Millikin University; ISU; Buena Vista University; Southeastern Community College
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
Kerri Ellen Kistler, daughter of Bob and Barbara Kistler of Fairfield and Joy Hall of Baton Rouge, La., travelled to Sweden Dec. 26 through Jan. 5 to attend the European Directors Meeting of The International Association of Students in Agriculture and Related Life Sciences in Uppsala and Gimo, Sweden.
The theme of the conference was “How We Treat Our Meat,” which focused on the aspects of animal welfare in Sweden. Visits to dairy, beef and swine farms helped illustrate policies and practices of Sweden related to animal welfare.
To experience cultural aspects of the country, Kistler had city tours of Uppsala and Stockholm, as well as a visit to a moose farm.
About 70 representatives from about 20 European countries and a scattering of countries from other regions of the world were present. During the conference, Kistler was elected vice president of partnership of IAAS to serve until the World Congress 2013, which is held during July/August in Chile.
Her new duties include maintaining current partners and sponsors of IAAS on an international level while looking for prospective partners and sponsors.
Kistler attended the World Congress 2012 in Belgium and Germany last summer where she began to meet her now extensive assortment of international friends and colleagues.
Kistler is attending Iowa State University, triple-majoring in animal science pre-vet, animal ecology pre-vet and global resource systems, with a minor in sustainability.
DECATUR, Ill. — Darien “Max” Sloat of Fairfield, a sophomore in the Millikin University College of Fine Arts, earned recognition on the fall 2012 dean’s list.
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
AMES — Several area students were among the graduates at Iowa State University’s fall 2012 commencement ceremonies.
Matthew F. Mottet of Fairfield earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering.
Evan A. Newman of Lockridge earned a bachelor of science in animal ecology.
Mary Alice McAtee of Bonaparte earned a bachelor of science in kinesiology and health.
BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY
STORM LAKE — The following area students were named to the dean’s list for Buena Vista University’s Graduate & Professional Studies for terms one and two.
Dalton Stone and Justin Messer from Fairfield, Emma Fintel from Brighton and Samantha Smith from Richland each attend the Ottumwa Buena Vista University Graduate & Professional Studies location.
Students named to the dean’s list must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the two terms, based on a 4.0 grade point system, and must have taken at least 12 hours of coursework.
SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
WEST BURLINGTON — Several area students were named to the dean’s list for Southeastern Community College for the fall 2012 semester.
Students from Fairfield included Nathaniel McClure and Amy Robasse.
Students from Farmington were David Denly, Steven Fogarty, Cassie Loges and Christopher Mettenburg.
To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have attempted a minimum of 12 semester hours and achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale.