DECATUR, ILLINOIS (May 26, 2023) — The Millikin University community gathered again for the annual Honors Convocation and Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thursday, April 27, at Kirkland Fines Arts Center to honor faculty, staff and student accomplishments as the 2022-23 academic year approaches its close.

WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS (May 26, 2023) — Emma Vanseveren, of Davenport, Iowa, received a bachelor of arts degree from College of the Holy Cross.

Vanseveren is among 762 Bachelor of Arts degree recipients Holy Cross celebrated at its 177th Commencement held in person on Friday, May 26, at the DCU Center in Worcester. US Senator Peter Welch of Vermont, a Class of 1969 alumnus, delivered this year's address to the Class of 2023 and received an honorary degree.

2023 Central Student Award winners, from left: Averi Shride ('26), Greg Ricketts ('23), Hailey Hill ('23), Gloria Montiel ('23), Abigail Westercamp ('25), Elizabeth Hurlbut ('23), and Tyler Fitzpatrick ('24)

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 25, 2023) — Augustana College admitted 29 women to the Brenda Barnes Leadership Academy, a series of leadership experiences and opportunities for networking to engage and uplift future female leaders.

This cohort is the inaugural class of women invited to the program. Participants, all first-year students who will enroll at Augustana this fall, were selected by a committee based on their application and essay.

DUBUQUE, IOWA (May 25, 2023) — DuTrac Community Credit Union’s younger members took to heart the theme of “Unleash the Power of Saving at your Credit Union™” to save $1.7 million and win the 2023 National Youth Saving Challenge™. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) headquartered in Washington, D.C., reported savings of $15.2 million by the nation’s youth during the National Youth Savings Month of April.

Mollie Paisley ('22) is pictured on the far right, along with a trio of fellow Monmouth College alumni at HON, including, from left, her 2022 classmates Drake Dietrich and Preston Evans. Also pictured is Shaniah Anderson ('20)

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 24, 2023) — Together with the City of Rock Island, Augustana College has broken ground on a tennis complex at Lincoln Park Wednesday, May 23. College and city administrators dug in with ceremonial shovels to kick off the project that is slated to open for college and community in the fall of 2023.

SEARCY, ARKANSAS (May 24, 2023) — The following students are among more than 1,100 Harding University students included on the Dean's List for grades achieved during the spring 2023 semester.

  • Lily Bendickson of Donahue, a Junior, studying elementary education
  • Kendra Degner of Muscatine, a Senior, studying elementary education

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WHITEWATER, WISCONSIN (May 24, 2023) — The following students were named to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Dean's List for the 2023 spring semester.

- Cordova, IL 61242: Kaitlyn Collins

- Moline, IL 61265: Hannah Gault

- Port Byron, IL 61275: Sarah Prigge

- Geneseo, IL 61254: Carson Rice

- Geneseo, IL 61254: Charlie Rice

- Moline, IL 61265: Abraham Schwartz

GALESBURG, ILLINOIS (May 23, 2023) — Knox College has announced non-profit leader Brooke M Wiseman as the speaker for the institution's 2023 Commencement on Sunday, June 4, 2023.