DWU announces Randall Scholarship Day award recipients

Thursday, February 20, 2014

More than 40 high school students were awarded the highest academic scholarships that Dakota Wesleyan University has to offer earlier this month during Randall Scholarship Day.

Nine students were named Randall Scholars, the university’s highest academic honor. The following students were named DWU Randall Scholars: Elizabeth Anderson, of Bowdle; Allison Cimpl, of Wagner; Deric Denning, of Mount Vernon; Miranda Goldammer, of Mitchell; Brooklynn Oehlerking, of Sioux Falls; Lexi Olinger, of Wessington Springs; Mallori Rabenberg, of Britton; Joshua Reider, of Crooks; and Emily Richey, of Wewela.

Forty-two students with outstanding academic records, leadership potential and a commitment to service were invited to campus Feb. 7 to meet with faculty, staff and students, learn about the Learn Strong initiative and further investigate the opportunities DWU has to offer them academically and cocurricularly. The students were all competing for a Randall Scholarship, the university’s highest academic honor which amounts to a minimum of $15,000 a year. To be considered, each student had a minimum of a 3.5 GPA and 24 ACT or 1090 SAT.

The following is a complete list of those who participated in the Randall Scholarship Day and the scholarship they received:

John Wesley Academic/Athletic Scholarship
Baltic – Nathan Stadem
Burke – Turner Serr
DeSmet – Grayson Gruenhagen
Lake Preston – Cole Casper
Philip – Kaci Olivier
Pierre – Rebecca Ehrenfried
Springfield – Chesney Nagel
Winner – Lindsey Calhoon; Sara Husher

John Wesley Scholarship
Gettysburg – Allison Lake

Presidential Academic/Athletic Scholarship
Pipe Creek, Texas – Ishmael MacNeil

Trustee Academic/Athletic Scholarship
Belle Fourche – Elizabeth Day
Canistota – Chloe Nielsen
Pukwana – Anna Pazour
Sioux Falls – Megan Peltier
Tabor – Dakota Bodden
Tyndall – Tyra Patzlaff
White Lake – Jazmyn Hinker

Forest Lake – Samantha Forslund
Jackson – Jon Harmening

Kenesaw – Lane Tibbs
Sidney – Caitlynn Peetz

Merritt, British Columbia – Ben McNiven
Calgary, Alberta – Matthys Van Staalduinen

Trustee Scholarship
DeSmet – Brittney Eichacker
Ethan – Travis Huber
Hartford – Jacey Jira
Mount Vernon – Hannah Parsons
New Underwood – Courtney Albers
Utica – Taylor Ahrens

DWU is affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church and offers majors and minors in more than 40 liberal arts and professional fields. 

For more information about DWU, contact the enrollment services office at (605) 995-2650, 1-800-333-8506 or click here.

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