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Alumni Meet in Florida for Yankton College Regional Reunion - Thursday, May 25, 2017

Yankton College alumni and their spouses from all parts of the nation packed their YC memories, photos and keepsakes and headed to Florida, the destination for a Yankton College Regional Reunion hosted by Ernie Ferency, a 1971 graduate, and his wife, Bette, Boynton Beach, FL, May 3-6.  

The itinerary included: a poolside catered dinner, May 3, where the culmination of alums gathered for an evening of crepes and camaraderie.  A selection of dinner and dessert crepes were prepared by Chef Quinn around the pool to satisfy everyone's liking. Extended excursions that were planned included a two-day golf tournament, beach outing and cooking class for those who stayed the entire visit.   

The Yankton College guest list for the May 3 gathering in the Sunshine state, included: Joe Ward III '66 and wife, Carol, Gainesville, FL; Bill Wilson '66 and wife, Barbara, Delray Beach, FL; Cindy (Osgood '72) Panka, Wimauma, FL; Tom Jenkins '71 and wife, Inez, Cape Coral, FL; Tom Caven '70 and wife, Cherie, the Villages, FL;  Pete O'Toole '71 and wife, Jan, Fayetteville, NC; Barb (Acers x72) and Ken Michaelsen '71, Incline Village, NV; Dave Silvia '75 and wife, Joyce, Westerville, OH; Mark Herman '71 and wife, Elaine, Dassel, MN; Jeff Herman '75 and wife, Karen, Ocean Gate, NJ; Jim Gentile '68 and wife, Victoria, Sioux Falls, SD; Mary (Foster '68) and Frank Canatta '68, Alpharetta, GA; Ric Zazzi '68 and wife, Rebecca, Boynton Beach, FL;  Mike Yehl and wife, Jennifer, Spartanburg, SC, along with Ernie and Bette.   



According to the Yankton College Alumni Advisory Board, chaired by Ron Bertsch, "Regional reunions are held in areas with a high density of Yankton College alumni. The Yankton College business office searches their data base for regional addresses to create a mailing list for an invitation to a specific region.” says Bertsch.  One of the primary purposes of the Alumni Advisory Board is to help implement the forming of regional Yankton College groups. 

This Florida reunion is a perfect example of what can take place when YC communication, passion and action come together according to the objective of the Yankton Reunion Committee.  Regional reunions are held every odd year while All-Class Reunions are held every even year in Yankton.  
For more information on Yankton College or Regional Reunions, contact the Yankton College office by phoning (605) 665-3661 or visit www.yanktoncollege.org.

 


2017-18 Yankton College Scholarship Recipients Are Announced - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Yankton College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the names of deserving students who are the recipients of a named scholarship from the Yankton College Scholarship Program valued up to $1,000 each to use at an accredited college or university during the 2017-18 school year.  

The 2017 general scholarships and their recipients with the YC connections are:

CHARLES A. ALSETH SCHOLARSHIP

·        Isaac Wink, Charles City, IA - Larry Wink ’61, Grandfather.

BENNETT - WALTER SCHOLARSHIP

·        Andrina Hasz, Mantorville, MN - Robert Todd Hasz ‘80, Father.

BROWN-DANIELS SCHOLARSHIP

·      Ben Milhaupt, Burnsville, MN - Karen (Nielsen x57) Lapp, Grandmother; Leighton Borin ‘43, Cousin.

·        Madeline Scholtz, Denver, CO - Ramona (Brost ‘53) & John Brooks ‘53/BTh’54, Grandparents.

CLASS OF 1962 SCHOLARSHIP

·      Laura Nelson, Mission Hill, SD - Lawrence N. Nelson ‘53, Grandfather; Eugene Bormann ‘63, Friend (Mission Hill); Marilyn (Tunberg ‘57) & Jim Nyberg x57, Teachers (Yankton); J.C. Nelson 1892, Great-Great Grandfather; Robert Nelson x17, Great-Grandfather; Margaret (Kohoutek) Nelson, Staff, 1913 - 14; Great-Grandmother; Roberta (Nelson ‘43) Heidepriem, Great Aunt and Fred & Hazel (Frick ‘23) Kohoutek, Great Uncle & Great Aunt.

