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Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 9:26 p.m. CST

Morris native graduates from Drake University

MORRIS – Kaitlin McArdle of Morris recently graduated from Drake University. McArdle graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy from the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.

Drake University is a midsized, highly selective private university in Des Moines, Iowa.

Local students make dean’s list at Millikin

Chelsea Finn of Morris and Shelby Chesko of Wilmington were recently named to the dean’s list at Millikin University.

Millikin students who attempt 12 graded credits during a fall or spring semester and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher will earn dean’s list honors.

– Morris Daily Herald

Monmouth College students honored

MORRIS – Near the end of the spring semester, Monmouth College held its annual honors convocation. The event was held in conjunction with Scholars Day activities on campus.

The students below were recognized during the convocation for receiving scholarships, prizes, and department honors.

Danielle Morgan Cummings of Morris received the Mary Ann Cooley Scholarship. A junior elementary education major, she is the daughter of Micheal Cummings and Jeffrey G. and Cynthia Hunt, all of Morris.

Kaitlyn M. Washburn of Morris received the Blue Key Senior Female of the Year. She was inducted into Sigma Omicron Mu, an upperclass fraternity for students who maintain a 3.615 GPA or above, with a minimum of 63 hours with a grade of A and no grade below C-. A senior accounting major, she is the daughter of Eric and Jeanne Washburn of Morris.

A Dwight resident also was honored. Mary C. McClarey received the Olive Barrett Memorial Scholarship and the Monmouth College Fine Arts Scholarship. A sophomore English major, she is the daughter of Donald and Catherine McClarey of Dwight.

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