Michael MacRander of Lexington graduated June 8 from McKendree University with a bachelor of science in nursing degree. MacRander was a member of the university's Nursing Honor Society.



Ivy Tech Community College Southeast awarded $1,000 scholarships to several area 2013 high school graduates. Each scholarship will provide tuition assistance to students planning to attend Ivy Tech in the 2013-2014 academic year. Recipients include: Aarika Schulz, a graduate of Kent Christian Academy, pursuing health care support; Katelynn Garney, a graduate of Madison Consolidated High School, pursuing health care support; Bailey Davis, a graduate of Shawe Memorial High School, pursuing nursing; Gunnar Henry, a graduate of Southwestern High School, pursuing criminal justice; Emily White, a graduate of Switzerland County High School, pursuing nursing; and Jasmine Vest, a graduate of Trimble County High School, pursuing medical assisting. Two home school graduates also were awarded $1,000 scholarships: Emily Roberts, of Madison, pursuing general education technical certificate; and Caleb Brewster, of Madison, pursuing business administration.



The following students graduated from Georgetown College during the commencement ceremony on May 11, 2013: Cody Arthur Boles of Carrollton, Ky., graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor of science degree; Jacalynn Irene Marsh of Milton, Ky., graduated with a bachelor of arts degree; and Ciara Paige McDaniel of Worthville, Ky., graduated with a bachelor of science degree.



Bellarmine University recently named students to its dean's list for the spring semester of the 2012-2013 school year. The dean's list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The following local residents were named to the list: Caitlin Kelly, of Madison, a freshman majoring in elementary education, and a graduate of Shawe Memorial High School; Victoria Valkovci, of Madison, a sophomore majoring in psychology, and a graduate of Shawe Memorial High School; Kassi Green, of Pendleton, Ky., a junior majoring in economics, and a graduate of Trimble County High School; and Shawna Shaffer, of Madison, a post-baccalaureate who is majoring in nursing in an accelerated program.



McKayla Heller, the granddaughter of Mary Carver of Madison, was awarded a bachelor of arts degree from Earlham College during commencement ceremonies on May 11. Heller majored in English at Earlham and received College Honors.



Jane Andreasen, the daughter of Mark and Anne Andreasen of Madison, was awarded a bachelor of arts degree from Earlham College during commencement ceremonies on May 11. Andreasen double-majored in chemistry and studio art at Earlham and received College Honors.



The Morehead State University dean's list for the spring semester of the 2012-2013 school year included the following local students: Stuart Wayne Barnes and Mark Austin Rexroat, both of Bedford, Ky., and Anna Marie Tillett of Ghent, Ky. To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the current semester.



Abbey M. Stillwell, daughter of Carla M. Stillwell of Madison and Patrick Stillwell of Woodbury, Minn., was named to the dean's list for the spring semester of the 2012-2013 school year at Saint Michael's College. Stillwell is a senior psychology major. Students who complete a minimum of 12 credits and achieve a grade point average of at least a 3.4 on a 4.0 scale at the end of a semester are eligible for the list. Stillwell is a graduate of Shawe Memorial High School.



Briana Noel Partin of Madison graduated with a master's degree in speech-language pathology from James Madison University during the May 4, 2013 commencement exercises. Partin was a 2007 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School and a 2011 graduate of Butler University with a bachelor of arts degree in communication sciences and disorders.



Two area students have been named to the winter/spring dean's list for the 2012-2013 school year at Centre College, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Those named were: Michael Muessel and Rachel Muessel, children of John and Sally Muessel of Madison, and graduates of Shawe Memorial High School.



Samuel Sailer of Madison was recently named to the dean's list for the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University for the spring semester of the 2012-2013 school year. Students named to the list must earn a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale while completing at least 12 graded credit hours.



Three Courierarea students were named to the dean's list for the spring quarter of the 2012-2013 school year at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The students earned a minimum grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Students named to the list were:

Corey Povaleri of Deputy, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering, is the son of Tony and Tina Povaleri.

Franklin Totten of Hanover, a senior majoring in computer science and computer engineering, is the son of Mark and Nancy Totten.

Lindsey Watterson of Lexington, a senior majoring in software engineering, is the daughter of Dennis and Cheryl Watterson.



Union Lodge 2 recently announced that three children of Masonic members received $1,300 scholarships from the Grand Lodge of Masons in Indiana. They were: Derek Herrick, of Madison, who attends Vincennes University; Alyssa Fulton, a 2013 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School, who plans to attend Indiana State University; and Breanna Welch, a 2013 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School, who plans to attend Ivy Tech Southeast.



Kenton Isaac Mahoney was named to the dean's list for the spring semester of the 2012-2013 academic year at Anderson University. To be named to the list, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.



Kenton Isaac Mahoney and Hannah Naomi Monroe were among the 635 graduates receiving degrees from Anderson University during the commencement ceremony May 11.