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Honors Program Marks Graduates' Distinction

By Justine Benzen
UW-RF News Bureau

APRIL 29, 2005--Almost 40 graduating seniors are participants in the UW-River Falls Honors Program, which is offered for students who have outstanding record of academic achievement.

The program allows students to engage in a variety of course types and educationally related experiences, while earning academic credit, offering them a true sense of intellectual adventure.

"The program is individualized for students," said program director Nanette Jordahl. "This is a really neat program."

Students enrolled within the program are offered honors sections of many general education classes, take introductory and advanced honors seminars, participate in honors colloquia, complete an honors thesis/project, enroll in a service-learning experience and receive credits for participation in the intellectual and creative life of the UW-RF community. All of these experiences are gained while keeping within the major and minor requirements of an honors student's academic program.

Students must apply and be qualified to participate in the program. Incoming freshman must have a composite ACT score of 27 or higher and/or have graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors can enroll if their cumulative grade point average is 3.3 or higher.

Students within the program must maintain a 3.3 cumulative grade point average and complete at least two honors program credits per year.

Honor students benefit academically, have priority registration, one-on-one interactions with faculty, discussion-style teaching, small classes, record of unique academic achievement, and certificate and transcript showing involvement within the honors program.

For more information regarding the Honors program, contact Nanette Jordahl at 715/425-0699.

2005 graduates who have participated in the honors program include:
Minnesota
Laura Berg, St. Cloud, Minn., College of Education & Professional Studies
Nicole Berthiaume, Rockford, Minn., College of Arts & Sciences
Heather Egeness, Fairmont, Minn., College of Business & Economics
Carrie Enger, Anoka, Minn., College of Education & Professional Studies
Elizabeth Erickson, St. Paul, Minn., College of Education & Professional Studies
Nicole Jepson, Buffalo, Minn., College of Arts & Sciences
Erin Kolnberger, St. Paul, Minn., College of Business & Economics
Brianna Larson, Minneapolis, Minn., College of Arts & Sciences
Lisa Legenhausen, Hopkins, Minn., College of Education & Professional Studies
Lisa McGuire, St. Cloud, Minn., College of Arts & Sciences
Kirsten Neese, Stillwater, Minn., College of Business & Economics
Kelly Neher, Bloomington, Minn., College of Arts & Sciences
Tracey Nelson, St. Paul, Minn., College of Agriculture Food & Environmental Sciences
Kristen O'Connor, Mabel, Minn., College of Business & Economics
Bethany Saarela, Cottage Grove, Minn., College of Education & Professional Studies
Holly Sablak, Lakeland, Minn., College of Business & Economics
Amanda Scheel, Rice, Minn., College of Arts & Sciences
Morgan Siegrist, Cottage Grove, Minn., College of Arts & Sciences
Joshua Stensland, Blue Earth, Minn., College of Agriculture Food & Environmental Sciences
Laura Stone, Apple Valley, Minn., College of Business & Economics
Angie Swanson, Roseau, Minn., College of Education & Professional Studies
Jeffrey Swanson, Roseau, Minn., College of Education & Professional Studies
Heather White, Forest Lake, Minn., College of Business & Economics
Jeremiah Zitzow, Ogema, Minn., College of Arts & Sciences

Wisconsin
Mandy Cummings, Ogema, College of Education & Professional Studies
Lynn Depies, Cedarburg, College of Education & Professional Studies
Jennifer Elliott, Spring Valley, College of Education & Professional Studies
Susan Ficken, Wilson, College of Arts & Sciences
Michelle Gryczkowski, Somerset, College of Arts & Sciences
Kathryn Gumm, West Bend, College of Education & Professional Studies
Jennifer Hanson, New Richmond, College of Arts & Sciences
Kari Johnson, Osceola, College of Education & Professional Studies
Kimberly Kubat, Kaukauna, College of Education & Professional Studies
Molly Magestro, Green Bay, College of Education & Professional Studies
Patrick McElfresh, Amery, College of Arts & Sciences
Matthew Schuelke, Glidden, College of Arts & Sciences
Paula Stanley, Sparta, College of Education & Professional Studies
Serena Weber, River Falls, College of Arts & Sciences

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