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Local students earn recognition at Kaskaskia College

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Health career students receive pins

The Kaskaskia College Physical Therapist Assistant Program held its annual Pinning Ceremony on Monday, May 9 in the Lifelong Learning Center. Student Gwen Markus of Aviston delivered the invocation was honored with the Outstanding Achievement in Academic Excellence Award for achieving a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA throughout her education at Kaskaskia College. Ashley Rakers of Aviston was awarded the High Achievement in Academic Excellence Award for high academic honors for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.8 and above, and Katie Holzhauer of Pocahontas received the Achievement in Academic Excellence Award given to those students achieving the cumulative academic standing of 3.5. The graduates received their pins from program faculty and were congratulated by the Kaskaskia College administrative and PTA advisory board representatives.

Kaskaskia College’s Radiologic Technology Program also recently held its Pinning Ceremony honoring 27 graduates. Leah Haake of Breese presented student remarks. In addition to Haake, other local graduates were Caitlin Voss of Breese and Miranda Richter of Aviston.

Breese Central, Wesclin students receive scholarships

Kaskaskia College has announced that Breese Central High School students Griffin Kruse and Brooke Kruse and Wesclin High School students Morgan C. Downing and Andrew Gajewski will receive a Board of Trustee Scholarship to attend Kaskaskia College for the 2017-18 school year. The award provides the student with full tuition for up to two years.

Griffin is the son of Doug and Angie Kruse of Breese and is undecided on a major.

Brooke is the daughter of Greg and Rene Kruse of Beckemeyer and plans to study Animal Science.

Morgan is the son of Morgan and Sharon Downing of New Baden and plans to study pre-engineering.

Andrew is the son of Kurt and Carol Gajewski of Trenton and also plans to study pre-engineering.

Spring dean’s list announced

The following full- and part-time students are on the Kaskaskia College dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester. The list includes full-time students who completed 12 or more college-level semester credits during the semester and part-time students who completed six or more college-level semester credits during the semester while maintaining a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

Alhambra: Camie B. Ernst.

Aviston: Alexis G Voyles, Amber N. Strubhart, Autumn R. Olson, Bailey N. Hilmes, David A. Nelson, Dominick J. Thomas, Joshua G. Dunning, Kerry E. Porter, Larissa A. Peters, Lindsey N. Goestenkors, Matthew H. Spears, Michael Charles C. Jones, Nathan A. Peltes, Nicole M. Peek, Sarah C. Boeser and William M. Rakers.

Breese: Abby N. Hock, Alexander R. Neumann, Amanda Nicole Wiesemeyer, Andrew M. Niemann, Anne M. Antonacci,

Brandon P. Richter, Caitlyn N. Sellers, Chase M. Henrichs, Cody L. Johnson, Cordell M. Beckmann, Courtney M. Trame, Emma L. Haag, Jacob R. Dumstorff, Jason E. Bostick, Jenifer L. House, Joseph M. Ratermann, Joshua D. Pate,

Luke E. Boeckman, Mason A. Toennies, Morgan E. Barker, Nicholas T. Huelsmann, Scott M. Brown, Taylor B. Holtgrave, Vance M. Straeter and Zachary A. Honer.

Greenville: Adam Z. Cruthis, Amy L. Boucher, Brayden F. Simpson, Brianna M. Wade, Brooke L. Krankel, Carlee B. Braye, Carley E. Sutton, Christopher L. Krankel, David E. Pearman, Elizabeth M. Tedrick, Helen D. Bare, Jordyn B. Bray, Joshua D. Pierce, Macy L. Hilmes, Makayla M. Gilliam, Mark S. Keller, Matthew W. Timmermann, Megan I. House, Morgan M. Riedisser, Nicholas K. Hootselle and Typhani J. Ashlock.

Highland: Brooke M. Remmert, Jakob D. Koch, Olivia M. Koch and Zackary B. Martin.

Pocahontas: Abigail M. Heitzig, Alexandra A. Calvin, Anderson J. Wiegman, Brenton J. Althardt, Brittany L. Von Bokel, Jacob A. VonBokel, Jeff Lee Weiss, Kerry A. Patrich, Kira L. Schulte and Lucas F. Brinker.

Trenton: Alyssa M Wellinghoff, Ashley N Trombley, Brennan D McVey, Cami L Meddows, Cody M Johnson, Collin D Geiler, Katelyn B Richter, Kristen M Paterson, Makenna J Rapien, Nicholas R Ottensmeier, Reiss W Wegman, Ryan F Huelsmann and Shelby R Brandmeyer.

Troy: Jaime L Essenpreis.

Spring President’s List announced

Kaskaskia College President’s List for the spring 2017 semester includes full-time students who completed 12 or more college-level semester credits during the semester and part-time students who completed six or more college-level semester credits during the semester while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average.

Alhambra: Michaela A. Potthast and Morgan A. Potthast.

