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Local student Yennie nominated for Saint Mary's University's Outstanding Senior Award

WINONA, Minn. - Saint Mary's University music performance major Marilyn Yennie, daughter of Tom and Kim Yennie of Grand Meadow, Minn., was nominated for the university's Outstanding Senior Female Award.

For the past 47 years, Saint Mary's has honored a male and a female senior 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.

Yennie has demonstrated these qualities through her involvements including the Lasallian Honors Program, Sigma Alpha Iota (International Music Fraternity), National Association for Music Education, and Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society. She has participated in various music ensembles including concert choir, concert band, and wind ensemble. She has also been a resident assistant in Gilmore Creek Hall, LaSalle Hall, and Heffron Hall. After graduation, she plans to gain experience and work for a year and then apply at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, where she would like to achieve a master's degree in music therapy.

The Outstanding Senior Male and Female Awards were presented during the university's Founder's Day April 1 to Miles Dunna, son of Wokie Dunna of Saint Paul, Minn., and Amy Spitzmueller, daughter of Kathy and Bill Spitzmueller of New Brighton, Minn.


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. A private Lasallian Catholic institution, Saint Mary's offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs. About 1,200 students are enrolled in the residential undergraduate college in Winona, established in 1912. Approximately 4,300 students are enrolled in the schools of graduate and professional programs, which offers master's and doctoral degrees, as well as bachelor's degree completion, certificate and specialist programs. The university delivers education to adults through campuses in Winona, Minneapolis and Nairobi, Kenya; centers in Apple Valley, Rochester and Oakdale; and at numerous other locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Jamaica. Saint Mary's is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

Deb Nahrgang, Communication Director


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