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RockeNews January 2014


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Centennial Honors College

News from the Centennial Honors College

The Centennial Honors College recognized outstanding students during the Academic Honors Convocation on December 13.

The Centennial Honors College Speaker was Andrey Salvador Mojica (Mo hee ka), a major in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration with dual minors in Psychology and Homeland Security. Mr. Mojica is from Rock Island, Illinois. He enrolled at Western Illinois University’s Quad Cities Campus in 2011 after graduating magna cum laude from Black Hawk College in Moline. At Western, he amassed numerous academic recognitions and was inducted into many honorary societies, including Mortar Board, Psi Beta Honorary in Psychology, Sigma Delta Honorary in English, and Blue Key and Golden Key Honorary Societies. He served as the Attorney General in the Student Government Association, and was an active member in the Association of Latin American Students, the Criminal Justice Society, and the International Students Club. Mr. Mojica’s address was entitled “Obstacles.”

The following Honors Scholars were recognized: Kelli Abell (Pyshology), Laura Albrecht (Mathematics), Dustin Burnaugh (English), Sean Byrd (Management), Charles Cohrs (LEJA), Matthew Hellman (History), Jonathan McGee (General Studies), Kelsey McGuire (Music), Gwendolyn Merz (Network Technologies), Andrey Mojica (LEJA) Alexandra O’Donnell (Music), Alejandra Ozuna (Bilingual/Bicultural Education), Domenic Perna (LEJA), Lindsey Posmanick (Women’s Studies), Dana Sarallo (Elementary Education), Jessica Toops (History), John Webster (Agriculture) and Steven Wilcer (Music). Finally, Ms. Lindsey Posmanick was recognized as this year’s Lincoln Laureate.

More information about the Academic Honors Convocation and the Honors College can be found in the December newsletter.


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