SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Nash Wergin

Valarie Robinson

Valerie Robinson receives NSU scholarship

Valerie Robinson, Vermillion, has been awarded a $5,000 WolfPACT Scholarship from Northern State University in Aberdeen.

 Robinson is the daughter of Curt and Nancy Robinson. She is a graduate of Vermillion High School and will begin classes at NSU in fall 2012. She plans to major in elementary/special education.

Wergin awarded

scholarship at SDSU

Nash Wergin of Vermillion was awarded the Yellow and Blue Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year at South Dakota State University.

Wergin is an incoming freshman majoring in mechanical engineering at SDSU, the son of Rand and Vanessa Wergin and is a 2012 graduate of homeschooling, where he was an Eagle Scout and AWANA Leader.

USD Graduate School awards Muskie Fellowships

Andrey Khomutovskiy of Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan and Nadezhda Tsoy of Almaty, Kazakhstan have been awarded the prestigious Edmund S. Muskie Graduate fellowship through USD. This program brings emerging leaders in key professional fields from Eurasia to the United States for one to two years of graduate study at institutions in the United States. Khomutovskiy, who received his bachelor's degree in education at North Kazakhstan State, will be in the Master of Arts in Educational Administration program at USD while Tsoy, who graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research, will be in the Master of Business Administration program.

 This is the first time the USD Graduate School has hosted Muskie Fellows.

According to Dr. Laurie Becvar, Graduate Dean, Muskie Fellows assist the University in incorporating diversity into the intellectual and social lives of graduate students.

"Their participation will foster global awareness and enrich the graduate experience at the University of South Dakota," added Becvar. "We welcome them with open arms and we are proud to be associated with the prestigious Muskie program."

For more about the Fellowship, visit www.irex.org/project/edmund-s-muskie-graduate-fellowship-program <http://www.irex.org/project/edmund-s-muskie-graduate-fellowship-program> . Additional information about USD Graduate School is available at www.usd.edu/grad <http://www.usd.edu/grad> .

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