KCK student named to dean’s list at University of Evansville

Margaret Wolf of Kansas City, Kansas, has achieved a place on the University of Evansville dean’s list for academic achievements during the spring semester 2018. Wolf is majoring in biology.

To make the dean’s list, a student at UE must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Located in Evansville, Indiana, the University of Evansville is a private, liberal arts-based university with over 80 majors and more than 100 areas of study.

Nine Wyandotte County students graduate at Emporia State

Nearly 1,100 students were candidates for graduation at Emporia State University this spring, including several from Wyandotte County.

The Wyandotte County candidates for graduation included:
• Brianna Nicole Bell of Bonner Springs, Kansas, with a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration.
• Nicole M. Bishop of Bonner Springs, Kansas, with a Master of Arts degree in English.
• Vicky Lynn Herbster of Bonner Springs, Kansas, with a Master of Science degree in School Counseling.
• Laura Jo Castillo of Kansas City, Kansas, with a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in Accounting.
• Brandon Goodwin of Kansas City, Kansas, with a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration with a concentration in Educational Administration Prek-12.
• JaShawn Markeyce Wallace of Kansas City, Kansas, with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Social Sciences.
• Tyrone T. Weaver of Kansas City, Kansas, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation.
• Dakoda W. White of Kansas City, Kansas, with a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in Business Administration and a minor in Music.
• Justin Robert Wieser of Kansas City, Kansas, with a Master of Science degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

University of Kansas offers three-year path for a four-year degree

by Stephan Bisaha, Kansas News Service

The University of Kansas is offering a three-year path to a bachelor’s degree.

The “Degree In Three” program is a partnership between KU, six school districts and three community colleges. Students will begin earning college credit in high school. They will then be able to complete an associate’s degree in one year at one of the partnering community colleges and finish their final two years at KU.

Lowering the number of years to earn a degree — and, subsequently, the number of years paying tuition — can greatly reduce the cost of higher education for a student and is one of the primary motivators for the program. It originally started about three years ago, but KU and its partners decided to have a formalized version of the program start this fall.

Missouri students can also use the program to pay the equivalent of in-state tuition at KU’s Edwards Campus in Overland Park.

The program is also being pitched as a way to avoid the headaches and uncertainty of getting colleges to accept transferred credits.

“It’s heartbreaking to see a student come from high school or come from the community college and have taken the wrong classes,” Carolyn McKnight, director of community engagement and business development at KU, said. “These streamlined programs provide students the opportunity to really focus on their careers.”

The institutions partnering for the program:
• Blue Valley CAPS
• Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools Diploma+
• Olathe 21st Century Academies
• Shawnee Mission Signature Programs
• Southland CAPS
• Summit Technology Academy
• Johnson County Community College
• Kansas City Kansas Community College
• Metropolitan Community College
• KU Edwards Campus

Stephan Bisaha, based at KMUW in Wichita, is an education reporter for the Kansas News Service, a collaboration of KMUW, Kansas Public Radio, KCUR and High Plains Public Radio covering health, education and politics. Follow him on Twitter @SteveBisaha. Kansas News Service stories and photos may be republished at no cost with proper attribution and a link back to the original post.

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