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A number of local students were named to the DePauw University dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester.






Russellville: MORGAN ASHER

The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Wabash College Dean Scott Feller announced that two Putnam County students are on the Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester.

MATTHEW HOPKINS, a senior, is son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Hopkins of Fillmore.

JOHN FAJT, a junior, is the son of Mr. and Dr. John J. Fajt of Greencastle.

The two Putnam County students are among the 282 Dean’s List students who maintained a 3.5 grade point average or better on a 4.0 point scale.

The University of Indianapolis announced its dean’s list and honor roll for the first semester of the 2018–2019 academic year.

Students named to the honor roll have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours during a regular semester and earned a grade point average of at least 3.4 but less than 3.7.

Dean’s list students have completed at least 12 credit hours and earned a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

Honor roll students include JESSICA DUELL, BRANDON HAWKINS, ELIZABETH SCHNEIDER and BRODEN WATSON of Greencastle; KIEFFER VITTETOW of Cloverdale and HALEY BENNETT of Coatesville.

Students on the dean’s list include JOSEPH FIELDS of Greencastle and KYNDALL NORRIS of Coatesville.

NAILAH RAY of Greencastle was recently named to the president’s list at Olney Central College for the fall 2018 semester.

Students on the president’s list have achieved a grade point average between 3.75 and 3.89.

A total of 189 DePauw student-athletes were named to the Tiger Pride Honor Roll for achieving at least a 3.40 grade point average for the 2018 fall semester. Among them were three local residents.

• BRAYDEN WHITE is a junior from Greencastle, playing baseball.

• ABEL BATES is a freshman from Cloverdale, competing in men’s track and field.

• MORGAN STEARLEY is a junior from Centerpoint, playing volleyball.

President-Elect BOB WEST from the Rotary Club of Greencastl recently joined with 299 other clubs’ leaders from Indiana and Illinois in preparation for the upcoming Rotary International Year of Service, which begins July 1.

The purpose of the Presidents-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) is to develop Rotary club presidents who have the necessary skills, knowledge, and motivation to lead an effective club.

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. With 1.2 million members worldwide, Rotary’s goal-oriented, business-model approach emphasizes the need for community involvement, measurable goals, and maximum impact and sustainability.

“I am now better prepared to serve my club and community and have the resources needed to honor the theme of the upcoming year chosen by Rotary International President 2019-2020 Mark Maloney, ‘Rotary Connects the World,’” West said.

West represents Buzzi Unicem USA in the club.

The Rotary Club of Greencastle meets at noon on Wednesdays at the Inn at DePauw.

RUTH HEITHAUS of Greencastle was one of 418 students named to Denison University’s 2018 fall semester dean’s list.

Students who achieve dean’s list status have maintained a grade point average of 3.7 or better (out of 4.0) for the semester.

Heithaus is a member of the Denison class of 2022.

CECILIA POHLAR of Greencastle was named to the Champlain College dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester.

Pohlar is majoring in computer and digital forensics.

Students on the dean’s list have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the semester.

Several local residents recently earned degrees from Western Governors University.

The online, non-profit university conducted commencement exercises in four different cities, including Indianapolis, to celebrate the graduation of nearly 22,000 students from across the country.

• ANDREA SIMS of Cloverdale earned her MBA in healthcare management.

• SHELLY DAVIS of Cloverdale earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing.

• SHERRIE ADKERSON of Cloverdale earned her Master of Science in nursing-education (BSN to MSN).

• DANA CARR of Greencastle earned her Master of Science in special education.

• JENNIFER LEWIS of Greencastle earned her Bachelor of Science in business management.

• JOSHUA BROWN of Greencastle earned his Master of Business Administration.

• NIKI HAMBLET of Greencastle earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing

• DAWN PRUITT of Roachdale earned her MBA in healthcare management.

• MEREDITH CLIFFORD of Roachdale earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing.

WGU has recognized 12,920 undergraduate and 8,885 graduate degree recipients, who have completed their degrees since June 1, 2018. Their areas of study include business, K-12 education, information technology and health professions, including nursing.

BENTLEY DOWNING of Greencastle is a new junior member of the American Angus Association.

Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

Likewise, JASON CLARK of Greencastle is a new member of the Association.

The American Angus Association is the largest beef breed association in the world, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members.

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