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Wakeman resident David Dauch got an inside look at the automotive industry during a recent internship with American Axle and Manufacturing (AAM) in Detroit, Mich. Dauch is a sophomore business management at Ashland University. AAM is a world class company that produces automotive driveline components. It has 27 different facilities in 12 different countries.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

Wakeman resident David Dauch got an inside look at the automotive industry during a recent internship with American Axle and Manufacturing (AAM) in Detroit, Mich. Dauch is a sophomore business management at Ashland University.

AAM is a world class company that produces automotive driveline components. It has 27 different facilities in 12 different countries.

A 2005 Western Reserve High School graduate, Dauch was assigned different duties during his internship. He worked as a production supervisor, in industrial engineering and as a quality representative.

Through his internship Dauch accomplished many projects. He was the supervisor of an assembly line with 18 workers. He also did a time study on one of the assembly areas which has the potential to increase the production by 369 parts in 7.2 hours.

The internship taught Dauch many skills. "I learned to understand how to properly work with AAM and the workers. I also learned to be very responsible and professional. I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about manufacturing and the automotive industry," Dauch said.

The classes that Dauch took Ashland gave him the skills to better serve AAM.

"My classes prepared all my skills to properly serve AAM and without them I would have been very inefficient," Dauch said.

Dauch said that the internship will help him a great deal in his classes at Ashland. Dauch said that the internship provided him with a real-world experience and will allow him to be more relaxed in his classes.

The son of Lenny and Elaine Dauch of Wakeman did not change his future plans after the internship but, instead, it made him look forward to obtaining a position at AAM after graduation.

Brooke Walcher, a senior biology major at Hillsdale College, was named to the dean's list for the 2006 fall semester.

Walcher is the daughter of Marsha Warnike and the late Doug Walcher of North Fairfield and is a 2003 graduate of St. Paul High School.

Kathleen Matter of Monroeville is an officer of HOPE Christian Fellowship at Ashland University. She is the daughter of Michael and Patricia Matter and is majoring in music education.

Michelle Oney of Willard is an officer of Adventure Club at Ashland University. She is the daughter of Mark and Sandra Oney and is majoring in criminal justice.

Kurt Rogers, a 2003 graduate of Monroeville High School, has been named to the deans's list with a 4.0 grade-point average at Columbus State University. Kurt is the son of Sue Rogers of Monroeville. He is majoring in business and marketing.

Joseph Kromer graduated with honors from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh on Dec. 14 with a bachelor's degree in graphic design.

Joe is a 2003 St. Paul High School graduate and the son of Gregg and Nita Kromer of Norwalk.

Joe is currently an interactive designer/developer for New Perspective in Pittsburgh. New Perspective is the regions leading audio, video and interactive developement company.

Nikki Burson of Norwalk, is a member of the American Chemical Society at Ashland University. She is the daughter of Bradley Burson and Michelle Ryan.

Tracy Stewart Whaley, daughter of Margie Frederick and Thomas Stewart, and wife to Dennis Whaley, was awarded honor's list honors by earning a grade point of 3.3 or better in the fall semester at Mercy College of Northwest Ohio. She is a 1991 graduate of Norwalk High School.

Former Norwalk resident Courtney Seitz has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester 2006 at the University of Akron. She will graduate in May with a degree in fashion merchandise.

Wittenberg University recognized students achieving an academic average of 3.5 or higher during fall semester by naming them to the dean's list, Provost Kenneth W. Bladh has announced. Brittany J. Cravens of Norwalk and Kurt F. Cooperrider of Wakeman, were named.

The University of Akron has announced its students who have qualified for the dean's list for the 2006 fall semester. These students have maintained a 3.25 grade point average for the semester.

Milan: Alyssa McGuckin

Monroeville: Tracy Kautz

North Fairfield: Michael Howard

Norwalk: Amber Churchill, Cassandra Conley, Christopher Kirk, Anthony Leimeister, Michael Linder, Katie Schafer

Wakeman: Melissa Snyder

Willard: Justin Arnold, Liliana Diaz, Carlo Domingo, Carmina Comingo, Elizabet Frye, Linnea Hahler, Jessica Sanderson and Christine Vacha.

The Ohio State University has issued its honor roll for the autumn quarter, listing the names of graduating and undergraduate students who achieved high academic averages for their quarter's work. Those honored received a grade point average of at least 3.5 (A = 4.0, B = 3.0) and were enrolled for at least 12 credit hours. An asterisk before a name indicates a 4.0 academic performance for the quarter.

