WSC Students Named to the 2021 All-North Dakota Academic Team
Posted: Mar 24 2021
WILLISTON, N.D. – Williston State College had two students, Yarenci Gonzalez and Tiffany Sewald, named to the 2021 All-North Dakota Academic Team. This recognizes the academic achievements and distinguished leadership of community college students.
Nominations are based on outstanding academic performance and service to the college and community. In North Dakota, the community college awards are co-sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK), Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, and the North Dakota University System College Technical Education Council.
As a result of COVID-19, the annual honoree luncheon and awards ceremony was not held this year. Each campus held their own ceremony. WSC honored Gonzalez and Sewald on Monday, March 8 in the Teton Lounge. Their families were able to connect in from a distance to celebrate their honors with them.
However, both Gonzalez and Sewald each received a package that includes: a certificate of congratulations from Governor Doug Burgum, a PTK award certificate, a medallion, congratulatory letters from some of the 4-year ND institutions, and the PTK honor stole traditionally worn at graduation. The WSC Foundation also sponsored an honorarium for Gonzalez and Sewald.
“Both Yarenci and Tiffany are amazing students and role models at WSC and were actively involved in PTK,” explained Lynne Raymond, Associate Professor of Psychology and PTK Advisor. “Being nominated for the PTK ND All-Academic Team is a wonderful honor that recognizes the hard work and accomplishments these students have achieved.”
Gonzalez is from Sidney, Montana and is graduating from WSC with her AA and AS degrees. She will attend North Dakota State University in the fall to pursue her BS and certification in radiologic sciences. Sewald is from Sterling, Colorado and is graduating from the Associate Degree Nursing program in the spring and then getting married in June.
For more information on this story, please contact Lynne Raymond, at 701.774.4238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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