MSU students on 'Who's Who' list
"Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges" selected 15 juniors and seniors from Minot State University for inclusion in the 2012 edition. A campus nomination committee and editors of the annual directory chose the students based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success. They were honored at a luncheon April 4.
Listed alphabetically by last name, they are Laura Bakke, Reynolds, biology; Maxwell Buchholz, Minot, nursing; Braden Burckhard, Burlington, chemistry; Achlee Beharic Edwards, Minot, psychology education; Emily Evanoff, Minot, biology; Aaron Jaeger Hughes, Washburn, art; Cassandra Neuharth, Minot, broadcasting (public relations); Camila Oliveira Van Dyke, Beulah and Sao Paulo, Brazil, international business; Amy Olson, Minot, foreign language; Kally-Anna Paradis, Dauphin, Manitoba, communication disorders; Sally Podrebarac, Bismarck, music; Janice-Rose Reinbolt, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, communication disorders; Kyla Thiesen, Brandon, Manitoba, communication disorders; Kailey Yaremy, Melfort, Saskatchewan, communication disorders; and Corbin Zerr, Harvey, English education.
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Laura Bakke, of Reynolds, N.D., is a junior majoring in biology and chemistry. Active as a Science Club member and First-Year Experience mentor, Bakke is also a tutor in the chemistry clinic and secretary for Lura Manor's Residence Hall Association. She enjoys teaching Sunday school and is involved in church activities including a trip to San Antonio, Texas, for a national youth gathering. She also volunteers at the AHRC Rehab with students with disabilities. She is on the MSU Golf Team and plays intramural basketball. She received the Dollars for Scholars Scholarship, MSU Scholarship, Golf Scholarship and the Glenn Bonness Scholarship, and she has been listed on the President's List and the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's List.
Minot native Max Buchholz is a senior majoring in nursing, a Great Plains Scholar and an Honors Program student. Currently Student Government Association president, Buchholz previously served as a senator, treasurer and director of public relations and as a member of several campus committees, including curriculum, academic affairs and the Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Committee. President of the Mu Sigma Tau Fraternity, he is also involved in Lutheran Campus Ministries and the Student Nurses Association. He worked at Camp of the Cross for three summers. During the 2011 Mouse River Flood, he helped with flood cleanup through Lutheran Social Services. Buchholz plays on a two-time champion intramural bowling team and curls with the Minot Curling Club. In spring 2011, he was an ambassador to Norway's Harstad University College.
Braden Burckhard, of Burlington, is a senior majoring in biology and chemistry. He is student chapter president of the American Chemical Society, Mu Sigma Tau Fraternity vice president, a SGA senator and a member of the Biology and Math Clubs. In 2010-11, he was the Science Club president and is currently its public relations representative, conducting science demonstrations and outreach for young students. He is a peer tutor and supplemental instruction leader for organic chemistry through the POWER Center, a TRiO/Student Support Services grant-funded program. He hopes to attend the University of North Dakota Medical School. Burckhard volunteered at Trinity Nursing Home and with the Souris River Flood 2011 by sandbagging and assisting with evacuations and house cleanup. Active in the Minot Curling Club, he teaches beginners, and belonged to the 2011 North Dakota Junior State Champions. He enjoys intramural sports of bowling, softball, football and volleyball.
Senior Achlee Beharic Edwards, of Minot, is double majoring in psychology and special education. She serves as a tutor and a SI leader for the POWER Center. She conducted Institutional Review Board-approved psychology research on children exhibiting tantrums. While at MSU, Edwards volunteered at the Early Childhood Education Center, coached the Sunnyside Elementary School sixth grade girls' basketball team, helped run a youth basketball camp for local youth, volunteered with Special Olympics and hosted Family Fun Night at Washington Elementary School, where she was a peer tutor. Edwards plays basketball with the MSU Women's Basketball Team, the Lady Magic International Women's Basketball Team and the intramural women's basketball activities. She received the MSU Diversity Award, a North Dakota State Grant and Ruth Loucks College of Education Scholarship and MYCAA Financial Assistance Scholarships.
