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Kylie Siebert named to CCIW all-conference team

ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—Augustana sophomore Kylie Siebert, a Sugar Grove native and Kaneland graduate, was recently named to the all-conference volleyball team in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. Siebert, a 5-foot-5 libero, was the lone representative for the Vikings. She led the team this year in digs with 567 in 107 games played for… Keep Reading


NIU honors Erman of Elburn

DEKALB—The NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has selected faculty member James E. Erman of Elburn as one of four faculty honorees to receive a 2013 Distinguished Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Award. The awards celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of outstanding individuals in each category. In making the award, the college cited Erman’s many… Keep Reading


Speckman selected as a KU Student Housing Leader

LAWRENCE, KAN.—Molly Speckman of Elburn was recently named a 2013-14 student leader by the University of Kansas’ Student Housing. Leadership in the halls includes resident assistants for KU’s eight residence halls, proctors and food board managers for 12 scholarship halls, and top officers for the four housing government organizations. Speckman was one of more than… Keep Reading


Elburn residents participate in Butler’s volunteer project

INDIANAPOLIS—Elburn residents Morgan Glowienke and Stephanie Maras recently participated in Butler University’s “Bulldogs Into the Streets (BITS),” a large-scale single day of community service hosted by the Butler Volunteer Center. This year’s event partnered with 17 Indianapolis organizations, including Gleaners Food Bank and Holliday Park. The 2013 event had the most student participants in the… Keep Reading


Martinelli playing football at Central College

PELLA, IOWA—Zach Martinelli of Elburn, a wide receiver and recent Kaneland graduate, is a member of the Central College football team. The Dutch are the third-winningest football team of any college or university in the U.S. since 1975 (.805 winning percentage) and have not had a losing season since 1960. Central has captured a record… Keep Reading


Meuer makes impact through University of Evansville Freshman Service Project

EVANSVILLE, IND.—The University of Evansville is proud to announce that Eric Meuer of Elburn participated in the Freshman Service Project on Aug. 26. The project sent new UE students to 20 locations throughout Evansville—including parks, community centers, and other nonprofit organizations—to perform tasks ranging from painting to cleaning to landscaping. The Freshman Service Project is… Keep Reading


Local residents recognized by Purdue University for academic achievement

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.—Laura Maida, Mary Reynertson, Tricia Oakes, Eric Eichelberger and Alexandra Tarr, all of Elburn; and Megan Cummins and Zachary Ganz of Sugar Grove; recently earned semester honors from Purdue University for the spring 2013 semester. To earn semester honors, students must be attending at least half-time, have at least a 3.5 semester grade… Keep Reading


Helm attends Robotics Camp

RAPID CITY, S.D.—Maple Park resident McKayla Helm during the week of July 21 got the chance to get out of the classroom and explore opportunities that can come from a degree in electrical engineering and computer science when she attended Robotics Camp at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, S.D.… Keep Reading


Local residents earn degrees from Benedictine University

LISLE, ILL.—Kevin Webster of Elburn and Erica Kelly and Rory King of Sugar Grove recently earned degrees from Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill. Kelly earned a Master of Science in nursing. King earned a Master of Science in accountancy. Webster earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science, Cum Laude. Keep Reading


Baish attends National Career Exploration Camp

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Alexis Baish of Sugar Grove, a junior this fall at Central High School in Burlington, Ill., recently participated in Explore Your Future, a six-day career exploration camp at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf on the RIT campus in Rochester, N.Y. In its 28th year, campers got a taste of possible careers in… Keep Reading


KHS’ Leyden accepted to University of Alabama Early College program

TUSCALOOSA, ALA.—Kaneland High School’s Kara Leyden was recently accepted to the University of Alabama Early College program. UA Early College students are high school students from across the United States who earn college credit online, and are eligible for the UA Summer Residential/Honors Ready Experience. The highly students may earn up to 30 hours of… Keep Reading


Bettag to attend University of Dayton

DAYTON, OHIO—Elizabeth Bettag of Maple Park will attend the University of Dayton this fall as part of an incoming class that is the most selective in school history, as well as one of the most academically prepared and geographically diverse. The university plans to welcome about 1,900 first-year students when classes start Wednesday, Aug. 21.… Keep Reading


Local residents named Aurora University NAC scholar-athletes

AURORA—Stephen Colombe (baseball) and Natalie Swieca (track) of Sugar Grove, and Ariana Espino (track) of Maple Park, were among the 159 Aurora University student-athletes who were named 2012-13 Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) Scholar-Athletes. The award requires the student-athlete to maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average for the 2012-13 academic year at AU. Keep Reading


Jurcenko named to University of Findlay dean’s list

FINDLAY, OHIO—Lindsay Jurcenko of Elburn was recently named to the University of Findlay dean’s list for the 2013 spring semester. Jurcenko is a pharmacy major at the university. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Keep Reading

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