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Patilyn Lowery of Bettendorf Named to University of Evansville Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kristen Lund   
Friday, 04 January 2013 13:07

EVANSVILLE, IN (01/03/2013)(readMedia)-- Patilyn Lowery of Bettendorf, IA, has achieved a place on the University of Evansville Dean's List for academic achievements during the Fall Semester 2012. Lowery is majoring in Art.

To make the Dean's List, a student at UE must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

"At the University of Evansville, motivated students such as Patilyn Lowery experience a challenging and collaborative learning environment and thrive under the guidance of talented faculty," said UE President Thomas A. Kazee. "Earning a place on the Dean's List shows a strong commitment to academic success, and students and their families should be very proud of this accomplishment."

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Written by Robin Anctil   
Thursday, 03 January 2013 08:44
IOWA FALLS - One hundred forty-nine students, including Austin Smith of Davenport, have been named to the Fall 2012 (August to December) Dean's List at Ellsworth Community College. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must have taken 12 or more credit hours during the semester (a full-time class load) and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average while attending ECC classes in Iowa Falls or online. Part-time students are not included on this list, and developmental courses do not count toward a student's GPA. The staff and administration congratulate these students for their academic excellence.

Patrick Igou of Rock Island Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Hannah Breaux   
Thursday, 03 January 2013 08:39

BATON ROUGE, LA (01/02/2013)(readMedia)-- The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Patrick Igou, of Rock Island, Ill., was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi - the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Igou is pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering at Kansas State University.

Igou is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The Society has chapters on more than 300 college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines. Its mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

More About Phi Kappa Phi

Since its founding, more than 1 million members have been initiated. Some of the organization's more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist David Baldacci and YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley. The Society has awarded approximately $15 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, $1 million is awarded each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad scholarships, member and chapter awards and grants for local and national literacy initiatives.

For more information on Phi Kappa Phi, please call 1-800-804-9880 or visit

Additional candidate for BHC Board of Trustees PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Smith   
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 15:45

* UPDATE – Jan. 2, 2013 *

Please note – An additional candidate submitted paperwork to run for the Black Hawk College Board of Trustees by the Dec. 26, 2012, deadline.

Here is the revised and final list of candidates:

  • Tim Black, Galva (six-year term)
  • Sammie Borst, Kewanee (six-year term)
  • Kylee Fox, Rock Island (two-year term)
  • John McCooley, Rock Island (two-year term)
  • Doug Strand, East Moline (six-year term)

Ashworth College is Now Accepting Applications for 2013 Gary Keisling ACCESS Scholarships PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Orr   
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 10:12

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Georgia – January 2, 2012 – Ashworth College (, one of the leading accredited online colleges, announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2013 Gary Keisling ACCESS Scholarship program. Applicants will vie for one of 18 scholarships with a combined tuition value of up to $20,000.

Named for the online school’s former President and CEO in recognition of Keisling’s dedication and contributions to both Ashworth College and the field of distance education, the scholarship program will award 10 career diploma scholarships and four single semester’s scholarships each toward Ashworth Associate and Bachelor’s degree programs. The scholarships also include all of the student’s course materials.

“Gary’s personal mission was to open the doors of education to the underserved education population of America and we’re excited to continue his legacy by offering these scholarships,” said Rob Klapper, President of Ashworth College. He went on to explain that it is Ashworth’s ongoing mission to provide affordable, quality education that gives graduates the career training employers want with zero student loan debt.

To be considered for an ACCESS Scholarship, all applicants must submit an application ( and an original 250-500 word essay. All applications are due by February 1, 2013 and recipients will be announced on March 1.

First time students may apply for the career diploma scholarship and both existing Ashworth College students and transfer students may apply for a college degree scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be able to apply their award to their choice of programs which includes business, criminal justice, early childhood education, health care, skilled trades, technology, and more.

Cheyenne Ramsden, Ontario, Canada, was awarded a 2012 ACCESS Scholarship to pursue an Ashworth College Associate Degree in Computer Information Systems. “I'm very honored to have been selected as a recipient. The value of this scholarship is far more than financial - it has inspired me to really make an effort. I wish to thank Ashworth College for their kindness and generosity.”

In addition to the Ashworth College scholarships, sister school James Madison High School, is offering an additional four full ride scholarships for a regionally accredited high school diploma.

Gary Keisling ACCESS Scholarship program

Founded in 2011, the Gary Keisling Ashworth College Continuing Education for Student Success, or ACCESS Scholarship for short, was founded to honor the online school’s former President and CEO, the late Gary Keisling. It was his personal and professional mission to offer affordable and accessible education to underserved populations who historically have had limited access to educational opportunities or an accredited diploma or degree.

Throughout his career, Keisling was regarded as an industry leader and an influential advocate for continuing education and students benefiting through distance education. For more information visit

About Ashworth College

Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth offers military education as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.

Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education, and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and Sheffield School.


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