Farmington area residents excel in college

Farmington Hills student enters Heidelberg University

Roger Moore, of Farmington Hills, enrolled at Heidelberg University for the fall semester. Moore, who has an Undeclared major, is among one of the largest groups of incoming students in Heidelberg’s history. As a class, the new and transfer students, numbering 411, arrived with one of the highest recorded average GPA and ACT cohort scores, said Doug Kellar, vice president for enrollment management.

Petrak earns endowed scholarship at Baldwin Wallace University

Victoria Petrak of Farmington Hills was among more than 500 students who earned endowed scholarships at Baldwin Wallace University this fall. Petrak, a graduate of North Farmington High School majoring in music education and instrumental performance, earned the E.S. & M.R. Griffiths Scholarship.

Local students graduate from Davenport

Davenport University announced that several local students officially completed degrees in business, technology or health professions at the end of the summer 2016 semester. More than 1,900 graduates earned DU degrees during the 2015 – 2016 academic year, with nearly 900 participating in Commencement festivities held May, 1, 2016 in Grand Rapids. Here is the list of local students who recently graduated from Davenport University:

  • Stephanie Anderson, Farmington Hills
  • Nitasha Bhardwaj, Farmington Hills
  • Makisha Morse, Farmington Hills
  • Carline Plaisir, Farmington
Neely selected for trip to “Meet the Press”

Abrial Neely of Farmington Hills, a John Carroll University Communication & Theatre Arts major, recently had the opportunity to experience what most aspiring journalists can only imagine: a visit to a network news studio during a live broadcast of NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd.

Neely, who serves as Campus Editor for The Carroll News and will graduate from the University in 2017, was among several representatives of student-run newspaper selected for the special professional development visit. The students were able to tour the news operation in Washington, D.C., and watch the live broadcast on Sunday, October 23. Guests for the broadcast included Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, and Kellyanne Conway, who serves as the campaign manager for Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

Ikner accepted to University of the Cumberlands

University of the Cumberlands has proudly accepted Ashley Ikner of Farmington Hills, for the upcoming academic year. UC welcomes Ashley, a current student at North Farmington High School, to the class of 2021.

Farmington Hills student goes to Broadway

Veronica Battersby, of Farmington Hills, was among the sixteen Oklahoma City University musical theatre students invited to join alumna Kristin Chenoweth on closing night of her latest show, “My Love Letter to Broadway” at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City on Nov. 13. Chenoweth’s one-woman Broadway production runs from Nov. 2-13 and features some of the songs she has made famous such as “Popular” from the Broadway production of “Wicked” as well as other favorites like “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “Smile”.

Chenoweth is joined on stage each night by special guests and for her closing performance, she asked to be accompanied by students from her alma mater.

Griffin presents poster during Heidelberg University Psychology Day

Heidelberg University student Kelsey Griffin, of Farmington Hills, was one of 21 psychology majors who presented a poster on their Junior Experience. The presentations are held annually each fall semester. As part of Heidelberg rcurriculum for psychology majors, each major is required to complete a Junior Experience, consisting of either study abroad, an internship or an independent research project.

Griffin, a junior, completed an internship with the Detroit Police Department.