Scholastic Achievements

Stacey Joy graduates from UNL
Stacey Renae Joy of Vermillion was among nearly 1,500 students who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at commencement exercises Dec. 16 and 17. Joy received a B.S. in biological systems engineeering from the College of Engineering.

The graduates are from 36 states and 30 countries.

Alberto Ibarguen, president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, delivered the undergraduate commencement address and received an honorary doctor of humane letters. Charles Wood, Lewis Lehr/3M University Professor of Biological Sciences and professor of biochemistry at UNL and director of the Nebraska Center for Virology, addressed the graduate commencement. Cheryl Zwart, magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, addressed the law commencement.

Gabe Steinmeyer graduates from Berry College
Gabe Steinmeyer of Vermillion, graduated from Berry College with a bachelor of science degree in majors marketing and management.

Berry College welcomed 120 new alums Dec. 10 at the Fall Commencement. Featured speaker Berry Board of Trustees Chair Karen Holley Horrell provided words of inspiration for the graduates. Horrell, divisional president of corporate services for the Great American Insurance Co., is the first woman to be elected chair of the college's senior leadership board.

Berry College is an independent, coeducational college recognized nationally for the quality and value of its educational experience. Located on a magnificent campus encompassing more than 26,000 acres near Rome, Ga., Berry challenges its student body, consisting of more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, to embrace a firsthand education that unites strong academic programs with opportunities for meaningful work experience, spiritual and moral growth, and significant service to others.

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