Kelly Dirks and Karen Gist, Lawrence, announce the birth of their daughter Kylie Bera Dirks, Dec. 27, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She has a sister, Kristina Gist, and a brother, Tyler Gist. Grandparents are John and Rosemary Hines, Westminster, Colo.; Bill and Dee Augustus, Lawrence; and DeWayne and Elvera Dirks, Berryton.¢
Amy Beets Loveland and Doug Loveland, Overland Park, announce the birth of their daughter, Sofia Malynn Loveland, born Jan. 28, 2003, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. She has a brother, Reese Loveland, 2. Grandparents are Lynn and Phil Beets, Lawrence, and Chuck and Mary Loveland, Lawrence. Great-grandmother is Iris Faust, Derby.¢
Corrie Erin McDaniel, Lawrence, made the 2002 Autumn Quarter Dean's List at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, by receiving at least a 3.5 grade-point average.¢
Jennifer Akin, Lawrence, has been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2002 semester at William Woods University, Fulton, Mo., by earning at least a 3.6 grade-point average.¢
Eric Southard, Lawrence, earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for the fall 2002 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta by earning 4.0 grade-point average.