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Education

  • Dean’s List

    Sydney Grebin, Stanton, is among the students named to the spring 2017 semester dean’s list at the University of Northern Iowa.

    To be included on the list, a student must have earned a grade point of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, while taking at least 12 hours of graded work during the semester. On the 4.0 system, an A is worth four points; a B, three points; a C, two points, and a D, one point.

  • Dean’s List

    Abbey Pratt, Red Oak, was one of 423 students whose exceptional achievements were honored by the College of Saint Mary with the release of the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester. Pratt is pursuing a Bacelor of Science degree in occupational therapy.

    To qualify for the College of Saint Mary Dean’s List, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher after completing at least 12 semester hours as a full-time student.

  • College Graduation

    Sydney Grebin, Stanton, is among the new alumni added to the roster of graduates of the University of Northern Iowa. Grebin earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in family services.

  • College Graduation

    Justin Eccles, Red Oak, was one of the more than 7,000 students who received degrees during the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s spring commencement ceremonies, May 11, 2017.

    Eccles earned a Master of Arts degree in Art Education from the School of Education.  

  • College Graduates

    Local students who were spring 2017 graduates of the University of Iowa included:

    • Emerson: Benjamin Blank, BS-Mathematics.

    • Henderson: Alena Newgren, BSE-Biomedical Engineering.

    • Red Oak: Courtney Billings, BA-Health and Human Physiology; Brandon Farnum, BBA-Finance; Phillip Klopp, BA-Psychology. 

  • College Graduates

    The following area students recently graduated from Buena Vista University:

    • Teresa Sparks, of Villisca, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in educational studies. Sparks attended BVU’s Creston site.

    • Cecily Knapp, of Villisca, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English education. Knapp attended BVU’s Creston site.

    • Casaundra Currin, of Villisca, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in exercise science - human performance. Currin attended BVU at Storm Lake.

  • College Graduations

    Dordt College

    Jennifer Allen of Red Oak, was among the 355 graduates of Dordt College who received diplomas at the 2017 commencement ceremony May 5. Allen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Design and Technical Theatre.

    Central College

    Central College seniors graduated May 13, with 238 students participating in commencement.

    Local Central College graduates include:

    • Collin Strickland of Stanton.

    • John Walker of Red Oak.

  • Honor Roll

    Approximately 520 students have been named to the Iowa Western Community College president’s honor roll for the 2017 Spring term. Students named to the president’s honor roll must be carrying at least 12 academic credit hours and attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0.

    The following local students were named to the 2017 spring honor roll:

    • Clarinda: Mark Dunn, computers: network and system administration; Jordan Landess, practical nursing; Brittany McClarnon, management and human resources; Melissa Mullins, accounting.

  • Dean’s List

    Valerie Newhouse, President of Iowa Lakes Community College, has released the spring honors list of full-time students (12 credits or more) who have demonstrated academic excellence by earning a grade point average of 3.25 (based on a 4.00) or higher.

    Spring semester students who have achieved a 3.25 grade point average or better are recognized by inclusion on the dean’s list.

    • James Krajicek, Malvern, was named to the dean’s list. 

  • Dean’s List

    More than 8,700 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the spring semester 2017 dean’s list.

    Students named to the dean’s list must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work.

    Area students earing this honor are:

    • Emerson: Evan L. Mellott, 4, Agricultural Engineering.

    • Henderson: Grant Isaac Keast, 3, Management,