St. Paul, Minn. (July 13, 2015) - The following area students were named to the Dean's List for academic excellence for the spring 2015 semester at Bethel University in St. Paul:  Rachel O'Connell, a Sophomore from Davenport and the daughter of Gwen O'Connell also from Davenport.

The Dean's List honors students who achieve an outstanding scholastic record during a semester with a grade point average of 3.6 or greater.

Bethel University is a leader in Christ-centered higher education with approximately 6,300 students from 48 states and 32 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, with an additional seminary location in San Diego, California, and a satellite location in Bloomington, Minnesota, Bethel offers bachelor's and advanced degrees in nearly 100 fields. Educationally excellent classroom-based and online programs equip graduates to make exceptional contributions in life-long service to God and the world.

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OMAHA, NE (02/12/2015)(readMedia)-- Full-time students who earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the Dean's List. The following students from your area were named to the fall 2014 Dean's List:

Samantha Staver of Bettendorf (52722), a senior in the College of Nursing

Thomas Bush of Davenport (52807), a sophomore in the Heider College of Business

Allison Hanser of Davenport (52807), a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences

James Huiskamp of Davenport (52803), a freshman in the Heider College of Business

Katherine Huiskamp of Davenport (52803), a junior in the Heider College of Business

Christina Laubenthal of Davenport (52807), a junior in the Heider College of Business

Andrew Wilson of Eldridge (52748), a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences

Natalie Lang of Le Claire (52753), a freshman in the College of Nursing

Molly McPherson of Moline (61265), a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences

Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., enrolls 4,000 undergraduates and 4,200 graduate and professional students among nine schools and colleges. No other university its size offers students such a comprehensive academic environment with personal attention from faculty-mentors. Jesuit and Catholic, it affords incomparable interprofessional education, bridging health professions programs with law, business and arts and sciences' all on one walkable campus. Creighton has been top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 20 years. For more information visit: www.creighton.edu.

ROCK ISLAND, IL (12/18/2014)(readMedia)-- Augustana College announced 888 students were named to the Dean's List for the 2014 fall term. Students who have earned this academic honor have maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a four-point scale for courses taken during the term.

Students from your area include :

Travon Aldridge of Rock Island (61201), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Jessica Allen of East Moline (61244), a first-year majoring in undecided.

April Anderson of Davenport (52803), a senior majoring in Asian Studies.

Leo Anderson of Rock Island (61201), a senior majoring in undecided.

Taylor Anderson of East Moline (61244), a junior majoring in Graphic Design.

Christopher Atha of Rock Island (61201), a senior majoring in Business Administration-Management and Accounting.

Mourin Azar of Moline (61265), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Jessica Bacon of Rock Island (61201), a senior majoring in undecided.

Alimou Bah of Moline (61265), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Liam Baldwin of Davenport (52807), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Jacob Barr of Moline (61265), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Adam Bengfort of Davenport (52807), a senior majoring in Engineering Physics and Applied Mathematics.

Emma Bowman of Moline (61265), a junior majoring in Business Administration-Marketing.

Conner Brown of Moline (61265), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Alexsis Brummet of Geneseo (61254), a senior majoring in Teaching Math.

Courtney Camlin of Rock Island (61201), a senior majoring in Neuroscience.

Beth Cole of Muscatine (52761), a senior majoring in Chemistry.

Brandee Cole of Bettendorf (52722), a senior majoring in Pre-Medicine and Biology.

Olivia Covert-Proctor of Bettendorf (52722), a sophomore majoring in Teaching German.

Rowan Crow of Coal Valley (61240), a senior majoring in Teaching History.

Chelsea Crumbleholme of Moline (61265), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Maryedith Curtis of Moline (61265), a junior majoring in Political Science and History.

Michael Daniels of Geneseo (61254), a sophomore majoring in Business Administration and Economics.

Ashley DeVolder of Moline (61265), a senior majoring in Accounting.

Sarah English of Hillsdale (61257), a senior majoring in Philosophy and Neuroscience.

Roberto Espinosa of Rock Island (61201), a senior majoring in Anthropology and Biology.

Mahvish Fatima of Moline (61265), a sophomore majoring in undecided.

Omar Garcia-Martinez of Moline (61265), a junior majoring in Pre-Medicine.

