July 26 St. Joseph people

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Three St. Joseph students have been named to the spring semester dean’s list at the College of St. Benedict. The students are Jamie Muske, Taylor Notsch and Amber Klein. To be included in the dean’s list, students must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.80.

Angelica Hight of St. Joseph earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City.

Hallela Hinton-Williams of St. Joseph has been named to the spring dean’s list at Grinnell (Iowa) College. To make the dean’s list, students must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.75.

Emily Boysen graduated this spring with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, magna cum laude, from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Michelle Fischbach has joined the Central Minnesota Builders Association as the Government Affairs director. Fischbach served as the lieutenant governor in 2018 and president of the State Senate in 2017-18 and 2011-12. She was elected to the Senate in 1996. She will be working part time at the CMBA office to maintain a working relationship with elected officials and agencies as well as with counterparts at the city, county, state and national levels on matters that affect the industry and CMBA members. 

Michelle Fischbach

The National Endowment for the Humanities has named the Rev. Columba Stewart, OSB, executive director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at St. John’s University, as the 2019 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities. Established in 1972, the lectureship is the highest honor bestowed by the federal government for contributions to the humanities. This is the first time the award has been given to a Minnesotan, a member of the clergy or a Benedictine monk. The lecture will take place Monday, Oct. 7, in Washington, D.C. The title of the lecture is “Cultural Heritage Present and Future: A Benedictine Monk’s Long View.”

Columba Stewart

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