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Wallace graduate presents science research at Chadron

Chadron State College student Curtis Perriotte-Olson of Wallace presented science research at the annual Nebraska Academy of the Sciences meeting in Lincoln on April 20.
A total of 12 Chadron State students and two faculty members were presenters during the event. Perriotte-Olson delivered a presentation about the effects of weight reduction on leptin sensitivity in diet-induced obese rats
A group consisting of 19 CSC students and faculty members attended the academy’s 122nd annual meeting, which was at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Vlasin graduates from BryanLGH

BryanLGH College of Health Sciences announces the graduating class of May 2012. Graduation was held May 5 at Saint Paul United Methodist Church.
Among the graduates was McKayla Vlasin, daughter of Pat and Patty Vlasin of Grant, who graduated with an Associate of Science degree in health professions.
BryanLGH College of Health Sciences is affiliated with the BryanLGH Medical Center and is located in Lincoln.

Poppe selected for spirit squad

The Spirit Squad members have been selected for the 2012-2013 season at University of Nebraska at Kearney.  
Brooke Poppe, Perkins County High School was selected for the 2012/2013 UNK Cheer Squad.
The UNK Spirit Squad includes the Cheer Squad, which performs at all football, volleyball and basketball games, and the Sapphires Dance Team, which performs at all home football and basketball games.
“The purpose of both squads is to unify students, alumni and fans in support of UNK and its athletes,” said Heather Wolf, assistant director of student activities. “They serve as ambassadors for the university at campus and community events.” Tryouts concluded in April, and consisted of interviews and physical tryouts.

Massie receives degree

Anne Massie of Grant received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Chadron State College during commencement ceremonies, Saturday, May 5.

Area graduates receive degrees

A record number of graduate students received their degrees in ceremonies Friday, May 4, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Health and Sports Center.
In all, 167 graduate students were awarded degrees. The next largest group of graduate students to earn degrees was in the summer of 1991 when 163 were graduated. The  total number of students receiving degrees was 647, which is within one of matching the 1992 all-time record of 648, according to Robyn Schoenebeck of the UNK Office of the Registrar.
Among the graduates was David Hayes of Elsie, Bachelor of Science in physics comp., Magna Cum Laude; Debra Johnson of Elsie, Bachelor of Science in exercise science, honorable mention; Trisha Dunn-Rinke, Wallace, Neb., Master of Science in education in speech language pathology.

Ross among honored at ROTC

Thirty-one cadets in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ROTC program were honored at a joint recognition ceremony May 5 at the Nebraska Union, 14th and R streets.
Among those honored was 2nd Lt. Dawnie R. Ross, Air Force of Grant.
All are UNL students, except one Nebraska Wesleyan University student, who participated in the UNL program.

Turner among UNL graduates

Tyler Turner of Grant was among more than 2,800 students who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at commencement exercises May 4-5. It was the largest graduating class in UNL history.
Turner received a bachelor of science in agronomy from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
The graduates are from 44 states and 38 countries.

Nursing students to be pinned at MPCC

Mid-Plains Community College students in the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program will have a pinning ceremony at noon on Friday, May 11, at the McDonald-Belton Theater on the South Campus of North Platte Community College. Those graduating who have Perkins County ties include Melanie Steinwart, formerly of Grant and Jenna Walter, of Madrid.
According to Diane Hoffmann, Mid-Plains Community College Health Occupations Division Chair and Director of Nursing, the MPCC ADN program originated in 1990 and the first class graduated in 1992. There have been 20 classes since that time.
Students who graduate from the two-year program are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination for registered nurses. Upon successful completion of the exam, they will be eligible to practice as a registered nurse.