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October 25, 2008


Kansas University's Office of Admissions and Scholarships announces area students who have received Summerfield and Watkins-Berger scholarships for fall 2008. The scholarships provide $4,500 per year for four years to each student.

All Summerfield and Watkins-Berger scholarship recipients will be recognized as part of Scholars Day on Nov. 15 at half-time of the KU-Texas football game in Memorial Stadium.

Area Summerfield and Watkins-Berger scholarship recipients:

¢ Baldwin City - Emily Miller, Watkins-Berger.

¢ Eudora - Kayci Vickers, Watkins-Berger.

¢ Lawrence - Cali Burke, Watkins-Berger; Ellen Hernly, Watkins-Berger; Lindsey McDaniel, Watkins-Berger; Emily Miller, Watkins-Berger; Kevin Song, Summerfield; Hannah Vick, Watkins-Berger; Chao Wang, Summerfield; and Gerald Wohletz, Summerfield.

¢ Meriden - Anthony Prosser, Summerfield.

¢ Ottawa - Megan Ketchum, Watkins-Berger.

¢Fort Hays State University announces area students who completed requirements for bachelor's degrees during the 2008 summer term.

Area students:

Lawrence: Mary Rooney, Bachelor of Science in elementary education.

¢Renae Saathoff, Lawrence, was named to the honor roll for the 2008 summer term at AIB College of Business in Des Moines, Iowa.

To be named to the honor roll, a student must earn a grade-point average between 3.0 and 3.49 for 12 or more consecutive credit hours.

Saathoff, a graduate of Lawrence High School, is majoring in Realtime Reporting-Captioning/Business Administration at AIB.

¢Rick Sheridan, Lawrence, accepted a full-time visiting professor position at Wilberforce University in Ohio during the next year. Sheridan will teach several communication and journalism classes and serve as the faculty adviser for the school's newspaper.

Sheridan is a 1975 graduate of Lawrence High School; he earned his master's degree at Kansas University in 1988.

¢Lawrence chess players participated at a tournament on Oct. 18 at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park.

Central Junior High School won the second place team trophy in the K-9 section.

Individual medal winners in K-9: Edward Wilson, CJHS, fourth; Sam Beaulieu, CJHS, fifth; Andrei Elliott, Southwest Junior High School, sixth; and Charles Hopkins, CJHS, 15th.

Individual medal winners in K-6: McCarthy Fitch, Cordley, fifth; Robert Newman, Wakarusa Valley, 12th; and Joseph Miller, Quail Run, 23rd.

Individual medal winners in K-12: Aaron Simon, West Junior High School, 12th.

¢Colleen and Brad Auchenbach, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son born Oct. 19, 2008 in Topeka.

¢Erin Thimmesch, Lawrence, was named a William Danforth Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis. Thimmesch, a freshman, is one of 27 Danforth Scholars this year.


Ballard Community Services will have its annual community recognition and award ceremony at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 at Kansas University's Adams Alumni Center. This year's guest speaker will be Bill Snyder, former Kansas State University head football coach.

For more information, contact the Ballard Center at 842-0730, or visit

¢Rodney Thompson, M.D., and Jack Bondon, were inducted into Kappa Sigma fraternity's chapter Hall of Fame at Kansas University. The ceremony was Friday at the chapter house, 1045 Emery.

Bondon was a 1971 initiate of the Gamma-Omicron chapter of Kappa Sigma at KU. After graduation, he started the Berbiglia Wine and Spirits chain. He has received honors as the Kansas City Retailer of the Year, the Kansas City Hope Award, and he has served as the president of the Wine and Spirits Guild of America.

Thompson was a 1962 initiate into the chapter. He has been a consulting physician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for 34 years. Since 1983, Thompson has served as the Infection Control director for the Mayo Medical Center and the vice chairman of the Division of Infectious Diseases from 1990-2000.

¢Elizabeth Pollock, Lawrence, was named a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society by placing in the top 5 percent of her class. She is a junior majoring in biochemistry at the University of Texas Pan American.

Pollock, a graduate of Free State High School, is the daughter of Jodi DeHoff and Patrick Pollock, Lawrence.


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