Tyler Broadwell, Sartell, was recently named to the fall dean’s list at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. Students must earn a minimum 3.5 grade-point average to qualify for the honor.
Jonathan Vollbrecht, son of Katherine Vollbrecht, Sartell, recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman Vollbrecht completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate’s degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Vollbrecht is also the grandson of Teresa and Lawrence Vollbrecht of Willow River, Minn., and nephew of Camron Vollbrecht of Duluth, Minn.
He is a 2014 graduate of Sartell High School.
Sartell Pediatrics welcomes behavioral health provider
Sartell Pediatrics recently announced the association of Dr. Kimberly Christensen, Psy.D, licensed psychologist to the practice. A native to the St. Cloud area, Christensen has been working with children and adolescents for more than 10 years in multiple clinic settings including residential, day treatment, in-home and outpatient facilities, as well as hospitals and schools. Christensen will provide a multitude of services at the clinic including individual therapy, psychological testing and neuropsychological screenings, and brings with her specific focuses in abuse, behavior challenges, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, and learning disabilities.
Dr. David Smith, pediatrician and owner, stated, “We are thrilled to provide the community with an integrated medical and behavioral health model. Our decision to add Dr. Christensen to our team of clinicians was based upon strong evidence that early identification and treatment of children with mental-health issues helps reduce the severity and duration of illness. I feel there is a shortage of behavioral-health practitioners in Central Minnesota willing to see children as young as three-years of age, and see Dr. Christensen’s services as an important component to overall health for many children.”
Christensen was most recently practicing in Savage, Minn. at River Valley Behavioral Health and Wellness Center and says she is thrilled to be back in Sartell serving the larger St. Cloud community. She began seeing patients in January, and is continuing to accept new patients ages 3-21. New patients do not need to be patients of Sartell Pediatrics medical practice, and appointments are available by contacting their main office at 320-281-3339.
Established in 2012, Sartell Pediatrics is one of the few independent pediatric practices in the state of Minnesota, and the only independent pediatric practice in Central Minnesota.