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Fabrizius signs with Kishwaukee College

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Malta, Ill.—Kishwaukee College recently announced the signing of Kaneland High School graduate Grace Fabrizius to its volleyball team.

Fabrizius earned two varsity letters in volleyball at KHS. In 2011, she helped lead her team to earn second in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference. She earned an honorable mention in the NIB-12 in both her junior and senior years.

“Grace is a positive, hard-working player whom I had the privilege to coach against across the net for three years,” Kishwaukee volleyball head coach Stephanie Gooden said. “Grace is a smart attacker who can see the court and comes from a strong program at Kaneland High School. Grace will create a challenging atmosphere in our gym and help our team become stronger here at Kishwaukee College.”

Frasz graduates basic training

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Columbus, S.C.—Army Pvt. Aaron Frasz graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier 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 bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Frasz is a 2011 graduate from Geneva Community High School and the son of Drew Frasz of Elburn.

Rossi named to Wesleyan dean’s list

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Anna Rossi of Elburn was named to the Illinois Wesleyan University dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester.

Thompson named to dean’s list at WIU

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MACOMB/MOLINE, ILL.—Jamela Thompson of Sugar Grove was named to the Western Illinois University dean’s list for summer 2012.

To receive this award, an undergraduate student must earn at least a 3.6 grade point average on a scale of 4.0.

Fabrizius earns national FFA scholarship

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Indianapolis—The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Cargill Community Scholarship to Tyler Fabrizius of the Kaneland FFA group.

Tyler plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at University of Wisconsin—Platteville.

Shumaker graduates Indiana Wesleyan

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Marian, Ind.—Megan Shumaker of Elburn graduated this past spring from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marian, Ind.

She graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Megan was a 2008 Kaneland graduate.

Hodge graduates UW-Madison

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Madison, Wisc.—Elburn resident Kelsey Hodge was among approximately 6,000 students who participated in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s spring commencement ceremonies in May.

Hodge graduated with a bachelors degree in Natural Science and Microbiology.

Blowers earns AIA Northeast Illinois Scholarship

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Elgin, Ill.—In conjunction with The American Institute of Architects, the AIA Northeast Illinois Chapter awarded $1,500 scholarships to two students pursuing architectural degrees.

Locally, Eric Blowers of Elburn is an architecture student at Judson University and expects to graduate in 2013. He would like to pursue missions-type work to provide people in developing areas with cost-effective sustainable buildings.

He enjoys studying the evolution of architectural styles in response to culture and its changing needs. Eric, however, finds “the most fruitful thing about architecture is the architect’s ability to satisfy the needs of the patron and the creative means by which he/she achieves this goal, whether the focus is on cost efficiency, sustainability, or some other significant factor.”

Eric’s academic accomplishments have placed him on the dean’s list and as a 2012 inductee in Tau Sigma Delta, the national honor society for students majoring in architecture. He currently serves as Treasurer of the Judson University chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and is a member of the Student Sustainability Committee.

Cisewski appointed to executive director at Monarch Landing

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NAPERVILLE, ILL.—Renee Cisewski of Elburn was recently appointed by Monarch Landing to the position of executive director. Cisewski has more than 18 years of experience in senior living and healthcare services, including 10 years in administration and/or consulting.

Cisewski is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator who began her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant, and advanced to various positions within the Central DuPage Health System. She served as the administrator at Wynscape, the CDH System skilled nursing facility, and as the director of campus operations for its senior living community, Wyndemere. More recently, Cisewski served as the director of strategy and operations for Sawgrass Partners, a full-service advisory firm specializing in financial planning, marketing, operations and project development for senior living communities.

Cisewski holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration and was a Leading Age Academy Fellow in 2007. She has served as a board member for the Leading Age Academy Alumni Association, as well as a board member for a CCRC in the Western Suburbs.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Monarch Landing, where there is such vibrant community life, a pursuit of excellence for everything we do and an overall sense of pride among staff and residents,” Cisewski said.

Former Virgil resident celebrates 50th anniversary of religious profession

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MILWAUKEE—Sister Mary Louise Schramer, formerly of Virgil, celebrated her 50-year anniversary of religious profession at a Jubilarian Mass on Sunday, July 29, at St. Francis Chapel on the Motherhouse grounds.

Sr. Mary Lou, who spent her earlier career years as a registered nurse and an administrator of health care facilities, also became active in Habitat for Humanity and building projects in Mexico and Guatemala. She is currently the director of Clare Hall residence for sisters, and the co-chair of the Land Use Committee for the environmental enhancement of the Motherhouse grounds in Milwaukee, Wisc.

Congratulations may be mailed to her at 3169 Superior St., Milwaukee, WI 53207

Park makes dean’s list, graduates from University of Northwestern Ohio

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Lima, Ohio—The University of Northwestern Ohio announced that Austin Park of Elburn was named to the dean’s list for his efforts during the spring quarter of 2012, in the College of Business.

Austin graduated in June, Summa Cum Laude, with a bachelors degree in business with a 3.86 GPA.

Baurle graduates from Bethel University

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SAINT PAUL, MINN.—Brittany Baurle of Sugar Grove recently graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn., with a Bachelor of Arts in communication arts/literature education.

Baurle is the daughter of Al Baurle of Sugar Grove.

Ryan receives scholarship from Truman State University Foundation

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KIRKSVILLE, MO.—Colleen Ryan of Elburn awarded the William R. Murray Art Scholarship, in the amount of $250, from the Truman State University Foundation for 2012-13.

Ryan is a sophomore art history major at the Truman State University. The scholarship is awarded annually to an art history or studio art major.

Boor earns degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, ILL.—Steven Boor, an Elburn resident and 2008 Kaneland High School graduate, received a Bachelor of Science in mathematical engineering with honors from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Elburn residents named University of Dayton dean’s list

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DAYTON, OHIO—Emily Heimerdinger and William Schaid of Elburn were named to the University of Dayton dean’s list for the 2011-12 academic year.

To be named to the University of Dayton dean’s list, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Fabrizius receives National FFA Scholarship

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INDIANAPOLIS—Tyler Fabrizius of Kaneland FFA was recently awarded a $1,000 Cargill Community Scholarship. Cargill, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, sponsors the scholarship.

Fabrizius plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Meuer named to Hartwick College dean’s list

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ONEONTA, N.Y.—Katie Meuer of Elburn was named to the Hartwick College dean’s list for the spring 2012 term.

Meuer, a freshman majoring in biochemistry and anthropology, is the daughter of Michael and Krista Meuer of Elburn.

Elburn residents graduate cum laude from Augustana

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Rock Island, Ill.—Patrick Manser and April Runde of Elburn recently graduated cum laude from Augustana University.

Manser earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration-marketing, multimedia journalism and mass communication.

April Runde of Elburn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in international business and Spanish.

Johnson earns MBA from Aurora University

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Jennifer Johnson of Sycamore, formerly of Elburn, graduated from Aurora University on May 6 with a Masters of Business Administration degree in human resources. Johnson earned her Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Aurora University in 2007, and is a 2003 Kaneland High School graduate.

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