Spring 2024 Dean's Honors Grow

Spring 2024 Dean's Honors Grow

From left: Class of 2024 Valedictorian Taylor Wilson, Hastings, and Salutatorian Allison Lofton, Lodgepole, led the honored students.
From left: Class of 2024 Valedictorian Taylor Wilson, Hastings, and Salutatorian Allison Lofton, Lodgepole, led the honored students.

May 28, 2024

By Dean Larry Gossen, PhD

At the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA), we take immense pride in our exceptional students who take seriously the value of their education in shaping their future careers. The solid foundation they build at NCTA equips them for success, whether they choose to enter the workforce directly or continue their studies at a 4-year institution.


Each semester, I have the distinct pleasure of signing letters to congratulate those who have earned their place on the Dean’s List or the Dean’s Honor Roll. The numbers grew again this time, with 68 full-time students earning high marks. The Dean’s List included 17 students attaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Additionally, 51 students achieved impressive GPAs ranging from 3.5 to 3.99. Honorees come from 14 different states, exemplifying the diverse mix of students from near and far who are passionate about agriculture, animals, and hands-on learning.


We are incredibly proud of each and every student’s progress and successes this year. Their hard work and dedication show the quality of education and support they receive at NCTA. Congratulations to all our honorees for their outstanding accomplishments!


NCTA Deans List (4.0 GPA)

Dalton, NE - Justin Ernest

Elwood, NE - Leah Schutz

Hastings, NE - Taylor Wilson

Imperial, NE - Morel Jurado

Ithaca, NE - Tye Dickes

Kiowa, CO - Marina Guynn

Lincoln, NE - Madison Spires

Lodgepole, NE - Allison Lofton

Logan, KS - Rylee Delimont

Manning, ND - Shawna Burian

Maxwell, NE - Hayley Yost

Mitchell, NE - Tyler Keener

North Platte, NE - James Ady

Park, KS - Trevor Kaiser

Saint Edward, NE - Josephine Cumming

Tekamah, NE  - Wyatt Deemer

Tobias, NE - Bailey Holtmeier


Honor Roll (3.5 to 3.99 GPA)

Atwood, KS - Kaleigh McFee

Bee, NE - Cadance Craig

Bloomfield Hills, MI - Ava Matthes

Bonesteel, SD - Hailey Haiar

Cambridge, NE - Donald Rohr

Cambridge, NE - Wyatt Ervin

Campbell, NE - Alexis Wengler

Chamberlain, SD - Christian Fees

Curtis, NE - Kenisha Huddleston

Cutler Bay, FL - Yoandri Dominguez Garcia

Dighton, KS - Makenzie Doris

Doniphan, NE - Kia Brown

Fair Play, SC - Caitlyn Krout

Franklin, GA - Halle Hicks

Franklin, NE - Barett Haussermann

Gordon, NE - Stella Wegner

Grand Island, NE - Owen Harb

Greenville, MI - Alexandria Bell

Hastings, NE - Kayla Holling

Hay Springs, NE - James Scherbarth

Hayes Center, NE - Jay Mintling

Herald, CA - Cody Flint

Hershey, NE - Rylee Seamann

Holdrege, NE - Chloe Newth

Hutchinson, MN - Tori Kosters

Johnson, NE - Maggie Clark

Kearney, NE - Bianca Reyes

Kennard, NE - Alaina Schwedhelm

Kennard, NE - Cassidy Arp

Litchfield, NE - Brandi Slocum

Littleton, CO - Lauren Krager

Longmont, CO - Abigail Johnson

Madison, NE - Betty Books

Markesan, WI - Jeremiah Bobek

McCook, NE - Kaden Day

McCook, NE - Megan Kotschwar

North Platte, NE - Ellie Junker

North Platte, NE - Samuel Scholz

North Platte, NE - Sheldon Prentice

Ord, NE - Miya Rocha

Oxford, NE - Rebekah Taylor

Palmer, NE - Lillian Kyes

Potter, NE - Karter Wittrock

Richland Springs, TX - Riley Robbins

Saint Francis, KS - Jasper Hunt

Stanton, NE - Aryana Wurdinger

Stratton, NE - Ava Petersen

Sutton, NE - Elyzabeth Winter

Tipton, IN - Eric Grimes

Valentine, NE - Winter Benscoter

Wayne, NE - Ella Leseberg


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 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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