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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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Ayla Serrano named to Iowa Wesleyan College Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 June 2011 12:31

MOUNT PLEASANT, IA (06/24/2011)(readMedia)-- Dr. Nancy Erickson, vice president for academic affairs at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, has announced the names of students who have qualified for the 2011 spring semester Dean's List. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must attain a grade point average of 3.50 or better on a 4.00 scale with 12 credit hours or more and no incomplete grades at the time the list is declared.

Ayla Serrano of Rock Island, IL is among those named to the academic honors list this semester.

The mission of Iowa Wesleyan College is to prepare students to succeed in a changing global environment. Iowa Wesleyan is a four year liberal arts college providing quality, individualized learning experiences that combine the development of the intellect with adaptive life skills. The college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, with which it shares a commitment to spiritual values, social justice and human welfare.

Iowa Wesleyan College is the oldest private coeducational liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River. For more information about Iowa Wesleyan College please visit www.iwc.edu

On the web: http://readabout.me/achievements/Ayla-Serrano-named-to-Iowa-Wesleyan-College-Deans-List/2679839.

 
Brittany Kahler graduates from Iowa Wesleyan College PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 June 2011 12:31

MOUNT PLEASANT, IA (06/24/2011)(readMedia)-- Brittany Kahler of Marengo, IA, graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College. Commencement ceremonies were held May 7 on the Mount Pleasant, Iowa, campus. Kahler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Studio Art.

Students completing their degrees in May, as well as those who completed their studies at the end of the fall semester in December, were honored in the outdoor ceremony.

Iowa Wesleyan College is a four-year, liberal arts college. For information on programs and enrollment, go to www.iwc.edu.

On the web: http://readabout.me/achievements/Brittany-Kahler-graduates-from-Iowa-Wesleyan-College/2676484.

 
Saint Michael's College Book Award given to Assumption High School student, Caitlin Poster of Eldridge PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 June 2011 12:25

COLCHESTER, VT (06/23/2011)(readMedia)-- Caitlin Poster of Eldridge, a student at Assumption High School was named the 2011 recipient of the Saint Michael's College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience.

The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement. Saint Michael's, located in Burlington, Vermont, one of America's top 10 college towns, was founded on the belief that serving others is part of its Catholic tradition, and through the award seeks to honor those who demonstrate the true spirit of volunteerism.

Award recipients, named at schools throughout the country, are high school juniors who are inductees of the National Honor Society or an equivalent school-sponsored honors organization. They must demonstrate a commitment to service activities in high school or community organizations, taking leadership roles in these activities.

Tomshot was presented the book First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (HarperCollins 2000) by Loung Ung, a 1993 Saint Michael's College graduate who has become a widely acclaimed author. In "First They Killed My Father," Ung gives a powerful autobiographical account, from a child's perspective, of surviving captivity during the genocidal Pol Pot regime in Cambodia. She reveals an indomitable spirit in the face of profound suffering, including the loss of both her parents and two of her siblings. Ung has written a riveting memoir about a family's survival, and in turn, about the development of Ung's on-going crusade for a landmine free world.

Learn What Matters at Saint Michael's College, The Edmundite Catholic liberal arts college, www.smcvt.edu. Saint Michael's provides education with a social conscience, producing graduates with the intellectual tools to lead successful, purposeful lives that will contribute to peace and justice in our world. Founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President John J. Neuhauser, Saint Michael's College is located three miles from Burlington, Vermont, one of America's top college towns. It is identified by the Princeton Review as one of the nations Best 373 Colleges, and is included in the 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Saint Michael's has 1,900 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students. Saint Michael's students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Pickering, Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other grants. The college is one of the nation's top-100, Best Liberal Arts Colleges as listed in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

On the web: http://readabout.me/achievements/Saint-Michaels-College-Book-Award-given-to-Assumption-High-School-student-Caitlin-Poster-of-Eldridge/2672900.

 
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