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College graduates, honors and scholarships for Saturday, July 14, 2018


FREEPORT – Those named to the Highland Community College spring dean’s list are:

Highest Honors

Amboy: Hallie A. Nauman

Forreston: Jordan N. Green, Jaclyn B. Runkle

German Valley: Amanda G. Anderson

Lanark: Devon W. Deloy

Milledgeville: Taylor D. Haag

Mount Carroll: Emily M. Suiter

Shannon: Merrick S. Misiewicz, Anthony J. Murphy, Cole I. Schoeny

Thomson: Cody D. Sturtevant

High Honors

Baileyville: Chelsea K. Lampe

Forreston: Amanda R. Anderson, Michael J. Heizler, Austin J. Howald, Cameron S. Timm, Courtney L. Wolf, Michael J. Wubbena

Lanark: Sydney E. Guentner, Christopher M. Kniss, Amanda J. Murphy, Alexis R. Smith

Leaf River: Kyle M. Hemmersbach

Milledgeville: Tyler E. Dambman

Mount Morris: Ronald D. Ingersoll, Kyle K. Ruter

Polo: Parker J. Taylor

Rock Falls: Kyle J. Yonk

Savanna: Shelby N. Skiles

Shannon: Anna G. Kuper, Breanna J. Rose, Jessica S. Sneek

Sublette: Emma R. Lindenmeyer


Baileyville: Jason H. Drake, Keileigh S. Kloepping

Forreston: Casey J. Amos

German Valley: Zoe L. Siegmeier

Lanark: Patrick H. Dertz, Ryan A. Mathes, Austin T. Poffenberger, Courtney A. Rogers

Mount Carroll: Daniel R. Hartman, Christopher M. Morgan

Shannon: Blake B. Janssen, Steven A. Murphy, Nichole M. Potempa


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Those earning bachelor’s degrees from Southeast Missouri State University are Louis Ohlendorf of Amboy, cybersecurity; and Jessica Ackert of Dixon, criminal justice.


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tyler Mueller of Lanark has been named to the dean’s list at Missouri State University.


DECORAH, Iowa – Those named to the spring dean’s list at Luther College are:

Milledgeville: Gabby Betzer

Morrison: Allison Houldson

Mount Morris: Connor Hopkins

Sterling: Evan Lobdell


WHEATON – Amanda Smith of Dixon and Russell Johnson of Erie were named to the spring dean’s list at Wheaton College.


MADISON, Wisc. – Delaney Wilhelm of Amboy was named to the spring dean’s list at Edgewood College.


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Those named to the spring dean’s list at Kirkwood Community College are:

Erie: Lindsay Gibson

Fulton: Jason Ryder

Savanna: Paige Grissinger

Sterling: Jade Martinez

Thomson: Brianna Davis


ROCKFORD – Matthew Murray of Oregon has been named a distinguished scholar at Rockford University.

William Lawhorn of Rochelle, Alexis Rangel of Lyndon, and Jozi Grobe of Polo have been named to the spring dean’s list.


GOSHEN, Ind. – Those earning bachelor’s degrees April 29 at Goshen College are Austin W. Weaver of Lanark, business; and Morgan Yordy of Rochelle, peace, justice and conflict studies and history, with a minor in pre-law.


MILWAUKEE – Those earning bachelor’s degrees from Marquette University are:

Amboy: Kaitlyn Liebing, nursing

Byron: Kassandra Paul, civil engineering

Dixon: Justin Sherman, operations and supply chain management; Anna Vits, human resources

Mount Morris: Jerome Baldwin, anthropology

Rochelle: Paige Myroth, biomechanics


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Patricia Murray of Milledgeville was named to the dean’s list at Mount Mercy University.


CHAMPAIGN – Beau K. Minnick graduated from University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s of science in nuclear, plasma, and radiological engineering.


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Mackenzie Wolf of Franklin Grove and Rachel Nelson of Leaf River were named to the spring dean’s list at the University of Kentucky.


