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November 12, 2011

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Ottawa University announces dean’s list and honor roll recipients for the spring 2011 semester. Requirements for the dean’s list include being a full-time student, having earned a minimum of 24 semester hours over the preceding two semesters, and having a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5. Requirements for the dean’s honor roll include being a full-time student, having earned at least 12 semester hours during the preceding semester, and maintaining a grade-point average of at least 3.5.

Area students named to the dean’s list: Clyde Kueffer, Baldwin City; and Jolene Rutledge, Wellsville.

Area students named to the dean’s honor roll: Katherine Cottrell, Kyle Schreiner and Olivia Johnson, Lawrence; Colten Coffin, McLouth; Sean Blosser, Perry; Erica Layton, Jennalyn Phillips and Jill Francis, Wellsville.

David Debiasse and Tiffany Perdue, both of Lawrence, were named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo.

Debiasse’s academic work earned him a place on the 4.0 list. Perdue’s academic work earned her a place on the 3.5 to 3.99 list.

Maryl Sartin, Lawrence, earned a bachelor’s degree in global and regional studies-Europe during May commencement ceremonies at the University of Vermont in Burlington.

Top scholars at Southwestern College, Winfield, were named to the spring 2011 dean’s honor roll. Area students who earned grade-point averages of at least 3.7 were eligible for the honor: Sarah Rommelfanger, Baldwin City; Jacob McGuire, Lawrence; and Elizabeth Bellinger, Oskaloosa.

Sarah Liberty Woodhead, McLouth, earned a bachelor’s degree with dual majors in biblical studies and biblical counseling May 7 from Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, Mo.

Nearly 60 Emporia State University students were inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society at ESU during ceremonies May 13. Area students inducted: Natalie Rabiola, Lawrence; and Shannon Hassler, Ottawa.

Lawrence resident and Insight School of Kansas senior, Jacob Kennedy, received a surprise $500 Insight School of Kansas Faculty Scholarship June 4 at his high school graduation. The scholarship was created last year as an outlet for Insight teachers and staff to donate money to encourage and reward hard-working students.

Erin Levy, Lawrence, was awarded a bachelor’s degree in studio art, summa cum laude, May 15 during Beloit College’s 161st commencement exercises.

Katherine Slayton, Tecumseh, is one of four students selected to receive the Virginia Endly Memorial Scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year. The Endly scholarship is a full-ride scholarship offered by Emporia State University.

Fort Hays State University announces area students named to the spring 2011 dean’s honor roll. The roll includes full-time undergraduate students who earned at least a 3.6 grade-point average. Area students are: Megan Rehm, Bonner Springs; Tyler Gill, Cameron Shoemaker and Geoffrey Poston, Lawrence; Michael Dunlap, Michael Ritzel and Erin Rossman, Ottawa; and Patrick Holton, and Kenneth Ketchum, Tonganoxie.

Jeff Cravens, Lawrence, was awarded fourth prize, a total of $500, in the annual Lawrence G. Blackmon Student Book Collecting Contest at Boston University. Cravens also won the accompanying Best Essay Contest garnering an additional $200. A law student scheduled to receive his Juris Doctor in 2012, Cravens was recognized for his collection of writings by and about incarcerated Americans and his essay entitled, “Reading Between the Bars: Books by and About Incarcerated Americans.”

The Lawrence Area Catbackers Association announces the 2011-2012 scholarship recipients: Kaitlyn Mosher, Free State High School; Cecilia Lehmann, Eudora High School; and Sarah Haley, Perry-Lecompton High School. This year the organization awarded a $1,000 scholarship to each of three Douglas County graduating seniors who will be attending Kansas State University in the fall.

Pratt Community College announces area students named to the spring 2011 dean’s honor roll by earning a grade-point average between 3.5 and 3.99. Area students include: Taylor Gentry, Lawrence; Brian Patton, Wellsville; and Capp Wood, Meriden.

Kansas State University Salina’s Flight Team came in eighth at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s National Safety And Flight Evaluation Conference and competition, May 16-21 in Dublin, Ohio. Host of the event was Ohio State University.

The team earned an invitation to the national competition by placing second in the association’s Region VI competition in October 2010.

The competition has 13 total events: seven flight events and six ground events. K-State Flight Team members placed in the top 20 in six events: ground trainer, IFR simulated flight, message drop, navigation, power-off landing and short-field landing.

Area members and their results include: Theron “Craig” Harper, senior in professional pilot, Eudora, 10th in power-off landing and 13th in message drop as drop master.

Taleisha Thomas, Overbrook, was awarded a bachelor’s degree in education during the spring 2011 commencement ceremonies at Midland University in Fremont, Neb.

More than 2,800 students graduated from Kansas State University in ceremonies this spring. Ceremonies on K-State’s Manhattan campus were May 13-14; commencement for K-State at Salina was May 7.

Earning an associate degree: Thomas Nieto, technology, Lawrence.

Earning Bachelor’s of Arts degrees: Jordan Hanson, Lawrence; and Katherine Reusch, Ottawa.

Earning Bachelor’s of Science degrees: Weatherly Butler, Cameron Hershiser, Lindsay Luina, Ali Pistora, Zack Pistora, Evan Rapp, Anthony Stowe, Adrienne Struble, and Lucas Wempe, Lawrence; James Compton and Caitlin Smith, Ottawa; Danielle Power, Grantville; Terrance Lohrbach, Meriden; Rachel Cunningham, Oskaloosa; Samuel Wilcox, De Soto; and Ashlee Lohman, Tonganoxie.

