Washington, DC - Congressman Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) met with Cedar Falls High School sophomore Emily Schroeder yesterday to congratulate her on winning the First District Congressional Art Competition. Schroeder visited Washington, DC with her family to attend a recognition ceremony and view her artwork hanging in the Capitol building.

"Emily is an outstanding artist with a very bright future," Braley said. "I'm glad she was able to visit Washington and be recognized with winners from around the country. She and her family were also able to visit the Capitol and see her artwork prominently displayed. I want to congratulate Emily and all the other finalists for their outstanding work.

An Artistic Discovery, the annual Congressional Art Competition, is open to all high school students. One winner is selected from each participating district. Four finalists were selected and their artwork will be displayed in Braley's office in Washington D.C. The six semi-finalists' work will be displayed in Braley's Iowa district offices.

A photo of Congressman Braley and Emily standing next to drawing is attached.

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ROCK ISLAND, IL (06/18/2010)(readMedia)-- Six hundred and twenty-seven students of the class of 2010 graduated from Augustana College with their Bachelor of Arts degree. Augustana's 150th commencement convocation was held on May 23, 2009 at the iwireless Center in Moline.  The following local students were among the graduates:

Faria Ahmed from Bettendorf, IA, who majored in psychology and biology and pre-medicine.

Kristin Albrecht from Moline, IL, who majored in communication studies.

Drew Allen from Bettendorf, IA, who majored in international business.

Samuel Alvarado from Davenport, IA, who majored in chemistry.

Britney Anderson from Reynolds, IL, who majored in religion.

Isaac Anderson from Moline, IL, who majored in biology.

Carrie Bestian from Taylor Ridge, IL, who majored in elementary education.

Katherine Bieber from Davenport, IA, who majored in history.

Nicholas Borchert from Rock Island, IL, who majored in English and philosophy.

Benjamin Borhart from Illinois City, IL, who majored in English.

David Brickner from Rock Island, IL, who majored in accounting and business finance.

Andrew Brown from Port Byron, IL, who majored in business management.

Katherine Caldwell from Moline, IL, who majored in theatre arts.

Nicholas Camlin from Rock Island, IL, who majored in political science.

Kevin Carton from Moline, IL, who majored in communication studies and French and Africana studies.

Brittany Dalton from Eldridge, IA, who majored in pre-medicine.

Darin Decker from Moline, IL, who majored in business marketing.

Jacquelyn Engel from Davenport, IA, who majored in biology.

Megan Ferris from Moline, IL, who majored in elementary education.

Melissa Fobert from Rock Island, IL, who majored in accounting and business finance.

Kai Frazier from Moline, IL, who majored in psychology.

Adam Friedrich from Port Byron, IL, who majored in philosophy and English writing emphasis.

Andrew Fritch from East Moline, IL, who majored in accounting and business finance.

Monica Glancey from Moline, IL, who majored in communication studies.

Melissa Goode from Davenport, IA, who majored in music.

Clayton Holst from Davenport, IA, who majored in biology.

Sara Howell from Milan, IL, who majored in biology.

Olivia Husman from East Moline, IL, who majored in communication studies.

Monica Johnson from Davenport, IA, who majored in business marketing and Spanish.

Michael Kendall from Silvis, IL, who majored in biology.

Paul Lambrecht from Moline, IL, who majored in history education.

Thomas Larrison from Davenport, IA, who majored in religion.

Thomas Lemon from Moline, IL, who majored in history and business management.

Megan Lonergan from Davenport, IA, who majored in elementary education and mathematics.

Emilie Malone from Davenport, IA, who majored in sociology and art history.

Benjamin Marine from Coal Valley, IL, who majored in biology and pre-medicine and business.

Peter Marogil from Moline, IL, who majored in biology and pre-medicine.

Tiffany Massey from Rock Island, IL, who majored in communication sciences and disorders.

George Mathew from East Moline, IL, who majored in philosophy.

Daniel Meden from Davenport, IA, who majored in biology.

Olivia Menage from Moline, IL, who majored in history.

Sara Michaletti from Rock Island, IL, who majored in classics with Latin emphasis.

