The following local students were awarded degrees from Minnesota State University, Mankato following the spring 2020 semester:

Jacey Anderson (Magna Cum Laude), Kaley Anderson (Summa Cum Laude), Logan Fette, Nicholas Frederick, Brennen Mogensen (Cum Laude), Kylie Morton (Magna Cum Laude), Robyn Roeker (Cum Laude), Marley Rohwer, Cassidy Sargent, Marissa Southwick (Summa Cum Laude), Morgan Ward, Jacob Wilkening, Jill Wolff (Summa Cum Laude), and Luke Zellmer of Janesville.

Benjamin Miller of New Richland.

Joshua Dickinson, Ryan Eustice (Cum Laude), Kimberly Gleason, Eugene Glynn, Anne Harguth, Katelyn Henkels, Drew Kortuem (Magna Cum Laude), Yanan Li, Emily Meyer (Summa Cum Laude), Jenna Nelson, Angela Ristau, Jennifer Rohl (Magna Cum Laude), Abigayle Sankovitz, Shuo Sun of Waseca.

This spring's graduates celebrated through a special website that launched Saturday, May 9, the day on which the University's three traditional graduation ceremonies were scheduled but cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each graduate also received personalized URL video messages by email on May 9, and "commencement-in-a-box" packages were shipped to each graduate the week before graduation.

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