Brenna German of Bettendorf (52722), a sophomore majoring in Communication Studies and Multimedia Journal & Mass Communication.

Analysia Gomez of East Moline (61244), a junior majoring in Biology.

Lizandra Gomez-Ramirez of Rock Island (61201), a sophomore majoring in Sociology and Political Science.

Zachary Gray of Moline (61265), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Ryan Greene of Hampton (61256), a junior majoring in Political Science.

Hannah Griggs of Bettendorf (52722), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Emily Grooms of Coal Valley (61240), a sophomore majoring in Psychology and Art.

Michael Hickey of Muscatine (52761), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Carli Hogan of Rock Island (61201), a sophomore majoring in Biology.

Michael Hoover of Bettendorf (52722), a junior majoring in Political Science.

Andrea Hult of Moline (61265), a senior majoring in Accounting and Business Administration-Management.

Kristina Humphreys of Geneseo (61254), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Kayla Jackson of Rock Island (61201), a sophomore majoring in Psychology.

Tyler James of Davenport (52806), a junior majoring in Graphic Design and English.

Jillian Jespersen of Rock Island (61201), a junior majoring in Biology and Pre-Medicine.

Ruth Jessee of Moline (61265), a junior majoring in Sociology-Social Welfare and Women & Gender Studies.

Emily Johnson of East Moline (61244), a junior majoring in Elementary Education.

Emily Johnson of Moline (61265), a sophomore majoring in Graphic Design.

Tayvian Johnson of East Moline (61244), a junior majoring in Pre-Medicine and Biology.

Katherine Karstens of Moline (61265), a senior majoring in Business Administration-Finance and Accounting.

Alyssa Kendell of Davenport (52806), a junior majoring in Biology and Pre-Medicine.

Benjamin Knapper of Davenport (52806), a senior majoring in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.

Rebecca Knapper of Davenport (52806), a sophomore majoring in Creative Writing, English and Scandinavian Studies.

Nicholas Krantz of Moline (61265), a senior majoring in Graphic Design.

Elizabeth Kuster of Bettendorf (52722), a senior majoring in Creative Writing.

Elizabeth LaBotte of Moline (61265), a senior majoring in Political Science.

Shannon Larson of Bettendorf (52722), a sophomore majoring in undecided.

Katie Laschanzky of Muscatine (52761), a sophomore majoring in undecided.

Jenna Lawrence of Moline (61265), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Makenzie Logan of Moline (61265), a junior majoring in Psychology and Communication Sciences & Disorders.

Mariah Logan of Moline (61265), a junior majoring in Music Education-Instrumental.

Benjamin McKay of Rock Island (61201), a sophomore majoring in General Music.

Christopher McLaughlin of Bettendorf (52722), a sophomore majoring in Business Administration.

Brock McNinch of Moline (61265), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Irene Mekus of East Moline (61244), a sophomore majoring in Business Administration.

Chelsea Mentado of Moline (61265), a sophomore majoring in Graphic Design.

Ryan Mueller of Taylor Ridge (61284), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Long Nguyen of Rock Island (61201), a junior majoring in Applied Mathematics and Economics.

Ted Mathew Nuguid of Moline (61265), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Lubna Omar of Bettendorf (52722), a junior majoring in Communication Sciences & Disorders.

Benjamin Payne of Rock Island (61201), a junior majoring in Multimedia Journal & Mass Communication.

Layne Porembski of Moline (61265), a junior majoring in Accounting and French.

Elyzia Powers of Silvis (61282), a senior majoring in Psychology.

Anish Reddy of Rock Island (61201), a junior majoring in Pre-Medicine.

Sarah Riedel of Long Grove (52756), a senior majoring in Creative Writing.

Omar Rizvi of Bettendorf (52722), a junior majoring in Pre-Medicine, Biology and Religion.

Meagan Rotramel of Moline (61265), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Cammie Ruhl of Moline (61265), a senior majoring in Biology and Neuroscience.

Abigail Ryser of Moline (61265), a sophomore majoring in Biology.

Keith Sands of Silvis (61282), a junior majoring in Mathematics and Teaching Math.

Austin Schoeck of Rock Island (61201), a junior majoring in Political Science.

Christian Schroeder of Coal Valley (61240), a senior majoring in Computer Science and Business Administration-MIS.

Allison Scudder of Rock Island (61201), a sophomore majoring in Communication Sciences & Disorders.

Quintin Sebben of Rock Island (61201), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Andrew Shearouse of Coal Valley (61240), a senior majoring in Business Administration-MIS and Computer Science.

Roman Shepard of Rock Island (61201), a senior majoring in Anthropology.

Tori Shock of Moline (61265), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Andrew Skalak of Davenport (52807), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Helena Smiley of Rock Island (61201), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Rosalie Starenko of Rock Island (61201), a senior majoring in Geography and Spanish.

Andrew Statz of Davenport (52804), a junior majoring in Pre-Medicine and Biology.

Danya Tazyeen of Bettendorf (52722), a junior majoring in Computer Science.

Sergio Tekeli of Bettendorf (52722), a junior majoring in Pre-Medicine and Neuroscience.

Micaela Terronez of East Moline (61244), a senior majoring in History and Anthropology.

Caitlin Thom of Bettendorf (52722), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Anthony TouVelle of Bettendorf (52722), a senior majoring in German Studies and International Business.

Samantha Turner of Rock Island (61201), a senior majoring in History and Anthropology.

Matthew Tuttle-Timm of Moline (61265), a sophomore majoring in Physics and Mathematics.

Mercedes Vanopdorp of Silvis (61282), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Michael Warhank of Davenport (52807), a sophomore majoring in Pre-Medicine and Business Administration.

Haley West of Rapids City (61278), a junior majoring in Neuroscience and Spanish.

Erik Whitcomb of Rock Island (61201), a sophomore majoring in Psychology.

Erin White of Geneseo (61254), a senior majoring in Biology.

Grant Whitlow of Eldridge (52748), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Abigail Wieland of Rock Island (61201), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Elizabeth Wieland of Rock Island (61201), a first-year majoring in undecided.

Rong Zheng of Silvis (61282), a junior majoring in Biochemistry.

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 155 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.

MOUNT VERNON, IA (02/19/2014)(readMedia)-- Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, named 280 students to the Dean's List for the fall semester. The following students in your area were named to the list.

Stephanie Campbell of Bettendorf earned Honors.

Aaron Campbell of West Liberty earned Honors.

Rachel Henning of De Witt earned Honors.

Aubrey Kohl of Bettendorf earned Honors.

A grade point average of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale is required for this designation. "Highest honors" are granted to students with 4.0 averages; "high honors" are awarded to students with 3.8 to 3.99 averages; and "honors" include grade point averages of 3.6 to 3.79.

One of the 40 "Colleges That Change Lives," Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, is a national liberal arts college with a distinctive One Course At A Time curriculum. The One Course schedule provides students the chance to dive into their studies, focus more intensely on the disciplines of their choice, and learn authentically with the unique freedom to shed the confines of the traditional classroom to study off-campus, pursue research, or accept an internship-all without missing out on other classes.

Cornell has been recognized by numerous publications for the value its education offers and for academic excellence. This year it was named one of the 20 "Best Buys" in higher education by the "Fiske Guide to Colleges," and one of the 100 best values in liberal arts education by Kiplinger's. It has also been called a "Great School at a Great Price" by U.S. News and World Report. Ninety-three percent of Cornell graduates earn their degrees in four years, compared to the national average of slightly more than five years. In 2013 Cornell was named one of the 25 colleges with the best professors by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

For more information, visit www.cornellcollege.edu.

OMAHA, NE (01/30/2014)(readMedia)-- Full-time students who rank in the top 10 percent of their class for the semester and earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the Dean's List at Creighton University.

The following students from your area were named to Creighton University's fall 2013 Dean's List:

Ryan Cruise, of Bettendorf, a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences

Adam Dilla, of Bettendorf, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences

Samantha Staver, of Bettendorf, a junior in the College of Nursing

Thomas Bush, of Davenport, a freshman in the Heider College of Business

Allison Hanser, of Davenport, a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences

Elizabeth Hines, of Davenport, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences

Benjamin Irmen, of Davenport, a first-year in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Christina Laubenthal, of Davenport, a sophomore in the Heider College of Business

Ellie Simpson, of Davenport, a sophomore in the College of Nursing

Alan Buttars, of De Witt, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences

