The following area students completed degree requirements at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in May. The 110th annual spring commencement was held virtually in May due to health and safety risks of COVID-19 and graduates will be invited back to participate in a future in-person ceremony. 

The area graduates (listed by hometown, with major) are:


Austin Corey, Bachelor of Arts, English Major: Literature Emphasis, Honors


Nathan Deedon, Bachelor of Science, Marketing Major


Maya Adams, Bachelor of Science, Biology Major; CSH Individualized Option (BS)

Jacob Reddeman, Bachelor of Science, Accountancy Major; Finance Major

UW-La Crosse has more than 10,500 full and part-time students enrolled in 101 undergraduate, 28 graduate and two doctoral academic programs.

UW-La Crosse is the state's top-ranked public or private higher education institution by U.S. News & World Reports for master's degree institutions and has been ranked among the top four Midwestern public institutions for more than a decade. UW-La Crosse remains one of only two Wisconsin colleges to consistently make Kiplinger's Personal Finance's list of the top 100 best values nationwide in public colleges.

Ripon College releases Dean's List for spring semester

Ripon College has announced its Dean's List for the spring 2020 semester, recognizing academic excellence. To qualify for the Dean's List at Ripon, students must achieve a 3.4 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale, and complete at least 12 credits of regular letter-graded work.

Poynette’s Destiny Morter was named to the list along with Pardeeville’s Nadiya Kirchmeier and Alexis Lentz.

Ripon College, founded in 1851, is Wisconsin's best-value private college and a national leader in liberal arts education, devoted to ensuring every student realizes their unique potential. Ninety-six percent of alumni are employed, in graduate school or student-teaching within six months.

Pardeeville native graduates from Marquette University

This spring, Halie Schwingel of Pardeeville graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee. Schwingel earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary International Affairs.

Schwingel was one of 2,236 students to graduate from Marquette in May. Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university that draws more than 11,500 students from all 50 states and more than 84 different countries. Marquette is ranked in the top 10 nationally for job placement.

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