Academic Briefs


Shaye Kuhlman is a member of the Ashland University Softball Team

Shaye Kuhlman, Sunbury, is a member of the Ashland University softball team.

Kuhlman, who is majoring in Criminal Justice, is the daughter of Brian and Amy Kuhlman of Sunbury. Kuhlman is a 2014 graduate of Big Walnut High School.

The Ashland University softball team competes in NCAA Division II in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). The Eagles are led by head coach Sheilah Gulas, now entering her 19th season. The Eagles play their home games at Sarber Field located right off the Ashland University campus. The Eagles softball team, which finished last season 27-20 and 14-10 in the GLIAC, hopes to return to the top of the GLIAC with a mixture of veterans and new faces in key positions. For more information, please visit the Ashland University baseball webpage at < http://www.goashlandeagles.com/sports/sball/index >.

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University < www.ashland.edu > values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.

Adrianna Quinones Participates in “Xanadu” at UF

Adrianna Quinones, Sunbury, recently served as light board operator and as a member of the light crew for The University of Findlay’s musical production of “Xanadu.” Micheal F. Anders, Ph.D., was musical director for the production.

The original Universal Pictures screenplay was written by Richard Danus and Marc Rubel.

The University of Findlay is a comprehensive university with a hands-on approach to learning located in Findlay, Ohio, approximately 45 miles south of Toledo. With a total enrollment of 4,000 full-time and part-time students, The University of Findlay is known for its innovative, career-oriented programs in nearly 80 programs including bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. UF has been nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review.

Kristen Lynn Zalewski named to Anderson Deans’s List

Kristen Lynn Zalewski has been named to the Anderson University Dean’s List for the Fall Semester of the 2014-15 academic year.

To be named to the Anderson University Dean’s List, student must earn a semester grade point average (GPA) 3.50 or higher on a scale of 4.00.

Anderson University is a private four-year Christian liberal arts institution. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, education and theology

Luke Atkeson named to Cumberlands’ 2014 fall semester Dean’s List

In recognition of Luke Atkeson’s academic performance, the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs has announced that he has been named to the University of the Cumberlands’ (UC) Dean’s List for the 2014 fall semester.

To be eligible, students must have achieved a grade of “A” in convocation while maintaining a minimum cumulative scholastic standing of 3.50.

Located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, the University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; 10 pre-professional programs; 10 graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.

Westerville’s David Caspers named to the University of Delaware’s Dean’s List

David Caspers from Westerville has been named to the University of Delaware’s Dean’s List for the 2014 fall semester.

To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.00 scale) for the semester.

For more information visit < www.ucumberlands.edu >.

Local students accepted to Ashland University

The following local students have been accepted to Ashland University for the fall semester of 2015.

Hailey Scherman of Galena has been accepted and will receive the Ambassador Award for $2,000 annually to attend Ashland. Scherman is a senior at Olentangy Orange High School.

Mathew Tarney of Sunbury has been accepted and will receive the Ambassador Award for $2,000 annually to attend Ashland. Tarney is a senior at Big Walnut High School.

Keaton Bonomo of Galena has been accepted and will receive the Director’s Scholarship for $7,000 annually to attend Ashland. Bonomo is a senior at Olentangy High School.

Samantha Godby of Galena has been accepted and will receive the Director’s Scholarship for $7,000 annually to attend Ashland. Godby is a senior at Big Walnut High School.

Jamie Hatem of Sunbury has been accepted and will receive the Director’s Scholarship for $7,000 annually to attend Ashland. Hatem is a senior at Big Walnut High School.

Maxwell Kaiser of Sunbury has been accepted and will receive the Director’s Scholarship for $7,000 annually to attend Ashland. Kaiser is a senior at Big Walnut High School.

Richard Reynolds of Westerville has been accepted and will receive the Director’s Scholarship for $7,000 annually to attend Ashland. Reynolds is a senior at Olentangy Orange High School.

