February 24, 2021

College news

DMACC student-athletes earn ICCAC Academic Honors

The following DMACC student-athletes were among those who earned All-Region XI academic honors from the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference following the fall semester.

The following local student-athletes were named to the first and second teams and had a GPA of 3.5 or higher for first, 3.0 to 3.49 for second:

Jack West of Winterset, Preston Rogers of Winterset, Quinn Eslinger of Afton, Sara Keeler of Creston, Alissa Weinkoetz of Afton.

Buena Vista University

The Dean’s List recognizes full-time students achieving a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the semester. The following local students were named to the Buena Vista University Fall 2020 Dean’s List:

Laney Boltinghouse of Clarinda, Sophia Hackbarth of Adair, Taylor Hackbarth of Adair, Ryan Jensen of Bridgewater, Emily Newton of Diagonal, Taylor Raibikis of Stuart, Abigail Bakerink of Creston, Chad Christensen of Afton, Luke Edwards of Creston, Madison Guerrero of Orient, Rachelle Hardisty of Creston, Virginia Harlan of Creston, Gabrielle Hogue of Lenox, Brenna Howarth of Creston, Cayla Maitlen of Creston, Brooke McGehee of Creston, Brenda McIntosh of Creston, Brittney Miller of Kellerton, Mykenna Perry of Creston, Seth Thompson of Creston.

Local students who graduated and earned degrees from Buena Vista University in Fall 2020 are as follows:

Ryan Jensen of Bridgewater, magna cum laude, bachelor of arts in history education; Madison Guerrero of Orient, bachelor of arts in elementary education; Katelyn Utley of Creston, bachelor of arts in human services; Brooke McGehee of Creston, summa cum laude, bachelor of arts in English language arts education; Virginia Harlan of Creston, magna cum laude, bachelor of arts in business (management track); Chad Christensen of Afton, summa cum laude, bachelor of arts in English language arts education; Dana Bakerink of Creston, master of education, teacher leadership, curriculum and instruction.

Students who graduated with the Latin honors of cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude must have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours. The minimum cumulative grade point averages for these honors are 3.5, 3.7, and 3.9 respectively.

Iowa State University

The following Creston students were among more than 11,000 students named to the fall semester 2020 Dean’s List:

Mackenzie Bodell, Thomas Britten, Taylor Buxton, Macy Evans, Breanne Haley, Olivia Hartman, Jacob Hitz, Brittany Linch, Brenden McDowell, Benjamin Mullin, Rachel Marie Shepherd.

Other local students named to the Dean’s List are as follows:

Jacy Eklund, Afton; Allison Hadley, Afton; Emma Harper, Afton; Kolton Jackson, Bedford; Josie Spencer, Bedford; Megan Davenport, Diagonal; Kathrine Sobotka, Diagonal; Rebecka Ogle, Gravity; Clarissa Kay Sickles, Greenfield; Brittany Smith, Greenfield; Baylie Speer, Greenfield; Matilyn Mae Ann Wheeler, Lorimor; Caylie Hickman, Mount Ayr; Samantha Schaefer, William Young; Brooklyn Sammons, Orient; Katelyn Belding, Sharpsburg;  Michael Lee Cook, Stuart; Madison M. Van Otterloo, Stuart.

Students named to the Dean’s List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work.