Kerri Lopez, Grafton, N.D., is the recipient of the 2015 Dr. Nannette Bagstad Outstanding Achievement Award. This award is presented to a Mayville State University distance student who has completed a degree in elementary education or early childhood education by attending night classes through interactive video or online delivery. Mayville state offers this program at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, N.D., Williston (N.D.) State College, and North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton.

Kerri will graduate this spring with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. She has earned a major in elementary education.

The Mayville State University distance program was developed to allow individuals to earn their college degrees while pursuing full-time employment, raising families, or being place-bound in rural areas.