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Andrew Arizmendi, a member of the class of 2016 from Glendale, has been named to the fall 2015 dean’s list at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore.

In order to qualify for the dean’s list at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum QPA of at least 3.500 for the term, provided that in the term they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits.

Established in 1852, Loyola University Maryland is a Catholic, Jesuit comprehensive university comprising Loyola College, home to the University’s arts and sciences programs; the Sellinger School of Business and Management; and the School of Education. Loyola enrolls 3,700 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students from across the country.

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The following Azusa Pacific University students were among those who served in ministry through the Center for Student Action during the fall 2015 semester: From La Crescenta – Eunji Kim, an undeclared major served in local ministries; Jun Kim, a nursing major served in local ministries; Sanghee Chung, a nursing major served in Mexico outreach; Camille Newbro, an undeclared major served in local ministries.

From Tujunga – Abigail Rickett, a sociology major served in Mexico outreach; Megan Fish, a nursing major served in local ministries; Kelly Fish, a nursing major served in local ministries.

From Montrose – Stephanie Fuentes, a communication major served in local ministries and Mexico outreach.

From Sunland, Tyler Rivers, an undeclared major served in Mexico outreach.

Throughout the year, students have numerous opportunities to build relationships in the city of Azusa, greater Los Angeles area and Mexico. From assisting in food banks to providing after school tutoring and mentoring, the Center for Student Action at Azusa Pacific mobilizes and educates students toward responsible and transformational service locally and globally through a collaborative network of offices and programs.

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Kate Schiller was named to the dean’s list at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine for the fall semester ending in December 2015. This is a distinction earned by students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.71 or higher.

Schiller, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Schiller of La Cañada is a 2015 graduate of Mayfield Senior School.

Bates is internationally recognized as a leading college of the liberal arts, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world. Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community.

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Sophie Wagener, the daughter of Shaw B. Wagener and Deborah J. Heitz of La Cañada Flintridge is studying abroad during the 2015-16 winter semester through the Bates College Junior Year Abroad program.

Wagener, a 2013 graduate of the Westridge School for Girls, is studying in Thailand. She is majoring in biology at Bates. About 60% of Bates juniors study abroad, and Bates offers access to study-abroad programs in more than 60 countries.

Bates is internationally recognized as a leading college of the liberal arts, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.

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Kaelin King of La Cañada Flintridge has been named to the 2015 fall semester dean’s list at Lafayette College for outstanding academic achievement. To qualify for dean’s list, a student must achieve at least a 3.60 semester grade point average on a scale of 4.0.

King is a graduate of Flintridge Preparatory School.

Lafayette is a top liberal arts college with 2,450 students and 215 full-time faculty that offers a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs including engineering.

With close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, Lafayette has one of the highest endowment-per-student rates in the nation.

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Barrett Festen, Lydia Lou and Emily Mccoy from La Crescenta and Sharon Kim from Glendale have been named to Emerson College’s dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester. The requirement to make the dean’s list is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, opposite the historic Boston Common and in the heart of the city’s Theatre District, Emerson College educates individuals who will solve problems and change the world through engaged leadership in communication and the arts, a mission informed by liberal learning. The College has 3,750 undergraduates and 750 graduate students from across the United States and 50 countries.

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Molly Spurgeon of La Crescenta and a student at the prestigious Pratt Institute was among more than 1,000 students who made the president’s list in the fall 2015 semester.

Min Ho Kwak of La Cañada, Remi Nichols of La Cañada Flintridge and Eun Young Oh of La Crescenta made the dean’s list in the fall 2015 semester:

Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in the cultural hub of New York City with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with esteemed professors and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.

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Erica Son, a resident of La Crescenta and an occupational therapy major, was named to the dean’s list in Ithaca College’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance for the fall 2015 semester.

Ithaca College is located in Ithaca, New York.

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Lucas Rowton of La Cañada Flintridge was named to USA Cycling’s Collegiate Academic All-Star’s Spring 2015 class. Rowton’s major is exercise science.

The spring 2015 class of riders is composed of 79 riders from 15 different schools; 16 of these riders are from Fort Lewis College. All collegiate cyclists face the challenge of balancing school while racing, and the Academic All-Star program seeks to recognize those that go above and beyond by achieving top grades in the classroom while also competing at USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships.

In order to achieve Academic All-Star status, the athlete must have attended a USA Collegiate Cycling National Championship in the specified term for that honor and have maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA for the semester or term during which the nationals event falls.

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Amanda Chugg of La Cañada, a behavioral neuroscience student at Connecticut College, has been named to the dean’s list for the 2015 fall semester, achieving dean’s high honors.

Anna McGregor of La Crescenta, a theatre student at Connecticut College, has been named to the dean’s list for the 2015 fall semester, achieving dean’s high honors.

Ranked among the most selective private liberal arts colleges in the nation, Connecticut College has an enrollment of 1,900 men and women from 44 states, the District of Columbia, and 70 countries. The college is particularly known for interdisciplinary studies, innovative international programs, paid internships, and a wide range of student-faculty research opportunities.

