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Area students graduate from Lawrence University, Appleton, WI PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 June 2011 12:02

APPLETON, WI (06/14/2011)(readMedia)-- Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., conducted its 162nd commencement ceremony Sunday, June 5. The following local students received their diplomas:

Bobby Metcalf of Bettendorf, son of Dr. Peter and Karen Metcalf, Bettendorf, earned a bachelor of arts, and majored in government and music.

Molly Mayer-Popehn of Moline, daughter of Dr. Thomas Mayer and Jan Popehn, Moline, earned a bachelor of arts, and majored in music.

Students who received the honor of summa cum laude graduated with a GPA of 3.9 to 4.0, students who received the honor of magna cum laudegraduated with a GPA of 3.7 to 3.89 and students who received the honor cum laude graduated with a GPA of 3.4 to 3.69.

Founded in 1847 in Appleton, Wis., Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a world class conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. It ranks among America's best colleges, and is proud to have been selected for inclusion in the book "Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College." Individualized learning, the development of multiple interests and community engagement are central to the Lawrence experience. Lawrence draws its 1,566 students from 46 states and 39 countries.

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Written by Lora Adams   
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 12:41

MOLINE, ILLINOIS – WQPT is delighted to announce that Paul Strater has been awarded the 2011 WQPT Broadcast Scholarship.

"It's an honor to be recognized by WQPT-TV with the award of this scholarship," Strater said.  "As a nontraditional student, the financial realities of later life such as mortgages and car payments and the challenges of funding a college education without parental help or the loans available to parents are quite a challenge.  This scholarship will be a great help as I finish my degree at Western."                     

“Each year it is our pleasure to present this award. We were impressed not only by Mr. Strater’s grades but he exemplifies WQPT’s mission of life-long-learning,” said WQPT General Manager, Rick Best.

Mr. Strater is completing several news internships this summer. They are at Peoria's WEEK-TV 25(NBC), WHOI-TV 19(ABC) and Chicago's WGN-TV 9(CW).  After graduation, he hopes to be a full time television reporter at a station where he can also work in the technical realm. For the last two decades Mr. Strater worked as a broadcast engineer in television and radio. "Most broadcast students are starting a career.  I want to embark on the second half of mine," Strater said.

WQPT is a media service of Western Illinois University located in Moline, Illinois.

Local students awarded Dordt College scholarships PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 June 2011 12:20
Dordt College of Sioux Center, Iowa, has awarded Ben Schroder of Long Grove with an Honors scholarship. 

Scholarship details are available at

Dordt College is a comprehensive Christian college rooted in the Reformed faith. In the 2010 U.S. News & World Report rankings, Dordt College ranked fourth among Midwest Baccalaureate Colleges and eighth on the "Great Schools, Great Prices" list, which compares tuition price with the quality of the program. Dordt College is located in Sioux Center, Iowa, and offers over 90 programs of study to a student body of over 1,300. See for more information.

Local Students Named to Dean's List at Creighton University PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 June 2011 12:08

News from Creighton University

For more information contact: Cindy Workman, 402-280-2969

Local Students Named to Dean's List at Creighton University

OMAHA, NEB. (06/14/2011)(readMedia)-- The following students from your area were named to the Spring Dean's List at Creighton University for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Michael Barnes of Bettendorf a Sophomore Arts and Sciences student.

Emily Stensrud of Bettendorf a Second Year Pharmacy and Health Professions student.

Elizabeth Hines of Davenport a Freshman Arts and Sciences student.

Alexandria Clark of Rock Island a Freshman Arts and Sciences student.

Full-time students who earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the Dean's Honor Roll.

About Creighton University: Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution located in Omaha, Neb., enrolls more than 4,100 undergraduate and 3,200 professional school and graduate students. Nationally recognized for providing a balanced educational experience, the University offers a rigorous academic agenda with a broad range of disciplines, providing undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs that emphasize educating the whole person: academically, socially and spiritually. Creighton has been a top-ranked Midwestern university in the college edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine for more than 20 years. For more information, visit our website at:

Carl D. Schillig Memorial Scholarship Fund Winners Announced PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Lange   
Monday, 13 June 2011 14:43

BETTENDORF, IA – The Carl D. Schillig Memorial Fund, Inc. has announced Jenna McGee, Pleasant Valley High School, and Megan Hayes, Bettendorf High School, as the recipients of its 2011 Scholarship. Miss McGee plans to attend the Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and Miss Hayes Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The scholarship grants a $4,000 educational awarded to one Bettendorf and one Pleasant Valley High School student, each with at least a 2.3 grade point average and who exemplifies Carl's spirit through participation in a variety of school, community and church-related activities. To date, the Carl D. Schillig Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded 24 Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley High School students with educational scholarships.

The Carl D. Schillig Memorial Scholarship was first awarded in 1998 to graduates of Pleasant Valley High School. In 2002, it was extended to graduates of Bettendorf High School. It was established in memory of Carl Schillig, who was 15 years old when he was killed in a car-pedestrian accident in 1994. Carl was active in a variety of community, school and church activities.

For more information about the scholarship, visit the website at or find us on Facebook by searching for “Run with Carl.”
Funding for the scholarship is provided by proceeds from the annual Labor Day tradition of the Bettendorf Rotary’s Run with Carl event. Trinity Regional Health System, United Healthcare and Hamilton Technica College provide majority support for Run with Carl.

About the Carl D. Schillig Memorial Fund, Inc.: The Carl D. Schillig Memorial Fund was established in1995 by surviving members of Carl Schillig, who was killed at the age of 15 in a car-pedestrian accident. The fund provides a $4000 college scholarship to graduates of Pleasant Valley High School – which Carl attended – and Bettendorf High School graduates. With Carl’s philanthropy as its inspiration, the nonprofit also distributes proceeds from the run to organizations in which Carl was active, including Bettendorf/Pleasant Valley Acquatics, Cornbelt Running Club, and Our Lady of Lourdes Church.


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