College Credits: Batavia Student Earns $19K Scholarship To University


BATAVIA, IL — We’re keeping track of all the major higher education accomplishments of students in the area. Send your submissions to emily.rosca@patch.com.

Batavia student graduates from Bates College

Erik Malm of Batavia, Ill., graduated after majoring in biological chemistry at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Malm, the son of John J. Malm and Sara M. Malm, is a 2018 graduate of Batavia High School..

Bates College graduated 477 students from 39 U.S. states and 40 nations on May 29, 2022.

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Batavia Class of 2026 students start school at University of Iowa

The University of Iowa continues to attract high-achieving students.

This fall’s incoming first-year class has topped previous records with an average high school grade-point average (GPA) of 3.82. The average high school GPA for the classes of 2025 and 2024 were 3.81 and 3.78, respectively.

It is also the third-largest incoming first-year class on record at 5,178 students, after 5,643 in the fall of 2016 and 5,241 in the fall of 2015.

The following students from Batavia are part of the university’s Class of 2026.

  • Leah Puttin of Batavia [Major: Elementary Education]
  • Ethan Houde of Batavia [Major: Undeclared Engineering]
  • Tyler Kent of Batavia [Major: Mechanical Engineering]
  • Jacob Oke of Batavia [Major: Undeclared Engineering]
  • Wesley Skirmont of Batavia [Major: Mechanical Engineering]
  • Lucas Cherry of Batavia [Major: Computer Science]
  • Brady Corken of Batavia [Major: Pre-Physical Therapy]
  • Emma Day of Batavia [Major: Pre-Business]
  • Ryan Gianfrancesco of Batavia [Major: Biology]
  • Caden Glanz of Batavia [Major: Pre-Business]
  • Aubrey Hahn of Batavia [Major: Sport and Recreation Management]
  • Katharine Meyers of Batavia [Major: Pre-Physician Assistant Program]
  • Jacqueline Nelson of Batavia [Major: Biology]
  • Ellie Schick of Batavia [Major: Psychology]
  • Hunter Stevens of Batavia [Major: Economics]
  • Hailey Durso of Batavia [Major: Nursing]
  • Ava Bartolotta of Batavia [Major: Business Direct Admission]
  • Kayla Olson of Batavia [Major: Business Direct Admission]
  • Caden Temple of Batavia [Major: Business Direct Admission]
  • Abigail Tutt of Batavia [Major: Business Direct Admission]

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Batavia student earns Trustees’ Scholarship at Baldwin Wallace University

Caitlin Callahan of Batavia (60510) was among over 600 first-year students welcomed to the Baldwin Wallace University campus this fall who earned more than $11 million in merit scholarships. Callahan, a graduate of Batavia High School majoring in nursing, earned a $19,000 Trustees’ Scholarship based on outstanding academic achievements in high school.

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