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'Who's Who'

Quad-City area students who attend Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, and Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois, are included in "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." 

Wartburg students Emily Kremer, of DeWitt, Iowa, Markel Mommsen, of Bettendorf, and Breanna Walczyk, of Bettendorf, and Olivet student Emily Mills, of Milan, were named to the list, which recognizes college students for their academic excellence based on academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

Iowa State symposium

Kara Hutton, of Moline, and Kevin Wagner, of Bettendorf, are among nearly 40 students who represented the Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at a Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression.

 Undergraduates from all academic disciplines were selected to share research  through conference-style oral or poster presentations.

Distinguished students

Amber Snyder of Wilton, Iowa, has been named to the Explore Center List of Distinguished Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the 2016 fall semester. Snyder, a freshman, is enrolled in the Explore Center majoring in pre-health.

Students named to the list must have a grade point average of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale and a minimum of 12 or more graded semester hours.

Hispanic honorary

Cody Birely, Davenport, was inducted into Sigma Delta Pi, the national Hispanic honor society. He is a music therapy and music education major at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa.

Selected students must have completed at least three years of college Spanish, earned a GPA of at least 3.0, a grade of B or better in at least three semester hours of a third-year course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization and rank in the top 35 percent of their class


High school seniors Zachary Lebel, of Sherrard and Allen Pratt, of Port Byron have been selected for Quad-City Engineering and Science Council scholarships.

To be eligible for a scholarship, which was created in collaboration with Western Illinois University, a student must have a 3.4 grade point average and an ACT score of 30. The student also must study engineering at Western Illinois and be a resident of the Quad-City area.

Top student-athlete

Megan Risinger, who attends Lewis-Clark College in Lewiston, Idaho, has been recognized as one of the nation’s top student-athletes for her combined performance on the field and in the classroom with a 4.0 grade point average. She is a key contributor to the Warriors women’s basketball team.

She has been named to the academic all-district team as voted upon by the College Sports Information Directors of America. She is the daughter of Vicky and Mike Risinger of Tigard, Oregon, formerly of Muscatine. Other relatives in the area include Vi Cassatt of Blue Grass.