Emily Evanoff, Minot, is a junior biology major. She conducted research with Heidi Super, associate professor of biology, and participated in the Science Open House. As a member of the MSU Biology Club, she judged for the Junior High Science Fair and the Science Olympiad. Athletically, she competes, coaches, teaches, lifeguards and officiates at swimming events. Named captain of the MSU Swim Team and recognized as Kiwanis Student of the Month, she was also an Academic All State Alternate. She participates in fast pitch softball, slow pitch softball and recreational volleyball. She was listed on the President's List and the CAS Dean's List. Evanoff is a mentor in her church, co-leader for the Books for Babies Campaign and volunteer at the zoo and the Feed My Starving Children project. She received the Vincent Church Educational Grant, the Magician Award and Distinctive and Engaged, Cyril Moore Science, Alumni, Minot Public Schools and Glenn Bonness Scholarships.
Washburn native Aaron Jaeger Hughes is a senior majoring in graphic design. Hughes is a student activities intern and was the SGA director of entertainment. For the MSU Art Club, she served as president, vice president and secretary. She is a Student Ambassador, a peer mentor, an APEX (Aspirations for Professional Excellence) participant and Civic Service Committee member. For the charter pledge class of the revived Beta Theta Sorority, Hughes is co-president. She volunteered with VITA Income Tax Assistance, the annual MSU Gala and the Feed My Starving Children Project. Hughes won a Silver ADDY Award from the American Advertising Federation of N.D. and was listed on the President's List. She received the Hazel McCulloch and Gertrude Eck Scholarships. She enjoys intramural bowling.
Minot native Cassandra Neuharth is a senior majoring in broadcasting (public relations). Active in SGA since 2010 as a CAS senator, Neuharth served on committees pertaining to sustainability, media, curriculum, student activities and planning and budgeting and the North Dakota Student Association. She was recognized as Senator of the Month in 2011. She is founder, vice president and member of the MSU chapter for Public Relations Student Society of America and member of Media Ink. She was 2010-11 editor of the Red & Green, and she continues reporting for the student newspaper. A flood survivor, Neuharth mucked out and cleaned homes through SGA and Lutheran Campus Ministries and was involved in researching, writing and submitting a flood-crisis paper for her "Crisis Communications" class. In 2009, she studied abroad in Kristianstad, Sweden, and later collaborated with the Office of International Programs to develop promotional materials for her senior project. In summer 2010, she interned with Denver's Signature Advertising and IP during summer 2011. She received a Frank Hornstein Memorial Scholarship.
Senior Camila Oliveira Van Dyke, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Bismarck, is majoring in marketing, management and international business. Van Dyke is currently SGA co-director of entertainment. She has many campus jobs: in the MSU Post Office, enrollment services or Lura Manor, where she is residence hall director. She volunteered at Norsk Høstfest, the MSU Block Party and flood-relief efforts. She participates in intramurals, MSU After Dark late night events and residence halls programs. She attended the MACURH conference in 2011. Van Dyke received recognition from SGA as a Senator of the Month and the Office of Student Life and Housing recognized her as Residence Hall Director of the Year. She was listed on the President's List in fall 2011 and the College of Business Dean's List in spring 2011 and received a Diversity Scholarship.
Amy Olson, Minot, is a senior majoring in Spanish and broadcasting (public relations). Olson is PRSSA president, host of MSU Inside/Out and the KMSU Auction, a Media Ink member and a Red & Green writer. As a SGA senator, she organized Beaver Idol events and participated in late night events and Parking Appeals, Alumni and Curriculum Committees. Olson served as an intern for U.S. Senator John Hoeven and organized fundraising events for Pangea House. She volunteered for Minot flood relief, eating-disorder awareness, the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, the Salvation Army, Feed My Starving Children and Relay for Life. She was listed on the President's List and CAS Dean's List. She received Dollars for Scholars, Rotary and MSU Scholarships.
