A total of 116 students were named Dimmitt Scholars at Morningside College in recognition of high academic distinction for the 2009-10 academic year.
Dimmitt Scholars must be full-time students who have completed at least 45 credits of college work with a cumulative grade point average between 3.50 and 3.75. The award is named in honor of the late Lillian Dimmitt, who served as a teacher and administrator at Morningside College for more than 60 years.
The Dimmitt Scholars are:
From Sioux City – Gregory Anderson, Jason Bell, Nathan Cale, Dawn Conover, John Ford, Britt Gebhardt, Marisa Graham, Nicholas Hessa, Ryan Johnson, Benjamin Knight, Kelsey Knudson, Annika Kolbo, Jordyn Lapierre, Tyler Lloyd, Jenna Mansker, Heidi Metteer, Kristina Murphy, Sunshine Myers, Elliott Pomplun, Andrew Posey, Katie Sponder, John Tietsort, Marshall Tuttle, and Lindsay Washburn.
From Iowa – Brittany Alfredson, Moville; Amanda Aschinger, Breda; Sasha Backhaus, Westside; Amy Baer, Malvern; Kristina Beason, Shenandoah; Brittany Benson, Cherokee; Chelsi Bissell, Corning; Brittany Buren, Vail; Brice Buryanek, Hawarden; Stephanie Campbell, Council Bluffs; Shannon Chaffin, Kingsley; Meghan Chapin, Carson; Keshia DeRocher, Le Mars; Lauren Deichmann, Marcus; Tyrel Drey, Storm Lake; Sarah Ellenberger, Perry; Delaney Feddersen, Spencer; Johan Frafjord, Moville; Samantha Fritsch, Neola; Jackie Goergen, Alton; Jeremy Green, Ankeny; Courtney Greif, Grimes; Danielle Hulst, Hospers; Jacque Kessenich, Le Mars; Courtney Kinnander, Armstrong; Andrew Kleeman, Inwood; Daren Koehler, Storm Lake; Laura Maynard, Rodney; Sadie Mortenson, Terril; Katelyn Nelson, Schleswig; Nancy Perrin, Cherokee; Megan Peters, Fonda; Kelsey Raper, Cherokee; Nathan Reichter, Newell; Curtis Rife, Mondamin; Ashley Runge, Boone; Kelli Schreier, Marcus; Sarah Schreur, Hawarden; Amanda Schwarz, Cherokee; Kristin Shaw, Creston; Krystal Shearer, Emerson; Phoebe Smith, Clive; Brooke Spencer, Story City; Whitney Van Roekel, Estherville; Amanda Von Ehwegen, Milford; Anthony Wiley, Diagonal; and Jordan Wineland, Grimes.
From other states – Cara Anderson, Fort Calhoun, Neb.; Alena Arendt, Valentine, Neb.; Hanna Blum, Gretna, Neb.; Carol Brewer, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Sydney Brisco, Scottsbluff, Neb.; Cami Cain, Omaha, Neb.; John Calahan, Lincoln, Neb.; Erin Carrow, Omaha, Neb.; Emily Christen, Anselmo, Neb.; Lyra Christianson, Hastings, Minn.; Autumn Collier, Gallatin, Tenn.; Megan Davidson, Dakota City, Neb.; Leslie DePeel, Lincoln, Neb.; Cody Dennis, Osmond, Neb.; Matthew Ford, Rice, Minn.; Alyssa Filipek, Collierville, Tenn.; Amanda Forgey, Lincoln, Neb.; Cory Gaston, McCook, Neb.; Marissa Greco, Omaha, Neb.; Kathy Gruis, Worthington, Minn.; Garth Hamilton, Lincoln, Neb.; Kelsey Kallhoff, Neligh, Neb.; Makayla Kastens, Gretna, Neb.; Hannah Keesler, Viroqua, Wis.; Kelly Kotlik, Bellevue, Neb.; Jenna Kral, Crete, Neb.; Kelsey Martin, Grand Island, Neb.; Eva Mattox, Deadwood, S.D.; Matthew Mueller, Warsaw, Mo.; Molly O’Neill, South Sioux City, Neb.; Alexander Permann, Pickstown, S.D.; Amanda Schwingler, Eureka, S.D.; Cassandra Scoblic, Yankton, S.D.; Drew Smith, Milburn, Neb.; Kathryn Sorenson, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Kayla Stehlik, Dorchester, Neb.; Justin Tjaden, Julesburg, Colo.; Alyssa Warnke, Fairbury, Neb.; Matthew Witt, Hastings, Neb.; Corinne Youngberg, Blaine, Minn.; and Kevin Zoz, Murdock, Neb.
From other counties – Brigitte de Visser, Wassenaar, Netherlands; Huang Huang, Fuzhou, China; Jieying Huang, Fuzhou, China; and Xiaoyan Wang, Zhangzhou, China.
Morningside College enrolled 2,036 full-time and part-time students for the 2009-10 academic year and welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. Morningside offers five bachelor’s degrees, including bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of music, bachelor of music education, and bachelor of nursing, and a master of arts in teaching degree. The college was founded in 1894 by the Methodist Episcopal Church and remains affiliated with the United Methodist Church today.