Local Student News: CMU Mission Trip, Iowa Grad, Culver-Stockton Scholarships

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Central Methodist University

Central Methodist University student Carley Kilz of Wentzville will be participating in a mission trip to Hollywood, California January 7-14.

The trip has been made possible through the partnership of CMU’s Center for Faith and Service, and Next Generation Ministries of The Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Twenty-one CMU students will join students from around the state to serve in a variety of settings including agencies helping the homeless, food banks and pantries, local church outreach programs, and gang prevention programs.

Kilz is a transfer at CMU, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Special Education degree.

Upper Iowa University

Upper Iowa University is pleased to announce Julie Rice of O’Fallon graduated with a Master of Business Administration in General Management Emphasis in October.

Cornell College (Mount Vernon, Iowa)

Jamie Rusan of Wentzville was admitted to Cornell for the Fall 2017 semester.

Southeast Missouri State University

The following students have been awarded scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2017-2018 academic year:

  • Sophie Kluba of O’Fallon has received the University Scholarship. Kluba is the daughter of Paul and Lisa Kluba of O’Fallon, Missouri, and will be a 2017 graduate of St. Dominic High School.
  • Westley Monaco of O’Fallon has received the Residence Life Leadership Award. Monaco is the son of Brian and Stacey Monaco of O’Fallon, Missouri, and will be a 2017 graduate of Living Word Christian School.
Culver-Stockton
  • Zachary Steele of O’Fallon has gained admission into Culver-Stockton College for the fall of 2017, was awarded the President academic scholarship and plans to pursue a major in Political Science.
  • Serena Venezia of Lake Saint Louis has gained admission into Culver-Stockton College for the fall of 2017, was awarded the President academic scholarship and plans to pursue a major in History.
  • Allison Kranz of O’Fallon has gained admission into Culver-Stockton College for the fall of 2017, was awarded the Promise academic scholarship and plans to pursue a major in Business.
  • RaShaun Dennis of O’Fallon has gained admission into Culver-Stockton College for the fall of 2017, was awarded the Promise academic scholarship and plans to pursue a major in Physical Therapy.
  • Amber Wamhoff of Wentzville has gained admission into Culver-Stockton College for the fall of 2017, was awarded the Trustees academic scholarship and plans to pursue a major in Nurse Major.
  • Matthew Romano of O’Fallon has gained admission into Culver-Stockton College for the fall of 2017, was awarded the Wildcat academic scholarship and plans to pursue a major in Criminal Justice.
  • Ryinne Jacquemin, a junior athletic training major at Culver-Stockton College, received an honorable award in athletic training. Jacquemin, from O’Fallon, was awarded a five hundred dollar scholarship after her application and essay were “chosen from among numerous applicants in every athletic training education program in Missouri,” said Steve Nickle (Chair of the College/University Athletic Training Student Committee). The scholarship came from the Missouri Athletic Training Association (MoATA) to attend the National Athletic Trainers Association’s (NATA) iLead Conference in Grapevine, Texas in February of 2017.
    Jacquemin explains, “I was motivated by the chance to learn more about leadership in the career of athletic training. My essay was about my future in athletic training as far as working in a youth setting, as well as the National Athletic Training Association’s Code of Ethics and how I plan to live those out principles as an Athletic Trainer.”
    Jacquemin believes the knowledge she gains from this experience will help her achieve her goals in the future.  “After graduation I would love to pursue an administrative position at the physical therapy clinic near my home and outreach as an athletic trainer.”
    The Athletic Training department is proud of the hard work that Jacquemin has put in to her passion of athletic training. “This is a wonderful opportunity for Ryinne to grow and network as a student, as well as a future athletic training profession. We’re very proud of her and this accomplishment. Ryinne serves as another example of the fine students we have in this program,” comments Dr. Jay Hoffman, Associate Professor, Department Chair of Athletic Training & Health Sciences Program and Athletic Training Program Director.