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Clarke Announces Spring 2022 Dean's List

The following students were named to the Dean’s List at Clarke University for the Spring 2022 semester. The list recognizes full-time Clarke students who have earned a 3.65 grade-point average or above, on a 4.0 scale, with a minimum of 12 graded hours. Congratulations to these students for their hard work.From Vinton Emily K. Trinkle and Jaden N.

Iowa State University announces spring 2022 Dean's List

Approximately 9,500 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the spring semester 2022 Dean's List. Students named to the Dean's List must have earned 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. Students listed below are from our area.
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Iowa State honors spring graduates

Iowa State University honored more than 4,700 students who received degrees during spring commencement ceremonies May 12-14.  Alumna Beth Ford, president and chief executive officer of Land O'Lakes, received a Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree for her contributions as a leader in business and agriculture and advocate for farmers and rural communities.


The Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation has awarded scholarships to nearly 350 students to help pay for college. Scholarships awarded by the Iowa Lakes Foundation are funded by Iowa Lakes alumni, community members, and businesses to provide students with the chance to overcome financial obstacles as they pursue a quality education at Iowa Lakes Community College and beyond.

McPherson announces Spring Honor Roll, Honorable Mention

McPherson College, a four-year private college located in central Kansas, recognizes its highest academic achievers in its spring 2022 Honor Roll and Honorable Mention.To qualify for the honor roll, students must be full-time students and earn a grade point average of 3.55 or higher during the previous term. Students earning a grade point average of 3.
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7 Ways to Help Your Student Prepare for Life Away from Home

By Christine HensleyIowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation board memberAfter high school graduation, your student will face many new experiences beyond academics and social situations. At ISL Education Lending, we know that preparation for the next step helps students increase their chances of graduation, finding a job and successfully repaying any student loans.

Iowa Lakes Community College Releases Spring 2022 Honors Lists

Iowa Lakes Community College releases the Spring 2022 Honors Lists recognizing students who achieve the highest academic standards earning inclusion on the President's Honor List or Dean's List. For the Spring 2022 semester, 109 students made the President's Honor List, an honor achieved by those who recorded a 4.0 GPA, and 191 students made the Dean's List of students who earned a 3.

Former Benton Community Teacher now Teacher of the Year at Western Illinois

Western Illinois University alumna and Iowa Teacher of the Year Sara Russell recalls the many opportunities to not only learn new concepts and ideas through her courses at WIU, but the interactions with peers she shared from all walks of life.Russell's time at WIU had a profound impact on both her career and her approach to education."While I have always considered myself a life-long learner, my classes at WIU-QC have sparked an ever greater love of learning, and love for the power of education.
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51 Nursing Graduates honored at Nursing Pinning Ceremony

 On May 13, Mount Mercy University pinned over 50 nursing graduates at the Nursing Pinning Ceremony.  Graduates Grace Herring '22 and Michael Riches '22 were featured as student speakers at the event. Camryn Foote '22 read a poem she wrote for the nursing class of 2022. Two nursing awards were given out. The Sister Mary Edward McConohy Nursing Award was given to Jada Veasey '22.

Mount Mercy University celebrates Class of 2022 with local graduates

The students listed below graduated from Mount Mercy University this May. Commencement ceremonies were held Sunday, May 15, 2022, at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. For over 90 years, Mount Mercy has grown in size and reputation, adapting to meet the changing educational needs of the Cedar Rapids community. Its 1,600+ students come from around the globe, creating a vibrant, diverse and open-minded campus community.
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