Western Suburb students earn college honors

Students honored for academic success during the 2013 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, include:

  • From Countryside: Ryan Smith.
  • From La Grange: Danielle Dobry, Melissa Hoo, Randall Manning, Margaret Mysz.
  • From LaGrange Park: Jia Mikuls, Kelsey Riesterer.
  • From Westchester: Kendra Wheeler.

Wheaton College announced its dean’s list for fall 2013 semester, which included students:

  • From Burr Ridge: Angela Tsarouhis
  • From Western Springs: Danielle Girgis, Elliot Borge, and Caitlin Nelson.
  • Michelle Farr from La Grange, earned University of Wisconsin-Platteville dean’s list honors for the fall 2013 semester.
  • Eastern Illinois University’s fall 2013 deans’ list included:
  • From La Grange: Erin Takash, and Thomas Bidstrup.
  • From Westchester: Julie K. Maline, Nathan F. Rhebergen, and Mary Beth Xenakis.
  • From Western Springs: Kathryn C. Bularzik.
  • Chanelle Chua of Oak Brook was named to the fall 2013 honors list at Mary Baldwin College in Virginia.
  • Rahman Kazi from Hinsdale, has made the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater dean’s list for the 2013 fall semester.

Grand Valley State University announced the names of students who were placed on the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester:

  • From La Grange: Aimee M. Dobry
  • From LaGrange Highlands: Michael H. Matusiak
  • From Western Springs: Julia M. Sanders, Eric J. Slivovsky
  • Ras Kristen of LaGrange Park was named to the dean’s list at Logan University at the end of the college’s fall trimester. At Logan University, Ras is expected to complete a curriculum to receive the doctor of chiropractic degree.

Students at the University of Iowa were named to the dean’s list for the 2013 fall semester, including:

  • From Clarendon Hills: Amy O’Grady, Jennifer Laheta, Angelina Dockery, Lauren Sesemann, Ryan Johnson.

Babson College announced the following residents who qualified for the fall semester dean’s list, which recognizes outstanding student scholarship:

  • From Burr Ridge: Jeremy Cai, Chibuzo Obasi
  • From Western Springs: Scott Doten
  • Lauren Emery graduated from Grinnell College with a major in chemistry in December.

Arizona State University announced its fall 2013 dean’s list. The following students who earned this distinction are:

  • From Burr Ridge: Andrew Hoch, Justin Hruska.
  • From Darien: Meghan Jarvis, Justin Mcdonald.
  • From Hinsdale: Victoria Ashford, Mathias Paul.
  • From Willowbrook: Nicole Blumenstein.

University of Iowa recognized students for the 2013 fall president’s list. These students must have a minimum 4.0 grade point average in all academic subjects for the preceding two semesters. Students named to the president’s list include:

  • From Darien: Kaitlyn Carlson.
  • From Hinsdale: Emma Carroll.
  • From La Grange: Kathryn Nasenbenny.
  • From Western Springs: Lisa Gordon.

University of Iowa recognized students for the 2013 fall semester dean’s list, including:

  • From Burr Ridge: Abigail Grilli, John Rejowski.
  • From Countryside: Casey Zwolinski.
  • From Hinsdale: Amanda Hart, Michael Weaver, James Pranger, John Calhoun, Cooper Travis, Emma Carroll.
  • From Oak Brook: Velia Del Fiacco, Martha Kouimelis.
  • From La Grange: Sarah Mazur, Charles Androwich, Nicholas Edinger, Kathryn Nasenbenny, Kate Wolz, Stephanie Munoz, Thomas O’Malley.
  • From Indian Head Park: Matthew Fritz.
  • From LaGrange Park: Dana Hillsman, Erin Rocco.
  • From Western Springs: Daniel Yocius, Grace Rafferty, Lisa Gordon.

Students named to the Carthage College dean’s list for academic excellence during the fall 2013 semester include:

  • From Burr Ridge: Allison Sarwark.
  • From Countryside: Rebecca Burns.
  • From Darien: Andrew Bartel, Eric Bernard, Stephanie Zack, James Zebold.
  • From Hinsdale: Jena Thomas.
  • From La Grange: Annelise Boland, Catherine Nash.
  • From LaGrange Park: Andrea Rick.
  • From Western Springs: Kaileen Glynn, Tegan Moore.
  • From Willowbrook: Katie Kummerer, Lauren Zapka.
  • Ryan Collins of Hinsdale made the dean’s list at the University of Akron for the fall 2013 semester.
  • Zhi Qiao of Hinsdale, a second-year student in the graphic design program in Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, made the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester.

Students receiving academic honors were named to the fall 2013 semester dean’s list at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN, including:

  • From Western Springs: Margaret Swinehart
  • From Hinsdale: Audrey Kiefer, Kaileigh Moore
  • From Oak Brook: Alison Coffey

Students from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio who received degrees during fall commencement exercises included:

  • From Clarendon Hills: Charles D. Miniat with a bachelor of arts degree.
  • From Darien: Dana E. Birch, master of arts in teaching degree.
  • From Western Springs: Rachael J. Fraleigh, bachelor of science in business degree; University honors w/distinction; magna cum laude.

Students from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio who were named to the president’s list include:

  • From Western Springs: Rachael J. Fraleigh.
  • From Hinsdale: Elisabeth Madeleine Greve, Cara Capwell Umsted.

