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Graduations

Andrew Edgar of Quincy, a 2008 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame High School, graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in May with bachelor of science degree in geography and environmental resources, cum laude. He also received an associate of applied sciences in aviation flight, cum laude.

 

Quincy native Heather Bowen recently graduated from Ohio State University with a doctor of optometry degree. Bowen, who received a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Illinois State University in 2007, is now employed with the Columbus (Ohio) Veterans' Administration and Divine Eyecare in Columbus. Her twin sister, Holly Bowen, graduated from ISU in 2007 with a degree in finance and a master's degree in college student personnel administration in 2010 and is now employed as hall coordinator at East Carolina University for Campus Living. The Bowens are daughters of Regina Bowen Brent.

 

Tara Venvertloh of Quincy graduated summa cum laude in May from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville School of Nursing. Venvertloh, currently working as a staff nurse at St. Louis Children's Hospital, has been accepted into the family nurse practitioner program. She is a daughter of Dennis and Kathy Venvertloh of Quincy.

 

Elizabeth M. Kurfman of Golden graduated with a bachelor's degree May 7 from the University of St. Francis in Joliet.

 

Andrea Rae O'Neil, daughter of Diane Jennings of Quincy, received a graduate degree May 20 from Washington University in St. Louis. O'Neil graduated with a doctor of audiology from the School of Medicine. She received her bachelor of science degree in communication sciences and disorders from Saint Louis University.

 

Cadet Diane Leimbach, daughter of Dr. Kurt and Jan Leimbach of Quincy, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on May 21. Leimbach graduated from Quincy High School in 2007. While at West Point, she concentrated her studies in U.S. history and electrical engineering. She was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the military intelligence branch and will report to Fort Riley, Kan., for her first assignment.

 

Kathryn Leimbach, daughter of Dr. Kurt and Jan Leimbach of Quincy, graduated from Saint Louis University with a doctorate in physical therapy on May 21. Leimbach graduated from Quincy High School in 2005.

Ellen Schenk of Mount Sterling received a master of public health degree on May 9 from the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

 

HONORS

Quincy Notre Dame graduate Kayt Schlepphorst has been named to the Dean's List of the College of Education and Health Sciences at Bradley University. Schlepphorst is a health sciences major.

 

Amanda Viar of Quincy was named to the second semester dean's list for the 2010-2011 academic year. Viar, a graduate of Quincy Notre Dame High School, is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Viar. She is a junior fashion communication major.

 

Jami Roskamp of Sutter was named to the spring 2011 dean's list at Augustana College in Rock Island.

 

Scholarships

Emma Ridder, a 2011 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame High School, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Business Technology Center. Recipients were chosen based on academic and extracurricular credentials as well as a response to the current year's essay topic. Ridder will attend the University of Illinois in Champaign this fall.

 

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