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College honors

Illinois State University

NORMAL – Students who earned Bachelor of Science degrees from Illinois State University include: Brian A. Stenzel of Amboy; Laura E. Kuczek of Byron; Amelia R. Wetzel of Davis Junction; Nadia A. Muhsin of Dixon; Karoline B. Kniss of Lanark; Rebecca L. Colloton of Leaf River; Carol A. Drey, Kayla A. Hoffman, and Corie L. Schave, all of Morrison; Shelby M. Vincent of Ohio; Victoria N. Manheim of Oregon; Drew R. Cheatham and Matthew D. VanOosten, both of Polo; Matthew J. Braski and Brandon D. Svela, both of Rochelle; Kandit Kovadhana of Rock Falls; Jamie B. Buckingham, Kyle L. Cox, Nicholas A. Hammer, and Nathan E. Reed, all of Sterling; and Olivia M. Klein of Sublette.

Brianne J. Bjorklund and Elizabeth M. Hodapp, both of Byron; Megan L. Sattizahn of Erie; Taylor P. Gott of La Moille; Christine N. Nordman of Ohio; Christine N. Nordman of Oregon; and Diana N. DeAnda of Sterling earned Bachelor of Science degrees in education.

Nicole L. Lindenmier of Compton; Haley N. Stouffer of La Moille; Valerie M. Woolums of Prophetstown; Jaimie L. Gleissner of Rochelle; and Ashley M. Koenig of Stillman Valley, earned Bachelor of Arts degrees.

Those who earned Master of Science degrees include: Mariah A. Davidson of Ashton; Josue Hernandez of Rochelle; and Kelly E. Nickrent of Sterling.

Kelly A. Bramm of Sterling earned a Master of Science degree in social work.

Upper Iowa University

FAYETTE, Iowa – Rebecca Duke of Oregon graduated cum laude in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Upper Iowa University.

Rock Valley College

ROCKFORD – Jason Gomes of Sauk Valley Machining in Dixon earned a Journeyman certificate June 4 from the Rock River Valley Tooling and Machining Association. Certificates are awarded to apprentices who have completed an apprenticeship with a company in the Rock River Valley region.

To achieve journeyman status, an individual must attain 8,000 to 10,000 hours on the job learning along with 608 hours of classroom technical training over 4 years at Rock Valley College.

University of Montana Western

DILLON, Mont. – Larissa Wilkins of Fulton has been named to the spring dean’s list at the University of Montana Western.

UW – Stout

MENOMONIE, Wis. – Michael Rick of Dixon earned the Chancellor’s Award for the spring semester at the University of Wisconsin – Stout.

Edgewood College

MADISON, Wis . – Katie Medema of Prophetstown earned semester honors for the spring semester at Edgewood College.

Winona State


WINONA, Minn. – Jordan Barrington of Rochelle has been named to the Winona State University spring dean’s list.

Drake University

DES MOINES, Iowa – Lindsey Montross of Polo graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Drake University.

Conner Wasson of Sterling graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Drake University Law School.

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