Tyler Littlejohn receives white coat at Trine DPT ceremony

ANGOLA — Trine University welcomed its sixth Doctor of Physical Therapy class with a special ceremony at the university’s Health Sciences Education Center in Fort Wayne on Aug. 30.

During the annual White Coat Ceremony, 33 members of the Trine University Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2022 received their white coats, symbolizing their transition from preclinical to clinical health science.

Tyler Littlejohn of La Porte was one of the students who received a white coat.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Trine University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia.

Sheridan Spiess achieves Dean’s List at Belmont University

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sheridan Spiess, of New Buffalo, Michigan, qualified for Belmont University’s Summer 2019 Dean’s List. Eligibility for the summer session is based on a minimum 9-hour course load over 10 weeks and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

Belmont Provost Dr. Thomas Burns said, “This achievement indicates that these students have placed a high priority on their work at Belmont and have invested time and energy in their studies. It is our strong belief that consistent application in this manner will reap great benefits, which will equip them for a lifetime of learning and growing.”

University of Iowa celebrates 2019 spring graduates

IOWA CITY, Iowa — More than 4,800 undergraduate, graduate and professional students at the University of Iowa recently participated in graduation ceremonies.

The UI’s spring 2019 graduates had an average cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.16 on a 4.0 scale. In addition, 16 percent of the graduating class graduated with multiple majors and 355 undergraduates graduated with honors.

Graduates included the following area students:

David Kampf of Rolling Prairie – Degree: BS-Geoscience

Ryan Golkowski of Hebron – Degree: MS-Chemistry

Abigail Pilecki of La Porte – Degrees: BA-Dance; CER-Disability Studies

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