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Fall Semester 2022 Dean's List Announced

Western Dakota Technical College congratulates the 209 students named to the 2022 Fall Semester Dean's List. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for a minimum of 12 credit hours in a given semester.

The Dean's List begins with South Dakota students followed by additional states.


Belle Fourche – Riley Hoard, Computer Science-Information Technology Specialist; Justice Jones, Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Emphasis; Tiera Nikodym, Accounting; Alexice Olson, Practical Nursing; Breanna Schaefer, Surgical Technology; and Justin Stender, Computer Science-Information Technology Specialist.

Black Hawk – Taylor Anderson, Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Emphasis; Abbygail Bingham, Medical Laboratory Technician; Austin Evans, Computer Science-Information Technology Specialist; Bert Twiggs, Environ. Engineering Tech - Controlled Environment Ag; Elijah Burdick, Welding and Fabrication; and Madisen Hankins, Criminal Justice.

Box Elder – Michael Duty, Business and Technology; Allitney Forkner, Practical Nursing; Stacy Held, Practical Nursing; Aaron Hill, Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Emphasis; Genesis Mata, Paramedic; Dietric McConnell, Practical Nursing; Sabrina Miller, Business and Technology; Phillip Monk, Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Emphasis; Gabriel Raney, Electrical Trades; Careen Smith, Computer-Aided Design; Amy Timm, Practical Nursing; Megan Timm, Surgical Technology; and Samantha Wagner, Surgical Technology.

Camp Crook – Richard Long, HVAC/R Technology.

Caputa – Daniel Knottnerus, Diesel Technology.

Custer – Connor Brings Plenty, Electrical Trades; and Justin Doyle, Electrical Trades.

Draper – Ty Fuoss, Farm & Ranch Management.

Edgemont – Melissa Moren, Allied Health; and Jayde Puck, Registered Nursing.

Ellsworth AFB – Mae Yadao, Medical Laboratory Technician.

Hermosa – Levi Weller, Dual Enrollment.

Hill City  Bruce Brown, Library Technician; Adam Patton, Welding and Fabrication; and Amy Powell, Business - Hospitality.

Hot Springs – Barrett Sanders, Welding and Fabrication; Gabriel Shagla, Electrical Trades; and Seth Simunek, Allied Health.

Interior – Crystal Livermont, Farm & Ranch Management.

Kadoka – Andi Stone, Medical Laboratory Technician.

Lead – Joey Burrows, Electrical Trades; Braevry Davis, Welding and Fabrication; Laurie Reinhardt Reif, Business and Technology; and Gregory Vincent, Welding and Fabrication.

Lennox – Megan Lefers, Library Technician.

Murdo – Tanner Brunskill, Welding and Fabrication.

Nemo – Jakob Schaffer, Computer-Aided Design; and Tylar Schoonover, Allied Health.

New Underwood – Nina DiSalvo, Practical Nursing.

Newell – Jacobie Mooney, Allied Health.

Oelrichs – Dylan Davidson, Electrical Trades.

Owanka - Kayla Wulf, Registered Nursing.

Piedmont – Brennan Duncan, Electrical Trades; Aaron Hanson, Business and Technology; Donna LaMont, Criminal Justice; Ashley Meier, Practical Nursing; and Mason Nash, Drafting and Machining Technology.

Pierre – Alex Taylor-Kenzy, Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Emphasis; and Shelley Westergren, Health Information Management.

Pringle - Amber Charles, Registered Nursing.

Rapid City – Kirsten Anderson, Dental Assisting; Spencer Anderson, Computer-Aided Design; Diego Arguelles, Precision Machining Technology; Austin Bahr, Electrical Trades; Christian Baker, Automotive Technology; Hanna Beckstrom, Criminal Justice; Taylor Bell, Practical Nursing; Jason Bowles, Automotive Technology; Christopher Boyer, Construction Technology; Keegan Britton, Drafting and Machining Technology; Christina Burger, Dental Assisting; Ruth Burgos-Martinez, Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Emphasis; Jessica Chiolis, Dual Enrollment; Michaela Collins, Environmental Engineering Technician; Haylee Crossman, Office Professional; Elizabeth Crumb, Environ Engineering Tech Controlled Environment Ag; Tate Cullers, Environmental Engineering Technician; Christopher Dalluge, Automotive Technology; Caleb DeGarmo, Diesel Technology; Thomas DeJong, Computer Science-Information Technology Specialist; Jasmine Derby, Registered Nursing; Alyssa Dikoff, Welding and Fabrication; Nicholas Edwards, Computer Science-Information Technology Specialist; Jeren Ennen, Welding and Fabrication; Matthew Fakan, Medical Assisting; Elijah Fanning, Paramedic; Ariana Ferreira, Registered Nursing; Jantzen Fisher, HVAC/R Technology; Taylor Foss, Surgical Technology; Joshua Fox, Construction Technology; Brittney Frasier, Allied Health; Rebecca Freeman, Medical Laboratory Technician; Gregory Gonzalez, Environmental Engineering Technician; Raelynn Graham, Practical Nursing; Joseph Halick, Computer Science-Information Technology Specialist; Greg Hamblin, Plumbing Technology; Jared Hannon, Welding and Fabrication; Sienna Hatten, Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Emphasis; Austin Hillestad, HVAC/R Technology; Brandon Hilton, Accounting; Bruce Hise, Plumbing Technology; Brooke Hochstetter, Practical Nursing; Beth Hodges, Environmental Engineering Technician; Aaliyah Hope, Surgical Technology; Dylan Hottman, Computer Science-Information Technology Specialist; Maelli Jensen, Dental Assisting; Dillon Kammerer, Meat Processing; Joshua Kjellerson, Computer Science-Information Technology Specialist; Jazlyn Kleinschmit-Millhouse, Paramedic; Jeremy Lewis, Drafting and Machining Technology; Leah Luebke, Allied Health; Stephen Lufkins, Construction Technology; Peter Maningas, Non-degree Seeking; Aidan Martin, Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Emphasis; Caleb Mastalir, Automotive Technology; Tristan Mausser, Practical Nursing; Richard Mayer, Construction Technology; Serena McKinstry, Health Information Management; Hannah Milam, Medical Laboratory Technician; Matthew Miller, Computer Science-Information Technology Specialist; Kaitlin Mitchell, Dental Assisting; Kuwaaupe Morris, Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Emphasis; Jeromy O'Dell, Computer Science-Information Technology Specialist; Janae Olson, Criminal Justice; Katelyn Palmer, Accounting; Tamara Peet, Allied Health; Mark Pico, Electrical Trades; Dathan Price, Automotive Technology; Laura Quasney, Health Information Management; James Rogers, Electrical Trades; Conner Rothmund, Dual Enrollment; Lesli Schneider, Registered Nursing; Shantel Schock, Allied Health; Jamie Shoop, Practical Nursing; Tiffany Shot With Two Arrows, Business and Technology; Kari Siebert, Business and Technology; Matthew Simmonds, Paramedic; Marc Sipma, Medical Laboratory Technician; Melanie Small, Business - Hospitality; Izabelle Smith, Surgical Technology; Eric Snoozy, Electrical Trades; Sydney Sobolewski, Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Emphasis; Bennett Solay, Automotive Technology; Joseph Sowards, Construction Technology; Clayton Spencer-Pennington, Paramedic; Zane Stehman, Diesel Technology; Sharyl Stokes-Drain, Environmental Engineering Technician; Andrew Stroup, Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Emphasis; Julie Swan, Allied Health; Chloe Thome, Construction Technology; Stuart Traversie, Computer Science-Information Technology Specialist; Jorge Ucan, HVAC/R Technology; Taylor Uhre, Dental Assisting; Alyssa Venegas, Allied Health; James Walker, Computer Science-Information Technology Specialist; Shalie Weaver, Computer-Aided Design; Jesse Weber, Practical Nursing; Renae Wetch, Registered Nursing; Breanna Wetzel, Electrical Trades; Jace Wetzler, Electrical Trades; Jett Wetzler, Electrical Trades; David White, Construction Technology; Rachelle Williams, Computer-Aided Design; Steven Wingler, Computer Science-Information Technology Specialist; Caleb Wirtz, Paramedic; Rebekah Wood, Practical Nursing; Jonathan Young, Construction Technology; Justin Yurisich, Automotive Technology; and Jeromey Zweber, Plumbing Technology.

Saint Onge – Mikkal Black, Accounting; and Aubrey Redinger, Computer-Aided Design.

Spearfish – Dawson Craig, HVAC/R Technology; Drason Craig, Construction Technology; Chloe Drolc, Business and Technology; Erin Drury, Medical Laboratory Technician; Alexander Hamaker, Plumbing Technology; Airika Jensen, Practical Nursing; Luke Jensen, Electrical Trades; Lance McNeese, Computer Science-Information Technology Specialist; Neal Porter, Medical Laboratory Technician; Angela Reed, Computer-Aided Design; and Tamara Waldrop, Health Information Management.

Sturgis – Madison Estey, Surgical Technology; Brock Foster, Electrical Trades; Owen Hoops, Computer-Aided Design; Sydney Hyman, Non-degree Seeking; Trinity McCrary, Criminal Justice; and Brian Sanders, Accounting.

Summerset – Theresa Bartels, Registered Nursing; Nicholas Krebs, Diesel Technology; Ryan Miles, Computer-Aided Design; and Jared Sailer, Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Emphasis.

Tea – Micah Kooiman, Automotive Technology.

Vale – Shaley Dirk, Accounting.

Wall – Laeton Anderson, Electrical Trades.

Watertown – Brooke Redder, Library Technician.

White River - Renegade Wooden Knife, Electrical Trades.

Whitewood – Clayton Smith, Diesel Technology.


 – Gabriel Adams, Welding and Fabrication.


Sidney - Kevin Skogen, HVAC/R Technology.

Hay Springs
 RyLee Wolken, Surgical Technology.

West Caldwell
- Joel Feria, Electrical Trades.

 - Jaxon Tabert, Welding and Fabrication; Fredonia - Kaleb Entzi, Diesel Technology; and Hettinger - Caden Parnow, Automotive Technology.

-Gauge Ross, Welding and Fabrication; and Sundance - Christien Robison, Computer-Aided Design.


About Western Dakota Technical College

Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) was established in 1968 and is the only technical college serving the western South Dakota region. 

WDTC offers nearly 40 programs in a variety of fields, including Business and Computers, Construction and Manufacturing, Energy and Environmental Technologies, Health Sciences, Legal and Public Services, and Transportation Technologies. 

Ninety-nine percent of Western Dakota Tech's most recent graduates are working, continuing their education, or are enlisted in the military, per the WDTC 2021 Placement Report. There were 326 respondents out of 380 graduates surveyed. [*Placement information is derived from graduate surveys, faculty-collected data, placement surveys started six months after graduation, and the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. Overall placement rate is figured by: (responding graduates employed, continuing education, or in military service)/(responding graduates who are seeking employment). The number of program graduates are unduplicated by CIP code.]

Western Dakota Technical College faculty, staff, and administration focus their efforts on helping students gain the skills and experiences they need to succeed. Through hands-on learning, internships, and industry partnerships, Western Dakota Tech students graduate ready to make a real and immediate contribution to their employers and to their communities.

For information about Western Dakota Technical College, call (800) 544-8765 or (605) 718-2565 or send an email to Visit us on the web at


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