University News – February 12

Students named to dean’s lists

The following students have been named to the dean’s list at their respective colleges and universities:

Indiana State University

Columbus: Logan Baker, Kansas Bottomley, Dalton Edgecomb, Brock Greiwe, Haley Hazard, Katheryn Henderson, Kary Horner, Bethany McCarty, Weston Moody, Ariel Petrie, Jessica Pevlor, Ian Pittman, Kimberly Schneckenberger, Olivia Stewart, Madeline Swaim

Hope: Amber Compton, Andrew Kujawski

Indiana Wesleyan University

Columbus: Maggy Boggs

Wittenberg University

Columbus: Karen Wildemann

Olivet Nazarene University

Columbus: Ashlyn Mills, Shelby Stamper, Taylor Stamper

Cedarville University

Columbus: Joshua Felde, Ashlyn Huffman

University of Alabama

Columbus: Jason Fier (dean’s list), Tyler Lyons (president’s list)

Hartsville: Jordan Miller (president’s list)

Sheriff’s Association offers scholarships

The Indiana Sheriff’s Association is offering $500 scholarships to high school seniors or college students who pursue a degree in criminal justice.

To be eligible, an individual must be an Indiana resident, be a current member of the association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member and attend an Indiana college or university. Individuals must also major in a law enforcement field and enroll as a full-time student taking 12 credit hours.

There will be about 40 scholarships awarded to qualifying students across the state. Applications, which must be completed and received by April 1, can be found at

Student part of mentorship group

A Columbus resident attending Ashland University is a member of a group geared toward individuals seeking to develop their own leadership skills and enhancing the lives of young girls through mentor relationships.

Katlin Meek, who is majoring in business administration, is a member of “1girl,” which seeks to work with middle school girls with the highest need from low income areas and who are at risk for delinquency, according to a news release. Meek is a 2017 graduate of Columbus North High School.

The group accomplishes its goal through after-school programs that use lessons focused on developing critical thinking, public speaking, problem solving, conflict resolution and goal setting skills, the release said. The organization also hosts workshops and events on campus to encourage leadership, improve professional skills and promote philanthropy among college women.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or