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Local Student Stephanie D'Cruz Has Been Elected to Graceland University House Council for the 2014-15 School Year PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brooke Sutherland   
Monday, 23 June 2014 09:34

LAMONI, IA (06/20/2014)(readMedia)-- Stephanie D'Cruz of Bettendorf, IA, has been elected to the 2014-15 Graceland University House Council as Council of House Chaplains Representative for Aponivi house.

Graceland offers a unique system that merges student government and the housing system. Each floor of the residence halls is designated as a "house" with its own name, symbol and colors. The integration of student government and the houses allows student leaders to impact the entire campus community and to plan and run programs for the house. This is accomplished by house council leaders becoming the members and decision makers in the student government organizations.

Stephanie and other students participating in leadership and service programs at Graceland University engage in a journey toward personal growth, social responsibility and building community by recognizing leadership potential and clarifying personal, academic and professional goals.

Graceland University, founded in 1895, creates learning communities where students develop their potential for meaningful, productive lives. Offering residential and non-residential environments, Graceland boasts more than 50 academic majors and programs and over 50 clubs and organizations. Graceland stresses the joy of lifelong learning, the rigor of intellectual discipline, and the relationship of both to a satisfying professional and personal life. A sense of community prospers throughout the world with a vibrant Graceland alumni network.

 
Rock Island Resident Julie Eagle One of 1,193 Graduates to Receive Degrees at 146th Worcester Polytechnic Institute Commencement PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Worcester Polytechnic Institute   
Friday, 20 June 2014 14:07

WORCESTER, MA (06/20/2014)(readMedia)-- A total of 1,193 degrees (794 bachelor's degrees, 381 master's, and 18 PhDs) were awarded during the university's commencement ceremony on May 17, 2014, which took place outdoors on the WPI quadrangle. Additionally, 381 degrees were awarded earlier this academic year.

Julie Eagle of Rock Island, Ill., was awarded a master of science degree in mechanical engineering.

Thousands of students, their families and friends, trustees, and other special guests were on hand to hear the inspirational messages delivered by keynote speaker, Bernard Amadei, founder of Engineers Without Borders. Honorary degrees were conferred upon Amadei; Robert A. Foisie '56, retired founder of Matik North America Inc.; Sheila M. Harrity, nationally recognized principal of Worcester Technical High School; and Stephen E. Rubin '74, entrepreneur and former chairman of the WPI Board of Trustees.

In his commencement address, Amadei gave the graduates a personal "call to action," noting that he was in the presence of graduates "who truly have the potential to help solve our world's great problems."

He also noted that WPI graduates are uniquely prepared to tackle such problems. "You have gained knowledge, ability, and skills during your time here," Amadei said. "You are equipped to be truly effective problem solvers. You have also been engaged in the humanities and were taught to think of your place in the global context of our world, and your place in the universe."

About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation's first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. WPI's talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing, and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university's innovative Global Perspective Program. There are more than 35 WPI project centers throughout North America and Central America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe.

 
Davenport, Iowa resident receives degree from UMass Lowell PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Office of University Relations   
Friday, 20 June 2014 09:28

LOWELL, MA (06/19/2014)(readMedia)-- Eric Andresen of Davenport, Iowa was among a record number of graduates - 3,478 - presented with diplomas at UMass Lowell's 2017 Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17 at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.

Andresen received a associate'sdegree in information technology from the College of Sciences.

For the third year, UMass Lowell held two Commencement ceremonies because of the increase in graduates, up more than 300 from 2013 and more than 1,500 since 2007. During that timeframe, UMass Lowell has seen enrollment grow 45 percent and this is the seventh year in a row that a record number received degrees from the university.

 
Davenport Resident Kara Bartels Named to Augustana's Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Sprecher   
Friday, 20 June 2014 08:20

SIOUX FALLS, SD (06/19/2014)(readMedia)-- Augustana College today announced that Kara Bartels, of Davenport, Iowa, has been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2013-2014 academic year.

The Dean's List recognizes full-time students who have a minimum of 12 credit hours with grade-point averages at 3.5 or above.

About Augustana

Founded in 1860, Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., is a selective, residential, comprehensive college of the Lutheran Church. Committed to enriching lives and fostering development, Augustana combines a foundation in the liberal arts with professional skill and advanced study, leading the Templeton Guide to include the College among those that inspire students to lead ethical and civic-minded lives. With 1,765 students from 30 states and 44 countries, Augustana is featured among "America's Top Colleges" by Forbes; was ranked among the top baccalaureate colleges in the nation for its efforts to advance social mobility, research and service by Washington Monthly; and has been named a "Best Midwestern College" by The Princeton Review.

