McPherson College Celebrates Class of 2020 in First-Ever Virtual Graduation

McPHERSON, KAN. – Although the McPherson College 132nd Commencement Ceremony took place on campus in an empty Brown Auditorium, it will likely be one of the most memorable commencements in the history of the college. McPherson College conferred degrees on 139 students in the first-ever virtual Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 24. The college announced in April that it would host a virtual ceremony on the scheduled date of commencement. The ceremony was streamed live on the college’s website. In his address to the graduates, President Michael Schneider reminded students of the simple advice he learned from his grandmother and has

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RaeLyn Reese to Graduate from University of Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD — RaeLyn Reese of McPherson will graduate Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in Nursing from University of Sioux Falls. Reese was among nearly 500 students who are candidates for degrees in the 2020 graduating class. University of Sioux Falls found new ways to celebrate the class of 2020 by mailing graduation boxes to each graduate containing a commencement program, diploma cover, and in USF tradition, a purple towel representing the commission to serve others that comes with the responsibility of an education. Additionally, a virtual commencement recognition video was released to celebrate graduates which

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Revised: Bullpup Speed, Power, Strength Summer Schedule – 2020

(revised 5/20/20-COVID-19 version 3) The McPherson Bullpup Speed, Power & Strength (SPS) program is open to all athletes in the McPherson School District in grades 7-12. Our SPS program goals are to improve speed, power, and strength and reduce injury risk of ALL types of athletes (see SPS training principles). HS & MS students have the opportunity to continue their training throughout the school year by enrolling in one of the SPS courses that are offered through the PE department. All training sessions will take place at McPherson High School using the weight room, wrestling room, gyms and outdoor facilities.

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Meredith Galloway Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, LA — Meredith Galloway of Lindsborg, Kansas, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Galloway was initiated at The University of Tulsa. Galloway is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for

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Bullpup Speed, Power, Strength Summer Schedule 2020

The McPherson Bullpup Speed, Power & Strength (SPS) program is open to all athletes in the McPherson School District in grades 7-12. Our SPS program goals are to improve speed, power, and strength and reduce injury risk of ALL types of athletes (see SPS training principles). HS & MS students have the opportunity to continue their training throughout the school year by enrolling in one of the SPS courses that are offered through the PE department. All training sessions will take place at McPherson High School using the weight room, wrestling room, gyms and outdoor facilities. SPS Summer Schedule Monday/Wednesday/Thursday

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MHS Summer Activity Plan

  This plan, and any adjustments, would adhere to Governor Kelly’s phased plan to reopen Kansas that was released on April 30th, any additional McPherson County Health Department guidelines, and the KSHSAA 2020 Summer Guidelines that were approved on May 1st. General Sanitation Guidelines 1. All participants and staff enter/exit through same location(s) each day. 2. All participants and staff will have their temperature taken prior to activity, anyone with temperature of 100.4+, or known illness, will be excluded pending clearance from a medical professional. 3. All participants and staff will apply hand sanitizer prior to, and following activity. 4.

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Allison Rose Graduates from Avila University’s Class of 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO — Allison Rose of Lindsborg, KS graduated with a BFA in Art from Avila University’s Class of 2020, the University’s 103rd graduating class. Rose was amongst nearly 400 graduates who received their undergraduate and masters degrees this spring. A total of 396 graduates received masters and baccalaureate degrees from the Schools of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Education, Professional Studies, Nursing, Science and Health, and Visual and Communication Arts. The University bestowed 279 baccalaureate degrees and 117 Master’s degrees. In light of the social distancing requirements put in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19

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Doralynn Mellinger Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, LA — Doralynn Mellinger of McPherson, Kansas, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Mellinger was initiated at Fort Hays State University. Mellinger is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for

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Mitchell DeWalt Wins 2020 Emporia Entrepreneur Challenge

EMPORIA, KS  Mitchell DeWalt was announced the winner of the Emporia Entrepreneur Challenge on April 15, the first time the competition used a virtual format. The Emporia Entrepreneur Challenge is a venture idea competition that is open to all students from Emporia State University and Flint Hills Technical College, with $4,500 in cash prizes: $2,500 for first, $1,500 for second, and $500 for third. The competition started with a Meet & Greet event on Jan. 28 to help students find partners for the competition. Three judges graded 42 executive summaries to arrive at the top 21 that would go on

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