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Iowa State University dean’s list

AMES, Iowa – More than 11,000 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the fall semester 2020 dean’s list. Local students receiving this honor include Mari Biers, a senior studying kinesiology and health, and Sean Dullard, a sophomore studying animal science, both of Mendota.

Students named to the Iowa State dean’s list must earn a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work. 

UW-Whitewater dean’s list

WHITEWATER, Wis. - Two local students, Holly Marsh and Emily Schmitt, both of Earlville, were named to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater dean’s list for the 2020 fall semester. These students demonstrated their academic abilities by receiving a grade point average of 3.4 or above in a single semester.

“I’d like to extend my heartiest congratulations to the students who earned a spot on the dean’s list - a benchmark that reflects a strong record of academic achievement,” said interim Provost Greg Cook. “The 2020 fall semester was one unlike any other, as our Warhawks persevered during a pandemic and challenging circumstances. Through hard work and determination - and with the support of our outstanding faculty and staff - these Warhawks excelled and are to be commended.” 

NIU December graduates

DEKALB - Davy Arteaga of Mendota was among more than 1,300 students who received degrees from Northern Illinois University in December. Arteaga earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance. 

NIU dean’s list

DEKALB - Northern Illinois University has announced its fall 2020 dean’s list students.

Local students include:

Mendota - Hannah Ambler, Psychology - B.A.; Aylin Arellano, Marketing - B.S.; JoAnn Kofoed, Art Studio; Kevin Lewis Jr., Mechatronics Engineering; Lillian Rodrigues, Nursing; and Katherine Wohrley, Mathematics Education - B.S.

Compton - Joseph Gehant, Electrical Engineering

To earn this distinction, students must meet a minimum semester grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology or a minimum of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale in the colleges of Business, Education, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts.

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