Wartburg College’s Scholars Program has admitted 30 first-year students for the new academic year.

The Scholars Program provides enriched academic challenges and learning opportunities to highly motivated and academically talented students. The students can accumulate six honors credits, study with like-minded peers and study off-campus in places like Paris, San Francisco and Denver. The program concludes with a Senior Honors Project.

First-year students in the Scholars Program are:


Ankeny: Robert W. King, son of Daniel and Sue King

Asbury: Alison Fraehlich, daughter of David and Diane Fraehlich

Boone: Alycia Sterenberg, daughter of Brian and Jane Sterenberg

Cedar Falls: Kevin Dou, son of Danan Dou and Guiying Li

Cedar Rapids: Hailee Reist, daughter of Jeffrey and Diane Reist

Central City: Sarah White, daughter of Jeffrey and Carol White

Coralville: Tyler Nullmeyer, son of the Rev. Jeff and Jennifer Nullmeyer

Davenport: Kaitlynn Eaton, daughter of George Eaton and Annette Zemek

Fairbank: Koby Edler, son of Steven Edler

Fertile: Megan Kirschbaum, daughter of Eric and Brenda Kirschbaum

Garner: Elizabeth Snyder, daughter of Robert and Theresa Snyder

Grinnell: Nathan Ford, son of Thomas and Anita Ford

Hampton: Amanda Bonjour, daughter of Kathy Bonjour

Hartwick: Anthony Lynn, son of John and Tiffany Lynn

Iowa City: Daniel Bonthius, son of Dr. Daniel and Nancy Bonthius

Luzerne: Andrea Lohf, daughter of David and Kathy Lohf

Mason City: Kelsey Smith, daughter of Debra Smith and Lance Smith; Arun Sondhi, son of Dr. Satish and Simi Sondhi

Osage: Kate Huffman, daughter of Gary and Robertta Huffman

Pella: Jacklyn Budding, daughter of Jalene Vos and Brant Budding of Des Moines; Jacob Martin, son of Dr. Richard and Lisa Martin

Plainfield: Erica Hulsing, daughter of Kristi Kleinschmidt and Mark Hulsing of Northwood

Preston: Joel Geier, son of the Rev. Greg and Amy Geier

Rock Valley: Chad Nelsen, son of Denise Nelsen

Sioux City: Alexandra Brooke Bokemper, daughter of Wendy Bokemper

Swisher: Tarra Marie Troendle, daughter of Steve and Chris Troendle

Waverly: Allan Edgar Engel, son of Linda Engel and Glenn Engel and Sanae Shimizu; Aditi Rajesh Patel, daughter of Rajesh and Sangita Patel


Channahon: Jason Michael Lizalek, son of Jerry and Janet Lizalek

Chicago: Andrew Veza Modelo, son of JoAnn Modelo-Harris and Kenneth Harris


Medford: Emma Bernice Hellevik, daughter of Brian and Amy Hellevik

Owatonna: Dylan John Thiede, son of Martin and Joleen Thiede


Boscobel: Merry Marie Gillaspie, daughter of Dr. Brian and Ronni Gillaspie

Racine: Nicole Marie Jamieson, daughter of Christopher and Sandra Jamieson

Wausau: Phillip James Wessels, son of Dr. William and Trudy Wessels