Archive for Thursday, June 14, 2001

School notes

June 14, 2001

Eudora High graduate Grace Chrislip was the recipient of the President's Citation award at Central Christian College in McPherson.

Chrislip, the daughter of Mark and Diane Chrislip, Eudora, is a sophomore ministry major.

The President's Citation Award is given to the sophomore with the highest grade point average in the class.


Akiba Medina, Eudora, was among one of 40 Baker University student athletes who earned Heart of America Athletic Conference 2000-2001 Academic Awards. Conference Scholar-Athletes must be juniors or seniors and have a minimum 3.4 grade point average.

Medina is majoring in business at Baker University and is a tennis player.


Melissa Morena, a freshman at Emporia State University, was named to the University Honor Roll for the 2001 spring semester. Grade point averages for the honor roll vary to include 10 percent of each class for the semester's work of at least 12 graded hours. The grade point average required for freshmen was 3.66.


Eudora High School graduate Therese Mersmann recently received a $1,000 Sam Walton Community Scholarship for her academic performance and involvement in school and community activities.

This year, more than 3,000 scholarships totaling more than $8 million were awarded to students in Wal-Mart and Sam's Club communities across the country.

Mersmann also received a $2,000 scholarship from the Lawrence Home Builders Association.


Kristen Dymacek graduated May 12 from Kansas State University with a bachelor of science degree in print journalism. While at KSU, she was a reporter and fine arts desk editor for The Collegian, the university newspaper.

She is currently living in Lawrence and recently started work as a reporter for the Baldwin City Signal.

She is the daughter of Bill and Merilee Dymacek, Eudora.


Allison Dawn Rose, Eudora, was among approximately 580 students who earned degrees from Cowley County Community College during the school's 78th commencement exercises May 12 in W.S. Scott Auditorium.

Rose received an associate of arts degree from CCCC.


Nicole McDowell, Linwood, was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2001 semester at Union University, Jackson, Tenn. To be eligible, full-time students must earn a 3.5 grade point average.


Daniel Broers and Thomas Taylor, both of Eudora, graduated from Kansas State University during spring 2001 commencement exercises.

Eudora High School graduate Elizabeth Durkin has been admitted to Berea College as a member of the 2001-2002 freshman class. By virtue of enrollment at Berea, Durkin becomes the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship, worth over $70,000.

The college, located in Berea, Ky., admits students on the basis of academic achievement, community service, leadership potential and financial need.

Durkin is the daughter of Monica and Don Durkin, Eudora.


Jennifer Ayler Harris and Jessica Tomlin, both of Eudora, received degrees from Washburn University during spring 2001 commencement ceremonies.


Susan D. Streit, Eudora, received an associate degree in science during commencement exercises at Highland Community College.


Sarah Martin, Eudora, graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., April 27. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in public relations with a business administration emphasis.


Nathan Floersch, Eudora, received a $525 Douglas County Farm Bureau 2001 scholarship. He plans to attend Coffeyville Community College.


Ann Altenhofen, Linwood, was named to the 2001 spring semester dean's honor roll list at Pittsburg State University. To qualify for the dean's honor roll, a student must have been a full-time student, received no grade lower than a B and earned a grade point average of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. Altenhofen is a senior majoring in family and consumer sciences.


Kansas University held commencement exercises Sunday, May 20.

Eudora students who received degrees were Cynthia Arvidson, bachelor of fine arts in design/visual communications; Amberlei Cavazos, bachelor of arts in psychology; Cynthia Crenshaw, doctor of philosophy in education/curriculum; Mark Everley, doctor of medicine; Patrick Everley, bachelor of science in biology; Sandra Hueser, bachelor of science in clinical laboratory science; Luke Lang, bachelor of science in education in mathematics; Carice Riemann, master of social work; Erin Schehrer, bachelor of science in nursing; Gary Steffen, bachelor of science in nursing; Leslie Stumpff, bachelor of arts in psychology; Jessica White, bachelor of fine arts in design/visual communication; and Jean Winkle, bachelor of general studies in human development.

Lynsey Newton, Linwood, received a bachelor of fine arts in design/interior design.


Students from Baker University College of Arts and Sciences were recognized for their academic achievements at the university's recent Academic and Leadership Honors Convocation.

Rebecca Steinle, a Phi Eta Sigma freshman, was named to the scholastic honorary society.

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