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July 7, 2012

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Kayla (Huffman) Altman and Harlan Cribbs Altman IV, of Dallas, announce the birth of their son, Huntley Cribbs Altman, on June 3, 2012, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. He joins sibling Halston Anne, 33 months. Maternal grandparents are Steve and Patsy Huffman, Lawrence. Paternal grandparents are Pam Altman, Dallas, and the late Harlan Cribbs Altman III. Great-grandparents are Don and Kathy Gillihan, Lawrence; and Rosalie and the late Dean Burkhead, Lawrence; Harlan Cribbs Altman Jr. and the late Virginia Altman, Dallas; and Arliss and the late Don Phillips, Dallas.

Patti Ann Ousdahl and Branden Eugene Ousdahl, Baldwin City, announce the birth of a daughter, Layla Marie Ousdahl, born June 29, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Charlie and Miriam Burch, and John and Kim Farrell. Paternal grandparents are Darren Ousdahl and Stacy Christian.

Great-grandparents are Patti Robinson, Charles and Gloria Burch, Marilyn Ousdahl, and Tim and Phyllis Cragg.

Kassidie Womack, Lawrence, is the fifth-grade winner in the 2012 Fight the Bite Poster Contest, which is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and addresses protection from mosquito and tick bites and related diseases. The contest was open to fifth- and sixth-graders.

Kassidie received $50 and a certificate. Wining posters will be used in educational materials nationwide.

Nicole Lordemann, of Baldwin City, a senior in professional pilot studies at Kansas State University-Salina, was part of the first K-State team to break the top 10 in the historic all-female Air Race Classic. Lordemann and her teammate flew nearly 4,000 nautical miles in the race and finished in eighth place, with a $500 cash prize.

Emporia State University has released the School of Business Honor Roll for the spring 2012 semester. To qualify, students must earn a semester GPA that puts them in the top 10 percent of all undergraduate students enrolled full-time within the school and have a cumulative 3.5 GPA for all Emporia State courses. Students from this area include Jaymie Hardtarfer, of Lawrence, Nancy Shepheard, of Tecumseh, and Mallory West, of Lawrence.

Emporia State University has released the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester. To qualify, students must earn a semester GPA that puts them in the top 10 percent of all students within the college and have a cumulative 3.5 GPA for all Emporia State courses. Students from this area include Bridgette Beerbower, of Baldwin City; Victoria Crocker, of Berryton; Emily Garcia, of Baldwin City; Jaymie Hardtarfer, of Lawrence; Myla Heston, of Oskaloosa; Lezley Lawson, of McLouth; Chase McIver, of Overbrook; Adam Petz, of Lawrence; Craig Rosenstengle, of Lawrence; and Katherine Slayton, of Tecumseh.

Emporia State University has released the university Honor Roll for the spring 2012 semester. To qualify for the semester honor roll, students must earn a minimum 3.80 semester GPA. Students from this area include Jaymie Hardtarfer, of Lawrence; Nancy Shepheard, of Tecumseh; Mallory West, of Lawrence; Phoenix Anshutz, of Overbrook; Casey Bisnett, of Meriden; Geneva Cahoone, of Lawrence; Victoria Crocker, of Berryton; Kyle Farmer, of Tecumseh; Katherine Fox, of Easton; Noah Fugate, of Tonganoxie; Myla Heston, of Oskaloosa; Charles Hoag, of Lawrence; Lezley Lawson, of McLouth; Chase McIver, of Overbrook; Alyssa Miller, of Ottawa; Emily Moore, of Ottawa; Adam Petz, of Lawrence;

Miranda Renfro, of Williamsburg; Craig Rosenstengle, of Lawrence; Lindsay Atchison, of Baldwin City; Hannah Bain, of Lawrence; Savannah Franz, of Lawrence; Kimberly Fread, of Ottawa; Caroline Hoag, of Lawrence; Kelly Hoehn, of Wellsville; Lacy Jordan, of Wellsville; Raylynn Laster-White, of Tonganoxie; Ryan McHugh, of Wellsville; Brian Murphy, of Lawrence; Natalie Rabiola, of Lawrence; Megan Raby, of Ottawa; Katherine Slayton, of Tecumseh; Emma Sorensen, of Oskaloosa; Susanne Stevenson, of Ottawa; Brandon Stitt, of Meriden; Jessica Turner, of Tonganoxie; Megan Vanderford, of Princeton; Venus Viglini, of Bonner Springs; Steven Vincent, of Ottawa; Therese Voegeli, of Tecumseh; Jordan Yulich, of Lawrence.

Two area students received special recognition at the 28th Annual Teachers College Honors Banquet at Emporia State University in May: Emily Garcia, of Baldwin City, received the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award for health promotion, and Daniel O’Connell, of Lawrence, received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award for physical education.

