Southwestern Community College honors

CRESTON – Southwestern Community College recently released students on the Dean’s List and President’s List.

Full-time students who obtain a 3.50 or greater grade point average during a semester will qualify for the President’s Honor List, while full-time students who obtain a 3.00 grade point average or above during a semester will qualify for the Dean’s Honor List.

Area students on the lists include: Dean’s List

• Allison Sharp of Dallas Center – Professional Music

• Brandon Snyder of Minburn – Liberal Arts (AA)

President’s List

• Cory Stika of Perry – Liberal Arts (AA)

Meyer of Adel named Geisler Penquite Scholar at Central

PELLA – The Central College education department has named Kaitlyn Huisman, Jacob Wassenaar, Lauren Meyer and Anna Pierce as the 2014-15 Geisler Penquite scholars.

The Scholars Program honors students who exemplify the teacher education program’s essential values and skills, advocate for future teachers directly and work collaboratively to lead in ways that build upon the program’s positive reputation to recruit and prepare exemplary teachers for future generations. The award provides $5,000 per year for each recipient for their remaining college years.

Students eligible for the Geisler Penquite scholarships must be entering their third or fourth year at Central, be accepted into the teacher preparation program, hold a minimum cumulative 3.4 GPA and have high recommendations from faculty on campus and educators in the field.

Meyer, a junior elementary education major with an ESL endorsement, is from Adel.

Local residents named to Drake University President’s List

DES MOINES – The following local residents have been named to the Drake University President’s List for the Spring 2014 semester. Students must have a perfect 4.0 grade-point average to receive this honor.

• Peyton Faganel of Grimes

• Rosemarie Freymark of Granger

• David Goodman of Minburn

• Colton Morman of Dawson

• Anna Penland of Adel

• Alexandra Plagman of Adel

• Robert Sterner of Van Meter

• Mikhala Stutzman of Granger