• Mara Rhodes of Nevada was named to the president’s list for the 2017 fall semester at Simpson College. Students named to this list earned a 4.0 GPA. Rhodes is the daughter of Mark and Lynn Rhodes.


• Brittnee Packer of Zearing was named to the 2017 fall semester dean’s list at Simpson College. Students named to the dean’s list earned a 3.70-3.99 GPA. Packer is the daughter of Dale and Kem Packer.


• Ashley Thomsen of Nevada was named to the Northwest Missouri State University academic honor roll at the end of the 2017 fall trimester. To be included on the academic honor roll, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and attain a GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.


• The following Journal area students were named to the fall 2017 semester dean’s list at the University of Northern Iowa. To be included on the list, a student must have earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.


Colo: Ricki Grover


Nevada: Dana Ackerman, Sadie Backoff, Christopher Dobernecker, Kelsey Haley, Katie Heiden, Ethan Lund, Alex Merfeld, Baylee Milam, Raegan Saunders, Sarah Schmitz, Rhea Strong, Gabrielle Sutton, Abigail Tupper


Zearing: Trisha Knott


• The following Nevada students were among the graduates of the University of Northern Iowa after the fall 2017 semester: Chad Jamison, Bachelor of Arts, physical education; Kristi Kenealy, Master of Music, music education; Kelli Theilen, Bachelor of Arts, elementary education.


• Students named to the University of Iowa’s fall 2017 dean’s list from the Journal area are: Devin Francis, Colo; Brandon DeGroot, Nevada; Amaris Hornbuckle, Nevada; Brooke Kelley, Nevada; Benjamin Lievens, Nevada; Madison Merfeld, Nevada and Alyssa Schaeffer, Nevada.


• Allison West of Nevada was named to the University of Iowa’s fall 2017 president’s list. In order to be included on the list, a student must have a minimum 4.0 grade point average