Updated: October 24, 2012 6:02AM
Here is a look at what Southlanders are accomplishing in college. News from the SouthtownStar’s Central region includes Homer Glen, Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Frankfort, Tinley Park, Manhattan and Crestwood.
Several area students have been named to the spring 2012 semester dean’s list at Aurora University in Aurora.
Homer Glen — Angela Wallin, Thomas Hart
Lockport — Sarah Aspel
Mokena — Jaclyn Stanfield
New Lenox — Dana Shontz
Oak Forest — Robert Walsh
Orland Hills — Zachary Burke
Orland Park — Kaitlyn Crohan, Threasa Kluever, Brooke Spencer
Azusa Pacific University
Bradley Smit, of Mokena, has been named to the dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif.
Christina Dagenais, of Oak Forest; and Cameron Hill, of Mokena; have been named to the spring 2012 semester dean’s list at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis.
Erin Whiteford, of Orland Park, will be part of the freshman class at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. Whiteford is a graduate of Sandburg High School in Orland Park.
Davis & Elkins College
Brittany Anderson, of Frankfort, has been named to the commissioner’s honor roll by the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for the 2011-12 athletic year. Anderson is a psychology and human services major and a member of the volleyball team at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, W. Va.
Several area students have received a bachelor’s degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Tinley Park — Nicholas Braun, David Brugioni
Frankfort — Catherine Evans
Oak Forest — Nicole Luciano, Matthew Moran
Lockport — Nolan Scott
Homer Glen — Christopher Wilson
Kelsey Plefka, of Tinley Park, has been named to the spring term dean’s list at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill.
Several area students have been named to the spring 2012 semester dean’s list at Lewis University in Romeoville.
Homer Glen — Rachel Walsh, Caitlin Higgins, Ryan Turner, Diana Markos, Liucija Balciunaite, Taylor Ketelaar, John Hoban, Lucas Zuklic, Brian Domke, Dave Sinise, Adlin Pazmino, Alissa DiGrazia
New Lenox — Steven Anderson, Molly McDonald, James Sweeney Jr., Brian Wilhelm, Michael Leone, Kara Thompson, Megan Scara, Rose Multon, Ann-Marie Scharnhorst, Kaitlyn Thompson, Mark Braasch, Alyssa Pinto, Robert Peterson, Jacob Bartlett, Cody Drozd, Timothy Fitzpatrick, Amanda Welch, Andrew Quinlan
Lockport — Sean Knowles, Jenna DuSchene, Caitlin Hodgson, Blake Vodicka, Ted Arnold, John Smithwick, Danielle Sheehan, Xiaosen Wang, Ricardo Pena, Carly Shapiro, Tomas Kleiza
Mokena — Michael Paterno, Kevin Donnelly, Alison Wozniak, Lauren Couch, Timothy Wildman, Michael Cuthbert, Joseph Hegazin, Noel Borg, Eric Krzeczowski, Brian Gerk, Robert McGowan
Tinley Park — Alexander Kluchki, Brian Waicekauskas, Megan Young, Vanessa Basick, Matthew Jemilo, Kelly Rose, Jessa Bertinetti, Michelle Strepka, Michelle Kudla, James Brady, Robert Kelsey
Manhattan — Kevin Burke, Anthony Perdue, Jayme Doyle
Orland Hills — Robert Connolly, Ivette Vazquez, Jennifer Lagowski
Orland Park — Sean Cleary, Matthew Pall, Cody Marks, William Sideras, Michael Egan, Michael Sokolowski, Melissa Pignatello, Julia Evashenk, Julie Groeper, Nicholas Pitsoulakis, Zeferino Martinez, Anthony Perez, Lauren Musa, Amy Karczewski, Bianka Wojciechowski, Christopher White, Maxwell Capouch, Joseph Krzus, Artur Jazowski, Gabriella Lamorte, Kristen Fagan, Blake Oberc, Jose Perez Jr.
Oak Forest — Sarah Laurin, Stephanie Lipinski, Madeline Kish, Cody Owens, Bianca Apato, Alyssa Prucak, Kristin Roti, Alexander Westerhoff, Jamie Hasman
Frankfort — MaryKate Monahan, Nadia Stariha, Robyn Markowicz, Todd Trost, Ryan DeYoung, Michael Stranczek
Crestwood — Kathleen Giblin, Mary Moran, Ryan OKeefe
Valarie Fyfe, of Tinley Park, has received a bachelor’s degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Prairie State College
Several area students have been named to the spring 2012 semester dean’s list at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights.
Homer Glen — James M. Miller
New Lenox — Kristina M. Moy
Oak Forest — Addison Jackson Jr., Kaitlyn M. Kelley
St. Xavier University
Several area students have been named to the spring 2012 semester honorable mention list of part-time students at St. Xavier University in Chicago.
Homer Glen — John Scanlon
Midlothian — Karl Dillman
Orland Hills — Kevin Leonard
Orland Park — Jacob Cashman, Khaula Doleh, Souzan Kattaieh, Mark Korosa, Meghan Schmidt
Tinley Park — Susan McGuire, Kevin Palys
University of Northern Colorado
Amanda Ballard, of Orland Park, has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Elizabeth Jane Flagler, of Frankfort; and Nicholas Andrew Sampalis, of Orland Park; have received bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Allison Nicole Donenberg, of Orland Park, has received a doctorate in law from U-W.
Erik John Janzon, of Tinley Park, has received a master’s degree from U-W.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Taylor Williams, of Frankfort, has been named to the spring 2012 semester dean’s list at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Therese Stecich, of Orland Park, has received a bachelor’s degree from Villanova (Pa.) University.
Provided to the SouthtownStar