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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, initiated at California State University, Los Angeles and Kristina Ronnquist of La Crescenta, 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% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership.

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Monica Lyons, Michael Peters and Katherine Van Amringe of La Cañada 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.

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, Washington, Gonzaga is routinely recognized among the west’s best comprehensive regional universities.
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Lindsey Espe of La Cañada 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% of Belmont’s student body qualified for the spring 2014 dean’s list.
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Mutya Sison Davis of La Cañada 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 Administration degree with a major in health care management from The University of Scranton.
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Kirstie L. Shurie of La Cañada, a junior majoring in chemical engineering/pre-physical therapy, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at Clarkson University.

Dean’s list students must achieve a minimum 3.25 grade-point average and also carry at least 14 credit hours.

Clarkson University, located outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, New York, launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company.
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Madeline Crowley of La Cañada Flintridge graduated from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Crowley is an environmental studies and studio art major.     She is the daughter of Philip and Ann Crowley.
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The following students at Wheaton College (Ill.) were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 semester.

Dean’s List honors are earned by undergraduate students who carry 12 or more credit hours and achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on the 4.0 scale.

Michelle Phillips of La Canada Flintridge

Adam Wolcott of La Crescenta

Wheaton College (Wheaton, Ill.) is a coeducational Christian liberal arts college noted for its rigorous academics, integration of faith and learning, and consistent ranking among the top liberal arts colleges in the country
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The following local residents have been named to the Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences’ Dean’s List for Spring Semester 2014:

Janice Park, a resident of La Canada.

Hojean Yoon, a resident of La Crescenta.

The College of Arts and Sciences is Cornell University’s largest undergraduate college.

Rachel Conover Arnall and Brett V. Feehan from Glendale and Elena G. Leon and Maria D. Leon from La Crescenta were among the nearly 3,300 Baylor University students named to the dean’s academic honor list for the 2014 spring 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.
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Mae A. Colcord of La Crescenta received a degree from Clark University on May 18. Colcord graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in global environmental studies. Mae A. Colcord, of La Crescenta, has been named to second honors on the Clark University Dean’s List. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the Spring 2014 semester.

To be eligible for first honors, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, of a maximum of 4.3 (all A+s).

Founded in 1887 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University is a small, liberal arts-based research university addressing social and human imperatives on a global scale.
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Maia Shields of La Crescenta was named to the Fort Lewis College dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester. Shields’s major is psychology. Fort Lewis College is located in Durango, Colorado.

To be eligible for dean’s list, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.6 or better in no fewer than 15 credit hours of graded college level work and have completed all work for which they are registered by the end of the semester.
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Lindsey M. Chessum of La Crescenta, has earned her juris doctorate degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in North Carolina.

Chessum also is the recipient of the American Bankruptcy Institute Award.
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Kara Vadman, a graduate of Reseda High School from Sunland, is a member of the Colgate University graduating Class of 2014.

Vadman, who majored in Geology, is one of 750 students to graduate from Colgate in 2014. CNN’s Gloria Borger ‘74 delivered the commencement keynote.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by the dedication of its 294 full-time faculty-scholars, and its commitment to global engagement, student-faculty research, off-campus study, sustainable practices, and utilizing technology to enhance teaching and learning.
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Cara Green, a member of the class of 2015 at Connecticut College and a resident of La Canada, has been named to the Dean’s Honors list for the 2014 spring semester.

At Connecticut College, Dean’s Honors is a recognition for students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.65, and Dean’s High Honors is a recognition for students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.77.
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The following students graduated from the University of San Diego on May 25.

Kelsie Bishop of Shadow Hills graduated from the University of San Diego on May 25. Bishop earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Bishop graduated cum laude.

Marisa Dodge of La Canada graduated from the University of San Diego on May 25. Dodge earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies.

