Students Named to Ashland University’s Spring 2018 Dean’s List
News from Ashland University
ASHLAND, OH (05/18/2018)— The following area students have been named to the spring 2018 Dean’s List at Ashland University. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be enrolled full time at Ashland University and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
- Ellie Jindra of Sunbury, OH (43074). Ellie is majoring in Sport Management. Ellie is a graduate of Big Walnut High School.
- Emma Dumford of Westerville, OH (43081). Emma is majoring in Middle Grades Education. Emma is a graduate of Westerville North High School.
- Caleb Sommer of Westerville, OH (43081). Caleb is majoring in Integrated Social Studies. Caleb is a graduate of Westerville South High School.
- Meghan Teeple of Westerville, OH (43081). Meghan is majoring in Early Childhood Education.
- Daniel Bailey of Galena, OH (43021). Daniel is majoring in Accounting and Finance. Daniel is a graduate of Big Walnut High School.
- Brianna Brdicka of Galena, OH (43021). Brianna is majoring in Toxicology. Brianna is a graduate of Olentangy High School.
- Mary Greene of Galena, OH (43021). Mary is majoring in Early Childhood Education. Mary is a graduate of Wyoming High School.
- Emily Maurer of Galena, OH (43021). Emily is majoring in Nursing. Emily is a graduate of Bishop Watterson High School.
- Sage Haines of Sunbury, OH (43074). Sage is majoring in Digital Media Production and Commercial Art. Sage is a graduate of Big Walnut High School.
- Calvin Higdon of Westerville, OH (43081). Calvin is majoring in Middle Grades Education. Calvin is a graduate of Westerville North High School.
- Ryan Curtis of Westerville, OH (43081). Ryan is majoring in Forensic Chemistry. Ryan is a graduate of Westerville North High School.
Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.
Gwendolyn Kunz helps bring timeless Miller play to life at Baldwin Wallace University
News from Baldwin Wallace University
BEREA, OH (06/11/2018)— Gwendolyn Kunz of Galena (43021) was part of the outstanding cast and crew from Baldwin Wallace University who brought Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge” to the stage. Kunz, a graduate of Olentangy High School majoring in theater design and technical studies, served as assistant costume designer in the production.
The classic play is set in an Italian American neighborhood of Brooklyn in the 1950s and explores the events that unravel after illegal immigrants settle there. Though first performed over 60 years ago, the themes of immigration, corruption and obsession integral to “A View from the Bridge” are still relevant for today’s audiences. “‘A View from the Bridge’ is an amazing play, a problem play, a simple play,” said director Brennan Murphy. “Although Miller’s inspiration for writing about these themes was for reasons much different than if he wrote it today, it is so very timely to look at his world through the lens of ours.”
“A View from the Bridge” is one of an extensive number of performance experiences providing real-world opportunities for students at Baldwin Wallace University. Productions include plays, musicals, operas, music concerts and dance concerts. Details at bw.edu/events.
Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational university of 4,000 students, BW offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition in more than 80 academic areas. Located in Berea, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, BW offers students the cultural, educational and business advantages of a major metropolitan area.
News from Belmont University
Miranda Blaesing of Sunbury, OH Achieves Spring 2018 Dean’s List at Belmont University
NASHVILLE, TN (05/14/2018)— Miranda Blaesing of Sunbury, OH (43074) qualified for the Spring 2018 Dean’s List at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.
Belmont University Announces Spring 2018 Dean’s List
(05/10/2018)— The following students achieved the Dean’s List at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee for the Spring 2018 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.
- Pamela Gabriel of Westerville, OH (43082)
- Madeline McNabb of Westerville, OH (43081)
- David Sturges of Sunbury, OH (43074)
- Olivia Wolf of Westerville, OH (43082)
Approximately 30 percent of Belmont’s 8,080 students qualified for the Spring 2018 Dean’s List. Belmont Provost Dr. Thomas Burns said, “This achievement for the spring semester indicates that these students have placed a high priority on their work at Belmont and have invested time and energy in their studies. It is our strong belief that consistent application in this manner will reap great benefits, which will equip them for a lifetime of learning and growing.”
About Belmont University
Ranked No. 5 in the Regional Universities South category and named as a “Most Innovative” university by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of more than 8,000 students who come from every state and more than 36 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The University’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs. With more than 90 areas of undergraduate study, more than 25 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual’s horizon. For more information, visit www.belmont.edu.
News from Capital University
Capital University Announces Spring 2018 Dean’s List
BEXLEY, OH (06/11/2018)— Capital University is pleased to announce its Dean’s List honorees for spring 2018 semester. In order to be named to the Dean’s List, full-time, degree-seeking students must have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.5.
- Alex Stefanelli of Westerville (43081)
- Annie Mager of Westerville (43081)
- Carrie Kletrovetz of Sunbury (43074)
- Drew Selegue of Westerville (43082)
- Emma Price of Westerville (43082)
- Jack Spiller of Westerville (43081)
- Jin Jin of Westerville (43081)
- Josh Pusecker of Galena (43021)
- Patrick Avellano of Westerville (43082)
- Roara Draminski of Westerville (43082)
- Sam Knight of Westerville (43081)
- Savannah Trace of Westerville (43081)
- Macy Stith of Westerville (43081)
Capital University Provost’s List Spring 2018
(06/11/2018)— Capital University is pleased to announced its Provost’s List honorees for the spring 2018 semester. To be named to the Provost’s List, full-time, degree-seeking students must have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.70.
- Aleah Llaneza of Westerville (43081)
- Alex Kerns of Westerville (43082)
- Ashton Parsons of Westerville (43082)
- Doni Winters of Westerville (43081)
- Gabriella Pallone of Westerville (43081)
- Jessica Yoder of Westerville (43082)
- Liam Bruce of Westerville (43081)
- Madison Shutler of Westerville (43081)
- Tiffany Kempthorne of Westerville (43082)
- Courtney Coppolino of Westerville (43082)
- Justin Monsul of Westerville (43081)
- Kirsten Rosenthal of Westerville (43081)
Capital University Announces President’s List Honorees for Spring 2018
(06/11/2018)— Capital University is pleased to announce its President’s List honorees for the Spring 2018 semester.
- Laura Anderson of Westerville (43081)
- Katlynn Bell of Westerville (43081)
- Abbie Bowmaster of Westerville (43082)
- Jake Downs of Westerville (43081)
- Noelle Garner of Sunbury (43074)
- Hudson Haley of Westerville (43082)
- Bella Holderby of Sunbury (43074)
- Rocco Iacobone of Westerville (43082)
- Nicholas Jamison of Westerville (43081)
- Makayla Jorgensen of Westerville (43081)
- Hannah Leedy of Westerville (43081)
- Gabby Marinelli of Westerville (43081)
- Cullen McGuire of Westerville (43081)
- Ann Redman of Westerville (43081)
- Haley Sullivan of Westerville (43082)
- Jacob Williams of Westerville (43082)
Capital has three lists denoting academic distinction among full-time, degree-seeking students: the President’s List, Provost’s List, and Dean’s List. The President’s List indicates the highest level of academic distinction. To be named to the President’s List, students must have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.85.
Located in the Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood of Bexley, Capital University is a private, four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school. Capital prepares students for meaningful lives and purposeful careers through a relevant liberal arts core curriculum and deep professional programs. Influenced by its Lutheran heritage, Capital places great emphasis on the free and open exchange of ideas, seeking out diverse perspectives, active participation in society, leadership and service. With a focus on rigor and experiential learning, the University capitalizes on its size, location, and heritage to develop the whole person, both inside and outside the classroom.
Local Students Named to Dean’s List at Cedarville University
News from Cedarville University
CEDARVILLE, OH (05/30/2018)— The following local students were named to the Dean’s Honor List at Cedarville University:
- Haley Foster of Westerville, OH
- Cameron Holcomb of Sunbury, OH
- Rachael Kirby of Sunbury, OH
- Hannah Klabunde of Galena, OH
- Cameron Prior of Westerville, OH
- Charles Stover of Westerville, OH
- Christopher Tsibouris of Westerville, OH
Students maintained a 3.75 GPA in the 2018 spring semester, while taking at least 12 credit hours from Cedarville University.
Cedarville University, located between Dayton and Columbus, Ohio is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study.
Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.
News from University of Findlay
UF Students Participate in 2018 Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity
FINDLAY, OH (05/02/2018) — Students at the University of Findlay recently participated in the annual Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity. Held on campus, undergraduate and graduate students were given the opportunity to share their research, creativity and professional learning experiences with the University and community.
Local students include:
- Jonathan Allen, of Westerville, 43081, was named as a Choose Ohio First Scholars — Computer Science. Allen presented “Challenged Champions Volunteer Scheduler” and presented “Computer Science Choose Ohio First – Virtual Reality.”
- Julia Burke, of Galena, 43021, was named as a Kappa Delta Pi New Initiate and presented “Amazing Opportunities: Robert Noyce ATOMS Scholarship.”
- Karen Fullin, of Westerville, 43082, received the Bridging Culture Award.
- Rachel Renz, of Galena, 43021, presented “Fungal Growth When Exposed to Folic Acid.”
Rachel Renz Performs in UF’s Spring Band Concert
(05/30/2018)— Rachel Renz, of Galena, 43021, recently performed in a spring band concert with the University of Findlay’s Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble.
“Birth of a Nation,” the theme of the program, centered on music of the American Revolutionary and Civil wars.
Rachel Renz Performs in UF’s Spring Instrumental Recital
(05/29/2018)— Rachel Renz, of Galena, 43021, recently performed in a spring instrumental recital at the University of Findlay.Renz performed “Concerto in C Minor” by Allesandro Marcello on the oboe.
Located in Findlay, Ohio, the University of Findlay is known not only for science, health professions, animal science and equestrian studies programs, but also for cultivating the next generation of business leaders, educators and innovative thinkers through a dedication to experiential learning, both in and outside of the classroom. Established in 1882 through a joint partnership between the Churches of God, General Counsel and the City of Findlay, the University of Findlay has nearly 60 majors leading to baccalaureate degrees and offers 11 master’s degrees, and four doctoral degrees. More than 3,800 students are enrolled at Findlay, and the University is nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review.
News from Miami University
Students Receive Degrees at Miami University Fall Commencement
OXFORD, OH (05/23/2018)— Miami University awarded degrees to students during fall commencement exercises Friday December 15, 2017, at Millett Hall.
- Catherine Craig-Bowden of Sunbury 43074
- Jared Higdon of Westerville 43081
- Ruth Payne of Westerville 43081
- Adam Shadi of Westerville 43081
- Samantha Waller of Westerville 43081
- Austin Wallace of Westerville 43082
Miami University Students Study Abroad during Winter Term
(05/21/2018)— The following area Miami University students spent the winter 2018 semester abroad as part of a study abroad group.
- Charles Malone of Westerville, Westerville (43081), spent the winter 2018 semester in Germany. Malone is majoring in Political Science.
- Lauren Nobile of Westerville, Westerville (43082), spent the winter 2018 semester in Colombia;Panama;Costa Rica;Jamaica;Various countries. Nobile is majoring in Finance.
- Taylor Bleedorn of Galena, Galena (43021), spent the winter 2018 semester in Australia. Bleedorn is majoring in Accountancy.
- Nathan Thatcher of Westerville, Westerville (43082), spent the winter 2018 semester in United Kingdom. Thatcher is majoring in Accountancy.
- Monica Chang of Westerville, Westerville (43081), spent the winter 2018 semester in Italy. Chang is majoring in Marketing.
- Rebecca Haller of Westerville, Westerville (43082), spent the winter 2018 semester in Italy. Haller is majoring in Chemical Engineering.
- Kathleen Cavanagh of Westerville, Westerville (43082), spent the winter 2018 semester in Belize. Cavanagh is majoring in Special Education.
- Kailey Cagle of Galena, Galena (43021), spent the winter 2018 semester in Germany. Cagle is majoring in Chemistry.
With 46.3% of Miami undergraduate students studying abroad for credit by the time they graduate, Miami is ranked 3rd among public doctoral institutions nationwide for students studying abroad.
Including students on internships, non-credit and Service-Learning programs, international students who study in a third country, and all other overseas programs completed by graduate and undergraduate students, 57% of Miami students study abroad.
Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.
Andrew Klamfoth of Sunbury (43074) Named to the Residential Undergraduate Program Dean’s List at Ohio Christian University
News from Ohio Christian University
Andrew Klamfoth of Sunbury (43074) Named to the Residential Undergraduate Program Dean’s List at Ohio Christian University
CIRCLEVILLE, OH (05/16/2018)— Andrew Klamfoth has been named to the Residential Undergraduate Program Dean’s List at Ohio Christian University for the Spring 2018 Semester.
To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours.
Ohio Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. OCU offers degree programs for residential undergraduate students, graduate students, and adult and online students.
Additionally, students can participate in OnlinePlus which provides undergraduate classes online with the option of participating in for-credit enrichment experiences on campus or abroad. The Trailblazer Academy allows high school students to complete college classes. All programs are designed to equip students to become leaders in their careers, communities, families, and the world.
News from Ohio Wesleyan University
Ohio Wesleyan Students Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
DELAWARE, OH (05/14/2018)— Ohio Wesleyan University inducted new members into its Eta Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society at a campus ceremony May 11.
The new inductees join a historic organization that counts 17 U.S. presidents, 40 Supreme Court justices, and more than 140 Nobel laureates among its members.
The new inductees are:
- Connor Glasgow of Westerville, OH. At Ohio Wesleyan, Glasgow studied pre-medicine/pre-dentistry.
- Kelly Newell of Sunbury, OH. At Ohio Wesleyan, Newell studied psychology.
Nationwide, only 10 percent of all U.S. colleges and universities have Phi Beta Kappa chapters, and each of the 286 chapters selects only 10 percent of their graduates annually to join through a highly selective, merit-based invitation process.
Based in Washington, D.C., Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776, and its name originated from the motto “Love of learning is the guide of life.” Ohio Wesleyan’s Eta Chapter was founded in 1907.
The honor society’s mission is to champion education in the liberal arts and sciences, to recognize academic excellence, and to foster freedom of thought and expression. Learn more about Phi Beta Kappa at www.pbk.org.
Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Honors Program at www.owu.edu/honors and its Phi Beta Kappa chapter at www.owu.edu/pbk.
Local Residents Earn Spring Semester Dean’s List Recognition at Ohio Wesleyan University
(05/31/2018)— Ohio Wesleyan University is pleased to announce its 2018 spring semester Dean’s List.
To qualify for OWU Dean’s List recognition, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in all applicable classes. Local residents earning the academic honor include:
- Bailee Bonanno of Galena, OH
- Kelsey Bowling of Sunbury, OH
- Justine Clark of Westerville, OH
- Zane English of Galena, OH
- Jack Funderburg of Westerville, OH
- Connor Glasgow of Westerville, OH
- Grant Gossard of Westerville, OH
- Nicholas Horton of Westerville, OH
- Paige Hunter of Westerville, OH
- Logan Kovach of Westerville, OH
- Emma Neeper of Sunbury, OH
- Kelly Newell of Sunbury, OH
- Tiffany Soisson of Sunbury, OH
- Sophia Winegard of Westerville, OH
Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.
News from Oklahoma City University
Gillian O’Daniel, Named to the Spring 2018 President’s Honor Roll at Oklahoma City University
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (05/29/2018)— Oklahoma City University is proud to announce that Gillian O’Daniel of Galena, OH has been named to President’s Honor Roll for the Spring 2018 semester.
Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours during a semester and maintain a GPA of 3.9 or higher to meet the President’s Honor Roll requirements.
Founded in 1904, Oklahoma City University is a non-profit, comprehensive, private United Methodist university that is consistently ranked among the best in its category. OCU students pursue academic excellence through a rigorous liberal arts & sciences core curriculum that focuses on their intellectual, moral and spiritual development.
For more information visit www.okcu.edu
Oklahoma City University is a coeducational, urban private university located in Oklahoma City, in the Uptown district. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts, fine arts, sciences and business. The only Oklahoma institution listed in the top tier of the regional, master’s-level university category by U.S. News & World Report, Oklahoma City University is also listed in Forbes’ “Best Christian Colleges” and “100 Best College Buys.” OCU offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and 23 graduate degrees (including a law degree, MBA and doctoral programs in nursing).
Paige Portale Graduates from Saint Francis University
LORETTO, PA (05/30/2018)— Paige Portale, of Galena (43021) graduated with a Master of Occup. Therapy Degree from Saint Francis University during the May 13, 2018 commencement exercises.
Saint Francis University (www.francis.edu) in Loretto, PA is the oldest Catholic-Franciscan college in the United States. Its mission is to help students grow into compassionate, successful professionals through a culture of generosity, respect, discovery and joy.
Brian Zimdars named to Dean’s List at UW-Whitewater
News from University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
WHITEWATER, WI (06/01/2018)— Brian Zimdars from Galena, Ohio, has made the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Dean’s List for the 2018 spring semester.
These students have demonstrated their academic abilities by receiving a grade point average of 3.4 or above in a single semester.
“We are very proud of all the students who have made the Dean’s List,” said Susan Elrod, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. “Their efforts represent months of hard work and dedication to academic excellence, and this recognition is well deserved.”
The Registrar’s Office reports 3,384 students were selected for the Dean’s List for the spring semester. About 12,400 students are currently enrolled at UW-Whitewater.
For more than 140 years, UW-Whitewater has provided students with the education and training to begin their careers with a solid foundation behind them. The UW-Whitewater is committed to the development of the individual, the growth of personal and professional integrity and respect for diversity and global perspectives. These are met by providing academic and co-curricular programs that emphasize the pursuit of knowledge and understanding and a commitment to service within a safe and secure environment.
News from Wittenberg University
Local Students Graduate from Wittenberg University
SPRINGFIELD, OH (06/01/2018)— Wittenberg University’s 2018 Commencement exercises took place in picturesque Commencement Hollow under mostly sunny skies and with warm temperatures. More than 370 graduates were celebrated by a standing-room-only crowd of family and friends.King Letsie III, the Constitutional Monarch of the southern African Kingdom of Lesotho, presented the keynote address at Wittenberg’s 168th Commencement Exercise.
- Erin Wetzel of Galena, Ohio (43021) received a B.A. in Biology.
- Anna Aylor of Westerville, Ohio (43081) received a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Science. Anna’s honors include Summa Cum Laude, Departmental Honors in Biology, and University Honors.
- Cameron Ferguson of Westerville, Ohio (43081) received a B.A. in Finance.
- Miranda Swaney of Westerville, Ohio (43082) received a B.A. in Marketing.
- Jessica Skoglund of Westerville, Ohio (43082) received a B.A. in Chemistry and Mathematics. Jessica’s honors include Summa Cum Laude and Departmental Honors in Mathematics.
- Timothy Bates of Westerville, Ohio (43081) received a B.A. in Communication.
- Allison Ruman of Westerville, Ohio (43082) received a B.A. in Education. Allison received the honor of Cum Laude.
- Logan Boyd of Sunbury, Ohio (43074) received a B.A. in Geology.
Wittenberg University was honored to welcome the family and friends of Wittenberg graduates to our beautiful campus to celebrate with the Class of 2018.
Wittenberg University’s 2018 Honors Convocation
(05/24/2018)— Capping off a day-long Celebration of the Liberal Arts at Wittenberg University, the campus community came together to celebrate the achievements of students and faculty members alike at the annual Honors Convocation, Friday, April 6, in Weaver Chapel. The faculty commemorated the occasion in full academic regalia as the university recognized high achievement of students and faculty members in academic and co-curricular activities.
- Abigail Fraker of Westerville (43081) was recognized at the Honors Convocation. Fraker is the recipient of The Nancy L. Benco Archaeological Research Fund Award.
- Jessica Skoglund of Westerville (43082) was recognized at the Honors Convocation. Skoglund is the recipient of The Nelson E. Sartoris Award and The Paul Hesser Award and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
- Anna Aylor of Westerville (43081) was recognized at the Honors Convocation. Aylor has been rewarded entrance into Beta Beta Beta.
- Kathryn Wetterstroem of Galena (43021) was recognized at the Honors Convocation. Wetterstroem has been rewarded entrance into Alpha Lambda Delta.
- Wittenberg is proud to acknowledge students at this event for embodying the Wittenberg value of intelectual inquiry.
Repeatedly recognized by the Princeton Review for its professor accessibility, superior classroom experience and longstanding commitment to sustainability, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked university for the liberal arts and sciences affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. A leader in providing an active, engaged learning environment defined by excellence in academics, innovation, student success, service and athletics, Wittenberg was recently named one of Forbes’ Top 50 Most Entrepreneurial Colleges. Additionally, the university currently has more Ohio Professors of the Year than any other four-year institution in the state and recently earned a spot on the “Best Buy” list in the 2017 Fiske Guide to Colleges. For more information, visit www.wittenberg.edu.