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UW-Superior students and graduates recognized as community leaders

Posted on Sep 19, 2013
Yellowjackets past and present honored for work in their community
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Yellowjackets honored by DNT

Yellowjackets honored by DNT

The Duluth News Tribune newspaper Thursday honored two graduates of UW-Superior and three others who attended here or who are currently enrolled.

The 20 Under 40 program honors young leaders who are making a difference and improving their community. Each year the newspaper recognizes 20 people under the age of 40 who are leaders in their work, community and local organizations.

The two graduates that were honored:

· Daniel Fanning- Community Relations Officer for the City of Duluth. Fanning works in the mayor's office and assists with community projects, communications and government relations. He also volunteers in the community as well. He holds a bachelor's degree from UW-Superior. He said in the DNT story, "I'm proud that I've been able to be of service to my family, community and country." He added, "I've received a great education through UWS and UMD, as well as from so many wonderful mentors along the way."

· Rachael Kresha-Musician. Performs recitals, sings in concerts and teaches music and is a freelance accompanist at University of Wisconsin-Superior. Also volunteers in the community. Bachelor's of music from UW-Superior. She told the DNT, "Follow your passions. If you love what you do, it doesn't seem like work."

Currently attending UW-Superior:

· Nathalie Crowley-Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program coordinator at PAVSA. Co-founder and facilitator of the Lake Superior Transgender Groups. She is currently finishing her bachelor's degree in sociology at UWS.

Attended UW-Superior:

· Ryan Kern-President of Kernz & Kompany. Founded the Duluth Airshow in 1999. Involved in several community programs. Board member at Richard Bong Veterans Center.

· Mark Johnson-Intervention room coordinator at Superior High School and co-owner of Superior Community Recreations, among other positions. He was on the Mock Trial team here and every year coordinates the Tony G. Memorial basketball tournament that helps to raise scholarship money. Last year they had 131 teams and raised more than $10,000. He said, "I will always associate my success with the Tony G. Tournament with UW-Superior. The partnership with the university is a big part of why the tournament has been such a success. "


Full Duluth News Tribune story here:

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