College News 6-6-2018

◼ Two Marion County students were among the more than 5,000 candidates for degrees from the University of Kansas this spring. They are Jacob C. Edwards, Hillsboro, doctor of pharmacy and bachelor of science in pharmaceutical studies; and McKenzie Grosse Ens­minger, Peabody, bachelor of science in sport management

◼ Of the 1,200 students who participated in Pitts­burg State University’s spring commencement exercises May 11-12 were two graduates from the Free Press distribution area.

Hunter A. Cress of Cedar Point received an associate of applied science (a two-year degree). Jordan Lee Riggs of Peabody earned a bachelor’s degree in music education.

◼ Katrina Wiebe of Burns was named to the Dean’s Honor List at Cedar­ville University. She maintained a 3.75 GPA in the 2018 spring semester, while taking at least 12 credit hours. Cedar­ville University, located between Dayton and Colum­bus, Ohio, is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study.

◼ Two students from Marion County received degrees during the University of Saint Mary commencement ceremony Saturday, May 12, in McGilley Field House on the university’s main Lea­ven­worth campus.

Samantha Koons of Hillsboro earned a master of arts degree and Adam Kristek of Lincolnville earned a doctor of physical therapy degree.

◼ Kalen Moss, a Hillsboro High School graduate, received the “Mr. and Mrs. Howard G. Slagle Business Award” at College of the Ozarks as part of the 2018 annual student awards presentations.

Awards are given based on outstanding accomplishments in the areas of academics, work and character. This year, about 240 awards were given to students.

◼ Rebecca Kaufman, a freshman from Hillsboro, was named to the Hesston College Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester with a GPA of 3.90 to 4.00.