Student News: SMSU Grads, Culver-Stockton Admissions, Olivet Dean’s List

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Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)

Adam Brodack of St. Peters was named to the RIT Dean’s List for the fall 2016-2017 semester. Adam is studying in the networking and systems administration program. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

 

Central Methodist University (Fayette, MO)

Central Methodist University student Claire Schumacher from Wentzville recently celebrated winning the 2017 Missouri Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (MOIRSA) championship as part of CMU’s Club Basketball women’s team.

Club sports – think an intercollegiate version of intramural sports – is on the rise, and the CMU women’s team has risen to the top in their home state. After defending their state title at a tournament in Springfield the weekend of Feb. 17-18, they advance to the regional competition held March 3-5 in Lincoln, Neb.

“I have never been so proud of such a talented and humble group of young women,” said Club Coach William M. Rambo III, assistant coordinator of student activities. “These young ladies truly represent CMU’s core values.”

Schumacher is a freshman currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Education and Early Childhood Education degree at CMU.

 

Concordia University (Seward, NE)

Erin Rowland of St. Peters was part of the Concordia University, Nebraska’s presentation of “The Women of Lockerbie,” Feb. 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. The performance, a primarily student-directed and designed show, was held in the Studio Theater of the Music Center on Concordia’s campus.

The play takes place following the explosion of Pan Am Flight 103 on Dec. 21, 1988. The explosion scattered pieces of the plane over Lockerbie, Scotland, as well as the remains of 243 passengers and 16 crew members. There were 21 houses in Lockerbie that were destroyed and 11 people there also lost their lives. A woman whose son died in the bombing discovers a group of women who are trying to collect the victims’ clothing, accounting to over 11,000 items, before facing resistance from a U.S. official.

“I was so excited to see everything come together and for an audience to come to this amazing experience we prepared,” said Concordia student, Kaleb Busche, director of the show. “Since this show is based on a real event, we have worked hard to depict it in a way that gives justice to those who actually experienced it.”

 

Southeast Missouri State University (Cape Girardeau, MO)

Mercedes Vomund of Lake Saint Louis has received the University Scholarship and Residence Life Leadership Award to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2017-2018 academic year. Vomund is the daughter of Dennis Vomund of O’Fallon, Missouri, and Dana Vomund of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, and will be a 2017 graduate of Fort Zumwalt North High School.

Southeast Missouri State University has also announced its fall 2016 graduates:

  • Brendan Adams of Lake Saint Louis graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a major in mass communication: public relations option
  • Allison Berry of Lake Saint Louis graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science with a major in mass communication: public relations option
  • Brigit Ciskowski of St. Peters graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in art
  • Christina Conti of O’Fallon graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a major in communication disorders
  • Karla Dockins of Wentzville graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a major in nursing
  • Alexander Grigsby of O’Fallon graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a major in environmental science: biology option
  • Katherine Harig of O’Fallon graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in exceptional child (cross categorical)
  • Ben Kingen of St. Peters graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science with a major in computer science
  • Gregory Kolkmeyer of St. Peters graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a major in agribusiness: horticulture option
  • Justin Marsh of Lake Saint Louis graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a major in mass communication: advertising option
  • Brandon Mize of O’Fallon graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a major in mass communication: public relations option
  • Josh Reel of St. Peters graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in global cultures and languages: anthropology option
  • Alex Schneider of O’Fallon graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a major in criminal justice: law enforcement option
  • Cole Simon of St. Peters graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in communication studies
  • Michael Sparks of Wentzville graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a major in criminal justice: corrections option
  • Samantha Stisi of O’Fallon graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in exceptional child (cross categorical)
  • Kevin Wunderlich of St. Peters graduated with a Master of Natural Science with a major in mathematics

 

Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbonnais, IL)

Olivet Nazarene University congratulates all students named to the dean’s list during the fall 2016 semester. Area students who achieved this honor are:

  • Meghan Hopkins of O’Fallon
  • Luke Jungermann of St. Peters

To qualify for inclusion on the dean’s list, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have attained a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale.

 

Culver-Stockton College (Canton, MO)

Culver-Stockton College senior Jon Roberson of Wentzville has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week for his performance at the South Padre Invitational last week.

Roberson, a Timberland graduate, finished in a tie for third in the nine-team, 51-player field at South Padre Island Golf Course in Laguna Vista, Texas. Roberson registered a two-day total of 8-over 152 to finish one stroke behind the co-leaders of the event. He carded a two-over 74 on the first day and a battled strong winds the second day to finish at 6-over 78. It is Roberson’s first player of the week award.

The Wildcats, who finished fourth at South Padre in their first spring event of the season, will participate in the Spring Break Invitational Thursday and Friday, March 9-10, in Opelika, Ala. The tournament is being played at Grand National Golf Course, the site of the PGA’s Tour Barbasol Championship in July.

A Culver-Stockton athletic training major joined students from across the country to learn more about her major outside the classroom. Junior Ryinne Jacquemin from O’Fallon attended the National Athletic Trainers Association’s (NATA) iLead Conference in Grapevine, Tex. Jacquemin was able to attend the conference after winning a scholarship in December; she was chosen from numerous applicants in every athletic training education program in Missouri.

Their were multiple speakers at the conference, but no overall theme. “Each speaker that came to the podium spoke on something completely different, but extremely relevant to the world of athletic training,” says Jacquemin. They discussed ethics in the workplace, opportunities after graduating, standardized patients and more.

Jacquemin said two speeches stood out from the rest. The first was given by the president of NATA and focused on networking, the importance of it, how to do it, what to say and what to avoid saying. After the presentation Jacquemin introduced herself to NATA’s president, and was told to e-mail him about a potential job.

The other stand-out speech was by the former President of the Board of Certification, she focused on the importance of ignorning “traditional vs. non-traditional” work settings. Not only was she fun and comical, but she proved a person could be dedicated to a job they love and still have a social life. The lesson she wanted students to take away from the conference was don’t get burnt out, but burn in. “I learned so much that I never knew and am so blessed to have been given the opportunity to go to this conference,” said Jacquemin.

Congratulations also go out to students admitted into Culver-Stockton’s fall 2017 incoming class:

  • Samantha Pelster from O’Fallon, a senior at Fort Zumwalt West, was admitted to Culver-Stockton College and was awarded the Hilltop academic scholarship.
  • Kelsy Klingensmith from O’Fallon, a senior at Fort Zumwalt West, was admitted to Culver-Stockton College and was awarded the Hilltop academic scholarship.
  • Alex Jetton from O’Fallon, a senior at Fort Zumwalt North, was admitted to Culver-Stockton College and was awarded the President academic scholarship.
  • Katelyn Reitzel from Wentzville, a senior at Wentzville Timberland, was admitted to Culver-Stockton College and was awarded the Promise academic scholarship.
  • Carley Brown from Wentzville, a senior at Fort Zumwalt North, was admitted to Culver-Stockton College and was awarded the Promise academic scholarship.
  • Zachary Lewis from Wentzville, a senior at Wentzville Timberland, was admitted to Culver-Stockton College and was awarded the Wildcat academic scholarship.

 

Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)

Colgate University Class of 2019 member Sarah Jones from O’Fallon has earned the fall Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. The Dean’s Award at Colgate is awarded to students with a 3.3 or higher term average.