Student News: Research Projects, Studies Abroad, ‘Alternate Spring Break’

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Culver-Stockton College

Kayla Tutt, a Biological Chemistry major from Wentzville, was among 65 new members inducted into Phi Eta Sigma. Culver-Stockton’s chapter held the induction ceremony March 13, 2017 to formally welcome the new members.

The national college honor society is for freshmen who earned at least a 3.5 grade point average during their first year in college. Its goal is to encourage and reward high scholastic attainment among freshman in institutions of higher learning.

Ryinne Jacquemin, of O’Fallon, a Culver-Stockton physical therapy major, traveled to the Mid America Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Symposium. A total of seven students attended, six are enrolled in the experiential learning course, Professional Development. The group participated in a handful of workshops and general sessions while they were there; these included but were not limited to: spine injury/emergency management, leadership development, salary negotiations and various other orthopedic injury or rehabilitation sessions.

 

Southeast Missouri State University

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

  • Nicholas Winder of O’Fallon has received the Residence Life Leadership Award. Winder is the son of Richard and Tracy Winder of O’Fallon, Missouri, and will be a 2017 graduate of Fort Zumwalt North High School.
  • Jonathan Zuccarello of O’Fallon has received the Residence Life Leadership Award. Zuccarello is the son of John Zuccarello of O’Fallon and Lynn Zuccarello of O’Fallon, and will be a 2017 graduate of Fort Zumwalt West High School.
  • Brennan Fitzpatrick of St. Peters has received the Regents’ Scholarship. Fitzpatrick is the son of Bill and Karen Fitzpatrick of St. Peters, and will be a 2017 graduate of Christian Brothers College High School.
  • Ellie Sorge of Lake Saint Louis has received the Residence Life Leadership Award. Sorge is the daughter of Matt and Holly Sorge of Lake Saint Louis, and will be a 2017 graduate of Liberty High School.
  • Carly Buescher of Lake Saint Louis has received the Community College Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2017-2018 academic year. Buescher is the daughter of Tim and Jackie Buescher. She is a 2015 graduate of Wentzville Holt High School, and will be a 2017 graduate of St. Charles Community College.
  • Brent Bledsoe of O’Fallon has received the Residence Life Leadership Award. Bledsoe is the nephew of Mike and Joyce Million of O’Fallon, and will be a 2017 graduate of Christian Brothers College High School.
  • Alexandra Bruemmer of St. Peters has received the University Scholarship and Residence Life Leadership Award. Bruemmer is the daughter of Dean and Lisa Bruemmer of St. Peters, and will be a 2017 graduate of Francis Howell Central High School.
  • Claire Dinwiddie of Dardenne Prairie has received the Residence Life Leadership Award. Dinwiddie is the daughter of Bob and Traci Dinwiddie of O’Fallon and Tara and Bud Chrisco of Dardenne Prairie, and will be a 2017 graduate of Christian High School.
  • Sydney Sneed of O’Fallon has received the Residence Life Leadership Award. Sneed is the daughter of Mark and Gina Sneed of O’Fallon, and will be a 2017 graduate of Liberty High School.
  • Maxwell Sandbothe of O’Fallon has received the President’s Scholarship, Residence Life Leadership Award, and Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2017-2018 academic year. Sandbothe is the son of Jeffrey and Cathy Sandbothe of O’Fallon and will be a 2017 graduate of Christian Brothers College High School.

 

University of Iowa

Ashley Morrow, a native of O’Fallon, participated in an alternative spring break trip as one of 12 Hawkeye Service Teams that were packing lunches at a homeless shelter in Milwaukee, shoveling mulch at a community garden in Denver, boxing up medical supplies in Atlanta to be sent overseas to communities in need, cooking breakfast for clients at an HIV/AIDS service organization in Dallas.

The UI program promotes service learning, social justice, and community building. Students enroll in a for-credit spring semester course and travel to a community where they work with a variety of local organizations on projects that need attention-and some elbow grease. Selection for the program-more than 350 students applied-is competitive, says Charlotte Brown, coordinator for leadership and service programs in the UI’s Center for Student Involvement and Leadership.

 

University of Dallas

More than 100 University of Dallas students studied abroad at the university’s 12-acre Eugene Constantin Campus just outside Rome, Italy during the fall 2016 semester. Those students included:

  • Matthew Epperly of O’Fallon
  • Maria Lanari of O’Fallon

Since 1970, students at the University of Dallas have had the opportunity to spend a semester in Rome studying, traveling and experiencing the art, architecture, literature, philosophy and deeds that form the basis of Western civilization.

 

University of Alabama

Anna Wood of Lake Saint Louis has been selected to present a research project titled “Art Journaling in Diversity and Advocacy in Education” at the University of Alabama’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference held on March 30. In addition to bringing attention to the outstanding work being done by UA’s undergraduates, the conference allows students to gain experience presenting, become eligible for cash prizes, and form relationships with faculty mentors and fellow conference presenters.

 

Castleton University (Castleton, Vermont)

Daniel Fitzgerald of O’Fallon, a member of the Castleton Spartans, was selected to the NEHC All-Academic Team. Castleton men’s hockey team followed up its best season on the ice in recent years by showing success in the classroom as well, placing 18 members on the New England Hockey Conference All-Academic Team on Tuesday.

Castleton posted its first winning season on the ice in three seasons at 11-10-6, followed by its first home playoff game in as many years. Last year, Castleton set a record with 20 members on the All-Academic squad.