BISMARCK, ND — Kendra Enget of Stanley, ND, was recognized with the University of Mary Alumni Association’s Outstanding Senior Award for 2016 at the university’s annual President’s Recognition Breakfast Saturday, April 30 as part of the graduation ceremonies.

University of Mary President, Monsignor James Shea congratulates Kendra Enget

University of Mary President, Monsignor James Shea congratulates Kendra Enget

Enget is a social work major at the university and minors in both psychology and addiction counseling with a pre-law concentration. She is the daughter of Karen and Wade Enget.

Each year, the teaching faculty at the University of Mary nominates members of the graduating class for this prestigious award, based on their academic achievement, service to the university and to the community. The Alumni Council Board then selects the recipient from these nominees.

Enget has a 3.99 overall grade point average with a 4.0 in her social work courses. She is an active member of the prestigious Harold Schafer Emerging Leaders Academy at Mary. Enget, elected by her peers to be the senior class social work liaison, has taken leadership in her volunteer work on campus, in Bismarck and hometown, to include: projects with South Central Juvenile Court at the Missouri Valley Family YMCA; counselor and counselor trainer at Camp Bentley, child care volunteer at the Abused Adult Resource center; worked in Bismarck for the campus-wide Day of Service; Clothesline Project volunteer through the social work program and many more. Enget received the Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences Department of Social Work’s Outstanding Junior Award that recognizes students for academic achievement, leadership and community involvement, received the North Dakota Association of Counties 2016 Amy Svihovec Memorial Scholarship, named to the 2016 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, earned the Sister Thomas Welder Scholarship and is accepted into the University of North Dakota School of Law.

“Kendra is a leader who leads by example,” stated Katie Krukenberg, associate professor of social work at the University of Mary. “She sets the bar high for her peers, and truly demonstrates leadership in the way that she conducts herself and elicits the partnership of others.”

University of Mary President Monsignor James Shea and the 2016 Outstanding Senior Nominees

University of Mary President Monsignor James Shea and the 2016 Outstanding Senior Nominees

The other nominees for 2015 Outstanding Senior were:

— Stefan Boehm, Detroit Lakes, MN, accounting, (parents, Jeff and Paula Boehm).

— Kayla Cummings, Helena, MT, exercise science, (parent, FayeAnn Cummings).

— Shane Dukart, Killdeer, ND, healthcare administration, business administration, catholic studies, (parents, Donald and Jeanie).

—Kirby Greger, Mobridge, SD, nursing, (parents, Jerome and Traci).

— Hannah Houle, Redwood Falls, MN, nursing, (parents, Douglas and Tamara).

— Catherine Joshu, Great Falls, MT, business administration, Catholic studies, marketing, (parents, Mark and Rayna).

— Laura Kopp, Chippewa Falls, WI, elementary education, special education, (parents, Ian Kopp, Jenna Schafer).

— Allison Oestreich, Hazen, ND, occupational therapy, (parents, Jeff and Linda).

— Katelyn Rogers, Ellicott City, MD, theology, philosophy, (parents, Clifford and Kathryn).

— Madeline Schueller, Pierre, SD, music education, (parents, Douglas and Joan).

— MiKayla Schuette, Bismarck, ND, elementary education, special education, early childhood education, (parents, Paulette and Dean Kerzmann; Randy and Lisa Schuette).

— Mikala Senner, Bloomfield, MT, business administration, healthcare administration, (parents, Mitch and Dena).

— Preston Tescher, Bismarck, ND, criminal justice, (parents, Jeff and Paulette).

— Brooke Wolf, Bismarck, ND, athletic training, (parents, Michael and the late Connie).

— Adam Woroniecki, Hebron, ND, biology, (parents, Warren and Jodie).