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Local student nominated for Saint Mary’s University Outstanding Senior Award

WINONA, Minn. (May 25, 2021) – Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s psychology major (with a leadership minor) Justine Schultz, daughter of David and Kirstin Schultz of Winona, was nominated for the university’s Outstanding Senior Award.

For the past 53 years, Saint Mary’s has honored two seniors, one man and one woman, who have demonstrated the ideals of scholarship, character, leadership, service to colleagues and the university community, as well as genuine concern for the needs of others.

Schultz has demonstrated these qualities through her roles as president of Psi Chi International Honor Society of Psychology, social media coordinator for the Intentional Acts of Kindness Club, and team representative for the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. She has also competed on the softball team, participated in intramurals, brought the Green Bandana Project to Saint Mary’s, and hosted a virtual mental health awareness walk/run titled, Run “2” for SMU. Schultz has also worked directly with Access Services in the Student Success Center. After graduation, she plans to pursue her master’s degree in sport and exercise psychology at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The Outstanding Senior Awards were presented during a private luncheon ceremony April 22 to Kendall Archer, daughter of James and Tana Archer of Draper, Utah, and Kristopher Shepard, son of Scott and Michele Shepard of Crystal Lake, Ill.

About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of service and leadership. At Saint Mary’s, students find in every classroom — whether in person or online — a relationship-driven, person-centered education. Through intense inquiry, students discover the truths in the world and the character within. Founded in 1912 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota enrolls 5,200 students at its residential undergraduate college in Winona and its Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, based in Minneapolis with programs offered in Rochester, other locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and fully online. As a Lasallian Catholic university welcoming all students, Saint Mary’s offers respected and affordable programs in a variety of areas leading to bachelor’s, bachelor’s completion, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees, as well as certificates. Learn more at


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Justine Schultz