DES MOINES — The following local students have been named to the Dean's List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher during the Fall 2017 semester at Drake.DeWitt: Chas Cahill.Maquoketa: Tess Nissen.Sterling, Illinois: Kinsey Zacharski.

Local students graduate from Drake DES MOINES —Abbey Nagle-Kuch graduated from Drake University at the end of the fall 2017 semester.

Nagle-Kuch, of DeWitt, earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration.

Connolly named to dean's list

LINCOLN, Neb. — Aidan Connolly of DeWitt has been named to the Deans' List/Explore Center List of Distinguished Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the fall semester of the 2017-18 academic year.

Connolly, a senior journalism major, was named to the dean's list for the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Rangel named to dean's list at Rockford University

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Alexis Rangel, a resident of Lyndon, Illinois, was named to the dean's list at Rockford University.

Pridemore graduates from Simpson College

INDIANOLA — Simpson College in Indianola held commencement on Dec. 16.

Nicole Pridemore, of Clinton, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. She is the daughter of Kimberly Aude and Jeff Aude.

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