June 19, 2024

Academic Achievement May 28

Kirkwood Community College

CEDAR RAPIDS — Local students were among graduates from Kirkwood Community College and include: Garret Beerends of Newton, Diploma; Hannah Schwickerath of Newton, Associate of Applied Science, Certificate and Diploma; Erika Van Sickle of Newton, Certificate.

Central College

PELLA — More than 390 students were named to the Central College dean’s list for Spring 2024. The honor is awarded to full-time students who achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale. Those students included: Grace Benson, Class of 2026 from Newton; Amelia Brown, Class of 2025 from Prairie City; Jillian Fairbanks, Class of 2027 from Otley; Sophie Kruger, Class of 2024 from Newton; Parker Lawrence, Class of 2026 from Maxwell; Gage Linahon, Class of 2024 from Newton; Kyle Maschmeier, Class of 2027 from Kellogg; Carter Nelsen, Class of 2024 from Rhodes; Morgan Peterson, Class of 2026 from Newton; Carley Underwood, Class of 2027 from Mitchellville; Rylie Van Wyk, Class of 2026 from Mitchellville; Alexander Ver Heul, Class of 2026 from Monroe; Christopher Ver Heul, Class of 2026 from Monroe.

Central College recognized 232 graduates during commencement May 11. Recognized were: Gage Linahon, Newton, bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, majoring in Accounting and Business Management; Sophie Kruger, Newton, bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, majoring in Art; Slater Young, Sully, bachelor’s degree majoring in Business Management; Tess Brunsmann, Newton, bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, majoring in Elementary Education; Carson Fisk, Searsboro, bachelor’s degree, cum laude, majoring in Elementary Education; Abigail Gruver, Sully, bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, majoring in Elementary Education; Carter Nelsen, Rhodes, bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, majoring in History; Zachary Jacobson, Gilman, bachelor’s degree majoring in Information Systems; Carter Hope, Mitchellville, bachelor’s degree majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science; Brielle Reed, Altoona, bachelor’s degree majoring in Communication Studies and Business Management.