People Making News

Yeon Joo Hong from La Cañada has been named to the fall 2012 dean’s list at St. Bonaventure University in New York. Hong is majoring in biology.

Inspired for more than 150 years by the Franciscan values of individual dignity, community inclusiveness, and service, St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them.


Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Massachusetts announced that Eleanor Cardell of La Cañada Flintridge earned a place on the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2012 academic year. To be eligible for this honor a student must carry 14 or more credits and achieve a grade point average of 3.5.

Cardell made the dean’s list for her distinguished work overall.


Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. announced that Jacob Sirof and Emmet Hayes of La Cañada, and Edward Taylor of La Crescenta have earned placement on the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2012 academic year:

The Berklee curriculum focuses on practical career preparation for today’s music industry. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a full-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or above; a part-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.6 or above.


Haven Linka from La Cañada Flintridge was named to the dean’s list at Villanova University in Pennsylvania for the fall 2012 semester. Linka is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the college of engineering.

Villanova University dean’s list recipients are honored by their college’s respective dean. To qualify, one must be a matriculated full-time student and earn a semester grade point average of at least 3.5.