Five St. Joseph students graduated Dec. 21 from St. Cloud State University. The students and their degrees and majors are: James Ano, bachelor’s in English; Shane Ganley, bachelor’s in chemical dependency and community psychology, cum laude; Justin Nathe, bachelor’s in biochemistry; Adam Reischl, bachelor’s in mechanical engineering; and Cecilia Schmit, bachelor’s in psychology, cum laude.
Twelve St. Joseph students were named to the fall semester dean’s list at St. Cloud State University. To be eligible for the honor, students must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.75. The students are: Taesig Ahn, McKayla Beard, Anna Emerson, Crystal Giffen, Lindsay Helfenstein, Lynnsey Hoffmann, Brittany Kluver, Tyler Lahr, KayLee Lodermeier, Jaida Romsdahl, Elizabeth Solarz and Sydney Wolf.
Seven St. Joseph students have been named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must attain a minimum 3.66 grade-point average. The students are: Kate Bechtold, William Clark, Carmen Ebel, Jonathan Maleska, Mitchell Shimak, Nicole Shimak and Alex Theisen.
Central Minnesota Credit Union of Melrose and Soo Line Credit Union of Savage announced on Feb. 27 their plans to merge. The combined institution will have $1.1 billion in assets and serve 68,000 members.
Under the agreement, the two credit unions will legally become one entity and operate under the Central Minnesota Credit Union name and Minnesota state charter. CMCU has a branch in St. Joseph. The combined organization will have 21 branch locations throughout Minnesota.