Updated: February 3, 2014 3:18PM
Here is a look at what Southlanders in the SouthtownStar’s Central region are accomplishing in college.
News includes Tinley Park, Oak Forest, Homer Glen, Lockport, Lemont, Orland Park and Mokena.
Fort Lewis College
Trevor Rolette, of Tinley Park, received the Freshman Tuition Merit Scholarship for the fall semester at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo.
Rolette’s major is physics — engineering physics option.
These merit scholarships are renewable for up to 120 credits if criteria are met.
Missouri Baptist University
Kristyne Smyth, of Oak Forest, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis.
■ WLRA-FM (88.1), the Start, at Lewis University in Romeoville raised nearly $7,500 during the fall semester in support of the Lewis University Family Assistance Fund at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn and Park Ridge, Ill.
The money was raised through the radio’s annual To Kill a DJ marathon, an annual service-learning project for Lewis students that have WLRA Radio as a lab. Students raised money through continuous on-air marathons with pledged support from listeners.
Students Elizabeth Lorang, of Homer Glen, and Daniel Nolan, of Lockport, served as disc jockeys in the marathon.
Student staff included Lauren Barnes, of Lockport; Katie Colaianni, of Lemont; and Joe Ledger, of Oak Forest. Barnes and Ledger also served as DJs in the marathon.
■ Lewis University’s student-run and faculty-advised literary journal, the Jet Fuel Review, recently launched the biannual issue.
The online journal features work by Lewis students as well as national artists and includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, art and eBooks.
The literary journal includes students and faculty on its staff.
Students include Ryan Arciero, of Orland Park; Caitlin Connelly, of Mokena; Mary Egan, of Orland Park; Emily Lif, of Lockport; Stephanie Lipinski, of Oak Forest; and Deirdre McCormick, of Mokena.
The latest issue is available at jetfuelreview.com.