Michigan Tech conducts commencement

HOUGHTON – Michigan Technological University honored the achievements of nearly 1,000 graduates on May 3 at Spring Commencement, including the following students from the local area who were awarded bachelor’s degrees:

BARK RIVER – Nathan Peterson, computer science.

ESCANABA – Brent Chaillier, mechanical engineering technology; Kyle Chouinard, civil engineering; John Keepers, mechanical engineering; Matthew Laskaska, mechanical engineering technology; Brandon Myers, computer network and system administration; Joshua Person, computer network and system administration; Justin Sliva, electrical engineering.

GARDEN – Joshua Frankovich, computer engineering.

GLADSTONE – Daniel Becker, civil engineering; William Cretens, mechanical engineering; Joshua Erickson, electrical engineering technology; Andria Nyenhuis, mechanical engineering; Earl Plimpton, mechanical engineering; August Skultety, operations and systems management; Jonathan Van Steen, computer network and system administration.

GULLIVER – Allyssa Demers, civil engineering.

MANISTIQUE – Zachary Weber, civil engineering.

RAPID RIVER – Elizabeth Skultety, chemical engineering, and Richard Wilson, computer engineering.

ROCK – Justin Wigand, civil engineering.

Meintz named to college dean’s list

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Steve Meintz of Escanaba, a junior at Wisconsin Lutheran College, has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester.

To be eligible for Dean’s List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.6 or higher.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent, residential, Christian college in Milwaukee that serves nearly 1,200 traditional undergraduate, adult, and graduate students through its on-campus, on-location, and online programming. The college prepares students for lives of Christian leadership, and is recognized for its academic excellence and superior student experience. For more information, visit

UW-Madison dean’s list announced

MADISON, Wis. – Miranda Kohli of Rapid River is among the students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison who have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2013-2014 academic year.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester. Each university school or college sets its own GPA requirements for students to be eligible to receive the distinction.

Miranda is attending the College of Letters and Science.