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Joseph Dickens Honored for Academic Achievement at St. Olaf College PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marie Frederickson   
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:49
ORTHFIELD, MN (05/13/2013)(readMedia)-- Joseph Dickens was among nearly 900 St. Olaf College students who were recognized for academic achievement at the college's annual Honors Day convocation on May 3. Dickens, from Bettendorf, is a Mathematics major. He is the son of Dan Dickens and Jayne Rose.

Honors Day recognizes students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.60 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The convocation also recognizes students who have been awarded scholarships and fellowships, including Fulbright scholars, Goldwater scholars, and senior members of leadership and academic honor societies.

The ceremony began with a colorful academic procession led by St. Olaf President David R. Anderson '74, and was followed by a reception for students, parents, friends of the college, faculty and staff.

St. Olaf College

As one of the nations leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf College offers an academically rigorous education with a vibrant faith tradition as a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. St. Olaf prepares students to become responsible citizens of the world by fostering the development of mind, body, and spirit. Widely known for its programs in mathematics, the natural sciences, and music, St. Olaf also provides dynamic opportunities for interdisciplinary study. Committed to global education, more than three-quarters of St. Olaf students participate in off-campus study programs. Over the years, St. Olaf College has been a national leader among liberal arts colleges in producing Rhodes Scholars, Fulbright Fellows, and Peace Corps volunteers.

Lia Johnson Receives Degree From Bryan College PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tom Davis   
Monday, 13 May 2013 14:02

DAYTON, TN (05/13/2013)(readMedia)-- Lia Johnson of Davenport, IA, was among 187 graduates who received their diplomas in commencement exercises May 11 at Bryan College.

During the services the college awarded 19 Master's degrees, 60 Bachelor of Arts degrees, 107 Bachelor of Science degrees, and one Associate's degree. In addition, 13 members of the Bryan College Class of 1963 were presented Golden Anniversary diplomas in recognition of 50 years since their graduation.

Lia, daughter of Howard and Susan Johnson, received the Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in liberal arts: arts and humanities option.

Bryan is a Christian liberal arts college offering two Master's degrees and Bachelor's degrees in 20 areas. The college has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for 17 consecutive years as being among the Top Tier of Southern comprehensive colleges.

Rivermont Collegiate is the highest-ranking college prep school on the 2013 Iowa AP Index! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brittany Marietta   
Monday, 13 May 2013 13:56

Students graduate from Dordt College PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Vander Plaats   
Friday, 10 May 2013 12:34

SIOUX CENTER, IA (05/10/2013)(readMedia)-- Dordt College awarded 307 diplomas at the 2013 commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Among them were the following local students.

Erin Conley of West Liberty, Iowa, graduated with a bachelor of science in engineering degree in engineering.

Abigail Davis of Davenport, Iowa, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in environmental science.

Among this year's graduates, 288 earned baccalaureate degrees, 13 associate of arts degrees, and six master of education degrees. The baccalaureate degrees presented included bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of science in engineering, bachelor of science in nursing, and bachelor of social work degrees.

Dordt College President Dr. Erik Hoekstra will give the commencement address, "Building for the King." Hoekstra began his term as the fourth president of Dordt College at the start of the academic year.

Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian college rooted in the Reformed tradition. U.S. News & World Report,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,400 students. To learn more about Dordt College, visit

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Written by Richard Martin   
Friday, 10 May 2013 12:32
PORT BYRON, IL – To gather feedback from the community on issues in education, state Rep. Mike Smiddy
(D-Hillsdale) is hosting an education forum on Saturday, May 11 from 10 am to 11 am at West Carroll Primary
School, located at 2215 Wacker Rd. in Savanna.

“This forum is a chance for me to listen to residents’ concerns and ideas for improving the schools in our
area,” said Smiddy. “Strengthening education is a top priority for all of us, and I look forward to speaking with
educators and parents to improve opportunities for our children.”

Illinois’ 71st District includes all of Albany, Cleveland, Coal Valley, Colona, Como, Cordova, Deer Grove, Erie,
Fulton, Hampton, Hillsdale, Lyndon, Morrison, Port Byron, Prophetstown, Rapids City, Rock Falls, Savanna,
Sterling, Tampico, and Thomson and portions of Carbon Cliff, East Moline, Moline and Silvis.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Smiddy’s full-time constituent service
office at (309) 848-9098, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or toll-free at (855) 243-4988.

WHO: 71st District State Rep. Mike Smiddy

WHAT: Education Forum

WHEN: Saturday, May 11 10 am – 11 am

WHERE: West Carroll Primary School, 2215 Wacker Rd., Savanna


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