Campus Leaders from 5-28-15

Several local residents were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Illinois Wesleyan University. To be included on the dean’s list, a student must have a grade point average of 3.50 or better during the semester, based on a 4.0 scale. Included on the dean’s list were Sarah Menke and Thomas Simmons of Evergreen Park, and Kiersten Bergquest, Katherine Ford, Harley Miller and Patrick Nudo of Oak Lawn.

More than 1,700 degrees were conferred during Creighton University’s commencement ceremonies at the CenturyLink, Omaha. Area residents Saleem Jafilan of Oak Lawn and Daniel Slubowski of Palos Hills earned their Doctor of Medicine degrees from Creighton University.

Michael Houston of Oak Lawn was named to the dean’s list for the winter semester at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Mich. To achieve a mention on the dean’s list, a student must maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average while enrolled in at least nine credits of regular coursework.

More than 450 students from the Class of 2015, representing nearly three dozen countries, including Mitchell Raymond Garrett of Evergreen Park, crossed the stage on Tempel Green to receive their diplomas from Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron. Garrett, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in behavioral Nneuroscience.

Brittney Swicionis of Palos Hills was named to the spring dean’s list at Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Students named to the list earned at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and completed at least 12 degree credit hours during the spring session.