College Notes

St. Norbert College

There were 419 students in the 2023 graduating class for St. Norbert College, including 402 candidates for baccalaureate degrees and 17 candidates for master’s degrees.

Among the local graduates are:

• Lena: Ethan Archambault, Master of Business Administration

• Little Suamico: Elizabeth Lesatz, Bachelor of Business Administration, cum laude

• Oconto: Abigail Gonnering, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude

• Oconto Falls: Emily Gonnering, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude; Joslyn Tolzman, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude; Andrea Waschbisch, Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude

• Sobieski: Crimson Groh, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, graduate of the honors program; Benjamin Petropoulos, bachelor of arts

• Bonduel: Aaron Schaal, Bachelor of Music

• Shawano: Kori Halstead, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude; Lindsey Roloff, Bachelor of Business Administration, summa cum laude, graduate of the honors program


The following individuals are among the 3,115 graduates who received degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee commencement exercises May 21:

• Shawano: Lela Schwitzer, Master of Science

• Lakewood: Kathryn Essermann, Master of Library and Information Science; Haruki Toben, Master of Science

Bob Jones University

Joshua Stauff, of Abrams, was among over 650 Bob Jones University students named to the spring 2023 president’s list.

The president’s list recognizes students who earn a 3.75 or higher grade-point average for the semester.

St. Norbert College

The following students have been named to the 2023 spring semester dean’s list at St. Norbert College:

• Wittenberg: Emma Herb, Joshua Zick

• Lena: Kennedy Marquardt, Lilia Shallow

• Little Suamico: Hailey Monroe

• Oconto: Michayla Leonard, Kyle McFadden

• Oconto Falls: Emily Gonnering, Joslyn Tolzman, Andrea Waschbisch, Olivia Waschbisch

• Cecil: Gracelyn Giese

• Shawano: Nicole Piantek, Abigail Rabideau, Lindsey Roloff

• Tigerton: Bethany Kreklow

A minimum 3.5 grade-point average is required for academic eligibility.

Minnesota State University Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato awarded 2,494 degrees to 2,247 students at the end of the spring 2023 semester, including Cole Gille of Sobieski, who graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in construction management.

Western Technical College

Elizabeth Ausloos, of Oconto Falls, was named to Western Technical College’s president’s list of high distinction for the spring 2023 term.

To be included on the president’s list, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and carry six or more credits in an associate’s degree or technical diploma program.


The following students were named to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Dean’s List for the 2023 spring semester.

• Sobieski: Mason Burnikel, Quinn Process

• Mountain: Peyton McGinnis

• Bonduel: Brooks Dehn, Baylie Hansen, Taylor Luepke, Charlie Mews

• Pulaski: Brock Egnarski, Jarret Olson, Rachel Wasielewski, Paige Willer

• Clintonville: Mia Peterson

• Shawano: Lucas te Plate

These students have demonstrated their academic abilities by receiving a grade point average of 3.4 or above in a single semester.

Western Technical College

Chase Reinke, of Pulaski, graduated from Western Technical College from the refrigeration, air conditioning and heating service technician program. Reinke is one of 567 graduates to receive an associate’s degree or technical diploma in the 2023 spring term.