Area students graduate, earn honors, from colleges

The Western Governors University held its 27th semi-annual commencement ceremony in Salt Lake City on July 12. Students receiving their degrees included:

From Darien: Rachel Dalomba, bachelor of arts, interdisciplinary studies; Timothy Mulcahey, master of business administration, management and strategy

From Westchester: Julianne Rizzo, master of business administration, healthcare management.

North Central College has named its dean’s list of scholars for the 2014 spring term.

From Burr Ridge: Caitlin Atkinson, Holly Johnson

From Darien: Rachel Garber, Jane Marshall, Michael Zebold

From Hinsdale: Veronica Barcutean, Kaitlin Chakos, John Skokna

From Willowbrook: Leah Davids, Michael Prosia

Thomas J. Logue of Hinsdale has been named to the University of St. Thomas 2014 spring semester dean’s list.

Chanelle Chua of Oak Brook was named to the spring 2014 honors list at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia.

The following students have been named to the dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for the spring 2014 semester.

From Burr Ridge: Alysa Straub

From La Grange: Victoria A. Siegel

From Western Springs: Stephanie C. Condon, Kelsey A. Holbert.

Students who earned University of Wisconsin-Platteville dean’s list honors for the spring 2014 semester included

From Darien: Jacob Smagacz

From La Grange: Michelle Farr

Students named to the 2014 Lawrence University dean’s list for the full 2013-14 academic year

From Hinsdale: Connor Suprock

From Western Springs: Elizabeth Myhre

From Willowbrook: Kyle Labak

From Burr Ridge: Anna Valcour; Michael Van de Graaff

From La Grange: James McCrohan

From LaGrange Park: Sarah Buksa

Rajiv Deshpande of Oak Brook was named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2014 semester at Johns Hopkins University. Deshpande is majoring in biomedical engineering, to graduate in May 2017.

Anastasia Tanzer of LaGrange Park was named to the dean’s list during spring term at North Central College in Naperville.

Graduating from Drake University at the conclusion of the spring 2014 semester are:

From Clarendon Hills: Neal Bott, bachelor of science in business administration.

From Darien: Jason Rafferty, bachelor of science in business administration.

Brock Liston of Darien was among the 1,488 students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater who received degrees this spring. Liston graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in communication.

Sarena Martinez, 18, of Oak Brook, has graduated with distinction from Bard College at Simon’s Rock with an associate of arts degree in Liberal Arts. Martinez attended Benet Academy before leaving after tenth grade to enter college early.

Anne M. Kaplan of LaGrange Park, graduated from the University of Dallas recently with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology during its spring 2014 commencement ceremony.

Oklahoma City University announced that Timothy Johnson of La Grange has been named to the spring 2014 dean’s honor roll.

Benjamin Nicholson, a member of the class of 2014 from Western Springs, has been named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at Loyola University Maryland.

Benedictine University in Lisle honored top students at academic awards ceremony held recently:

From Darien: Lisa Cairo, member of the Sigma Theta Tau national honors society in nursing; Alison Dufour, member of the Kappa Gamma Pi Catholic award and member of the Tri Beta national honors society in biology and member of the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; Qyle Iftikhar, member of the Pi Sigma Alpha national honors society in political science; Kathleen McLean, member of the Kappa Gamma Pi Catholic award; Romulo Mendoza, member of the Sigma Theta Tau national honors society in Nursing; and Adrianna Polit, member of the Video Excellence Award.

From Western Springs: Tina Francis, member of the Sigma Theta Tau national honors society in nursing.

Allison Grimes of La Grange, was one of 389 Mercyhurst Scholar-Athletes in the 2013-14 school year. The total is a school record, topping last year’s 356 scholar-athletes. Mercyhurst University, is located in Erie, Pa.

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at Washington University in St. Louis:

From Burr Ridge: Hannah S. Lillioja

From Clarendon Hills: Charlotte Abraham

From Hinsdale: Claudia L.Vaughan, Julia Xie, Lydia D. Zoells, John H. Andrews, David G. D’Alessandro, Madeline E. Enright, Christa K. Stathopoulos, Claudia L. Vaughan, Roy C. Bliley, Mark R. Donatelli.

From Oak Brook: Diana E. Do

From La Grange: Natalie C. Spitzer, Victoria I. Cooke, Luke Henry Ziolkowski

From Western Springs: Jennifer E. Rowley, Julie A. Knowles, Taylor J. Halamka.

Miami University, a public university located in southwestern Ohio, awarded degrees to students during spring commencement exercises:

From Burr Ridge: Brett Proudfoot, Katy Proudfoot, John McClure, Thomas Maday, Allison Drury, Samantha Arundel.

From Clarendon Hills: Samuel Frith, Emily Evans, Chase Chakeen.

From Hinsdale: Cara Umsted, Annie Pfisterer, Michael Oleszkiewicz, Matthew Fehrmann, Maeve Andrews

From Oak Brook: Danielle Schmidt

From Darien: Lauren Szandzik

From La Grange: Lucy Rubin

From La Grange Park: Emily Rohan

From Western Springs:

Margaret McGrath, Anna Karwowski, Abigail Greifenkamp, Alexandra Furlong, honors.

Miami University students who ranked in the top 20 percent of undergraduate students within each division for second semester 2013-2014 have been named to the dean’s list recognizing academic performance.

From Burr Ridge: Andrew Piggott

From Hinsdale: Bridget Shutack, Kathleen Shea, Kelly Murray, Matthew Kelly, Elisabeth Greve, Andrew Forrester,

Brianna Bossy.

From Darien: Patryk Giza

From Western Springs: Abigail Greifenkamp, Thomas Dougherty.

Students receiving degrees from the University of Iowa at the close of the 2014 spring semester include:

From Burr Ridge: Hannah McCarthy

From Clarendon Hills: Ryan Johnson, Brittany Migacz, Michael Rogers, Caroline Roth.

From Darien: Nicholas Brand, Adam Schwarz, Timothy Breslin, Shelby Vcelka, Anthony DiFiglio.

From Hinsdale: Sterling Bokos, John Calhoun, Raymond Huetteman, Eva Issleib, Madeline Tomlinson, Stephen Belmustakov, Sterling Bokos, John Calhoun, Michael Renzi, Carly Steuck, Cooper Travis, Michael Weaver.

From Oak Brook: Martha Kouimelis,

From Indian Head Park: Christina Harazin.

From La Grange: Zachary Alderman, Steven Cooke;, Sarah Neuland, Rachael Talentowski, Sarah Neuland, Rachael Talentowski.

From LaGrange Highlands: Brian Trefil.

From LaGrange Park: Alyssa Harn, Kelsey Zlevor, Patrick Weigand, Kelsey Zlevor.

From Western Springs: Daniel Borse, Carly Dockery, Megan Ferguson, Anna Hebble, Natalie Spiegel, Megan Ferguson, Kelly Lindeen, Jeffrey Rogers, Kevin Siamis.

From Willowbrook: Thomas Dorrance, John Hanrahan.

Ryan Cauley of Hinsdale received his law degree from the University of Iowa.

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