Students from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio named to the fall 2013 dean’s list:

  • From Burr Ridge: Anne V. Zircher.
  • From Clarendon Hills: Kathleen E. Woods
  • From Countryside: Kole S. Sedlack.
  • From Darien: Nicole Marie Blachowicz, Patryk Giza.
  • From Hinsdale: Christyn A. Lovelace, Cody H. Upp, Kristina A. Labun, Dylan J. Quenneville, Matthew J. Kelly, Bridget T. Shutack, Kathryn H. Hendrickson.
  • From La Grange: Claire L. Rubin, Lucy Anne Rubin.
  • From: LaGrange Park: Joseph C. Shannon, Nicole F. Cuba.
  • From Western Springs: Abigail M.Greifenkamp, Spencer W. Tuggle, Thomas L. Dougherty, Margaret A. Reilly.

Benedictine University awarded degrees to Dec. 2013 graduates including:

  • From Burr Ridge: George Foy, bachelor of arts degree, communication arts; Abdula Elkhadra, bachelor of science degree, health science; Samer Sabbagh, bachelor of science degree, biology cum laude.
  • From Clarendon Hills: Chimedragchaa Badam, bachelor of science degree, nursing with honors; Lauren Sutton, bachelor of science degree, nursing with honors; Jayme Christoffersen-Cebi, bachelor of science degree, health science cum laude; Jessica Savage, master of business administration degree; Shabana Sheikh, master of science degree clinical psychology.
  • From Darien: Marlien Samaan, master of business administration degree; Keri Roegner, master of education degree, reading and literacy; Kristine Drum, master of science degree, accountancy;
  • From Hinsdale: Mihaela Catarama, master of business administration degree;
  • Fro La Grange: Michael Schuda, bachelor of arts degree, management summa cum laude; Loren Moscinski, bachelor of science degree, health science/psychology; Jillian Urbas, master of public health degree.
  • From Oak Brook: Imran Akhtar, bachelor of science degree, health science summa cum laude.
  • From Western Springs: Nancy E. Coffey, master of science degree in nursing.
  • From Willowbrook: Paraskevi Stamatoukos, master of education degree, leadership and administration.

Benedictine University announced students named to the fall 2013 dean’s list. The dean’s list recognizes full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or above.

  • From Clarendon Hills: Ahsan Ahmad, Chimedragchaa Badam, Gabija Venckute, Lauren Sutton, Philip Hamel, Tanushree Nair, Jayme Christoffersen-Cebi.
  • From Burr Ridge: Mavra Ali, Diana Hassan, Devera Hayes, Moudar Jano, Yasmine Karavattuveetil, Samer Sabbagh, Mohamad Hassan, Evelina Pabijanski, John Paredes, Alicia Tee.
  • From Darien: Jason Devlin, Leenu Jacob, David Marconnet, Mark Nuguid, Shaheed Shamsi, Alice Tindall, Dominique Drouin, Alison Dufour, Qyle Iftikhar, Lisa Cairo, Adrianna Polit, Romulo Mendoza, Michael Rizzo, Hera Azim, Kirstin Dufour, Leo Hazou.
  • From Hinsdale: Saif Ghaus, Mohammad Rizvi.
  • From La Grange: Timothy Saylor, Michael Schuda.
  • From LaGrange Park: Ashley Soukup.
  • From Oak Brook: Peter Drivas, Saima Armana, Zaki Zaheer, Imran Akhtar.
  • From Western Springs: Tina Francis, Jonathan Kirsch, Bradford Wilson.
  • From Willowbrook: Jovana Markovic, Tehmur Raja, Claudia Saucedo, Heather Buster.

Benedictine University’s fall 2013 dean’s recognized list, which recognizes part-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or above includes:

  • From Clarendon Hills: Megan Reilly
  • From Darien: Amanda Morales-Gonzalez, Kathleen McLean.
  • From Hinsdale: Jason Garrett
  • From Oak Brook: Marcus Dorsey
  • From Willowbrook: Candice Kamencik, Ieva Zukas,
  • Witrina Green, Stephen Haverkos.
  • From Western Springs: Matthew Raub
  • Scott Porter of Western Springs, was one of 320 students named to Denison University’s 2013 fall semester dean’s list and is a member of the Denison class of 2014.
  • Michael Smith, a resident of Hinsdale received a bachelor of arts in psychology during the Dec. 2013 commencement at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
  • Thomas Hart of Western Springs was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list of University of Wisconsin Business School. Hart maintains a 3.9/4.0 grade point average there. Hart attended St. John of the Cross, and Lyons Township High School.
  • Andrew Wegrzynski, of Clarendon Hills, is serving as the Assistant Multimedia Director for Illinois State University’s student radio station, WZND. Wegrzynski graduated from Hinsdale Central High School in 2012. He plans on graduating from Illinois State University in May 2016, with a major in mass media-interactive media.
  • Edmund Tyrrell of Western Springs, has been named to the dean’s list in the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters for outstanding scholarship during the fall 2013 semester.

Named to the dean’s list of Emory College, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., for the 2013 fall semester are:

  • From Hinsdale: Ryuta Oku
  • From Willowbrook: Lia Benes

Undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2013 semester. Honorees are as follows:

  • From Willowbrook: Jack Gouty is the son of Gerald Gouty, Willowbrook, and Jacquette Gouty, Indian Head Park. Gouty was named to the honor roll for the School of Business.
  • From Burr Ridge: Madeleine Havey is the daughter of Bridget and Ralph Havey, Burr Ridge. Havey was named to the honor roll for the School of Social Welfare.
  • From LaGrange Park: Amanda Winkler is the daughter of Warren and Laura Winkler, LaGrange Park. Winkler was named to the honor roll for the School of Journalism.

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