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.


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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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