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Jacob W. Marty of Bettendorf Graduates from Colby PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 June 2011 12:11

WATERVILLE, ME (06/28/2011)(readMedia)-- Jacob W. Marty of Bettendorf, Iowa, was one of 486 seniors who graduated from Colby College on May 22, receiving a bachelor of arts degree at the outdoor commencement in Waterville, Maine.

Jacob W. Marty, the son of Peter and Susan Marty of Bettendorf, Iowa, majored in philosophy and graduated with the following honors: Chorale Trip, Dean's List, Distinction in major. He is a graduate of Bettendorf High School.

Commencement speaker Rajiv Shah, administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), focused on internationalism at Colby and on graduates' impact on the global community. "From Ethiopia to Bangkok, Uganda to Nepal, Colby grads are at the forefront of helping serve those in greatest need," he said.

Service, he said, can come from any sector. "Today any career or skill can be put to the service of those in need," he said. "Whether you choose to join development or any other field, your broad and inclusive view of the world will give you unique insights that allow you to shape a much more interconnected planet."

Colby President William D. Adams handed a diploma to Marty and each of the graduates.

Founded in 1813, Colby College is the 12th-oldest independent liberal arts college in the nation. Colby provides a rigorous academic program that fosters transformational relationships between students and faculty. Graduates emerge as committed leaders ready to make an impact on their world. The college enrolls 1,850 students.

For a digital image of Jacob W. Marty, please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

On the web: http://readabout.me/achievements/Jacob-W-Marty-of-Bettendorf-Graduates-from-Colby/2714096.

 
Local Student Named to Columbia College Chicago Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 27 June 2011 18:05
CHICAGO (Grassroots Newswire) June 27, 2011 - Columbia College Chicago congratulates Joseph Gallagher, Film & Video major from Davenport (52806), on being named to the Dean's List for spring semester 2011.

To be named to the Dean's List at Columbia College Chicago, students must have taken at least 12 credit hours and have a 3.75 grade point average or above for that semester.

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution that offers innovative degree programs in the visual, performing, media and communication arts to more than 12,000 students in over 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. An arts and media college committed to a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, Columbia is dedicated to opportunity and excellence in higher education. 

For further information, visit www.colum.edu.

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Local residents named to dean's list at Olivet PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 27 June 2011 18:05

BOURBONNAIS, IL (06/27/2011)(readMedia)-- Olivet Nazarene University announces the spring 2011 dean's list, which includes local residents:

Kelsey Warp of Parnell

Heidi Behal of Bettendorf

Jacob Ridenour of Bettendorf

Katelyn Flynn of Davenport

Keri Cannon of Rock Island

Rebekah Harrison of East Moline

Hannah Rowen of East Moline

Sarah Quinlin of Milan

Michael Tuttle of Orion

Natasha Evins of Sherrard

To qualify for inclusion on the dean's list, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have attained a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale.

Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering over 120 areas of study. It is centrally located in the historic village of Bourbonnais, Illinois - just 50 miles south of Chicago's loop - with additional School of Graduate and Continuing Studies locations in Rolling Meadows, Ill. and throughout Chicagoland.

ONU news is also available on the web. Go to www.olivet.edu and click on "News & Events." Licensed University photos and official logos available upon request. For additional information, contact Laura Warfel at 825-928-5403 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Nicholas Hunt Makes Dean's List at Georgia Tech PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 25 June 2011 23:42

ATLANTA, GA (06/24/2011)(readMedia)-- Nicholas Hunt of Bettendorf, IA made the Dean's List for the spring semester 2011 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Undergraduate students earning a 3.00 or higher academic average for the semester gain the distinction of being named to the Dean's List at Georgia Tech.

The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the nation's leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation's top ten public universities by U.S. News and World Report. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 interdisciplinary research centers operating through the Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Management, Engineering, Sciences, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to America's government, industry and business.

On the web: http://readabout.me/achievements/Nicholas-Hunt-Makes-Deans-List-at-Georgia-Tech/2686809.

 
Harkin Announces Nearly $200,000 for Nurse Training at Iowa Universities PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 June 2011 12:37
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), today announced that several Iowa universities will receive a total $192,189 for the creation and continuation of advanced nursing traineeship programs.  The funding comes from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

“Iowa’s colleges and universities have some of the strongest health training programs and best health professionals in the country, and by making further investments in educating Iowa’s healthcare workforce we will keep our state a leader for generations to come,” said Harkin.  “Today’s funding will not only open doors for Iowans who want to become nurses, but will ensure that when Iowans get sick or seek medical assistance, they will have highly trained health care providers to treat them.  This is truly a double-win for our state.”

Senator Harkin is Chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee that funds HHS. He is also Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.

St. Ambrose University- $1,807.00
New funding for the creation of an Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship program.

Graceland College- $82,726.00
Continued funding for the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship program.

Allen College- $54,002.00
Continued funding for the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship program.

University of Iowa- $53,654.00
Continued funding for the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship program.

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