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Graceland University

LAMONI – Blake Roberts of Mount Ayr has been selected to play in the Iowa Collegiate Honor Band Nov. 16-17. Blake will share the euphonium part and will have the opportunity to work with musicians from colleges and universities all over Iowa. The entire honor band will perform a concert as the finale Nov. 17.

Founded in 1895 and sponsored by Community of Christ, Graceland University in Lamoni is more than just a school. It is a community of passionate, caring and dedicated individuals who put their relationships with students first. Campuses are located in Lamoni and Independence, Missouri. For more information and to see additional student achievements, follow @gracelandu on Twitter and like Graceland University on Facebook, or visit


Buena Vista University

STORM LAKE – On Oct. 10, Buena Vista University (BVU) student Jessica Frye was formally inducted into the Omega Pi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), an international honor society in education. The event took place at BVU’s Marshalltown site located on the Marshalltown Community College campus. Frye is from Winterset and attends BVU’s Creston site.

The honor society, which was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching, inducts only those individuals who have exhibited the ideals of scholarship, integrity in service and commitment to excellence in teaching and its allied professions. Selection as a member of KDP is based on high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession.


The following students have been named to the dean’s list at Buena Vista University for terms five and six at BVU’s Creston site:

Ahdri Evans of Creston

Haylee LaMasters of Creston

Brooke McGehee of Creston

Tanner Webb of Creston

Joel Klobnak of Greenfield

Abbie Donehoo of Lenox

Makayla Steinbach of Lenox

Students named to the dean’s list must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 for the two terms, based on a 4.0 GPA system, and must have taken at least 12 hours of coursework.


Susan Stephens of Diagonal graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree recently with BVU’s online programs.

Since 1891, BVU has prepared students for lifelong success and blends liberal arts with real-world applications. The traditional campus on the shores of Storm Lake hosts students in a variety of majors and pre-professional programs, including elementary, secondary and special education; business and accounting; and biological and chemical sciences. BVU’s 16 degree-completion locations, online and graduate programs expand student potential with a pace and academic rigor designed for working adults and a variety of class formats that make scheduling even more convenient. With an average scholarship of more than 50 percent off of tuition, BVU is an affordable option for all students. Visit

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