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Students make President’s List

Matthew Greenwood and Nicole Walrod of Grant, and Kyle Clough of Wallace are among Mid-Plains Community College students named to the President’s List for the spring 2011 term.
Students who maintain an overall 3.9 or greater (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA) qualify for the President’s List.

Grant student earns Rossman Prize in History award

Timothy Burge, a Doane College junior from Grant was awarded the college’s Kenneth R. Rossman Prize in History at the annual student awards ceremony May 14.
The Rossman Prize is awarded to a history major with the highest grade point average entering his or her senior year. The award honors Dr. Kenneth R. Rossman, who died in 1997. He taught history at Doane from 1946-80 and is considered one of the college’s greatest professors.
Doane College is the first private liberal arts and sciences college in Nebraska. Doane has campuses in Crete, Lincoln, and Grand Island, and is consistently ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review.

NWU sends 19 athletes to NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Nebraska Wesleyan University sent a large group of athletes with 19 participants headed to the 2011 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships held May 26-28 at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.  Ten men and nine women qualified for the track and field championships for the Prairie Wolves.
Two NWU men entered the championships with the top marks in the country. Senior Kevin Janata (Howells, Neb.) has the fastest time in the country in the 110 hurdles (14.24) and aimed for his third All-American honor and first national title. Sophomore John Kersenbrock (O’Neill, Neb.) has the top mark in the long jump (24-7) and tried for his second All-American honor after placing seventh in the long jump at the Indoor Championships.
Kersenbrock is the only NWU male to compete in two events as he joined John Hower, Matt Holst and Nick Sawyer on the 4x400 meter relay that has the third fastest time in the country (3:13.0).
Jay Wall (Grant, Neb.) has the ninth best mark in the country, and tried for another All-American honor by competing in the men’s pole vault and. Freshman Tommie Bardsley (Beatrice, Neb.) made his first NCAA appearance and competed in the long jump.  Also making his first appearance was Derrick McKenzie (Fremont, Neb.) in the 400 hurdles.