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As an enticement for students and everyone else to get their COVID-19 vaccination, Metropolitan Community College announced it will give up to 1,000 fully vaccinated people — current students as well as prospective students — a free MCC class for the Fall 2021 semester, according to a press …

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As an enticement for students and everyone else to get their COVID-19 vaccination, Metropolitan Community College announced it will give up to 1,000 fully vaccinated people — current students as well as prospective students — a free MCC class for the Fall 2021 semester, according to a press …

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Miranda Ansa Zinola was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2021 semester at South Dakota State University, Brookings. Zinola earned a 4.0 GPA. To earn dean’s list distinctions, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credits and must have earned at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

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Aubrianna McKee and Landon McKee have both landed on the spring 2021 semester dean’s list at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. To be eligible for the deans' list students must have earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

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Katelyn Grace Alexander and Ashleigh Sharkey, both of Smithville, Summa Cum Laude from Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, during the 2021 spring commencement ceremonies in early May. This distinction is for a 3.9 grade point average or higher.

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Anthony Whalen graduated cum laude from Truman State University in Kirksville during the 2021 spring commencement ceremonies in early May. Cum laude recognizes those who earned a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74.

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Dana Bartch and Brock Boysan, both of Liberty, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, during the 2021 spring commencement ceremonies in early May. Magna cum laude is for graduates with a grade point average between 3.75-3.89.

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Rachael Wigand has been named to the dean’s honor roll for 2021 spring term at Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa. Students with a GPA between 3.25 and 3.64 are named to the dean's list.

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Adalia Sewell and Amanda Schrivener were named to the spring 2021 dean’s list at Central Methodist University in Fayette for earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the semester.

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Kierstin Darr and Collin Milford were named to the spring 2021 dean’s list at Culver-Stockton College in Canton for earning a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99 GPA.

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Andrew Buckley, a 2016 graduate of Kearney High School and two-time Missouri state wrestling champion, graduates from the United States Naval Academy on Friday, May 28. He majored in quantitative economics.

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In partnership with Sallie Mae and the MOST 529 Education Plan, Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick will host a webinar focused on providing information about saving for higher education and finding scholarship opportunities. "How to Find Free Money and Save for College" will take pla…

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Missouri State University students from Liberty named to the dean’s list for having at least a 3.5 GPA in the fall semester are: Kiersten Astarita, Isabelle Bates, Regan Beagle, Anna Chapman, Victoria Dillon, Alyssa Griffith, Allison Heggen, Charles Henn, Kristin Johnson, Kennie Knauth, Alai…

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Missouri State University named the following Smithville students to its dean’s list for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the fall semester: Mackinsey Birlingmair, Lilliana Cochrane, Jayce Elder, Makayla Ferguson, Emma Halstead, Tanner Hartman, McKenna Hill, Brianna Lewis, Carlisle Palmer…

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Avery Chancellor, Lauren Diven, Trevor Grandin, Nash Kolb, Morgan Snider and Anthony Whalen, all from Kearney, were named to the Truman State University fall 2020 president’s list for earning a 4.0 GPA.

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LIBERTY — Rodney Smith took on the newly created role of vice president for access and engagement at William Jewell College last fall. His responsibilities include leading the college’s inclusivity efforts, which include strategies to recruit and retain students, faculty and staff of color w…

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The University of Wyoming lists Grant Sloan of Kearney on its President’s Honor Roll for achieving a 4.0 GPA.

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Katherine Rhodus of Liberty was named on the University of Alabama President’s List for achieving a 4.0 GPA

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Camden Lethcoe of Smithville was named on the University of Alabama President’s List for achieving a 4.0 GPA.

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Missouri Western University announces spring graduates Aaron Allen Bass with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree, Taylor John Claeys with a Master of Business Administration degree, Amber Marie Jacobs with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree, and Valerie Ren…

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University of Central Missouri matriculated Ryan Felipe Mercer and Wade Brewer, both of Holt, with Bachelor of Science degrees. Additionally, Kearney students Nicole Hanssen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree and Shelby Liberty graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.

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The University of Central Missouri matriculated Smithville students Cassidy Rae French with a Bachelor of Science degree, Matthew Jacob Briggs with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree and Sonya Heits with a Bachelor of Science degree.

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Kearney resident Casey Robertson was recently surprised with a $2,500 Resiliency Scholarship to WGU Missouri. The scholarship is designed to assist students with the unforeseen financial struggles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and allow them to continue their course of study. Robertson,…

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Recognizing that Thanksgiving travel could increase the risk of COVID-19 spread on Park University campuses across the country (including Park’s four campuses in the Kansas City area — Parkville, downtown Kansas City, Independence and Lenexa), the university will move to fully remote (online…

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LIBERTY — William Jewell College was named a U.S. News and World Report Best College in the 2021 rankings, tying for No. 8 in the Best Midwest Colleges category. Jewell was No. 6 in Best Value Schools, determined by U.S. News’ top-ranked schools for academic quality, then compared to the net…

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LIBERTY — William Jewell College announces Dr. Rodney Smith, Kansas City North, has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president for access and engagement and will lead the college’s inclusivity efforts, which include strategies supporting recruitment and retention of stude…