DWU students recognized for scholastic achievement during Honors Banquet

MITCHELL – Many Dakota Wesleyan University students were honored on Friday, April 29, at the 2015-16 Honors Banquet held on campus.
Students were recognized for honors in scholarship and for active participation in a variety of campus clubs or events. In addition, alumni medals were presented to outstanding students in various academic departments.
DWU is a private, liberal arts university associated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Nearly 900 students are enrolled in various academic majors and online programs.
The following are local students and the awards they received:
Alumni Medals for Scholarship: Digital Media and Design, Amber Hiles of Woonsocket.
Ivan and Doris Bartels Endowed Scholarship in Nursing; this scholarship was established for outstanding students studying in the field of nursing: Matthew Fouberg of Forestburg.
Education Learning Through Service Scholars; the elementary, secondary and special education majors in the Learning Through Service independent honors practicum within the education department have demonstrated superior ability in the university classroom and exceptional teaching skill during field experiences. The students are approved by education department faculty and placed in a classroom with a master teacher/mentor; they write their own course objectives designed to connect coursework with academic inquiry and apply theory to classroom practice while providing service to the community. Eligible students may apply to participate in this experience for up to three semesters: Rachel Selland of Woonsocket.
Honor Societies; Sigma Zeta – science and mathematics: Lindsey Miller, Letcher
Honors in scholarship; students who earn recognition for Honors in Scholarship must be in current attendance with a grade point average of 3.5 or above for all work at DWU and elsewhere. Juniors and seniors must have successfully completed at least two semesters; sophomores, one semester; and freshmen, 16 hours:
Seniors: Amber Hiles of Woonsocket, Lacey VanLaecken of Letcher.

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