Updated: February 13, 2014 6:03AM
Here is a look at what Southlanders in the SouthtownStar’s East region are accomplishing in college.
News includes Glenwood, South Holland, Calumet City, Harvey, Lansing, Homewood, Crete, Matteson, Chicago Heights, Flossmoor, University Park and Park Forest.
South Suburban College
Brandon Lilly, of Glenwood; Brittany Vernon, of South Holland; Pamela Watkins, of Calumet City; and Hammed Sorunke, of Harvey; are students from South Suburban College in South Holland who received scholarships through the One Million Degrees program.
Elise Seufert, of Lansing, was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Union University in Jackson, Tenn.
Hannah Mokijewski and Daniel O’Leary, both of Homewood, and Chandler Todd and Amanda Tucker, both of Crete, were named to the fall term dean’s list at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Alexandra Wright, of Matteson, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
Southeast Missouri State University
Michael Valadez, of Chicago Heights, and Eugene Pate, of Matteson, have been selected as spring 2014 Emerging Leaders from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
They will be part of a university-sponsored student leadership program designed to further the development of the university’s future leaders by refining their current leadership abilities and instilling in them a commitment to the campus and community.
St. Olaf College
Zachary Jackson, of Matteson, performed in the annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival.
The son of Cynthia Moore is a graduate of Morgan Park High School in Chicago and is a member of the choir and a music major at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.
■ Melissa Farmer, of Flossmoor, was inducted into Psi Chi at Lewis University in Romeoville.
Psi Chi is the international honor society in psychology founded for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology.
■ Dana Jenkins, of University Park, was a disc jockey in the WLRA-FM (88.1) To Kill a DJ marathon at Lewis University.
The event helped raise $7,500 to support the Lewis University Family Assistance Fund at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn and Park Ridge, Ill.
To Kill a DJ is an annual service-learning project for Lewis University students who have WLRA-FM, the Start, as a lab.
Students raise money through continuous on-air marathons with pledged support from listeners.
Prairie State College
The sculpture “Ibex” by Drew Young, of Park Forest, was selected to be included in the board’s student art collection at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights.
The collection, which is exhibited in prominent places throughout the campus, now includes 21 pieces of art.