Category Archives: Other Milestones

Dean’s List Honors for Area Students Announced

The University of Dubuque recently appointed Mariah Scott of La Porte City to the Spring Semester 2015 Academic Dean’s List. 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.

Wartburg College has recognized area students who were named to the 2015 Winter/May Term Dean’s List. Those honored include:
Dysart: Andrew Heckroth, Haley Peters
La Porte City: Kamryn Kronschnabel, Austin Pauling

Area College Graduates Announced

New alumni were added to the roster of graduates of the University of Northern Iowa following the 2015 spring semester. Among the graduates are:
Dysart: Leigh Crees, BA, Accounting (with honors); Jennifer Dudley, BA, Business Admin.
Gilbertville: Nicholas Rosauer, BA, Social Work

4-H Scholarship Presented to Katelyn Samuelson


The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced the recipients of 72 Iowa 4-H college scholarships valued at over $70,000. Recipients were on hand to accept their awards on Sunday, June 7 at the Annual Scholarship Reception held on the campus of Iowa State University. Scholarship applications were evaluated based on the applicant’s 4-H participation, academic accomplishments, financial need as well as other criteria established by the Iowa 4-H Foundation and the scholarship donors. A record number of 472 applications were submitted from 93 of Iowa’s 99 counties. Scholarship recipients represented 35 counties from across the state of Iowa with a wide variety of 4-H experiences.
“We are always inspired by our scholarship recipients and the impact they have had on their communities,” said Albert Grunenwald, Iowa 4-H Foundation Executive Director.
“We are proud to work with many different donors to provide opportunities to invest in the futures of these students. We know that these 4-H’ers will continue to make a difference regardless of where they go to school or what they study.”
In Black Hawk County, Katelyn Samuelson, a 2011 graduate of Union High School, was awarded a $1,000 Lloyd, Inc. 4-H Scholarship.
Attending Iowa State University, Katelyn has recently been accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine. She recognizes 4-H for her preparation for her coursework and career choice.
“The skills and life lessons I gained through 4-H are innumerable and have set me a step ahead of my peers both in and out of school,” she stated.
Katelyn has participated in numerous clubs and organizations at Iowa State University including Block and Bridle, Pre-Vet Club and Collegiate 4-H. She plans to stay involved with 4-H locally as a volunteer and helping youth with their projects.
Samuelson is the daughter of Bart and Amy Samuelson.

Five Year Reunion for Union Class of 2010

The Union High School Class of 2010 will meet Saturday, June 20th at Hickory Hills Park for its five year reunion. The reunion committee has organized a Facebook page with details about the event. For those students who do not have Facebook, feel free to call Jordyn Fischels at 319-240-6612 or Selena Woodson at 319-433-8798 for additional details.
The reunion will take place at noon at Hickory Hills Shelter II. Class members are encouraged to bring food/drinks and games to play.

Upper Iowa Announces Dean’s List

Upper Iowa University in Fayette recently released its 2014-15 Spring Dean’s List. To be honored, the undergraduate must have earned a minimum 3.50 GPA for the semester and be enrolled as a full-time student. Tabitha Stwalley of La Porte City was named to the Dean’s List.