DAVENPORT, Iowa – St. Ambrose University bachelor’s degrees were awarded May 12 to Aubree Johnson of Rock Falls, occupational therapy; Savannah Gluck of Byron, occupational therapy; and Amber Duitsman of Shannon, social work, at St. Ambrose University.

Those named to the spring dean’s list were:

Amboy: Megan Grady, Delaney Powers

Chadwick: Danielle Sheddan

Dixon: Devin Attig, Kaitlyn Brinkley, Victor Francque, Kiana Gibson, Mary Jensen, Kirsten Pitman, Joseph Rhodes, Ian South

Erie: Whitney Misfeldt, Katlyn Weber, Natalie Woodhurst

Forreston: Hannah Metzger

Fulton: Jacob Houzenga, Griffin Rasche, Megan Renkes, Hillary Winkel

Lanark: Shelbi Janssen

Morrison: Kaleb Church, Trever Troutman, Allison Wiersema

Mount Morris: Alyson Scheidecker, Abigail Scheidecker

Oregon: Benjamin Gardner

Prophetstown: Corrin Reiley

Sterling: Chelsea DePasquale, Emily Friesen, Jescelynne Gibbons


IOWA CITY, Iowa – Those graduating May 11-13 from the University of Iowa with bachelor’s degrees are:

Oregon: Emma Crandall, elementary education, high distinction; Samantha Feltenz, Spanish

Paw Paw: Orestes Franco, business analytics and information systems

Rochelle: Tyler Hager, health and human physiology

Rock Falls: Aubree Schmitt, health and human physiology

Sterling: Nicole Haas, health and human physiology

Those named to the spring dean’s list are:

Dixon: Abigayle Ammon, Katlyn Bay, and Alexander Deforest

Fulton: Elizabeth Leonard, Lauren Spencer

Oregon: Haylie Rorbeck

Prophetstown: Madison Purvis, Cydney Westen, Jackson Westen

Sterling: Nicole Haas, Anna Ivarson, Morgan Zuidema

Walnut: Irini Petros


MENOMINEE, Wisc. – Hailey Houck of Oregon earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from the University of Wisconsin – Stout.


NORMAL – Those earning bachelor’s degrees May 11 and 12 at Illinois State University are:

Byron: Cassandra E. Scidmore-Sievers, nursing

Deer Grove: Catherine M. Cooney, nursing

Dixon: Jenelle A. Bruckner, science; Eduardo M. Escatel, arts; Cydney M. Jones, science; Hayley K. Kent, education; Rachel E. McKinley, arts; Caitlin S. Rozek, science; Allison K. Shipman, education; Dakota J. Trancoso, science

Forreston: Rachel L. Akins, science; Benjamin D. Heitman, science

Leaf River: Travis J. Cunningham, music education

Lee: Samuel R. Bybee, science

Lyndon: Jennifer L. Woodworth, science

Morrison: Joanna C. Klein, science; Morgan M. McCullough, arts

Oregon: Fatjona Kamberi, science; William J. Heeg, science; Shelby L. Hunter, science; Stephen C. Mattas, science; McCahl J. Sanders, science

Paw Paw: Alyssa H. Allen, science

Polo: Tosca A. Waasdorp, science; Molly R. Waasdorp, science

Prophetstown: Katherine R. Fringer, science; Keith Dela Vega, science

Rock Falls: Abigail J. Gillette, science; Alexander J. Leaf, science

Savanna: Alexis A. Kosier, science; Tanisha A. Sablan, science; Noemi M. Sanchez

Sterling: Karina Olivas, science; Jacob J. McKenna, science

Stillman Valley: Kyle J. Hartzell, science; Kyle A. Mast, science

Sublette: Whitni A. Hart, science

Tampico: David J. Miller, science

Those named to the dean’s list are:

Dixon: Eduardo Escatel, Halyey Fitzsimmons, Hayley Kent, Rachel McKinley, Cristen Rozek, Allison Shipman, Brittani Sohn

