People & Things 6/17/03

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Central graduate accepted to Mizzou

Whitney Pingel, a 2003 graduate of Central High School, has been accepted to the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she plans to pursue a degree in elementary education.

She has been awarded the university's curator's scholarship, a Missouri Bright Flight and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education teacher scholarship.

Pingel is the daughter of Dale and Rene' Pingel.

Oran student chosen to attend Boys State

Brent Graviett, a student at Oran High School, has been selected to attend the upcoming American Legion Boys State of Missouri at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Mo.

He is sponsored by the Oran Jaycees and is the son of Robert and Carla Graviett.

Local student receives academic honors

Heather Hey recently received academic honors at Indiana Institute of Technology.

She is the son of Everett and Nancy Hey of Cape Girardeau.

Knoth gets scholarship to Truman State

Craig Arthur Knoth has received a Truman State University Foundation scholarship for the 2003-04 school year.

He is a senior business administration major and is the son of Donald and Marth Knoth of Cape Girardeau.

He is a Central High School graduate and received the Maurice E. Wade scholarship and R. Bruce Craddock memorial scholarship.

Steele earns doctorate from optometry college

Michael P. Steele of Cape Girardeau recently graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry with a doctorate in optometry.

He is a 1994 graduate of Central High School and a 1998 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.

He will continue his training during a residency at Ochsner Hospital and Clinic in New Orleans. Steele is the son of Richard and Gayle Steele of Cape Girardeau.

Barrett chosen Murray State student ambassador

Bryanna Barrett, daughter of Brian and Jo Ann Barrett of Marble Hill, Mo., was chosen as a student ambassador at Murray State University and as an agricultural ambassdor for the university's School of Agriculture for the 2003-04 school year.

She was named to the spring 2003 dean's list and was also selected for the National Dean's List for the 2002-03 school year. She is a 2002 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School.

Local names make Mizzou dean's list

Local students were among those listed on the 2003 spring semester dean's list at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Cape Girardeau -- Andrew Arnzen, Joseph Beaudean, Elizabeth Bishop, Jennifer Bjelich, Kimberly Clarke, Ashley Crocker, Thomas Dohogne Jr., Jessica Ducharme, Joshua Ferguson, Matthew Gile, Kelley Green, Zachariah Groves, John Hall, Erin Haycraft, Rebecca Hellrich

Leah Hill, Garrett Holzum, Kristy Jansen, Rebecca Keller, Andrew Krueger, Cecilia Kuntz, Tyler Majors, Jason Marietta, Colleen Mullarney, Marci Myracle, Bradley Patterson, Gretchen Pfautsch, Cristy Phelps

Trent Redfearn, Erin Ross, Brandon Ruth, Jonah Sacha, Lauren Slaten, Jennifer Taylor, Erin Vickery, Rashida Wilson.

Jackson -- Anthony Baker, Joshua Bollinger, Mary Bono, Kevin Brunke, Justin Crader, Jessica Craft, Kacie Crites, Jamie Dost, Justin Gladish, Michael Harrison, Jennifer Horst, Laura Horst, Derek Jenkins

Carol Koenig, Dana Littlepage, Brandon Lorenz, Douglas Ludwig, Tahisha McBride, Kelli Niswonger, Carol Perry, Kyle Perry, Joshua Pfefferkorn, Aaron Puchbauer, Casey Randol, William Schwent, Adam Sherinski, Curtis Sievers, Michelle Stover, Ryan Stroder, Megan Thiele, Emily Unverferth, Lindsey Walker, Jennifer Watkins, Travis Wilson, Laura Wissehr, Joshua Zinner

Oak Ridge -- Jennifer Hrabik, Seth Stahlheber. Altenburg, Mo. -- Ryan Burrough, Jamie Wachter.

Frohna, Mo. -- Brian Schlichting.

Perryville, Mo. -- Hannah Bergman, Jennifer Essner, Melanie Evans, Jennifer Guyot, Susan Guyot, Andrew Haertling, Brian Kirn, Christopher Lohmann, Jaimee Mueller, Abby Rau, Sarah Schindler, Kristen Taylor.

Benton -- Matthew Essner, Brian Hency, Amber Scherer, Daniel Seyer.

Chaffee -- Callie Meyr, Gabriel Pfefferkorn, Elizabeth Rice, Suzanne Schwartz.

Kelso -- Jennifer Bucher.

Oran -- Justin Glueck, Sara Nothdruft.

Scott City -- Kristen Watkins.

Sikeston, Mo. -- Alison Borgsmiller, Emily Borgsmiller, Megan Boyer, Jessica Cox, Andrew Felker, Carolyn French, Andrew Hedrick, Laura Jennings, Jessica Jensen, Beth Lambert, Katherina Lape, John Leible, Emily Lyon, Reid Masters, Blake Miller, Ellen Miller, Jill Moss, Jonathan Nelson, Beth Pearson, Gretchen Showmaker, Brian Taulbee, Dana Vickery, Jered Wisdom.

Marble Hill, Mo. -- Gwendolyn Vandeven.

Area student earns degree from Northwest State

Stephanie Jordan of Cape Girardeau recently graduated from the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., with an associate's degree.

She will attend Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich., and plans to major in economics and history. She was awarded the trustee and Tinsley Independence scholarship at Hillsdale.

Jordan is the daughter of David and Joanne Jordan of Cape Girardeau.

Ortiz graduates with honors from Aurora

Sandra Birkman Ortiz, a 1968 graduate of Central High School, graduated summa cum laude from Aurora University in Aurora, Ill., June 1 with a bachelor's degree in organization management.

Ortiz graduated with a 4.0 grade point average and is the daughter of Louis Birkman of Cape Girardeau.

Hanschen graduates from University of Arkansas

Leslie Hanschen of Jackson recently graduated from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville with a bachelor's degree in French at J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

Area men make dean's list at Linn State Tech

Derek Birk and Lance Trankler of Jackson and Kevin Martyn of Perryville, Mo., were among students listed on the 2003 spring semester dean's list at Linn State Technical College.

Cape natives named to Drury University dean's list

Michelle Moreland and Mary Owen of Cape Girardeau were named to 2003 spring dean's list at Drury University.

To be named to the list, student must be enrolled full time and earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

Area students named to SIU dean's list

The following students were named the spring 2003 dean's list at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.

Anna, Ill. -- Hope Avery, Ashlee Bartruff, Holly Bass, Rachel Davis, Ashley Doughty, Alec Groh, Bredina Haden, Joshua Haden, Daniel Hollandbeck, Abram Ingold, Tabitha Little, Beth Marks, Cynthia Pfau, Jason Randolph, Samantha Smith-Fulia, Jason Walker, Jordan Wright.

Cairo, Ill. -- Lucas Klein.

Cobden, Ill. -- Haley Anderson, Bridget Heern, Patricia MacLeod-Welsh, Kristin Markel, Rusty Marks, Deborah Mundell, Jessica Rice, Emmett Silver, Carla Smith, Tara Stewart, Michael Whelan

Dongola, Ill. -- Donna Kaufman, Vickie Miller, Heather Shaffer.

Mounds, Ill. -- Anitra Clemons, Narcrisha Norman, Jade Phifer;.

Tamms, Ill. -- Sonja Corner, Angie Nicholson.

Ullin, Ill. -- Abigail Casey, LaDonna Dexter, Michael Sankey.

Wolf Lake, Ill. -- Casey Otten.

Cape Girardeau -- Beth Bowling, Johnny Guffey.

Oak Ridge -- Matthew Miller.

Perryville, Mo. -- Julia Heuring,

Sikeston, Mo. -- Andrea Alvey.

Cheung gets scholarship from Eyecare Center

Patricia Cheung, a 2003 graduate of Central High School, recently received a scholarship from Regional Eyecare Center Inc. in Cape Girardeau.

Cheung plans to pursue a four-year degree in a health-related field.

Stroder accepted into honors organization

Ryan Stroder of Jackson has been accepted into the Golden Key International Honour Society and was recently honored at a campus ceremony at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Golden Key is a non-profit academic honors organization that provides leadership opportunities, community service and scholarships. Stroder is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School and is in his junior year at Mizzou.

Area students named to pharmacy college list

Adam Duncan of Chaffee, Mo., Justin Lusk and Jennifer Diebold of Cape Girardeau, Sarah Noon of Scott City and Kara Thoma of Jackson were named to the spring 2003 semester dean's list at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

Duncan is the son of James and Marilyn Duncan. Lusk is the son of Lonnie and Debbie Lusk. Diebold is the daughter of Rick and Sarah Ross. Noon is the daughter of James E. and Sally J. Noon. Thoma is the daughter of Carlton and Jean Thoma.

Gould named to dean's list at Vanderbilt

Amanda Gould of Jackson was named to the 2003 spring semester dean's list at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

She is the daughter of Cathy Gould of Jackson.

Walker gets law degree from Mississippi college

Melissa Bednarek Walker recently received a doctor of jurisprudence degree from Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Miss. She is the daughter of Delores Bednarek and the late Joseph Bednarek of Cape Girardeau.

Area students named to Murray State dean's list

Derek Jackson and Andrew Lanpher, both of Advance, Mo., and Craig Ringwald of Cape Girardeau were named to the dean's list for the spring 2003 semester at Murray State University in Kentucky.

Walter on dean's list at Washington University

Joseph Walter, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Walter of Jackson, has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2002 semester in the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. Walter is a graduate of Jackson High School.

Bles named to Culver-Stockton honor roll

Jordan Bles of Blue Springs, Mo., was named to the Culver-Stockton College honor roll for the spring 2003 semester. Bles' parents are Jan Velander of Blue Springs and Dennis Bles of Cape Girardeau.

Students receive honors at Maryville University

Area students graduated with honors recently from Maryville University in St. Louis.

Cape Girardeau: Jason Garner, Jessica Lawrence and Jason Rubel, magna cum laude; Christina Hey and Lauri Swallow, cum laude.

Jackson: Theresa Biri, cum laude; Julie Litzelfelner, award for academic excellence in occupational therapy.

Perryville: Heather Kutz, magna cum laude; and Lauren Tucker, award for leadership in occupational therapy.

Area students named to dean's list at CMSU

Terra Herzberger, Kelli Canfield and Justin Welker, all of Cape Girardeau, were named to the dean's list at Central Missouri State University for the spring 2003 semester. Herzberger had a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Oak Ridge valedictorian, salutatorian chosen

Laura Ellen Glueck was chosen as valedictorian and Charles Thomas Phillips was chosen as salutatorian for the 2003 graduating class of Oak Ridge High School.

Both plan to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia in the fall; Glueck to study biology and medicine and Phillips to study political science and criminal justice.

Glueck received a columns scholarship from Mizzou, the A-plus designation scholarship and scholarships from the Cape Girardeau County Rotary Club and Oak Ridge Booster Club. She is the daughter of Charles and Donna Glueck.

Phillips received a curators scholarship from Mizzou and is the son of Don and Joan Phillips.

-- From staff reports

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