Area students graduate from Clarke University

DUBUQUE — Clarke University in Dubuque awarded degrees and honors at its 174th Commencement Ceremony on May 13.

The following area students were honored at the ceremony:

Bellevue

Kelsey A. Ernst, Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education.

Katherine A. Herrig, Bachelor of Science, Psychology.

Kathryn M. Kieffer, Master of Arts in Education, Education.

Allison A. Kilburg, Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education.

Patricia Susan Maria McClimon, Bachelor of Science Nursing, Nursing.

Clinton

Jessica Rae Spooner, Bachelor of Science Nursing, Nursing, Psychology.

Camanche

Olivia N. Vogel, Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education.

DeWitt

Christina Thornburg, Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Nursing.

Goose Lake

Morgan E. McAleer, Bachelor of Science Nursing, Nursing.

Connor C. Soenksen, Bachelor of Science Nursing, Nursing.

La Motte

Hope Schmerbach, Master of Organizational Leadership, Organizational Leadership.

Maquoketa

Hannah Thielen Thorson, Master of Organizational Leadership, Organizational Leadership.

Savanna, Illinois

Teresa R. Ross, Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Nursing.

Clarke Announces Spring 2017 Dean's List

DUBUQUE — The following area students were named to the Dean's List at Clarke University for the Spring 2017 semester. The list recognizes full-time Clarke students who have earned a 3.65 grade-point average or above, on a 4.0 scale, with a minimum of 12 graded hours.

Bellevue: Kelsey A. Ernst, Katherine A. Herrig and Allison A. Kilburg.

Clinton: Jessica R. Spooner.

DeWitt: Brooke Chapman.

Fulton, Illinois: Roane J. Hand.

Goose Lake: Leah J. Schaefer.

Grand Mound: Bridget K. Fausnaught, Olivia L. Haack and Brandee M. Rus.

La Motte: Theresa C. Koos, Bailey K. Theisen.

Maquoketa: Lauren A. Claeys.

NIU congratulates spring 2017 graduates

DeKALB, Ill. — Northern Illinois University celebrated commencement weekend on May 12 and 13.

Local graduates include:

Chadwick, Illinois: Miranda Weltzin, Bachelor of Arts, English.

La Motte: Taylor Tittle, Bachelor of Science, Psychology.

Lanark, Illinois: Kayla Martz, Bachelor of Science, Nursing; Fisnik Seferi, Bachelor of Science, Economics; and Benjamin Thomas, Bachelor of Arts, History.

Lyndon, Illinois: James Burke, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering.

Milledgeville, Illinois: John Richter, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy.

Morrison, Illinois: Trevan Burn, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy; Joshua Screnock, Master of Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Mount Carroll, Illinois: Jennesa Miller, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy.

Rock Falls, Illinois: Fredrick Bailey, Bachelor of Science, Operations & Information Management; Katlyn Gray, Bachelor of Science, Family & Individual Development; Theodore Nelson, Bachelor of Science, Engineering Management; Cynthia Sanchez Vazquez, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology; Cynthia Sanchez Vazquez, Bachelor of Science, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Wellness; Lauren Sommers, Master of Science in Education, Literacy Education; Carol Wei, Master of Accounting Science, Accountancy; Jessica Wind, Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences - Pre-Physical Therapy.

Shannon, Illinois: Kimberly Johnson, Master of Accounting Science, Accountancy.

Sterling, Illinois: Branden Cater, Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences - Pre-Physical Therapy; Kimberly Coon, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology; Danielle Cornwell, Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Education with Preschool Special Education Approval; Jamison Delafuente, Bachelor of Science, Psychology; Kori DeMay, Master of Science in Education, Early Childhood Education; Stephanie Kester, Bachelor of Science, Child Development; Rebecca Roberts, Bachelor of Science, Management - Human Resource Management; Bruno Rodriguez, Bachelor of Science, Operations & Information Management; Monte Sunday, Master of Science, Management and Information Systems; Sarah Trygstad, Master of Public Admin, Political Science - Public Administration - Nonprofit Management; Tre' Whittaker, Bachelor of Science, Marketing; Lauren Zuidema, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry-Biochemistry.

Tampico, Illinois: Courtney Braasch, Bachelor of Science, Nursing.

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