Earning bachelor’s degrees were: Blake Wieden (business administration), Baldwin City; John Hausman (agriculture), Charles Mersmann and Stephen Prudden (business administration), Eudora; Sara Bastemeyer (education), Alexander Beim and Allen Burkart (business administration), Mark Maley (construction science and management), Jason Miles (agriculture), Thomas Nieto (engineering technology), Thomas Parrish (chemical engineering), Abigail Towner (business administration) and Jennifer Tuley (family studies and human services), Lawrence; Sierra Best (agriculture), Hayley Breitenbach (apparel and textiles) and Briana Brubaker (civil engineering), Lecompton; Aaron Douglas (agriculture), Bradley Heise (construction science and management), Michael Katt (business administration), Katherine Maier (apparel and textiles), Stephanie Mars (education) and Addison Miller (civil engineering), Ottawa; Roberta Barthol and Chelsy Coen (agriculture), Wellsville; Jonathan Varner (civil engineering), Grantville; Melissa Porter (family studies and human services), McLouth; Blake Alexander (education), Megan Greening and Terrance Lohrbach (family studies and human services), and Jenna Petesch and Chase Rodecap, (agriculture), Meriden; Rachel Cunningham (business administration), Oskaloosa; John Hensleigh (mechanical engineering), Winchester; Christina Davis (chemical engineering) and Stacy Davis (interior design), De Soto; Neil Crose (technology management), Megan Doyle (education), and Amanda Leive (hotel and restaurant management), Basehor; Mary Cox (family studies and human services), Linwood; and Nicole Allen (agriculture), Kassandra DeHoff (human ecology) and Megan Holton (bakery science and management), Tonganoxie.

Earning master’s degrees: Chad Hughes (music) and J. David Kihm (accountancy), Lawrence; and Christa Torneden (interior architecture and product design), Ottawa.

Earning doctorate degrees: Elizabeth Myers (veterinary medicine) and Barry Leslie (adult, occupational and continuing education), Basehor; and Jennifer Simon (veterinary medicine), Tonganoxie.

Fifty-one students from the East Central District FFA were awarded their State FFA Degrees June 3 at the 83rd Kansas FFA State Convention.

The State Degree is the highest honor the Kansas FFA Association can bestow upon its members. Members who met these qualifications and their respective FFA Chapters from the East Central District are: Kylie Pucket, Josiah Smith, Christy Wagner, Stuart Wakeman, Kailey Wendt and Ariel Whitely, Lawrence and Rachel Bieniecki, Luke Dyleski, Austin Harkrader and Makayla Leslie, Tonganoxie.

Timothy Barta, Lawrence, was recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at Kansas University. Barta has also been selected for membership in the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society local chapter at KU.

Rockhurst University announces area students named to the spring 2011 dean’s list by achieving a grade-point average of 3.5 or above.

Students are Victoria Fladung and Josh Linton, Basehor; Nick Johnson, DeSoto; Brian Talbert, Eudora; and Joseph Varberg and Alex Zimmerschied, Lawrence.

Rockhurst University also announces area students earning degrees during the spring 2011 commencement on May 14.

Melissa James, Eudora, was awarded a bachelor’s degree in nursing. From Lawrence, Joseph Varberg was awarded a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and Elizabeth Stewart was awarded a master’s degree in business administration.

Stephen Fawcett, a resident of Lawrence, and the Kansas Health Foundation Distinguished Professor of Applied Behavioral Science at Kansas University, was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from Providence College during the College’s 93rd Commencement on May 15 in Providence, R.I.

Fawcett also is the director of the university’s Work Group for Community Health and Development (KU Work Group), a World Health Organization Collaborating Center and an affiliate of the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies at KU.

The following students were named to Baker University’s College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education undergraduate dean’s list for maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average or higher during the spring 2011 semester.

Mejalli Al-Kofahi, Connor Bechard, Molly Bostwick, Parker Duncan, William Duncan, Zachary Durr, Jesse Green, Joshua Hanson, Brittany Hines, Melinda King, Brian Lamoreux, Courtney Masrud, Eric Reimer, Catherine Richards, Allyson Sass, Michael Sheridan, Rae Stewart, Sarah Taylor and Carly Young, Baldwin City; Eric Hendricks, Basehor; Austin DeGraeve, Douglas Ireland and John King, De Soto; Haley Epperson, Judy Erpelding and Bryan Kindle, Eudora; Adrienne Barclay, Jenna Brantley, Morgan Brown, Rebecca Davis, Genevieve Des Marteau, Casey Gleue, Mallory Hayward, Wolfgang Johanning, Katie Kopy, Elizabeth Krehbiel, Hillary Long, Joshua Paquette, Megan Perry, Keith Pipkin, Dominick Reiske, Connor Stremel, George Swisher, Lauren Thames and Loryn Walrod, Lawrence; Kylie Campbell, McLouth; Cassandra Allen and Alexandra Moeller, Oskaloosa; Valentine Schirmer, Overbrook; and Tara Chumley, Tonganoxie.

The following students were named to Baker University’s School of Nursing dean’s list for maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average or higher during the spring 2011 semester.

Cheyenne Barron, Brennan Brands, Jordan Buckley, Martin Burke, Jeremy Bustamante, Zachary Colwell, Hayley Davidson, Elizabeth Deng, Susan Dreger, Rachael Gabler, Sharrod Greene, Sara Griffith, Sarah James, Sarah Luecke, Briana Mangan, Jessica McConnell, Rachel Parrett, Lacey White, Jana Wiley, Dani Wittman and Richele Woods, Lawrence; Denise Whitesides, Lecompton; Kate Harper, Perry; and Kimberly Burbank, Wellsville.

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