Eight Holt County natives were welcomed into Northeast Community College’s international honor society in a special ceremony recently.
Sarah Hamik and Cody Wells of Atkinson; Hannah Kruntorad of Ewing; and Breanna Hedstrom, Jayde Rosenkrans, Logan Connot, Rita Sterns, and Tejlor Strope of O'Neill were eight of 159 students that were installed into Northeast’s Phi Theta Kappa, (PTK), Tau Chi chapter during the spring 2018 induction ceremony held in the Lifelong Learning Center.
Since the installation of Northeast’s Tau Chi chapter in 1996, approximately 3,100 students have been inducted into the international academic honor society for two-year colleges. For more than 80 years, membership in Phi Theta Kappa has signified a singular honor and a willingness to embrace the Society’s shared commitment to academic excellence.
To be eligible for PTK, students must have earned at least 12 credit hours and achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 or above out of a 4.0 system.
Dr. Michael Chipps, president of Northeast Community College, spoke at the ceremony. He told students that their dedication to academic excellence aligns with the College’s commitment to student success.
“If we really believe that teaching and learning is what we’re all about, and that’s very important to a college, you exemplify what that means. You are the individuals who rise above, who really do great work, both academically and professionally.”
Dr. Michele Gill, dean of health and wellness at Northeast, thanked the Tau Chi chapter for serving as “catalysts” in the College’s academic integrity campaign, which included a series of week-long events the chapter developed to inform and educate approximately 1,050 Northeast students on topics such as plagiarism, proper citation and others.
“Your student voice leads to the awareness and importance of academic integrity that’s changing our campus culture and positively moving us forward. Catalysts do just that. They cause change and serve as a stimulus for change.”
The following Northeast Community College students have qualified for PTK during Spring 2018 semester:
Ainsworth - Elizabeth Goshorn; Arlington - Jacqueline Bartosh; Battle Creek - Leann Aldana, Cody Borgelt; Beemer - Gina Renner; Blair - Madison Kment, Allyson Schlueter; Bloomfield - Ashley Guenther, Wilson Wagner; Bristow - Mary Ruda; Clarkson - MaGyver Brabec, Joseph Kratochvil; Columbus - Ryanne Lueders, Spencer Van Buskirk, Noah Wynn; Creston - Karmen Hake; Elgin - Jordan Mescher; Elyria - Jessica Michalski; Ewing - Hannah Kruntorad; Franklin - Payton Rose; Hampton - Tayler Klassen; Hartington - Adam Loecker, Courtney Pick, Kelby Schommer, Paige Wuebben; Hoskins - Evan Puls, Bailey Wetzel; Howells - Samantha Brester; Hubbard - Caleb Gubbels; Humphrey - Crystal Brandl, Chase Eisenmenger; Lyons - Jacob Nelson; Madison - Kelsey Bartak, Kamara Hackerott, Moriah Hart, Shane Ruh; McCook - Joseph Biegler; Nebraska City - Brennen Bales; Neligh - Alexa Rae Dennis, Hallie Knutson, Tia Smith; Norfolk - Alex Anderson, Joshua Bennett, Zoey Bergman, Taylor Borst, Tricia Brandl, Max Dederman, Shawn French, Nicole Frewing, Zaine Gallagher, Kyle Grashorn, Allison Hasebroock, Dominique Kelberlau, Whitney Lindsay, Jacob Mrsny, Emily Sojka, Halle Wiese; Oakland - Jamie Johnson; Ogallala - Cordell Walker; O’Neill - Breanna Hedstrom; Ord - Dana Fahrenholz, Tanner Knight; Osceola - Trae Meysenburg; Palmer - Michael Wolfe; Pierce - Alexander Retzlaff, Emily Simmons; Pleasanton - Trey Keaschall; Randolph - Sarah Aschoff, Andrew Schnoor; Seward - Lea Kayton, Molly Suhr; Shelby - Delaney Belt; Silver Creek - Sara Czarnick; South Sioux City - Kori Fischer, Juan Hernandez, Lizeth Hernandez, Abdirahman Jama, Sara Navarro, Ashton Wilson; Stanton - Sara Vollbrecht; Verdigre - Madisen Randa, Kayla Vondracek; Wayne - Dannica Chrisman, Ashlee Hingst, Caitlin Janke, Jessica Lueth, Sydnie Niemann, Jacqueline Sherman, Morgan Sievers, Morgan Swanson; Winnebago - Zachary Swanson.
