Scholastic recognition

Posted Online: Feb. 16, 2013, 5:10 pm
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Charles Hansen
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Charles Hansen, son of Rich Hansen, Naperville, Ill., and Susan Hanford, Geneseo, was one of four recipients of a Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of California, Berkeley, on May 16, 2011. He received his undergraduate degree in physics with a minor in English at the University of Illinois School of Engineering, Champaign/Urbana.

Rebecca Miller
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Rebecca Miller, of Silvis, was named to the High Point University dean's list for the fall 2012 semester for earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

Southern Illinois University
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. --- The following local students were named to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville dean's list for the fall semester for earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher:
Aledo -- Austin Korns.
Atkinson -- Keatyn Degrave.
Bettendorf -- Paige Taghon.
Coal Valley -- Laura Helderman, Amanda Schulenberg and Mikel Wismer.
Colona -- Zachery Hungate and Madeline VanDaele.
East Moline -- Jalin Davis and Steven Lawton.
Geneseo -- Jessica Green.
Kewanee -- Valerie Currier and Tiffany Hazel.
Moline -- Tiffany Downing, Daniel Knobloch, Mitchell Kramer, Lindsey Miner, Logan Resler and Alexis Roberts.
Orion -- Zachary Anderson.
Port Byron -- Ian Day and Alec Huizenga.
Rock Island -- Iesha Colvin, Kiara Gay, Amanda Ledbetter and Tanjela Richardson.
Silvis -- Kayla Bartz and Amanda Wales.
Tampico -- Tobi Drilling.
Taylor Ridge -- Madison Schickel.

Seth Castel
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- Seth Castel, of East Moline, graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Dec. 15.

Illinois State University
NORMAL, Ill. -- The following local students were named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Illinois State University for placing in the top 10 percent of students majoring within an academic college:
Annawan -- Wendy Williams.
Coal Valley -- David Naert.
East Moline -- Ryan Dembosky, Kathleen Hogan, Michael Kaschke, Holly Peterson and Emma Vandercar.
Fulton -- Allison DeWeerdt.
Geneseo -- Tanner Piepenbrink, Hannah Sheley, Sara Sneyd and Brandan Weber.
Kewanee -- Marcus Minteer.
Milan -- Kelsey Swan.
Moline -- Britta Caldwell, Laurel Johnson, Hayley Marlier and Trevis Worley.
Morrison -- Kendall Deter.
Port Byron -- Kelli McCormick and Melissa Temple.
Rock Island -- Abby Wilson.
Silvis -- Alyssa Shelton.

Bradley University
PEORIA, Ill. -- The following local students were named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Bradley University for earning a 3.5 grade-point average or higher:
Aledo -- Shannon Clawson, Michael McClellan and Meagan McWhorter.
Atkinson -- Jessica DeFauw.
Coal Valley -- Sara Bierman and Emily Phillips.
East Moline -- Courtney Yankson.
Geneseo -- Kelsie Smith, Jonathan Staab, Johanna Teague and Ryan Williams.
Hampton -- Brian Newlon.
Kewanee -- Jennifer Addis and Jori Lee.
Milan -- Shaylyn White.
Moline -- Onsel Badur, Elizabeth Schneider, Spenser Warren, Ellen Wells and Emily Wolbers.
New Windsor -- Ashley Kirwan and Emily Streeter.
Orion -- Caitlin Welborn.
Rock Island -- Timothy Corwin, Lauren Walker and Sean Yerkey.

Austin Smith
IOWA FALLS, Iowa -- Austin Smith, of Davenport, was named to the fall dean's list at Ellsworth Community College for earning a 3.5 grade-point average or higher.

Patrick Igou
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Patrick Igou, of Rock Island, a student at Kansas State University, was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

Marilee Harmening
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Marilee Harmening, of East Moline, was named to the Washburn University fall dean's honor roll for earning a grade point average of 3.4-3.99.

Tara Sears, Brianna Bleichner, Tyler Smeltzly
NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Tara Sears, of Bettendorf, Brianna Bleichner, of Galva, and Tyler Smeltzly, of Port Byron, were named to the North Central College dean's list for the fall term for earning a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher.

Margaux Price
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Margaux Price, of Davenport, graduated from Clemson University Dec. 20 with a doctorate in human factors psychology.

Samantha Dickey
SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Samantha Dickey, daughter of Addam and Susan Dickey, of Eldridge, was named to the dean's list at Morningside College for the fall semester for earning a 4.0 grade-point average.

Rachel Cullett
POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. -- Rachel Cullett, of Moline, was named to the College of the Ozarks fall president's list for earning a 4.0 grade-point average.

Katelyn Smith
MARSHALL, Mo. -- Katelyn Smith, of Port Byron, was a December graduate of Missouri Valley College, earning a bachelor's degree in human service agency management.


Local events heading

  Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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