• Brianna Vermeer, a student at Northwestern College, is serving in an internship this summer.

An internship is an academic experience for credit in a work setting supervised jointly by Northwestern and an associated employer. Internships integrate a student’s classroom learning with productive work experience within businesses and organizations. Interns keep a daily journal of their activities, read outside assignments given by their supervisor, and write a reflective academic essay or report at the end of the experience.

Vermeer, the daughter of Marty and Jennifer Vermeer of Maxwell, is a senior exercise science major at Northwestern College. She is completing an internship with EXOS in West Des Moines.

• Oklahoma City University is proud to announce that Tyler Ronca of Huxley has been named to the Spring 2017 dean’s honor roll. This status is awarded to students who successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

• Mikayla Jones of Huxley, a sport and recreation management major at the University of Minnesota Crookston, was named to the spring semester 2017 chancellors list. To qualify for a place on the list, students must complete 12 or more letter-graded credits while attaining a 4.00 GPA.

• Teresa Stowe of Maxwell received an associate of applied science degree in nursing from Iowa Western Community College at the May graduation ceremony.

• Skylar Finch, an arts management major at Buena Vista University from Polk City, received the following recognition: Finch received an Academic Excellence Award as a first year student. This Academic Excellence Award is given to students whose cumulative GPA is 3.75 or greater. She was also awarded The Collier Student Study Travel Program.

• Madeleine McCormick, a digital media major at Buena Vista University from Huxley, received the following recognition: McCormick received a Student Organization Leader award for her role in KBVU, one of more than 57 organizations available on campus. She also participated in The Lamberti Washington Internship and was awarded The William and Lavina Wesselink Student Development Fund.