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Academic Achievements

Published: Friday, June 14, 2013 11:56 a.m. CST

Gallagher graduates from Northern Arizona University

Joe Gallagher, Newton Senior High School Class of 2003, graduated with the class of 2013 at Northern Arizona University. With a bachelor of science degree in construction management from the Northern Arizona University Engineering College in hand, Joe is now on his way to a career with McCarthy Building Companies. Some accomplishments during his college career include:

• President of Sigma Lambda Chi Construction Management Honors Society

• Association of General Contractors representative in the Construction Management Organization

• Team captain of the Associated Schools of Construction Competition on the Commercial Team

• Recipient of the Student Scholar award class of Spring 2013

Joe’s parents are Carla and Whit Johnson of Newton. Carla is a nurse at Skiff Medical Center, and Joe’s first project with McCarthy will be a major hospital expansion in Arizona.

Sander graduates from

School of Mines

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Jonathan Sander recently received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and graduated cum laude from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology during its 167th commencement ceremony.

Van Wyk receives Physical Education award

Preston Van Wyk, a student at PCM Middle School, recently was recognized by the United States Achievement Academy for excellence in physical education. Van Wyk was nominated by P.E. teacher Matt Rider. Van Wyk is the son of Danny and JoAnn Van Wyk of Monroe and grandson of Mary Schuttinga of Prairie City and Carleta Stocker of Moravia.

Indian Hills Community

College releases honor roll

OTTUMWA — Justin Hewitt of Colfax, Teresa M. Jones of Monroe and Melanie L. Etter of Newton recently were named to the Indian Hills Community College academic honor roll for the 2013 spring term.

To be included on the honor roll, an IHCC student must be enrolled fulltime and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the term.