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Area Student Receives Honors from Greenville College PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 June 2014 09:42
Greenville, IL. (June 20, 2014) -- Greenville College has released the names of students who qualified for honors at the conclusion of the spring semester. The list includes Lezlie Blaser of Moline, a senior Special Education major who made the Dean's List and Ian Miller, also from Moline, an Audio Engineering major who made the Dean's List.

To qualify for the Dean's List, freshmen are required to maintain a 3.5 grade point average (4.0 scale). Sophomores, juniors and seniors must have a 3.7 GPA. A College Scholar is a student who has made the Dean's List for three or more consecutive semesters.

Greenville College is a four-year accredited Christian liberal arts school with more than 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students. Founded in 1892 and affiliated with the Free Methodist Church, the college is located in Greenville, Illinois, 45 miles east of St. Louis.


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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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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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.

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