Education roundup


Adam Berry

Adam Berry


Sophomore Alexandra Seda is photographed in the Ohio Northern University’s College of Engineering circuits laboratory in Biggs Engineering Building.

Sophomore Alexandra Seda is photographed in the Ohio Northern University’s College of Engineering circuits laboratory in Biggs Engineering Building.


Nathan Craft


Alec Lindeman and Brendan Thompson


Students make Youngstown State University Dean’s List

YOUNGSTOWN — Two area students were named to the Spring 2016 Dean’s List.

Indiya Benjamin, of Lima, majoring in prenursing and John Rembis, of Kenton, majoring in advertising and public relations.

Findlay resident graduates from Spring Arbor University

SPRING ARBOR, Mich. — Nancy Wonderly, of Findlay, graduated from Spring Arbor University with a bachelor’s degree in business.

Students named to Mercy College of Ohio Dean’s List

TOLEDO —Students were recognized for being named to the Spring 2016 Dean’s List at Mercy College of Ohio. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a GPA of 3.3 or higher and be enrolled for 12 or more credit hours. To be named to the Honor’s List a student must achieve a GPA of 3.3 or higher and be enrolled for 6 to 11 credit hours. To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a GPA of 4.0 and be enrolled for 14 or more credit hours.

Kristin Duling, of Ottawa, was named to the Honor’s List. She is a senior, majoring in medical imaging.

Sarah Keefe, of Findlay, was named to the President’s List. She is a sophomore studying prenursing.

Students participate in studying abroad

GOSHEN, Ind. — Students from Goshen College may participate in a 13-week Study Service Team program that enables them to study abroad. During the first half of the program, students study local culture and language. For the second part, students begin work on a volunteer service project.

Julian Harnish and Jill Steinmetz, both of Bluffton, are studying in Peru. Harnish is a junior whose major is music and mathematics. Steinmetz is a sophomore whose major is art.

Eliana Neufeld Basinger, of Findlay, is in Senegal. She is a junior and her area of study is social work.

St. Mary’s College releases Dean’s List for Spring 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Saint Mary’s College released its Spring Dean’s List. To earn academic honors, a student must achieve a GPA of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale and have at least 12 graded credit hours.

Heather DiLallo, of Elida, earned this honor.

ONU Engineering Students to present at conference

ADA — Three Ohio Northern University engineering students have been selected to present at the 123rd American Society for Engineering Education annual conference and exposition in New Orleans from Sunday through Wednesday.

Alexandra Seda, a senior electrical engineering major from Columbiana, Alabama; Nathan Craft, a senior civil engineering major from West Alexandria, and Adam Berry, a junior mechanical engineering major from Brunswick, will present on their Innovation and Entrepreneurship Landscape.

George earns Dean’s Honor List recognition

MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized Lindsay George for being on the Dean’s Honor List. George is in the College of Engineering.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester.

University of Findlay earns affiliation status

FINDLAY — The University of Findlay’s new Master of Science in Applied Security and Analytics has earned affiliation status with the Professional Science Master’s organization.

The designation recognizes the university’s program as providing multidisciplinary instruction for high-level careers in computer science that have a strong emphasis on professional skill areas such as management and policy combined with emerging technologies in cybersecurity and analytics which are redefining the industry.

Local residents named to University of Dayton Spring 2016 Dean’s List

DAYTON — The following students made the University of Dayton dean’s list for achieving a minimum 3.5 GPA for the spring 2016 semester.

ADA: Christopher Beaschler, Mackenzie Fell

COLUMBUS GROVE: Ellison Wenzinger and Logan Roebke.

DELPHOS: Lindzi Hoersten, Joshua Miller, Madison Burgei, Evan Hays, Sarah Hellman and Jessica Koverman.

ELIDA: Zachary Siefker.

FORT JENNINGS: Kara Hoersten, Natasha Kaufman and Ryan Schuerman.

KALIDA: Elizabeth Turnwald.

KENTON: James Warner.

LEIPSIC: Brandi Gerschutz and Mara Schroeder.

LIMA: Addie Rumer, John Huffman, Amanda Fisher, Emily Janowski and Christopher Reyes.

MINSTER: Andrew Borges, Austin Fischer, Jack Fullenkamp, Jordan Meyer, Brittany Sherman, Nicole St Clair, Major Bernhold, Jay Eilerman, Claire Fischer, Megan Timmerman, Taylor Meiring and Wesley Hegemann.

NEW BREMEN: Taylor Schemmel, Ryan Wilker, Rose Wilson, Mackenzie Howell and Taylor Homan.

OTTAWA: Cassandra Hermiller, Emily Kaufman, Rachel Schroeder, Timothy Schroeder, Bradley Siefker and Ashley Siefker.

ST. MARYS: Sarah Wilker, Sarrah Miller, Mitchell Fowler, Joshua Parker and Abigail Wilker.

SPENCERVILLE: Joseph Wisher.

VAN WERT: Alexis Burchfield, Erin Dingle, Sydney Riethman and Erin Patterson.

Area residents graduate from Kent State

KENT — Kent State University held commencement ceremonies. Area residents who graduated from Kent State University include:

Claire Dieringer, of Lima. Dieringer graduates from Kent State University Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of the Arts.

Mark Fackler, of Kenton. Fackler graduates from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of Nursing.

Erika Frank, of Lima. Frank graduates from Kent State University with an Associate of Arts.

Kenneth Jackson, of Fort Jennings. Jackson graduates from Kent State University Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Kara Monnin, of Minster. Monnin graduates from Kent State University with a Master of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Breta Moore, of Lima. Moore graduates from Kent State University Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Renee Place, of Wapakoneta. Place graduates from Kent State University with a Master of Public Administration from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Cody Topp, of New Bremen. Topp graduates from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Katelynn Weger, of Lima. Weger graduates from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of the Arts.

Webster on Dean’s List

MARION, Ind. — Julie Webster has been named to Indiana Wesleyan University Dean’s List for the spring semester of 2015-16 academic year.

To be named to this list, a student must obtain a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and carry at least 12 graded credit hours for the semester.

Lima resident named to Dean’s List

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Shayauna Wilkerson, of Lima, was named to the second semester honors dean’s list for the 2015-16 academic year at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. Students who attain honors must have finished at least the equivalent of 12 credit hours and achieved a GPA of 3.6 to 3.79 on a scale of 4.0.

Wilkerson is a sophomore fashion marketing and management major at Stephens College. She is the daughter of Dyan N. Shaffer and Diane Schaefer.

Local students graduate from the University of Dayton

LIMA — More than 1,500 students received their degrees from the University of Dayton during the spring commencement ceremony.

Graduates included:

Ada: Mackenzie Fell with a bachelor of arts

Elida: Shayna Niese with a BS in education & health sciences.

Fort Jennings: Natasha Kaufman with a bachelor of chemical engineering; Ryan Schuerman with a bachelor of civil engineering.

Kenton: James Warner with a bachelor of chemical engineering

Leipsic: Elisabeth Inkrott with a BS in business administration; Mara Schroeder with a bachelor of science.

Lima: Taylor Nocera with a BS in business administration

Minster: Brittany Sherman with a BS in business administration; Austin Mckenzie with a bachelor of general studies.

Ottoville: Holly Von Sossan, with a BS in business administration.

St. Marys: Mitchell Fowler with a BS in business administration.

Van Wert: Alexis Burchfield with a bachelor of arts; Erin Dingle with a bachelor of arts; Erin Patterson with a Bachelor of electrical engineering; Sydney Riethman with a bachelor of arts.

Students named to Baldwin Wallace Dean’s List

CRIDERSVILLE — Area residents have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester at Baldwin Wallace University, in Berea. Students who receive at least a 3.6 GPA for seven or more graded hours in a single semester are named to the Dean’s List.

Area residents include: Cleo DeOrio, of Cridersville; Sydney Collins and Rachel Miller, both of Van Wert; Celeste Stauber, of Bluffton; and Adeleine Whitten, of New Bremen.

Sobotka on Dean’s List at Clemson University

LIMA — Jamie Lynnae Sobotka, of Lima, was named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the spring 2016 semester. Sobotka is majoring in industrial engineering.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student achieved a GPA between 3.5 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

Sidney resident graduates from Marquette University

SIDNEY — David Wilson, of Sidney, has graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee. Wilson earned a master of science degree in mechanical engineering.

Wilson was one of some 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students who received their diplomas on May 22.

Collins inducted into honor society at Baldwin Wallace University

VAN WERT — Sydney Collins, of Van Wert, was inducted into Baldwin Wallace University’s Kappa Omega Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education in the spring 2016 semester.

Collins, a graduate of Van Wert High School, is majoring in early childhood education. She also accepted the position of historian of the chapter.

Rhodes State offers basic manufacturing pathway classes

LIMA — The West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium, in conjunction with Rhodes State College, will offer its Basic Manufacturing Pathway class July 11 though July 27, at Rhodes State College, 4240 Campus Drive. This 40-hour class will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Interested persons may register by calling the WCOMC at 419-995-8353 by July 7.

UNOH enrolling adults for Fall One-Night-A-Week Classes

LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio is enrolling adults students for its One-Night-a-Week associate, baccalaureate, and master degree programs for Fall Quarter. Classes starts Sept. 12.

The associate degree in business administration one-night-a-week option will meet every Tuesday evening from 6 to 10 p.m. and may be completed in just 18 months if you already have an associate degree. Tuition includes books for the class. There is a 100 percent online option for this degree if desired (textbooks not included).

The master of business administration program meets every Thursday evening from 6 to 10 p.m. and can be completed in 18 months. Classes can also be completed 100 percent online on your own schedule. Tuition includes the cost of books and there are breaks between quarters, up to 14 break weeks each year.

An open house will take place on Wednesday and July 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Student Commons Building located at 1739 Hartzler Road on the UNOH campus.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Fort Jennings resident receives scholarship

LIMA — Alec Lindeman, of Fort Jennings, received a scholarship from the 50 Strong Foundation.

The 50 Strong Foundation is a nonprofit that awards scholarships to people already engaged in or interested in pursuing careers in manufacturing. The scholarship was awarded through the Apollo Career Center, and is the only scholarship offered for students who are entering short-term programs.

The scholarship provided Lindeman with financial assistance for the CNC Operator course at Apollo Career Center. He has recently completed his CNC Operator Certificate.

Additional 50 Strong Foundation scholarships are available through the Apollo Career Center for courses offered throughout the summer. To apply, contact the Apollo Career Center’s Adult Education Department at 419-998-2990.

Brickner graduates from Missouri S&T

VAN WERT — Virginia R. Brickner received her MBA degree in business administration from Missouri University of Science and Technology on May 14.

UNOH program listed in top 30 affordable online bachelor degrees

LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio’s accounting program has been ranked as one of the top 30 affordable online bachelor’s degrees in accounting.

UNOH offers three different bachelor’s degrees in accounting. Students can choose the accounting CPA track, forensic accounting track or accounting track.

The accounting CPA track is a five-year program that gives students the extra credits needed to sit for the CPA exam. The forensic accounting track prepares students to sit for the certified fraud examiner exam. The third track is accounting and this program provides an intensive study of the accounting and finance field.

Local students graduate from Fort Hays State University

FINDLAY — Local students were among the 2,111 who completed associate, bachelor’s or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, in the spring of 2016.

Brookelynn Michele Diaz, of Findlay, graduated with a bachelor of arts in psychology.

Brooke Lynn Purcell, of Kenton, graduated with a master of science in special education.

Columbus Grove resident on President’s List

COLUMBUS GROVE — Nicole Langhals, of Columbus Grove, earned a perfect 4.0 semester grade point average for the spring of 2016 at the University of Akron. She joined nearly 800 other students on the President’s List at the University of Akron.

University of Akron releases Dean’s List for spring of 2016

AKRON — Some 3,400 students made the spring 2016 Dean’s List at the University of Akron. To be eligible, recipients maintained a GPA of 3.5 to 3.999 and were enrolled in 12 or more credit hours.

Area residents on the Dean’s List include:

Ada: Taysia Brayshaw majoring in fashion merchandise-apparel.

Cridersville: Leah McCollum majoring in chemistry-biochemistry.

Delphos: Kyle Pohlman majoring in chemical engineering.

Kenton: Elizabeth Perkins majoring in hospitality management - culinary arts.

Lima: Brianna Cotterman majoring in criminal justice technology - law enforcement; Tyler Rambin majoring in finance - financial services; Jasmine Binod majoring in natural sciences - BS/MD; Lesli Stolly majoring in exer sci-physiology.

St. Marys: Varun Chalasani majoring in natural sciences - BS/MD.

Van Wert: Claire Dye majoring in nursing.

Columbus State Community College releases Dean’s List for spring

COLUMBUS — Area residents have been named to the 2016 spring semester dean’s list at Columbus State Community College. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled for six or more credit hours.

Coldwater: Corinne Kaiser, veterinary technology.

Minster: Clay Brown, associate of arts; Gabe Goodwin, associate of arts and Frederick Purdy.

Sidney: Kayla Jonas, interpreter education.

St. Marys: Jessica Frank, nursing.

Van Wert: Claire Hufford, digital design and graphics.

Area residents graduate from Columbus State Community College

COLUMBUS —The following students graduated from Columbus State Community College during the spring semester commencement ceremonies held May 13:

Alger: Christopher P. Koelsch.

Celina: Keith E. Grieshop.

Coldwater: Corinne R. Kaiser

Lima: Aaron M. Clark

St. Henry: Cody M. Stammen

St. Marys: Dana Stucke, Magna Cum Laude and Jessica E. Frank

Marincic named to St. Olaf Dean’s List and graduates

FINDLAY — Michaela Marincic, of Findlay, has been named to the St. Olaf College Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester.

She is the daughter of Beverly Marincic and is a graduate of Findlay Senior High School. Marincic is majoring in english at St. Olaf College, in Northfield, Minnesota.

Marincic graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Olaf College on May 29.

Olivet Nazarene University releases Dean’s List

LIMA — Area students have been named to the Dean’s List at Olivet Nazarene University, in Bourbonnais, Illinois.

Brooke Bahr, of Kenton, and Anna Burkey, of Lima.

To qualify, students must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and attained a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Kent State recognizes students on President’s List

KENT — Kent State recognized more than 975 undergraduate students named to the President’s List for spring 2016. Undergraduate students who obtain a 4.0 GPA while maintaining 15 or more credit hours during the spring qualify to receive the honor.

Local students named were: Matthew Bahr, of Kenton; Heather Barhorst, of Minster; Alycia Quellhorst, of St. Marys; and Kenneth Jackson, of Fort Jennings.

Whitaker named to Dean’s List at Mount Vernon

WAPAKONETA — Jenna Adele Whitaker has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2016 spring semester at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or above.

Whitaker is a sophomore majoring in biology (pre-physician assistant). She is a 2014 graduate of Waynesfield Goshen High School and is the daughter of David and Kathy Whitaker, of Wapakoneta.

Perkins graduates from Shawnee State University

VAN WERT — Daniel Perkins, of Van Wert, graduated from Shawnee State University on May 7. Perkins received a bachelor of science degree in digital simulation and gaming engineering technology.

Pohl earns dean’s list status at BCOMP

BLUFFTON — Robin Pohl, of Cairo, has been named to the Bluffton Cohort-based Organizational Management Program for the fall term. Students with a GPA of 3.75 or higher are eligible for the dean’s list.

BCOMP is an accelerated degree-completion program that creates a dynamic, learning community for all adults. Students who complete the program demonstrate commitment to personal development and professional advancement within the area of organizational management.

Bluffton University announces Dean’s List

BLUFFTON — Bluffton University announced its dean’s list for the spring term. Students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher are eligible for the dean’s list.

Area students include

Bluffton: Kristina Ciminillo; Melissa Graham; Benjamin Moser; Oliva Whitaker

Cloverdale: Rachel Beining

Columbus Grove: Emily Tabler

Cridersville: Drew Smith

Elida: Nathan Cellar

Fort Jennings: Sarah Luersman

Harrod: Kaycee Rowe

Lima: Sara Boughan; Amy Burgos; Sara Hendrickson; Darrelle Lloyd; Ryan Schadewald; Corey Simpson

Spencerville: Jenna Moreo

Adam Berry
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Sophomore Alexandra Seda is photographed in the Ohio Northern University’s College of Engineering circuits laboratory in Biggs Engineering Building.
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Nathan Craft
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Alec Lindeman and Brendan Thompson
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