Fox Valley Collegians

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The accomplishments of Fox Valley's best and brightest students include:

The Augustana Inspiration Gospel Choir presented its fall concert, "Melodies from Heaven," at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in Augustana's Wallenberg Hall, inside Denkmann Memorial Hall, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island.

The gospel choir, directed by Tamara Burke, is open to all students who enjoy singing and sharing gospel music.

Holly A. Dorrington, a sophomore majoring in general studies is a choir member. She is the daughter of Susie Dorrington, Fox River Grove.

The choir recently participated in the college's annual Homecoming Talent Show and will attend a Gospel Extravaganza in Kansas City, Kansas in February 2001.

Nathaniel Meigs of Algonquin graduated from Drake University after the 2000 summer session. Meigs received a bachelor of arts degree in English.

Drake is a private, independent university in Des Moines, Iowa, with an enrollment of approximately 3,250 full-time undergraduate and pharmacy students from 46 states and 50 countries.

Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., has released the deans list for the spring semester. Fox Valley area students eligible for Truman's Dean's List (earning a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale) include:

Barrington: Scott Theriault, pre-business and business administration major; son of Clifford and Lela Theriault.

Elgin: Laura Birchfield, history and pre-law major; daughter of Jared and Lila Birchfield.

Hampshire: Kirk Kasicki, accounting major; son of Kirk and Mary Kasicki.

Lake in the Hills: Coral Peterson, English, pre-education elementary, major; daughter of Robert and Carla Peterson.

The University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis., announced the names of several Fox Valley area undergraduate students recognized for scholastic performance during this past spring semester.

The following students were named:

Algonquin: Regina Sojka.

Barrington: Catherine Foley, Amy Fox, Nathan Lamkey and Rebecca Hollender.

Batavia: Lee Ann Coppin, Kathryn Spillane, Jenifer Hansen, Abigail Nies and Jennifer Urban.

Cary: Jennifer Ovadenko and Valerie Steirer.

Elgin: Amanda Keare, Kendra Nelsen and Jesse Njus.

Geneva: Mari Armstrong-Hough and Daniel Shumow.

St. Charles: Jennifer Cyr, Sarah Janci, Melissa Lang, Mark Rzepecki, Tonia Scantlen, Ashley Serena and Brad Zoelle.

The following Fox Valley residents were recently awarded bachelor's degrees from Concordia University in River Forest.

Algonquin: Michael Glowinski, degree in elementary education with a concentration in history.

Elgin: Michelle Ahr, degree in curriculum/instruction.

The following Fox Valley residents were awarded degrees from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb at the Aug. 12 commencement ceremonies.

Algonquin: John J. Clohessy III, master of business administration; Jennifer A. Grant, master of business administration; and Amber L. …