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Reception Held in Honor of Staff Members Completing Degrees
May 27, 2009

Contact: Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)


Pictured are: Front row (l to r): Dingmann, Kaiser, French, Feller and Sommerfeld. Back row: Helgeson, White, Loegering, and Brokaw
Pictured are: Front row (l to r): Dingmann, Kaiser, French, Feller and Sommerfeld. Back row: Helgeson, White, Loegering, and Brokaw
A reception was held Friday, May 22, for University of Minnesota, Crookston staff members who have completed degrees over the past academic year or who will have completed degrees by the end of  this summer.  Staff members completing academic work include:

•    Anders Berggren, M.S. in Information Systems from Dakota State University, Madison, SD
•    Lloyd Brokaw, B.S. in Applied Studies from the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC)
•    Melissa Dingmann, M. Ed. from the University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)
•    Mary Feller, M. Ed. from UMD
•    Rae French, M.  Ed. from UMD
•    Stephanie Helgeson, M.S. in Educational Leadership from the University of North Dakota (UND), Grand Forks, ND
•    Sara Kaiser, M.S. in Educational Leadership from UND
•    Lisa Loegering, M. Ed. from UMD
•    Tu Lynn Sommerfeld, B.S. in Early Childhood Education from UMC
•    Erica White, M.Ed. from UMD

At the reception, Chancellor Charles Casey acknowledged the work done by each staff member and the commitment required to complete these degrees.  He mentioned that this academic work strengthens the University and helps each person develop professionally.  Many of the staff members incorporated experiences at UMC into their academic work, either through insights gained through their work on campus or, more formally, through case studies referencing or examining some aspect of the campus.