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June 30, 2012


Southwestern College in Winfield has announced its Dean’s Honor Roll for the spring 2012 semester. Students who earned a GPA of at least 3.70 were eligible. Area students on the list include Dylan Moore, of Ottawa; Stephanie Wilson, of Meriden; and Allyssa Zentner, of Grantville.

Kate Falkenstien, of Lawrence, recently graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. She will attend Stanford Law School in the fall.

Ashli and Justin Smith, of McPherson, announce the birth of their daughter, Raegan Kaylynn Smith, on May 25 in Newton. Maternal grandparents are Debbie Hart, of Lawrence; and Danny and Tani Ruff, of Ozawkie. Paternal grandparents are Rhonda and Derek Chappell, of Ottawa; and David Smith, of Perry. Great-grandparents are Darrel and Judy Justice, of Lawrence; Jerry and Norma Henley, of Lawrence; David Ruff and Mildred Ruff, of Tonganoxie; Jane Ellison, of Lawrence; Bill and Betty Williamson, of Ottawa; Patricia Smith, of Ottawa; and Betty Burgoon, of Ottawa.

Brooke Latta Sutherland, of Lawrence, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University on May 24 in Lexington, Va. Sutherland majored in journalism and mass communications and French. She graduated summa cum laude, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was the valedictorian of the Class of 2012.

Austin R. Baragary has received a Journey Grant from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. He will travel to Ireland in the fall and enroll in the Peace and Conflict Studies Concentration. Baragary was a sophomore majoring in rhetoric and political communication during the spring semester.

Mark T. Jongman-Sereno, of Lawrence, who received an Architecture-Professional Degree from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, was named to the spring 2012 Dean’s List. To qualify, students must earn a GPA of at least 3.50.

Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo., has announced the Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester. This recognizes students who have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above. Area students on the list include Josh Linton, of Basehor; Brian Talbert, of Eudora; and Amy Meyers and Kaela Severa, both of Lawrence.

Several area students graduated from Rockhurst University on May 12 in Kansas City, Mo.

From Basehor: Josh Linton, Bachelor of Science, biology, summa cum laude.

From De Soto: Nick Johnson, Bachelor of Arts, political science, Spanish, summa cum laude.

From Eudora: Brian Talbert, Bachelor of Arts, English, magna cum laude; and Jamie Torres, Doctor of Physical Therapy.

From Lawrence: Anne Marie Bireta, Master of Education; Stephanie Coleman, Master of Education; Melissa Harmon, Master of Education; Aaron Mayer, Master of Business Administration, health care leadership; Alizabeth Reynolds, Master of Education; Kaela Severa, Bachelor of Science, biochemistry, Honors Program, summa cum laude.

From Tonganoxie: Victoria Fladung, Bachelor of Arts, English, philosophy, summa cum laude.

Daniel O’Connell, of Lawrence, has received two awards from Emporia State University: the Health, Physical Education and Recreation department’s Graduate Student Major of the Year Award and the Outstanding Graduate Student Award. O’Connell graduated on May 12 with his master’s in Health, Physical Education and Recreation, emphasis on health. On Aug. 1, he will start employment at Baker University as a certified athletic trainer.

Five Kansas University students received outstanding achievement awards from the Kansas Geological Survey, based on KU’s West Campus, including Peter Monshizadeh, of Lawrence. Monshizadeh, a May graduate with a bachelor’s degree in geography, received the Jack Dangermond/Esri Geospatial Technologies Student Award.

Sarah K. Craft, of Lawrence, graduated May 19 from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., with a degree in history.

Will Nagengast, of Lawrence, was one of 100 members of Bethel College’s Class of 2012 who graduated May 20 in North Newton. Nagengast graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in history.

Bethel College also has announced area students on its spring 2012 Dean’s List and Honor Roll.

Students named to the Dean’s List (3.7 to 4.0 semester GPA): Adam Ewy, of Lawrence.

Students named to the Honor Roll (3.5 to 3.69 GPA): Laurel Nagengast, of Lawrence; Kaitlin Heller, of Lawrence; and Genevieve Rucker, of Lawrence.

Andrea Fouts, of Ottawa, is one of 30 Kansas State University students selected for Mortar Board, a national college senior honor society.

Several Kansas University music students were scheduled to return to Lawrence’s sister city, Eutin, Germany, to continue the music exchange between the two cities. Thirty-three students were to take part in the festival June 15-Aug. 20, performing three operas: “Nabucco,” “L’Elisir d’Amore” and “Die Blume von Hawaii,” as well as two orchestral concerts and two chamber concerts. Hugo Vera, KU graduate and operatic tenor with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, was to perform in “Nabucco.”

Area students participating are as follows: Ethan Bartley, of Lawrence; Margaret Hires, of Lawrence; Allison Lewis, of Lawrence; Katelyn McKeirnan, of De Soto; Katelyn Meyer, of Lawrence; Lindsay Ohse, of Lawrence; and Patrick Timmis, of Lawrence.

Traveling with the students was Dean Robert Walzel, who was to participate in a chamber music concert, and David Neely, director of orchestral activities, who was to conduct the final concert of the trip.

Kaylee Wiggins, of Lawrence, has been awarded a Judge Norman D. Thompson Scholarship to attend Pittsburg State University.

