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Daniel Lazier of La Cañada Flintridge, son of David and Janet Lazier and a graduate of Flintridge Preparatory School, graduated with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Bucknell University.

Kailey Tindle of Glendale, daughter of Stephen and Vivian Tindle, and Amy Nance, a graduate of Crescenta Valley High School, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience. Kailey is a member of Mortar Board Leadership Honor Society and Phi Sigma Biology Honor Society.
Located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Bucknell University is a highly selective private liberal arts university.
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The following local students were named to the dean’s list at California Lutheran University for the fall semester: Abagail Durkan-Simonds of La Cañada is an undeclared major; Deirdre Durkan-Simonds of La Cañada Flintridge is a communication major; Carly Holland of Sunland is a business administration major; Ryan Moguel of Tujunga is a political science major; Adrienne Ingalla of Glendale is an exercise science major.

Students qualify for the dean’s list by maintaining a 3.6 grade point average in their academic subjects. For the fall semester, 704 students earned the honor.

Cal Lutheran is a selective university based in Thousand Oaks with additional locations in Oxnard, Woodland Hills, Westlake Village, Santa Maria and Berkeley.
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Katharine E. Crowder of Tujunga was named to Binghamton University dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

Binghamton University is located in New York and is ranked among the elite public universities in the country. Binghamton challenges students academically, not financially, in its unique, best-of-both-worlds environment.
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Leegan Lim from La Cañada graduated from Wake Forest University on May 18.

Surrounded by family and friends, 1,861 graduates faced their futures against the backdrop of a new, modern, open-air stage designed to complement the structure of Wake Forest’s iconic Wait Chapel.
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Bucknell University released the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the 2015 spring semester. Dean’s list students have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0.

Stephanie Beck and Daniel Lazier of La Cañada Flintridge and Kailey Tindle of Glendale were named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University for the spring semester of 2014-15 academic year.

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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La Crescenta resident Gavin Traber, a sophomore molecular and cellular biology major at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas is among more than 1,200 university students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the spring 2015 semester.

The dean’s list is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, university provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes.
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The following students graduated from the University of San Diego on May 24.

Lara Adamiak of La Cañada earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Adamiak graduated magna cum laude. Adamiak participated in the university’s Honors Program designed to provide smart, passionate and engaged students with challenges and opportunities to allow them to achieve their intellectual goals. It emphasizes teaching excellence, small seminar-style classes, and a core curriculum of innovative courses. Matthew Cannata of La Cañada earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. Joshua Chi of La Crescenta earned a bachelor’s degree in accountancy and finance. Chi graduated cum laude. Sara Gangi of Glendale earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing.

Laura McClelland of La Cañada earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing. McClelland graduated magna cum laude.

Sarah Phillips of Glendale earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies. Phillips graduated summa cum laude. William Thompson of La Crescenta earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Thompson graduated cum laude. Thompson completed the requirements for graduation in January of this year.

Porter Tolkin of La Cañada earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. Elisa YiDonoy of La Cañada earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies.

The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning committed to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and the creation of ethical leaders.
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Andrea Miller of La Cañada has earned an undergraduate degree from California Lutheran University. Miller graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing communication. Miller completed the requirements in the fall term and was eligible to participate in the 2015 Undergraduate Commencement held May 16 in William Rolland Stadium.

Cal Lutheran is a selective university based in Thousand Oaks, California, with additional locations in Oxnard, Woodland Hills, Westlake Village, Santa Maria and Berkeley.
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Sarah Elaine Lowenthal of La Crescenta has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first-year and second-year college students.
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Army and Navy Academy’s 104th commencement ceremony was held on Saturday, June 6. Diplomas were presented by Dr. Lisa Basista, dean of Academics, in the Saturday afternoon ceremony, along with special awards.

Graduates included Ian Kim of Shadow Hills who he is enrolling at Pepperdine University and Brandon Um of La Cañada who is enrolling at the University of California, Irvine.
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Christine Martinez of Tujunga earned a Bachelor of Arts, political science, with a minor in women’s & gender studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Students participated in graduation exercises during the school’s commencement ceremony that was held on Sunday, May 11 in Spokane’s Veterans’ Memorial Arena.

