Students named to Dean's List at Bob Jones University

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The following students are among the nearly 1,400 Bob Jones University students named to the Dean's List for grades achieved during the Spring 2014 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must earn a 3.0 GPA.

• Kayla Unruh of Burrton. Unruh is a Senior Early Childhood Education major.

• Ryan Kliewer of Newton (67114). Kliewer is a Senior Bible major.

Located in Greenville, S.C.,

Bob Jones University is a biblically faithful, Christian liberal arts university focused on educating the whole person to reflect and serve Christ. BJU offers a unique blend of rigorous academic programs, discipleship, and character and leadership development. We are committed to the truth of Scripture and to pursuing excellence in all we do.

More than 150 graduate from McPherson College

As the 142 McPherson College bachelor’s students and - for the first time - nine Master of Education students marked their graduation at commencement.

Five students from Harvey County graduated with honors.

Students who graduate cum laude (with honors) have attained a grade point average of 3.55; graduates with magna cum laude (with high honors) have attained a grade point average of 3.75; and graduates with summa cum laude (with highest honors) have attained a grade point average of 3.9.

Students from Harvey County earning degrees include:

Bachelor’s Degree

Cole Base, Halstead; Matraca H. Ewy, Halstead., MAGNA CUM LAUDE; Aspen Marie Frey, Newton, Kan., SUMMA CUM LAUDE; Lindsey Christine Wedel, Newton, SUMMA CUM LAUDE; and Karina LeeAnne Harvey, Walton., SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Master’s Degree

Angela Dawn Black, Newton.

Newton native graduates from Beloit College

BELOIT, Wis. — Margo Regier of Newton recently graduated from Beloit College. Regier, earned a Bachelor's of Science in Geology.

Beloit College is a leading liberal arts college founded on the Wisconsin frontier in 1846.

Newton student graduates from Northwestern College

ORANGE CITY, Iowa— Lindsay Wissink, a Newton High School graduate, was among 277 graduating seniors at Northwestern College’s commencement ceremonies. Twenty-five students received Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees, while the rest of the graduating seniors were granted Bachelor of Arts degrees.

Wissink majored in nursing at Northwestern College. She is the daughter of Paul and Nancy Wissink and is a 2008 graduate of Newton High School.

Northwestern College is a Christian college of more than 1,200 students in Orange City, Iowa.

Gerbrand named to Dean's List at Youngstown State University

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Katrina Gerbrand of North Newton, has been named to the Dean's List at Youngstown State University for the Spring 2014 Semester. Gerbrand is majoring in Exercise Science at YSU.

To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must carry a semester grade point average of 3.4 or better and take a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit.

Youngstown State University is a research university that offers nearly 13,500 students more than 135 undergraduate and graduate programs located between Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

Marble earns degree from George Fox University

NEWBERG, Ore. — Kristen Marble of Newton was among a record 725 graduates who participated in commencement ceremonies at George Fox University in early May. Marble earned a master of divinity degree.

The Newberg, Ore., school hosted two undergraduate commencement events for 435 graduates on Saturday, May 3, and hosted separate departmental ceremonies for the 290 graduating from its graduate and seminary programs.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university. More than 3,700 students attend classes on the university's campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore.