The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU awarded several scholarships to outstanding NDSU students with interests in transportation during its awards banquet Oct. 3.
Erika Krieger and Rachel Vogl received the Paul E.R. Abrahamson Transportation Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes outstanding students with an interest in the transportation and logistics of agricultural products. Funding for two $1,500 scholarships is provided by the Mountain-Plains Consortium through the University Transportation Centers program of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Krieger is an NDSU senior in civil engineering from Apple Valley, Minnesota. She has been involved in Engineers without Borders, Corrosion Engineers, the Gerontology Club, the University Honors Program and University Band. She was a civil engineering intern in the Minneapolis area with Stantec, a global design firm. She plans to pursue a career of improving water access, sanitation systems, infrastructure and necessary buildings. Her parents are Corey and Madeleine Krieger.
Vogl is a senior in civil engineering from Becker, Minnesota. She is the president of the Engineering Ambassadors and previously served as vice president of that group. She is the membership chair for student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is also involved with our NDSU Steel Bridge Team. After graduation, she will be working for Kimley-Horn with their development services group in the Twin Cities area. Her parents are Dale and Jennifer Vogl.
Gina Blazanin received the Charles E. Herman Scholarship, which recognizes academic achievement and promotes the education of transportation students with a preference to women and minorities at NDSU.
Blazanin is a senior in civil engineering from Bloomington, Minnesota. At NDSU, she has been involved in the Engineering Ambassadors, the Steel Bridge Design Team, the Society of Women Engineers and is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. She was a teaching assistant in the Department of Civil Engineering and is currently a research assistant with the department. Earlier this year, she was a civil engineering intern with an Italian engineering company. After graduation, she may pursue a master’s degree and plans a career that allows her to design roadways and bridges. Her parents are Steve and Mary Blazanin.
Adam Kroll and Jonnah Lee received the Transportation Engineering Scholarship which recognizes academic achievement and promotes the education of transportation students at NDSU. Funding for two $1,500 scholarships is provided by the Mountain-Plains Consortium through the University Transportation Centers program of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Kroll is a senior in agricultural economics from Royalton, Minnesota. He has been involved in the Agribusiness Club, the Agriculture Collective, Collegiate FFA and FarmHouse Fraternity where he is vice-president of recruitment. He was the state treasurer for the Minnesota FFA Association, is an honor commissioner for the College of Agriculture Honor Commission and served on the Little International Technical Committee for the Saddle and Sirloin Club. He has been awarded the Minnesota FFA State Degree, the American FFA Degree and was a participant in the Farm Credit Fellows Program. This summer, Kroll was a commodity trading intern with Cargill. Following graduation, Kroll plans to obtain his master’s degree and work in the agricultural economy in grain merchandising, risk management or lending. His Parents are Duane and Linda Kroll.
Lee is junior in agricultural communication from Velva, North Dakota. She has been active in Saddle and Sirloin Club, Intramural basketball and volleyball, and serves as an intramural captain. She was research assistant at the Agrotech Research Farm near Velva and works at the NDSU Dining Centers. After graduation she hopes to work for in marketing or communications for an agricultural company. Her parents are Curt and Suzie Lee.