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Sierra Nelson of Tujunga has been accepted to Cornell College, a private liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Nelson was also awarded the Founders Scholarship.

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Katharine Erin Crowder of Tujunga received academic honors from the School of Management at Binghamton University by making the University’s dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester.

Binghamton University is one of the four university centers of the State University of New York. Known for the excellence of its students, faculty, staff and programs, Binghamton enrolls close to 15,000 students in programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Its curriculum, founded in the liberal arts, has expanded to include selected professional and graduate programs.

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The following local students graduated from Azusa Pacific University on May 3,. They joined nearly 1,500 graduates at the spring commencement ceremonies.

Kaylee Falcon of Glendale; Jennifer Adem, Connor Higley and Shabnam Talab of La Cañada; Dustin Roskilly of Shadow Hills; Samuel Cowell of Sunland; Christina Lim and Erin Ventura of Tujunga.

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian university committed to God First and excellence in higher education. With 61 bachelor’s degrees, 40 master’s degrees, 17 certificates, 11 credentials, eight doctoral programs, and two associate degrees, the university offers its more than 10,000 students a quality education on campus, online, and at seven regional centers throughout Southern California.

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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announced that Stacy McKenna of Sunland was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. McKenna was initiated at San Jose State University.

McKenna is among approximately 32,000 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.

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The following local residents were among more than 1,000 St. Olaf College students who were recognized for academic achievement at the college’s annual Honors Day convocation on May 3.

Caitlin Connell of La Crescenta is an undeclared major. Margaret Connell of Montrose is a political science and computer science major. The Connells are the daughters of Brian Connell and Gail Connell.

Honors Day recognizes students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.60 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The convocation also recognizes students who have been awarded scholarships and fellowships, including Fulbright scholars, Goldwater scholars, and senior members of leadership and academic honor societies.

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Kyle Patterson, a resident of La Cañada Flintridge, has been named to the Champlain College spring 2014 dean’s list for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher. 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.

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Katherine Van Amringe of La Cañada participated in Gonzaga University’s graduation exercises during a commencement ceremony on May 11 in Spokane’s Veterans’ Memorial Arena. Van Amringe graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in applied communication studies.

Gonzaga University is dedicated to its Jesuit, Catholic and humanistic roots, educating the mind, body, and spirit to create women and men for others.

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Christopher Bache of La Cañada has made the dean’s list for Franklin & Marshall College’s fall 2013 semester. Bache is the child of Sara E. Davis and Stephen K. Bache and is a graduate of La Cañada High School.

Dean’s list status is awarded to students who have successfully completed their course work with a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 score.

Located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Franklin & Marshall is a residential undergraduate liberal arts college that offers more than 40 interdisciplinary and disciplinary majors in the natural, social and environmental sciences; the arts; modern and classical languages; and humanities, within an integrated living and learning environment.

Audrey Elizabeth Harris of La Crescenta, daughter of George G. Harris and Robin E. Harris, received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Juniata College. Harris is a 2010 graduate of Immaculate Heart High School.

Juniata College is a national, liberal arts college located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. With an enrollment of 1,500, Juniata is a community dedicated to providing the highest quality education.

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Eastern Connecticut State University’s 124th commencement took place at the XL Center in Hartford on May 13. In all, 1,162 undergraduates and 65 graduate students earned their degrees.

Matthew Botchis of Montrose graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.

Eastern Connecticut State University is the state’s public liberal arts university and serves approximately 5,400 students each year on its Willimantic campus and at satellite locations.

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Emily Rawlings, a biology major from Shadow Hills, earned dean’s list recognition at George Fox University after earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the 2014 spring semester. Rawlings is academically considered a sophomore based on the number of credits earned.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university.

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Bradley Bowers of Sunland (91040) initiated at California State University, Los Angeles

Kristina Ronnquist of La Crescenta (91214) initiated at University of Southern California were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:

These residents are among approximately 32,000 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 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership.

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The following students from your area have earned placement on Gonzaga University’s President’s List for spring semester 2014. Students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed.

Monica Lyons, a resident of La Canada.

Michael Peters, a resident of La Canada.

Katherine Van Amringe, a resident of La Canada.

Gonzaga University is a humanistic, private Catholic University providing a Jesuit education to more than 7,500 students. Situated along the Spokane River near downtown Spokane, Wash., Gonzaga is routinely recognized among the West’s best comprehensive regional universities.

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Lindsey Espe, of La Canada, CA, qualified for the Spring 2014 Dean’s List at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

Approximately 30 percent of Belmont’s student body qualified for the Spring 2014 Dean’s List.

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Mutya Sison Davis of La Canada Flintridge was among the recipients of 48 doctor of physical therapy degrees and 668 master’s degrees conferred by The University of Scranton at its post-baccalaureate commencement on May 31 in the Byron Recreation Complex.

Davis earned a Master of Business Administrat degree with a major in health care management from The University of Scranton.

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