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Wartburg College

WAVERLY – Wartburg College has recognized 478 students who were named to the 2018 fall term dean’s list. Gavin Woods of Creston was one of those honored.

The list honors students who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above in at least four course credits during the term. Three of the four course credits have to be graded with a traditional letter grade.

Wartburg students take four courses during fall term, which runs from September through December.

Wartburg, a four-year liberal arts college internationally recognized for community engagement, enrolls 1,498 students. Wartburg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and named after the castle in Germany, where Martin Luther took refuge disguised as a knight during the stormy days of the Reformation while translating the Bible from Greek into German.

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Graceland University

LAMONI – Graduates from 34 states and five countries earned 335 degrees. There were 158 bachelor’s degrees earned, 166 master’s degrees and 11 Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees earned by 318 Graceland graduates.

The local students recognized for this achievement are Lisa Marnin of Greenfield graduated with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and Zachary Robinson of Mount Ayr graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education.

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, like Graceland University on Facebook or visit

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Iowa State University

AMES – At Iowa State University’s fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 14-15, 2,157 graduates received degrees. Iowa State awarded 1,803 undergraduate degrees, 234 master’s degrees, 119 doctor of philosophy degrees and one doctor of veterinary medicine degree.

Local graduates include:

Mark Baudler of Fontanelle, Bachelor of Science in agricultural business, magna cum laude

Sarah Buckner of Fontanelle, Bachelor of Science in psychology, magna cum laude

Caleb Mueller of Greenfield, Bachelor of Science in marketing and management

Tyler Triggs of Mount Ayr, Bachelor of Science in animal science

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