Several students from Marion County in recent weeks have completed degrees or been recognized for their academic work in colleges and universities around the state and country.
• Meghan Jost, Hillsboro, was one of two students to receive the Spring 2012 Distinguished Nursing Award during the Newman University Nurses Pinning ceremony May 11.
The award is given to a graduating nursing student who has a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade-point average and demonstrates an exceptional commitment to the nursing profession and involvement in the Newman and greater Wichita communities.
She also was the Graduating Cardinal Newman Scholar and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
• Caitlin Reimer, Hillsboro, is one of 67 baccalaureate students of the Washburn University School of Nursing who were honored during a recognition and pinning ceremony May 12.
Reimer is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society.
• Included among about 2,825 students completing degree requirements at Kansas State University this spring are 12 students from Marion County.
• Durham: JuliAnne Chisholm, bachelor of science in athletic training;
• Hillsboro: Nathan Hiebert, master of science in family studies and human services; Andrea Jost, bachelor of science in family studies and human services; Matthew Morford, bachelor of science in agriculture;
• Lost Springs: Tye Remy, bachelor of science; Tad Remy, bachelor of science in education; Nicole R. Stenzel, bachelor of science in apparel and textiles;
• Marion: Nellie Hill, bachelor of science in agriculture; Daniel Kraus, master of landscape architecture; Jason Matz, master of science in agronomy;
• Peabody: Kristin Marie Waner, bachelor of science; Blair A. Williams, master of music.
• Among the students who completed degree requirements at Kansas University this spring are five students from Marion County.
• Burns: Jacob Hadley, doctor of pharmacy.
• Hillsboro: Karen Elliott, master of social work; Mary Kliewer, doctor of pharmacy; and Alisa (Jost) Schmidt, doctor of medicine, who will complete her residency training in family medicine at the KU School of Medicine–Salina.
• Goessel: Melinda Stucky, master of social work.
• Marion: Lauren Helmer, bachelor of social work.
• The 314 candidates for graduation at Cloud County Community College this spring included Samantha Jo Lee Seifert, Lost Springs, associate of arts; and Ashley M. Polston, Ramona, associate of science.
• Jonathan King, Hillsboro, earned a place on the Hesston College dean’s list (GPA of 3.90 to 4.00) while Neal Brubaker, Goessel, and Sarah Unruh, Durham, were named to the honor roll (3.50 to 3.89).
• Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., recognized three students from Marion County on its spring dean’s list: Jessica Goertzen, a junior liberal arts and elementary education licensure, pre-K-6 major from Goessel; Travis Riesen, a senior biology and secondary education licensure, 6-12 major from Hillsboro; and Anna Woelk, a senior social work major from Hillsboro.
The dean’s list requires a GPA of 3.750 or above and at least 12 semester hours of credit.