Area students attending Kansas State University earned honors for their academic performance in spring 2012. To qualify, students must earn a GPA of 3.75 or above.
From Baldwin City: Shelby Miller, Callie Craig, Clare Miles, Hannah Sigvaldson.
From Basehor: Brittne Brannan, Kelsey Girvin, Allison Hatfield, Brent Higgins, Anna Mark, Kimberly Peterson, Michael Rich, Spencer Scherer, Jenny Swabb.
From Bonner Springs: Kristen Beeves, Anne Chipman, Morgan Lietzen, Jaci Livers, Benjamin Zuk.
From De Soto: Michaela Frehe, Derek Sommer, Jessica Spencer.
From Eudora: Merit Goodman, Megan Gorden, Anthony Mersmann, Marian Mersmann, Erik Russell, Sam Scott, Kyle Snow.
From Grantville: Tyler Holloman.
From Lawrence: Tennery Carttar, Michael Claussen, Emily Davidson, Bryant Denning, Charlotte Denning, Taylor Fulton, Sarah Haley, Alexandra Jacobsen, Paula Kyriakos, Parker Liebl, Eric Long, Morgan Mills, Kaitlyn Mosher, Aimee Niedenthal, Leila Novelo, Christina Picicci, Emily Poholsky, Neal Rasmussen, Camila Sanders, Michelle Sauer, Mark Stewart, Katherine Turner, Joseph Vannicola, Audra Walker, Derrick Weishaar, Emma Woodard.
From Lecompton: Hayley Breitenbach, Madison Horsch, Connor Kring.
From Linwood: Spencer Dove, Lacie Falk, Benjamin Field
From McLouth: Jarrod Bechard, Logan Terry.
From Meriden: Noah Livingston, Audrey Mullins, Allan Van Noy, Devan Zwygart.
From Oskaloosa: Brian Henry, Dillon Robbins.
From Ottawa: Jacob Allen, Cameron Barnes, Kierston Beets, Laura Chartier, Andrew Fangman, Andrea Fouts, Kayla Hambleton, Justin Huschka, Mallorie Mendell, Michelle Nelson, Victor Ojeleye, Morgan Peelen, Skyler Peffly, Cara Yuen.
From Overbrook: Anna Baughan, Jonathan Zeller.
From Tonganoxie: Jake Bontrager, Mitchell DeHoff, Kelly Leonard, Sarah Swaim.
From Wellsville: Clinton Newton.
From Winchester: Susan Mailen.
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 GPA or higher during the spring 2012 semester.
From Baldwin City: Mejalli Al-Kofahi, Connor Bechard, Samuel Beecher, Adam Blevins, Amanda Ciambrone, Corey Clark, Keith DeMint, Parker Duncan, William Duncan, Jesse Green, Rachel Hawkins, Justin Hill, Brittany Hines, Brian Lamoreux, Courtney Masrud, Patrick Mirch, Samantha Oehlert, John Robbs, Christopher Scheideman, Ashley Tevis.
From Basehor: Eric Hendricks, Owen Lewis.
From De Soto: Douglas Ireland, John King, Shelbi Petty.
From Eudora: Haley Epperson, Bryan Kindle.
From Lawrence: William Cooke, Rebecca Davis, Adriane Dick, Paul Eltschinger, Casey Gleue, Ryan Gleue, Rachel Haley, Ulrich Johanning, Wolfgang Johanning, Elizabeth Krehbiel, Calvin Pearce, Megan Perry, Dominick Reiske, Taylor Shuck, Jasmyn Turner, Victoria Whitebread, Andrew Woodworth, Hillary Yoder.
From Overbrook: Valentine Schirmer, Levi Sund, Dustin Turner.
From Tonganoxie: Tara Chumley.
From Wellsville: Mac-Kenzie Pfeiffer.
The following students were named to Baker University’s School of Nursing Dean’s List for maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher during the spring 2012 semester.
From Lawrence: Kelsey Allen, Jennifer Andrews, Cheyenne Barron, Brennan Brands, Rachael Brennan, Sara Griffith, Elyse Inferrera, Sarah Keenan, Amanda Loner, Sarah Luecke, Jessie Luvisi, Hayley Scheetz, Jamie Taylor, Lauren Thames, Stephanie Walters, Richele Woods, Kimberly Wormsley.
From Lecompton: Alyssa Phillips.
From Perry: Kate Harper.
From Tonganoxie: Shannon Good.
Michael A. Penny, of Lawrence, has graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.
Michael Ornburn, of Lawrence, received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn., on May 12.
Jessyka Coulter, of Tonganoxie, graduated magna cum laude from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, on May 12, 2012. Coulter received a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in biology and business administration.
Two area students graduated May 12 from Benedictine College in Atchison. Andrew Heck, of Lawrence, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international business. Ann Heschmeyer, of Eudora, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications.