Also recognized were area students having a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher: Myla Heston, of Oskaloosa; Natalie Rabiola, of Lawrence; and Mallory West, of Lawrence.

During elections in the spring 2012 semester, area students were elected to serve in Associated Student Government at Emporia State University. The students and their elected positions: Billy Garner, of Meriden, senator for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Josiah D’Albini of Ottawa, senator for the Teachers College; and Luke Farnsworth, of Bonner Springs, senator for the Teachers College.

The Olin College Human Powered Vehicle team recently competed in ASME’s Human Powered Vehicle Competition East at Grove Street College in Grove City, Pa., taking home the 2012 Knovel Award for Design Innovation, a third-place finish and placement in the top five in every event. Lawrence resident Cypress Frankenfeld, a member of the Class of 2014 at Olin College, joined 21 classmates on this year’s HPV team.

Jeffrey J. Cravens, of Lawrence, has graduated with a Juris Doctor in Law from Boston University.

Elizabeth Stephens, of Lawrence, was crowned Mrs. Lawrence Kansas-America 2012 in May. She is the director of family programs at Lawrence Community Shelter, where she provides support for families experiencing homelessness. She will be competing for the Mrs. Kansas title in March 2013. The competition is the state preliminary competition to Mrs. America and Mrs. World.  

Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody J. Pollock graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. He is the son of Brian Alcorn, Wellsville.

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Taiheem R. Pleasant graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. He is the grandson of James and Armie Winborn, Lawrence.

Avila University in Kansas City, Mo., has announced its Dean’s List for spring 2012. Candidates possessed a GPA of at least 3.5. Area students include Danielle Price, of De Soto; Telena Goans, Anne Kwon and Michael Silva, all of Lawrence; and Crystal Gordon, of Tonganoxie.

Nathaniel Padia, of Lawrence, has graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies.

Army Spec. Jacob A. McDaneld, a 2005 graduate of Wellsville High School, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, he studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and other skills.

Chris Dvorak, of De Soto, was honored during the spring 2012 semester for work on The Bulletin, the student newspaper of Emporia State University. Dvorak was awarded honorable mention for sports news writing.

The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design recently named several students from Lawrence to its 2012 Spring Dean’s and President’s Lists, including Kevin Alexander (Dean’s List), Stephanie Gage (Dean’s List), Zachary Hill (Dean’s List), Brittany Long (Dean’s List), Sean Simmons (President’s List), and Amy Trompeter (President’s List).

The Dean’s List is comprised of students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to 3.69; the President’s List includes students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher.

Heather Braatz, of Lawrence, received a Master of Science degree in art therapy on May 19 from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wis.

Kathryn Lunte, of Lawrence, has been named to the Dean’s List at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., for the spring 2012 semester. To qualify, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or above.

Area students graduated in May from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., including Jamison Israel Bear, of Lawrence, with a Bachelor of Science in business with an emphasis in entrepreneurial leadership; and Cally Lynn Owsley, of Tonganoxie, with a Bachelor of Arts in biology, magna cum laude.

The following local residents graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.: Clara Kundin, of Eudora, cum laude with a theater major and a concentration in women’s studies; and Jordan Williams, of Lawrence, with a biology major.

Kundin was also awarded membership in Alpha Psi Omega.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced area students named to the Deans’ List/Honor Roll for spring 2012.

From Bonner Springs: James Austin Epp, with a 4.0 GPA, and Monica Elizabeth Sorensen.

From De Soto: Veronica Rae Grizzle.

From Lawrence: Megan Nicole Fleming and Kimberly Anne McDonald, with a 4.0 GPA.

Taylor Baloga, of Lawrence, has been named to the Luther College 2012 spring semester Dean’s List in Decorah, Iowa. To qualify, students must earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or better.

Two area students were recently named to the Upper Iowa University Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester in Fayette, Iowa: Joseph Masarik, of Lawrence, and Brandi Allcorn, of Winchester. To qualify, students must earn a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Two area law enforcement officers graduated June 15 from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Yoder. The officers, who began their training March 12, were Zachary Bachert, a patrol officer for the Ottawa Police Department; and Tanner Hendrickson, a deputy for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Ottawa. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training, the state’s law enforcement licensing authority.

Abby Jo Fuller, Lawrence, and Richard L. Ridihalgh, Tonganoxie, received Associate of Arts degrees this spring from Hutchinson Community College. Commencement ceremonies were Friday, May 11, at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

Olivia Dykes, of Lawrence, was named to the spring 2012 William Jewell College Dean’s list. To qualify, students must have achieved a minimum grade-point ratio of 3.5.

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