Emma Moran from Rock Island, IL, who majored in biology and pre-medicine.

Allison Mulherin from Moline, IL, who majored in biology.

Seneca Munos from Moline, IL, who majored in biology.

Cara Neary from East Moline, IL, who majored in psychology.

Zachary Newcomb from Rock Island, IL, who majored in philosophy.

Anthony Nobiling from Moline, IL, who majored in sociology.

Luke Osborne from Moline, IL, who majored in classics with Latin emphasis.

John Patton from Rock Island, IL, who majored in English.

Srividya Prabhu from Moline, IL, who majored in biology and pre-medicine.

Andrew Randone from Davenport, IA, who majored in political science.

Bridget Reich from Bettendorf, IA, who majored in psychology.

Cristal Rios from Moline, IL, who majored in Spanish.

Sydney Royal from Rock Island, IL, who majored in accounting and German.

Kelli Schledewitz from Davenport, IA, who majored in elementary education.

Geoffrey Schoon from Rock Island, IL, who majored in accounting and business finance.

Alyssa Schroeder from Coal Valley, IL, who majored in business finance and accounting.

Bryan Schuldt from Rock Island, IL, who majored in physics.

Alex Sieg from Bettendorf, IA, who majored in biochemistry.

Darla Smith from Port Byron, IL, who majored in elementary education.

Nicholas Stader from Bettendorf, IA, who majored in communication studies.

Amber Staes from Moline, IL, who majored in business.

Henry Stauffenberg, from Bettendorf, IA, who majored in Geology.

Sarah Taylor from Moline, IL, who majored in accounting and business finance.

Amanda Thomas from Rock Island, IL, who majored in political science.

Kevin Tracey from Moline, IL, who majored in political science.

Angel Traman from Moline, IL, who majored in business management.

Alison Tunnicliff from Rock Island, IL, who majored in political science.

Katherine Vander Vennet from Rock Island, IL, who majored in business marketing and communication studies.

Bret VanDeWoestyne from Silvis, IL, who majored in biology.

Lucie VanHecke from Moline, IL, who majored in political science.

Maria Vital from Moline, IL, who majored in Spanish.

Emily Weller from Rock Island, IL, who majored in art education.

Jacob Wells from Moline, IL, who majored in biology.

Emily Welser from Moline, IL, who majored in biology.

Brandon West from Moline, IL, who majored in history.

Eric Wigand from Moline, IL, who majored in business finance.

Nicholas Wilczynski from Moline, IL, who majored in pre-medicine and biology.

Joshua Woodham from Bettendorf, IA, who majored in biology.

Catherine Ziegler from Bettendorf, IA, who majored in English.

For more information, contact Kamy Beattie at kamybeattie@augustana.edu or 309-794-7721.

About Augustana: Founded in 1860 and situated on a 115-acre campus near the Mississippi River, Augustana College is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The college enrolls 2,500 students from diverse geographic, social, ethnic and religious backgrounds and offers more than 60 majors and areas of study. Augustana employs 226 faculty and has a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Augustana continues to do what it always has done: challenge and prepare students for lives of leadership and service in our complex, ever-changing world.

Keep young minds sharp over the summer with educational programs at Rivermont Collegiate! Rivermont is offering an assortment of Summer Adventures for children from preschool age and up.  Programs cover a wide variety of interests - from cooking to aviation - to French and band Camp. Children from any school may register. Each one week session 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 12-3pm is $110. Rivermont strives to prepare students who are grounded in the basics, yet able to think analytically and creatively, to confidently meet the challenges of the 21st century.  Check out full class descriptions and obtain a registration form at www.rvmt.org.

Preschool - Junior Kindergarten - Kindergarten

June 21-25 What's Cooking

June 28-July 2 We Dig Dinosaurs!

July 12-16 Animal ABCs

July 19-23 Take Me Out to the Ballgame

July 26-30 Planes, Rockets and Aviation


Ages 7-11

June 21-25 Bits, Bites and Hopefully NO Bugs!

July 12-16 Whoooo is a Genius?