Out of State
CO, Canon City - Elizabeth McCalla
IA, Hospers - Dustin Schmit
IA, Sioux City - Thuy Ho
IL, Elgin - Teagan Pompa
PA, Johnstown - Robert Thomas
SD, Dakota Dunes - Delaney Jensen
SD, Sioux Falls - Ashley Jenkins
SD, Yankton - Preslee Edler
TX, Hughes Springs - Stephen Richardson
Italy, Reggio Emilia - Massimiliano Simonazzi
The following Northeast Community College students qualified for PTK during Fall 2017 semester:
Ainsworth - Melissa Franklin; Albion - Staci Sandman; Atkinson - Sarah Hamik, Cody Wells; Battle Creek - Ashley Dittberner; Beemer - Morgan Eisenhauer; Carroll - Mikyla Bartos; Clarkson- Rachel Rupprecht; Coleridge - Joshua Davison; Columbus - Kaitlyn Hogeland; Dakota City - Stacie Pfister; Fullerton - Katherine Shotkoski; Hemingford - Cole Walters; Humphrey - Amy Slama; Kennard - Jacob Miller; Neligh - Hunter Bergman; Norfolk - David Avery, Issa Bissiri, Ana Gonzalez Suarez, Seth Johnson, Yolanda Mendez, Brooklyn Osborne, Bethany Phelps, Justice Price, Justin Snorton, Abdoul Sore, Sabrina Swenson; O’Neill - Jayde Rosenkrans, Logan Connot, Rita Sterns, Tejlor Strope; Palisade - Daryn Carroll; Pierce - Sadie Johanson, Morgan Stone; Platte Center - Rebecca Brauner; Plattsmouth - Jaime Titus; Saint Libory - Kristin Trenhaile; Schuyler - Myiesha Hartman, Allen Zrust; South Sioux City - Nicholle Edwards, Domingo Franco, Maria Garcia-Lemus; Spencer - Alyssa Ludwig; Sutton - Trevor Griess; Tilden - Joseph O’Brien, William O’Brien; Valentine - Maslon Poulsen; Valparaiso - Stephanie Draper; Wakefield - Rachel Backman, Megan Borg, Danika Dorcey, Savannah Nelson; Waterbury - Manjula Seneviratne; West Point - Taylor Miserez, Matthew Schuetze; Winside - Connor Lemke-Elznic.
Out of State
IA, Moville - Celeste Durant
IA, Sioux City - Melissa Cruz Saldana
Northeast Phi Theta Kappa sponsors are Colleen Barnes, criminal justice/sociology instructor, Amanda Nipp, vice president of student services, and Andrea Suhr, physical therapist assistant instructor.
Northeast Community College offers over 80 concentrations/options of study preparing students for immediate employment or transfer to a four-year college or university.
The annual ESU 8 K-8 Spring Art Festival will be held at the Antelope County Fair Grounds Building in Neligh.
K-8 artwork will be displayed from students in the seven county area of Antelope, Boyd, Holt, Madison, Pierce, Stanton and Wheeler Counties.
The show will be open to the public from Friday, April 6 through Tuesday, April 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with the exception of Sunday, April 8 - hours will be 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The show will represent approximately 25 schools and 5,550 students. There is no fee to enjoy the Art and everyone is welcome.
The Holt County Sheriff's Department is warning people to be vigilant after a home intrusion Wednesday morning.
According to the department, there was a report of a home intrusion on March 14 at approximately 9:42 a.m.
"Luckily the intruder must have realized someone was home and quickly retreated. We ask that everyone be vigilant and watch for suspicious activity both day and night. Lock all doors and don't hesitate to call us if you see something that doesn't look right," the department stated.
Two hundred fifty-three students completed their degree, diploma or certificate programs in Summer and Fall 2017 from Northeast Community College. One hundred and ninety-six completed during the fall term while another 57 completed in the summer.
The names of the students will be listed in the program in the College’s commencement ceremony in May 2018.
The students eligible to participate in commencement ceremonies, as of the end of the Fall 2017 semester, are listed below by degree, diploma and/or certificate, state, hometown or country.
Associate of Arts Degree
Quana Kelly, Jayde Rosenkrans - O'Neill
Tessa Fox, Brook Jarman - Stuart
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Banking Services
Cheye Shaw - Atkinson
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology
Sarah Stracke - Ewing
Northeast Community College in Norfolk has released the President’s Honor List and Deans’ Honor List for both full and part-time students for the Fall 2017 Semester.
