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Bettendorf Resident Simone Hermes Graduates from Concordia University, St. Paul PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ted Dunham   
Friday, 24 May 2013 07:20

ST. PAUL, MINN. (05/22/2013)(readMedia)-- Simone Hermes of Bettendorf, Iowa graduated from Concordia University, St. Paul during the graduate programs commencement ceremony held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Concordia's Gangelhoff Center. Hermes graduated with a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management.

Concordia University, St. Paul is a comprehensive Christian liberal arts university, one of 10 operated under the auspices of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Concordia delivers an educational experience that is responsive to the needs of our students, relevant to the demands of the job market, and provides real preparation for thoughtful living and dedicated service, so that our students can achieve personal and career success. Visit us on the web:

Courtney Wachal Acknowledged at Mount Union Senior Recognition and Honors Convocation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joni Poorbaugh   
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 16:04

ALLIANCE, OH (05/22/2013)(readMedia)-- Courtney Wachal of Bettendorf, IA, a French major, received The John O. Rouse International Travel Prize at the University of Mount Union's Senior Recognition and Honors Convocation on April 23, 2013.

The University of Mount Union's Senior Recognition and Honors Convocation recognizes graduating seniors and underclassman students who have excelled academically, displayed excellent leadership skills and shown dedication to the University and community through outstanding community service initiatives.

Awards were presented to deserving students, ranging from general to discipline-specific.

About the University of Mount Union

The University of Mount Union, founded in 1846, is a four-year private institution that has a liberal arts tradition. The University is located in Alliance, OH, 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Mount Union offers many different programs and career specific undergraduate and graduate programs to its 2,200 students who experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation. Ranked as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the University is committed to providing a student centered approach and an exceptional educational experience. For more information, visit

Area students honored at Illinois College PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MaryEllen Roy   
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 15:59

JACKSONVILLE, IL (05/22/2013)(readMedia)-- The following students received the following scholarship(s) during the Illinois College third annual Celebration of Excellence, on Friday, April 26.

Taylor Brien of Bettendorf, Iowa received the Raymond L. Gillmore II Memorial Scholarship and the David S. Watson History Award.

Elizabeth Manary of Moline, Ill. received the Earle B. Miller Scholarship in Mathematics, Jeanne Rantz Rammelkamp Scholarship and the Rammelkamp Honor Scholar.

Kelsey McFarren of Fulton, Ill. received the Dennis J. Ryan Memorial Drama Award.

The Celebration of Excellence featured more than 40 students presenting recent research efforts during presentations and poster sessions in various locations on campus. Presentation and poster subjects covered all areas of the liberal arts curriculum.

The Illinois College Department of Music Honors Recital was performed in Rammelkamp Chapel and a dessert reception concluded the Celebration of Excellence activities later that evening. The reception was a final opportunity to recognize various academic departmental honors.

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. Illinois College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Visit or call 217-245-3048 for more information.


Kayla Blackburn Joins Nursing Honor Society PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amy McFadden   
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 15:54

DANVILLE , IL (05/22/2013)(readMedia)-- Kayla Blackburn, a resident of Taylor Ridge, IL, was among 26 students recently recognized as a new member of the Lakeview College of Nursing Honor Society.

Blackburn is a 2007 graduate of Rockridge High School and a 2011 graduate of Monmouth College. She is the daughter of Beth Blackburn of Taylor Ridge, IL.

In order to be considered for the Lakeview College of Nursing Honor Society each student was required to be within the top 1/3 of their graduating class, hold a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and demonstrate leadership and service through their activities.

Lakeview College of Nursing officials say that in the future they plan to establish a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, a prestigious international nursing honor society. Membership in the College's own honor society is an important step toward this goal.

Lakeview College of Nursing offers a bachelor of science in nursing degree. It is a single-purpose, private institution that has specialized in nursing education in the Danville, IL area since 1894. Lakeview began offering a cooperative program with Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, in the fall of 2001.

Naomi Iltis Named to Concordia University, Nebraska's Spring Honors List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jenny Hammond   
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 15:52

SEWARD, NE (05/22/2013)(readMedia)-- Naomi Iltis of Le Claire, Iowa, was named to Concordia University, Nebraska's honors list for the second semester of the 2012-13 academic year.

The top 25 percent of undergraduate students who complete at least 12 credit hours qualify for the honors list.

Founded in 1894, Concordia University, Nebraska is a fully accredited liberal arts university committed to excellence in Christian higher education. Concordia was named to the top tier in a U.S. News & World Report's 2012 "America's Best Colleges" ranking in the Regional University- Midwest category and 28th in the "Top 50 Baccalaureate Colleges" of the 2011 Washington Monthly College Rankings. It is one of ten institutions belonging to The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod's Concordia University System.

Concordia University, Nebraska, is located in Seward, Neb., and currently serves over 2,200 students. Concordia offers more than 50 professional and liberal arts programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit

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