University news – June 8

Students named to dean’s lists

The following students have been named to dean’s lists at their universities.

Ohio Northern University: Jeremiah Barnes, son of Bradford and Pamela Barnes, Seymour; and Rachael Miller, daughter of Allan and Kim Miller, Columbus.

Vincennes University: Brandon M. Barngrover and Hunter C. Boggs, Columbus: Gerrison M. Sims, Elizabethtown; Archie M. Rohr and Ashley N. Wehmiller, Seymour; Dakota A. Bishop, Daniel D. Campbell, Megan T. Kelsay and Kyle D. Yeager, North Vernon.

University of Evansville: Laurel Wolfe, Kellie Garrison, Caitriona Hill and Nicholas Jones, all of Columbus; Sarah Stuckwisch, Seymour.

Student earns Clemson degree

Patrick James Lannan of Columbus graduated May 8 from Clemson University with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. Lannan was among 3,000 students who received degrees in ceremonies at the university.

West Point cadets finish year

Four West Point cadets from Columbus have completed their plebe year. They are:

Cadet Andrew Baldwin, son of Dave and Theresa Baldwin, graduated from Columbus North High School in 2014. He studied Arabic as a plebe and a higher level of French and is considering majoring in environmental science. He plays on the soccer Marathon team and participates in the Cadet Chapel Choir and Officers Christian Fellowship. On May 24, he began Air Assault School.

Cadet Kian Geraghty, son of David and Carol Geraghty, graduated from Columbus East High School in 2014. He studied Arabic as a plebe and is leaning toward majoring in defense and strategic studies, with a civil engineering track. He played rugby and competed on his cadet company’s Sandhurst (military skills) Team. He will soon begin Air Assault School.

Cadet Daniel Kotnik, son of Joe and Janice Kotnick, is a 2014 home-schooled graduate. He is continuing studying Mandarin Chinese. He would like to major in economics, with a civil engineering track. He also competed on his cadet company’s Sandhurst Team. As an Eagle scout, he will spend four weeks this summer working as a backpacking guide at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.

Cadet Michael Vogel, son of James and Brenda Vogel, graduated from Columbus North in 2014. He has chosen to study Arabic. He would like to major in mechanical engineering, with an aeronautical engineering concentration. He competes on the Corps Squad Strength Training team. He began Air Assault school May 24.

Area resident heads to Borneo

Caitlin Wilson, a master’s student in the Global Field Program from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, will travel to Borneo to study the area’s primates, including the orangutan.

Wilson will work to develop new ways to engage communities worldwide in primate conservation.

Project Dragonfly is located in the biology department at Miami University in Oxford Ohio.

Student done at


Coleman T. Glick, Columbus, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with a concentration in general management from Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee.

He was among 272 students who were awarded degrees May 9.

Ivy Tech honors top faculty

Ivy Tech Community College has selected 14 members of its faculty to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction.

Dawne Wise, assistant professor and program chair of medical assisting, received the award in the Columbus region.

Manchester announces grads

Area students graduating from Manchester University in North Manchester include:

Erika Kahlenbeck, Columbus, cum laude, bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Jocelyn Hamilton, Columbus, bachelor’s degree in sport management.

Trent Teltoe, Edinburgh, bachelor’s degree in sport management.

Silas Sims, Hope, bachelor’s degree in environmental studies.

The students graduated May 17, among 252 students who received degrees.

Franklin seniors honored

Senior class members of Alpha Society at Franklin College were recognized at the college’s annual spring Honors Convocation on April 28.

Established in 1922, the Alpha Society is an academic honorary society at the college. To be eligible for membership, students must have a GPA of no less than 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Honored were Kristin Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Davis, Columbus, and Michelle Murphy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Murphy, Columbus.

Columbus resident, Culver grad makes military academy

Jesse Brownfield, Columbus, a 2015 graduate of Culver Military Academy, has been appointed to the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School.

Those attending will compete for appointments to West Point in 2016.

Brownfield is the son of Kirk and Carol Brownfield, Columbus.