Class of 1966 - DREAM ALIVE SCHOLARSHIP

·         Kate Katterhagen, Yankton, SD - Cathy Rehfuss, YC Campus Nurse; Joan (Bunnell ‘57) Neubauer; Tom Stanage ‘77; Ken Jones, former Board of Trustee; Bill Bobzin ‘65; Mike Stoll ‘81; Ron Bertsch ‘65; Al Koliner ‘74 and Harvey Youngberg ‘64, friends (all from Yankton).

MARY & GLENN JENSEN SCHOLARSHIP

·         Alex Winter, Dallas Center, IA  - Ray Wendel ‘63, Grandfather, Marilyn (VanEpps ‘63) & James Wendel ‘62, Aunt & Uncle.

·         Luke Peterson, Atkins, IA - Ramona (Brost ‘53) & John Brooks ‘53/BTh’54, Grandparents.

ROSEMOND BURGI - HALL SCHOLARSHIP

·         Abigail Hamvas, Princeton, MN - Lewis Hamvas 1954 -1984, Professor of Music, Grandfather;  Carol (Eschliman ‘56) Hamvas, YC Campus Nurse, Grandmother (Yankton).

RIVOLA FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

·         Allison Becker, O’Neill, NE - C. Johnson ’56, Grandfather, C. Johnson Jr. x88, Uncle; and Sally Becker x81, Grandmother.

CARL & CLE YOUNGWORTH SCHOLARSHIP

·         Kristen Rezac, Tabor, SD - Tye Balthis x85, Uncle; Duane Frick x53, Friend and Don Edwards x74, Friend (both from Yankton).

·         Karl Schenk, Jefferson, SD - William Schenk ‘23 and Staff.

REV. DR. DONALD B. WARD SCHOLARSHIP

·         Sophie Kouri, Yankton, SD - (Selected by YHS)

HOD & ANITA NIELSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

·         Rebecca Moser, Yankton, SD (Selected by YHS)

ISABEL REEDY-SATTLER SCHOLARSHIP

·         Kate Katterhagen, Yankton, SD (Selected by YHS)  

The 2017 post-graduate scholarships and their recipients with the YC connections are:

DR. FRITZ A. BRINK POST - GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 

·         Katherine Fiedler, Yankton, SD - Donald Fiedler ‘80, Father (Yankton).

DR. RICHARD G. SHERMAN POST - GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 

·         Nicole Kuhl, Des Moines, IA - Judith (Link ‘70) Tereshinski, Teacher (Yankton) and Jennifer (Vondracek ‘78) Powell, Counselor (Yankton).

Graduating seniors and post-graduate students from nationwide submitted their applications by the February deadline and were reviewed by a designated Yankton College Scholarship Committee.  The 2017 recipients earned points from their scholastic merit, writing skills and most importantly having, either:  a) a family relationship to Yankton College alumni, former faculty or staff; or b) a family friend, teacher, pastor or other person with a connection to Yankton College to recommend the applicant. 

Three graduating Yankton High School seniors were selected by a YHS Scholarship Committee to earn the Rev. Dr. Donald B. Ward Scholarship, the Isabel Reedy-Sattler Scholarship and the Hod & Anita Nielsen Memorial Scholarship, each of which require a YHS senior to be a recipient.

The named-scholarships are endowed from the kindness and generosity of Yankton College alumni or their family members in memory or in honor of individuals or a group inspired by the positive influences of Yankton College.

The goals of the Yankton College Scholarship Program are to perpetuate the College tradition of liberal arts in higher education, support deserving young persons who have shown outstanding promise, apply discretionary funds to a higher function and promote the memory and reputation of Yankton College. 

For more information on Yankton College scholarships, contact Yankton College at (605) 665-3661, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.