Robin Johnson named College of Community Studies and Public Affair Outstanding Student

By Robert Boos
Posted August 13, 2020

A resident of Pine City, Minnesota, has been selected a Spring 2020 semester Outstanding Student at Metropolitan State University.

Robin Johnson graduates with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is chosen Outstanding Student representing the university’s College of Community Studies and Public Affairs. Metropolitan State’s 106th Commencement will take place as a virtual graduation exercise on Aug. 15. With spring and summer 2020 semesters together, Metropolitan State is conferring 791 bachelors, 80 masters, and 17 doctoral degrees. Since 1971, Metropolitan State University has conferred 46,003 bachelor’s degrees, 4,158 master’s degrees and 105 doctoral degrees. Knight will also be a speaker at the President’s Reception, hosted to recognize the Outstanding Students and other university honorees.

Metropolitan State University’s College of Community Studies and Public Affairs prepares students with broad liberal arts education, research abilities and 21st century career readiness skills so they can have a meaningful impact on diverse and complex human social systems. Our programs are responsive to students’ needs and incorporate multicultural and experiential learning in community settings. We prepare our students to understand the science of behavior and to apply this knowledge in a variety of contexts as they seek to become resilient agents of service and change. We challenge our students to confront corruption and injustice so that collectively we may overcome oppression in our communities.

Each fall and spring semester, colleges at Metropolitan State nominate students for the Outstanding Student and Outstanding Graduate Student awards. Nominees are evaluated on the basis of their academic performance in their degree program, as well as achievements in their community and professional contributions. All finalists are recognized in the commencement program, outstanding students receive special recognition during commencement, and are eligible to speak at commencement.

Metropolitan State University, a member of Minnesota State, is the Twin Cities’ public, urban, comprehensive state university providing lifelong learning and competitive academic and professional degree programs at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels.