Several local students recently graduated from Albion College: Taylor Harding graduated cum laude from Albion College on May 5, receiving a degree in biology with a minor in psychology and chemistry, with a concentration in neuroscience. Harding was one of just 23 students to graduate with Albion College honors, signifying completion of the College Honors Program and an original thesis. The honor of cum laude signifies that Harding graduated with a cumulative grade-point average above 3.5. Harding is the son of David and Megan Harding of Rockford and a graduate of Rockford High School. Albion College student Timothy Wernet graduated summa cum laude from Albion College on May 5, receiving a degree in economics and management and communication studies, with a concentration in the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management. The honor of summa cum laude signifies that Wernet graduated with a cumulative grade-point average above 3.9. Wernet is the son of Timothy and Suzanne Wernet of Rockford and a graduate of Lowell High School. Albion College, located in south central Michigan, offers the innovative Albion Advantage of education, experience and personalized mentoring that create exceptional career and life work preparation. Unveiled in 2010, the Albion Advantage attracted national attention from such publications as The Chronicle of Higher Education and Forbes magazine for its comprehensive, multiyear vision of liberal arts education as a springboard to student success. Albion offers outstanding programs in law, medicine, education, management and the sciences and regularly appears on “best value” national college ranking lists.
Ehinger named to Dean’s List at Albion Doug Ehinger has recently been named to the Dean’s List at Albion College for the fall semester of 2009. He is currently a junior majoring in history, minoring in physical education, and playing football for the Britons. Ehinger is a 2007 graduate of Rockford High School and is the son of Rick and Michelle Ehinger. His brother, Parker, is a Rockford High School student. School Beat Keep kids busy this winter with RPS activities by LAURA FEATHERSTON Rockford School Board Trustee During the winter, when it is cold and wet and darkness falls early, sometimes it is hard to keep the kids busy after school. Most of us don’t want our kids spending all their free time in front of the TV or computer. Rockford Public Schools have outstanding after-school activities available for kids of all ages and skills. It does not have to be a sport or something that your child dislikes—make it fun for them. This is the best way to get them involved in an after-school activity. Through Rockford Public Schools Community Services and the After The Bell Program, there are so many different classes, clubs and sports to choose from. Whether your child wants to take up archery or learn to speak French, it can be done with an after-school activity. The key to success for your child with a new after-school activity is that you need to make sure that you as a parent are involved, as well. Parents who do not keep up with what their children do in their after-school activities are more likely to have children who do not want to continue. Support your child when they decide to take up a new activity—perhaps even volunteer to supervise or co-coach. While it may not be something that you personally loved as a child, if it is something that your child has shown a genuine interest in, it will help them grow and learn. If your child is not the most social person in the world, or is not sure where to start, consider having them attend with a friend. Check out all the great activities in your Winter 2010 Rampage/Community Services newsletter or visit www.rpssignmeup.com for more information. Have a […]
Local student Taylor Harding recently pledged Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Albion College. Tau Kappa Epsilon was founded at Illinois Wesleyan University in 1899. The “Tekes” support the Special Olympics. Harding is a sophomore at Albion College. He is the son of David and Megan Harding of Rockford and a graduate of Rockford High School. Albion College offers the unique blend of a classic liberal arts curriculum with a focus on professional preparation in law, medicine, education, management and the sciences.