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2013 Outstanding Graduate Award winners announced

Posted on 5/14/2013

Outstanding Grads
Namrata Luitel and Jennifer Lundemo were named the Dickinson State University 2013 Outstanding Graduate Award winners at the Outstanding Graduate Luncheon held in the DSU Student Center Ballroom

Friday, May 10. The Outstanding Graduate Award is the highest honor

bestowed on graduating seniors by the university. Luitel and Lundemo were chosen from among 22 candidates nominated by faculty in their academic departments for exceptional performance in their fields of study.

Namrata Luitel, Kathmandu, Nepal, graduated with Cum Laude honors with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. After graduation, Luitel will be working in Pennsylvania with hopes to attend graduate school to concentrate on geriatric nursing. During her time at DSU, Luitel has participated as a member of the Nursing Student Association, International Club, Multicultural Committee and English Club and has served as a tutor. In 2012, she was named the DSU Student Nurse of the Year and was nominated as a candidate for the State Leadership Award from the DSU Nursing Association to compete at the state level. Luitel is the daughter of Maha Prasad and Bashundhara Luitel.

Jennifer Lundemo graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors with a bachelor of arts degree in political science. After graduation, Lundemo will be attending William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minn. in the fall of this year.

During her time at Dickinson State University, Lundemo participated two years as a student representative for DSU's faculty senate and will end her term as DSU Student Senate's vice-president.

Additionally, during the summer of 2012, Lundemo was selected for a Congressional internship in Washington, D.C. with U.S. Senator Kent Conrad. Lundemo was nominated by the senator's office and accepted in a special Stennis Program for Congressional Interns, of which she continues to be an active member remotely. Lundemo is the daughter of Duane and Barbara Lundemo.

Other nominees included: Marissa Bercier, Dickinson, N.D.; Jody Ferris, Norquay, Canada,; Erin Pfliger Finken Finneman, Bismarck, N.D.; Kale Frederick, Dickinson, N.D.; Lewis Froelich, Dickinson, N.D.; Leah Grinsteinner, Bismarck, N.D.; Jay Grosz, Mott, N.D.; Thomas Hallendorff, Mandan, N.D.; Kayla Jahner, Bismarck, N.D.; Taysia Kaufman, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Tanner Kautzman, Mott, N.D.; Kayla Kilwein, Dickinson, N.D.; Alyson Kovash, Dickinson, N.D.; Amber Lien, New England, N.D.; Namrata Luitel, Dickinson, N.D.; Jennifer Lundemo, Sidney, Mont.; Jordan Mork, Dickinson, N.D.; Patti Schaefer, New England, N.D.; Douglas Staley, Sturgis, S.D.; Nathan Svihovec, Watford City, N.D.; Matthew Tibor, Dear Lodge, Mont.; and Levi Zahn, Williston, N.D.

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