Twenty Kansas University sophomores have been selected as University Scholars. Each student receives a $250 scholarship per semester for five semesters and a faculty mentor, and enrolls in an interdisciplinary seminar taught by a faculty member noted for a distinguished teaching record.
Area students include Cole Bittel, of Bonner Springs, studying mechanical engineering, to be mentored by Lorin Maletsky from mechanical engineering; Joyce Bohling, of Lawrence, studying English, to be mentored by Carol Holstead from journalism; Gregory Burg, of Lawrence, studying engineering physics, to be mentored by Scott Jenkins from philosophy.
The following area students were named to the spring Dean’s List at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., for the spring semester. They earned a 3.5 GPA or better: Grant Klise, of Berryton; Brandon Leppke, of Bonner Springs; Mary Dinsdale, of Lawrence; Kathryn Gill, of Lawrence; Rebecca Haworth, of Lawrence; Evan Taylor, of Lawrence; Brooke Thurman, of Lawrence; Andrew Urban, of Lawrence; and Matthew McNary, of Meriden.
Cally Lynn Owsley, of Tonganoxie, a senior in biology, was named to the Phi Epsilon Honor Society at William Jewell College.
Lauren Wright, of Lawrence, received her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn., on May 12.
The following area students graduated from the University of Saint Mary May 12 in Leavenworth.
From Baldwin City: David Lee Highfill, Master of Business Administration.
From Basehor: Shelly Schoepflin, Bachelor of Science.
From De Soto: Joseph Robert Wilner, Master of Arts.
From Lawrence: Caitlin Hollis Bowlin, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Nathaniel Dikeogu, Master of Business Administration; Kathleen Nicole Hermesch, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude; Francis Patrick Ronan, Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
From Linwood: Michelle Renee Chrisman, Bachelor of Science, Kappa Gamma Pi, Delta Epsilon Sigma, cum laude; Abigail Elizabeth Moeller, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Shannon Kathleen Raines, Master of Arts in Teaching.
From Oskaloosa: Megan Denise Forge, Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
From Tonganoxie: Kayla Renee Beggs, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, magna cum laude; Amy Jo Johnson, Master of Arts; Amie M Riddle, Bachelor of Arts, Delta Epsilon Sigma, magna cum laude.
The University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth has announced the spring 2012 Dean’s Honor List. The following USM students ended the semester with a GPA of 3.5 or better.
From Basehor: Allyson Coy, Shelby Crawford, Morgan Lacy, Randee Manis, Annie Rowan, Daniel Schaffer, Shelly Schoepflin.
From De Soto: Rebecca James.
From Lawrence: Caitlin Bowlin, Wesley Henning, Jeffrey Hermesch, Kathleen Hermesch, Francis Ronan, Mariah Vaughn.
From Linwood: Michelle Chrisman.
From McLouth: Chelsey Breshears, Kyle Mabary.
From Oskaloosa: Megan Forge.
From Tonganoxie: Kayla Beggs, Emily Gripka, Amie Riddle.
Andrew Jones, of Lawrence, a May 2012 doctoral graduate in optical physics at Kansas State University, won the Graduate Student Award for Academics.
Jacob D. Kirkpatrick, of Basehor, was named to the Columbia College Dean’s List in Columbia, Mo., for the 2012 spring semester. To qualify, a student must have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Weston Wiebe, of Lawrence, graduated from College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., on May 13. Wiebe received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts: Public Relations.
Tonganoxie resident Rachel Collinge was named to the Dean’s List at Harding University in Searcy, Ark., for the spring semester. To be eligible, a student must earn a 3.65 or higher GPA.
Trinity Standridge, of Bonner Springs, has been chosen to play Patsy Price in Emporia State University’s Summer Theatre production of “Dearly Beloved.” The show runs June 13-16.
Zoe Timmerman, of Lawrence, has been named to the Dean’s List at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Students who rank in the top 10 percent of the student body are named to the Dean’s List. For the 2012 spring term, students achieving a GPA of 3.92 or higher qualified.
Katherine Steir, of Lawrence, has been named to the Dean’s List of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., for the spring semester. To be eligible, a student must have achieved a semester GPA of at least 3.75.
Forty-nine Kansas University students recently received more than 75 awards and scholarships totaling more than $119,000 given by the department of theater during the annual Stage Supper. Area students are listed below.
Michael Dale Christensen, of Tonganoxie, a freshman, earned a Claire Reinhold Scholarship.
Lynn Deboeck, of Lawrence, earned a doctorate in theater and a Donald and Betty Dixon Scholarship in Theatre.
Cynthia Louise Evans, of Lawrence, a graduate in scenography, earned a Buddy Rogers Scholarship and Clarence Seaver Technical Scholarship.
Lilly Lancaster, of Lawrence, a freshman in theater, earned a Patricia Ellis Scholarship.