Fenton: Stephanie Thulen

Forreston: Rachel Akins, Emily Fisher, Katie Fisher, Nathaniel Stukenberg

Franklin Grove: Kristen Bartlett

Lanark: Nikolette Manna

Lee: Kenneth Harper

Lyndon: Jennifer Woodworth

Morrison: Joanna Klein

Oregon: Delaney Mahoney

Paw Paw: Alyssa Allen

Polo: Emily Ditzler, Casandra Kurschner, Molly Wasdorp, Tosca Wasdorp

Prophetstown: Jackson Ames, Olivia DeWitte

Rock Falls: Alexander Leaf, Collin Marcum, Mariah Menchaca, Peyton Milne, Bronson Mintun, Amber Rasmussen, Paige Reynolds

Sterling: Mayra Hurtado, Sydney Ybarra

Stillman Valley: Abigail Ogden

Walnut: Tiana Kennedy


EUREKA – Riley Francis of Deer Grove was named to the president’s list at Eureka College.


ALLENDALE, Mich. – Simon Thorpe of Dixon graduated April 28 from Grand Valley State University, and was named to the dean’s list.


ROCK ISLAND – Those named to the spring dean’s list at Augustana College are:

Chadwick: Shawn Geison

Erie: Peyton Achs

Fulton: Taylor Curley

Oregon: Allison Bandera

Polo: Justine Gorzny


La CROSSE, Wisc. – Alexandar McCullough of Leaf River graduated May 13 from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.


LEBANON – Skylar Paulson of Lanark was named to the spring dean’s list at McKendree University.


DUBUQUE, Iowa – Those named to the spring dean’s list at the University of Dubuque were:

Byron: Jacob Heitter

Davis Junction: Marcus Bower

Dixon: Olivia Walter

Fulton: Troy Barnes, Siara O’Leary Hawk

Milledgeville: Kayleigh Leddy

Morrison: Emma Sitzmore

Oregon: Stacia Burke

Polo: Ethan Cain

Savanna: Sara McGovern, Caleb Steines, Paige Wilkins

Stillman Valley: Jordyn Tyler


GALESBURG – Jessica Hickey of Rochelle, Braeden Westfall of Rock Falls, and Logan Thake of Amboy were named to the spring dean’s list at Knox College.


MADISON, Wisc. – Maggie Bushman of Dixon, Amy Barzgari of Fulton, and Abbey Zacharski of Sterling were named to the spring dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin, Madison campus.


AURORA – Those named to the spring dean’s list at Aurora University are:

Dixon: Jennifer Popovich, Brittney Sondgeroth, Kaitlyn Spencer

Forreston: Caleb Poffenberger

Lee: Andrew Headley

Monroe Center: Alicebeth Wittwer

Morrison: Tia Richards

Paw Paw: Mitchell Lave

Rock Falls: Laura Ramirez

Sterling: Candelaria Barrientos Jimenez, Jordan Totten

Stillman Valley: Janelle Tanaglia


KENOSHA, Wisc. – Isaac Kinnicutt of Sterling was named to the spring dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside.


WAVERLY, Iowa – Elizabeth Buckwalter of Morrison and Blake Shipman of Rock Falls graduated May 27 from Wartburg College.


MILWAUKEE – Those named to the spring dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee are:

Amboy: Madeline Ely

Byron: Kayla Miller, Adam Montana

Forreston: Maddison Kirchner

Morrison: Emily Wallander

Oregon: Alex Sitze

Polo: Mariah Howard

Rock Falls: Sydney Arickx


MINNEAPOLIS – Whitney Wildman of Dixon, Christopher Rademacher of Polo and Kellee Parker of Rochelle were named to the spring dean’s list at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus.


PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Robert Wyeth of Lanark was named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville.


WICHITA, Kan. – Jacob Seidel of Rock Falls was named to the spring dean’s honor roll at Wichita State University.


ST. PAUL, Minn. – Andrei Collins of Lanark was named to the spring dean’s list at Bethel University.

Road to Success Scholarship

STERLING – Katrina Sandefer of Sterling High School received a 2018 Road to Success scholarship from Hugh F. Miller Insurance Agency of Rock Falls and Grinnell Mutual of Grinnell, Iowa.

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