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Area Students Recognized for Academic Achievements

Were you or your child recognized for an award or academic achievement over the last semester? Let the community know about the accomplishment by commenting below.

Area college students graduated and/or have been recognized for the following academic achievements:

Dominican University Announces Dean’s List

Dominican University announced the dean's list for the spring 2012 semester. To qualify for the prestigious dean's list, students must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.8 (on a 4.0 scale), based on a full-time enrollment of 12 credit hours.

University of Evansville Announces Dean’s List

The following local students earned a position on the University of Evansville dean’s list for academic achievements during the spring semester 2012.

The students made the dean’s list by achieving at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Connecticut College Dean’s List

Molly Pachay, of Lake in the Hills, a member of the class of 2015 at Connecticut College, has been named to the dean's high honors list for the 2012 spring semester.

At Connecticut College, dean's honors is a recognition for students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.66, and dean's high honors is a recognition for students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.78.

Students Graduate with Honors from Augustana College

Augustana's 152nd commencement took place at the i wireless Center in Moline, Ill., on May 20. In all, 558 undergraduates earned their degrees.

Students from the area earning degrees include:

  • Alyssa Quitschau, of Algonquin, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and pre-medicine.
  • Jacquelyn Schmidt, of Algonquin, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English writing emphasis and theater arts.

Other graduates from the area include: 

  • Alexandra Hartigan, of Algonquin, received a Bachelor of Arts in English.
  • Evann Hilt, of Lake in the Hills, received a Bachelor of Arts in biology and pre-medicine.
  • Andrew Krieser of Algonquin, received a Bachelor of Arts in biology.

Augustana President Steve Bahls told the members of the graduating class of 2012 that he hopes they will use their liberal arts education to tackle problems from all angles, and the commencement speaker, Broadway's SPIDER-MAN: Turn off the Dark director Philip William McKinley, '73, urged them to use their talents and to take risks.

Mr. McKinley urged the grads to not treat their dreams like mom's fine China or save them up for a special vacation, he suggested students "try them out and test them as often as they can."

Area Beloit College Graduates

 David Nadeau, of Algonquin, graduated from Beloit College on May 13, 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in computer science and self-designed interdisciplinary studies: cognitive science.

Nicole Nadeau, of Algonquin, graduated from Beloit College on Aug. 31, 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in health and society.

Area Man Earns Faculty Honors at Georgia Tech

Kurt Scheffrahn of Algonquin, earned the distinction of faculty honors for spring 2012 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Undergraduate students earning a 4.00 academic average for the semester gain the distinction of faculty honors at Georgia Tech.

Dean’s List for William Woods University

Dani Moritz, a junior from Algonquin, has been named to the dean’s list at William Woods University for academic accomplishments during the 2012 spring term.

To be named to the dean’s list, a student must be full-time and have achieved a minimum 3.6 semester and cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Jacobs Grad Earns Scholarship to Southeast Missouri State University

Lisa Gerlach, of Lake in the Hills, has received the Regents' Scholarship-MSEP to attend Southeast Missouri State University.

Gerlach is the daughter of Rob and Melissa Gerlach, of Lake in the Hills. She will be a 2012 graduate of Harry D. Jacobs High School in Algonquin.

Many scholarship opportunities exist at Southeast Missouri State University. For more information, visit www.semo.edu.

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