Northwest Technical College held its fourth annual Student Achievement Celebration on May 5 to recognize outstanding students in each program.
Founded in 2019 by Tyler Peterson, NTC student success center director, the event has become an annual celebration to applaud students’ hard work and determination in their academic careers.
Each of NTC’s programs selected an outstanding student — one who consistently gives an exceptional effort within their program — and a most improved student — recognizing students who show tremendous growth and development in their coursework.
In addition to the program awards, NTC students, faculty and staff identified 10 students to receive campus-wide acknowledgments including awards for extraordinary kindness, community engagement award and online learning.
Outstanding student: Madison Poole of Thief River Falls.
Outstanding Students: Steven Mayers of Kelliher.
Most Improved: Jared Liend of Bemidji.
Outstanding Student: Jeri Scovel of Lake George.
Outstanding Student: Cheyanne Novak of Bemidji.
Outstanding Student: Sarah Price of Bemidji.
Outstanding Student: Beau Stiller of Lindstrom.
Most Improved: Alex Hannahs of Pequot Lakes.
Outstanding Student: Danielle Lilyquist of Duluth.
Most Improved: Haley Vouk of Sauk Rapids.
Outstanding Student: Abrial Troubly of Grand Rapids.
Most Improved: Anna Wilkinson of Bemidji.
Outstanding Student: Josh Hoyt of Pinewood.
Most Improved: Mayson Skogman of Warroad.
Outstanding Student: Jayne Whiteford of New York Mills.
Outstanding Student: Dylan Tjepkes of Northome.
Most Improved: Carlos Ortega of Cass Lake.
Outstanding Student: Betsy Woodford of Hackensack.
Outstanding Student: Gina Woodford of Littlefork.
Outstanding Student: Jessica Puddicombe of Grand Rapids.
Most Improved: Lori Cantele of Walhalla, North Dakota.
Nursing – LPN Step-In
Outstanding Student: Amber Anderson of Brainerd.
Most Improved: Cat Stowers of Wahkon.
Nursing – Practical
Outstanding Student: Shelby Kolu of Bemidji.
Most Improved: Samantha Papp-Richards of Bemidji.
Nursing – RN
Outstanding Student: Chelsey Duffy of Jamestown, North Dakota.
Most Improved: Erik Artiga of Worthington.
Outstanding Student: Noah Shekle of Elk River.
Most Improved: Tyler Hanson of Perham.
Sales, Marketing & Management
Outstanding Student: Julnel Lindeman of Silver Bay.
Kyle Thomas, a health science student from Red Lake.
Extraordinary Kindness Award
Kayle Gill, a health science student from Bagley.
Student Leadership Award
Andrew Tarnowski, an electrical construction student from St. Paul.
Community Engagement Award
Cody Gunsalus, an electrical construction student from Bemidji.
Dedicated & Devoted Award
Summer Current, a health science student from Puposky.
Demonstrated Diversity Award
Benjamin Cahill, a community health worker student from Bemidji.
Outstanding Online Learner Award
Anna Chastek, a PSEO student from Bemidji.
NTC Spirit Award
Malorie Grauman, a resident plumbing and HVAC student from Tenstrike.
Student Worker of the Year Award
Ovis Polo, a health science student from Bemidji.
Non-traditional Student Achievement Award
Annie Phung-Sea, a nursing student from Bemidji.
All towns listed above are in Minnesota unless otherwise noted.