For enrollment information on Rivermont Collegiate contact Cindy Murray at 563-359-1366 ext. 302 or murray@rvmt.org.

For additional information on Summer Adventures at Rivermont Collegiate contact Tammi Burrell at 563-359-1366 ext. 337 or burrell@rvmt.org.

 

Rivermont Collegiate is the Quad Cities' only independent, non-sectarian, PS-12 college preparatory school, ranked #1 on Iowa's AP Index.

 

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The following area students have made honors at their respective colleges and universities for the Spring of 2010:

Nicholas Stephen Ehrecke, Bettendorf, Margaret Alyson Schutte, Davenport, and Kaela Elizabeth Swarts, Davenport have all made the Provost's List at Truman University in Kirksville, Missouri.

Julie Marie Hasken, Andrew Keith Piotter and Andy Wang Yang, all of Bettendorf, and Aubrey Ann Crowley of Davenport have made the President's List at Truman University in Kirksville, Missouri.

Marquette University, Milwaukee, announces that Anna Aquino of Bettendorf, Kevan Kadavy of Davenport, and Tara Vandygriff of Rock Island have all made the university's Dean's List.

Dana College, Blair, Nebraska announced that Kasey McCreary, a sophomore from Davenport, has made the Dean's List.

Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean's List for the Spring 2010 Semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours with the college.  Kirkwood students from the area earning this distinction include :

  • Elizabeth A. Beasley, Amy L. Berg, Brendan R. Bishop, Quinn C. Claussen, Christopher S. Cotton, Robert A. Harmon, Jr., Cody R. Nicely-Green, Ben J. Palczynski, Allen A. Seitz and Miranda R. Wymore, all of Bettendorf.
  • Chase Cartee, Colin A. Cartee, Ramsay A. Dibbern, Luci Dynes, Angela M. Eckert, Alexander J. Kish, Ryan S. Kitzmann, Mary C. Meincke, John M. O'Donnell, Timothy P. O'Leary, Alexander J. Shipman, Troy M. Stalder, Thuong T. Tran, James M. Wiebler, and Matthew R. Wilford, all of Davenport;
  • Betsey M. Baker, Mark A. Krismanits, Nicholas D. Loehr and Barbara J. Nichols all of Moline.
  • Taylor A. Hilmo of Rock Island.

 

Nicholas Hunt of Bettendorf  made the Dean's List for spring semester 2010 at the Georgia Institute of Technology (aka Georgia Tech) in Atlanta.

Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, Announces the following students have made the Spring Dean's List:

  • Meredith Frasier of Moline 
  • Travis Parker of Taylor Ridge
  • Jenny Rich of Davenport

Central College, Pella, Iowa, has announced the following Dean's List recipients:

  • Patricia Braun, freshman from Davenport
  • Jessica Emard, sophomore from Bettendorf
  • Kelsey Howard, sophomore, from Davenport
  • Maaike Mielenhausen, freshman from Davenport
  • Anthony Miller, junior from Davenport
  • Alissa Olson, senior from Rock Island
  • Kelly Spavin, freshman from Pleasant Valley

Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas, has announced that Elizabeth A. Wilkens of Davenport has made the Dean's Honor List.

Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa, has announced the following honors recipients:

  • Katelyn Christine Carlson of Rock Island has made the Dean's List
  • Deanna Keira Carr of Davenport has made the President's List.
  • Brittany Marie Erps of Davenport has made the Dean's List
  • Ashlee Marie Martin of Davenport has made the Dean's List

Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, has announced that Marlo A. Buzzell and Grace E. Darmour-Paul, both seniors from Davenport, have made the Dean's List.

AMES, Iowa (June 8, 2010) - At Iowa State University's spring commencement ceremonies, 3,297 students received degrees. Iowa State awarded 2,756 undergraduate degrees, 320 master's degrees, 120 veterinary medicine degrees and 101 doctor of philosophy degrees.

Of the students receiving bachelor's degrees, 641 graduated "With Distinction" (cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude). Ten students graduated as members of the Honors Program, and 86 students graduated "With Distinction" and as members of the Honors Program.

