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Local residents receive NIU Dean’s Award

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DEKALB—The following local residents recently received the Northern Illinois University Dean’s Award: Bryan Bodway, Louise Bond, Tara Coulson, Carly Dillavou, Erin Diviak, Ryan Dwyer, Matthew Galloway, Sarah Hatch, Spencer Johnson, Matthew Ritschdorff and Mary Trotier, all of Elburn; Lauren Boddy, Kelsey Borg, Meghan Dienst, Esther Espino, Elyse Heimann, Michael Jenny, Kyle Miller, Amy Rivers, Lauren Stott, Daniel Twait and Cassandra Yagen, all of Maple Park; Richard Banik, Amelia Bumsted, Adam Canzoneri, Amanda Companiott, Jessica Lubic, Jarred Popp, Zachary Smith, Meredith Wood and Kelsey Zollinger, all of Sugar Grove.

The Dean’s Award is given to graduating students who demonstrate significant achievement and leadership in the areas of scholarship, camp and community activities, and professional service. Criteria for the award includes attainment of a 3.0 minimum grade point average, and nomination by faculty based on service to the nominee’s academic department or college.

Blowers named to Judson dean’s list

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ELGIN, ILL.—Eric Blowers of Elburn was named to Judson University’s dean’s list for the spring semester. Blowers is an architecture major.

Sutherland selected for University of Rochester scholars programs

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ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Sugar Grove resident Gregory Robert Sutherland, a senior majoring in Russian studies at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y., was accepted into the Take Five Scholars Program, which enables select undergrads to enrich their academic experience by enrolling for a tuition-free fifth year of study.

Sutherland is a Kaneland High School graduate and the son of Mark and Laurie Sutherland of Sugar Grove.

Local resident graduates Wooster College

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WOOSTER, Ohio— Elburn resident Christine Crites received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from The College of Wooster during commencement exercises on May 14.

While at Wooster, Crites was a member of the Cross Cultural Living and Experiences Program, Model United Nations, WOODS Environmental Club and Epsilon Kappa Omicron social club. She also spent a semester studying abroad in Samoa, was elected as a delegate to the Chicago Humanities Festival, and received a Copeland Fund Grant to conduct research at the University of Hawaii for her Independent Study project (Wooster’s nationally acclaimed senior research experience.). In addition, she received an Academic Achievement Award, a Class of 1930 Scholarship and a J & M Johnson Scholarship. She has been accepted into the graduate program in Pacific Island Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she will begin her studies in the fall.

Bauer named to dean’s list at Beloit College

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Hansen, Christman honored at AU

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AURORA—Lindsey Hansen of Elburn, and Ashley Christman of Sugar Grove, were among the Aurora University students honored for their academic achievements and campus contributions during the annual Honors Convocation on April 20.

Hansen, an English major, received the Ethel Tapper Award, presented by the AU College of Arts and Sciences to a senior majoring in the humanities who demonstrates outstanding academic and creative achievement during his or her academic career.

Christman, a nursing major, received the Sharon Beverly Award, presented by the AU School of Nursing in cooperation with the Delta Phi Alpha Sorority, to a senior nursing major who most exemplifies spirit, determination and leadership.

Hartmann graduates from University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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LINCOLN, NEB.—Holly Hartmann of Maple Park was among more than 2,800 students who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at commencement exercises May 4 and 5.

Hartmann received a Bachelor of Science in agricultural economics with distinction from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Hill initiated into AU National Honor Society

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AURORA—Alexa Hill, Elburn, was one of 22 Aurora University students initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, during a campus ceremony on April 18.

The 20th annual initiation was held in Perry Theatre in the Aurora Foundation Center for Community Enrichment. Hill is a junior majoring in communication.

ODK recognizes leadership, character and scholarship. Student members are selected based on their accomplishments through academics, athletics, community services, social and religious activities, campus government, mass media contributions and creative and performing arts. All members hold at least two leadership roles on campus or in their communities.

WCC auto students win at state contest

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SUGAR GROVE — Evan Olson of Maple Park won second place for Waubonsee Community College at the recent Illinois SkillsUSA competition in Springfield. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.

Olsen won in the collison repair category.

