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 was also 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.
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.
Lindsey M. Chessum of La Crescenta 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.
Kara Vadman, from Sunland and a graduate of Reseda High School, 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.
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.
Cara Green, a member of the class of 2015 at Connecticut College and a resident of La Cañada, 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.
William Krieger of La Crescenta earned a Master of Science degree 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.
The following students graduated from the University of San Diego on May 25.
Kelsie Bishop of Shadow Hills earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Bishop graduated cum laude.
Marisa Dodge of La Cañada earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies.
Dana Dowse of La Crescenta 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 earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies.
Megan Hamm of La Cañada earned a bachelor’s degree in biology.
Robert Paton of La Cañada earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Julianne Sermak of Sunland earned a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Angela Gaignard of Sunland, a senior athletic training major, and Cambria Martin of Tujunga, a senior exercise science major, were among the 253 students who qualified for the Southern Arkansas University president’s list following the spring 2014 semester.
Southern Arkansas University is a quality, comprehensive regional university granting degrees on the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Margaret Connell, a political science and computer science major from Montrose, and Madeline Crowley from La Cañada Flintridge, an environmental studies and studio art major, were named 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.
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.
Ryan Andrew Gerlach of La Cañada Flintridge received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. 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.”
Yeon Joo Hong has been named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at St. Bonaventure University. The biology student is from La Cañada.
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.
James Lynch of La Cañada Flintridge, son of James and Elizabeth Lynch and a 2010 graduate of La Cañada High School, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and Spanish.
Located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 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.
Emerson College student Young Min Kim of La Crescenta has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester. Kim is majoring in film production. The criterion to make the Emerson 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 University of Dubuque congratulates Megan Siepler of La Cañada 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.
James Olson from La Cañada Flintridge graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history/political science from Colorado College.
Georgiana Milbrodt of La Crescenta was among the more than 250 undergraduate students named to the Hiram College dean’s list for spring 2014, which honors students who take at least 12 credit hours and maintain a GPA of a 3.5.
Elizabeth Queen of Montrose and Melissa Cano of Tujunga were initiated at California State University, Long Beach into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
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 2013-14 school year.
A graduate of Crescenta Valley High School, Palacios was a first-year at Macalester last spring.
Kirk Seaman of La Cañada Flintridge graduated from Union College in New York on June 15.
Seaman, a geology major, graduated with 500 students on the college’s Hull Plaza as part of its 220th commencement. Seaman received a Bachelor of Science degree.
Bucknell University has released the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2013-14 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition.
Among those recognized were Daniel Lazier of La Cañada Flintridge, son of David and Janet Lazier; James Lynch, also of La Cañada Flintridge, son of James and Elizabeth Lynch and Kailey Tindle of Glendale, daughter of Amy Nance and Stephen and Vivian Tindle.
Located in Lewisburg, Pennslyvania, 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.
Alexis Slater from La Cañada was named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at Wake Forest University.
Students who achieve a 3.4 and no grade below a C were named to the list.
The University of Rhode Island and families recently celebrated the achievements of more than 680 students who received their master’s or doctoral degrees at the graduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17 at the Thomas M. Ryan Center on the Kingston Campus.
Graduate student Chrislyn Nefas of Sunland received a Master of Arts, psychology.
The graduating class on Saturday included 555 masters’ degree recipients and 129 doctorate degrees.
Marymount University announced that Heather Dishongh, a resident of Montrose, earned an MA in forensic psychology. Dishongh is among the more than 450 undergraduates and 350 graduate students who received degrees at the University’s Commencement Ceremonies at D.A.R. Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, on May 18.
Alice E. Grubb Jones was one of 472 seniors who graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine on May 25, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree at the college’s 193rd commencement. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was the guest speaker.
Grubb Jones, the daughter of Dayton Jones and Debra Grubb of La Cañada, majored in biology.