Aviston: Alexis M. Klostermann, Ashley V. Rakers, Carter E. Truong, Colin N. Schuetz, Dylan A. Koetting, Gracie L. Jasper, Gwen M. Markus, Jessica M. Peters, Laura A. Faust, Leann M. Huegen, Lisa M. Kampwerth, Logan A. Braundmeier, Logan M. Rakers, Megan E. Deimeke, Nicholas A. Thole, Nicholas G. Schmitz, Nolan Thomas James Robben, Paige L. Schnettgoecke, Paityn R. Jansen, Ryan J. Pingsterhaus, Ryan M. Kuper, Sophia G. Lager, Sydney J. Engelhart and Tori K Voyles.

Breese: Abigail L. Krebs, Adam T. Gall, Alex D. Loepker, Alex J. Carson, Alyse Kloeckner, Alyson N. Toennies, Alyssa J. Ripperda, Amber R. Litteken, Andrew F. Rivera, Caitlin M. Voss, Callista M. Becker, Chelsey Johanna Deiters, Colin M. Wright, Corynn S. Henrichs, Elaina M. Johnson, Ellyn M. Dorries, Emily A. Krebs, Emily A. Steinmann, Erin N. Foster, Evan C. Schuette, Faye E. Meissner Gabrielle K. Ludwig, Hanna M. Voss, Hannah M. Peek, Jared P. Ratermann, Jenna M. Ratermann, Jennia M. Wempe, John W. Keith, Kara E. Ratermann, Keegan A. Spirek, Kyle A. Renschen, Leah Elizabeth Haake, Lindsey C. Rakers, Logan J. Albers, Lucas R. Koopmann, Madison L. VanNess, Madisyn P. Wuest, Makenzie M. Loepker, Maya R. Beckemeyer, Megan R. Shanafelt, Mitchell. A Wilke, Morgan A. Kruse, Nathan R. Loepker, Nicholas B. Sellers, Nicholas R. Mensing, Otto C. Stark, Sophie R. Kuhl, Stella R. Yaunches and Tyler G. Goebel.

Greenville: Abigail L Barber, Alexander K Moeller, Alyssa S. Watson, Angelique B. Kuenstler, Caine A. Ashlock, Camden N. Wall, Chloe W. Schaufelberger, Christian L. Kester, Cody S. Gaffner, Collin D. Kessinger, Corey M. Carsrud, Craig R. Carrell, David G. Munshaw, Gloria R. Wilson, Hannah M. Gaffner, Jacquelyn G. Camp, Joshua C. Brannon, Kaeden A. Mollett, Kayla R. Dannaman, Kenan P. Oestreich, Kenia E. Guzman, Kortnie N. Dunn, Lexy R. Smith, Lucas M. Carlson, Mara L Caldieraro, Mathea H. Kurtz-Shaw, Melanie J. Bone, Nicholas A. Potts, Noah R. Owens, Noelle L. Beans, Patrick Elders, Robert L. Powers, Samantha L. Siefken, Simeon L. Robart, Trisha D. Taylor, Vanessa B. Gibson and William Sunderland.

Highland: Adam C. Stanley, Aften M. Richter, Anna R. Knebel, Danielle E. Padak, Danielle N. Dant, Diego Arroyo, Kaitlyn R. Smith, Peyton R. Dermody, Rachel R. Keller, Ryan T. Munie, Sarah C. Schriewer and Zachary S Plocher.

Pocahontas: Abagail M. Tieman, Griffin L. Kruse and Katie A. Holzhauer.

St. Rose: Brett M. Kaufman and Ethan M. Schumacher.

Trenton: Aaron J. Quitmeyer, Abigail R. Becherer, Averi M. Hubert, Cameron D. Harber, Carly N. Haukapp, Colin M. Vahlkamp, Ellie P. Macke, Emily N. O’Brien, Emma K. Dumstorff, Garrett E. Becherer, Julia E. Friederich, Kristen M. Emig, Lauren P. Brock and Sarah L. Blagg.

Troy: Sarah C. Maller.

Western Illinois

Local students make dean’s list

A total of 1,404 undergraduate students enrolled at Western Illinois University were named to the 2017 spring dean’s list. To receive this award, an undergraduate student must earn at least a 3.6 grade point average on a scale of 4.0, which equals an A in a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded courses; pass-fail hours are not counted (e.g., student teaching, internships). Local students making the dean’s list were Hollyn Gayle Beans, a senior from Greenville; and Abigail Richter, a sophomore, and Summer Grace Tracy, a senior, both from Troy.

Central Methodist

Local students makes dean’s list

Brittany Arneaud from Highland, a nursing major who is an online student, and Amber Korsmeyer from Pocahontas, a nursing major who studies in the St. Louis area, both made the named to the spring semester dean’s list at Central Methodist University. This achievement is awarded only to students who maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester, among other criteria. Since its founding in 1854, CMU has evolved into a university that confers master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees through programming on its main campus in Fayette, Missouri, and through extension sites and online.

Bradley University

Highland student makes dean’s list

Highland Christian J. Schuepbach of Highland received recognition on the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. To be eligible for the dean’s list a student must achieve a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester on a 4.0 scale.

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