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ECC announces 2020 Fall Term Dean's List

One hundred thirty-five students were named to the Fall 2020 (August to December) Dean's List at Ellsworth Community College. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must have taken 12 or more credit hours during the semester (a full-time class load) and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the Spring 2020 semester (Note: Developmental courses do not count towards GPA.


The following students graduated from Allen College, receiving a degree and if applicable from Allen College. The College awarded 105 degrees during its commencement ceremonies on Friday, December 18.Allen College conferred 2 Bachelor of Health Sciences degrees with majors in public health, 58 Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees, 10 Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degrees, 33 Master of Science of Nursing degrees and 2 Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees.
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Kirkwood Community College announces Dean's List honors for fall 2020

Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours at the college. Kirkwood students from the area earning this distinction are listed below.Atkins Asa Armstrong Thaddeus Barger Chelsea Bur

Area Students earn a place on Kirkwood Community College Dean's List

Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean's List for the fall 2020 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours at the college. Kirkwood students from the area earning this distinction are listed below.Atkins, IA Asa Armstrong, Benton Thaddeus Barger, Bento

Scholarship Available through Iowa Bankers Association

The Iowa Bankers Association is again accepting applications for the John Hughes Memorial Scholarship to the Iowa School of Banking. This scholarship was established as a memorial in 1986 for Hills, Iowa, banker John Hughes. Two individuals — one from an Iowa college or university and one employed by a news organization in Iowa — will be [sel]ed to receive the annual award.

Runyan among Third Quarterly Winners of College Savings Drawing

Parents Entered in Drawing After Receiving College and Career PlanningInformation for Their StudentsThirty-eight Iowa parents and guardians each received $250 in college savings deposits after their entries were randomly [sel]ed in a quarterly drawing sponsored by Iowa Student Loan®. The winners were among 386 eligible participants who entered after receiving free college and career planning information for their middle and high school students.

Morningside announces December 2020 graduates

33 Morningside College students graduated with bachelor’s degrees and 78 students earned graduate degrees in December 2020.      Morningside College awards general honors based on undergraduate work completed at the college and according to the grade point averages designated as follows:      * Cum Laude (with honor) at 3.

Iowa State University graduates 2,001 this fall

*PLEASE NOTE: STUDENTS LISTED BELOW HAVE REQUESTED THEIR NAME BE SENT TO THIS PUBLICATIONThis fall, 2,001 students earned degrees from Iowa State University. The graduates were recognized in a virtual ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Continuing a practice started last spring, Iowa State prepared graduation day gift boxes for all graduating students.

Focus on career choice before selecting a college

By Scott Schneidermann Iowa Student Loan board memberThe traditional idea of a young adult going off to residential college to explore academics and choose a career isn't always appropriate for current circumstances. Instead, high school students should explore potential careers to make an informed choice about the post-high school education or training that is most fitting for their goals.

Light Among Minnesota State University, Mankato Graduates

Minnesota State University, Mankato will award 1,796 degrees to 1,753 students at the end of the fall 2020 semester, with this fall's graduates celebrated through a special website with commencement videos that will be available at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, the day on which the University's three traditional graduation ceremonies were scheduled but cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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