Local University Students Included in 'Who's Who'

The 2006 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges will include the names of 31 students from the Ashford University who have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders.

Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory have included the names of these students based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

They join an elite group of students from more than 2,000 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations.

Outstanding students have been honored in the annual directory since it was first published in 1934.

Students named this year from the Ashford University are:

ILLINOIS: Jeremy Stump, Erie; Dale Day, Milan; Megan VanHyfte, Kewanee; Valerie Boles and Matthew Naftzger, Morrison; Brett Libberton and Rebekah Morrow, Mt. Carroll; Charles Smith, Park Forest; Michelle Rowley, Princeton; Erin Zickau, Savanna; Jessica Hoch, Thomson and Charity Turnbull, Toulon.

IOWA: Christine Mason, Bryant; Rebecca Davis and Leah Melvin, Camanche; Anne Ferguson, Cedar Rapids; Sharon Carstensen, Charlotte; Sara Ball, Molly Bly, Stacy Cook, John Cummings, Nikolaus Ehm, Amy Luskey, Catherine Pillers, and Sarah Wiederholt, Clinton; Amanda Eberhart and Julia Puls, DeWitt; Megan Beelman, Ft. Madison; Kelsey Anderson and Travis Eversmeyer, Wapello and Lindsey Reid, West Liberty.

Founded in 1918 as Mount St. Clare College in Clinton, Iowa, Ashford University is a coeducational, liberal arts institution regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, with programs in education, business, computer animation and graphic design and other areas.  The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a range of student activities and athletics, at its Clinton campus.  Online degree programs are available in education, organizational management, business administration, and psychology.   For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu.