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Curtis Westpfahl Receives Graduate Degree from Southeast Missouri State University PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Hayes   
Friday, 11 July 2014 14:58

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (07/11/2014)(readMedia)-- Curtis Westpfahl of Milan, IL, was among 181 graduate students receiving degrees during spring commencement exercises May 17 at Southeast Missouri State University.

Westpfahl graduated with Graduate Master's High Honors with a Master of Business Administration with a major in general management .

Dr. Muriel Howard, president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), delivered the commencement address.

Michael Lawrenson Awarded Bachelor of Science Degree from Kutztown University PDF Print E-mail
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Written by David Johnson   
Friday, 11 July 2014 14:31

KUTZTOWN, PA (07/11/2014)(readMedia)-- Michael James Lawrenson of Davenport has been awarded the following degree from Kutztown University:  Bachelor of Science Biology/Pre-Medical and Health Careers Magna Cum Laude

KU has confirmed the awarding of 1,293 degrees. Commencement exercises were held May 10; however, some students completed graduations requirements after that date.

Founded in 1866, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education located on 289 acres nestled in the beautiful East Penn Valley in Berks County, between Reading and Allentown, Pennsylvania. KU is just two hours from New York City; 90 minutes from Philadelphia. As the region's center for excellence in academics, culture and public engagement, KU's programs and reputation for quality offer students the opportunity to discover lifelong avenues of learning and discovery. KU students select from more than 100 areas of study within four colleges in a diverse liberal arts academic environment. To complement their studies, KU's NCAA Division II athletics program with 21 varsity sports joins the more than 160 student clubs and organizations providing students with a variety of activities for learning and discovery. For more information, please visit us at

St. Katharine's -St. Mark's, RIVERMONT COLLEGIATE Alumni Reunion to mark 130th Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Vanessa Douglas   
Friday, 11 July 2014 12:58
"All Classes" St. Katharine's-St. Mark's, RIVERMONT COLLEGIATE Alumni reunion to mark the 130th anniversary of the founding school


Saturday, August 2nd, 2014


RIVERMONT COLLEGIATE, 1821 Sunset Drive, Bettendorf, IA

(For any alumni that attended St. Katharine's School, St. Katharine's-St. Marks School or RIVERMONT COLLEGIATE on that campus)


Sunday, August 3rd, 2014


Renwick Mansion, 901 Tremont Avenue in Davenport, IA

(For any alumni that attended classes at St. Katharine's-St. Marks School at that location)


Additional Details:

Both events will feature an open house, displays of memorabilia, and refreshments will be provided.

Alumni may attend either or both events.

Reservations are $20 per person and must be received by July 28th. For more information or to make reservations please go the Alumni tab at or  connect Rod Ossowski at (563) 359-1366 ext. 314 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ISU Scott County Extension & Outreach Master Gardener classes announced PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amanda Heitz   
Friday, 11 July 2014 10:02

Master Gardeners are volunteers, trained by Iowa State University (ISU) in horticulture, who return service to the community through educational projects. What really sets them apart from other home gardeners is their commitment to learning and sharing what they learn with others. Each year ISU Scott County Extension & Outreach extends this opportunity to 25 residents of Scott County.

Master Gardener trainees attend over 40 hours of scheduled classes and complete 40 hours of volunteer service during their first year to become Master Gardeners.

Classes will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting September 11th and ending November 6th. There is a fee of $195.00 which covers your training and materials provided by ISU Scott County Extension & Outreach.

Please consider Master Gardeners when seeking credible information about home gardening in Iowa. And if you are interested in becoming an Iowa Master Gardener, contact the ISU Scott County Extension & Outreach Office, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf (359-7577) for an application form for this fall’s training session.  The application may also be accessed from our website .


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Written by Matthew Leimkuehler   
Friday, 11 July 2014 09:43

Ames, Iowa - (July 10, 2014) - The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences and its academic departments offered over $800,000 in scholarships to students for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Local recipients include:

from Bettendorf, Iowa

Jamie Blaser, Senior, Event Management, Assumption High School , Mark and Nancy Blaser, Marjorie Chollett Scholarship - College of Human Sciences, Polly Baichly Scholarship - Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management

Jacqueline Colarusso, Freshman, Apparel, Merchandising, and Design, Pleasant Valley High School, Joe and Jennifer Colarusso, Kathryn Knudson Totty Scholarship - College of Human Sciences

Safwan Elkhatib, Senior, Kinesiology and Health, Pleasant Valley High School, Nizar and Etaf Elkhatib, Mary Beard Gibson Scholarship - College of Human Sciences

Jill Mekalson, Freshman, Hospitality Management, Bettendorf High School, Lisa and Ron Mekalson, Mary Ellen Lewis Scholarship - Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management

from Davenport, Iowa

Joshua Byrne, Sophomore, Elementary Education, Central High School, , Betty Holland Dop and Howard L. Dop Scholarship - School of Education


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