GRADUATES

UND Celebrates Summer Graduates Digitally

The nearly 500 grads were part of the second online graduation for the university.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. –The University of North Dakota is sending off its summer graduates digitally. The nearly 500 grads were part of the second online graduation for the university. The school says the number of graduates is nearly the same as other summers. Students got their names read off with their major and a photo. Students can expect to get…

2020 Graduation Ceremonies at High Schools in West Fargo

Both West Fargo High School and Sheyenne High School held in-person graduations

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo High School honored its seniors with an in-person graduation. The graduates and staff were spaced out on the field while their parents watched from the bleachers. Students were required to wear masks during the ceremony. Everyone in attendance could not leave until they were dismissed to their proper exits. Students and staff spoke at…

MSUM Graduate Teaches Class Online In Italy To His Students During Shutdown

He says the switch to online classes has come with challenges but also new opportunities to test with his students

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The music room may no longer be creating harmonies as MSUM Music Education Graduate Antone Leustek and his choir kids at the Sigonella Naval Air Station outside of Catania, Sicily, Italy. It’s where Luestek has been leading this group of both American military and NATO kids from all different countries as the choral director working for the…

West Fargo School District Allows In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

There will be a Facebook Live event on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Public Schools plans to hold in-person graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020. The district has partnered with Essentia Health on how to follow the state’s guidelines with social distancing. There will be a Facebook Live event tomorrow at 1:30 with Superintendent Slette and Al Hurley along with Essentia Health’s Chief Operating Officer to…

NDSU Grad Has Musical Role in Commencement Ceremony

He received his master of music in trumpet performance

FARGO, N.D. —¬†It’s that time of year again and congratulations are in order for the new graduates. One graduate did more than just receive his diploma at North Dakota State University’s commencement ceremony. Tony Sanders, who received his Master of Music in Trumpet Performance, also played in the band for the event. “It’s exciting to be done and ready to…

Local Students Celebrate College Graduation Day

this was the largest amount of students who that graduated from MSUM

REGIONAL —¬†College students across the Red River Valley are trading in their textbooks for a cap, gown and degree as the winter graduation season begins. It’s one day to celebrate years of hard work. “It feels good. I’m ready to graduate and get out into the real world,” said MSUM senior Hunter Braten. But it’s also stripping away a title…

Area Colleges Prepare for Graduation Ceremonies

Winter commencement ceremonies will be held this week at NDSU, UND and MSUM

  REGIONAL — Hundreds of students are getting an early Christmas gift: a college degree. Winter commencement ceremonies will be held this week at NDSU, UND and MSUM. This year, 657 students will participate in NDSU’s winter commencement on Friday at 2 p.m. in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. UND will hold three commencement ceremonies for the more than 850…

A Community Change Initiative Project hopes to Entice Grads to Stay Local

A recent study found seven out of 10 college students leave the community after graduation

FARGO, ND — A recent study found seven out of 10 college students leave the community after graduation. A new pilot program being launched at five area universities hopes to change that. “Experience FMWF” is the Chamber’s latest plan to keep graduates from relocating and taking jobs elsewhere. Workers on the project say if they can open up students’ eyes…