Category Archives: Milestones

Hawkeye Announces 2014 Summer Graduates

The following are Hawkeye Community College Summer Term graduates and their programs of study. Graduates are listed in alphabetical order by hometown.

Dysart – Aubri Hansen, Practical Nursing

La Porte City – Justin Clark, CNC Machining Technology; Charles Engelkes, CNC Machine Operator; Tyler Fischels, CNC Machining Technology; Bryanna McFarland, Marketing Management; Angela Nottger, Associate Degree Nursing

Mount Auburn – Beth Hendryx, Practical Nursing Washburn – Shannon Gibbons Practical Nursing; Tiffany Gunhus, Occupational Therapy Assistant; Kayla Mangrich, Liberal Arts; Courtney Shimp, Practical Nursing

Schildroth – Murphy

Schildroth-Murphy    Kari Schildroth of La Porte City and Lance Murphy of Waukon announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. They plan to exchange vows November 1, 2014 at Hickory Hills State Park in La Porte City. The couple resides together in North Liberty.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Ed and Wanda McFarland of La Porte City and the late John Schildroth of Reinbeck. She is a 2011 graduate of Allen College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and is currently employed as a Labor and Delivery Postpartum Nurse at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City.
The groom-elect is the son of Brian and Sue Murphy of Waukon. He is a graduate of Kirkwood Community College with a degree in Architectural Technology and is currently employed as an Assistant Architect at Novak Design Group, PLC in Cedar Rapids.

Wilson – 25

Wilson_webMark and Penny Wilson of La Porte City will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and trip.
Mark Wilson and Penny Dunkelberger were married on September 30, 1989, at the St. Paul United Methodist Church in La Porte City.
Mark is employed at Viking Pump and Penny works at Covenant Medical Center.
They have one son, Mitchell.

Kirkwood Announces Summer Dean’s List

Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean’s List for the Summer 2014 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours with the college.
Kirkwood students from the area earning this distinction include the following:

Brandon: Dianna Conrad, Shiru Diao
Dysart: Alicia Vaughn
La Porte City: Alexander Snyder


Brown_BenteTogether with their parents, Ashley Brown and Nick Bente are pleased to announce their approaching marriage. An October wedding is planned in La Porte City.
Ashley is the daughter of Anthony and Sandy Brown. She graduated from West Delaware High School in 2009. She earned her RN/BSN from Allen College in 2013 and is currently a Charge Nurse at Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood.
Nick is the son of Julie Bente (Jim Holt) of Wadena and Jeff and Lisa Bente of Strawberry Point. He is also a 2009 graduate of West Delaware High School. He earned his Associates degree from Hawkeye College in 2011 and is currently employed at Rockwell Collins in Manchester.
The couple will exchange vows on October 25.