Graduates from the Quad Cities area include :



Bettendorf, IA
Kristin Alexa Allen, BS, Environmental Science (AGLS), C;

Rachel Marie Ashley, BS, Dietetics (H SCI);

Stephanie Suzanne Booe, BA, Advertising, S;

Jack Edward Cozad, BS, Mathematics, M;

Allison Beth Durci, BS, Animal Science;

Daniel Lawrence Finnegan, BS, Aerospace Engineering, S;

Ashley Elizabeth Honts, BA, Psychology;

Ashley Elizabeth Honts, BA, Sociology;

Kelsey Jo Klein, MAR, Architecture;

Kelsey Jo Klein, MCP, Community and Regional Planning;

Stephanie Lynne Kraft, BA, Spanish, C;

Matthew Douglas Krajewski, BS, Aerospace Engineering, M;

Ryan David Langtimm, BS, Logistics and Supply Chain Management;

Ryan David Langtimm, Marketing;

Andrew Keith Lehman, BS, Civil Engineering, C;

Marie Elizabeth Ludgate, BS, Dietetics (H SCI), C;

Molly Christine Madsen, BA, Sociology, M;

Molly Christine Madsen, BA, Spanish, M;

Ryan Paul Martin, BS, Aerospace Engineering;

Justin Ryan McComish, BS, Marketing;

Brandon Anthony Morris, BS, Management;

Scott Daniel Moseley, BS, Marketing;

Catherine Erin Owens, BS, Accounting;

Blake Anthony Michael Rubino, BS, Civil Engineering;

Adam Jeffrey Seitz, BA, Speech Communication;

Amelia Joanne Stark, BS, Elementary Education, S;

Jana Kristine Stolze, BS, Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management, C;

Rajat Tandon, BS, Computer Science, S;

Karla Sue Walsh, BS, Health and Human Performance, S;

Karla Sue Walsh, BA, Journalism and Mass Communication, S;

Elizabeth Ann Wilson, MS, Journalism and Mass Communication;

Zhiyi Xu,  , Finance,  ; Zhiyi Xu, BS, Management Information Systems, C;

Troy James Zimmerman, BS, Mechanical Engineering.

Blue Grass, IA
Shane Matthew Grabosch, BS, Family Finance, Housing and Policy.

Coal Valley, Ill.
Ashley Marie Hartson, BS, Marketing.

Davenport, IA
Martyn Lawrence Albert, BLA, Landscape Architecture;

Brian Victor Becker,  , International Business;

Brian Victor Becker, BS, Marketing, C;

Elizabeth Ann Borcherding, BS, Elementary Education;

Adrian Sangster Dominguez, BS, Civil Engineering;

Ruozhu Du, Accounting;

Ruozhu Du, BS, Finance, 2;

Silentor T. Esthil-Henderson, BS, History;

Brandon Thomas Foster, BS, Mechanical Engineering;

John Dudley Hayes, BAR, Architecture-Professional Degree;

Amanda Paige Hutchison, BS, Marketing;

Alex Robert Johnson, BA, Communication Studies;

Paul Charles Moffit Keppy, BS, Economics, C;

Paul Charles Moffit Keppy, BA, Political Science, C;

Zachary James Klenske, BS, Mechanical Engineering;

Erin Lee Lindsay, BFA, Graphic Design;

Benjamin William Olson, BS, Management Information Systems;

Jordan Ray Thistle, BS, Aerospace Engineering;

Christopher Andrew Van Buer, BS, Aerospace Engineering, C;

Paul Robert Vidmar, BS, Civil Engineering;

De Witt, IA
Matthew James Gravert, BS, Chemical Engineering, C.

Moline, IL.
Annika Faith Tunberg, BA, Journalism and Mass Communication.

Muscatine, IA
Chad Jeffrey Steinke, BFA, Interior Design.

Pleasant Valley, IA
Sean Joseph Smith, BS, Industrial Engineering, M.

Rock Island, IL.
Jacob Leonard Schrader, BS, Mechanical Engineering, C;

Jacob Leonard Schrader, Spanish;

Eric Steven Schroder, BS, Biology, C;

Grant Aaron Vermeer, BS, Computer Engineering, M.

