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Libertyville Residents Recognized for Achievements

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Libertyville Residents Recognized for Achievements

Feely Awarded Theory-to-Practice Grant

Eleanor Feely of Libertyville has been awarded a Theory-to-Practice Grant from Ohio Wesleyan University. The grants support research, internships, service, and cultural immersion opportunities throughout the world.

The Theory-to-Practice Grant awarded to Feely supports a project titled "Understanding the Indigenous Peoples of the Mountainous Tamang Region of Nepal," which will be conducted in Nepal. Feely also is a 2010 graduate of Libertyville High School.

Ohio Wesleyan's Theory-to-Practice Grant program is competitive, with submissions evaluated by the university's Committee on Teaching, Learning, and Cross-Cultural Programming and awarded by the administration. To date, 135 Theory-to-Practice Grants have been awarded, and projects have been conducted in 12 world regions, 49 countries, and 19 U.S. states.

The grants supplement a newly enhanced curriculum at Ohio Wesleyan—the "OWU Connection"—that helps students to connect academic theories and concepts learned in the classroom with critical, real-world experiences that prepare them for success and leadership in today's global society.

Michel Named to Dean's List

Kasey Michel of Libertyville has achieved a place on the University of Evansville Dean's List for academic achievements during the Spring Semester 2013. Michel is majoring in Neuroscience.

To make the Dean's List, a student at UE must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

"At the University of Evansville, students such as Kasey Michel thrive under personal guidance from faculty mentors," said UE President Thomas A. Kazee. "Earning a place on the Dean's List shows a strong commitment to academic success, and students and their families should be very proud of this accomplishment."

Local Students are Degree Candidates at University of Kansas

The names of more than 4,500 candidates for degrees at the University of Kansas this spring—representing 95 Kansas counties, 41 other states and the District of Columbia, and 42 other countries—have been announced by the University Registrar.

The Class of 2013 includes more than 1,440 students who completed degree work in summer and fall 2012. Because KU conducts only one formal Commencement ceremony each year, many of these graduates will return Sunday, May 19, for the university's 141st Commencement. More than half of the members of the Class of 2013 are expected to participate.

Area candidates for degree are as follows:

  • Charles Strickland of Green Oaks. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business in Accounting.
  • Brian Taylor of Libertyville. He received a Bachelor of General Studies in Sociology & Communication Studies minor.
  • Michael FioRito of Libertyville. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business in Marketing & Bachelor of Science in Business in Management & Leadership.

—This information was submitted by readMedia.

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