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GRADUATE: McKendree University

LEBANON, Ill. -- McKendree University held its spring 2017 graduation ceremony on May 13. Coltyn Pease of Pittsfield graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology.

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INDUCTION: WIU Phi Kappa Phi

MACOMB, Ill. -- Western Illinois University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society held its 45th annual induction ceremony April 19, adding nearly 100 WIU students to its membership. The ceremony also recognized scholarship and undergraduate re

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ACTIVITY: Wheaton College

WHEATON, Ill. -- Wheaton College student Rebekah Javaux, of Quincy, performed in the spring 2017 Symphony Orchestra Concert. Javaux played violin II. The Wheaton College Conservatory of Music provides students with comprehensive instruction that cultivates

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AWARD: Stars of Tomorrow

QUINCY -- The Stars of Tomorrow talent show was held April 30 at the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium on the campus of John Wood Community College. Twenty-five area youth performed and competed for more than $1,000 in prize money. Major contributors were Quincy M

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AWARDS: JWCC Student Life Awards

QUINCY -- John Wood Community College recently announced Student Life Awards for the 2016-2017 academic year. Recipients are chosen based on contributions to JWCC clubs and organizations, community involvement, leadership, academics and embodiment of the c

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AWARD: Unity High School

MENDON, Ill. Cole Cornwell, son of Aaron and Tracy Cornwell, has been named May Student of the Month at Unity High School. Cornwell has played football for four years and was team captain of the 2016 Unity-Payson football squad. He was selected to The Qui

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HONOR: ISU CALS Ambassadors

AMES, Iowa -- A group of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) students successfully completed the semester representing the college as a CALS Ambassador. CALS Ambassadors is a highly selective group of students tasked with assisting in the recru

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ACTIVITY: WIU vocal performance students

MACOMB, Ill. -- Three vocal performance music students at Western Illinois University have been accepted into an international program for opera singers this summer in Italy. Graduate music student Amanda Ensign, of Quincy, junior Zachary Palmer, of Washin

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HONOR: University of the Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. -- Carter Wear of Carthage, Ill., was one of 27 students in the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) program at University of the Cumberlands recognized during a White Coat Ceremony on April 28. The ceremony honored st

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INDUCTION: Central Methodist University

FAYETTE, Mo. -- Brady Neil of Palmyra was recently inducted into Central Methodist University's National Society for Leadership and Success. The NSLS has a mission of building leaders who make a better world. Members engage in personal growth and developme