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Local Illinois Quad Cities students named to Northern Illinois University Spring 2014 Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Constance Ervins   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 12:37

DEKALB, IL (06/16/2014)(readMedia)-- Northern Illinois University (NIU) announced its Spring 2014 Dean's List, which includes the following local students:

Jacob Buckrop, of Rock Island, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Ean Bush, of East Moline, in the College of Engineering

Jessica Carlson, of Moline, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Robert Fite, of Coal Valley, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dustin Flesch, of Port Byron, in the College of Engineering

Diego Gomez, of Moline, in the College of Business

Katie Granger, of Rock Island, in the College of Health & Human Sciences

Allison Hansen, of Moline, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Ryan Mack, of Moline, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Angela Versluis, of Silvis, in the College of Health & Human Sciences

Andrew Widmar, of East Moline, in the College of Engineering

The Dean's List is compiled by NIU's academic colleges according to student grade point averages. Students must meet a minimum semester grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology or a minimum of 3.75 in the Colleges of Business, Education, Health and Human Sciences or Liberal Arts and Sciences to receive this distinction.

Chartered in 1895, NIU is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a diverse and international student body of about 20,000. Located near a vibrant research and development corridor, NIU's main DeKalb campus is 65 miles west of Chicago and 45 miles southeast of Rockford. NIU provides more than 60 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate- and doctoral- level programs in seven colleges (Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts). The university also operates education centers in Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Oregon and Rockford, where working professionals can access NIU programs at convenient times and locations. The 16 NIU Huskies athletic teams compete in the Mid-American Conference at the highest NCAA Division I level.

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Moline Resident Deborah McClellan Graduates from Saint Joseph's College of Maine PDF Print E-mail
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Written by David Svenson   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 12:36

STANDISH, ME (06/16/2014)(readMedia)-- Deborah McClellan of Moline graduated from Saint Joseph's College of Maine with a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science Administration.

Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic college, providing a supportive, personalized, and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 430-acre campus on the shore of Sebago Lake, the College offers undergraduate degrees to on-campus students, and certificates, undergraduate, and advanced degrees for working adults through Saint Joseph's College Online. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.

 
Developing Middle School Leaders PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mary McNeil   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 10:59
The “Leadership Squad” at Edison Jr High is spending a few days on a college campus to learn how to be effective leaders....

(Rock Island, IL)  There are 7 eighth grade students from Edison Junior High school going to the University of Illinois Extension Summer Illini Academy in Leadership later this month.   They will be living and easting in the dorm for four days.  They will be learning about different leadership styles and attending Leadership training with about 300 to 400 students from around the state.   The Leadership Squad at Edison Junior High School is funded through the 21st CCLC “Lights  ON” for Learning program which partners with the University of Illinois Extension and Mrs. Diane Baker.

Site Coordinator, Susan Witmer, says the learning that will take place there is unmeasurable.   “Without this great community partnership, our students would not have this opportunity to see what it is like to live on a college campus, participate in community service projects in the Champaign area and see some of what college life is like.”

Students will be on the University of Illinois campus from June 22 through June 25.  The students attending include Man Lun, Paw Ka Ku, Dakota Tello-Goossens, Mykeisha Wells, Rashawn Overton, Patience Mutoni and Ethan Wiley.  All total there are 20 Quad Citian attending the academy.

 
Augustana College announces 2014 graduates PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sam Schlouch   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 10:55

ROCK ISLAND, IL (06/16/2014)(readMedia)-- Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill., held its spring commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 25. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos delivered the commencement speech, and more than 600 students participated in the ceremony.

Among the graduates:

Temilade Adejumo, from Rock Island, graduated with a major(s) in Sociology.

Sheila Ahuja, from Rock Island, graduated with a major(s) in Teaching Lang. Arts-English.

Carlie Allison, from Moline, graduated with a major(s) in Theatre Arts.

Sarah Althaus, from Moline, graduated with a major(s) in Political Science.

Allison Brown, from Milan, graduated with a major(s) in Teaching Lang. Arts - English.

SamAnthropologya Bull, from Davenport, graduated with a major(s) in Comm. Sciences & Disorders.

Ryan Chaney, from Bettendorf, graduated with a major(s) in Psychology.

David Cook, from Silvis, graduated with a major(s) in History.

Tyler Cowherd, from Bettendorf, graduated with a major(s) in Business Admin.-Finance, Accounting.

Bowen Dang, from Xi'an China, graduated with a major(s) in Accounting, Business Admin.-Finance.

Ashley DeVolder, from Moline, graduated with a major(s) in Accounting, Business Admin.-Finance.

Gregory Donley, from Silvis, graduated with a major(s) in Theatre Arts, Classics- Greek Emphasis.

Hannah Estes, from Moline, graduated with a major(s) in Business Admin.-Management, Communication Studies.

Tonnie Farwell, from Rock Island, graduated with a major(s) in Accounting.

Alvin Fonseca, from Moline, graduated with a major(s) in Multimedia Journalism & Mass Comm..

Fenner Hengst, from Bettendorf, graduated with a major(s) in Graphic Design.

Taelar Hillyer, from Bettendorf, graduated with a major(s) in Teaching Lang. Arts - English.

Xuwei Huang, from Chengdu, graduated with a major(s) in Business Admin.-Finance, Economics.

Darshan Hullon, from Moline, graduated with a major(s) in Biology, Pre-Medicine.

Nicholas Kendell, from Davenport, graduated with a major(s) in Biology, Pre-Medicine.

