Student news

Vallejo named to dean’s list at Upper Iowa

Joleen Vallejo, an accounting major from Bonner Springs, Kan., was named to the Upper Iowa University 2013-14 Spring Dean’s List.

To be honored, the undergraduate must have earned a minimum 3.50 GPA for the semester and be enrolled as a full-time student. The university is in Fayette, Iowa.

Williams receives degree from Georgia Institute

Ronald Williams of Kansas City, Kan., has earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Williams was among approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during Georgia Tech’s 247th commencement exercises.

Tisch graduates cum laude

Katerina Tisch of Bonner Springs graduated from the University of San Diego on May 25.

Tisch earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate. Tisch graduated cum laude.

The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning committed to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and the creation of ethical leaders.

Two Wyandotte County students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at KU

Two Wyandotte County students have been inducted into the University of Kansas Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, an academic honor society.

In all, there were 98 new members initiated.

From Wyandotte County, students who were inducted included Chloe Carroll, senior, Bonner Springs; and Daniel Hilliard, senior, Bonner Springs.

Bonner Springs driver injured after vehicle hydroplanes

A 57-year-old Bonner Springs woman was injured at 7:47 a.m. June 5 after her vehicle hydroplaned on I-70 and struck a rock embankment.

According to a Kansas Turnpike Authority trooper’s report, the woman was driving a Toyota on westbound I-70 near Topeka when the accident happened. The region was experiencing heavy rains on Thursday morning.

The driver was injured and taken to a hospital, according to the report.