Stockton, IA
Allison Marie Schlapkohl,  , Genetics (AGLS);

Allison Marie Schlapkohl, BS, Microbiology, M.

Taylor Ridge, IL.
Katie Jean Feuerbach, BS, Management.

New Law Allows State's Public Universities to Better Manage Budgets while Awaiting State Funding

SPRINGFIELD - June 8, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn today signed a bill into law that allows Illinois' public universities to borrow money in anticipation of already-authorized state funding. Illinois' local school districts are able to borrow money in anticipation of tax receipts, but public universities have not had that option until now.
"This legislation will give our public universities an important fiscal tool to manage through this unprecedented economic crisis," said Governor Quinn. "We are committed to doing everything we can in Illinois to make sure our students receive the highest-quality education possible."
Senate Bill 642 allows state universities to borrow money equal to the amount of vouchers that have been submitted to the state but remain unpaid for fiscal year 2010.
The legislation, sponsored by Sen. William Haine (D-Alton) and Rep. John Bradley (D-Marion), will allow universities to better manage their budgets and pay their bills while waiting for state funding. Currently, the state is hundreds of millions of dollars behind in paying for vouchers submitted by universities. The new law takes effect immediately.
To borrow money under the new law, a university's board of trustees must pass a resolution that outlines: the need to borrow money; the maximum amount to be borrowed; and the maximum amount of interest to be paid. The legislation caps the interest a university can pay at 9 percent and requires that the borrowing take place within 90 days. All borrowing must be repaid within one year or less.
Additionally, all borrowing must be approved by the Comptroller. The universities must produce a detailed account of how the borrowed funds are being used within 15 days of the borrowing.
Universities allowed to borrow under the legislation include : the University of Illinois; Southern Illinois University; Chicago State University; Eastern Illinois University; Governors State University; Illinois State University; Northeastern Illinois University; Northern Illinois University; and Western Illinois University.
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Filling the coffeemaker - watering your vegetable garden - spending a weekend boating on the Mississippi...what could these things possibly have in common?  Each is a simple task we take for granted, made possible in part by clean water with help from the Iowa Water Pollution Control Association.  Founded in 1915, the IWPCA is an organization of professionals committed to water quality and pollution control in Iowa waters.  In addition to legislative initiatives, the IWPCA gives various awards in recognition of outstanding educators and students, as well as employees in the field of water quality.

Rivermont Collegiate is ecstatic to announce tenth grade student Meghana Pagadala has been named the state winner of the 2010 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition, the most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project.  Selected for her project Nanotube Filters: A Practical Solution or Unrealistic Wonder?, Meghana will represent Iowa at the national competition in St. Louis June 17th - 20th and compete for the opportunity to represent the United States at the international competition in Stockholm, Sweden in September.  The IWPCA is extremely proud to sponsor Meghana to this national competition!  The Rivermont community eagerly anticipates Meghana's future contributions to the improvement of water quality and protection - in Iowa and beyond!

For additional information on Rivermont Collegiate contact Cindy Murray at (563) 359-1366 ext. 302 or murray@rvmt.org



Keep young minds sharp over the summer with educational programs at Rivermont Collegiate! Rivermont is offering an assortment of Summer Adventures for children from preschool age and up.  Programs cover a wide variety of interests - from cooking to aviation - to French and band Camp. Children from any school may register. Each one week session 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 12-3pm is $110. Rivermont strives to prepare students who are grounded in the basics, yet able to think analytically and creatively, to confidently meet the challenges of the 21st century.  Check out full class descriptions and obtain a registration form at www.rvmt.org.

Preschool - Junior Kindergarten - Kindergarten

  • June 21-25 What's Cooking

  • June 28-July 2 We Dig Dinosaurs!

  • July 12-16 Animal ABCs

  • July 19-23 Take Me Out to the Ballgame

  • July 26-30 Planes, Rockets and Aviation

Ages 7-11

  • June 14-18 Just Dig It!

  • June 21-25 Bits, Bites and Hopefully NO Bugs!