Katie Dorpinghaus, of De Witt, a senior in the Heider College of Business

Stephanie Till, of Delmar, a second-year in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Erin Dorpinghaus, of DeWitt, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences

Andrew Wilson, of Eldridge, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences

Meghan Harris, of Muscatine, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences

Kailee Steger, of Milan, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences

Alexandria Clark, of Rock Island, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences

McKenna Pearson, of Sterling, a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences

About Creighton University: Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution located in Omaha, Neb., enrolls more than 4,200 undergraduate and 3,500 professional school and graduate students. Nationally recognized for providing a balanced educational experience, the University offers a rigorous academic agenda with a broad range of disciplines, providing undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs that emphasize educating the whole person: academically, socially and spiritually. Creighton has been a top-ranked Midwestern university in the college edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine for more than 20 years. For more information, visit our website at: www.creighton.edu.

ROCK ISLAND, IL (06/27/2013)(readMedia)-- Augustana College announced 883 students were named to the Dean's List for the 2013 spring term. Students who have earned this academic honor have maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a four-point scale for courses taken during the term.

From your area, students who have earned this honor include :

Sheila Ahuja from Rock Island, Ill., a senior majoring in language arts/English education.

Carlie Allison from Moline, Ill., a junior majoring in theatre arts.

Amber Anderson from Port Byron, Ill., a senior majoring in accounting.

April Anderson from Davenport, Iowa, a senior majoring in Asian studies.

Anthony Ash from Davenport, Iowa, a senior majoring in accounting and business administration-finance.

Christopher Atha from Bettendorf, Iowa, a junior majoring in business administration-advising and accounting.

Jessica Bacon from Rock Island, Ill., a sophomore majoring in elementary education.

Jennifer Baker from Rock Island, Ill., a senior majoring in pyschology.

Adam Bengfort from Davenport, Iowa, a junior majoring in engineering physics.

Amelia Beveroth from Sterling, Ill., a senior majoring in elementary education.

Andrew Beveroth from Sterling, Ill., a freshman majoring in history and accounting.

Allie Bierhaus from Bettendorf, Iowa, a senior majoring in elementary education and Spanish.

Joe Bright from Erie, Ill., a senior majoring in political science and international business.

Jasmine Brooks from Davenport, Iowa, a senior majoring in political science.

Allison Brown from Milan, Ill., a junior majoring in language arts/English education.

Ryan Brummet from Port Byron, Ill., a senior majoring in mathematics, applied mathematics and computer science.

Samantha Bull from Port Byron, Ill., a junior majoring in communication sciences and disorders.

Arielle Campos from Rock Island, Ill., a senior majoring in art and business administration-marketing.

Ceara Campos from Rock Falls, Ill., a senior majoring in business administration-management.

Nicholas Clark from Moline, Ill., a sophomore majoring in augie ages undecided.

Beth Cole from Muscatine, Iowa, a junior majoring in mathematics and chemistry.

Brandee Cole from Bettendorf, Iowa, a junior majoring in pre-medicine and biology.

Amanda Conger from Rock Island, Ill., a junior majoring in religion.

David Cook from Silvis, Ill., a senior majoring in history.

Hailey Coulter from Silvis, Ill., a sophomore majoring in accounting and business administration-advising.

Tyler Cowherd from Bettendorf, Iowa, a junior majoring in business administration-finance, Spanish for professional use and accounting.

Rowan Crow from Coal Valley, Ill., a freshman majoring in pre-history education.

Jane Cummings from Rock Island, Ill., a freshman majoring in augie ages undecided.

Angela Cummins from Rock Island, Ill., a senior majoring in communication sciences and disorders and pyschology.

Nicholas Cummins from Rock Island, Ill., a senior majoring in biology.

Rosa De La Torre from Rock Falls, Ill., a sophomore majoring in pre-medicine and biology.

Katelin Durham from Sterling, Ill., a sophomore majoring in biology and pre-medicine.

Elizabeth Gehrmann from Bettendorf, Iowa, a freshman majoring in chemistry.

Alannah Golden from Rock Island, Ill., a senior majoring in elementary education.

Shai Gonzales from Milan, Ill., a junior majoring in political science.

Jonathan Grchan from Moline, Ill., a senior majoring in business administration - management information system and.

Christine Harb from Davenport, Iowa, a sophomore majoring in biology and pre-medicine.

