Dakotah Dorholt, St. Joseph, was among 80 Sauk-Rapids Rice High School students, who was recently recognized and awarded a certificate for perfect attendance during the 2014-15 school year. She is a junior.
Nicholas Theisen, St. Joseph, recently earned his bachelor’s degree cum laude in history from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter. Minn.
Mallory White, St. Joseph, recently earned her bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wis. White will be moving to Portland, Ore., to begin her professional career as a manufacturing engineer with Nike Inc.
Meghan Wick, St. Joseph, was recently named to the spring dean’s list at the University of Mary, Bismarck, N.D. Student must maintain a minimum 3.5 grade-point average to qualify for this honor.
Clare Pfannenstein, St. Joseph, was recently awarded a $1,000 Minnesota Grocers Association Foundation Scholarship. Pfannenstein has worked for St. Joseph’s Meat Market, Inc. for three years. She will use the scholarship to attend the College of St. Benedict.
The Minnesota Grocers Association Foundation awarded $27,000 in scholarships to employees or children of employees from Minnesota Grocers Association member companies. The Foundation Scholarship program serves to aid students who are related to Minnesota’s food industry by supporting their educational growth.
Using funds raised from an annual golf event and silent auction, the Minnesota Grocers Association Foundation is able to award scholarships and community grants. This year, the Foundation received 405 applications from 75 companies. The twenty-seven $1,000 scholarships awarded represent the Minnesota food industry’s strong belief in the need for continued education.
Scholarships are awarded by an impartial committee of educators and based on community involvement and academic achievements.
Chuck and Lucy Rieland, St. Joseph, were recently named “Good Samaritans” by the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud. Recipients are recognized for following the example of the biblical “Good Samaritan” by helping those who are in need without an expected reward.
“I really consider Chuck and Lucy to be grandparents to all the children at Catholic Charities St. Cloud Children’s Home,” said Tim Lieser, director of Catholic Charities Residential and Day Services.
For more than 30 years, Chuck has worked at Morgan Stanley. On Sept. 11, 2001, we watched as 45 floors of Morgan Stanley offices in the World Trade Center crumbled. In the weeks that followed, Chuck vowed to do something positive. He and Lucy chose a bike ride to raise funds for Catholic Charities St. Cloud Children’s Home.
“Chuck and Lucy have raised over $650,000 in the past 10 years,” Lieser said. “With those dollars, we’ve been able to provide scholarships to over 50 students, to help support their continued stay in our mental-health treatment process, as insurance companies have denied continuing coverage.”
The 10th annual Lake Wobegon Regional Trail Ride will be held on Sept. 12, 2015. Registration materials are available at www.ccstcloud.org.