To be named to the President’s Honor List, students must earn a perfect grade point average of 4.0 and be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours. Some 200 students made the President’s Full-time Honor List this fall semester. Students named to the Deans’ Honor List must have earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above and be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours. Two hundred twenty students were named to the Deans’ Honor List.
Another 203 students named to the President’s Part-Time list attained a 4.0 grade point average while taking at least six credit hours, and 60 students named to the Deans’ Part-Time list earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above while taking at least six credit hours.
PRESIDENT’S HONOR LIST - Full-Time, Fall 2017
The following is a list of students named to the President’s Honor List for full-time students for the Fall 2017 Semester at Northeast Community College. These students earned a 4.0 grade point for at least 12 hours.
Chambers - Tami Jo Marcellus
Ewing - Hannah Kruntorad
O'Neill - Kaitlyn Beckett, Logan Connot, Rita Sterns, Tejlor Strope
Stuart - Tessa Fox
DEANS’ HONOR LIST-Full-time, Fall 2017
The following is a list of students named to the Deans’ Honor List for full-time students for the Fall 2017 semester at Northeast Community College. These students attained a grade point average of 3.75 for the semester while being enrolled for at least 12 credit hours.
Ewing - Zachary Haburchak
O'Neill - Kaylee Harvey, Jayde Rosenkrans
Page - Kurtis Campbell
PRESIDENT’S HONOR LIST—Part-time, Fall 2017
The following is a list of students named to the President’s Honor List for part-time students for the Fall 2017 semester at Northeast Community College. These students attained a perfect grade point average of 4.0 for the semester while being enrolled for at least six credit hours.
Atkinson - Brea Hostert
Ewing - Jamie Koenig, Karmen Rotherham, Alexander Thramer
O'Neill - Justin Appleby, Julia Bauer, Shayne Campbell, Nicole Gotschall, Aurora Gutshall, Toni Hamik, Jared Hammerlun, Ansley Kramer, Daniel Kurtz, Blair Langan, Marissa Lichty, Wyatt Liewer, Claire Morrow, Tessa Rainforth, Haley Schmeichel, Faith Walton.
Page - Denise Pickerman.
Stuart - Brooke Jarman.
DEAN’S HONOR LIST Part-Time, Fall 2017
The following is a list of students named to the Deans’ Honor List for part-time students for the Fall 2017 semester. These students attained a grade point average of 3.75 for the semester while being enrolled for at least 6 credit hours.
O'Neill - Payton Birkel, Amanda Brown
The University of Nebraska at Kearney announced students who earned a place on the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester.
Congrats to Laura Hawk, Sarah Hawk, and Kaylonni Spangler from Ewing; Paula Zakrewski of O'Neill; Makenzie Peterson of Page; Brittany Hanzlik, Kelsey Kaup, and Hailey Paxton of Stuart for making the 2017 UNK Dean's list.
Students who are on the dean’s list must have completed 12 credit hours or more of classes with a 3.5 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale. Students earn a 4.0 for an “A,” 3.0 for a “B” and a 2.0 for a “C.”
Courses taken on a credit/no credit basis aren’t included among the necessary 12 credits.
Students who earned a place on the dean’s list are listed by hometown, with students from Nebraska listed first.
Information is sought pertaining to the shooting of a bull elk near the Holt and Knox county lines.
According to the Nebraska Game And Parks, those with information may be eligible for a reward. The elk was found west of Verdigre.
People are asked to contact Nebraska Conservation Officer Mitch Johnson at 402-613-8612.
The Holt County Sheriff's Office have captured sex offender, Cody Mcintire Schomer.
Mcintire Schomer had a warrant for his arrest in Florida after he failed to properly register as a sex offender. He is also listed as absconded from the Nebraska sex offender registry. The fugitive was taken into custody today.
School is almost here. And here is a list of start dates for Holt County schools:
Good luck to all the students and faculty members of our local schools in this upcoming school year!
Police are asking those in Antelope and Holt counties to be on the look out for a black and silver F-250 pickup with Missouri plates 72A5GE.
According to the O'Neill Police Department, an individual in that vehicle is wanted in an attempted break in of a vehicle in Antelope County. No other information is available at this time on the attempted break in.
If you see the vehicle in question, contact law enforcement immediately.