  • June 28-July 2 Mosaic Art (8:30-11:30am)

  • June 28-July 2 Une Semaine à Paris! (12-3pm)

  • July 12-16 Whoooo is a Genius?

Specialty Classes

  • August 10-12 Mini Band Camp (open to band students of all ages!)

For enrollment information on Rivermont Collegiate contact Cindy Murray at 563-359-1366 ext. 302 or murray@rvmt.org.

For additional information on Summer Adventures at Rivermont Collegiate contact Tammi Burrell at 563-359-1366 ext. 337 or burrell@rvmt.org.

Rivermont Collegiate is the Quad Cities' only independent, non-sectarian, PS-12 college preparatory school, ranked #1 on Iowa's AP Index.

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Choosing a grad school? Don't miss this June 30 event!

DES MOINES, IA (06/07/2010)(readMedia)-- If you've wished you could step into a lab to see current students in action and actually witness students' skills before picking your graduate school, you can't miss Discover DMU Day.

On June 30, from 2 to 5 p.m., Des Moines University (DMU), a medical and health sciences university offering nine graduate degrees, is opening its doors for undergraduate students and advisors to explore, observe and investigate the school.

"Discover DMU Day was developed as a chance for college students from the midwest to see our school unfiltered. It's an opportunity for the students to choose what most interests them and prioritize where to spend their time while visiting campus," explained Margie Gehringer, director of DMU enrollment. "Advisors and parents are also welcome."

Visitors can check out aspects of the school that interest them, meet faculty and attend a health professions fair.

Some of the options for discovery include a chance to examine the lifelike human simulators and sit in on a suturing session or laparoscope demonstration. Also an option is the chance to experience the simulated clinical setting students train in before entering a real clinic. Demonstrations of osteopathic manipulative medicine will also be ongoing through the afternoon. Current DMU students will be on hand as guides around campus.

For more information call 515.271.1456 or visit www.dmu.edu/rsvp/discoverDMU to reserve a spot. Attendance is free.

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Des Moines University is the only private medical school in Iowa, offering graduate-level, professional degree programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, biomedical sciences, anatomy, health care administration and public health. Founded in 1898, the institution offers superior academics in a collaborative environment. DMU students' pass rate on national examinations and board certifications is consistently higher than the national average and the rates at similar institutions.



THE MOLINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES HANSON SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Two students have been chosen to receive 2010 scholarships from the Clement T. Hanson Scholarship Fund administered through The Moline Foundation.

Britta Caldwell is a 2010 graduate of Moline High School.  She will be attending Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, in the fall.

Adrianna Sullivan is a 2010 graduate of Moline High School.  She will attend Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, this fall to major in English Teacher/Education.

The two Hanson Scholarship winners are chosen by a local scholarship selection committee through The Moline Foundation. They will receive $1,500 annually for the next four years with an annual renewal based on satisfactory progress in their post-secondary education.

Since 1985, 83 students have received the Hanson Scholarship Funds as a result of an endowment fund established through the generosity of Clem T. Hanson (1901-1985), a former Moline businessman and community leader.  He was the founder of Hanson Advertising Agency (now Hanson, Watson & Associates) in Moline and was a co-founder of HON Industries in Muscatine.  Mr. Hanson also served as President of Moline Rotary in 1952 and was a volunteer for Boy Scouts, Arrowhead Ranch and United Way. The Clement T. Hanson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established with The Moline Foundation by his family, following the death of Mr. Hanson in 1985.

THE MOLINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES WEBB SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Kelly E. Rogers and Laura E. Peterson, 2010 graduates of Moline High School have been chosen to receive scholarships from the Maggie Webb Scholarship Fund administered through The Moline Foundation.

Kelly will be attending Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, in the fall to major in Pre-Law:  Communications and Sports Studies.

Laura will be attending Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, in the fall to major in Accounting and Business.

The Webb Scholarship winners were chosen by Maggie's friends and family through the Moline Foundation to receive a $1,000.00 scholarship.

