Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments in our communities
Monmouth College honors
Monmouth College's Megan A. Haynes of Bismarck was inducted into Sigma Omicron Mu, an upperclass fraternity for students who maintain a 3.615 GPA or above. A senior business administration major, she is the daughter of Paul and Julianne Haynes of Bismarck.
Matthew G. Barnes of Colfax received the Frank C. Adams and Mary E. Adams Scholarship, the William R. Hearst Scholarship and the Modern Foreign Language Department Award in Spanish. He was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, the national honor society for first-year students. He was also recognized as a member of the Honors Program. A sophomore international business and Spanish major, he is the son of Robert and Kathleen Barnes of Colfax.
Kaley M. Corban of Fairbury was inducted into Sigma Omicron Mu, an upperclass fraternity for students who maintain a 3.615 GPA or above. A senior public relations major, she is the daughter of Barry W. and Denise Corban of Fairbury.
Chase E. Mowery of Fairbury received the Monmouth College Fine Arts Scholarship and the Philip Wheeler Prize in Literature. He was inducted into Sigma Omicron Mu, an upperclass fraternity for students who maintain a 3.615 GPA or above. A senior English major, he is the son of Elaine Mowery of Fairbury.
Allison M. Razo of Fairbury received the Olive Barrett Memorial Scholarship, the Cherry Lauder McIlvain Scholarship and the Christine Swanson FitzGerald Class of '71
Scholarship. A senior English major, she is the daughter of Matthew and Sandra Razo of Fairbury.
Parker R. Perrero of Monticello received the Monmouth College Fine Arts Scholarship. A sophomore physical education major, he is the son of Angela Specht of Monticello.
Jesse Brucker of Sibley received the Nottleman Scholarship and the Shields Scholarship. A junior history major, he is the son of Roy and Joni Brucker of Sibley.
Alexander W. Kemmer of Sibley received the Linda R. Buch Scholarship. A senior business administration major, he is the son of William and Diana Kemmer of Sibley.
Dr. Cathy M. Feller graduated from the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in May. She will enter a family residency at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., the month. Feller is the daughter of Stan and Sally Feller of Savoy. She is a graduate of Champaign Central High School (2005) and the University of Illinois, where she earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry and psychology (2009).
On June 28, members and guests of Scottish Rite, Valley of Danville attended the 145th session of the Illinois Council of Deliberation and witnessed the Meritorious Service Award (MSA) Ceremony for Earl E. Lomax and Michael L. Brucker.
Earl is a member of Russell Masonic Lodge #154 located in Georgetown. He joined the Valley of Danville in the Spring of 1970 and serves on the Credentials Committee and as Secretary of the Double Eagle Scottish Rite Club. Earl resides in Georgetown with his wife, Sharon.
Michael is a member of Sidney Masonic Lodge #347, located in Sidney. He joined the Valley of Danville in the Spring of 2002 and serves as a co-chair of the stage crew. Michael resides in Sidney with his wife, Beth.
— Of the 766 students named to the Carthage College Dean's List, four have local ties: Wyatt Cooper of Clinton, Zachary Meyer of Savoy, Meridian Ruby of Campaign, and Morgan Young of Mahomet.
— Marissa Watson of Danville and Vincent Watson of Tilton, were named to the Blackburn College Dean's List for the spring semester. Marissa Watson graduated summa cum laude. Vincent Watson was awarded the Choir Prize.
— Sarah Harden, a graduate of Judah Christian High School, was named to the Provost's List at Lipscomb University.
— The University of Minnesota-Duluth announced that Zichao Wang of Champaign was named to its Dean's List forthe Spring Semester.
— Abigail Frings, sophomore political science major from Champaign, was named to Culver-Stockton's President's List for work done during the spring semester. Witten Crawford, sophomore business administration major from Sullivan, and Ruthie Wheelock, senior speech communication major from Lovington, were name to the Dean's List.
— On Indiana State's dean's list for the spring semester: Jessica Glazier of Ogden and Jessica Melchi of Dewey. Students recognized from Vermilion County include Cheyanne Dawson, Taylor Dicken, Ashley Gentry, Matthew LeCleir, Jessica Sanks, Emily Sermersheim, Mariah Skaggs and Jamia Wallace, all of Danville; Hillary Duez, Chad Greene and Kasey Hayward, all of Georgetown; Trevor Hawkins of Catlin; Joel Krilcich and Taylor Nobbe of Alvin; Jewelee Lowe of Ridge Farm; Angelina Ritter of Oakwood; and Terra Scharlach and Olivia Smith of Hoopeston.
— Cord Church, Rantoul, was named to the Chief Executive Officer's List at Lincoln Trail College for the spring semester. To be named to the Chief Executive Officer's Academic Honors List, students must achieve a term grade-point average of 3.90 or greater on a 4.00 scale
— Milligan College named Sazye Gourley-zhayta of Sidney, to the Dean's List for the spring semester. Gourley-zhayta is a senior communications major.
— Iowa Wesleyan College announced that Lauren Grubb of Philo and Kara Carter of Potomac were named to the Dean's List for the spring semester.
— Marquette University has named Peyton Conln of Arcola and Katherine Hausladen of Champaign to the Spring Dean's List.
— Bethanie Huntington of Tolono was named to the Dean's List at The University of Findlay.
— Northern Illinois announced several area students were named to the Dean's List for the recently concluded spring semester, including: Kristyn Barrett of Monticello, Taylor Braasch, of Saybrook, Chad Bushue, of Urbana, Kiersten Cafin, of Monticello, Anna Coates, of Gibson City, Carissa Cornwell, of Atwood, Cody Emberson, of Paxton, Kathleen Heinricher, of Urbana, Keagan Hinners, of Oakwood, Morgan Morris, of Danville, Dwight Rutledge, of Fisher, Reo Williams, of Champaign.
— Sean Monahan of Champaign earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for Spring 2014 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.
— At Lincoln College, area students receiving Special Honors (4.0 GPA) are Julio Zarco of Champaign and Sydne Bryant of Danville. Named to the Dean's List (3.25-3.74 GPA) were Spencer Hurley of Fairbury, Luke Dunn of Monticello and Tanner Van Dalsen of Monticello.
— Sheetal Patel of Champaign wasn named to the Dean's List at Davenport University .
— Brett Carroll, majoring in exercise science, earned a spot on the Dean's List for Central College. Carroll, a native of Danville, is the son of Richard and Mary Carroll.
— Millikin University's spring Dean's List included: Cynthis Diener of Arcola, Lauren Blythe of Argenta, Stephanie Harris of Argenta, Olivia Hays of Argenta, Samantha Smalley of Bismarck, Lacie Dodson of Cerro Gordo, Emily Sawyer of Cerro Gordo, Megan Vail of Cerro Gordo, Avery Aina of Champaign, Emma Hoyer of Champaign, Elizabeth Shappard of Champaign, Ramey Sola of Champaign, Christian Wilkey of Champaign, Brian Scott of Cisco, Richard Trask of Cissna Park, Aaron Ennis of Clinton, Sydni Good of Clinton, Jamie Rockhold of Clinton, Kenneth Albin of Danville, Kara Anderson of Danville, Megan Seyfert of Danville, Trista Smith of Farmer City, Jennifer Fackler of Gibson City, Aaron Fleming of Lovington, Desiree Mouser of Mahomet, Hilary Browning of Monticello, Catherine Hixson of Monticello, Tyler Hixson of Monticello, Jacob Manzella of Monticello, Zhao Xin of Oreana, Erik Adkisson of Philo, Joshua Monroe of Rantoul, Alexander Kemp of Tuscola, Alexis Rogers of Tuscola and Jacob Griffith of Villa Grove.
— Illinois Central College presented Dean's List honors Angela Sabaduquia of Clinton and Stephanie Schnepper of Mahomet.
Merit Scholarship winners
On Monday, about 1,600 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships were announced. The list of recipients includes three from the area:
— Samah Ahmed, a Uni High grad headed to Tulane University.
— Randall Hornbaker, a Uni High grad headed to Oklahoma State University.
— Jonathan Yockey, a Uni High grad headed to the University of Houston.
This week's designees join about 2,500 college-sponsored award recipients announced in May.