Category Archives: Other Milestones

Area Kirkwood Graduates Announced

  Kirkwood Community College recently announced its graduating Class of 2016. College faculty and administration joined friends and family in saluting the graduates at commencement ceremonies at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, May 14. Area graduates included Dianna Conrad of Brandon and William Judd of La Porte City.

UNI Awards Degrees, Announces Dean’s List

  New alumni were added to the roster of graduates following the Spring 2016 semester at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). The following area students received Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees:
Dysart: Sarah Freeland, BA, Biology-Honors Research; Lindsey Powell, BA, Communication
Gilbertville: Mitchell Lamos, BA, Management: Supply Chain & Operation
La Porte City: Sara Jesse, BA, Communication; Kirk Mahood, BA, Management: Supply Chain & Operation; Jayme Ollendieck, BA, Communication
The following area students have been named to the University of Northern Iowa Spring 2016 semester Dean’s List:
Dysart: Will Crees, Savannah Jensen, Abigail Ollendieck, Nicolas Peters
Gilbertville: Melissa Ament, Jody Schares
La Porte City: Jessica Bohnstengel, Collin Brecher, Haley Dietrick, Megan Gloede, Sara Jesse, Emily Johanningmeier, Jess Larison, Jayme Ollendieck, Kylie Powell, Danielle Wandschneider

Area Students Earn Dean’s Lists Honors

  Iowa State University undergraduates have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the 2016 spring semester Dean’s List.S tudents named to the Dean’s List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work.
Area students who qualified for the Dean’s List are:
Buckingham: Aubree Beenken,Animal Science; Grant Mullen,Computer Engineering
Dysart: Noah Garwood, Pre-Industrial Design; Cara Hach, Elementary Education; Brandon Hill, Finance; Joe Kvidera, Agricultural Studies; Kristen Lowe, Agriculture and Society; Drake Mossman, Software Engineering; Jon Roettger, Agricultural Engineering
Gilbertville: Alexxis Bennett , Kinesiology and Health
La Porte City: Adria Bechthold, Early Childhood Education; Savannah Downing, Physics; Gabriel Klein, Software Engineering; Emily Samuelson, Agricultural and Life Sciences Education; Grace Sparks, Child, Adult, and Family Services; Katelyn Ternus, Veterinary Medicine; Jamie Wandschneider, Public Relations

Jessica Sparks and Tabitha Stwalley of La Porte City were recently honored on the Upper Iowa University Dean’s List for the 2016 Spring semester. To be honored, a student must have earned a minimum 3.50 grade point average for the semester and be enrolled as a full-time student.

Allison Johanningmeier of La Porte City was named to the University of Oklahoma Norman campus Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester. Allison received distinction on the President Honor Roll, earning a 4.0 grade-point average.

Coe Announces Area Graduates

  The following area students recently graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids on May 8, 2016:
Brittany Appleton of La Porte City was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in psychology and sociology. Appleton graduated cum laude and is the daughter of Scott and Lisa Appleton.
Kayla Quint of Buckingham was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She is the daughter of Dave and Jan Quint.
Paige Sears of Dysart was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in physical education. Paige is the daughter of Scott and Dawn Karr.
Brad Siebel of Eagle Center was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in athletic training. Brad is the son of Joe and Elaine Siebel.

 Hawkeye College Announces Area Spring Graduates

The following are Hawkeye Community College Spring Semester graduates and their programs of study. Graduates are listed in alphabetical order by hometown. (* denotes Honors (GPA 3.5-3.74) and ** High Honors (GPA 3.75-3.99))
Dysart: Dillon Brandt, Natural Resources Management; Joseph Damro, Civil & Construction Engineering Technology; Aubri Hansen, Nursing; Wes Kaufman, General Agriculture; Cody Rutledge, Automotive Technology
La Porte City: Kyle Ansley, Welding; Mary Davis, Early Childhood Education; Dylyn Powell, Liberal Arts; Sean Rippey, Diesel Truck Technology; Beau Hook, Automotive Technology; Montana Rosteck, Collision Repair & Refinishing; Rachel Hicks*, Liberal Arts; Courtney Foulk**, Administrative, Executive & Legal Office Assistant; Stephanie Heerkes**, Medical Billing and Coding Associate and Medical Insurance Coding Specialist; Sedonna Lyons**, Human Resource Management


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