Campus News 03-06-19

Monday, March 4, 2019

GOEHRING NAMED TO ST. SCHOLASTICA DEAN'S LIST

Allison Goehring of Milford was named to the Fall 2018 Dean's List at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. Goehring intends to major in biology.

Dean's list members have achieved a 3.75 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale. The College of St. Scholastica would like to commend Goehring for honorable academic achievements.

The College of St. Scholastica is nationally recognized for quality. Rankings by U.S. News & World Report classify it as one of the Midwest's top regional universities.

BRIAR CLIFF NAMES LOCAL STUDENTS TO DEAN'S LIST

Briar Cliff University is pleased to name 345 students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2018-2019 academic year. The list includes George Delaney of Lake Park, Jaydn Barnett of Milford and Tracie Hardy (4.0 GPA) of Spirit Lake. Full-time students who have a semester grade point average of 3.5 or greater and part-time students who complete six or more credits in a semester with a grade point average of at least 3.5 are eligible for the dean's list.  

 

SALEY, ZEMAN EARNS HONORS AT DMACC

 Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson recently named Emma Saley, a liberal arts student from Milford, for the fall semester president's list. To be eligible, a student must have completed a minimum of six credits and earned a 4.0 grade point average for that semester.

Brennen Zeman, a criminal justice—law enforcement student from Spirit Lake was named to the dean's list. To be eligible, a student must have completed a minimum of six credits and earned a 3.5 to 3.99 grade point average for that semester

THEE GRADUATES FROM MERCY COLLEGE

Reghan Thee of Spirit Lake was conferred a bachelor of science in nursing degree by Mercy College of Health in Des Moineson Dec. 15, 2018. Mercy College is the only Catholic college in Central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

HOWATT EXCELS AT SOUTHEAST TECH

Spirit Lake graduate Caleb Tod Howatt, has been named to the Southeast Tech president's list for the fall 2018 semester. Howatt is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering technology. To attain recognition, students must be degree-seeking and have a term GPA of 3.5 or higher.

REITZ GRADUATES FROM HAWKEYE

Whitlee Reitz of Spirit Lake received an associate's degree in business administration and graduated with high honors (3.75-3.99 GPA) at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo. Since Hawkeye opened its doors in 1966, it has focused on meeting the needs of the community, providing quality, affordable training for learners at all stages of life. Since 1966, the college has graduated more than 50,000 students, with 94 percent staying in Iowa.

AREA STUDENTS NAMED TO UI DEAN'S LIST

A number of local students were recently recognized by the University of Iowa for their academic achievement in the fall of 2018:

Arnolds Park — Anna Vos

Milford — Dallas Clark, Matthew Eckard and Anna Seeger

Okoboji — Lauren Laven

Spirit Lake — Aubrey Browning, Jack Dykema, Matthew Fuelberth, William Fuelberth (president's list), Hannah Gulick, Carlynn Hassel, Meredith Hickerson, Tyler Jenness, Andrew Larson, Krista Larson, Jacob Molden, Olivia Peschon, Tessa Reed, Madison Sieperda, Logan Sorensen, Ashley Thorn, Courtney Tifft (president's list), Alexsandria Wahl, Meghan Wickham (president's list), Savannah Wiedow and Morgan Wolff.

West Okoboji — Kaitlyn Pfaffle

SHILVOCK NAMED TO UW-PLATTEVILLE LISTS

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville named Rachel Shilvock of Spirit Lake to its chancellor's list and dean's list, which honors those full-time students who earned high honors in their respective colleges in the fall 2018 semester. Students must maintain a perfect 4.00 grade-point average to earn the chancellor's list distinction.

Shilvock is working toward a degree in chemistry. The College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture and the College of Liberal Arts and Education require grade-point averages of 3.75 and above for dean's list honors, while the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science requires students to reach at least a 3.50. UW-Platteville, founded in 1866 and located in southwest Wisconsin, is home to more than 7,000 full-time undergraduate students.

BURRELL ATTAINS PRESIDENT'S LIST AT DRAKE

Emily Burrell of Spirit Lake has been named to the president's list at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a perfect 4.0 GPA during the fall 2018 semester at Drake. Drake University is a midsize, private university in Des Moines, enrolling more than 3,200 undergraduate and 1,700 graduate students from approximately 45 states and 42 countries. Students choose from over 70 majors, minors, and concentrations and 20 graduate degrees offered through six colleges and schools.

LUERS NAMED TO NEBRASKA DEAN'S LIST

Mallory Luers of Milford has been named to the dean's list/explore center list of distinguished students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year. Luers, a senior communication sciences and disorders major, was named to the dean's list for the College of Education and Human Sciences. More than 5,300 students at Nebraska have been named to the deans' list for the fall semester.

