FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY
Macey Marie Brake of Bella Vista and David Flores of Van Buren were named to the spring 2017 dean’s honor roll at Fort Hays (Kan.) State University, with grade-point averages of 3.6 or better.
MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
Missouri State University in Springfield conferred degrees to many local students at its 2017 spring commencement May 19 at JQH Arena.
Foster Cook of Bella Vista, bachelor of of science in marketing, advertising and promotion; Kennia Merlos of Bentonville, bachelor of science in athletic training; Keegan Stanton of Bentonville, bachelor of science in planning; Jessica Gray of Fayetteville, bachelor of science in communication sciences and disorders; Hailey Hudlow of Fayetteille, bachelor of science in education, elementary; Anna Nagel of Fayetteville, master of science in communication sciences and disorders, speech-language pathology; Kimberly Alexander of Fort Smith, bachelor of science in nursing; Denae Beliles of Fort Smith, master of business administration; Jennifer Badovinac of Harrison, bachelor of science in communication sciences and disorders; Crystal Cotton of Harrison, master of social work; Cody Goettl of Harrison, bachelor of general studies; Emily Long of Harrison, bachelor of science in nursing; Ashley Paul of Harrison, master of science in nursing; Linda Pumphrey of Harrison, master of science in nursing; Tyler Daniels of Lavaca, doctor of physical therapy; Megan Trammell of Lowell, bachelor of applied science, general agriculture; Nicholas Mehn of Omaha, bachelor of science in mass media, digital film; Melissa Tate of Omaha, master of science in education, special education; Emily Aldrich of Rogers, bachelor of science in education, family and consumer science; Katie Boydstun of Rogers, doctor of nurse anesthesia practice; Sarah Heimba of Rogers, master of science in biology; James Hewlett of Rogers, master of science in administrative studies; William McCullough of Rogers, bachelor of science in finance; Derek Nagel of Rogers, bachelor of science in information technology service management; Jessica Reid of Rogers, doctor of physical therapy; Megan Seiler of Rogers, bachelor of science in nursing; Lana Wheelus of Rogers, bachelor of science in risk management and insurance; Tatum Marshall of Siloam Springs, bachelor of science in exercise and movement science.
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY
Jennifer Tackett of Maumelle has been named to the spring 2017 dean’s list at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., with a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher.
MISSOURI UNIVERSITY S&T
Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla named several local students to the spring 2017 honor list, with grade-point averages of 3.2 or higher. They included William Tolson of Alpena, Matthew Campbell of Bentonville, Austin Woody of Cave Springs, Blakely Mayhall of Lowell and Thomas Lammey of Rogers.
ST. OLAF COLLEGE
Katherine Kroening of Fayetteville graduated summa cum laude from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., during the 2017 commencement ceremony held May 28. Kroening received a degree in economics.
Alyssa Turner of Rogers was named to the spring 2017 dean’s list at State University of New York at Plattsburgh, with a gradepoint average of 3.5 or higher.
Altrusa International of Washington County presents a “Back to School Readiness” event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 29 at Prairie Grove Elementary School.
Each student who attends will be given a backpack full of school supplies, a free haircut and both parents and children get a free lunch. There will be games, provided by Xtreme Achievers, and each child can select two free books to take home to read. The event also feature face painting and a vendor fair for moms and dads.
Children in the Farmington, Prairie Grove, Lincoln, Greenland and West Fork school districts are invited, although no one will be turned away if they live in another Washington County community.
Information: (479) 5953031 or email rapearce@ cox.net.
OUACHITA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Many local students were named to the spring 2017 dean’s list at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, with grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher.
Taylor Johnson of Bella Vista; Olivia Allbright, Madison Brittain, Hannah Horner, Claire Lacina, Kate Lacina, Will Sanders, Mallory Tabler, all of Bentonville; Mattie Couch of Cave Springs; Michaela Finley of Cedarville; Brittany Parker of Clarksville; Natalie Bingaman, Rachel Dawson, Danielle Schaal, Mariel Van Horn, all of Fayetteville; Taylor Dooly, Colton Sims, both of Fort Smith; Savannah Hart of Hartman; Austin Connolly, McKenzie Duncan, Aaron George, Jayme Lovelace, Taylor Lymburner, Baylee Overstreet, Shannon Stribling, all of Rogers; Arden Hall, David Lundstrum, Clay Patrick, Jay Patrick, Jason Potts, all of Springdale; and Sarah Hays of Van Buren.
Local students also were named to the 2017 president’s list, with grade-point averages of 4.0.
Kathleen Lopez of Alma; Ceira Carpenter of Altus; Beth Crisler, Kallie Polk of Bella Vista; Colton Eldridge, Kelsey Hogue of Bentonville; Tanner Fritsche of Booneville; Samantha Burgess, Luke Dawson, Rachel Dilatush, Casey Morris, Talor Tartaglia, Daniel Thomas, all of Fayetteville; Emma Riley, Emma Shortes, Matthew Ward, Michael Ward, all of Fort Smith; Dalton King of Greenwood; Emery Brock of Lowell; Kaylee Bond, Logan Bond, both of Prairie Grove; Esther Atkinson, Maggie Donnell, Josh Neago, Madison Prowell, all of Rogers; Alyssa Cook, Brittany Engel, Morgan Miller, all of Siloam Springs; Aaron Breeding, Kesley Brown, Katelyn Young, all of Springdale; Hannah Saunders of St. Paul; Sarah Coles, Libby Hilliard, both of Van Buren.