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Matthew Schmutzer of La Crescenta has been named to the dean’s honor roll for the spring 2015 semester at Kansas Wesleyan University. Full-time students with a semester grade point average of 3.25-3.74 and no incompletes are listed on the dean’s honor roll at the end of each semester.


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 2015 spring semester. Rawlings is academically considered a junior based on the number of credits earned. All told, more than 800 students earned dean’s list honors for the semester.

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. More than 3,700 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Oregon, and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Oregon. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 11 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Sierra Rhoads has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester at the University of Vermont. Rhoads, from La Crescenta, is a sophomore dietetics nutrition & food sciences major.

To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20% of their class in their respective college or school.

Chartered in 1791, UVM was the first college or university in the United States that did not give preference to a religious sect in its charter. UVM now has 9,958 undergraduates in seven schools and colleges, 1,371 graduate students and 459 medical students.


Lindsey Espe of La Cañada qualified for the spring 2105 dean’s list at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. 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% of Belmont’s 7,300 students qualified for the spring 2015 dean’s list.


More than 1,900 Lehigh University students were awarded a bachelor’s, a master’s, or a doctoral degree during the 147th spring 2015 commencement ceremonies at Goodman Stadium in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Daniel Minguez of La Cañada Flintridge received a doctor of philosophy and Subidia D’Aguiar of Tujunga received a BS in business & economics.

For 150 years, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research.


More than 450 students from the class of 2015, representing nearly three dozen countries, crossed the stage on Tempel Green to receive their diplomas from Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron. Among these was Cara Elizabeth Green from La Cañada who received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy.
During the ceremony, the graduates followed long-held college traditions, including passing through a laurel chain held by members of the junior class and carrying saplings that symbolize a continuing connection to the college.


Kristy Koperski, of La Crescenta attained dean’s list status at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in the spring. Dean’s list status is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses.

For 149 years, Lehigh University ( has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. The institution is among the nation’s most selective, highly ranked private research universities.

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