Shelbyville Daily Union

June 4, 2013

Riley receives Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree


Shelbyville Daily Union

---- — Riley receives Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree

URBANA - Amber Riley, daughter of Rusty and Karen Riley of Shelbyville, Ill., graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree on May 12. The College is one of only 28 veterinary schools in the United States.

Dr. Riley and her fellow graduates in the Class of 2013 were the first to be educated under an innovative veterinary curriculum pioneered at Illinois. The new curriculum focused on integrating the clinical skills and basic sciences relevant to veterinary practice throughout the four-year doctoral degree program. Students in the Illinois program, unlike those in other veterinary curricula, spend 15 weeks during the first two years of study embedded in veterinary practice areas and practicing clinical skills in an extensive learning center equipped with models and simulations.

Dr. Riley will practice veterinary medicine at Banfield Pet Hospital, in Aberdeen, N.C., as an associate veterinarian.

Dr. Riley graduated from Shelbyville High School, in Shelbyville, Ill., in 2004. She is also a graduate of the MacMurray College, in Jacksonville, Ill., earning a bachelor of science degree in biology in 2008.

Elizabeth Shaw graduates from Clemson

Elizabeth Anne Shaw of Shelbyville graduated from Clemson University May 10 with a Master of Science in Historic Preservation.

Shaw was among 3,053 students who received degrees at three commencement ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Graduates in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities and the College of Business and Behavioral Science received their degrees at a morning ceremony. Those from the colleges of Agricultural Forestry and Life Science; and Health, Education and Human Development received theirs in an afternoon ceremony. College of Engineering and Science graduates received theirs in an evening ceremony.

University of Illinois Springfield announces graduates

SPRINGFIELD – During the University of Illinois Springfield’s 42nd commencement on May 11, 2013 the following students received degrees, pending completion of university requirements. Student names are listed below based on the city of residence on file with UIS Records and Registration at the time of graduation.

Undergraduate academic honors are indicated as follows: * cum laude, ** magna cum laude, *** summa cum laude.

The following area students received degrees:

Shelbyville: Ann Jenelle Nottingham, Psychology

Windsor: Tia King, Accountancy.

Western Illinois University announces Deans List

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – More than 1,600 undergraduate students enrolled at Western Illinois University were named to the 2013 Spring Dean’s List. The number includes some 90 students at WIU-Quad Cities.

To receive this award, an undergraduate student must earn at least a 3.6 grade point average on a scale of 4.0 equals an A in a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded courses; pass-fail hours are not counted (i.e. student teaching, internships).

Area students include:

Moweaqua - Kyle Lee Wiseman

Pana - Clinton Jacob Epley

Shelbyville - Brittany Elayne Peifer