Area students include:

Berlin Heights: Sarah Emily Foster, Nina Marie Schafer;

Collins: Jarred Timothy Molesky;

Greenwich: Elijah Michael Collins, *Joey Steven Collins, *Ashley B. Evans, Paige Nicole Gott, Steven Douglas Gray, Heather Lynn Spoerr, Angela Marie Williamson, Jessica Lynn Wireman;

Milan: *Curtis James Barron, Jeremy Thomas Coles, Nathaniel Robert Uther, Donna Lenore Wilson;

Monroeville: Poorav Subhash Bawal, Rebecca Lynn Camp, Brian Andrew Gfell, Kurt Justin Leber, Ryan Kenneth Martin, Mitchell Paul Smith;

New London: *Shannon Lee Geist, Karen Lee Hibbs, Benjamin L. Kaufman, Lindsey Rose Sonewald, Eric Michael Ulm;

Norwalk: Kristen Elizabeth Ball, *Frank T. Blechschmidt, Nicholas Gerard Fries, *Jamie Michelle Johnson, *Michael D. Koba, Daniel Alan Krupp, *Martha Samantha Leffler, Rachel Lynn Livengood, Stacy Lyn McGinn, Brittany Elaine Moyer, David Anthony Sanford, Aimee Nicole Smith, Troy Patrick Stein, Krista Suzanne Thomas;

Wakeman: *Joey Steven Collins, Faith Lianna Dedino, Brandon A. Malanowski, Lisa Rebecca Milner, Patrick Joseph Nolan; *Lindsay Alice Reid; Brian Joseph Riley; Matthew Edward Swan, *Mathew Ms. Warholic;

Willard: Craig Thomas Donnamiller, Brandon R. Figley, Eric Paul Hammersmith, Alexander Brian Hookway, Amanda Michelle Hopkins, Katrina Colleen Johnson, Rachel E. Kaylor, Jessica A. Kilgore, Catherine Elizabeth Luna, Jessica M. Mull, Brooke Leigh Myers, *Stacy Nicole Niedermeier, *Cody Allen Reed, *Morgan Renee Sherck, Danielle Marie Shock, *Laura Rose Stacklin, Melissa D. Swartzmiller.

The Ohio State University has issued the list of seniors and graduate students who received degrees at the autumn quarter commencement exercises on Dec. 10, 2006, at St. John Arena.

Area students include:

Matthew Patrick Mundy, of Collins, bachelor of science in agriculture; Holly Nichole Slater, of Monroeville, bachelor of arts; Katie Marie Chandler, of North Fairfield, associate applied science; Steven W. Richards, of Norwalk, doctor of philosophy; Ryan Gregory Zukowski, of Wakeman, associate applied science; Brian Louis Donnamiller, of Willard, bachelor of science in business administration.

The following students completed their Ashland University degree requirements in December 2006: Jamie Charville of New London, received a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction with a focus on intervention specialist mild to moderate education; Beth Ebinger of New London, received her master of education degree in curriculum and instruction with a focus on intervention specialist mild to moderate education; Corey Kline of New London, received a master of education degree in educational administration; Mary Kumpf of New London, received her master of education degree in curriculum and instruction with a focus on intervention specialist mild to moderate education; Brian Speer of Norwalk, received her bachelor of science degree in environmental science.

Bowling Green State University's Firelands College has announced its dean's list for the 2006 fall 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.

Berlin Heights residents: Bryan Bauer, Patricia Eckel, Andrew Sinwald and Amy Turton.

Collins residents: Anthony Bonner, Nicholas Finley and Timothy Starr.

Milan residents: Denae Enderle, Casey Lloyd and Fredda Pippin.

Monroeville residents: Drew Karnehm, Amber Reed and Brittany Reed.

New London residents: Kenneth Campbell, Holly Hale and Christina Winiarski.

Norwalk residents: Brian Barnard, Christopher Barnes, Sasha Beyl, Daniel Blystone, Jessica Brant, Elizabeth Brown, Sharon Coble, Amy Finch, Joshua Frey, Heather Gardner, Ruth Harp, Lisa Holleran, Amy Leroux, Amanda Meisler, Amanda Moltz, Mallory Moore, Heidi Oswald, Amanda Patrick, Juliann Pietch, Daniel Rew, Robert Rush, Jonathan Smith, Angela Sutter, Stacy Wilcox, Jessica Williams, Gregory Wilson and Jeffrey Wilson.

Port Clinton residents: Donald Conte, Lisa Everly, Cheri Lawson, Jessica Segaard, Theodore Segaard and Ashley Wharton.

Willard residents: Nicole Breyman and Jeremy Didion.

