Updated: December 25, 2013 6:03AM
Here is a look at what Southlanders in the SouthtownStar’s North region are accomplishing in college.
News includes Oak Lawn, Hickory Hills, Alsip, Bridgeview, Burbank, Evergreen Park, Justice, Palos Heights, Palos Park, Worth and Chicago.
■ Daniel Carroll, of Oak Lawn, and Matt McNicholas, of Hickory Hills, received master’s degrees from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.
■ Mary Jegerski, of Hickory Hills, received a doctorate degree from Purdue University.
■ Several area students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Purdue University. They include:
Alsip — Maria Melissa Davidson, Samantha Gerwig, Austin Lopez and Jennifer Vazquez.
Bridgeview — Jacquelyn Chigas.
Burbank — Allison Kirwan.
Evergreen Park — Mary Edborg, Tamra Marie Filippini, Melissa Inzinga, Kimberly Michele Luckett-Perry, Kimberly Russell, Neil Steen and Lisa Wright.
Hickory Hills — Jessica Smith.
Justice — Abbey Buskus, Marek Cios, Mohammad Mazen Karim, Michael Krzywinski and Stephanie Richmond.
Oak Lawn — Lisa Abu-Samra, Lori Cordes, Amanda Eble, Meghan Glynn, Colleen Hogan, Elizabeth Majewski, Mary Niemiec, Erik Rolfs, Mary Spedale, Eric Templin, Kara Thomas and Shannon Wiltzius.
Palos Heights — Michael Alagna, Margaret Donahue and Jarrod Wagner.
Palos Park — Kyle Graben and Joanna Wachowski.
Worth — Colleen Vanderwarren.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ariana Conner, of Oak Lawn, was awarded the Marilyn Miller Kaytor Scholarship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The daughter of Portrice Vernon is a graduate of Richards High School in Oak Lawn and is studying news editorial journalism.
Central State University
Several area students entered the 2013-14 school year as freshmen at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. The include:
Chicago — Celine M. Anderson, of Morgan Park High School in Chicago; Tyler Brazil, of Morgan Park High School; Bennie J. Bryant, of Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields; Danielle A. Harris, of DuSable High School in Chicago; Ashley S. Hudson, of Percy L. Julian High School in Chicago; Jamal T. Lancaster, of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Prep High School in Chicago; Christian D. Prince, of Morgan Park High School; Wynter F. Ramsey-Mitchell, of Morgan Park High School; Joshua A. Rockett, of Paul Robeson High School in Chicago; Jasmyn D. Watkins, of Morgan Park High School; and Shatoine D. Winston, of Morgan Park High School.
Dan Piko, of Oak Lawn, is a member of the football team at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.
The son of Jim and Mary Piko, of Oak Lawn, is a 2010 graduate of Marist High School in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community and a wide receiver for the Ashland University Eagles.