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College Honors

University of Illinois

CHAMPAIGN – Karin Lee of Dixon, a recent alumna of the University of Illinois, is one of 13 selected for a fully-funded opportunity to research, study or teach English in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, through the U.S. Student Fulbright Program. She will teach German in Europe. Lee, who majored in music education and minored in German, is a member of the James Scholar Honors Program and the Delta Phi Alpha German scholar fraternity. She plans to teach in both subjects.

University of Dubuque

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Students named to the spring dean’s list at the University of Dubuque include Douglas Lillibridge and Amanda Renfro, both of Byron; Luke Meadows of Chana; Michael Bower and Matilda Stone, both of Davis Junction; Spenser Smith of Dixon; Jakob Jepson of Erie; Keynon Janicke, Jennifer Pasch, and Christopher Scott, all of Forreston; Kristen Field of Fulton; Abbie Boward of Polo; David Ploenzke of Prophetstown; Payton Nevills of Savanna; Tyler Peugh of Sterling; and Ashlyn Ptasienski of Stillman Valley.


Luther College

DECORAH, Iowa – Connor Stanton of Morrison graduated cum laude May 25 from Luther College, with a degree in physical education and health.

Abby Lobdell and Paige Lobdell, both of Sterling; and Savanah Horn and Connor Stanton, both of Morrison, were named to the spring dean’s list at the college.

William Woods University

FULTON, Mo. – Christy Casey of Dixon has been named to the spring dean’s list at William Woods University.

Augustana College

ROCK ISLAND – Students earning degrees May 25 of Augustana College include:

Rock Falls: Jaime Balderas, psychology.

Sterling: Mariah Bardo, business administration, marketing; Amelia Beveroth, elementary education; Elise McPherson, biology, pre-medicine; Jaime Rehmert, communication sciences and disorders; Jonathon Waite, mathematics, computer science; and Grant Stewart, elementary education.

Paw Paw: Katelynn Kidd, business administration, finance, accounting.

Dixon: Elizabeth Mayer, anthropology, history honors.

Rochelle: Destany Metcalf, psychology; Colton Vankirk, environmental studies, geography; and Allison Heaslip, biology.

Tampico: Jakob Leathers, classics, bio-chemistry.

Prophetstown: Scott Sandrock, teaching history.

Roosevelt University

SHAUMBURG – Tyler Davis of Sterling, a member of the first graduating class of Roosevelt University’s College of Pharmacy, took the oath of the pharmacist May 22 with a Doctorate of pharmacy degree May 22. He also was recognized for practice achievement and for his help in founding Epsilon Upsilon, an award-winning chapter of the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity at the college.

Northwestern College

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Victoria Horn of Morrison was named to the spring dean’s list at Northwestern College.

Marquette University

MILWAUKEE – Hunter Good of Rochelle and Mary R. Dukelow of Sterling were named to the spring dean’s list at Marquette University.

Dordt College

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – Jacob Smith of Fulton, a senior engineering major, has been awarded the Achieving Excellence grant from Dordt College.

Zachary Schaver of Morrison, a senior secondary education and mathematics major, has been awarded the Herman & Cora De Jong Teacher Education Scholarship at the college.

Northern Illinois University

DeKALB – Students named to the spring dean’s list at Northern Illinois University include:

Amboy: Shannon McGraw and Mackenzie Piller.

Ashton: Ermir Ramadani, Brian Treadwell, and Jennifer Wolfe.

Chana: Ian Klecka.

Compton: Jennifer Courser.

Dixon: David Bierdeman, Danielle Bonvouloir, Janette Clay, Zachary Francque, Jessica Garza, Heather Grobe, Michael Myers, Michelle Smith, and Jessica West.

Oregon: Cassandra Bailey, Jacob Ferencak, June Hockison, and Allison Kereven.

Morrison: Trevan Burn and Joshua Screnock.

Mount Morris: Ashley Dagner.

Paw Paw: Anthony Zeman.

Polo: Scarlett Bunders and Rebecca Wakenight.

Rochelle: Robert Bowers, Kelsi Eyster, Megan Gardner, Kelsy Kuhnle, Christopher Lohse, Kolver Matos, Logan Quest, Morgan Quinn, Marcella Quinonez, Erin Rogers, Cori Stewart, and Sarah Thompson.

Rock Falls: Lauren Bell, Stephanie DeVries, and Olivia Guerra.

Sterling: Stanislav Berestovyy, Branden Cater, Allison Fassler, Abbie Habben, Haley Inboden, Shawn King, Geoffrey Lemay, Sarah Trygstad, and Lauren Zuidema.

Mount Mary University

MILWAUKEE, – Kelly Rogers of Compton graduated in May with a Master of Science degree in occupational therapy, professional entry level from Mount Mary University.

Iowa State University

AMES, Iowa – Students named to the spring dean’s list at Iowa State University include Jessica M. Sander of Baileyville; Rose A. Criscione of Byron; Alexandra R. Howard and Shelby F. Howard, both of Erie; Conner C. Bealer, Derek E. Nichols, and Ashley L. Vegter, all of Morrison; Ryan M. Creegan and Bradley M. Wells, both of Mount Morris; Paige M. Dettman of Rock Falls; Jentry J. Fane, of Sterling; Kimberlee L. Gerardy of Stillman Valley; Abigail M. Jergenson of Thomson; Trevin A. Kennedy and Donna L. McCune, both of Walnut; and Sarah A. Delhotal of West Brooklyn.

Drake University

DES MOINES, Iowa –Kacie J. Dillow of Dixon and Kaitlyn Finneran of Morrison have been named to the spring dean’s list at Drake University.

Aurora University

AURORA – Students named to the spring dean’s list at Aurora University include Madeleine Carlson, Skyla Strum of and Carly Capesius,* all of Dixon; Cody Donoho and Sean Leaf,* both of Rock Falls; Ashley Schwarz of Franklin Grove; Marshall Basler* of Kings; Paulina Cisneros* of Rochelle; and Emily Mathew* of Walnut.

*Denotes high honors.

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

BATON ROUGE, La. – Students initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi include Kayla Stevens of Oregon, a student at DePaul University in Chicago; and Dale Bergeson of Rochelle, a student at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Loyola University

CHICAGO – Valbona Bajrami of Dixon has been named to the College of Arts and Sciences semester dean’s list at Loyola University.

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