIES -- Lucie Biros, Jayne Esch, Caitlin O'Connor and Melanie Schoenick of River Falls have made the dean's list for the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus during the 2010 fall semester.

Students on the list all achieved a grade point average of 3.66 or higher while taking 12 or more credits.


Margaret Brion, Lauren Davison, Jason Dalton, Alyssa Duffy, Katie Herum, Sarah Hoffman, Lisa Kucinski, Jonathon Jurisch, Shannon Leverty, Katie Ness, Kaitlyn Patrick, Daniel Rohl, Luke Sipple, Joshua Smith, Robert Taylor, Lindsay Van De Water, Jill Veith

MENOMONIE -- The above named students from River Falls and Roberts received the chancellor's award for the fall 2010 semester.

The award is presented to students who have a grade point average of 3.5 or above.