Alexis Mollner, a graduate of Sartell High School, recently graduated from St. Cloud State University. She received a bachelor’s degree in accounting, graduating with honors. Mollner has accepted a position with CliftonLarsinAllen. Her parents are Karrie and Kent Mollner and and her sister is Madison, all of Sartell.
Two Sartell students recently graduated with master’s degrees from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
They are the following: Kathryn Haglin, communication disorders, and Krista Heim, reading.
Local student studying in South Africa
Michaela Connolly, daughter of Lori and Michael Connolly of Sartell, is studying in South Africa during the final month of fall semester 2017 through the Center for Global Education at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph and St. John’s University in Collegeville. Connolly is a senior nursing student at CSB.
Nursing students at CSB and SJU have the option to complete their studies either locally or internationally for the last month of the fall semester of their senior years. International programs include South Africa, Belize and the Dominican Republic, while the local programs work outside St. Joseph with area residents. Working with other cultures gives nursing students the opportunity to experience diversity around the world. This cultural-immersion experience helps individuals gain knowledge and unique connections that assist them in finding future career paths. By stepping outside of their comfort zone, students encounter alternative ideas that help them develop new skills.
CSB and SJU are ranked in two different categories in Open Doors 2017, the annual report on international education published by the Institute of International Education (IIE) Nov. 13. CSB and SJU are ranked No. 4 among baccalaureate schools, with 553 students who studied abroad during the 2015-16 school year (the latest year measured by IIE). CSB and SJU have been ranked among the top six schools nationally in this category for the past 13 years. CSB and SJU are also ranked No. 2 nationally among baccalaureate institutions, with 355 students studying abroad in mid-length (semester-long) study abroad programs during 2015-16.
Before graduating, 64 percent of all CSB and SJU students will participate in a study abroad program. Annually, CSB and SJU offer students 19 semester-long programs, 15 of which are faculty-led. CSB and SJU also conduct more than 15 short-term programs.
Traut Cos. featured by Probing Times
Probing Times featured Jen Foged (left) and Tammy Wahl of Traut Cos. as part of the Geoprobe® ‘100’ Club. Ten companies across the nation were added to the exclusive Geoprobe® machine owners who push 100 feet or beyond.
Foged and Wahl reached a depth of 103 feet on Dec. 23, 2016 at a field site in Becker, Minn. The static water level was at 18-19 feet. Using a Geoprobe® Model 7800, they used Macro Core 5 (MC5) center rod continuous soil sampling system to collect large volumes of soil cores to 50 feet, then sampled every 5 feet to 100 feet, hitting cobble of high density at 105 feet.
Probing Times features a wide sampling of all types of environmental, geotechnical and mining exploration projects completed all over the world using Geoprobe® equipment and products. Geoprobe Systems® is a team of skilled designers and craftsmen producing the best possible subsurface probing and drilling equipment and tools in the world.
Traut Cos. offers municipal and commercial well drilling services and products, irrigation for farm and lawn, residential products and services, and features a full-service state-certified water-testing laboratory. Learn more at www.trautcompanies.com.
Sartell students to perform in the Minnesota State Honor Choirs
Seven Sartell students were selected to perform in the Minnesota State Honor Choirs.
They are the following: from Sartell Middle School, Matthew Dietz, 13, son of Trina and Eric Dietz, Clayton Fuller, 14, son of Peggy and Bruce Fuller, Spencer Lathe, 13 and Katherine Lathe, 12, son and daughter of Holly and Garrett Lathe, Charlie Magnuson, 13, son of Kimberly and Chris Magnuson, and Nathan Rysavy, 12, son of Kara and Tim Rysavy; and from St. John’s Prep: Tyler Mahowald, 14, son of Marisa and Bob Mahowald.
Sponsored annually by the American Choral Directors’ Association, thousands of students from across the state audition for the prestigious choirs, sorted by age. The selected singers have the opportunity to work with outstanding guest conductors from across the country, and meet with and perform with other young musicians from across the state.
The Grade 7/8 TTB (Boys’) and SSA (Girls’) Honor Choirs performed at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church on Nov. 18 in front of a crowd of more than a thousand people. This year, the guest conductors were Steve Hoemberg (Minnesota, a graduate of St. John’s University) and Dr. Andrea Ramsey (Missouri).
The students were submitted by Kara Rysavy, choir director at Sartell Middle School, and André Heywood, artistic director of the St. John’s Boys’ Choir.
Four Sartell students have been selected for the Minnesota Grade 9/10 Honor Choirs which will take place on Feb. 22.