Christopher Johnson of Sartell was recently named to the dean’s list at Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples. Students must earn a grade-point average of 3.25 to 3.74 to receive the honor.
Callie Frank, a junior theatre arts and hospitality management double major from Sartell, plays the other woman/stranger in the Feb. 19-22 production of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” an inventive dark comedy by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl, at Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. each evening with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee Feb. 23. Variety called “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” “a fresh and humorous look at the times we live in.” One day in a café, Jean’s life is changed forever when she discovers, at the next table, the owner of an incessantly ringing cell phone is dead. Taking the phone, Jean begins a journey through the man’s life and her own, exploring the lines between reality and memory, honesty and fiction, connection and disconnection. For more information, visit www.SMSUtickets.com or call 507-537-7103.
Abigail Frericks of Sartell recently graduated from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences.
Dr. Nicholas Colatrella was recently elected president-elect of the board of trustees by the Minnesota Optometric Association. Dr. Colatrella co-owns PineCone Vision Center, Sartell, Minnesota, where he is medical director. Colatrella was most recently vice president of the MOA Board of Trustees, and has twice been named Young Optometrist of the Year. He has been active both in community and MOA outreach efforts, and has led the MOA Professional Education Committee. In 2013, he was inducted as president of the Illinois College of Optometry Alumni Council, the governing body of the Alumni Association. Colatrella, OD, FAAO, Dipl (ABO, ABCMO), is an honors graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, and completed a hospital residency in ocular disease. He is a nationally recognized lecturer and is a published author on the topics of LASIK surgery, cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye and corneal diseases. He and his wife, Dr. Stacy Hinkemeyer, live in Sartell with their two children.
Ryan DeRoeck of Sartell will be student teaching math at Discovery Middle School, Alexandria, Minn., under the supervision of Tyson Swaggert. Student teaching is an academic career high point for University of Minnesota, Morris education students. A powerful and memorable experience, student teaching allows students to apply knowledge, skills, talents, and techniques developed and nurtured by interaction with experienced Morris faculty and through rigorous, comprehensive, and collaborative programs accredited by Minnesota’s Board of Teaching and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.