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Spring 2021 Dean’s List, Honor Roll at NCTA

Spring 2021 Dean’s List, Honor Roll at NCTA

NCTA students take a final exam in an agribusiness class taught by Dave Jibben. (Crawford/NCTA News)
NCTA students take a final exam in an agribusiness class taught by Dave Jibben. (Crawford/NCTA News)

CURTIS, Neb. – Academic honors for 54 Aggie students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis were announced for the spring semester of 2021.

“Aggie students demonstrated grit and determination in their academic efforts this spring,” said NCTA Dean Larry Gossen.

“Students applied themselves with in-person classes and academic programs throughout the year, but particularly in a very busy spring semester which included opportunities for academic team travels and club activities outside of the classrooms, too,” Gossen added.

NCTA concluded final exams on May 4 and held an outdoor graduation on May 6.

To be eligible for the NCTA Dean’s List or Honor Roll, students must be fulltime enrollees, with at least 12 credit hours for the semester.

The sole two-year campus of the University of Nebraska system, NCTA offers academics in veterinary technology, agribusiness, agricultural education, and agriculture sciences.

Ten students earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the Dean’s List. The Dean’s Honor Roll included 44 students with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99. Honor students represent nine states.

NCTA Deans List (4.0 GPA) Towns are in Nebraska unless listed otherwise:

Rylie Borgerding, Blue Rapids, Kan.

Megan Conley, Mission, Kan.

Connor Crumbliss, Fairfield

James Lee, Sutherland

Lillyanne Lewis, Ord

Keaton Moore, Mason City

Sophia Nutter, Wilcox

Olivia Nyberg, Stromsburg

ElsiAnna Rodewald, McCook

Brianna Sjolander, Belleville, Kansas

NCTA Deans Honor Roll (3.5-3.99 GPA)

Carli Anderson, North Platte

Ethan Baker, Naponee

Isabelle Beasley, Culbertson

Devry Bellomy, Keyes, Okla.

Avery Bermel, Randolph

Karol Botello, Holdrege

Gillian Brinker, Anchorage, Alaska

Lilliana Calkins, Palmyra

Greggory Conaway, Curtis

Kody Daily, Auburn

Sarah Dush, Kearney

Chyenne Eden, Tecumseh

Amy Egelhoff, Lincoln

Koltyn Forbes, Bismarck, N.D.

Emily Grote, Madelia, Minn.

Taylor Hendrix, Holyoke, Colo.

Vanessa Herrera, Lexington

Tucker Hodsden, Lyman

William Huebner, Hershey

Andrew Katzberg, Kenesaw

Shelby Kofler, McCook

Ryan Liakos, Bayard

Ayden Long, Lebanon, Kan.

Melody MacDonald, Fullerton

Alexxandra Malchow, Beatrice

Ahren Marburger, Malvern, Iowa

Paige McKenzie, Western

Valerie Miller, Elmwood

Ashlyn Mohling, Glenvil

Katherine Moyer, Adams

Hannah Murray, North Bend

Connor Nolan, York

Lucinda Overweg, White Lake, S.D.

Darci Reimers, Boelus

Aubri Ross, Cambridge

Taylor Sayer, Cambridge

Michele Seim, Giltner

Madeline Serefko, Omaha

Brenton Towns, Idalia, Colo.

Addison Villwok, Randolph

Allison Wilkens, Gibbon

Ashley Nicole Wright, LeRoy, Kansas

Macy Zentner, Cedar Rapids

Jacob Jenkins, Mitchell

NCTA college classes resume June 14 for an 8-week summer session, and on August 23 for the Fall semester classes. Information about academic programs and college admissions can be found at or by calling 1-800-3CURTIS.

Part of the University of Nebraska system, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is a two-year institution with a statewide mission of preparing students for successful careers in agriculture, veterinary technology and related industries. NCTA is known for its affordable tuition, high job-placement rate for its graduates, and for the success of student teams in competitive activities including crops judging, ranch horse events, livestock judging, shotgun sports, stock dog trials, and intercollegiate rodeo. The college is consistently ranked as one of the best two-year schools in the nation.

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