In today’s competitive job market, college students recognize the value of high-impact learning experiences, like internships, study abroad and research. Several Augustana College students from the area gained experience from internships. Ashley Yaros from Palos Hills, a senior majoring in biology, took advantage of an opportunity to do an internship at Scribe America.
Several students have been able to take advantage of internships because of Augie Choice. Augie Choice provides students a one-time grant of $2,000 to offset the expenses of an internship, study abroad or research project. Augie Choice was launched in 2009. To date, the program has helped 1,588 Augustana students through the distribution of $3,176,000. Augustana College is located in Rockford.
In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights released the college’s Adult Studies dean’s list for the fall. To earn dean’s list distinction, students in the Adult Studies programs must earn at least six graded credit hours with a term grade point average of 3.80 or higher.
Local students earning dean’s list honors include: Joanna Kollpainter of Chicago Ridge; Thomas Litak, Cindy Lullo and Carrie Rader of Evergreen Park; Camille Bilotto of Hickory Hills; Margaret Greenfield, Marisol Quiroz, Maria Ramirez, Nesreen Saleh and Eric Sielaff of Oak Lawn; Tina Chiou of Palos Hills; and Katrina Johnson of Worth.