 
ISU students named to spring semester Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jackie King   
Thursday, 19 June 2014 09:07

AMES, Iowa (June 19, 2014) - More than 7,024 Iowa State University undergraduates have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the 2014 spring semester Dean's List. Students named to the Dean's List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work.

Students listed below who qualified for the Dean's List are from your area.


HOMETOWN, STATE; NAME, CURRICULUM

Bettendorf, IA
Michelle Lee Anderson, Child, Adult, and Family Services
Alison Marie Aquino, Kinesiology and Health
Hannah Kristine Bankson, Elementary Education
Andrew Patrick Barnes, Kinesiology and Health
Emily F. Beilke, Psychology
Katelyn M. Bell, Industrial Engineering
Alexander James Bennie, Communication Studies
Jamie Marie Blaser, Event Management
Stephanie Ann Blaser, Dietetics (H SCI)
James Dewey Boddie, Software Engineering
Kellen Matthew Bohn, Kinesiology and Health
Kimberly Ann Booe, Computer Science
Maxwell Kelly Bramer, Mechanical Engineering
Shelby Ann Brandt, Marketing
Jared Michael Brown, Open Option (LAS)
Matthew Roger Brown, Management Information Systems
Sarah Anne Buck, Psychology
Jonathan A. Carlz, Computer Engineering
Dallas Donnell Carter, Mechanical Engineering
Benjamin K. Claeys, Accounting
Erin Elizabeth Claeys, Chemical Engineering
Paula Gerwe Coryn, Technical Communication
Anne B. Cramond, Management
Spencer Owen Crane, Finance
Nicholas Richard Deasy, Architecture-Professional Degree
Kathleen Dilley, Elementary Education
Rachel Erin Dolehanty, Elementary Education
Kaitlyn Marie Dvorak, Kinesiology and Health
Dillan P. Dwyer, Mechanical Engineering
Zachary J. Edwards, Accounting
Brendan David Elizondo, Interdisciplinary Studies
Safwan Elkhatib, Kinesiology and Health
Jessica Lynn Erbst, Pre-Diet and Exercise (H SCI)
Elizabeth Anne Fry, Kinesiology and Health
Taylor Marie Gibney, Mechanical Engineering
Jeremy Thomas Gillam, Mechanical Engineering
Andrew Russell Healey, Construction Engineering
Lucy Gladwin Heiderscheit, Psychology
Kelly Marie Hering, Psychology
Morgan Dale Hoke, Computer Engineering
Thomas Daniel Horton, History
Sarah Wade Huber, Electrical Engineering
Tessa Nicole James, Dietetics (H SCI)
Ellen Bernice Justis, Music
Rachel E. Kirkpatrick, Child, Adult, and Family Services
Jennifer Leanne Klindt, Agricultural Business
Christopher Ross Lamphier, Supply Chain Management
Anne Elyse Leners, Mechanical Engineering
Mikaela Marie Leners, Physics
Jennifer Lynn Martin, Psychology
Samantha Ann Matt, Pre-Diet and Exercise (H SCI)
Maxwell Ryan McDaniel, History
Thomas Ray McGee, Industrial Engineering
Christopher P. Meadows, Mechanical Engineering
Margaret Olin Meloy, Child, Adult, and Family Services
Aaron T. Mendel, Psychology
Tyler Benjamin Meseke, Biology
Amanda Lauren Miller, Kinesiology and Health
Matthew Henderson Miller, Political Science
Emily Jeanne Misak, English
Mary Kate Misak, Event Management
Catherine Helen Mullen, Biology (AGLS)
Andrew M. Oswald, Biochemistry
Camille Elizabeth Perk, Industrial Engineering
Kyle Robert Perkins, Psychology
Jordan Douglas Peters, Kinesiology and Health
Katelynn E. Piotter, Early Childhood Education
Lexie Renee Reed, Animal Science
Caleb D. Schulze, Electrical Engineering
Emily Jean Schwake, General Preveterinary Medicine
Grant Bradley Sherrard, Animal Science
Amrinder Singh, Biology (AGLS)
Patrick Hadley Smith, Biology
Joshua C. Thompson, Mathematics
Mallory Michelle Till, Pre-Business
Erin Cathleen Toohey, Biology (AGLS)
