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COLLEGE: Five local students earn SIUE degrees

Commencement featured nearly 1,000 graduates

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 6:58 a.m. CST

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus sent nearly 1,000 graduates into the world when commencement exercises took place Saturday, Dec. 15. The exercises marked the first SIUE commencement for Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe, who took the helm as the University’s 8th chancellor this past summer.

“It is always an honor to send the next generation of teachers, practitioners, scholars and professionals out into the world,” Furst-Bowe said.

Five area students were among the group that earned degrees during the commencement ceremony.

Brandon Michael Maskel and Francisco Mata III, both of Morris, both earned Bachelor of Science degrees.

Emilee Morgan Watson of Minooka earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, while Kate Ashley Karner of Minooka received a Bachelor of Science degree.

Kori Bergera Klover of Braidwood and Zak Arthur Ratko of Shorewood both acquired a Bachelor of Science degrees.

Braceville student named to Millikin fall 2012 dean’s list

An area student was included among the students named to the dean’s list at Millikin University for fall 2012.

Courtney L. Gallup, a junior, of Braceville, was recognized for her academic efforts during the semester. She is a student in the Tabor School of Business.

The Fall 2012 Dean’s List was released Jan. 14, 2013.

Millikin University has a long-standing history of academic excellence. James Millikin founded the university in 1901. It’s a coed, independent 4-year university with undergraduate and graduate studies.

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