For more information on Waubonsee’s auto body repair programs, visit

Bowman elected to Augustana’s Phi Beta Kappa

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ROCK ISLAND—Matthew Bowman, a senior from Elburn majoring in art history, was elected into Augustana College’s Phi Beta Kapp chapter. This honor reflects students’ fine academic work and the high opinion college faculty have of them.

The new Phi Beta Kappa members were formally honored on campus and introduced at the Senior Honors Convocation on Saturday, May 19.

Norman part of All-MWC Honors list at Beloit

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RIPON, Wis.—Three members of the 2012 Beloit College Baseball team earned a spot on All-Midwest Conference Team, released today by the Conference Office.

Shortstop Jordan Jaenicke (Bourbonnais, Ill./Bishop McNamara), starting pitcher Alex Norman (Elburn/Kaneland) and relief pitcher Al Loth (East Troy, Wis.), all seniors, were named to the team.

Norman, a left-hander who also earned All-MWC honors in 2011, , led the team with seven wins, a 2.19 ERA and 50 strikeouts. His 2.19 ERA was the fourth-best in a single season while his seven victories tied the season record. Career-wise he finishes first in innings pitched, second in wins with 19 and ERA at 2.89, and third in appearances with 41. He led or shared the MWC lead in ERA, innings pitched and wins and was second in strikeouts and strikeouts looking.

The Bucs finished the 2012 season with a 19-21 overall record. They had a 9-7 mark in the MWC and earned a spot in the MWC Tournament for the second straight season and third time in four years, where they finished as the runner-up for the second straight season.

Johnson graduates from AU with MBA

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Aurora—Jennifer Johnson graduated from Aurora University with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Human Resources on May 6, 2012. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Aurora University in 2007 and graduated from Kaneland High School in 2003.

Bauer selected as Phi Beta Kappa Electee at Beloit

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BELOIT, WIS—Jenny Bauer of Elburn has been selected as a Phi Beta Kappa electee at Beloit College.

Beloit College is a residential, liberal arts college offering 40 majors to its 1,250 students. Located 90 miles northwest of Chicago, Beloit is one of the nation’s most international colleges, drawing students from 41 nations, as well as 48 states.

Schramer graduates from Marine Aviation Supply Specialist Course

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MERIDIAN, MISS.—Marine Corps Pfc. Trevor Schramer, son of Jeniffer L. Brown of Holmes Beach, Fla., and Richard W. Schramer of Maple Park, recently graduated from the Marine Aviation Supply Specialist Course with Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One, Marine Aviation Support Training Support Group 21, Meridian, Miss.

Students in this course learn to perform the functions necessary that provide logistical support to aviation activities. They perform tasks dealing with aviation supply support, including financial management, inventory management, material management, personnel staffing and requisitioning procedures.

In addition, graduates from the course leave with an understanding of provisioning and requirements determination, material handling procedures, and fiscal accounting and purchasing procedures in accordance with Federal Acquisitioning Regulations.

Holly Hartmann honored at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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LINCOLN, NEB.—Holly Hartmann of Maple Park is among nearly 1,700 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students recognized April 22 in conjunction with the All-University Honors Convocation.

Hartmann, a senior in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, will be honored as a high scholar (students who are in the top 10 percent of their class).

Kurian recognized for academic achievement

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ROCK ISLAND, ill.—Alex Kurian of Elburn, a senior majoring in business administration-finance at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., received the Harold and Louise Lage Swanson Scholarship.

Franck to serve term on Advisory Council of the Agency on Aging in Northeastern Illinois

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MAPLE PARK—Jennifer Franck of Maple Park was re-appointed to the Advisory Council of the Agency on Aging of Northeastern Illinois on April 16.

She has been appointed to the council to fill the remainder of an unexpired term, and now will serve a full three-year term.

The agency is a nonprofit organization responsible for developing and coordinating a network of services for older people throughout an eight-county area in northeastern Illinois. The agency informs and advises public and private agencies and the general public of the needs of older people living in the area, and it acts as an advocate on their behalf.

Boor named to UofI at Champaign-Urbana dean’s list

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CHAMPAIGN-URBANA—Steven Boor of Elburn was named to the dean’s list in the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana College of Engineering for the fall 2011 semester.

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