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Gross inducted into honor societies

MONMOUTH - Joshua Gross of LaMoille, who is majoring in physical education, was recently inducted into Monmouth College’s Mortar Board honor society. The Mortar Board is a senior honorary to which students are elected in the spring semester of their junior year on the basis of leadership, service and scholarship.

Gross was also recently inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, the national education honor society.

Founded in 1853, Monmouth College is a nationally ranked liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Monmouth, the birthplace of the women’s fraternity movement, offers 38 majors, 42 minors, 17 pre-professional tracks, and two innovative Triads in Global Food Security and Global Public Health. 

WIU announces academic honors

MACOMB/MOLINE - Western Illinois University will honor College, Departmental and Honors scholars and students who have earned academic distinction throughout their Western Illinois University careers on Friday, May 10 at the Academic Honors Convocation in Western Hall. Students will receive a medallion for each honor, which they will wear at commencement ceremonies.

Local students who will graduate with honors include Joseph Meyer of Mendota, LEJA, Honors Scholar, who will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude; and Katie Thompson of Paw Paw, social work, who will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.

An Honors Scholar is a student in the Centennial Honors College who has completed a set of honors requirements and has achieved a grade point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. Approximately 10 percent of graduating seniors achieve academic distinction, which is designated as Summa Cum Laude, highest academic distinction, with a minimum grade point average of 3.90; Magna Cum Laude, high academic distinction, with a GPA of 3.75-3.89; and Cum Laude, academic distinction, with a GPA between 3.60-3.74.


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