Dana Dowse of La Crescenta graduated from the University of San Diego on May 25. Dowse earned bachelor’s degrees in International Relations and Business Economics. Dowse graduated magna cum laude. Dowse completed USD’s Honors Program that is designed to provide smart, passionate and eager students with challenges and opportunities that will allow them to achieve their intellectual goals. The program emphasizes teaching excellence, small seminar-style classes, and a core curriculum of innovative courses. Honors students have numerous opportunities for interaction with faculty, specialized course work, undergraduate research and focused academic advising.

Jessica Ernst of La Crescenta graduated from the University of San Diego on May 25. Ernst earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies.

Megan Hamm of La Canada graduated from the University of San Diego on May 25. Hamm earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology.

Robert Paton of La Canada graduated from the University of San Diego on May 25. Paton earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Julianne Sermak of Sunland graduated from the University of San Diego on May 25. Sermak earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
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William Krieger of La Crescenta, CA, has earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Krieger was among approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during Georgia Tech’s 247th commencement exercises.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
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Southern Arkansas University has announced the names of 253 students who qualified for the President’s List following the Spring 2014 semester.

The following area students were included to the President’s List:

Angela Gaignard of Sunland, Calif., who is a senior Athletic Training major.

Cambria Martin of Tujunga, Calif., who is a senior Exercise Science major.

Southern Arkansas University is a quality, comprehensive regional university granting degrees on the undergraduate and graduate levels. For more information, visit http://www.SAUmag.edu.
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Marci Sortor, Dean and Provost of St. Olaf College, has named the following local students to the St. Olaf College Dean’s list for the Spring 2014 semester. The Dean’s list recognizes students with a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4-point scale. Dean Sortor stated, “These students have distinguished themselves among a talented and highly qualified student body. We celebrate their success in gaining recognition for academic excellence.”

Margaret Connell from Montrose is a Political Science and Computer Science major. She is a graduate of Crescenta Valley High School and the daughter of Brian Connell and Gail Connell.

Madeline Crowley from La Canada Flintridge is an Environmental Studies and Studio Art major. She is a graduate of Westridge School For Girls and the daughter of Philip and Ann Crowley.

St. Olaf College

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.
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Baylor University conferred degrees on more than 2,300 graduates during spring commencement exercises May 16-17  in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus. Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked liberal arts institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with “high research activity.”
 
Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor offers 144 undergraduate, 77 master, 32 doctoral degree programs, and two education specialist programs plus the juris doctor degree, through its 11 academic units. Baylor’s 735-acre campus in Waco is home to more than 15,000 students from all 50 states and 80 countries.
 
Below are students from your area who graduated this spring.  The commencement news release and a complete listing of all graduates are available through the following link: http://www.baylor.edu/mediacommunications/index.php?id=87572.
 
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HOMETOWN, STATE; NAME, DEGREE, MAJOR(S), HONORS (if listed)
La Canada Flintridge, CA

Ryan Andrew Gerlach, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

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Yeon Joo Hong has been named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at St. Bonaventure University. The biology student is from La Canada, CA.

The nation’s first Franciscan university, 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.
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James Lynch , La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011, son of James and Elizabeth Lynch and a 2010.0 graduate of La Canada High School, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Spanish

Located in Lewisburg, Pa., 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.
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Emerson College student Young Min Kim of La Crescenta, CA has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 semester. Kim is majoring in Film Production. The criterion to make Emerson’s Dean’s List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

About Emerson College

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.
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The University of Dubuque congratulates the following students on being appointed to the Spring Semester 2014 Academic Dean’s List.  

To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for that semester.

The University of Dubuque, founded in 1852, is a private, coeducational, professional University with a focus in the liberal arts.

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HOMETOWN, STATE; NAME
La Canada, CA
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James Olson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science from Colorado College. Olson, from La Canada Flintridge, California, is a graduate of American School in Japan.

Colorado College awarded 566 undergraduate degrees at its 132nd commencement, held May 19 outdoors on Armstrong Quad.

Jane Lubchenco, first woman to serve as the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), gave the commencement address, titled “From Rats to Sharks: Tales of Public Service.” She is a 1969 graduate of Colorado College.

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