Gonzaga University is a private Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic university providing education to more than 7,800 students.
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Amelia Palacios, the daughter of Maureen and Jorge Palacios of La Crescenta, has been named to the dean’s list of Macalester College for academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2014-15 school year.

A graduate of Crescenta Valley High School, Palacios was a sophomore at Macalester last spring.

The dean’s list at Macalester College is published at the end of each semester.
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The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute’s 249th commencement exercises on May 1 and May 2 at the McCamish Pavilion. Among these students were Kevin Chow of La Cañada who earned a Master of Science in mechanical engineering, Michael Fifield of La Cañada Flintridge who earned a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering and Joshua Lee of Tujunga who earned a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering.
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Jessie Um of La Crescenta was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. To make the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.5 GPA in the semester. Um is a graduate of Village Christian High School. She is the daughter of Binny and Christy Um.

Founded in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is the fourth oldest and 10th largest college of pharmacy in America. The college integrates the liberal arts and sciences with a professional curriculum and introductory and advanced practice experiences where students can develop expertise and become leaders in the profession and their communities.
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Angela Gaignard from Sunland earned a spot on the spring 2015 president’s list at Southern Arkansas University. Gaignard is a senior athletic training major.

Gaignard was one of 272 students named to the spring president’s list. To qualify, a student must earn a 4.0 GPA for the semester.

Southern Arkansas University has been recognized nationally for its quality and affordability.
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Mackenzie Knight of La Crescenta was among the more than 7,560 Iowa State University undergraduates recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the 2015 spring semester dean’s list. Students named to the dean’s list must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work.
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Amelia Kunert from La Cañada has been named to the spring 2015 dean’s list at Wake Forest University located in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Students who achieve a 3.4 grade point average and no grade below a “C” were named to the list.
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Symeon Stefan of La Cañada was named to the Miami University spring 2015 president’s list.

Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for second semester 2014-15 have been named to the president’s list recognizing academic excellence.

Stefan is majoring in microbiology, premedical studies.
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Crescenta Valley High School graduates Caitlin Connell, economics, Russian, and Margaret Connell, political science, computer science, daughters of Brian Connell and Gail Connell, were named to the St. Olaf College dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students with a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4-point scale.

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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Ryder Christ of Sunland, a communication major, Ryan Moguel of Tujunga, a political science major and Molly Strawn of La Crescenta, a communication major, are among 718 students who made the spring dean’s list at California Lutheran University. Students qualify for the list by maintaining a 3.6 grade point average in their academic subjects.

Cal Lutheran is a selective university based in Thousand Oaks.
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Galileo Nunez of Tujunga, Celeste Im of La Cañada and Eun Young Oh of La Crescenta were among the more than 900 students who made the dean’s list in the spring 2015 semester at Pratt Institute in New York.

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.
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Walter A. Harris, son of George and Robin Harris of La Crescenta and a 2015 graduate of Maranatha High School in Pasadena, has accepted an appointment to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is an accredited college educating future Coast Guard officers. Admission to the Academy is highly competitive and less than 350 appointments are offered annually from a pool of over 2,200 applicants. Cadets receive a full tuition scholarship and monthly stipend for a five-year service commitment to the U.S. Coast Guard upon graduation. All graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree and are guaranteed a position of leadership as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.
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Sophie Grace Schnee of La Cañada attending Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, Elena Gabrielle Leon from La Crescenta attending School of Education and Maria D Leon, also from La Crescenta, attending Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences were among the more than 3, 100 Baylor University students named to the dean’s academic honor roll for the 2015 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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Colin Neil of La Crescenta recently received a Master of Business Administration degree in management from Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland during its 146th commencement ceremonies. FSU President Jonathan C. Gibralter conferred nearly 700 undergraduate and graduate degrees at this May commencement.
Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the university system of Maryland.

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