ST. LOUIS—Jessica Bruce of Elburn was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Maryville University in St. Louis, Mo. Bruce is a student in Maryville’s College of Arts and Sciences.
NAPERVILLE—The following students were named to the North Central College dean’s list for the spring 2012 spring term: Elaine Cannell, Elizabeth Korth, Ryan Stasell and Ashley Swanson, all of Elburn; and Jessica Arnold, Drew French, Joseph Garlinsky, Christine Gebauer, Dylan Good, Brooke Patterson and Bryan Renaud, all of Sugar Grove.
To be eligible for the dean’s list, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 for the term and be enrolled as full-time students.
LISLE, ILL.—The following residents were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill.:
Jacqueline Mueller, Kevin Webster and Amanda Anderson, all of Elburn; Leah Kennetz of Sugar Grove; and Kristine Stover of Maple Park.
The Benedictine University dean’s list recognizes full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or above.
Anderson and Kennetz were also named to the university’s dean’s recognition list.
ROMEOVILLE, ILL.—Abby Michels of Sugar Grove and Rachael Holan of Maple Park were named dean’s list honorees for the spring 2012 semester at Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill.
Michels is studying special education and elementary education at the university, and Holan is studying computer graphic design.
IOWA CITY, IOWA—Madeline Osman of Elburn was named to the University of Iowa dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester.
Osman is studying in the university’s Tippie College of Business.
BOURBONNAIS, ILL.—Sugar Grove residents Joseph Blaney, Joss Nicholson, Nicholas Rogers and Emily Wood were named to the Olivet Nazarene University dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester.
To qualify for inclusion on the dean’s list, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have attained a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale.
PLATTEVILLE, WIS.—Tyler Fabrizius of Maple Park recently won the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Tri-State Initiative Scholarship, totaling $500.
URBANA-CHAMPAIGN—Elburn resident Steven Boor, a 2008 Kaneland High School graduate, received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering with honors from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
PEORIA, ILL.—Greg Landgren of Big Rock received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Bradley University during commencement ceremonies on May 12.
MADISON, WIS.—Kelsey Hodge of Elburn received a Bachelor of Science in natural sciences and microbiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison during spring commencement ceremonies held May 18-20.
CHARLESTON, ILL.—Caitlyn Buchanan (College of Arts and Humanities) and Connor Wilcox (College of Education/Professional Studies) of Elburn, and Ashley Schultz (College of Education/Professional Studies) of Sugar Grove, were named to the Eastern Illinois University dean’s list for spring 2012.
DECATUR,ILL.—Brock Feece and Bethany Swartz of Elburn, and Brett Ketza of Sugar Grove, were named to Millikin University dean’s list for spring 2012.
Feece and Swartz are sophomores in the school’s College of Fine Arts, and Ketza is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS—Erin Kettelkamp of Elburn captured a World Championship title at the 2012 AjPHA Youth World Championship Paint Horse Show, held June 22-30 in Fort Worth, Texas, the show is a premier event of the American Paint Horse Association (APHA).
Kettelkamp captured the championship in Youth Solid Paint-Bred Western Pleasure showing Eternal Willpower a 2007 bay solid Paint-bred owned by Karl Kettelkamp. In this class, competitors demonstrate smooth movements and good disposition at the walk, jog and lope as a group in both directions on the rail. At the end of the class, they are individually asked to back their horses.
RIVER FOREST, ILL.—Sean Douglas of Sugar Grove graduated from Dominican University in May with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Douglas attended Kaneland High School.
SUGAR GROVE—The Waubonsee Community College Foundation recently awarded 175 scholarships, totaling $120,650, to 160 students for the upcoming 2012-13 school year. The following local residents received scholarships:
• Brian Maras of Elburn was awarded the Evar Erickson Memorial Scholarship;
• Taylor Buri of Elburn was awarded the Jennifer Flaherty Memorial Scholarship
• Brendan Morgan of Elburn was awarded the WCC Foundation Directors Scholarship
• Brianna Brehm of Kaneville was awarded the Kaneland W.I.N.S. Scholarship
• Lisa Wojciechowski of Sugar Grove was awarded the Richard J. Feltes Family Scholarship
• Daniel Marks of Sugar Grove was awarded the Mary Jean Murphy Memorial Scholarship
• Judy Malawski of Sugar Grove was awarded the Shodeen Family Scholarship
• Brenda Petersen of Sugar Grove received the WCC Foundation Founders’ Scholarship
• James Boyle of Sugar Grove was awarded the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation Endowed Scholarship
CHICAGO—Nineteen-year-old Morgan Marie Roberts of Sugar Grove, a 2011 Kaneland High School graduate, competed in Chicago in the Miss Illinois Plus America Pageant on May 6, and was crowned Miss Illinois Plus America Queen.
In addition to being crowned Queen, Morgan also won two out of three other sections of the competition. She was awarded first-place trophies for best photos in the photogenic and cover girl categories. Through months of hard work and dedication to her preparation, she presented herself with much beauty, elegance, integrity, character and poise as the Kane County delegate. Morgan stood before the judges and large crowd to take a platform on behalf of The American Cancer Society.
Morgan will compete nationally in the Miss Plus America Pageant in Memphis Tenn.
GALESBURG, ILL.—Robyn Wright (biology major) of Elburn and Ryan Hoffman (chemistry major) of Sugar Grove were named to the Knox College dean’s list for the 2012 winter term.
INDIANAPOLIS—Danielle Thomas of Elburn, a 2011 Kaneland High School graduate and a freshman at Butler University in Indianapolis, was named to the school’s College of Pharmacy and Health Science dean’s list for spring 2012.
HOLLAND, MICH.—Jenna K. Buck and Marcy J. Blowers, both of Elburn, were recently named to the dean’s list at Hope College, located in Holland, Mich., for second semester of the 2011-12 school year.
Hope College students must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale to be named to the dean’s list.
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.