Rockford 2010 graduates Andi Raymond and Meagan Emery, who led the Rams lacrosse team to three regional titles and the 2010 state championship, both received recognition at the collegiate level last week in NCAA play. Raymond, who plays for Towson University in Maryland, was the Colonial Athletic Association player of the week, leading the Tigers to a playoff berth in the CAA tournament. She tallied 14 points in two games with four goals and four assists in a game against Hofstra, and had two goals and four assists including the assist on the winning goal against Drexel with 29 seconds left. Emery, playing for Grand Valley State University in their inaugural season, was named Synapse Sports NCAA Division II rookie of the week for her play in their two victories. She helped the Lakers secure their first ever overtime win 22-20 over Notre Dame College from Ohio. Emer,y a mid fielder, recorded four goals, four assists, six ground balls, four draw controls and one caused turnover for the week as she roamed the field for the Lakers.
April 26 2012
Central Michigan University’s fall semester honors list includes Rockford students sophomore Lindsey Blodgett, sophomore Breanna Bowen, freshman Bailey Bryant, senior Stacey Chrisman, freshman Eileen Clark, sophomore Molly Clark, senior Alivia Conner, sophomore Ryan Darby, sophomore Andrea Dejong, freshman Devinie DeZeeuw, senior Julie Dudderar, junior Megan Ellinger, sophomore Nicole Feinauer, freshman Kailey Geldhof, freshman Andrew Gigowski, junior Ryan Gigowski, junior Jamie Gile, sophomore Noah Greco, junior Megan Griffis, freshman Mackenzie Guest, sophomore Bethany Hicks, senior Bryant Hicks, sophomore Emily Joseph, freshman Kaitlin Karasiewicz, sophomore Sarah King, sophomore Ellen Kuczynski, junior Kalyn Langfeldt, senior Aaron Linsley, senior Amanda Mikrut, freshman Daniel Norman, sophomore Amelia Randall, freshman Lindsey Ray, senior Elizabeth Roelse, senior Kathryn Sakala, senior Elizabeth Schnepp, freshman Frank Scogg, freshman Ashley Sissell, senior Jenna Timm, senior Ashley Voss, senior Lindsay Walrath, sophomore Daniel Wernet, and sophomore Christopher Willis. The list also includes Belmont students sophomore Kyle Cook, senior Ashley Ek, senior Meredith Harmon, junior Olivia Nielsen, sophomore Brandon Roberts, sophomore Chelsea Shibler, sophomore Nicole Siderius, junior Brian Talsma, junior Laura Todd, and freshman Kipp Tremlin; Cedar Springs students freshman Sebastian Andringa, senior James Becker, senior Leah Haadsma, sophomore Darleena Haukedahl, senior Nicole Howe, sophomore Amanda Mann, sophomore Kylie O’Hara, and senior Rebecca Tackmann; Sparta students sophomore Nicholas Arends, junior Marianne Brown, sophomore Katelyn Cnossen, freshman Halley Love, sophomore Dexter McKellar, sophomore Spencer McKellar, junior Samantha Pfeffer, and junior Amanda Shoemaker; and Greenville students freshman Seth Barker, junior Chauntel Bennett, senior Addie Clark, junior Shelby Deane, sophomore Kathrine Despain, freshman Courtney Gibbs, junior Mark Gustin, senior Ashley Kassuba, junior Morgan MacDermaid, senior Jessie Marshall, and senior Jenna Stegall.
Brothers Ethan and Caleb Post have both made the dean’s list for the winter quarter of 2011-12 at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, by achieving a 4.0 winter grade-point average. Calvin College has also announced its fall 2011 dean’s list. To earn a spot on the dean’s list at Calvin requires that a student maintain at least a 3.5 grade-point average for the semester and have at least a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average at this, one of the country’s top Christian, liberal-arts colleges. The Rockford students who were named to the dean’s list are graduate Allison Thomson (speech-language pathology), senior Cassaundra Bell (English), senior Alexander Harris (biology), sophomore Elizabeth Huizenga (psychology), junior Tanya Kolenbrander (nursing), senior Samuel Lefurge-Mcleod (speech pathology and audiology), sophomore Bethany Radius (speech pathology and audiology), and senior Heather Sanderson (integrated science studies). Sparta students who were named to Calvin College’s dean’s list are freshman Stephanie Anderson (biochemistry), freshman Kendra Burmeister (speech pathology and audiology), sophomore Morganna Piegols (literature), freshman Joseph Vander Weide (undecided), senior Mark Vander Weide (nursing), and senior Logan Knoppers (music). Established in 1876 in Grand Rapids, Calvin has a 2011-2012 enrollment of 3,967 students, representing almost every U.S. state, many Canadian provinces and more than 50 other countries from around the globe. Thirty-six percent of that student body achieved dean’s list status during the fall semester.
Craig A. Nye of Rockford was awarded a bachelor of science in applied science and technology degree from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey. Nye is a first officer on Boeing 727-200 at Kalitta Charters II in Ypsilanti, Mich. Thomas Edison State College provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults. One of New Jersey’s 12 senior public institutions of higher education, the college offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 100 areas of study. Identified by Forbes magazine as one of the top 20 colleges and universities in the nation in the use of technology to create learning opportunities for adults, Thomas Edison State College is a national leader in the assessment of adult learning and a pioneer in the use of educational technologies. The college is home to The John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy, which provides public policy analysis and other assistance to government, community groups and the private sector. The New Jersey State Library is an affiliate of the college. Visit www.tesc.edu for more information.
Central Michigan University is pleased to announced their December 2011 graduates. Rockford graduates included Lauren Birdsall, bachelor of science in business administration, Julie Dudderar, bachelor of applied arts, Maggie Elliott, bachelor of science in education, Carly Johnson, bachelor of science, and Shannon O’Donald, bachelor of applied arts. Also graduating were Jessy Rollston of Sparta, bachelor of science in education, and Sam Lipscomb of Cedar Springs, bachelor of science.