Jerald Gaydos of Sunbury has been accepted and will receive the Eagle Award for $500 annually to attend Ashland. Gaydos is a senior at Big Walnut High School.

Sage Haines of Sunbury has been accepted and will receive the President’s Scholarship for $11,000 annually to attend Ashland. Haines is a senior at Big Walnut High School.

Heidelberg University presented Landess Scholar-Athlete Awards to 148 students at halftime of the men’s basketball game Feb. 18.Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University < www.ashland.edu > values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.

Heidelberg University honors Allison Gales as Scholar-Athlete

Heidelberg University presented Landess Scholar-Athlete Awards to 148 students at halftime of the men’s basketball game on Febreuary 18.

Allison Gales (cheerleading), a sophomore Criminal Justice and Psychology major from Westerville, was among the students honored for their achievements in the classroom as well as on the athletic field for the fall semester.

The Landess Awards were created by William Landess, a 1995 Heidelberg alumnus and member of the university’s Board of Trustees, to honor student-athletes who achieve a minimum 3.00 GPA during their semester of competition.

Founded in 1850, Heidelberg offers 30 majors, 29 minors and 10 pre-professional programs, awarding the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of music degrees, as well as master’s degrees in education, counseling, business administration and music. Affiliated with the United Church of Christ, Heidelberg has been ranked for 26 consecutive years as one of the top colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report.

For more information visit the web site at www.heidelberg.edu.

Alyssa Cira is a Member of Women’s Chorus at Ashland University

Alyssa Cira of Galena is a member of the Ashland University Women’s Chorus.

Cira, who is majoring in psychology, is a 2014 graduate of Big Walnut High School.

The Women’s Chorus, directed by Dr. Marla Butke, Associate Professor of Music, provides women with an opportunity to study and perform choral literature written especially for treble voices and representing a variety of styles, eras, composers and languages. The Chorus performs at a number of campus events, including the Ashland University Festival of Lights.

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University < www.ashland.edu > values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.

Alyssa Cira is a Member of the Council for Exceptional Children at Ashland University

Alyssa Cira of Galena, is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children at Ashland University.

Cira, who is majoring in psychology, is a 2014 graduate of Big Walnut High School.

The Council for Exceptional Children is an organization that men and women can come together to better learn and get involved with exceptional children. We also work very hard at giving back to our community by fundraising for certain organizations that tie closely with exceptional children. This organization develops leadership and lifelong bonds.

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.

Sunbury’s Hannah Flynn named to Emerson College Dean’s List

Emerson College student Hannah Flynn of Sunbury has been named to the Emerson College Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 Semester. Flynn is majoring in Writing, Literature and Publishing. The requirement to make Emerson’s Dean’s List is a grade point average of 3.70 or higher.

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, opposite the historic Boston Common and in the heart of the city’s Theatre District, Emerson College educates individuals who will solve problems and change the world through engaged leadership in communication and the arts, a mission informed by liberal learning. Emerson is internationally known for its study and internship programs in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., the Netherlands, London, China and the Czech Republic. The College has an active network of 32,000 alumni who hold leadership positions in communication and the arts.

For more information, visit < www.emerson.edu >.

Finnegan participating in service project during Heidelberg University spring break

Elizabeth Finnegan, Sunbury, a sophomore majoring in Education, traveled to Dominican Republic this month to participate in Heidelberg University’s popular and growing Alternative Spring Break program, a weeklong service trip.

Destinations this year included Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where students are working in local schools; Morehead, Kentucky, where they helped with a community rebuilding project; Biloxi, Mississippi, where they worked with the Back Bay Mission on the ongoing rebuilding process in communities ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, and in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, where teams of students performed service in underprivileged communities.

Administered by the Office of Religious Life and Community Engagement, Heidelberg’s Alternative Spring Break program provides a learning model for experiencing different cultures and the important role of the servant leader, preparing students to be socially conscious citizens of the world.

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