Category Archives: Hometown

Local residents named to Aurora University dean’s list

AURORA— The following residents were named to the Aurora University high honors dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester: Stephanie Claesson, Samantha Dixon, Lindsay Hansen, Alexa Hill, Lydia King and Katelyn Pietraszak, all of Elburn; Magdalena Bonczak, Melissa Castrovillo, Jesus Favela, Justin Garlinski, Catherine Pauls, Paige Rogers and Sara Rose, all of Sugar Grove; Arianna Espino and Ashley Girard of Maple Park.

The following residents were named to the Aurora University regular honors dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester: Brian Dixon, Jordan Herra and Charlene Walker, all of Elburn; Eleni Ajazi, Michelle Dugan, Matt Hawbecker, Anna Mayer and Marlene Morris, all of Sugar Grove; Kathryn Banbury of Maple Park.

The high honors list recognizes students who attain a 4.0 grade-point average while completing at least 12 credit hours during the semester. The regular honors list recognizes students who achieve a GPA of 3.6 to 3.99.

Kurian inducted into Leadership Society at Augustana College

ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—Elburn resident Alex Kurian, a senior majoring in business administration-finance, was among 38 students initiated into the Augustana Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society founded in 1914.

Dean of the college, Dr. Pareena Lawrence, spoke and congratulated the students at a ceremony held Jan. 14 at the Butterworth Center in Moline, Ill.

Omicron Delta Kappa recognizes students who do excellent academic work (above a 3.4 GPA) and demonstrate leadership in co- and extra-curricular activities.

Morgan named to WCC president’s list

SUGAR GROVE—Sarah Morgan of Elburn was named to the Waubonsee Community College (WCC) president’s list after completing her first semester in the honors program with a grade point average of 4.0. She has been invited to join the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and will be inducted March 4.

Sarah is a 2011 graduate of Kaneland High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and Knights of Distinction, and recognized as an Illinois State Scholar. She is attending WCC as a Lucile Gustafson scholarship recipient.

Sarah’s parents are Robert and Nancy Morgan of Elburn.

Local residents named to Benedictine University dean’s list, dean’s recognition list

LISLE, ILL.—Leah Kennetz of Sugar Grove and Jacqueline Mueller of Elburn were named to the dean’s list at Benedictine University for the fall 2011 semester.

Lloyd Popp of Sugar Grove and Dan Humme of Maple Park were named to the dean’s recognition list at Benedictine University for the fall 2011 semester.

The dean’s list recognizes part-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or above.

Bruce earns dean’s list honors at Maryville

ST. LOUIS—Jessica Bruce of Elburn earned dean’s list honors for the fall 2011 semester at Maryville University of St. Louis. Bruce is a student in Maryville’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Maryville’s undergraduate students are eligible for the dean’s list when they complete at least 12 Maryville University credit hours in a semester with a minimum of a 3.33 grade-point average.

Local residents named to Kishwaukee College dean’s list

MALTA, ILL.—Robin Gwynn Larson and Alyse Christine Olson of Maple Park, and Lindsay Nicole Rempala of Sugar Grove, were named to the fall 2011 dean’s list at Kishwaukee College.

To be eligible for dean’s list honors, a student must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours (at the 100/200 level) during an academic term at Kishwaukee College with a semester GPA (grade point average) of 3.50 or higher.

Local residents make the dean’s list at DePaul University

CHICAGO—The following local residents made the dean’s list at DePaul University for the fall quarter of 2011: David Berg, Jordan Broadway, Marin Lehman and Joseph Ruppel, all of Sugar Grove; Joshua Bloome, Chelsea Gange, Kevin Major and Jordan Mesa, all of Elburn; Emma Pfeiffer of Campton Hills; and Rebecca Holloman of Maple Park.

In order to qualify for the dean’s list at DePaul, students must earn above a 3.0 grade point average on a four point scale.

O’Connor named to dean’s list at Saint Mary’s College

NOTRE DAME, IND.—Olivia O’Connor, the daughter of Elizabeth and Scott O’Connor of Sugar Grove, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind.

To earn academic honors at Saint Mary’s, a student must achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale, have at least 12 graded credit hours, no incompletes, and no grades lower than a C.

Zahnle named to dean’s list at Parkland College

CHAMPAIGN, ILL.—Emily Zahnle of Elburn was among approximately 1,060 students named to the Parkland College dean’s list for fall semester 2011.

The dean’s list honors those students whose scholastic achievement has been outstanding. To be named to the list, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 grade scale for the semester in which they are being honored.

Illinois dean’s list, graduates named for fall, December 2011

Champaign, ILL.—The following students were named to the Illinois dean’s list for fall 2011: Thomas Webster, Haley Davis, Steven Boor, Mark Michelson and Lauren Farmer, all of Elburn; Kristin Pitstick and Brittany Perrotta of Maple Park; and Kevin Durrenberger, Stacey Piotrowski, Michael Vilim, Thomas Cruger, Jessica White, Brian Weltzer, Daniel Arnold, Meghan Murphy and Ryan Eberle, all of Sugar Grove.

The following students were named Illinois graduates for December 2011: Nicholas Konen, Taylor Pattermann and Benjamin Tondera all of Sugar Grove

Residents named to Benedictine University dean’s list, dean’s recognition list

LISLE, Ill.—Jacqueline Mueller of Elburn and Leah Kennetz of Sugar Grove were named to the dean’s list at Benedictine University for the fall 2011 semester.

The dean’s list recognizes full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or above.

Lloyd Popp of Sugar Grove and Dan Humme of Maple Park were named to the dean’s recognition list at Benedictine University for the fall 2011 semester.

The dean’s recognition list recognizes part-time students with a grade point average of at least 3.5

Poust selected to attend National 4-H Conference

ILLINOIS—Matheu Poust, a sophomore at Kaneland High School, was recently selected as “delegate at large” to complete the five-member Illinois delegation to attend the National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C. this spring. While in Washington, D.C., the delegates will work in roundtable discussion groups focusing on national issues of importance to teens.

Following discussions, roundtable groups will provide briefings to national leaders of agencies, organizations and industry on their findings.

Nathaniel Davidson of Elburn named to Ripon College dean’s list

RIPON, Wis.—Nathaniel Davidson, a sophomore history major, has been named to the dean’s list at Ripon College for the fall 2011 semester, which recognizes academic excellence.

Davidson is the child of Dr. and Mrs. Robert B. Davidson of Elburn.

To qualify for the dean’s list at Ripon College, students must achieve a 3.40 grade point average or higher on a 4.00 scale and complete at least 12 credits of regular letter-graded work.