Drake University announces area students who made the 2002 spring semester Dean's List by earning at least a 3.5 grade-point average. They are Katherine Willhite, Marika Spurgeon and Rebecca Lysen, all of Lawrence.
Andrew Sneegas, a Free State High School student, has been selected to participate in a National Student Leadership Conference on International Diplomacy, a leadership program for outstanding high school students. During the 11-day conference in Washington, D.C., students attend workshops and participate in Model United Nations, where they take on the roles of delegates. Andrew is the son of Stan and Barb Sneegas, Lawrence.
Cara Hall, Lawrence, has been awarded the Lottie and Robert Brown Fellowship scholarship at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. She is a junior majoring in magazine.
Benedictine College, Atchison, announces area students who made the Dean's List for the spring 2002 semester. They are Matthew Hoeing, Eudora; Jane Benoit, Oskaloosa; and Jennifer Kropp, Tonganoxie.
Fort Hays State University announces area students who made the Dean's Honor Roll for the spring 2002 semester by earning at least a 3.6 grade point average.
They are Jessica Stein, Eudora; James Rhodes, Katherine Rhodes, Kris Hart, Lisa Bridgens, Mandie McKee, Megan Duncan, Scott Rustenhoven and Venessa Laing, Lawrence; Sara Harper, Perry; Anthony Nicholl, Winchester; and Tiffany Breitenbach, Basehor.
Maribeth Lynn Orr received the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Mo. She is the daughter of Gary and Roberta Malburg and the daughter-in-law of Robert and Linda Orr, all of Linwood. She is a 1992 graduate of Eudora High School.
Christopher Metzler and Geoffrey Washburn, both of Lawrence, were named to the Dean's List for the 2002 spring semester at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., by earning at least a 3.4 grade point average.
Avguste Antonov, a Kansas University piano student, has been selected for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. The society recognizes first- and second-year undergraduates who excel academically.
Antonov, a native of Bulgaria, studies piano with KU music professor Jack Winerock and is working on a degree in music.
Travis Gage, son of Mary and David Gage, Lawrence; and Joe Varberg, son of Linda and John Varberg, Lawrence, attended Level 2 of the Future Astronaut Training Program at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson. The weeklong camp featured advanced simulator training, with the elements of space walking receiving extra attention.
Mark Fisher, Lawrence, was named to the President's Honor Roll for the 2002 spring semester at Cowley County Community College, Arkansas City, by earning a 4.0 grade-point average.
Maija Cheung, daughter of Deborah Peterson, Lawrence, and of Andrew Cheung, Ames, Iowa, was named to the Dean's List during the 2002 spring term at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt., by receiving at least a 3.3 grade-point average.
Brian Erb, son of Thomas and Karen Simmons Erb, Lawrence, has been named a College Scholar for academic excellence during the 2002 spring term at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt., by earning at least a 3.6 grade-point average.
Bradley Barrett and Alneata Small-Barrett, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son, Chance Delaney-Collins Barrett, born July 9, 2002, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He has two sisters, Tiara Ashlynn, 8, and Madisen Jade, 4.
Grandparents are Ronald Small, Ottawa; Mary Small, Albany, Ga.; and Dale and Josephine Barrett, Belleville.
Matt and Melody Nething, Locust Grove, Ga., announce the birth of their daughter, Delaney Joy Nething, born June 29, 2002, at Henry Medical Center in Stockbridge, Ga.
Grandparent is Jean Nething, Great Bend. Great-grandparent is Mabel Myer, Lawrence.
Eric Dobbins, Lawrence, was named to the 2002 spring semester Dean's List at the University of Montana, Missoula, Mont., by earning a 4.0 grade-point average. The 2001 Free State High School graduate is the son of John and Carol Dobbins, Lawrence.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln announces its Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2001-02 academic year. Alyssa Hill, Luke Lackrone and Nicole Slusarski, all of Lawrence, were named to the list.
Clarissa Wagner, daughter of Rosemary Wagner, Lawrence, attended Level 2 of the Future Astronaut Training Program at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson. The weeklong camp featured advanced simulator training.
Eric Loux, son of Janice Nesler-Loux, Lawrence; Issac James, son of Bill James and Susan McCarthy, Lawrence; and Brianne Webber, daughter of Laura Webber, Lawrence; attended Level 1 of the Future Astronaut Training Program at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson.
The weeklong program incorporates actual astronaut training with briefings on subjects ranging from how the body reacts to space flight to principles of rocketry.
Hayley Morgan, Lawrence, was initiated into the Torch Chapter of Mortar Board at Iowa State University during the spring 2002 semester. Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for distinguished ability and achievements in scholarship, leadership and service. Hayley is a senior majoring in interior design.
Stephen Jones, Lawrence, has been awarded a $1,000 ACT Scholarship and a $2,000 Church Leadership Scholarship for the 2002-03 academic year at Grace University, Omaha, Neb.
Jeremiah Thomas has been named to the spring 2002 Deans' List at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo., by earning at least a 3.5 grade-point average. He is the son of James and Susan Thomas, Lawrence. Thomas, a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School, is a sophomore criminal justice major.
Jacqueline Dubois, Lawrence, was recently initiated into the national Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. The honor society recognizes academic excellence among first-year university students. Dubois is a freshman at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.
Jennifer Tallman, the daughter of Joyce Tallman, Lawrence, and Larry Tallman, Los Angeles, was named to the Dean's List for the 2002 spring semester at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky., by earning at least a 3.25 grade-point average.
Rhea Byer-Ettinger, Lawrence, graduated cum laude from Knox College, Galesburg, Ill on June 8. Byer-Ettinger was awarded a bachelor's degree in Latin American and Latino studies.
Wichita State University announces area students who graduated during the spring 2002 semester.
They are: Bret Bauer, Linh Nguyen, Richard Haney and Sarah Leming, all of Lawrence; and Jennifer Rutledge, Wellsville.