Updated: July 20, 2012 11:42AM
Donald Strumillo Jr. of Burr Ridge, has been named to the dean’s list in the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business for outstanding scholarship during the spring 2012 semester.
Alex Vander Linde of Clarendon Hills at University of Notre Dame and his twin sister, Ashley Vander Linde at Texas Christian University, achieved 4.0 grades this semester and deans list status.
Briana Clark, a sophomore from La Grange majoring in communication sciences and disorders is one of Augustana College’s students who is in Cuenca, Ecuador. Clark will return in early July. The students are to live with families while in Cuenca. The host families work with the students to teach them about the culture of Ecuador as well as to encourage the use of Spanish outside of the classroom. Classes are held at the Centers for Interamerican Studies during the week, and weekends offer several excursions.
Augustana College students will travel to Nicaragua for two weeks in July. Students in pre-health fields will work with a combination of physicians from the United States and Nicaragua to provide services in areas of the country which do not have permanent medical facilities.
The students going on this trip include:
Luc Bibeau, a junior from La Grange, majoring in biology and pre-medicine.
Kelsey Sundwall, a junior from Westchester, majoring in biology and Spanish for professional use.
Recently named to the dean’s list at the College of William and Mary for the spring 2012 semester included:
From Clarendon Hills: Grace Brennan, Michael Pozulp, Sara Shaner.
Fom Hinsdale: Sarah Schuessler, Ingrid Mielke-Maday
Fom Indian Head Park: Meredith Dost
From Western Springs: Sarah Smith
Alec R. Cangelosi of Burr Ridge, majoring in Psychology, was named by Truman State University to its spring 2012 Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs’ List.
Emily Burnett of Hinsdale participated in Gonzaga University’s graduation exercises during a Commencement Ceremony held recently. Burnett graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor of arts degree in French.
Ashley Soltwisch of Burr Ridge has been named to the current dean’s list at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Nick M. Kenney and Brian W. Lorenzk, residents of LaGrange Park, have been named to the dean’s list at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Students earned academic degrees after the 2012 spring semester at Western Illinois University, including:
From Countryside: Samantha N. Thiesse, bachelor of science, psychology; Paulius Valaisa, (Cum Laude), bachelor of business, accountancy
From Indian Head Park: Robert W. Beaudway, bachelor of arts, communication
From La Grange: Matthew M. Anderson, bachelor of arts, history, Matthew S. Donatelli, bachelor of science, construction management
From LaGrange Highlands: Matthew M. Hiller, bachelor of science, law enforcement and justice administration; Brady J. Lavin, (Magna Cum Laude), bachelor of music, music business
From LaGrange Park: Michael Guzman, bachelor of arts, general studies; Michael J. Pignato, bachelor of science, law enforcement and justice administration
From Westchester: Samantha L. Kanak, bachelor of arts, communication
Iowa State University undergraduates have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the 2012 spring semester dean’s list, including:
From Burr Ridge: Katrina C. Garagiola, design undeclared; Daniel M. Kassen, mechanical engineering; Sarah E. Norris, microbiology;
From La Grange: Lisa M. Westrick, graphic design;
From Western Springs: Kristen V. Brandt, psychology; Cassie N. Castillo, Dietetics (H SCI); Catherine S. Clark, apparel, merchandising, and design; Stephanie L. Curtis, hotel, restaurant, and institution management.
Kathryn Pelino of Hinsdale achieved University Honors at the University of Michigan for winter term of the 2011-2012 school year. The designation is awarded to students in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts who earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher. Pelino recently completed her sophomore year and is majoring in sociology.
Meghan S. Callaghan of Western Springs was named by Carthage College as an outstanding scholar to its dean’s list for academic excellence during the spring semester of 2012.
Tulane University awarded degrees to graduates recently in New Orleans. The following students graduated:
From Burr Ridge: Andrew Voortman, A.B. Freeman School of Business, bachelor of science in management degree; Alexandra Brewer, School of Liberal Arts, bachelor of arts degree.
From Clarendon Hills: Elizabeth Calteaux, School of Science and Engineering, bachelor of science degree; Ross Carlson, School of Law, Juris Doctor degree.
From Hinsdale: Jeremy Jarrett, School of Law, Juris Doctor and certificate degree.
From La Grange: David Elias, School of Liberal Arts, bachelor of arts degree; Casey Rasch, School of Liberal Arts, bachelor of arts degree.
From Western Springs: Stephen Denis, A.B. Freeman School of Business, bachelor of science in management and certificate degree.
Michael P. Moore, of La Grange earned highest honors distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for attaining high grade point averages during the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year.
Sara C. Lampeter of Clarendon Hills was named by the University of Rhode Island as an undergraduate qualified for the spring 2012 dean’s list.
Peter A. Krivicich of Western Springs was commended by the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences of Northwestern University for having been selected to its dean’s list for fall quarter 2011-12 and winter quarter 2011-12.
Patrick Doyle of Western Springs graduated from the University of San Diego. Doyle earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. Doyle completed the requirements for graduation in January and walked in the May ceremony.
Students named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. include:
From Burr Ridge: Emily Bennett, Sarah Ryan, Danielle Archiello.
From Clarendon Hills: Jessica Paro
From Countryside: James Vallone
From Hinsdale: Hannah Eck, Nicholas Heiser, Daniel Skarzynski, Mary Margaret Gough, Dustin Tong, Claire Wood, Michelle Calandra.
From Indian Head Park: Jessica Koziel
From Western Springs: Riley Donovan, Mary Lewis, Rose Robinson, Emily May, Sara Bres, Connor Quinn, Emily Moran.
Emily Burnett of Hinsdale has earned placement on the Gonzaga University president’s list for spring semester 2012.
Sara A. Hoffman graduated from Grinnell College recently. Hoffman earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology with a concentration in neuroscience and honors in psychology. Hoffman also earned awards in Mortar Board. Hoffman is the daughter of Peter E. Hoffman and Laura A. Hoffman of Western Springs.
Baylor University students named to the dean’s academic honor list for the 2012 spring semester include:
Baxter T. Phillip of Hinsdale, attending the School of Engineering and Computer Science;
Steven J. DalPorto of La Grange, attending the Hankamer School of Business
Gretchen M. Nyberg of Western Springs, attending the School of Education
Residents named to the president’s list at Clemson University for the spring 2012 semester, (a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average) includes:
Elizabeth K. Nelson of Hinsdale, who is majoring in mathematical sciences.
Amber L. Hackler of Western Springs, who is majoring in biochemistry.
Students at Illinois State University who completed requirements for the bachelor’s degree at the end of the spring 2012 semester include:
From Burr Ridge: Adam J. Light, Jacquelyn E. Merritt
From Clarendon Hills: Haley McMillan Gelz, bachelor of science in education
From Countryside: Rachel E. O’Leary, bachelor of science; Stephen M.Palmerin, bachelor of science; Viktoria A.Vasilic, bachelor of arts
From Hinsdale: Anthony J.Capitani, bachelor of science; Margaret R. Pircon, bachelor of science in education; Melissa N. VanWormer, bachelor of science in education
From Indian Head Park: Lauren Nicole Brooks, bachelor of science
From La Grange: David J.Blazek, bachelor of science; Francesca M. Delfini, bachelor of science in education; Jennifer L. Maloney, bachelor of science; Kaili L. Pigman, bachelor of science in education From LaGrange Highlands: Daniel A. Green, bachelor of science; Meredith L. Pond, bachelor of science; Erica M. Reisch, bachelor of science in education
From LaGrange Park: James N. Crooks, bachelor of science; Caitlin E. Crooks, bachelor of science; Natalie J. Dunn, bachelor of science in education; Thomas M. Felson, bachelor of science; Kyle T. Flemming, bachelor of science; Shannon L. Johnston, bachelor of science in education; Kelsey B. Kesman, bachelor of science in education;
From Oak Brook: Natalie A. Gorski, bachelor of science in education; Natalie Zehak, bachelor of science;
From Westchester: Christina M. Arquilla, bachelor of science; Kristen R. Farmer, bachelor of science in education; Kate M. Hennig, bachelor of science; Angela M. Ricordati, bachelor of science;
From Indian Head Park: Lauren N. Brooks, bachelor of science;
From Western Springs: Julie F. Gordon, bachelor of science; Adam H. Kittler, bachelor of science; Alison E. McCracken, bachelor of arts; Catherine S. Mikrut, bachelor of science in education; Jeffrey J. Pitrak, bachelor of science.
Amanda L. Feller, Thomas S. Hilzinger and Natalie M. Steinberg, all of Hinsdale, were named to the University of Vermont’s dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester.
Margaret E. Galka of La Grange, was named to the University of Vermont’s dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester.
Wilson Penn of Hinsdale was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Quinnipiac University.
Millikin University spring 2012 graduates who earned B.M. degrees from the College of Fine Arts:
From La Grange, Paul A. Vaccarello
From LaGrange Highlands, Magdalena Z. Boland
College of DuPage named recent high school graduates who will receive full-tuition scholarships. The students have an average GPA of 4.013 and an average ACT composite score of 28.07. Each scholarship is worth more than $8,700.
This year’s Presidential Scholars for fall 2012 are as follows:
From Burr Ridge: Jack Breuer, (Hinsdale South); Annika Lindgren, (Lyons Township); Vitaliy Rikhlyuk, (Hinsdale South)
From Indian Head Park: Jennifer Kim, (Lyons Township)
From La Grange: Nissa Anderson, (Lyons Township)
From LaGrange Park: James Blondin, (Lyons Township); James Gosciniak, (Lyons Township); Caroline Wurster, (Lyons Township)
From Oakbrook Terrace: Amy Herz, (Willowbrook)
From Westchester: Brett Baldassari, (St. Joseph)