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College briefs: Peterson awarded EIU Enochs Scholarship

Published: Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 9:04 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 9:05 p.m. CST

CHARLESTON – The Eastern Illinois University Richard G. Enochs Scholarship Award has been presented to Kadie Peterson of Morris.

This award, established by Mary M. Smith, is administered through the EIU Foundation and presented to an EIU student residing in a university residence hall or apartment and who exhibits high scholastic achievement and outstanding personal character, according to a news release. The recipient must also have significantly contributed to residence hall or university apartment programming.

Peterson, daughter of Jerry and Gretchen Peterson, is a 2011 graduate of Morris Community High School. She is studying family and consumer sciences.

The Foundation, with an endowment exceeding $57.1 million, was established in 1953 and annually distributes more than 500 scholarships and awards to EIU students and faculty. All scholarships and awards are privately funded and held in trust by the Foundation.

Morris student accepted to Cornell College

MOUNT VERNON, IA – Arielle Robinson of Morris has been offered admission to Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

Cornell College has made offers of admission to more than 250 students from around the United States in October and November.

One of the 40 "Colleges That Change Lives," Cornell College is a national liberal arts college with a distinctive One Course At A Time curriculum. The One Course schedule provides students the chance to dive into their studies, focus more intensely on the disciplines of their choice, and learn authentically with the unique freedom to shed the confines of the traditional classroom to study off-campus, pursue research, or accept an internship – all without missing out on other classes.

Goose Lake student graduates as Honor Recruit

GOOSE LAKE – Zackary Landers, Son of Laura and Budd Landers of Goose Lake, graduated as the Honor Recruit for his division from the U.S. Navy on Nov. 26. He is now stationed in Ft. Meade, Maryland where he is training to be a mass communication specialist.

Students named to Augustana College fall term Dean's List

ROCK ISLAND, IL – Augustana College announced 888 students were named to the Dean's List for the 2014 fall term, including several in the area. Students who have earned this academic honor have maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a four-point scale for courses taken during the term.

Kiefer Kious of Dwight, Nicholas Marino of Morris, Amanda Moore of Coal City, Robert Nicholas of Morris and Lauren Severson of Morris.

Founded in 1860, Augustana College is a selective four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. The college is recognized for the innovative program Augie Choice, which provides each student up to $2,000 to pursue a high-impact learning experience such as study abroad, an internship or research with a professor.

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