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June 25, 2012

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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.

Tatyana Wilds, of Lawrence, a graduate in scenography, earned a David E. Blackwell Scholarship.

Laura Brooke Williams, of Lawrence, earned a Bachelor of General Studies with an emphasis on theater and a Laura Louise Pryor Memorial Award.

Whitley Jackson, of Lawrence, a May 2012 Kansas State University graduate with a bachelor’s in biology and Spanish-Hispanic studies, received the H. Henley Haymaker Outstanding Senior Award from K-State’s Division of Biology.

Area students named to Fort Hays State University’s Dean’s Honor Roll for the spring semester are listed below. The roll includes undergraduates who earned at least a 3.60 GPA.

From Bonner Springs: Megan Rehm, a junior majoring in biology (pre-physical therapy).

From De Soto: Morgan Burns, a senior majoring in general science; Amanda Jasper, a sophomore majoring in sociology.

From Eudora: Melissa Cole, a freshman majoring in management (human resource management); Patrick Rooney, a junior majoring in justice studies.

From Lawrence: Keely Bratholt, a junior majoring in general science; Cathryn Cooper, an elementary education major; Kelcie Frey, a senior majoring in education; Kaitlyn Goetting, a freshman majoring in English; Kristen Miller, a freshman majoring in art (graphic design); Sarah Nichols, a senior majoring in art (studio art); Bradley Schmidt, a senior majoring in geography; Cameron Shoemaker, a sophomore majoring in music (music technology); Kirsten Tidd, a freshman majoring in English (teaching); Jamie Wemple, a senior majoring in justice studies.

From McLouth: Scott Smelser, a senior majoring in technology studies.

From Meriden: Elizabeth Mizell, a sophomore majoring in education.

From Ottawa: Eric Crook, a Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science freshman; Michael Dunlap, a sophomore majoring in justice studies; Linsey Powers, a junior majoring in management information systems; Michael Ritzel, a junior majoring in music (music education); Erin Rossman, a senior majoring in speech-language pathology.

From Perry: Stacie Adams, an elementary education (early childhood) major.

From Tonganoxie: Tracie Hileman, a senior majoring in art (graphic design); Kenneth Ketchum, a senior majoring in information networking and telecommunications (computer networking).

The following area students were recognized for their achievements during Ottawa University’s spring honors convocation on April 19.

From Baldwin City: Clyde A. J. Caj Kueffer, KCAC All-Academic Athlete Awards, Men’s Track & Field, NAIA All-American Scholar-Athlete Awards, Men’s Cross Country.

From Basehor: Emily McAfoos, KCAC All-Academic Athlete Awards, Women’s Track & Field, NAIA All-American Scholar-Athlete Awards, Women’s Track & Field.

From Lawrence: Courtney Harris, KCAC All-Academic Athlete Awards, Women’s Track & Field; Kyle Schreiner, KCAC All-Academic Athlete Awards, Men’s Basketball; Amber Dickinson, Sigma Alpha; Jenny Schneider, KCAC All-Academic Athlete Awards, Softball.

From Oskaloosa: Brock McGinnis, KCAC All-Academic Athlete Awards, Men’s Basketball, NAIA All-American Scholar-Athlete Awards, Men’s Basketball.

From Wellsville: Abby New, 2012-13 Student Senate President.

Ottawa University has announced Dean’s List and Honor Roll recipients for the spring 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 GPA 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 GPA of at least 3.5.

From Lawrence: Samuel A. Goodell, Dean’s Honor Roll; Apollo R. Hernandez, Dean’s Honor Roll.

From Oskaloosa: Brock L. McGinnis, Dean’s List.

From Wellsville: Abby S. New, Dean’s List; Jennalyn N. Phillips, Dean’s List.

Nathaniel Demby, of Lawrence, a senior in general business administration at Kansas State University, was inducted into the Pinnacle Honor Society May 1 at Kansas State University. The society is for nontraditional students. To be eligible, students must have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be of at least junior standing and have demonstrated a record of excellence in leadership, scholarship and service.

Haley Fischer, of Lawrence, an advertising and graphic design major at Columbus College of Art & Design in Ohio, has been named to the President’s List. To qualify, students must have a GPA of 3.4 or higher.

About 600 students were candidates for undergraduate degrees during the May 12 commencement ceremony at Emporia State University. Students from this area and their degrees, listed alphabetically, include:

Lindsay Morgan Atchison, of Baldwin City, Bachelor of Science in education, magna cum laude.

Alyson Jae Baggett, of Tonganoxie, Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Mallory Renee Bedford, of Perry, Bachelor of Science in nursing.

Casey Marie Bisnett, of Meriden, Bachelor of Science in education.

Kyle Matthew Farmer, of Tecumseh, Bachelor of Science in education, cum laude.

Kimberly Lynn Fread, of Ottawa, Bachelor of Science in education.

