The following students received scholarships from the Minnesota State University College of Business:
Richard and Leone Myers Finance Scholarship Christopher Wilke of North Mankato, $400.
Hickory Tech Foundation Scholarship Hannah Wasko of Mankato, $1,000.
CHS Foundation Scholarship Victoria Hagen of Mankato, $1,000.
Dean Bowyer/Baseball Endowed Scholarship Nick Kaus of North Mankato, $500.
The following International students received scholarships from the Minnesota State University College of Business for the 2011-2012 academic school year:
Elmer T. and Nina C. Anderson Endowed Scholarship Natsua Asai, $725; Anuka Rodrigo, $725; Guanyu Ma, $725 Mohammad Khan, $725.
Gaber Abouelenein Scholarship — Kirill Graminschi, $1,000 .
Finance Faculty Student Scholarship — Sanjesh Kumar, $1,000.
B.H. and Betty Chesley Endowed Scholarship — Anisha Pant, $475.
Essentials of Orchestra Management
MANKATO — Mankato Symphony Orchestra’s Executive Director Sara Buechmann was accepted into the Essentials of Orchestra Management program offered by the League of American Orchestras. Only 30 candidates are accepted each year based on leadership potential, application essays and letters of recommendations from other professionals in the field.
North Dakota State University
Hailey Colbrunn, daughter of Michael and Merilee Colbrunn of Mankato, was admitted to North Dakota State University “With Distinction” for fall 2012. Distinction means that NDSU is acknowledging Colbrunn as an honor student.
Study Abroad Programs
The following students are studying abroad during the fall 2011 semester through the Office for Education Abroad at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph and Saint John’s University in Collegeville:
Andrew Thom, son of Jeff and Cindy Thom of North Mankato, is studying in Australia through St. Joseph and Saint John’s University.
Gretchen Osdoba, daughter of Dan and Kris Osdoba of Mankato, is studying in the Greco-Roman program. Osdoba is a junior chemistry major at College of Saint Benedict.
Mary Weber, daughter of Frank and Connie Weber of Kasota, is studying in the Roman-Greco program. Weber is a junior sociology major at College of Saint Benedict.
The Board of Directors of the Minnesota Gymanfa Ganu Association, Minnesota Welsh Association, elected the following persons and committee chairs for 2011-2012: President Marcia Richards, Mankato; Vice President Robert Williams, Vernon Center; Secretary Karen Wojahn, Windom; Treasurer Helen Balcome, Lake Crystal; Membership Steve Alinder, Le Sueur; Historian Shirley Grundmeier, Mankato; and Publicity Ellis Jones, St. Peter.
Essentials of Orchestra Management program
Mankato Symphony Orchestra’s Executive Director Sara Buechmann was accepted into the Essentials of Orchestra Management program offered by the League of American Orchestras.Admission is competitive and only 30 candidates are accepted each year based on leadership potential, application essays and letters of recommendations from other professionals in the field.
Mankato Riverblenders Barbershop Chorus
The Mankato Riverblenders Barbershop Chorus placed second, 3 points out of first place, in “Harmony Internationals” 2011 Chapter Achievement Program. Each chapter was judged on Membership, Community, Chapter Management, Events/Contests, and Fulfillment. The Riverblenders score of 92 was the highest score in Community of the top ten chapters.The Riverblenders have 52 members on its roster and have five active quartets that performed or competed over 60 times during the past year. The chorus has won the Southwest District Contest 14 different times and then competes at the District level.
North Dakota State University
Emily Karkoska, daughter of Robert and Nancy Karkoska of Mankato, has been admitted to North Dakota State University “With Distinction.” She will enter NDSU in fall 2012. Distinction means that NDSU is acknowledging Karkoska as an honor student.
Marine Corps Pvt. Marielle M. Schultz, daughter of Christine L. and Ronald V. Schultz of Easton, completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Katherine Ann Ingman of Mankato graduated in December, 2011, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.