The Free Press, Mankato, MN

December 17, 2011

Names & Notables 12/18/11


The Free Press

MSU Scholarships

The following students received scholarships from the Minnesota State University College of Business:

The following International students received scholarships from the Minnesota State University College of Business for the 2011-2012 academic school year:

Essentials of Orchestra Management

MANKATO — Mankato Symphony Orchestra’s Executive Director Sara Buechmann was accepted into the Essentials of Orchestra Management program offered by the League of American Orchestras. Only 30 candidates are accepted each year based on leadership potential, application essays and letters of recommendations from other professionals in the field.

North Dakota State University

Hailey Colbrunn, daughter of Michael and Merilee Colbrunn of Mankato, was admitted to North Dakota State University “With Distinction” for fall 2012. Distinction means that NDSU is acknowledging Colbrunn as an honor student.

Study Abroad Programs

The following students are studying abroad during the fall 2011 semester through the Office for Education Abroad at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph and Saint John’s University in Collegeville:

Welsh Association

The Board of Directors of the Minnesota Gymanfa Ganu Association, Minnesota Welsh Association, elected the following persons and committee chairs for 2011-2012: President Marcia Richards, Mankato; Vice President Robert Williams, Vernon Center; Secretary Karen Wojahn, Windom; Treasurer Helen Balcome, Lake Crystal; Membership Steve Alinder, Le Sueur; Historian Shirley Grundmeier, Mankato; and Publicity Ellis Jones, St. Peter.

Essentials of Orchestra Management program

Mankato Symphony Orchestra’s Executive Director Sara Buechmann was accepted into the Essentials of Orchestra Management program offered by the League of American Orchestras.

Admission is competitive and only 30 candidates are accepted each year based on leadership potential, application essays and letters of recommendations from other professionals in the field.

Mankato Riverblenders Barbershop Chorus

The Mankato Riverblenders Barbershop Chorus placed second, 3 points out of first place, in “Harmony Internationals” 2011 Chapter Achievement Program. Each chapter was judged on Membership, Community, Chapter Management, Events/Contests, and Fulfillment. The Riverblenders score of 92 was the highest score in Community of the top ten chapters.

The Riverblenders have 52 members on its roster and have five active quartets that performed or competed over 60 times during the past year. The chorus has won the Southwest District Contest 14 different times and then competes at the District level.

North Dakota State University

Emily Karkoska, daughter of Robert and Nancy Karkoska of Mankato, has been admitted to North Dakota State University “With Distinction.” She will enter NDSU in fall 2012. Distinction means that NDSU is acknowledging Karkoska as an honor student.

Marine Corps

Marine Corps Pvt. Marielle M. Schultz, daughter of Christine L. and Ronald V. Schultz of Easton, completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Katherine Ann Ingman of Mankato graduated in December, 2011, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.