INDIANOLA, IOWA (August 7, 2020) Simpson College (

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN (August 7, 2020) The following students graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this past spring:


Bettendorf, IAElizabeth Vonderhaar, Master of Arts, CommunicationDavenport, IAKara Poppe, Master of Science, Human ResourcesMilan, ILErin Ahlgrim, Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Cognitive Science

DAVENPORT, IOWA (August 7, 2020) The following students graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic's Main campus in Davenport, Iowa, on June 19, 2020.

Whitney Anderson of Davenport, IA

Jenna Brammeier of Davenport, IA

Stockton Butterfield of Davenport, IA

Zak Gondolfo of Davenport, IA

LaKesha Mosley of Davenport, IA

Zachary Murphy of Davenport, IA

MADISON, WISCONSIN (August 6, 2020) Nearly 8,500 students received degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison during a unique online-commencement ceremony on May 9, 2020, including students from your area.

The ceremony, forced online because of the Coronavirus pandemic, was for doctoral, bachelor's, master's, and law graduates.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (August 6, 2020) The following students were named to the spring 2020 trimester Dean's List at Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Jesse Anderson of Davenport, IA

Cole Anusbigian of Davenport, IA

Luke Bankord of Davenport, IA

Chavon Banks of Davenport, IA

Leslie Bateman of Davenport, IA

Brianna Beaty of Davenport, IA

Margaret Black of Davenport, IA

Ryan Block of Davenport, IA

QUINCY, ILLINOIS (August 6, 2020) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Quincy University has postponed its Spring 2020 Commencement ceremony to Saturday, September 5, 2020. The ceremony will be held outside at QU Stadium (weather depending), and split into three separate ceremonies to meet CDC and Health Department guidelines and social-distancing.

WHITEWATER, WISCONSIN (August 6, 2020) Tori Verbeck, a native of Geneseo, IL, graduate of Geneseo High School and member of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women's track and field team, is one of 373 UW-Whitewater student-athletes representing all 22 of the institution's varsity sport programs were named to the 2019-20 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Honor Roll.

FAYETTE, IOWA (August 4, 2020) — Upper Iowa University (UIU) is planning to conduct face-to-face classes for Fall Session 1 at its campus in Fayette, Iowa, and education locations in Iowa (Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Quad Cities, Waterloo) and Illinois (Rockford) beginning August 31.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (August 4, 2020) — The Reverend Melinda Pupillo has accepted the position of Campus Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life following Rev Richard Priggie’s retirement after 21 years at Augustana. She is currently ending her service as Pastor of Holden Village, a remote Lutheran Christian retreat center in Washington’s Cascade Mountains.

MEQUON, WISCONSIN (August 3, 2020) Concordia University Wisconsin officials have released the Spring Honors List for the 2019-2020 academic year. To be eligible for the honor, students must achieve a minimum 3.60 GPA and complete at least 12 undergraduate credits.Among the area students named to the list were:


Clinton, IA

Eric Pool, Senior, Comp Sci-Computer Science