York College announced today the list of Dean's List scholars for the fall 2015 term. Seventy-six students were recognized with this distinction.
To be named to the Dean’s List, students must carry 12 or more graded hours and achieve a semester grade point average of at least 3.75 with no incomplete grades and no grade below “C” for the semester.
York College held a ceremony on December 16 to recognize the accomplishments of students who had completed the requirements for graduation after the fall semester.
December graduates included: Cody Ryan Baack, Bryce Hinton, Chrystian A. Banuelos, Jasmine Colleen Magner, Brandon Brown, Sarah Renee Trembly, Santiago J. Castaño, Sierra M. Trower, and Nathan Upton. All of the students were awarded bachelor's degrees.
The ceremony included a welcome from President Steve Eckman and a devotional message from Tim Lewis, assistant professor of business. A reception for graduates and their families followed the ceremony.
York College Associate Professor of History Tim McNeese was recently featured on NET radio, talking about General John J. Pershing on the program “Nebraska Stories.”
McNeese authored a book on Pershingpublished in 2003. He was approached by NET to lend his expertise on the renowned World War I general for a documentary, which will air in November 2017. NET has also created the radio segment about Pershing based on the documentary materials, focusing on his years as the head of the Military Department at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.
The President has signed a comprehensive budget bill that includes adoption of the IRA charitable rollover. Provisions for the IRA charitable rollover option are comparable to past law but have now been adopted without an expiration date.
Learn more about the IRA charitable rollover at York College's website.
The IRA Charitable Rollover can be a useful giving tool. Since first passed in 2006, thousands have used it to reduce their tax burden and simplify their giving. Please share this information with loved ones or friends who may benefit from this giving option.
Questions? Call Brent Magner, vice president for advancement, at (402) 363-5636.
#GivingTuesday was a success once again this year as alumni and friends rallied around York College, providing $25,124 for students. The goal for the one-day event was $20,000 for scholarships for deserving YC students.
Piggy-backing on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a national movement to do good by giving to non-profits during a season often associated with consumerism.
“We were overwhelmed by the love and support our alumni and friends showed to our students through their gifts," said Brent Magner, vice president for advancement. "It is heartwarming to know that so many people believe in the mission of York College and care about helping us to transform lives through Christ-centered education.”
More than 300 area youngsters attended the annual York College geography fair on Friday, filling the Mackey Center with laughter and learning as they “toured” 10 countries. The event is the final project of the cultural geography class hosted by Christi Lones, assistant professor of history.
College students spend weeks preparing for the event, researching the language, food, clothing, music and traditions of the countries they chose. It is a great exercise in research, teamwork and presentation, as they demonstrate their knowledge and collaborative work by sharing with visiting children, said Lones.
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