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North Central Kansas Technical College honors


North Central Kansas Technical College in Beloit and Hays has announced students who made honor rolls for the spring 2014 semester. Local students are as follows:

Honor roll:

Colby: Leeandra Johnson, practical nursing.

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North Central Kansas Technical College in Beloit and Hays has announced students who made honor rolls for the spring 2014 semester. Local students are as follows:

Honor roll:

Colby: Leeandra Johnson, practical nursing.

Downs: Landon Becker, diesel technology.

Ellis: Landon Younger, pharmacy technician; Tanner Fischer, welding, Ellis.

Hays: Marei Hinzman building technology; Tyler Chapin diesel technology,; Bart Karls, general business; Suzi Whitten, pharmacy technician; Joseph Pfeifer, welding; Stacy Area, building technology; George Lovelady, plumbing heating air conditioning; Douglas Willeford, building technology; Ariane Arias, practical nursing; Dawny Morris, welding; Sheila Delzeit, associate degree nursing; Jennifer Perry, associate degree nursing; Jade Thompson, associate degree nursing; Candra Armbruster, practical nursing; Kendra Golay associate degree nursing; Alaina Hughes, associate degree nursing; Amber Irwin, associate degree nursing; Alicia McKenna, associate degree nursing; Autumn Robbins, associate degree nursing; Danielle Von Feldt, associate degree nursing; Chelsy Carpentryenter, practical nursing; Chad Staab, practical nursing; Derek Legleiter, Residential electricity; Adam Kober, pharmacy technician; Christopher Dreher building construction technology.

Hill City: Ryan Kennedy, automotive technology; Russell Vincent automotive technology.

Hoxie: Zachary Meyer, electrical technology.

Lucas: Bridgette Lantz, pharmacy technician.

Natoma: Dalton Custenborder, carpentry.

Ness City: Dallas Dinges, automotive technology; Drew Pfannenstiel, information technology; Darian Rogers, automotive technology, Ness City.

Osborne: Sharon Graf, practical nursing.

Plainville: Tiffany Bethel, pharmacy technician; Jacob Karlin, general business; Andrew Becker, agriculture equipment technology; Tawny Baxter, practical nursing.

Ransom: Megan Horchem, associate degree nursing.

Rush Center: Matthew Wagner, welding.

Russell: Dakotah Homewood, welding; Dylan Walker, welding; Amy Stanfield, pharmacy technician.

Sharon Springs: Darby Magwire, CULA.

Stockton: Amanda Morgan, practical nursing.

Timken: Justin Jecha, automotive technology.

Victoria: Colten Leiker, agriculture equipment technology; Emily Long, practical nursing.

Dean's honor roll

Colby: Angela Rasmussen, associate degree nursing.

Downs: Michael Gledhill, information technology; Seth Cushing, automotive collision technology; Bobby Bliss, building construction technology.

Goodland: Devon Garrett, electrical technology.

Gorham: Nathan Corley, residential electric technology.

Grinnell: Wade Buck, welding.

Hays: Angela Glendening, associate degree nursing; Amanda Montgomery, associate degree nursing; Candace Albers, business technology; Nicole Dohrman, pharmacy technician; Cassandra Armbruster, practical nursing; Yazmin Chavez-Juarez, practical nursing; Whitney Hoban, practical nursing; Jeremy LaRue, practical nursing; Jessica Lash, practical nursing; Amber Miller, practical nursing; Jacqueline Pahls, practical nursing; Elizabeth Staats, practical nursing; William Wyse, practical nursing; Aubrey Augustine, general business; Jacob Werth, automotive technology; Stacy Marcotte, pharmacy technician; Sean Stevens, residential electric technology; Robert Beitz, practical nursing; Kacie Donn-Graham, practical nursing; Christina Thomsen, practical nursing; Taylor Crabill, associate degree nursing; Anne Marie Hager, associate degree nursing; Ashley Krannawitte, associate degree nursing; Kayla Urban, associate degree nursing; Ashley Wahrman, associate degree nursing; Hope Buess, pharmacy technician; Amber Thompson, practical nursing; Lane Smith, welding; Daniel Merritt, automotive technology; Aubrey Hageman, practical nursing, Stefanie Laudick, practical nursing; Anthony Linenberger, Plumbing heating air conditioning; Blake Seitz, automotive technology; Landon Basgall, business technology; Danae Younger, business technology; Sheldon Betts, electrical technology; Jay Hipp, electrical technology; Eddy Chavez, general business; Roberto Chavez Juarez, general business; Tia Wright, pharmacy technician; Leah Houston, practical nursing; Gwendolyn Sillmon, practical nursing; Dillon Bell, welding.

