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Millikin University announces its Spring 2021 Dean’s List

Millikin University is pleased to announce the names of the outstanding undergraduate students who have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester 2021.

Students who attempt 12 graded credits in a fall or spring semester and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher earn honors from the Dean’s List. Students achieving a perfect grade point average of 4.00 out of 12 graded credits attempted to win High Dean’s List honors.

Students from Bolingbrook were among the Dean’s list at Millikin University this semester:

Armando Nevarez from Bolingbrook, Illinois

Kenneth williams from Bolingbrook, Illinois

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Bolingbrook resident makes top 20 international collegiate running teams

Running a narrow figure-eight course at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Ben Stull had a few thoughts in mind: don’t hit cones, hit my highlights, slow my movements, be fluid. The performance of the mechanical engineering major secured a 16th place finish in the Formula SAE competition of the Collegiate Design Series (CDS) of SAE International July 7-10. It was the sixth time the team had placed in the Top 20 overall in international competition.

These issues forced the team to repeat the technical inspection and soundcheck, but the members were determined to overcome all obstacles. Ethan Jones from Bolingbrook entered the competition.

“It was another successful year, although the team did not do as well as they had hoped,” said Brooks Byam, professor of mechanical engineering at Saginaw Valley State University and advisor to the Cardinal Formula Racing Team. “There was a big disruption that resulted from a rule interpretation that affected the team from Thursday afternoon until late Friday morning, but the students persevered and ended up with a good result. am proud of the way they handled this difficult situation. “

The team’s best performance in the competition was the skid skate event, where Stull finished in 10th place. The team placed 17th in autocross, 18th in acceleration and 19th in endurance / efficiency. The other pilots were Ethan Brown, a mechanical engineering student from Kimball; Tobias Pfeiffer, a major in mechanical engineering from Grosse-ÃŽle; and Ed Tomczyk, a mechanical engineering student from Grand Blanc.

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Local student named to Knox College dean’s roster for spring term 2021

Gabrielle Jacques of Bolingbrook, Illinois (zip code 60440), has been named to Knox College Dean’s Distinguished Student List for the spring semester of 2021. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least 2.5 credits during the quarter, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.6 or better (on a scale of 4.0).

Jacques’ specialty is Africana Studies at Knox.

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Bolingbrook students graduate from Wheaton College in May

The following Bolingbrook students graduated in May 2021 from Wheaton College:

Janaya Feiner from Los Angeles (60440), graduated with honors with a BA in Psychology.

Alyssa kucan from Bolingbrook (60490), graduated cum laude with a BA in Psychology.

Wheaton College (Wheaton, Ill.) Is a co-ed Christian liberal arts college renowned for its rigorous academics, the integration of faith and learning, and its consistent ranking among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. For more information visit

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