Emory Stephen Traicoff, Mechanical Engineering
Sara Ann Turke, Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
Emma Johanna Vansickle, Kinesiology and Health
Kevin Michael Wagner, Psychology
Karson Gene Westerkamp, Elementary Education
Amy Elizabeth Whiteman, Biochemistry
Robert W. Wright, Industrial Engineering
Zachary Thomas Young, Biochemistry
Samantha Christine Zust, Kinesiology and Health
Davenport, IA
Grant L. Albansoder, Civil Engineering
Joshua John Arguello, Architecture-Professional Degree
Alisa Marie Behrens, Community and Regional Planning
Heather Nicole Bennett, Sociology
Callie Renee Blake, Elementary Education
Molly E. Bridges, Elementary Education
Emily M. Brimeyer, Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
Joshua Jerome Byrne, Elementary Education
Allison Maher Corbin, Kinesiology and Health
Neal Robert Crooks, Aerospace Engineering
Walter Jeffrey Dedoncker, Mechanical Engineering
Darryl Deleon, Journalism and Mass Communication
Elizabeth Marie Doebel, Mathematics
Kate Marie Fennelly, Pre-Business
Jason Lee Fredericks, Pre-Business
Marinda Rose Gacke, Biology (AGLS)
Mackenzie M. Garlock, Chemical Engineering
Kylie Kathleen Hamerlinck, Communication Studies
Christopher Thomas Harre, Civil Engineering
Zachary Matthew Howell, Music
Destinie Joy Hsu, Elementary Education
Jocelyn Lachelle Jackson, Mechanical Engineering
Kayla Marie Kaasa, Biology (AGLS)
Joseph Valarius Kern, Construction Engineering
Jennifer Adele Keys, Music
Anthony Bounkham Khounlo, Computer Engineering
Danielle Marie Kimler, Electrical Engineering
Emerald Patricia Klauer, Graphic Design
Joseph Edward Kopacz, Mechanical Engineering
Kathryn A. Leidahl, Pre-Business
Amanda Margaret Malin, Political Science
Vanessa Lynn McNeal, Child, Adult, and Family Services
Danielle Robin Moore, Biological Systems Engineering
Adam Nguyen, Psychology
Kenny Thien Nguyen, Industrial Design
Elspeth Morgan Petersen, Chemical Engineering
Zachary Richard Petersen, Construction Engineering
Valerie Lynn Pierce, Architecture-Professional Degree
Brylee S. Raupp-Timmons, Computer Engineering
Caleb Anthony Redman, Computer Engineering
Louis Alonzo Redmond, Software Engineering
Brad James Ryan, Chemical Engineering
Hope Elizabeth Scheffert, Software Engineering
Nicholas Patrick Shepard, Dietetics (H SCI)
John T. Solbrig, Industrial Design
Matthew James Stegemann, Electrical Engineering
Amanda Michelle Trammell, Animal Science
Nguyen Le Tran, Electrical Engineering
Thao Tam Tran, Pre-Integrated Studio Arts
Kayla Christine Vance, Environmental Science (AGLS)
Sarah Jane Vance, Graphic Design
Heather M. Vieger, Aerospace Engineering
Sylvina Marie Walk, English
Hannah Elizabeth Williams, Public Relations
Kelsie Deanne Witt, Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
Connor S. Young, Biology
Stephanie Ann Zeidler, Pre-Landscape Architecture
Moline, IL
Allison Michelle Boyle, Elementary Education
Kelsey Breann Carlson, Animal Science
Brandon James Coopman, Industrial Design
Ashley Michelle Dodson, Psychology
Aubrey Elizabeth Foulk, Environmental Science (AGLS)
John Daniel Kerch, Industrial Technology
Emily Jean Knight, Civil Engineering
Morgan Taylor McCarthy, Mechanical Engineering
Hans William Schaeffer, Mechanical Engineering
Christian M. Slagel, Interior Design
Rock Island, IL
Andrew Michael Doyle, Horticulture
Charles T. Eagle, Mechanical Engineering
Joseph Michael Johnson, Mechanical Engineering
Jennifer T. Kirk, Microbiology
Sydnie Odel McNeal, English
Jordan Chase Turnbull, Statistics

 
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