Ten outstanding students from Bismarck State College have been selected as national campus leaders in the 2011 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges." Students were selected based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.
Trenton Bruner, DRAKE, is president and past vice president of the Postsecondary Agricultural Students Organization. He is a member of the BSC baseball team, the Christian Youth Organization and was named to the Mon-Dak Athletic Conference Academic Team. He was a volunteer at community health and career fairs, at the Drake Threshing Show and Breeder's Classic events, and was a blood drive organizer.
Cindy Buchholz, BISMARCK, is a member of the Energy Optimist Club where she has held the offices of project manager and secretary. She is involved in the Bismarck Kennel Club and is a member of Charity Lutheran Church.
Stacey Gerhardt, FLASHER, is fundraising treasurer for Phi Beta Lambda, a member of Phi Theta Kappa and a BSC Board of Governors representative. She was a volunteer for a March of Dimes fundraiser and as a Farmers Union Day School teacher.
Josh Gunter, WEBSTER, MINN., is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and serves as treasurer for the Energy Optimist Club. He conducted the induction ceremony for new Phi Theta Kappa members and was a member of the Boy Scouts for seven years.
Derek Harper, BISMARCK, is the president of the Board of Governors and a member of Drama Club, BSC Concert Choir and Men's Ensemble. He has acted in several BSC theatre productions and student directed a one-act play. He was an Irene Ryan Scholarship Nominee at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in 2010 and was cast in the Director's Showcase at the KCACTF in 2011. He has been actively involved in Dakota Stage Ltd. and was children's theatre director for Shade Tree Players.
Dixie Miller, ELLENDALE, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Campus Crusade and Phi Beta Lambda and was named BSC Outstanding Student in General Administrative Assistant. She is a volunteer for Vacation Bible School, music volunteer for a nursing home and worded on a March of Dimes fundraiser.
Cody Nelson, BISMARCK, is a Phi Theta Kappa member and vice president of the Energy Optimist Club. He was named the Outstanding Student in Power Plant Technology. He has helped with toy drives for under-privileged children, and has served as a volunteer for BSC's recycling program.
Tyler Paul, BISMARCK, is president of the Engineering Technology Club and was named the 2010 Outstanding Student in Engineering. He is a member of and volunteer for the Bismarck Capital Curling Club.
Megan Toepke, NEW SALEM, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the BSC Women's Basketball team and was named to the Mon-Dak Athletic Conference Academic Team. She was a team leader for intramurals and a volunteer at Pee Wee Basketball Tournaments and at the New Salem Basketball Camp.
Kyle Weisbeck, HERREID, S.D., is team captain for the BSC Men's Basketball team, was named to the 3rd Team All-American Basketball and the Mon-Dak Academic Team. He served as a volunteer for the Herreid Fire Department and as a church lector.
These students join an elite group of students from more than 1,000 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations.