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.
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
Delphos: Courtney Duer and John Parent
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
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
HAYS, Kansas — Local students were among the 2,111 who completed associate, bachelor’s or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University 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, fashion merchandise-apparel.
Cridersville: Leah McCollum, chemistry-biochemistry.
Delphos: Kyle Pohlman, chemical engineering.
Kenton: Elizabeth Perkins, hospitality management - culinary arts.
Lima: Brianna Cotterman, criminal justice technology - law enforcement; Tyler Rambin, finance - financial services; Jasmine Binod, natural sciences - BS/MD; Lesli Stolly, exer sci-physiology.
St. Marys: Varun Chalasani, natural sciences - BS/MD.
Van Wert: Claire Dye, 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
NORTHFIELD, Minn. — 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.
Marincic graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Olaf College on May 29.
Olivet Nazarene University releases Dean’s List
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Area students have been named to the Dean’s List at Olivet Nazarene University, including 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 included 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.
Adams named to University of Iowa Dean’s List
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Neva Adams, of Bluffton, has been named to the University of Iowa’s Dean’s List for the 2016 spring semester.
Undergraduate students must achieve a GPA of 3.50 or higher on 12 semester hours or more to be eligible for the Dean’s List.
Area students graduate from Miami University
OXFORD — Miami University awarded 3,889 degrees to students during the spring commencement exercises on May 14, 2016.
Local students who received degrees include:
Paul Anderson, of St. Marys, bachelor of science in applied science, majoring in engineering technology.
Sarah Aurand, of Van Wert, bachelor of arts, majoring in psychology, Summa Cum Laude.
Edward Bruns, of Minster, bachelor of science in business, majoring in accountancy.
Robert Craft, of Lima, bachelor of science in applied science, majoring in engineering technology.
Matthew Cucciarre, of Van Wert, bachelor of science in kinesiology and health, majoring in sport leadership and management.
Aaron Curth, of Delphos, bachelor of science in business, majoring in finance, Cum Laude.
Eric Hill, of Cloverdale, bachelor of science in computer science, majoring in computer science.
Lauren Jutte, of Minster, bachelor of science in business, majoring in accountancy, Cum Laude.
Robert Laing, of Van Wert, bachelor of arts, majoring in zoology.
Connor Metz, of Wapakoneta, bachelor of science in engineering, majoring in mechanical engineering .
Elizabeth Schosker, of Delphos, bachelor of science in education, majoring in early childhood education, Cum Laude.
Maxwell Shin, of Lima, bachelor of arts, majoring in media and culture.
Logan Steingass, of Pandora, bachelor of science in kinesiology and health, majoring in kinesiology, University Honors .
Jeffery Wente, of New Bremen, bachelor of science in applied science, majoring in engineering technology, Magna Cum Laude.
Miami University announces spring Dean’s list
OXFORD — Students who achieved a 3.5 GPA or better for the second semester have been named to the dean’s list recognizing academic performance.
Local students include:
Sophia Marcum and Morgan Humphreys, of Bluffton; Tyler Schroeder and Halie Muter, of Columbus Grove; Tyler Rigg, Taylor Shultz and Lindsey States, of Lima; Andrew Fausey, Samantha Forsthoefel and Aubrey Klosterman of Minster; Victoria Wente, of New Bremen; Logan Steingass, of Pandora; Craig Hanson, Robert Laing and Daniel Thompson of Van Wert; Ross Kohler, of Wapakoneta; Hannah Leary, of Willshire.
Miami University releases President’s List
OXFORD — Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for second semeter 2015-16 have been named to the president’s list recognizing academic excellence.
Local students included:
Nickolas Schmiesing, of Columbus Grove; Sarah Aurand, of Van Wert; Meredith Kromer, of Ottawa; Mitchell Skinner, of Lima; Everett Ritter, of Bluffton; Chandler Adams, of Van Wert; Natalie Patricio-Agosto and Ashley Shaffner of Lima; Casey Schmidt, of Minster.