Matthew Albright, son of Richard and Lisa Albright of rural Norwalk, has qualified for the dean's list at the University of Northwestern Ohio this past semester. Students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Matthew is a 2006 graduate of EHOVE/Norwalk High School.

Jonathan Edwin Smith of Milan has graduated from the University of Toledo with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering.

Ashley Burras, a student at Edison High School, and Sarah Heidl, a student at Western Reserve High School participated in The University of Findlay's Scholarship Competition Day on Jan. 13.

Burras is the daughter of Sandy and Scott Burras of Norwalk. Burras' activities include the tennis and track teams, band, Chargerettes, National Honor Society, French honor society and math club.

Burras was one of only 118 students from around the country invited to compete for merit scholarships worth up to $5,000. High-ability students were selected based on high school grade point average and ACT or SAT scores.

The students were welcomed by Dr. DeBow Freed, president, who congratulated them on their academic achievement to date. Students then completed a written essay and were interviewed by University representatives. The event concluded with lunch and tours of campus. Scholarship winners will be announced in the near future.

The University of Cincinnati has announced the students who made the dean's list for the fall quarter.

Area students include:

Milan: Thomas Knechtges, Patrick Yovanov;

Norwalk: Nicole Fannin, Allen Harbert, Christopher Skoglund, Stephanie Stang;

Plymouth: Amber Enzor, Teresa Strine;

Willard: Andrew Baylor, Ruth Imperi, Alissa Roberts.

n Amy Jo Leroux and Sarah Marie Thomas both of Norwalk has received the John F. and Doris H. Ernsthausen Memorial Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. They will receive $1,640 toward their tuition for the 2006-2007 academic year.

This scholarship is awarded to two graduating seniors of either Norwalk High School or St. Paul High School. Academic achievement of a level promising success in college is the chief qualification. Applications are screened by principals of the two schools and they recommend a pool of three finalists from which the ultimate recipient is selected by the BGSU Firelands Scholarship Committee.

Leroux is a 2006 graduate of St. Paul High School where she received awards including the Ace Award, Leadership by Example Award, Award of Merit, Accelerated Reading Awards, Key Club Awards and the HOBY Award. She was on the honor roll throughout high school and graduated with an honor's diploma. She was also involved with basketball, tennis, No Regrets, Key Club, German Club and elected to take college classes while in high school.

Leroux is a sophomore majoring in psychology. She is the daughter of Michael and Bita Leroux of Norwalk.

Thomas is a 2006 graduate of Norwalk High Scool where she received Academic Excellence Awards and was on the honor roll throughout high school. She was also involved with Foreign Language Club, SHADOW, Key Club and volleyball.

Thomas is a freshman majoring in health and human services. She is the daughter of Al and Nancy Thomas of Norwalk.

Stacie Nichole Herner of Monroeville and Sonya Jane Williams of Milan has received the FOCUS Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. They will receive the amount of their tuition for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Herner is a 2006 graduate of Monroeville High School where she was involved in Key Club, Friends in Need, EHOVE Leadership, Youth Grant Making Council, marching band, North Coast Concert Band, and Green Springs Concert Band. While attending EHOVE she earned the Award of Merit, Award of Excellence, Award of Educational Achievement, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, two perfect attendance awards and was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. She also earned the Semper Fielis Award for Musical Excellence.

Herner is a freshman majoring in radiologic technology. She is the daughter of Art and Rosa Herner of Monroeville.

Williams is a 2006 graduate of Edison High School where she was involved in Chargerettes, Spanish Club, French Club, Key Club, Varsity E Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, church youth group, 4-H, band, and Giving Tree. She also earned a Varsity E letter.

Williams is a freshman majoring in accounting. She is the daughter of Peter and Emily Williams of Milan.

Amy Marie Turton of Berlin Heights has received the Frank Leake Memorial Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $600 toward her tuition for the 2006-2007 academic year.

The award is funded by memorial contributions from the family, friends and colleagues of the late Dr. Frank Leake. This scholarship is available to part-time and full-time students majoring in the registered nurse or bachelor of science in nursing programs.

Turton is a 2005 graduate of Edison High School. She is a sophomore majoring in nursing. She is the daughter of William and Cynthia Turton of Berlin Heights.

Alexandria Raye Thompson of Wakeman has received the Tech Prep Showcase Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $500 toward her tuition for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Thompson is a 2006 graduate of New London High School where she was inducted into the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. She was on the honor roll and earned an academic letter. During high school she was involved in cheerleading, coached at baton corp, Ohio Reads tutoring, band, Spanish Club, Student Council and was a formal wear model.

She is a freshman majoring in radiologic technology. She is the daughter of Chuck and Cindy Thompson of Wakeman.

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