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Lois Lee of La Crescenta has been named to the Whitworth University provost’s honor roll for fall semester 2016. Lee qualified for the academic honor society by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.75 during the semester.

Located in Spokane, Washington, Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

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Dojun Kim of La Crescenta has received Army and Navy Academy’s Dean Raymond Ede Superior Academic Achievement Award for his scholastic performance during the fall 2015 semester. Kim also earned a place on the dean’s list.

Named after the late Dean Raymond Ede who served the Academy for over 40 years, the award is granted each semester to students with high achievement in the school’s college preparatory program. Each of the recipients has maintained a minimum grade point average of 3.8.

Army and Navy Academy recognized Ryan McWhorter of La Cañada who has officially achieved cadet status after successful completion of plebe training. His accomplishment was acknowledged during the New Cadet Recognition Ceremony held on March 6.

“Plebe” is the official term for a first year cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy, as well as at the Army and Navy Academy. McWhorter completed a three-week plebe training course at ANA, where he learned the school’s history and traditions, the alma mater, and armed and unarmed drill. He was tested on all subjects, and officially promoted to cadet after passing the assessment.

Now that he has been named a cadet, McWhorter is able to move up through the Academy’s leadership program. McWhorter also earned a placed on the dean’s list.

Kim and Whorter were also recognized as “Cadets of Distinction,” given to students who have achieved the highest citizenship grade attainable (excellent) and zero demerits for the entire fourth grading period of the 2015-16 school year.

Founded in 1910, the Army and Navy Academy is a private not-for-profit institution that provides an academically robust, character-based education for young men, grades 7 through 12. It is the only private boarding school in San Diego County and the only private military academy for high school-age students in California and surrounding states.

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Jae Eun Lee, a molecular biology major in the Colgate University Class of 2018, has earned the dean’s award for academic excellence for the fall 2015 semester.

Lee, of La Crescenta, is a graduate of Yongsan Intl School.

The Dean’s Award for academic excellence is awarded to students with a 3.30 or higher term average.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by its commitment to global engagement, student-faculty research, off-campus study, sustainable practices, and utilizing technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Colgate offers 54 majors to a diverse student body of approximately 2,900 undergraduate students, and supports 25 Division I athletic teams. The university’s 575-acre campus in rural central New York is renowned for its beauty and for the important role it plays in the student experience.

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Clayton Weirick of La Cañada was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Weirick is enrolled in the university’s College of Arts & Sciences. To qualify for the dean’s list in the College of Arts & Sciences, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units.

Washington University in St. Louis is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching, research, patient care and service to society.

The university draws students and faculty to St. Louis from more than 100 countries and all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The total student body is approximately 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

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The following students made the dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University. These students are honored for a fall 2015 grade point average of 3.5 or better. They are joined by 2,230 students receiving the same honor.

From Sunland: Courtney Bitz, psychology major and sociology major; Vanessa Brooks, youth ministry major. From Tujunga: Da Cheong, nursing major; Kelly Fish, nursing major; Megan Fish, nursing major; Abigail Golliher, nursing major; Abigail Rickett, sociology major and honors humanities major; Jonah Kang, computer information systems major. From La Crescenta: Sang Yong Chung, business marketing major; Tiffany Garren, business accounting major; Elizabeth Gruss, mathematics major; Camille Newbro, sociology major; Emma Lee Walker, psychology major; Robert Walker, mathematics major. Sophia Cowell of Shadow Hills, graphic design major. Jackson Harbolt of La Cañada Flintridge, business accounting major. Cody Springett of Montrose, sociology major. George Vine of La Cañada, computer science major.

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian university committed to God First and excellence in higher education. With 71 bachelor’s degrees, 47 master’s degrees, 18 certificates, 14 credentials, 8 doctoral programs, and 3 associate degrees, the university offers its more than 10,700 students a quality education on campus, online, and at six regional centers throughout Southern California.

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KCR College Radio, San Diego State University’s student-run radio station since 1969, took home the top prize at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Golden Microphone Awards.

Emely Navarro, a Tujunga native and student studying journalism, is a part of the award-winning team.

In addition, KCR won Best Online Station, Best Play-by-Play Baseball and Best Blog. KCR also received two finalist awards for Best Newscast and Best Station Website.

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Meghri Sarkissian, a La Crescenta native studying European studies at San Diego State University, was named to Scholars Without Borders, an honors society dedicated to promoting international exchange and service and recognizing scholarly achievement in an international context.

Scholars Without Borders supports programs with an international focus and builds awareness of international issues and opportunities. Members strive to inspire SDSU students, faculty and staff to become engaged and committed scholar-citizens of the global community.

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Alexander Ward of La Cañada was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Ward is pursuing a degree in computer science at Brigham Young University.

Ward is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10% of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The Society has chapters on more than 300 college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines.

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Allison Reik, a La Crescenta native and student studying liberal studies at San Diego State University, was named to Scholars Without Borders, an honors society dedicated to promoting international exchange and service and recognizing scholarly achievement in an international context.

Scholars Without Borders supports programs with an international focus and builds awareness of international issues and opportunities. Members strive to inspire SDSU students, faculty and staff to become engaged and committed scholar-citizens of the global community.

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