By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Students from the Imperial area are well into their first semester of college and university classes for the 2012-13 school year.
Here is a listing of students, the college they are attending, year in school and other college-related activities that were submitted by the student or parents.
Chevy Smith, son of Gregg and Denise Smith of Imperial, is a junior at University of Nebraska-Kearney (UNK), where his major is mathematics. He is a three-year marching band member in the drum line, and went with the band in January 2012 to Italy and France that included a New Year’s Day performance in Peter’s Square in Rome and other performances in Nice and Milan. He is also a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.
The daughter of Gregg and Denise Smith, Kacia Smith is a freshman at UNK, where her program of study is business administration/marketing. She is a first-year member of the marching band and plays the clarinet.
Shannon Liewer is a freshman at North Platte Community College where she is in the general studies/nursing program. She is also on the Lady Knights volleyball team. Her parents are Mike and Cindy Liewer of Imperial.
Tom Sullivan, son of Bill and Marianne Sullivan of Imperial, is a sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) where he is in the secondary education-natural sciences program. He is also in the Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity, a member of the Newman Center Choir and playing intramural flag football.
Celeste May, daughter of Russ and Lori Pankonin of Imperial, is in her final year of graduate school at UNL. She is currently fulfilling an externship at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha and is scheduled to complete her master’s degree in speech and language pathology in May.
Frank Ringleman, son of Launy and Lorrie Ringleman of Imperial, is a junior at Ft. Hays State University in Hays (Kan.) majoring in general agriculture. He is secretary/planning officer and on the executive council of Alpha Gamma Rho, an ag-based fraternity.
Also attending Ft. Hayes State University is Emily Ringleman, a senior majoring in accounting. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, a business fraternity, and treasurer of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is the daughter of Launy and Lorrie Ringleman of Imperial.
Mollie Ringleman is a freshman at Ft. Hays State University and is a general ag major. She is a member of the ag-based Sigma Alpha Sorority, and is the daughter of Launy and Lorrie Ringleman of Imperial.
Working on her master’s degree in counseling at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., is Katie Villeda, daughter of Launy and Lorrie Ringleman of Imperial. Her husband, Alex, is a third year medical student at the University of Missouri at Columbia.
Darrin Schultz, son of Nick and Jan Schultz of Imperial, is a senior at UNL, where his major is geography. He serves on the Newman Center advisory board as social chairman, is a Fellowship Of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) student leader, a Bible study leader, Theology on Tap coordinator and plays intramural sports.
Schyler Heathers is in his fourth year at UNL studying civil engineering. The son of Gene and Tracy heathers of Champion, he is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
A freshman at Chadron State College, Chantal Heathers is studying nursing in the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP). Also a member of the Health Professionals Club, she is the daughter of Gene and Tracy Heathers of Champion.
Lexee Reichert is a sophomore studying culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University in Denver. She is the daughter of Brent and Ronee Kruger of Imperial.
Adrianne Pursley, daughter of Chris and Annie Pursley, is a junior at UNK. She is working on a biology comprehensive major with a health science emphasis in physical therapy. She is a member of the Health Science Club, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, the UNK Honors Program and is a Big Sister mentor in the Friends Program.
Vanessa Schilke, daughter of John and Theresa Schilke of Imperial, is completing her RN degree at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo., and will graduate in December 2012.
Jenna Schilke is in her first year in the veterinary technician program at the University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, where she is also a Safari Club member and will travel to Costa Rica next year with the group. Her parents are John and Theresa Schilke of Imperial.