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CBE students recognized for exceptional leadership

Twelve College of Business and Economics (CBE) students at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls were recognized with the Dean's Award for Excellence at the annual CBE awards program April 30. The awards recognize and celebrate the achievements of both undergraduate and graduate students for exceptional leadership and dedication to the college.

Students receiving awards were:

Reid Wilson, of St. Paul, received the award by exemplifying the university's aspirations in Pathway to Distinction by participating in the campus Innovation Challenge, serving as president of the Sales Club, participating in two study abroad opportunities and by displaying leadership and initiative while making the most of every opportunity during his time at UW-River Falls.

Zachary Herridge, of St. Paul, Robert Vander Aarde, of Northfield, Minn., Kyle Badger, of Afton, Minn., Brady Lange, of Lewiston, Minn., Kaleb Klepel, of Mantorville, Minn., and Soren Netka, of St. Paul, received the award by their attendance at the 2018 Midwest Instructions and Computer Symposium through preparation, training and persistence. Each student demonstrated enthusiasm for competition in computer programming.

Erica Mainu, of Tomah, received the award by demonstrating exemplary leadership as the president of the UWRF chapter for Human Resource Management, attending leadership and budget sessions, organizing events and recruiting for increased membership in this organization.

Ceirra Schuette, of River Falls, received the award by demonstrating excellent academic performance and being an active member of the recently completed Computer Science Search and Screen process.

Matthew Divertie, of Stillwater, Minn., received the award by demonstrating exceptional work ethic while acquiring advanced skills on a research project that led to the development of a prototype demonstrated at the Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity 2017 Fall Gala.

James VandenBergh, of St. Paul, received the award for demonstrating motivation, professionalism and dedication to the projects he is involved in. He is a highly involved and engaged student who has served in a variety of leadership roles.

Anmarie Masterlark, of River Falls, received the award by demonstrating persistence in completing her degree while maintaining a positive attitude.

The UWRF College of Business and Economics is an AACSB-accredited business school committed to providing high-quality undergraduate programs, offering excellent graduate programs in business administration and computer science, and delivering business outreach services to the greater St. Croix Valley region.

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