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Thirteen WIU students named to 2012 Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges

January 19, 2012

MACOMB, IL – Thirteen Western Illinois University students have been honored with placement on the Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities.

The award has been open to students since 1943, and has “furthered the aims of higher education by rewarding and recognizing individual academic excellence, leadership and service on a national level.” Selection to the list is based on each student’s scholarship, participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities and services to the community and the University.

To qualify, students must be full-time juniors, seniors or graduate students with a grade point average of at least 3.0.

WIU students named to the Who’s Who for the 2011-2012 school year include:

ILLINOIS
COOK COUNTY
Chicago (60640) – Victoria Boateng, junior, communication
Schaumburg (60193) – Jenna Verity, senior, political science
Broadview (60155) - Rayvon K. Shelton II, senior, journalism

DUPAGE COUNTY
Roselle (60172) – Joseph M. Parker, senior, law enforcement and justice administration
Villa Park (60181) – Rodofo Perez, senior, law enforcement and justice administration

GRUNDY COUNTY
Minooka (60447) – Kyle Joerger, senior, law enforcement and justice administration

KNOX COUNTY
Galesburg (61401) – Oghenero Omu, graduate student, manufacturing engineering systems

LASALLE COUNTY
Peru (61354) – Kelsey Michelini, junior, athletic training

MCDONOUGH COUNTY
Macomb (61455) Jennifer Byers, graduate student, communication; Topher Tackman, senior, religious studies

PEORIA COUNTY
Edwards (61528) – Joshua Holzinger, senior, law enforcement and justice administration

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY
East Moline (61244) – Zachary Ryan Andrew, senior, biology, medical studies
Milan (61264) – William Steele, senior, communication

Posted By: WIU, University Relations
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