2020 Fall Semester academic honors
Congratulations to the 1,126 students who have been named to the President's List and Dean's List at Minnesota State Community and Technical College for Fall Semester 2020!
To qualify for the President's List, students must earn a grade point average of 4.0 and complete six or more credits of college-level courses and 75 percent of the courses they attempted during the semester. A total of 560 students were named to the President's List.
To qualify for the Dean's List, students must earn a grade point average of 3.50 to 3.99 and complete six or more credits of college-level courses and 75 percent of the courses they attempted during the semester. A total of 566 students were named to the Dean's List.
Click on the documents below to see complete lists of students who earned academic recognition.
Students named to All-Minnesota Academic Team
Congratulations to M State students Shawna Christie, Emily Fraki and Madelin Swanz, who have been named to the 2019-20 All-Minnesota Academic Team in recognition of their leadership, campus involvement and community service.
All three are students on M State’s Detroit Lakes campus. They are among the 48 two-year college students in the state who were chosen for the academic award program, which is sponsored annually by USA Today, the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges.
Shawna Christie has balanced full-time employment and family commitments while pursuing her degree in Business: Management, Marketing and Sales on the Detroit Lakes campus. She is president of the campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and Minn-Kota regional vice president of fellowship, and she served on the President’s Community Advisory Committee, the Women’s Expo and the business board as a student leader. She was also recognized as the Outstanding Student Leader on her campus. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, going to waterparks and watching movies with her family.
Emily Fraki graduates in May 2020 with a degree in Business: Management, Marketing and Sales and is interested in pursuing a career in the areas of marketing, advertising and social media management. She has served as the vice president of the Detroit Lakes campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and participated in service projects including suicide awareness, winter drives for the homeless and placement of “pieces of hope” in surrounding communities. She’ll continue her work with PTK after graduation, serving as a PTK Alumni and working on several bullying prevention projects. While attending M State, she volunteered on the business board, was recognized as the business program’s Outstanding Student in 2019 and received the Coca-Cola Leader of Promise scholarship. A 2015 graduate of Perham High School, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, traveling to unfamiliar places, completing puzzles and creating.
After she graduates in May 2020 with her degree in Business: Management, Marketing and Sales, Madelin Swanz plans to continue her studies in Digital Marketing on M State’s Moorhead campus. During her time on the Detroit Lakes campus, she was named to the President’s List or Dean’s List each semester, and she was elected recorder for the campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. She’s a regular volunteer at Ruby’s Pantry and was active in 4-H for six years. Her hobbies include reading, writing and snowboarding. She is a graduate of New York Mills High School.