Noah Michael Fugate, of Tonganoxie, Bachelor of Science in education.

Corey Marcus Green, of Eudora, Bachelor of Science, psychology, sociology.

Jaymie Hardtarfer, of Lawrence, Bachelor of Science in business, Bachelor of Arts, modern languages and literature, summa cum laude.

Christopher Robin Harris, of Overbrook, Bachelor of Science in business.

Myla Ranea Heston, of Oskaloosa, Bachelor of Science in education, summa cum laude, 4.0 GPA.

Hadi Imad Itani, of Lawrence, Bachelor of Science in business.

Emily Marie McDonald, of Lawrence, Bachelor of Arts, English, business, magna cum laude.

Ryan Patrick McHugh, of Wellsville, Bachelor of Science, rehabilitation services education.

Emily Marie Moore, of Ottawa, Bachelor of Science in education, cum laude.

Brian Michael Murphy, of Lawrence, Bachelor of Science, recreation.

Sheena Dawn Nelssen, of Lawrence, Bachelor of Integrated Studies.

Natalie Kay Rabiola, of Lawrence, Bachelor of Science in education, summa cum laude.

Megan Jean Raby, of Ottawa, Bachelor of Science in education.

Travis Morgan Sanders, of Lawrence, Bachelor of Science, health promotion.

Nancy Elaine Shepheard, of Tecumseh, Bachelor of Science in education.

Emma Alyissa Sorensen, of Oskaloosa, Bachelor of Science in education.

Douglas Fredrick Soules, of Lawrence, Bachelor of Science, biology.

Derek Paul Trammell, of Lawrence, Bachelor of Science in education.

Steven W. Vincent, of Ottawa, Bachelor of Science in education.

Zila Valandrina Welsh, of Lawrence, Bachelor of Science, political science.

Mallory B. West, of Lawrence, Bachelor of Science in education, summa cum laude.

Whitney Tabitha Wiebe, of Lawrence, Bachelor of Science in education.

Matthew P. Wilkins, of Ottawa, Bachelor of Science, psychology.

Adam Leo Ziegler, of Meriden, Bachelor of Arts, history, sociology/anthropology.

Nearly 300 students were candidates for graduate degrees during commencement ceremonies May 12 at Emporia State University. Students from this area, their degree and major, listed alphabetically, included:

Shelley Pottorf Cunningham, of Oskaloosa, master’s in instructional design and technology.

Shannon Marie Hassler, of Ottawa, master’s in school counseling.

Katherine Lee Hilleary, of Bonner Springs, master’s in teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Bethany Lynn Hofmeier, of Baldwin City, master’s in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in effective practitioner.

Margaret Houtz, of Ozawkie, master’s in special education adaptive.

Anna Jackson, of Lawrence, master’s in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in effective practitioner.

Jamie Lynn Jamison, of Ottawa, master’s in teaching.

Katie McCauley, of Lawrence, master’s in library science.

Daniel Eugene O’Connell, of Lawrence, master’s in health, physical education and recreation.

Kristyn Lea Rhodes, of Baldwin City, master’s in special education adaptive.

Amanda Richards, of Lawrence, master’s in educational administration.

Jason Eugene Schroeder, of Lawrence, master’s in educational administration.

Amanda Nichole Steiner, of Lawrence, master’s in industrial/organizational psychology.

Melissa Strother, of Overbrook, master’s in school counseling.

Scott Gregory Whaley, of Oskaloosa, master’s in educational administration.

Alison Faith Wilkins, of Lawrence, master’s in library science.

Christine Williams, of Bonner Springs, master’s in instructional design and technology.

Stephanie Nicole Zeckser, of Lawrence, master’s in library science.

Ashlyn E. Evans, a student at Lawrence’s Free State High School, was selected to attend the 68th annual session of Sunflower Girls State June 3-8 on the Kansas University campus.

Two students from Lawrence attending Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., have been named to the Spring 2012 Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs’ List. To qualify, a student must attain a semester GPA of 3.50-3.99.

The students are Peter John Esau, in exercise science, and Alexander Joseph Thompson, in business administration, Spanish.

The following Lawrence residents were recognized for academic achievement at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. To qualify, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.60 or higher: Katie Burk, performance and music education; Maggie Burk, performance and music education; and Clara Kundin, theater.

Marine Corps Pfc. Nathan K. Liska, a 2011 graduate of Lawrence High School, recently graduated from the Marine Corps Basic Combat Engineer Course at Camp Lejeune, N. C. During the five-week course, Liska received instruction in the fundamentals of engineering support for combat units, including the procedures for building and repairing bridges, roads and field fortifications. Liska also received training on demolition concepts, land mine warfare and camouflage techniques.

Jessica Brumm, a Baldwin High School and Kansas University alumnus, recently graduated from Texas Wesleyan School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. She recently received passing results from the February Texas bar exam and hopes to practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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