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

WINONA, Minn. - Saint Mary's University elementary education major Katherine Zuzek, daughter of Mark and Janet Zuzek of Hastings, 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.

Zuzek has demonstrated these qualities through her involvements including Kappa Delta Pi National Education Honor Society and Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society. She has served as president of Student Senate and was on the executive board of the Student Activities Committee for two years. She has also participated in Together Encountering Christ (TEC) retreats, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) club, Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance committee, Serving Others United in Love (S.O.U.L.) Council, New Student Orientation, Z-Club, liturgical choir, and Yearbook Club. Zuzek has tutored in the English Language Learners program and the Initial Teaching Alphabet (ITA) program and served as a Centennial student leader. After graduation, she hopes to teach elementary school in the Winona or Hastings areas.

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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