Hill City: Zoey Zeigler, practical nursing; Amber McAllister, pharmacy technician.

La Crosse: Katy Launchbaugh, associate degree nursing.

Lebanon: Andrew Shipley, information technology.

Ogallah: Martin Dietz, electrical technology.

Osborne: Brandon Wisehart, information technology.

Pfeifer: Isaac Dreiling, welding.

Phillipsburg: Travis Stapel, diesel technology; Allison Wach, practical nursing; Jered Rice, plumbing heating air conditioning.

Plainville: Heather Darnell, practical nursing; Joselyn Wilkens, practical nursing; Sheylynn Eickhoff, practical nursing; Brooklyn Foster, practical nursing.

Russell: Breanna Bramlett, pharmacy technician; Dai'Quon Watts, culinary arts.

Victoria: Lane Braun, agricultural equipment technology; Raisa Windholz, business technology; Bryan Ehrlich, plumbing heating air conditioning.

WaKeeney: Lisa Immell, practical nursing; Jennifer Passafume, practical nursing.

Wilson: Toby Hubka, plumbing heating air conditioning.

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AMES, Iowa -- At Iowa State University's spring commencement ceremonies, 4,021 students received degrees. Iowa State awarded 3,357 undergraduate degrees, 413 master's degrees, 147 veterinary medicine degrees and 104 doctor of philosophy degrees.

Of the students receiving bachelor's degrees, 901 graduated "with distinction" (cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude). A total of 105 students graduated as members of the honors program.

Among the graduates was Trey Kellner, Stockton, who earned a master of science degree in animal science.

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Two area students who were nominated by Nex-Tech for the 2014 Foundation for Rural Education and Development scholarship program have been selected as recipients. Nex-Tech announces Brooke Schmidt and MaKayla Reed as two of this year's award winners.

Schmidt is a 2014 graduate of Victoria High School. FRED awarded her a $1,500 scholarship towards a nursing degree at Wichita State University this fall. She is the daughter of Robert and Melissa Schmidt of Victoria.

Reed is a 2014 graduate of Stockton High School. FRED selected her for a $1,000 scholarship towards an undergraduate study in behavioral neuroscience at the University of Kansas. She is the daughter of David and Karen Reed of Stockton.

FRED is a national charitable foundation located in Washington founded in 1989. The foundation's scholarship awards are based on merit and demonstrated commitment to rural life. For 2014, the FRED scholarship committee selected 54 students from rural areas throughout the United States, with awards totaling $75,000. Overall, the foundation has distributed more than $1.27 million in rural scholarships, since its inception.

"We are thrilled to award these prestigious scholarships to Ms. Schmidt and Ms. Reed. These students were selected among an outstanding group of young people to represent 'the best of the best,' " said FRED Executive Director Melissa Korzuch. "FRED aims to assist students with high potential for success and a strong desire to return to a rural community upon graduation. We were overwhelmed by the remarkable credentials of the applicants.

"Each of this year's FRED scholars is very intelligent and exceedingly active in their community. We hope they all will someday return to their hometowns to contribute to the community that clearly gave them an admirable, productive start in life."

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McPHERSON -- As the 142 McPherson College bachelor's students and -- for the first time -- nine Master of Education students marked their graduation at commencement, they heard both about the value of their talents and the value of their human weakness.

Kent Eaton, provost, gave the commencement address for the McPherson College class of 2014 on May 25 in Brown Auditorium -- one of his last actions before officially resigning as provost.

Local graduates are:

* Kiara Symone Mathis, Hays.

* Emily M. Girard, Osborne.