Sandra Haag, a student at Eudora High School, has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in business education. She will appear in the academy’s official national yearbook.

Jessyka Coulter, of Tonganoxie, was named a Roadman Scholar at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, in recognition of high academic distinction for the 2011-12 academic year. Roadman Scholars must have a cumulative GPA of 3.76 or above. Coulter was also named to the Dean’s Honor List at Morningside for the 2012 spring semester. The Dean’s Honor list recognizes students who achieve a 3.67 GPA or better.

Julie Dianne Daniels, of Lawrence, recently graduated from Valdosta State University in Georgia with an Associate of Arts degree.

Trinity Standridge, of Bonner Springs,was selected as the costume design assistant and house manager for Emporia State University’s Summer Theatre production of “The Fox on the Fairway” June 27-30.

William Mockry, a Free State High School graduate, graduated in May with his Master of Teaching Arts degree from Brown University in Providence, R.I.

Alexandra Brooke Baslee, of Eudora, graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville with a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural business.

Nearly 700 undergraduate, graduate and nursing students at Baker University received their degrees during commencement ceremonies May 12 and May 20.

From Baldwin City: Troy Armstrong, Bachelor of Science in Management; Cassandra Bailey, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership; Connor Bechard, Bachelor of Science, Physical Education, Secondary Education; Parker Duncan, Bachelor of Science, Mathematics/French, Physics; William Duncan, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, International Studies, Music, French; Kimberly Gilges, Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Business/Economics; Justin Hill, Bachelor of Arts, History, Secondary Education; Colton Miller, Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art /Physical Education; Patrick Mirch, Bachelor of Science, Mass Media; Katherine Niehues, Bachelor of Arts, Music/Religion; Catherine Richards, Bachelor of Arts, Art History, Studio Art/German; Christopher Scheideman, Bachelor of Science, Sports Administration/Business; Sarah Seekins, Bachelor of Science, Psychology/Sociology; Michael Sheridan, Bachelor of Arts, Spanish/Philosophy; Kirsten Shuck, Bachelor of Science, Business/Economics; Joseph Wachter, Bachelor of Science, Sports Administration/Business.

From De Soto: John Moon, Master of Business Administration; Kathy Stuhlsatz, Associate of Arts in Business.

From Eudora: David Basgall, Master of Science in School Leadership; Lisa Galindo, Associate of Arts in Business; Melisa Lord, Master of Arts in Education.

From Lawrence: Ashleigh Armstrong, Bachelor of Science, Sociology/Psychology; Daniel Ash, Master of Business Administration; Dorothy Baden, Master of Arts in Education; Stephanie Benalcazar, Master of Arts in Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution; Lisa Burton, Bachelor of Business Administration; Michael Cobb, Master of Arts in Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution; Logan Corbin, Master of Business Administration; Adrienne Cordero, Bachelor of Business Administration; Amanda Grosdidier, Master of Liberal Arts; Chelsea Henry, Bachelor of Business Administration; Cristy Holloway, Master of Business Administration; Teresa Hupfauf, Master of Arts in Education; Adam Johnson, Master of Business Administration; Tyisha McNutt, Bachelor of Business Administration; Trinita Mcnutt, Master of Business Administration; Jarric Miller, Bachelor of Business Administration; Kenneth Mishler, Master of Business Administration; James Newell, Associate of Arts in Business; Robert Reed, Associate of Arts in Business; Brandon Robertson, Master of Business Administration; Shawn Rundle, Bachelor of Science in Management; Kenneth Schmidt, Master of Business Administration; Alan Swanson, Master of Arts in Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution; Alicia Thurlow, Bachelor of Business Administration; Laura Wagner, Master of Business Administration; Adam Welch, Master of Arts in Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution; Andrew Woodworth, Bachelor of Arts, History, English/German; Loryn Woodworth, Bachelor of Arts, International Studies/Spanish; Patience Woolfolk, Master of Business Administration.

From Linwood: Mary Conley, Bachelor of Science in Management; Kathryn Vohs, Master of Business Administration.

From McLouth: Amie Tripp-Bristol, Master of Science in School Leadership.

From Oskaloosa: Jana Farmer, Master of Business Administration; Miriam Lee, Master of Business Administration.

From Overbrook: Levi Sund, Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education.

From Tonganoxie: Dee Cannon, Bachelor of Business Administration.

Washburn Tech in Topeka has inducted 43 students into the National Technical Honor Society for the spring 2012 semester. Area students include Vicky Bergman, Medical Office Specialist, Lawrence; Justin Coffman, Auto Service Technician, Berryton; Holly Dawson, Practical Nursing, Lawrence; Elizabeth Ditch, Practical Nursing, Meriden.

Rachel Van Horn, of Lawrence, graduated May 26 from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., with a bachelor’s degree.

Jeanmarie Montney Omland and Kris Omland announce the birth of their son, Cason Jeffrey Omland, on May 29, 2012, in Toronto. Grandparents are Gordon and Carolyn Montney, of Lawrence, and Jeff Omland and Maureen McDonald, of Penticton, British Columbia. Great-grandparents are Roy Cropp, of Lawrence, and John and Lois McDonald, of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Arielle V. Bremby, of Lawrence, was recently named to the Dean’s List at Boston University for the spring semester. Bremby also graduated from BU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting, cum laude.     


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