Tucker Bercier.jpgApril 12, 2022

Tucker Bercier, a Mayville State University student who transferred from Lake Region State College (LRSC) in Devils Lake, N.D. this spring semester is among fourteen North Dakota community college students who have been named to the 2022 All-North Dakota Academic Team. The designation recognizes the academic achievements of community college students.

“Only the most highly driven and accomplished students are named to the All-North Dakota Academic Team,” said North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott. “The fourteen students from throughout our system named to this year’s team are outstanding examples of academic achievement and volunteer spirit.”

In North Dakota, the community college awards are co-sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and the North Dakota University System College Technical Education Council. The academic team recognition program is active in 37 states. Students named to the state team are also nominated for the All-USA Academic Team.

Nominations are based on outstanding academic performance and service to the college and community. Each member of the team receives a certificate of congratulations from North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, an award certificate, a medallion, and a monetary award. Team members are also eligible for scholarships from several North Dakota colleges and universities.

Not only was Bercier named to the All-North Dakota Academic Team, he also received the highest All-USA Academic Team application score among North Dakota students and therefore is the New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar for North Dakota. As the recipient of that distinction, he has received an expense-paid trip to attend the American Association of Community Colleges Convention in New York City at the end of April, where he’ll be among 104 New Century Scholars representing states across the country who will receive special recognition at a breakfast planned as part of the convention. Tucker’s LRSC academic adviser Teresa Tande and LRSC president Dr. Doug Darling will accompany him on the trip.

Tucker is from Belcourt/St. John, N.D. He was able to complete his degree at Lake Region State College in three semesters, thanks to taking dual credit courses while in high school. At Mayville State, he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in social science education. Even though he’s been a student at Mayville State for less than a semester, he’s become very involved as a member of the Student Senate, representative to the university curriculum committee, and an active member of the diversity committee who is working as a part of the Land Acknowledgment Committee. Tucker also works with recruitment outreach.

“Tucker Bercier is an exemplary individual and we are proud beyond words to count him as a member of the Mayville State University family,” said Mayville State University President Dr. Brian Van Horn. “His commitment to high academic achievement and making our world a better place is something to which we can all aspire. We know the future holds great things for Tucker.”

His campus involvement at Mayville State mirrors his commitment and trademark of being involved throughout his young adult years. While in high school, he served as the youngest member of the Rolette (N.D.) County Historical Society, which fits nicely with his plans for higher education. At Lake Region State College, Tucker served as vice president of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and spearheaded the Adopt a Highway activity for the group. He was also a member of the Student Senate. He continues to be involved by serving as a recruitment liaison between LRSC and tribal communities.