Category Archives: Other Milestones

Area Students Earn Degrees

The following students have graduated from Drake University.
La Porte City – Brady Allen, Bachelor of Science – Health Sciences
Drake University is a midsize, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, enrolling more than 3,300 undergraduate and 1,600 graduate students from 40 states and approximately 40 countries.
Upper Iowa University is pleased to announce the names of recent graduates. The honored students include:
La Porte City – Erin Dulin, Sierra Lichty
Evansdale – Lisa Macomber
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,800 students-nationally and internationally-at its Fayette campus, 25 U.S. education centers, as well as centers in Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Spring 2016 University of Dubuque Dean’s List

  The University of Dubuque congratulates the following students on being appointed to the Spring Semester 2016 Academic Dean’s List: Mariah Scott and Kaylee Sherwood of La Porte City.
To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for that semester.

Chandler Mangrich Earns Degree

  Clarke University in Dubuque awarded degrees and honors at its 173rd Commencement Ceremony on May 7, 2016. Chandler (Zeien) Mangrich of Dysart was awarded a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree at the ceremony.

Wyatt Samuelson Wins National FFA Scholarship

  The National FFA Organization awarded a $1000 Theisen’s Home-Farm-Auto scholarship to Wyatt Samuelson of the La Porte-Dysart FFA. Samuelson plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Iowa State University.
The 2016 scholarship recipients were selected from 8,383 applicants from across the country. Selections were based on the applicant’s leadership, academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural or work experience in agricultural education and future goals.

Dean’s List Honors for Area Students


  Brady Allen of La Porte City was named to the Dean’s List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the Spring 2016 semester.

Tanner Heckt of Dysart was named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester at Buena Vista University. Students named to the Dean’s List must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the semester.

The following students were named to Mount Mercy University’s Spring 2016 Dean’s List. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better include: Jennifer Bowers, Management; Sarah Ternus, Nursing; Rachel Vaughn, Nursing, all of Dysart.

Victoria Beebout and Brian Dunkelberger, both of La Porte City were named to the University of Iowa Spring 2016 Dean’s List.

Bailey Heerkes of La Porte City has been named to the Kirkwood Community College Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester.


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