College News

Abby Dugan of Vandalia has received the Midwest Achievement Award to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2014-215 academic year.
Dugan is the daughter of David and Angie Dugan of Vandalia, and is a 2014 graduate of Kaskaskia College and 2013 graduate of Vandalia High School.

Randolph-Macon Academy
Matthew Sefton, the son of Steve and Donell Sefton of Brownstown, received honorable mention for his performance at the 2014 Randolph-Macon Academy Poetry Slam held on April 30.
Sefton is a Falcon Scholar at Randolph-Macon Academy.
Select videos from the Poetry Slam can be viewed on YouTube.
Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA), founded in 1892, is a college-preparatory, coeducational boarding school for students in grades 6 through 12.

Anderson University
Morgan LaDawn Duff of Vandalia was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Anderson University in Anderson, Ind.
A student must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Anderson is a private, four-year Christian liberal arts institution.

Among the spring 2014 graduates at Illinois State University is Frederick Dylan Krueger of Vandalia.

Lake Land College
The following area students were named recipients of Talented Student Award grants for the 2014-15 school year:
• Brownstown – Lakin Evans and Michaela Walk.
• Herrick – Alicia Hadley.
• Ramsey – Cody Bumgardner and Tristan Wesselman.
• Farina – Julie Roberts.
• St. Elmo – Haley Fasnacht and Madason Ledbetter.

Lake Land College
Students at Lake Land College have an opportunity to meet new friends, gain leadership skills, build their résumés and earn a scholarship, by becoming a Lake Land College student ambassador.
Student ambassador applications are now being accepted for the upcoming school year. As an ambassador, students are selected to serve as official college representatives at events such as college fairs and high school visits.
In addition, ambassadors conduct campus tours and assist with special functions sponsored by the college.
“Being a student ambassador is a challenging job, but it is a prestigious organization to join,” said Lisa Shelton, director of new student admissions. “Our ambassadors gain invaluable leadership skills and have a lot of fun at the same time.”
As a student ambassador, each student will receive official Lake Land College student ambassador apparel and get to take part in specific trainings and special activities held exclusively for the team members.
Ambassadors who complete requirements will receive a $500 scholarship from Lake Land College for their year of service.
Requirements include: participating in training sessions; attending regularly scheduled weekly meetings; serving as an official representative of Lake Land College at career fairs, high school visits and other events that involve student recruitment; conducting campus tours; assisting with student registration during the fall and spring semesters; participating in telephone and letter writing campaigns; and completing at least 10 credits of activities each semester.
To be eligible to serve as a student ambassador:
• Students must be enrolled on campus at least half-time for both the fall and spring semesters during the year of application.
• Applicants must have a Lake Land College cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.50 as calculated by the college.
Applications must be received by 9 a.m. on Sept. 3, and personal interviews will be conducted Sept. 3-5.
Application materials are available at To request a printed copy of the application or for other inquiries, contact Shelton at 217-234-5254 or by email at [email protected]

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