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More than 800 student musicians singers faculty from Belmont University Nashville Tenn. performed nationally televised airing “Christmas Belmont” an annual

More than 800 student musicians, singers and faculty from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., performed in the nationally televised airing of “Christmas at Belmont,” an annual production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and lighthearted seasonal favorites. | Supplied photo

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Updated: March 3, 2014 3:48PM



Here is a look at what Southlanders in the SouthtownStar’s Central region are accomplishing in college.

News includes New Lenox, Manhattan, Tinley Park, Lockport, Orland Park, Orland Hills, Mokena, Homer Glen, Oak Forest, Midlothian and Frankfort.

Belmont University

Kent Van Kley, of New Lenox, and Michael Murdie, of Manhattan, were among more than 800 student musicians, singers and faculty from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., who performed in the nationally televised airing of “Christmas at Belmont,” an annual production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and lighthearted seasonal favorites.

University of St. Francis

Several area students are enrolled for the 2013-14 academic year at University of St. Francis in Joliet. They include:

Tinley Park — Jeffry Nichols, Kevin Walsh, Jose Casimiro, Natalia Trujillo, John Rivera, Christina Abraham, Cassidy Eggert, Asma Alshaikh and Elisabeth English.

New Lenox — Katherine Nork, Samantha Norton, Chris Wolz, Lauren Starczewski, Daniel Burke, Jessica Diaz, Jessica Svoboda, Morgan Karwoski-Flaherty, Jacquelyn Lynn, Ryan Wardinski, Ashley Malito, Ashley Norton, Lauren Ritter, Chelsea Krumreich, Lana Laschober, Joseph Lyman, Amanda Martin, John Layug, Jonathan Mariscal, Lauren Wojdyla, Sean Burke, Alyson Schwab and Kimberley Tarcak.

Lockport — Lauren Troha, Lucas Randall, Patrick Karli, Shannon Pedone, Dovile Karaliute, Colton Burdette, Karissa Cockburn, Megan Flanagan, Kathryn Adams, Michelle Gostkowski, Lindsey Nielsen, John Tague, Madison Viverito, Nathalie Exposito, Meaghann Gorecki, Kelly Stock, Michelle Ramos, Jeffery DuSchene, Melissa Kliros and Tonya Wright.

Orland Park — Ryan Uraski, Nicole Zopf, Agnes Jarzabek, Miranda Castro, Kimberly Skrzypiec, Carley Biernat, Magdalena Toporkiewicz and Alison Thoma.

Orland Hills — Marvin Cunanan.

Mokena — Fallon Jager, Bethany Harrmann, Candra Jager, Samantha Nayder, Elizabeth Roth and Alexandra Dulla.

Manhattan — Sandra Palgen, Sarah Beata, Kelsey Hannigan, Jackiline Ferrari, Ryan Martinsen and Rachel Kurczewski.

Homer Glen — Shane Matejcak, Sara Michalowicz and Allison Gamperl.

Oak Forest — Peter Switalski, Kelly Foreman and Kelley Cross.

Midlothian — Michelle Farrington.

Bob Jones University

Several area students were named to the fall semester dean’s list at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. They include:

Mokena — Stephanie Booth.

Orland Hills — Ciara Granberry.

Oak Forest — Stephanie Schmidt.

Frankfort — Deijha Swanson.

New Lenox — Simon Vancina.

Southeast Missouri State University

Olivia Krakowski, of Frankfort, was named to the fall dean’s list at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Clarke University

Cassandra Bennett, Shannon Roth and Patrick Shea, all of Frankfort, were named to the fall semester dean’s list at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa.

Beloit College

First-year students Madalyn McHale, of Orland Park, and Nora Polaski, of Homer Glen, and senior Katherine Ptaszek, of Mokena, were named to the fall semester dean’s list at Beloit College in Beloit, Wis.

Staff reports



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