College of DuPage Names 62 Presidential Scholars
By Brian Kleemann
College of DuPage has named 62 Presidential Scholars for fall 2012.
The recent high school graduates will receive full-tuition scholarships to College of DuPage for a maximum of 64 semester hours.
“These high-achieving students have an average GPA of 4.013 and an average ACT composite score of 28.07,” said Earl Dowling, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management. “We received 236 applications representing all District 502 high schools, all of whom met the scholarship eligibility criteria.
“This is the largest pool of high-achieving, academically competitive applicants College of DuPage has ever received. We are indeed honored that so many talented individuals have chosen College of DuPage to begin their higher education journey.”
The scholars were honored during a recent reception on campus. Click here to view photos from the event.
This year’s Presidential Scholars are as follows:
Addison: Jeffrey Simon, Addison Trail
Aurora: Michael Baumgartner, Metea Valley; Derek Baylog, Waubonsie Valley; Natalia Khalatyan, Metea Valley; Justine Lorenc, Waubonsie Valley; Danielle Lorenc, Waubonsie Valley; Alexis McKay, Metea Valley; Tyler Spears, Waubonsie Valley
Bensenville: Amanda Tumbarello, York
Bolingbrook: Sara Liesman, Neuqua Valley; Ayesha Riaz, Neuqua Valley
Burr Ridge: Jack Breuer, Hinsdale South; Annika Lindgren, Lyons Township; Vitaliy Rikhlyuk, Hinsdale South
Carol Stream: Austin Ahlert, Glenbard North; Alexander Pejic, Glenbard North
Downers Grove: Christopher Collins, Downers Grove South; Jonathan Harrison, Downers Grove North
Elmhurst: Nicholas Bashqawi, York; Maggie Kunze, York; Garrett Rowe, York; Alec Watson, York
Glen Ellyn: Jeremy Bingen, Glenbard South
Hanover Park: Ashley Kresser, Glenbard North
LaGrange: Nissa Anderson, Lyons Township
LaGrange Park: James Blondin, Lyons Township; James Gosciniak, Lyons Township; Caroline Wurster, Lyons Township
Lemont: Joshua Shubert, Lemont
Lisle: Kellie Brennan, Lisle Senior High; Emma Buchholz, Lisle Senior High; Amanda Charicki, Naperville North; Max Kimmet, Naperville North
Lombard: Christopher Chapa, Glenbard East; Cody Chapman, Glenbard East; Melissa Klancic, Glenbard South; Christian O’Kelley, Glenbard East; Stewart Reed, Glenbard East; Sarah Self, Glenbard South; Thomas Van Kooten, Willowbrook
Naperville: James Campion, Metea Valley; Cassandra Fenwick, Naperville North; Matthew Maynard, Naperville Central; Alexandra McGarel, Metea Valley; Vivek Partha, Naperville Central; Matthew Smith, Naperville Central; Elizabeth Strong, Waubonsie Valley; Brenden Yung, Neuqua Valley
Oakbrook Terrace: Amy Herz, Willowbrook
Villa Park: Samantha Dando, Willowbrook; Andrew Weber, Willowbrook; Eric Wells, Willowbrook
Warrenville: Ronald Lovstad, Wheaton Warrenville South; Patricia Schwarts, Wheaton Warrenville South; Zachary Thompson, St. Francis
Westchester: Brett Baldassari, St. Joseph
Westmont: Andres Serritella, Westmont; Matias Serritella, Westmont
Wheaton: Hannah Dickson, Wheaton North; Quinn Haack, Wheaton Warrenville South; Claira Mittman, Wheaton North
Woodridge: Donald Kelsey, Downers Grove North;
Scholars must pursue a degree or certificate at College of DuPage and enroll in a minimum of 15 hours per semester; maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA; complete a minimum of 15 Honors credit hours, including an Honors seminar and /or Humanities 2210, Leadership Development; and complete a designated Service Learning course or 20 hours of approved volunteer work during their first year at COD.
Dowling said more and more high-achieving high school seniors and their families are choosing College of DuPage for a variety of reasons.
“The transformation of the College of DuPage campus has resulted in state-of-the-art facilities that complement the high level of instruction taking place in our classrooms,” he said. “The soaring cost of tuition at four-year institutions and the unpredictable economy are important factors to consider. Each scholarship is worth more than $8,700, which is an incredible value considering the quality of education that these students will receive.”
For more information about the Presidential Scholars or attending College of DuPage, contact the Admissions and Outreach office at (630) 942-2482 or email email@example.com.
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