Education Briefs 7-12

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St. Ambrose Univ. dean’s list

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Nicole Prusator of Mendota has been named to the St. Ambrose University spring dean’s list. To be included, full-time students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Founded in 1882 by the Diocese of Davenport, St. Ambrose is a private, coeducational, comprehensive university with a firm grounding in the liberal arts, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For more information about St. Ambrose, go to

Illinois Central College president’s list announced

EAST PEORIA - Lorena Diaz, of Mendota is included on the spring president’s list at Illinois Central College. Students on this list have earned a 4.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.

For information on ICC and its programs, call (309) 694-5-ICC or visit

UW-Whitewater dean’s list

WHITEWATER, Wis. - Melinda Oates of Paw Paw has qualified for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater spring dean’s list. To be included, students must demonstrate their academic abilities by receiving a grade point average of 3.4 or above in a single semester.

Of the 12,000 students currently enrolled at UW-Whitewater, she is among 3,148 students who were selected for the spring semester dean’s list.

ISU announces spring graduates

NORMAL - Jillian Drzewiecki of Mendota received a Bachelor of Science from Illinois State University, Normal during their spring graduation ceremony. ISU announces degree recipients following certification of all records.

UW-Platteville graduates

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - Hailey Myers of Mendota and Kerri Foster of West Brooklyn graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville following the spring semester. Myers majored in industrial technology management and Foster earned a degree in soil and crop science.

UW-Platteville is located in the southwest corner of Wisconsin and has nearly 9,000 students. For more information on the university, visit

Earlville resident traveling to Taiwan

DE KALB— Stephanie Eller of Earlville is traveling this summer to Taiwan thanks to the Northern Illinois University College of Education’s inaugural Educate Global Program.

Eller, an elementary education major, will teach English as a Foreign Language to summer campers at Taiwan’s Miaoli County Government Education Bureau Schools in July. Campers will learn American culture and customs, songs and music, science and social studies with a focus on the theme of comic books and superheroes. Each child will develop and write a comic book while learning to speak, read and write in English.

Other NIU students will teach in local schools, where students are registering for lessons in listening skills and social conversation in English.

NIU’s Educate Global includes round-trip airfare, room and board and cultural tours.

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