Updated: August 1, 2013 6:02AM
Here is a look at what Southlanders from the SouthtownStar’s East region are accomplishing in college.
News includes Beecher, Chicago Heights, Flossmoor, Homewood, Country Club Hills, Crete, Olympia Fields, Calumet City, Dolton, Hazel Crest, Sauk Village and South Holland.
Wrenna Walsh, daughter of Michele (Gipson) and Bill Guernsey, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette.
She was selected once again for the Dean’s List. She completed her studies in four years with a degree from the College of Science majoring in genetics with a minor in sociology.
A celebration was held at the home of her grandparents, Thomas and Cheryl Gipson, of Steger.
Several area students were named to the spring semester 2012-13 dean’s list at Hope College in Holland, Mich. They include:
Beecher — Jeannie Horner
Chicago Heights — Caroline Toren
Flossmoor — Evan Rugen
Homewood — Amena Wallace
Eron Mendenhall, Country Club Hills, graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.
University of Kentucky
Several area students were named to the spring 2013 semester dean’s list at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. They include:
Chicago Heights — Margaret Lauren Strong
Crete — Jay Douglas Hochstetler Jr.
Flossmoor — Donald S. Grasse
Homewood — Megan E. Thomas
University of Scranton
Odell Staggers, Olympia Fields, earned a master’s degree from the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pa.
Southern Illinois University
Several area students were named to the spring semester 2013 dean’s list at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. They include:
Calumet City — Kolawole Emmanuel Abraham, Catherine Ray Kot, Martina Simone McCline
Country Club Hills — Alexander James Sloss, Roselyn Tabiti, Brenda N. Wabomnor
Crete — Katherine Louise Oost
Dolton — Sierra Kristen Sims
Hazel Crest — Santana Ricardo Bradford
Homewood — Abiola Abike Adebayo, Jai LaRue Baker, Deidra Alise Smith, Kyle Matthew Truesdale
Olympia Fields — Dioblo Alonzo Smith
Sauk Village — Ashley Marie Dekker
South Holland — Shakhara C. Harris, Brittanni Marie Smith