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SE Tech Student Abbie Dille Nominated for PTK All-MN Honor

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Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical Congratulates
All-Minnesota Academic Team member, Abbie Dille

Abbie DilleAbbie Dille, a nursing student at Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical in Red Wing, was recently selected to the 2011 All-Minnesota Academic Team, an academic honor coordinated by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society that recognizes students within the state’s two-year technical and community college system.

Dille was first nominated to the American All-Star Academic Team by Southeast Technical faculty member Leah Schnaith, chemistry instructor and Phi Theta Kappa advisor. “I nominated Abbie because of her outstanding leadership qualities, community service involvement, as well as her academic excellence in the classroom,” Schnaith said.

Upon graduation, Dille plans to pursue a career in emergency or trauma nursing with a secondary specialty in neonatal intensive care. She has demonstrated academic and personal excellence as a nursing student and has maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout the program. She is president of Phi Theta Kappa and Student Senate, and is a student leader on the Nursing Faculty-Student Committee and a fellow for the League of Women Voters Fellow program. “A community college is a great place to make friends with fellow students and faculty and to create a network for your future,” Dille said. “Phi Theta Kappa is about helping students become leaders in their lives and in their communities and it has been a great honor to hold presidential positions on two student-run organizations,” she added.  She is also the recipient of the Frances and Lyle Olson Memorial Nursing Scholarship distributed by the college foundation.

Dille and academic team members from other colleges attended a recognition ceremony in Eagan, MN on March 25.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges that symbolizes excellence in higher education and a commitment to students. Phi Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold: 1) recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and (2) provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.