TILLOTSON NAMED TO KIRKWOOD DEAN'S LIST

Kirkwood Community College has named Blake Tillotson of Spirit Lake to its dean's list for the fall 2018 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours at the college.

AREA STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM IOWA

The following area students received a degree from the University of Iowa at the close of the fall 2018 semester.

Dallas Clark of Milford received a health and human physiology degree, Katherine Brevik of Spirit Lake receives a degree in communication studies and certification in entrepreneurial management.

Logan Sorensen of Spirit Lake received a mechanical engineering degree and Morganne Pfaffle of West Okoboji received a nursing degree. The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities, dedicated to academic excellence, groundbreaking discoveries and creations, commitment to Iowa and the world and a culture that prizes community, diversity and opportunity.

The UI is known around the world for its leadership in the arts, sciences and humanities. It is home to the first writing program in the world, a world-class academic medical center and one of America's top teaching hospitals as well as a culture that fosters a campus-wide dedication to student success.

STEPHENSON RECEIVES HONOR AT WARTBURG

Megan Stephenson of Milford was one of 27 Wartburg College students or recent graduates to win an award at the annual Iowa College Media Association awards Feb. 7 in Des Moines.

Stephenson took first place in the Best Page 1 category for "Wartburg College Dance Marathon Stomps Goal."

Wartburg student media took home a total of 16 awards.

Student media advisers are Ron Johnson (Cedar Valley Today), Pam Ohrt (KWAR) and Jessica Martin (Trumpet). Penni Pier, the department chair, oversees the Capstone Program. Cliff Brockman, professor emeritus at Wartburg, received the Eighmey Award from the association. It is given annually to "recognize an individual whose efforts have been instrumental in advancing the quality of media education in Iowa."

ICMA is made up of 12 Iowa colleges. The annual conference is held in conjunction with the Iowa Newspaper Association's conference.

Wartburg, a four-year liberal arts college internationally recognized for community engagement, enrolls 1,498 students. Wartburg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and named after the castle in Germany where Martin Luther took refuge disguised as a knight during the stormy days of the Reformation while translating the Bible from Greek into German.

SIMPSON'S DUNN EXCELS AT SPEECH

Simpson College placed 2nd in a field of 42 colleges and universities in overall team points at the Gorlok Gala in St. Louis at Webster University. Thirty students represented Simpson College Jan. 24-27. Andrew Dunn of Spirit Lake made it into the quarterfinals in Public Forum debate. He is the sone of Ken and Janet Dunn.

Simpson College is located in Indianola, a short drive from Iowa's capital city of Des Moines. Founded in 1860 by members of the United Methodist Church, Simpson College has approximately 1,300 full time undergraduate students and approximately 400 part time students. Simpson also has a campus in West Des Moines serving primarily adult learners. Simpson offers 80 majors and minors, is a member of the NCAA Division III American Rivers Conference, hosts eight Greek houses on campus and sponsors many extracurricular options for student involvement.

MSU-MANKATO LISTS RELEASED

The academic high honor and honor lists (dean's lists) for the past fall semester at Minnesota State University-Mankato have been announced by Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Marilyn Wells.

Among 3,334 students, a total of 875 students qualified for the high honor list by achieving a 4.0 straight "A" average, while 2,461 students earned a 3.5 to 3.99 average to qualify for the honor list. To qualify for academic honors, undergraduate students must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours for the semester. Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,227 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

Miford —  Tessa DeGeest, sr. (nursing) and Cory Hoffman, sr. (nursing)

Spirit Lake — Emily Alger, soph. (high honor list — social studies teaching), Emma Coburn, sr. (biology), Abigail Eckert, jr. (international business), Abigail Eckert, jr. (Spanish), Merabeth Heinitz, jr. (elementary education) and Josephine Veldman, jr. (management)

SIEPERDA NAMES TO KU HONOR RROLL

More than 6,100 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2018 semester, including Taylor Sieperda of Spirit Lake who attends the School of Education. The honor roll comprises undergraduates who meet requirements in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and in the schools of Architecture & Design; Business; Education; Engineering; Health Professions; Journalism; Music; Nursing; Pharmacy; and Social Welfare. Honor roll criteria vary among the university's academic units. Some schools honor the top 10 percent of students enrolled, some establish a minimum grade-point average, and others raise the minimum GPA for each year students are in school. Students must complete a minimum number of credit hours to be considered for the honor roll.

DOYLE HONORED AT MINNESOTA

Senior Wren L Doyle has been named to the 2018 fall semester dean's list at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must complete 12 or more letter-graded credits while attaining a 3.66 grade point average.

SL STUDENTS RANK AMONG TOP 2 PERCENT

The following Spirit Lake students are ranked among the top 2 percent of students in their college at Iowa State University: Soph. Mikaela Gaskill (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences), sr.  Brittany Lende (College of Engineering) and sr. Madeline Richter (Ivy College of Business).

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