Sandy and John Kozak of Elburn announce the engagement of their son, Sean, to Jenna Stewart of Monroe, Wis.
The bride-to-be is a 2005 high school graduate of Monroe High School. She graduated from Western Illinois University in 2009 and from Rush University in 2011. She is currently employed at Advocate Eureka Hospital as a medical laboratory scientist.
The future groom is a 2005 graduate of Kaneland High School. He graduated from Western Illinois University in 2009 and is currently employed by the city of Washington, Ill.
The couple will wed in September 2013 in West Chicago, Ill.
More than 1,550 students earned academic degrees after the spring 2009 semester at Western Illinois University’s Macomb and Quad Cities campuses, and through extended studies. Bachelor’s degrees were awarded to 1,250 students.
Elburn residents receiving honors and degrees included Sean Kozak, (Summa Cum Laudeâ€”GPA of 3.9 or higher), Bachelor of Science, Law Enforcement & Justice Administration; Nick Levita, Bachelor of Arts, Communication; and Nate Macklin, Master of Arts, Law Enforcement & Justice Administration.
Sugar Grove residents receiving degrees were Joseph Mandele, Bachelor of Business, Management and Kate Stralka, Bachelor of Social Work, Social Work.
Sean Kozak of Elburn, and Jodi Blatner and Kate Stralka of Sugar Grove, were named to the 2008 Fall Dean’s List at Western Illinois University.
To receive this award, a student must earn at least a 3.6 grade point average on a scale of 4.0 equals an A in 12 credit hours of graded courses.