Thomas Harris from Davenport, Iowa, a senior majoring in biology.

Taelar Hillyer from Bettendorf, Iowa, a senior majoring in language arts/English education.

Nicholas Hoepfner from East Moline, Ill., a sophomore majoring in biology.

Sallie Hohenboken from Prophetstown, Ill., a senior majoring in multimedia journalism and mass communication.

Darshan Hullon from Moline, Ill., a senior majoring in biology and pre-medicine.

Andrea Hult from Moline, Ill., a sophomore majoring in accounting and business administration-advising.

Paul Hurd from Wilton, Iowa, a senior majoring in business administration-management.

Jens Hurty from Moline, Ill., a junior majoring in music education vocal.

Kjerstin Hurty from Moline, Ill., a senior majoring in business administration-marketing.

Jillian Jespersen from Rock Island, Ill., a freshman majoring in augie ages undecided.

Zoee Johnson from Rock Falls, Ill., a freshman majoring in augie ages undecided.

Katherine Karstens from Moline, Ill., a junior majoring in business administration-advising and accounting.

Alyssa Kendell from Davenport, Iowa, a freshman majoring in biology and pre-medicine.

Clare Kilbride from Rock Island, Ill., a senior majoring in communication sciences and disorders.

Jordan Kirkbride from Rock Island, Ill., a junior majoring in French and art history.

Kimberly Klyman from East Moline, Ill., a freshman majoring in augie ages undecided.

Matthew Klyman from East Moline, Ill., a freshman majoring in chemistry.

Benjamin Knapper from Davenport, Iowa, a junior majoring in applied mathematics and computer science.

Rebecca Knapper from Davenport, Iowa, a freshman majoring in creative writing.

Kylie Koger from Davenport, Iowa, a junior majoring in classics.

Ryan Kopatich from Davenport, Iowa, a senior majoring in pyschology.

Manisha Kumar from Davenport, Iowa, a senior majoring in pre-medicine and biology.

Jessica Larrison from Hampton, Ill., a senior majoring in English.

Jamie Lawrence from Moline, Ill., a senior majoring in language arts/English education.

Abigail Ledford from Rock Island, Ill., a senior majoring in biology.

Angela Ledford from Rock Island, Ill., a senior majoring in pre-medicine and biology.

Anna Letendre from Rock Island, Ill., a senior majoring in business administration-marketing and pyschology.

Madison Logan from Moline, Ill., a junior majoring in communication sciences and disorders and pyschology.

Makenzie Logan from Moline, Ill., a freshman majoring in pyschology and communication sciences and disorders.

Kelsey Lovaas from Davenport, Iowa, a senior majoring in business administration-management and accounting.

Hannah Maloney from Davenport, Iowa, a senior majoring in pyschology and communication studies.

Samantha McGreer from Illinois City, Ill., a sophomore majoring in pre-medicine and biochemistry.

Elise McPherson from Sterling, Ill., a senior majoring in biology and pre-medicine.

Lauren Mentado from Moline, Ill., a senior majoring in business administration-international business.

Kelsey Miller from Milan, Ill., a senior majoring in pyschology and women and gender studies.

Garrett Miner from Moline, Ill., a freshman majoring in augie ages undecided.

Landon Neese from Davenport, Iowa, a sophomore majoring in pre-medicine.

Long Nguyen from Rock Island, Ill., a freshman majoring in applied mathematics and computer science.

Lindsey Nicolaysen from Fulton, Ill., a sophomore majoring in computer science.

Jacob O'Rourke from Davenport, Iowa, a senior majoring in accounting and business administration-finance.

Andrew Palm from Rock Island, Ill., a senior majoring in physics.

Eric Palmer from Moline, Ill., a senior majoring in political science.

Eric Pease from Sterling, Ill., a senior majoring in neuroscience and pre-medicine.

Owen Pomije from Rock Island, Ill., a junior majoring in computer science.

Phillip Powell from Bettendorf, Iowa, a freshman majoring in English education.

Elyzia Powers from Silvis, Ill., a sophomore majoring in pyschology.

Abdur Razzaque from Moline, Ill., a senior majoring in accounting.

Richard Rector from Davenport, Iowa, a senior majoring in communication sciences and disorders.

Anish Reddy from Rock Island, Ill., a freshman majoring in pre-medicine.

Tyler Richards from Port Byron, Ill., a junior majoring in business administration-marketing.

Sarah Riedel from Long Grove, Iowa, a sophomore majoring in creative writing.

Omar Rizvi from Bettendorf, Iowa, a freshman majoring in neuroscience and philosophy.

Jessica Roche from Moline, Ill., a senior majoring in biology.

Anna Rusch from Davenport, Iowa, a junior majoring in business administration-marketing.

Keith Sands from Silvis, Ill., a freshman majoring in mathematics and math education.

Lauren Schneiderbauer from Sterling, Ill., a senior majoring in biology.

Austin Schoeck from Rock Island, Ill., a freshman majoring in political science.

Jennifer Schroder from Rock Island, Ill., a senior majoring in communication studies.

Katelyn Sedig from Morrison, Ill., a senior majoring in communication sciences and disorders.

Carlie Sellers from Davenport, Iowa, a junior majoring in biology.

Markaye Semmens from Moline, Ill., a junior majoring in elementary education.

Andrew Shearouse from Coal Valley, Ill., a senior majoring in business administration-advising and computer science.

Andrew Showers from Moline, Ill., a senior majoring in computer science, philosophy, and business administration - management information system.

Moselle Singh from Le Claire, Iowa, a senior majoring in anthropology.

Alexandra Skinner from Bettendorf, Iowa, a junior majoring in theatre arts and pyschology.

Jonathan Smith from Moline, Ill., a senior majoring in biology.

Tyler Spellious from Moline, Ill., a junior majoring in English and creative writing.

Cristina Stan from Davenport, Iowa, a junior majoring in biology and pre-medicine.

Andrew Statz from Davenport, Iowa, a sophomore majoring in pre-medicine and biology.

Grant Stewart from Sterling, Ill., a senior majoring in elementary education.

Danya Tazyeen from Bettendorf, Iowa, a freshman majoring in graphic design major and computer science.

Astrid Tello-Rodriguez from Milan, Ill., a senior majoring in pyschology.

Emma Thompson from Port Byron, Ill., a senior majoring in pyschology and Spanish for professional use.

Anthony TouVelle from Bettendorf, Iowa, a junior majoring in German and international business.

Megan Vandersee from Sterling, Ill., a senior majoring in chemistry education and chemistry.

Chelsea Vickerman from Silvis, Ill., a senior majoring in business administration-finance.

Calvin Vo from Moline, Ill., a senior majoring in theatre arts and English.

Kaleigh Wall from Eldridge, Iowa, a senior majoring in art.

Haley West from Rapids City, Ill., a freshman majoring in augie ages undecided.

James Wiebler from Davenport, Iowa, a senior majoring in biology.

Drew Wiersema from Prophetstown, Ill., a senior majoring in accounting.

Kelsey Winter from East Moline, Ill., a junior majoring in biology.

Ethan Wojcinski from Moline, Ill., a sophomore majoring in computer science and biology.

Shelby Womack from Davenport, Iowa, a junior majoring in biology.

Rong Zheng from Silvis, Ill., a freshman majoring in biochemistry.

Founded in 1860, Augustana College is a selective four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. Augustana 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. Alumni include 141 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.

ROCKFORD, IL (06/24/2013)(readMedia)-- Jesse Cole a resident of Erie, IL, was named to the Dean's List at Rockford College.

Students attending Rockford College were named to the Dean's List for the spring 2013 semester who earned at least a 3.5 GPA with no grades below "C."

Rockford College's Spring 2013 Dean's List includes those students who meet all requirements at the time the list is compiled. Students who have incomplete coursework as of the date the list is compiled are not included in the current list. This list should not be considered an official confirmation of award. Official confirmation will be recorded on students' transcripts.

EAST PEORIA, IL (06/24/2013)(readMedia)-- Hannah Patricia Torres, of Sterling, IL, was named to the Dean's List at Illinois Central College for the Spring 2013 semester. The academic honor is presented to students who earn a 3.5 to 3.99 grade point average on a 4.0 grading scale.

