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Mark M. Welter World Citizen Award 2015-16 Winners

Fall 2015 Winners

  • Paul Iheme N'Gumah, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Chinenye Amadi, Inver Hills Community College
  • Samantha Miller, South Central College
  • Sandra Ouraga, Northland Community and Technical College
  • Hodo Dahir, North Hennepin Community College
  • David Poppema, Vermilion Community College
  • Kyle Williams, Mesabi Range College
  • Austin Schaaf, Rainy River Community College
  • Cole Ostendorf, Anoka-Ramsey Community
  • Maureen McCarthy, Winona State University
  • Peter Olojo-Nwosu, Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Preeti Yon Jon, St. Cloud State University
  • Mbathio Diagne, Minneapolis Community and Technical College
  • Sahara Aden, Century College
  • Matthew Leko, Dakota County Technical College
  • Kevin Anderson, Pine Technical and Community College
  • Marcel Richardson, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
  • Nimo Omar, Hennepin Technical College
  • Aisha Ahmed, Minnesota State Community and Technical College
  • Jared Wencel, Alexandria Technical and Community College


Spring 2016 winners

  • Julianne Monceaux, Alexandria Technical and Community College
  • Alexus Kay Joullanar, Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Arlyn Sam, Central Lakes College
  • Abdulai Abubakari Adam, Century College
  • Mehmet Ongel, Dakota County Technical College
  • Julie Isham, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
  • Jzong Vue, Hennepin Technical College
  • Ariel Mendoza-Cordova, Inver Hills Community College
  • Lee Mickelson, Mesabi Range College
  • Dechen Wangmo, Minneapolis Community and Technical College
  • Kristina Kunkel, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Alexandria Nuese, Minnesota West Community and Technical College
  • Tiffany Londeen, Normandale Community College
  • Ahmed Aboubadria, North Hennepin Community College
  • Sylvia Akoachere, Northland Community and Technical College
  • Chance Sheffield, Northwest Technical College
  • Francisco Diaz, Pine Technical and Community College
  • Ryston Watts, Rainy River Community College
  • Cassandra Brown, Ridgewater College
  • "Tatiana" Armelle Adjinata, Riverland Community College
  • Carolina Martinez Garcia, Rochester Community and Technical College
  • Dayna Aslesen, South Central College
  • Cole Wilson, Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Oluwatobi Oluwagbemi, St. Cloud State University
  • Adrian Rodriguez, Vermilion Community College
  • Lauren Praska, Winona State University

About Dr. Welter


Photo of Dr. Mark M. Welter with Justin Klander and Mike Dean


Dr. Mark M. Welter taught history in the Robbinsdale Area School District for nearly 30 years and also was an adjunct history professor at St. Cloud State University. In the past, Dr. Welter has shown his love and commitment to increase the awareness of global historians’ belief that today’s problems and potential are borderless realities that cannot be met with an ‘us vs. them’ approach by sponsoring global history seminar at St. Cloud State University. 

Past Award Winners



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Spring/Summer/Fall 2016

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Spring 2017

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Fall 2016

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