Kally-Anna Paradis is a junior communication disorders major from Dauphin, Manitoba. She is Student Ambassadors vice president, a social mentor for students in A-STEP, a North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities program, and a National Student Speech Language Hearing Association member. Paradis volunteered at Norsk Høstfest Baseball Boosters, Souris River Basin Longbeards Fundraiser, MSU Gala, Futurepalooza, MSU Block Party, Business $martz, MSU Club Fair and the Dauphin Career Fair. She has participated in MSU CONNECT sessions, MSU After Dark activities and Noel-Levitz student meetings. She is completing her internship through NDCPD, where she wrote an article for the Minot Daily News, was a panel presenter for Disability Awareness Week, and worked on projects to support people with disabilities. She has been listed on the College of Education and Health Sciences Dean's Honor Roll each semester.
Senior Sally Podrebarac is a music performance major from Bismarck. At MSU, Podrebarac was involved in Minot Symphony Orchestra, Beaver Marching Band, Beaver Athletic Band and MSU Concert Band. She currently is a peer mentor for the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning and was a member of the Collegiate Music Educators National Conference fall 2009 - spring 2010. In her hometown, she gave free private horn lessons to children from lower-income families, performed holiday music at homeless shelters, provided special music in several churches and assisted with birthday parties for children with emotional illness. She also volunteers at Shepherds Hands of the Prairie Abuse Shelters for women and children on the Standing Rock Reservation, and was a Sunday School co-instructor for the developmentally disabled at Holy Cross Lutheran Church from June 2008 through August 2010. In 2008 Podrebarac attended the Midwest Clinic, an international band and orchestra conference, with CMENC. She took first prize for horn at the International Women's Brass Conference Solo competition in 2010, was a finalist in the 2011 International Horn Society Premier Soloist completion, and was a winner in the 2009 International Horn Society Barry Tuckwell, 2011 International Horn Society Jon Hawkins Memorial and 2009 International Horn Society Paul Mansur Scholarship Competitions.
Janice-Rose Reinbolt, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, is a senior majoring in communication disorders. She is a Student Ambassador and served on their MSU Experience and Civic Service Committees. She is also a member of the Student Athletic Council and NSSLHA. She played varsity volleyball 2008 through 2011. She was recognized on the CEHS Dean's List spring and fall 2011 and the Athletic Directors Honor Roll every semester since spring 2009; she received the NAIA Champion of Character Award in 2010, as well as the MSU Athletic and MSU Academic Scholarships. Reinbolt enjoys participating in the Minot Curling Club, Minot recreational volleyball and intramural sports of bowling, floor hockey, badminton and volleyball.
Communication disorders major Kyla Thiesen is a senior from Minot. She is a two-year member of the MSU NSSLHA chapter and a one-year national member. She has also been a member of SAAC. On campus and in the community, Thiesen assisted with campus sporting events, worked at area day care centers, coached young children's sports teams including softball, hockey, volleyball and figure skating. She played MSU varsity softball for four years and enjoys participating in intramural sports of volleyball, bowling and floor hockey. She was listed on the CEHS Dean's List for fall 2010 and numerous times on the President's List. She has been the recipient of numerous academic and athletic scholarships.
Kailey Yaremy is a junior communication disorders major from Melfort, Saskatchewan. Through NSSLHA, she helped with multiple events including Halloween at the Dome, Homecoming and MSU Block Party. Yaremy volunteered with Norsk Høstfest and with the Girls Scouts as an assistant leader to a group of eight girls. She likes to play intramural bowling and basketball. She has received a Gaylen Brown Memorial Scholarship, an MSU Scholarship and the Distinctive and Engaged Scholar Award.
Harvey native Corbin Zerr is a junior majoring in English education. Zerr is a member of Sigma Tau Delta/English Club. She served as a CONNECTIONS leader and POWER Center peer mentor. She volunteered at the Norsk Høstfest and the Humane Society, assisted with flood cleanup through Lutheran Campus Ministries and read to young children at Barnes & Noble. She enjoys intramural sports of volleyball, bowling, flag football and basketball. Zerr was listed on the President's List fall 2010 and fall 2011; she received the Kenneth and Francis Huso Scholarship and an Eagles Scholarship.