Lauren Kirik, from Moline, graduated with a major(s) in Geology.

Megan Kirik, from Moline, graduated with a major(s) in Political Science, Communication Studies.

Kylie Koger, from Davenport, graduated with a major(s) in Classics, Philosophy.

Jason Koski, from Eldridge, graduated with a major(s) in Business Admin.-Management.

Khant Latt, from Yangon, Myanmar, graduated with a major(s) in Political Science, Business Admin.- Management Info. Systems.

Jamie Lawrence, from Moline, graduated with a major(s) in Teaching Lang. Arts - English.

Abigail Ledford, from Rock Island, graduated with a major(s) in Biology, Pre-Medicine.

Angela Ledford, from Rock Island, graduated with a major(s) in Pre-Medicine, Biology.

Madison Logan, from Moline, graduated with a major(s) in Comm. Sciences & Disorders, Psychology.

Eryn Maccabee, from East Moline, graduated with a major(s) in English, Scandinavian Studies.

Catherine Margenthaler, from Moline, graduated with a major(s) in Comm. Sciences & Disorders.

Breeanna McCaw, from Silvis, graduated with a major(s) in Psychology.

Mallory McLain, from Rock Island, graduated with a major(s) in Biology.

Jean Bosco Munyengabe, from Rock Island, graduated with a major(s) in BiologyPre-Medicine.

Breann Nelson, from Moline, graduated with a major(s) in PsychologySociology, Social Welfare.

Muna Omar, from Bettendorf, graduated with a major(s) in Biology.

Elias Oseni, from Romeoville, graduated with a major(s) in Psychology.

Amanda Pease, from East Moline, graduated with a major(s) in Sociology.

Owen Pomije, from Rock Island, graduated with a major(s) in Computer Science.

Tyler Richards, from Port Byron, graduated with a major(s) in Business Admin.-Management.

Alexandria Riordan, from Davenport, graduated with a major(s) in Business Admin.-Management.

Anna Rusch, from Davenport, graduated with a major(s) in Business Admin.-Marketing.

Markaye Semmens, from Moline, graduated with a major(s) in Elementary Education.

Malcolm Simon, from Bettendorf, graduated with a major(s) in English.

Alexandra Skinner, from Bettendorf, graduated with a major(s) in Theatre Arts, Psychology.

Amanda Smet, from Moline, graduated with a major(s) in Sociology- Social Welfare, Philosophy.

Tyler Spellious, from Moline, graduated with a major(s) in English, Creative Writing.

Cristina Stan, from Davenport, graduated with a major(s) in Biology, Pre-Medicine.

Sven Steller, from Augsburg Bavaria 86169, graduated with a major(s) in Engineering Physics, Environmental Studies.

John Stone, from Reynolds, graduated with a major(s) in Computer Science.

Jonathan Tapia, from Hampton, graduated with a major(s) in Business Admin.-Marketing.

Jaykob Tisdale, from Moline, graduated with a major(s) in Spanish.

SamAnthropologya Tonn, from Moline, graduated with a major(s) in Religion.

Steven Trent, from Eldridge, graduated with a major(s) in Geology.

Michelle Wells, from Davenport, graduated with a major(s) in Biology.

Dalinda Widdop, from Milan, graduated with a major(s) in Biology.

James Wiebler, from Davenport, graduated with a major(s) in Biology.

Kelsey Winter, from East Moline, graduated with a major(s) in Biology, Pre-Medicine.

Shelby Womack, from Bettendorf, graduated with a major(s) in Biology.

Those graduating were given advice by Congresswoman Bustos, who said, "Challenge yourself to get outside your comfort zone."

President of Augustana College, Steven Bahls, speaking on life after graduation, said, "It is about leading a meaningful and purposeful life, well-lived." He encouraged graduates to "continue to take the road less traveled, and trust it will make all the difference in the world."

Representing the class of 2014, Carlisle Evans Peck spoke about the importance of a liberal arts education in living a fulfilling life, "These four beautiful years of liberal arts college were not to prepare us for security and dependability in a single, stable career," he said. "They have been to prepare us for life in the forest. The purpose of this education is to create adventurous, creative, intelligent individuals who will shake that machine to its foundations."

During the ceremonies, honorary degrees were presented to two individuals: Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Robert Ontiveros, founder and chairman of Group O.

Founded in 1860, Augustana College is a selective four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. The college is recognized for the innovative program Augie Choice, which provides each student up to $2,000 to pursue a high-impact learning experience such as study abroad, an internship or research with a professor. Current students and alumni include 149 Academic All-Americans, a Nobel laureate, 13 college presidents and other distinguished leaders. The college enrolls 2,500 students and is located along one of the world's most important waterways, the Mississippi River, in a community that reflects the diversity of the United States.

 
Spring 2014 University of Dubuque Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kristi Lynch   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 10:09


Dubuque, Iowa (June 16, 2014) - The University of Dubuque congratulates the following students on being appointed to the Spring Semester 2014 Academic Dean's List. 

To be named to the dean's list, a student must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for that semester.

from Bettendorf, IA
Michael Granados
Rebekka Jacobs
Sydney Kelling
Travis Timm
from Davenport, IA
Allison Chapman
Dathan Hill
Freedom Malik
Kelsey McCreight
Ramon Riley
Anna Runge
Devyn Sacrison
from Moline, IL
Olivia Larson

The University of Dubuque, founded in 1852, is a private, coeducational, professional University with a focus in the liberal arts.

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