Twelve St. Joseph students were recently named to the spring dean’s list at St. Cloud State University.
They and their major are as follows: Spencer Ackerman, finance; Aaron Bragelman, nursing; Luke Brinkman, biochemistry; Chelsea Christman, English; Matthew Donaldson, film studies; Seth Hennagir, chemistry; Brooke Johnson, marketing; Payton Kalla, finance; JaNaye Rennie, community psychology; John Robinson, undecided; Tanner Schafer, health and physical education; and Jeffrey Witthuhn, computer science.
To be eligible for the honor, students must have a grade-point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Brenny Transportation Inc. was recently named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 15. The report can also be found at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2014.
Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from more than 58,600 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.
The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 100 Workplaces are based on survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.
Brenny Transportation Inc. was ranked 25th on the small company list.
Michael Klingensmith, Star Tribune publisher, said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top 100 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”
Brenny Transportation Inc. was founded in 1996 by Joyce and Todd Brenny. They wanted to be part of a company that treated people with integrity and respect, a company that honored champion character and empowered creativity.
You could say Joyce and Todd are trucking experts; there are many trucking firms run by managers who have never even seen the inside of a truck. Joyce and Todd both started their careers in transportation behind the wheel of a truck and between the two of them they have performed most duties involved in the transportation industry. This expanded knowledge of transportation has helped Brenny secure a stable place in the trucking industry.
To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. More than 2,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.
Sixteen St. Joseph students recently gradated from St. Cloud Technical and Community College.
They and the degrees they earned are as follows: Adam Anderson, associate’s degree in accounting; Samantha Bard, associate’s degree in accounting, academic honors; Matthew Bedel, associate’s degrees in liberal arts and sciences and in business management, academic honors; Megan Beeler, associate’s degree in liberal arts and sciences; Jackie Braun, diploma in office technology assistant; Nicole Bunnell, associate’s degree in liberal arts and sciences, academic honors; Katelyn Butkowski, associate’s degree in accounting, academic honors; Heather Czeck, associate’s degree in liberal arts and sciences; Justin Feld, diploma in electrical construction technology, academic honors; Vanessa Hansen, associate’s degree in cardiovascular technology, academic honors; Dawn Herbst, associate’s degree in nursing, academic honors; Hannah Hinnenkamp, associate’s degree in child and adult care and education; Christopher Hughes, associate’s degree in business management; Peggy Murphy, associate’s degree in liberal arts and sciences; Emma Plantenberg, associate’s degree in dental assistant, academic honors; and Dean Scherer, diploma in machine tool technology, academic honors.