• Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has honored faculty and staff with awards for teaching, advising, research and extension. The award winners include Nevada resident Scott Smalley, an assistant professor in agricultural education and studies, who received the Early Achievement in Teaching Award. Smalley is an outstanding educator whose courses focus on agricultural teacher preparation. He has mentored more than 120 students who are now high school agriculture teachers.


• The following area students have been named to the fall 2018 semester dean’s list at the University of Northern Iowa:


McCallsburg: Grant Tiarks


Nevada: Dana Ackerman, Kati Cassabaum, Christopher Dobernecker, Megan Gilchrist, Andrew Grandgenett, Katie Heiden, Baylee Milam, Eric Spencer, Rhea Strong, Bennett Thompson, Elizabeth Wessels


Zearing: Trisha Knott


• Taylor Hilbrands of Huxley received a B.A. in elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa at the end of the fall 2018 semester. Hilbrands graduated with high honors.


• DMACC recently released the names of students eligible for the fall semester president’s list. To be eligible, a student must have completed a minimum of six credits and earned a 4.0 GPA for that semester.


Those recognized Nevaada include Caitlin Barker, liberal arts; Rebeka Bell, liberal arts; Jessica McGaffin, liberal arts and Robert Roy, liberal arts.


• DMACC recently released the names of students eligible for the fall semester dean’s list. To be eligible, a student must have completed a minimum of six credits and earned a 3.5 to 3.99 GPA for that semester


Those recognized from Nevada include: Tori Brewster, liberal arts; Savannah Fitz, financial administration; Derek Grote, medical laboratory technology; Daniel Kellen, liberal arts; Jacob Miller, business information systems; Joshua Nichols, robotics & control systems; Katelynn Paeth, liberal arts; Nathaniel Reynolds, liberal arts; Norma Roque, biotechnology; Madison Thompson, accounting & finance; Gillian Tupper, liberal arts and Andrea Vazquez Perez, liberal arts.


• Taylor Grammer and Peyton Messerli, both of Nevada, graduated following the fall semester from DMACC’s Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Urban and West Campuses. Grammer received an associate degree nursing and Messerli earned a degree in culinary arts.