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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:53 PM

Bowling Green State University Firelands College has announced its dean's list for the 2007 summer semester. To be named to the dean's list, students must have carried 12 or more graded hours during the semester with a grade-point average of 3.5 or above.

The following qualified: Frank Bolda, of Berlin Heights; Rosanna Caskey, of Milan; Sarah Anderson, of New London.

Several area students were named to the dean's list for the spring 2007 semester at Capital University.

To be named to the dean's list, full-time students must have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.4. The following students were named to the dean's list.

Emily I. Cook, of Plymouth, a graduate of Plymouth High School; Amanda N. Hamilton, of Greenwich, a graduate of South Central High School; Aaron K. Missler, of Norwalk, a graduate of St. Paul High School; Sara B. Nickoli, of Norwalk, a graduate of St. Paul High School; Nicole M. Rospert, of Norwalk, a graduate of St. Paul High School; and Samantha M. Tracht, of Norwalk, a graduate of St. Paul High School.

Ava L. Dahm of Collins has received the Ruth F. Parker Scholarship from the Sandusky/Erie County Community Foundation to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $2,648 toward her tuition for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Through the generosity of Ruth Frost Parker, a scholarship was established through the Sandusky/Erie County Community Foundation to benefit students who attend BGSU Firelands. Students do not have to reside in Erie County, but they must be high school graduates.

Dahm is a 2007 graduate of Western Reserve High School where she was involved in student council, art club, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Firelands Challenge academic team, track, cross country, National Honor Society, and Model United Nations.

She is a freshman at BGSU Firelands. She is the daughter of Mark Dahm and Carol Harper.

Shawna M. Tappel of New London, a registered nurse program major, was named to the Academic Honors List at Owens community College for summer semester 2007. Students must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average to be eligible for academic honors. Owens uses a 4.0 scale in grading.

A Norwalk Denison University first-year student is among those named as winners of an alumni scholarship. Recipients of this award include:

Kevin Drake, son of Evelyn Drake of Norwalk and Tom Drake of Milan. Drake is a 2007 graduate of Norwalk High School.

Denison Alumni awards, $7,000 and $11,000 respectively, provide recognition and encouragement to students who have achieved in a particular endeavor. These scholarships will be given on the basis of a student's academic record; special talent in the creative or performing arts; or demonstrated leadership and service in school, community or religious organizations.

Two St. Paul students were among the 54 Ohio seniors honored as OHSAA Scholar-Athletes on June 15. Kate Schafer was one of 12 Ohio seniors to receive the OHSAA Foundation $2,000 scholarship with a 4.0 grade-point average. She participated in volleyball and swimming. Robert Whitehurst was one of 42 Ohio seniors to receive a $1,000 scholarship with a 4.0 GPA. Rob participated in track, football and basketball.

Kathryn Libby Schwab of Milan has received the Dr. Ronald M. Ruble Edison High School Thespian Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She received $700 toward her tuition for the 2007-2008 academic year.

This scholarship is available to an entering freshman at BGSU Firelands who earned membership in the Edison High School Thespian Troupe. The recipient must enroll in the theatre course work and/or work in the scene shop and on crews for all the plays of the season. The recipient must maintain a 2.5 grade point average for college level work. Eligible applicants must have earned a C average for all high school work. Financial need is a consideration for this scholarship award.

Schwab is a 2007 graduate of Edison High School where she was inducted into National Honor Society, earned an honors diploma and was student of the quarter. While in high school she participated in drama club, show choir, stage band, speech and debate, Spanish club and student council.

She is a freshman majoring in photography. She is the daughter of Frank and Sara Schwab of Milan.

Katie Moore of Plymouth and David Dauch of Wakeman gained insight into what it takes to be an entrepreneur. The two area residents were among five Ashland University students who attended Immersion Week hosted by the Entrepreneur Education Consortium. They were among 35 students from the seven universities who attended the event Aug. 12 to 17 at Cleveland State University.

The students attending heard several entrepreneurs give talks about being an entrepreneur, received training from university professors and participated in joint exercises with the college students from the other universities. The week ended with Ashland students competing against the teams from the other six universities. It was a stiff competition over various business concepts with the judges stating that it was a difficult decision to select a winner from all of the projects that were submitted with only five days development. The Case Western Reserve University team won the competition.

The five Ashland University students developed a Web-based provider service which many of the judges felt was a very good project. The students are bringing this project back to AU to continue with a business plan and to seek financing to make this concept a reality.

A 2004 Willard High School graduate, Moore is the daughter of Timothy and Susan Moore, of Plymouth.

A 2005 Western Reserve High School graduate, Dauch is the son of Len and Elaine Dauch, of Wakeman.

The Entrepreneur Education Consortium's Immersion Week was made possible by a grant from The Burton D. Morgan Foundation of Akron.

Julie Gubesch Woods of Norwalk has received the Dudley Allen White Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,204 toward her tuition for the 2007-2008 academic year.

This scholarship, established in 2002 by Alice Rau, White's sister, will be available to a full or part time student who is a resident of Erie or Huron counties and who is pursuing a bachelor of liberal studies. Involvement in school and community activities and financial need should be considered.

Gubesch Woods is a 1981 graduate of Freeport High School in Illinois. She is a senior majoring in liberal studies. She lives with her husband, Earl Woods, and is the daughter of Mike and Joyce Gubesch of Norwalk.

Loyola University of New Orleans created the Loyola Institute for Ministry Extension Program (LIMEX) in response to the expressed need of Roman Catholic dioceses with little or no access to graduate degree programs in ministry or religious education. The LIMEX degree/certificate program is a fully accredited program sponsored by the Diocese of Toledo and offered in the local area.

Seven students in this diocese have completed four years of rigorous study and have completed the requirements for a master's degree in pastoral studies (MPS). This is the sixth class to graduate from the Diocese of Toledo since the program began here in 1996. The 2007 graduates are: Deborah Chimahusky of Sacred Heart Parish in Fremont, Deacon Thomas Dubois of Resurrection Parish in Lexington, Sara Fitzgerald of St. Paul Parish in Norwalk, Shellie Gabel of St. Wendelin Parish in Fostoria, Cindy McLaughlin of St. Paul Parish in Norwalk, Martha Tansey of St. Mary Parish in Wakeman, and Janet Wilhelm of St. Aloysius Parish in Bowling Green.

The graduates traveled to New Orleans in May to participate in graduation ceremonies there and were honored in the diocesan celebration for the Loyola University graduates on Aug. 19. The festivities took place at St. Paul beginning with a Mass of Thanksgiving. Family, friends and colleagues joined the graduates for a reception following the Mass. The Rev. Ed Littelmann, a 2002 Loyola University (LIMEX) graduate, was the principal celebrant and homilist.

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