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11:40 AM, May 3, 2013  |  Comments
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Haferman earns Honor Award

Ashley (Nieman) Haferman, a resident of Wisconsin Rapids and a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University, has been identified as a recipient for a Cardinal Stritch University Honor Award based on her academic success at CSU.

Honors Day for Cardinal Stritch was April 24, and it is a formal ceremony that recognizes the college's graduating scholars and student leaders in both the traditional and CBM undergraduate programs. Students in each academic major who are graduating with the highest GPA in their major courses are recognized for their excellence in the classroom, and Student Service Award winners are recognized for their service and leadership to the university.

Haferman graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in business management with an emphasis in sales and marketing. On Honors Day, she received the Departmental Honor as the 2012-13 graduate in the College of Business and Management with the highest GPA in Business Management Program for Region 2.

Hansen named to dean's list

Lynsey Hansen, an athletic training major, was named to the dean's list at Carroll University for the fall 2012 semester. A 2009 graduate of Nekoosa High School, Hansen is the daughter of Kevin Hansen of Nekoosa and Karen Hansen of Wisconsin Rapids.

To be named to the dean's list, students must have a GPA of at least 3.5 for the semester.

Ademi named to dean's list

Bejtush Ademi of Prishtini, Kosovo, a fourth-year student in Rochester Institute of Technology's Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, made the dean's list for the winter 2013 quarter. He was a 2009 graduate of Nekoosa High School. While a student there, he lived with Jim and Marilyn Walsh of Wisconsin Rapids.

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Boettcher initiated into honor society

Peter Boettcher of Wisconsin Rapids recently was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Boettcher is pursuing a degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Boettcher is among about 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees also may qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Hess accepts local teaching position

Kyle Hess has accepted a fourth-grade teaching position with Immanuel Lutheran School of Wisconsin Rapids. A 2008 graduate of Community Christian Academy, Hess graduated from Valley City State University in Valley City, N.D., in December 2012 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education.

Hess is the son of Rick and Vickie Hess of Wisconsin Rapids. He will work at Camp of the Cross Ministries in Garrison, N.D., this summer.

Wenzlaff earns All Star Award

Samuel Wenzlaff, a junior biomedical sciences major in the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University, received an Academic All Star Award from the National Collegiate Water Ski Association. NCSWA recognizes outstanding achievement in the classroom by recognizing students who maintain a term or cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.

Wenzlaff of Nekoosa was one of 37 students to receive this award.

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