News Release

Students Present Honors Theses

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Students in the Honors Program defended their honors theses during finals week. Presenters included Katie Wolf, a senior majoring in animal science from Blooming Prairie, Minn.; Bryanna Grefthen, a senior majoring in biology from Karlstad, Minn.; and Steven Gonzalez, a senior steven gonzalezkatie wolfdouble majoring in biology and health sciences from North Hills, Calif. 

Bryanna Grefthen (bottom, right) presented her senior thesis, "Pathophysiology Determining Concussion Recovery Time"

Steven Gonzalez (top, right) presented his senior thesis, "Identifying and Staging Dermal Cancers of Canines"

Katie Wolf (left) presented her senior thesis, "Development of Academic Resources through the Dissection of a Goat"

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The University of Minnesota Crookston Honors Program was developed to inspire and transform students’ writing, critical thinking, and leadership skills. 

Students are nurtured and challenged to explore ideas, assess values and develop leadership skills. Honors coursework addresses the diverse and global atmosphere in which we live. Assistant Professor Eddie Walker (in photos with the students) is the coordinator for the honors program. To learn more, visit the Honors Program webpage

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 35 bachelor's degree programs, 23 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 16 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit



Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations