Updated: March 7, 2014 1:26PM
Here is a look at what Southlanders in the SouthtownStar’s Central region are accomplishing in college.
News includes Orland Park, Orland Hills, Frankfort, Tinley Park, Crestwood, Lockport, Homer Glen, Oak Forest, Mokena, New Lenox and Manhattan.
Several area students received bachelor’s degrees from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. The students include:
Orland Park — Emad Alhusseini, Jillian Birk, Kevin Buczek, Caitlin Carroll, Brittany Conway, Sara Cook, Deanna Crnich, Erin Czuprynski, Julianne Johnson, Joseph Koch, Marc LaCien, Lauren Oliver, Debra Ostrowski, Frances Raddatz, Shadi Salman, Julianne Shupryt, Matthew Vales and Amy Wilson.
Orland Hills — Tegan Elliott and Tamira Gabel.
Frankfort — Taylor Allen, Michael Blakley, Justin Lindley, Toni Sanfilippo, Victoria Stromberg, Erin Thomas, Kristina Tomasik and Stacey Woodward.
Posen — Evan Brady.
Tinley Park — Lauren Cain, Megan Godette, Katherine Herbert, Roohi Kapoor, Kristina Lendabarker, Michael Losos, Nicholas Podrebarac, Edwin Richardson, Reid Steinbach, Megan Sumner, Nadine Tadros and Sarah Wojcik.
Crestwood — Lindsey Clark and Stephen Stocklen.
Lockport — Elizabeth Gerrity and Suzanne Mijatovich.
Homer Glen — Joseph Gnilka, Richard Guth, Keith Matushek and Norah Volpp.
Oak Forest — Wajdan Jreisat, Sheila Madjecki and Megan Plank.
Mokena — Charissa Leigh Kaplan and Kelly Walsh.
New Lenox — Michael McCune, Diego Ortegon and Renee Vallrugo.
Manhattan — Sarah Stanford and Katie Ziegler.
Lakeview College of Nursing
■ Brittany Arrigoni, of Orland Park, received a bachelor’s degree from Lakeview College of Nursing in Charleston, Ill.
The daughter of Michael and Sharon Arrigoni, of Orland Park, is a 2007 graduate of Sandburg High School in Orland Park.
■ Lindsay Bialas, of Tinley Park, received a bachelor’s degree from Lakeview College of Nursing.
The daughter of Ken and Mary Bialas, of Tinley Park, is a 2009 graduate of Andrew High School in Tinley Park.
Luke Hoefs, of Tinley Park; and Zachary Blasgen, of Frankfort, were among more than 400 students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., who volunteered for the fifth annual Extreme Dome Makeover.
The all-day community service event featured volunteers doing activities like painting, landscaping and cleaning for public areas and private residences.
Upper Iowa University
Cody Witkiewicz, of Orland Hills, was named to the fall dean’s list at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa.
Iowa State University
Paige Baenen, of Frankfort, and Kristen Wiedenski, of Orland Park, received bachelor’s degrees from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
Faith Koleczek, of Oak Forest, and Amanda Littleton and Breanna Moore, both of Frankfort, were named to the fall semester dean’s list at Hope College in Holland, Mich.
Michigan Technological University
Environmental engineering major Taylor Domagalla, of Manhattan, was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich.
Hannah Schliffka, of New Lenox, was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Harding University in Searcy, Ark.
George Fox University
Jill Fleagle, of New Lenox, received a doctor of ministry degree from George Fox University in Newberg, Ore.
St. Olaf College
Jacqueline Tanis, of Manhattan, was named to the fall semester dean’s list at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Darby Law, of Frankfort; Tyler Schneider, of Mokena; and Robert Mikenis, of New Lenox; were named to the fall semester dean’s list at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Several area students were named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. They include:
Mokena — Corie Elam.
Frankfort — Lisa Holcomb.
Oak Forest — David Lippner.
Tinley Park — Kelly McGrail, Jennifer McKiernan, Bryan McSwain and Tiffany Nieves.