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Teen has ambitious plans to combine business and medicine

Teen has ambitious plans to combine business and medicine

Tony Dous has mapped out detailed plans for his future, and his determination has earned him the prestigious Fry Scholarship from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

August 01, 2014 12:00 am
Teacher enjoys traveling and studying around the world

Teacher enjoys traveling and studying around the world

Valparaiso native Katie Cierniak has found her passion in studying foreign places and people.

July 31, 2014 12:00 am
Teen headed from dance honors to medical studies at IU

Teen headed from dance honors to medical studies at IU

Decorated dancer and Munster High School graduate Aleksandra Gasich looks forward to beginning a career as a doctor of naturopathic medicine, an alternative medicine with a holistic approach.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am
Nursing assistant named Ambassador of the Month

Nursing assistant named Ambassador of the Month

Kim Hunt, a health unit coordinator and certified nursing assistant, is the July Ambassador of the Month for Franciscan St. Anthony Health Michigan City.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
Essay on respecting different cultures earns coed a scholarship

Essay on respecting different cultures earns coed a scholarship

Nevena Djurdjevic, 22, was recently awarded third place in the WyzAnt College Scholarship essay competition, earning her $2,000.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
Dance and academic honors earn scholarships for PU-bound teen

Dance and academic honors earn scholarships for PU-bound teen

Gina Catania, 18, graduated this year from Munster High School with Highest Honors and will leave behind a very successful dancing career when she enters Purdue University in August.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
Volunteering is a way of life for Hammond retiree

Volunteering is a way of life for Hammond retiree

On any given day, Anne Herbert is working behind the scenes to improve the lives of those in her community and across the country.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Essay on leadership earns middle schooler Cash for College

Essay on leadership earns middle schooler Cash for College

It is never too early to start saving for college, and one Merrillville Intermediate School student has an early  start thanks to his writing skills.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
Music opens the world for Valpo teen on China trip

Music opens the world for Valpo teen on China trip

For Michael Pupillo, it’s all about communication – whether through spoken word or musical notes.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
Teen is "sharpe" at academics and dance competition

Teen is "sharpe" at academics and dance competition

Munster High School graduate Sarah Sharpe is looking forward to a challenging career in the medical field.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am
Grand marshal serves Hobart, his 'heaven on earth'

Grand marshal serves Hobart, his 'heaven on earth'

Paul Throne, 87, was honored for his decades of community involvement, along with his wife, Ruth Throne, as grand marshals of Hobart’s Fourth of July Parade.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
Engineering professor at VU receives prestigious national award

Engineering professor at VU receives prestigious national award

For computer and electrical engineering department chair and professor Jeff Will, his dedication has been acknowledged on a national level through an American Society of Engineering Education National Outstanding Teaching Medal.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am
Veteran teacher shares her passion for space exploration

Veteran teacher shares her passion for space exploration

Veteran teacher Lynne Vitkus is best known for getting her students excited about space exploration.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
Salutatorian earns standing ovation and college honors

Salutatorian earns standing ovation and college honors

Highland resident Courtney Raab completed her high school career to the sound of a cheering crowd.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am
Dancer and golfer heads to Purdue for engineering studies

Dancer and golfer heads to Purdue for engineering studies

Morgan Kaptur will trade a dance costume for a lab coat when she enters Purdue University at West Lafayette in August.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
United Way welcomes Early Childhood Education Initiatives director

United Way welcomes Early Childhood Education Initiatives director

United Way of Porter County welcomes Kim Olesker to its team as regional director of United Way Early Childhood Education Initiatives serving all three United Ways (LaPorte, Porter and Lake counties) in Northwest Indiana.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am
Art teacher has designs on improving life for Kenyans

Art teacher has designs on improving life for Kenyans

A trip to Kenya in 2008 left such an impression on Amy Ahiga that she has returned nearly every year since.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
Kiwanis honoree has sights set on criminal justice career

Kiwanis honoree has sights set on criminal justice career

An episode of CSI: Miami inspired Valparaiso resident Ashley Taylor to pursue a career in criminal justice.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am
New college grad aims at career in public health field

New college grad aims at career in public health field

A trip to Nicaragua solidified Hannah Shields’ desire to work in the public health field.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am
College dean presents program at national conference

College dean presents program at national conference

University of St. Francis Crown Point Dean Dr. Marsha King was a presenter last month for the Human Patient Simulator Network World 2014 in Sarasota, Fla.

June 30, 2014 12:00 am
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