Maggie graduated from Moline High School in 2001. As a senior in high school, Maggie began working at the Von Maur department store in Moline. Upon graduating from college, Maggie became department manager for the Iowa City Von Maur store. She then worked at several other Midwestern Von Maur stores earning acclaim for her sparkling personality and commitment to customer service.

Maggie's life tragically ended in December, 2007 with the mass shooting at an Omaha Nebraska mall. Maggie had recently moved to Omaha to serve as Von Maur Store Manager when she was killed along with five other employees and two customers.

THE MOLINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES MOLINE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF '59 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Two students have been chosen to receive the annual scholarships from the Moline High School Class of '59 Scholarship Fund as administered through The Moline Foundation.

Madison Logan is a recent 2010 graduate of Moline High School.  She will be attending Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois in the fall to major in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Tucker Gritton is also a recent 2010 graduate of Moline High School.  This fall he will attend University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, to major in Aerospace Engineering.

The two Moline High School Class of '59 Scholarship winners were chosen by a Selection Advisory Committee to each receive a $1,000.00 scholarship.  The fund was established by the Class of '59 as a way to commemorate their fiftieth class reunion.  This high school class was also the first class to graduate from the Moline High School building located at 3600 23rd Avenue.

Funds were raised by class members and volunteers over the past three years through a variety of fundraisers including barbeques, yard sales, and individual donations.

THE MOLINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES WOMACK SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Olivia M. Aten, Moline High School, was chosen to receive a scholarship from the Lee Womack Memorial Scholarship Fund,

The fund provides scholarships to deserving Moline High School graduates who plan to obtain a degree in education. Olivia was chosen by a local selection committee to receive a scholarship of $1,000.00.  She plans to study Elementary Education at University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

The scholarship was established by Womack's wife, Peggy and the Lee Womack Memorial Golf Outing Steering Committee. Annually since his death, a golf outing has been held in his memory to raise funds for a local charity. In 2004, the scholarship fund was established and is now administered by the Moline Foundation.

THE MOLINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES HULSE-DIIULIO SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

A Moline High School student has been chosen to receive a scholarship from the Dolores A. Hulse-DiIulio Scholarship Fund administered through The Moline Foundation.

Miranda Geever, Moline, recently graduated from Moline High School. She plans to attend Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois this fall to major in Chemistry.

Miranda was chosen by a local scholarship selection committee through The Moline Foundation to receive a scholarship of $1,000.

The Dolores A Hulse-DiIulio Scholarship Fund is intended to provide funds to deserving female students graduating from Moline High School pursing a bachelor's degree on a full time basis with studies in the fields of chemistry, physics, engineering or pre-medicine.

Dolores A. Hulse-DiIulio was a chemistry teacher at Moline High School for 36 years.  She retired in 1994.

A 1958 graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a major in Chemistry and minors in Math and Physics, Dolores began teaching at Moline when the new high school opened on 23rd Avenue.   She has always wanted females to believe that the field of science was for them not just for men.  Her hope is that this scholarship may help female students and encourage them in their goals.

THE MOLINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES CHARLES CURRY SMART BUS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Shelby Lindaman, North Scott High School, Eldridge, Iowa has been chosen to receive a scholarship from the Charles Curry SMART Bus Scholarship Fund.

The fund provides for a scholarship to be awarded to a graduating senior from an Iowa or Illinois High School or a freshman, sophomore or junior from an Iowa or Illinois Community College or 4 year college or university who plans to obtain a degree in education or natural resources. Shelby was chosen by a local selection committee to receive a scholarship of $500.00. She plans to major in Elementary Education at Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois.

The scholarship was established in November, 2008 by the SMART Bus committee and the Interstate Resources Conservation and Development Services to honor the hard work and dedication of Mr. Curry. The scholarship fund is now administered by the Moline Foundation.

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Founded in 1953, The Moline Foundation is a community-based, non-profit organization which provides grants to health, human services, education, community development, the arts, and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of the Quad City region. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts and assists donors in making their charitable dreams a reality. For more information contact Executive Director Joy Boruff at (309)736-3800 or visit the Moline Foundation Web site at www.molinefoundation.org.

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