Local students named to UIU Dean’s List

FAYETTE – Upper Iowa University names its 2013-14 Dean’s List. To be honored, the undergraduate must have earned a minimum 3.50 GPA for the semester and be enrolled as a full-time student.

• Chelsea Sandstrom, a Elementary Education major from Waukee.

• Rho’Sheek Pearson, a Human Services major from Waukee.

• Tyler Shiels, a Criminal Justice major from Granger.

• Scot Baker, a Human Services major from Adel.

• Krysten Herrick, a Elementary Education major from Adel.

• Matthew Schaffer, a Management major from Grimes.

• Jeffery Sousa, a Elementary Education major from Grimes.

• Andrew Miller, a Nursing major from Grimes.

• Erica Kirkland, a Social Science major from Grimes.

• Stacey O’Dell, a Human Services major from Grimes.

Walton of Granger receives Pschology Senior of the Year award at Buena Vista

STORM LAKE – Gwendolyn Walton of Granger was recently honored at Buena Vista University’s (BVU) student recognition event. She is a recent graduate of BVU who majored in psychology.

Walton received the Psychology Senior of the Year Award from BVU’s School of Social Science, Philosophy and Religion.

Boswell of Van Meter awarded scholarships from Dordt College

SIOUX CENTER –Colton Boswell of Van Meter, Iowa, has been awarded football and Honors scholarships from Dordt College as an incoming freshman. Scholarship details were not provided.

Granger’s Taylor named to Dean’s List at SDSU

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The following students have been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence during the Spring 2014 semester at South Dakota State University. To earn dean’s list distinctions in SDSU’s colleges, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credits and must have earned at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Students with an asterisk received a perfect 4.0 GPA.

• Jessica Kaytlin Taylor – Granger

Austin of Grimes named Roadman Scholar at Morningside

SIOUX CITY – Laura Austin from Grimes, Iowa, was named a Roadman Scholar at Morningside College in recognition of high academic distinction for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Roadman Scholars must be full-time students who have completed at least 45 credits of college work with a cumulative grade point average of 3.76 or above. The award is named in honor of the late Earl Roadman, who was president of Morningside College from 1936 to 1956.

Waukee’s Futer graduates from Pratt Institute

BROOKLYN, NY – Waukee resident Rebecca Futer received a BFA Painting degree from New York City’s prestigious Pratt Institute at its 125th Commencement ceremony. Held at the iconic Radio City Music Hall, Futer was one of 1,337 graduating students to be awarded their degree.

Area students graduate from Graceland University LAMONI – Graceland University celebrates the graduation achievement of 500 graduates, hailing from 38 states and 11 countries. Graceland graduates were awarded 313 bachelor’s degrees, 181 master’s degrees, and the very first six Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from Graceland at the 117th Annual Commencement Convocation held Sunday, May 18, 2014, on the Lamoni, Iowa, campus.

The following area students were among the 2014 graduating class:

• Allen Jones of Waukee, graduated with a Master of Education.

• Candice Strickler of Grimes, graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing.

• Alohalani Taylor of Bouton, graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing.

Wedemeyer receives BVU travel award

STORM LAKE – Alison Wedemeyer, a junior accounting and marketing major from Waukee, was recently honored at Buena Vista University’s (BVU) student recognition event.

Wedemeyer received the Ed Bock and Henry Olson Travel Award. This award is for BVU students to support them in opportunities they might not experience otherwise.

Wayne State College announces Dean’s List

Wayne, Neb. – More than 900 students at Wayne State College were named to the Dean’s List for exemplary academic achievement during the past semester.

Students listed on the dean’s list are full-time undergraduate students who have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

Area student Ashton Yossi of Dallas Center was named to the list.

Wilkinson honored at BVU

STORM LAKE – Grace Wilkinson, a sophomore communication studies major from Woodward, was recently honored at Buena Vista University’s (BVU) student recognition event.

Wilkinson received the Steif Award, which recognizes two students who have positively contributed to the community life in residence halls.

Ihrke of Waukee earns Master’s Degree from Morningside

SIOUX CITY – Jessica Ihrke from Waukee, was one of 87 graduate students to receive a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, at the end of the spring semester.