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Amelia Palacios, the daughter of Maureen and Jorge of La Crescenta, has been named to the dean’s list of Macalester College for academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2014-15 school year. A graduate of Crescenta Valley High School, Palacios was a sophomore at Macalester last fall.

To be eligible for the dean’s list a student must have been registered as a full-time, degree-seeking student and may not have been on a study away program. Furthermore, a student must have achieved a semester grade point average of at least 3.75, 12 or more credits on a regular grading option, no grades below C-, and no withdrawal or incomplete grades for the semester. **insert line**

Rachel Conover Arnall from Glendale attending the Baylor College of Arts and Sciences and Elena Gabrielle Leon from La Crescenta attending Baylor School of Education were among the 3, 200 Baylor University students named to the dean’s academic honor roll for the 2014 fall semester. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.

A private Christian university and a nationally ranked liberal arts institution, Baylor is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Kyle Patterson of La Cañada Flintridge has been named to the Champlain College dean’s list for fall 2014 for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Patterson is currently studying abroad in Canada for the spring 2015 semester as part of the Champlain College Study Abroad Program.

Patterson is majoring in management of creative media.

Since 1878, Champlain College has provided career-focused education to students from its hilltop campus in Burlington, Vermont.

Bucknell University has released the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2014-15 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition.

From La Cañada Flintridge, Stephanie Beck, daughter of Douglas and Shelley Beck and Daniel Lazier, son of David and Janet Lazier, were both named to the dean’s list.

Located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania., Bucknell University is a highly selective, private, liberal arts university that offers majors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and social and natural sciences, along with broad opportunities outside of class, to its 3,600 undergraduates.

Caitlin Connell, majoring in economics and Russian at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. Connell is a graduate of Crescenta Valley High School and daughter of Brian Connell and Gail Connell. The dean’s list recognizes students with a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4 point scale.

One of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf offers a distinctive education grounded in academic rigor, residential learning, global engagement and a vibrant Lutheran faith tradition. St. Olaf provides an uncommon educational experience that fully prepares students to make a meaningful difference in our changing world.

Daniel Velasquez of Shadow Hills earned a Bachelor of Science with a focus in criminal justice management from Union Institute & University.

Union Institute & University is a non-profit, accredited, private university specializing in adult and distance education since 1964. Union strives to engage, enlighten, and empower students in a lifetime of learning and service.

Frances Boukidis of La Crescenta is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University (NIU). Boukidis graduated with a BA degree. Graduate degrees were conferred Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Undergraduate degrees were conferred Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014.

Chartered in 1895, NIU first opened its doors as the Northern Illinois State Normal School in 1899 as a teachers college. The university has grown since into a world-class, research-focused public institution that attracts students from across Illinois, the country and the world.