ROCHESTER, NY (06/24/2013)(readMedia)-- The following local residents made the Dean's List for Spring 2013 quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology:

  • John Dvorak of West Liberty, Iowa, (52776) is a fourth-year student in the computational mathematics program in RIT's College of Science.
  • Emma Nelson of Moline, Ill., (61265) is a fifth-year student in the software engineering program in RIT's B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. In addition, the university offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. RIT enrolls nearly 18,000 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

OMAHA, NE (06/14/2013)(readMedia)-- Full-time students who rank in the top 10 percent of their class for the semester and earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the Dean's List at Creighton University.

The following students from your area were named to Creighton University's spring 2013 Dean's List:

Michael Barnes of Bettendorf

Adam Dilla of Bettendorf

Samantha Staver of Bettendorf

Emily Stensrud of Bettendorf

Erin Dorpinghaus of Davenport

Elizabeth Hines of Davenport

Christina Laubenthal of Davenport

Andrea Millea of Davenport

Ellie Simpson of Davenport

Alan Buttars of De Witt

Katie Dorpinghaus of De Witt

Stephanie Till of Delmar

Andrew Wilson of Eldridge

Kailee Steger of Milan

Sara Bollaert of Moline

Elizabeth Dentlinger of Moline

John Philibert of Rock Island

About Creighton University: Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution located in Omaha, Neb., enrolls more than 4,200 undergraduate and 3,500 professional school and graduate students. Nationally recognized for providing a balanced educational experience, the University offers a rigorous academic agenda with a broad range of disciplines, providing undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs that emphasize educating the whole person: academically, socially and spiritually. Creighton has been a top-ranked Midwestern university in the college edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine for more than 20 years. For more information, visit our website at: www.creighton.edu.

BELOIT, WI (06/04/2013)(readMedia)-- The following local students have been named to the spring 2013 Dean's List at Beloit College.

Devin Lundy of Davenport, IA. Lundy is a Junior.

Beloit College is a residential, liberal arts college offering 40 majors to its 1,250 students. Located 90 miles northwest of Chicago, Beloit is one of the nation's most international colleges, drawing students from 41 nations as well as 49 states.

SPRINGFIELD, IL (05/15/2013)(readMedia)-- Approximately 20 Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers who served in Afghanistan will return to Illinois this week. The homecoming ceremony for the Bilateral Embedded Staff Team (BEST) A10 will be May 16 at 10:30 a.m. Camp Lincoln, 1301 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Springfield.

The BEST A10 Soldiers were mobilized in August 2012. They trained for a brief time at Camp Atterbury, Ind., before deploying to Poland for approximately two months to train with the Polish Land Forces 12th Mechanized Brigade. The unique mission allowed Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers to train and deploy side-by-side with their Polish counterparts. Following the training, the Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan for seven months. Soldiers are from various parts of Illinois and were selected for the mission based on their training and skills.

The team was part of Task Force White Eagle XII, which included more than 2,500 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from the U.S. and Poland. The task force was assigned two missions in preparation for the drawdown of coalition forces in 2014. The primary mission was to develop the Afghan Soldiers and Afghan law enforcement personnel to provide their citizens with civil and national security. Secondly, the combined U.S./Polish Task Force was tasked with transporting 10 years of war material out of their assigned area of responsibility as a key component of the eventual drawdown.

Task Force White Eagle/BEST A10 completed more than 1,600 tactical operations that ranged from clearing the roads of improvised explosive devices (IED) and humanitarian aid to neutralizing high-profile insurgent leadership. These operations resulted in finding and clearing 34 IEDs and 21 former Soviet high-explosive munitions. The Soldiers of the task force uncovered 35 insurgent weapons cache's that housed over a ton of various caliber weapon ammunition, 30 semi/automatic weapons and more than 45,000 pounds of homemade explosives. Task Force White Eagle was engaged in more than 300 firefights and five IED strikes. The combined efforts of the Polish Soldiers and Illinois Guardsmen yielded the capture of more than 80 insurgents, which included more than one dozen high-profile insurgent leaders.

Task Force White Eagle also transferred one base and one combat outpost to the Afghan government. The Afghan Ministry of Higher Education is in the process of making one of the former coalition bases into the new home of Ghazni University.

"The transfer of these facilities demonstrates the Afghan's increasing capability to protect their civilians and communities, sustain law enforcement and combat operations, and maintain critical local and regional infrastructure," said BEST A10 Commander Col. Michael Zerbonia of Chatham.

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