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Cornell University’s Jean Van Buren of La Cañada has been placed on the dean’s list of the College of Arts and Sciences for Excellence in Scholarship for the spring 2012 semester.

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


The following students have graduated from Loyola Marymount University, joining more than 1,300 of their classmates in LMU’s 2012 centennial graduating class:

Kristine Cato and Jesse Sherrod of La Cañada each earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Located between the Pacific Ocean and downtown Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University is a comprehensive university offering 60 major programs, 38 master’s degrees and a doctoral degree in education from four colleges, two schools and Loyola Law School.


Lindsay Laddaran of Tujunga was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Laddaran is enrolled in the university’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.

To qualify for the dean’s list in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 12 graded units.

Villanova University named the following students from La Cañada to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester:

Alexis Budzynis studying sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Samara Cahill is studying communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Brittany Ek is studying economics in the Villanova School of Business.

Lauren Kambe is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the College of Nursing

Villanova University dean’s list recipients are honored by their college’s respective dean. To qualify, one must be a matriculated full-time student and earn a semester grade point average of at least 3.5. The College of Nursing requires students to earn at least a 3.5 for the academic year.


Linda Clayton of La Cañada Flintridge earned a master of Business Administration degree in financial planning from California Lutheran University at the graduate commencement ceremony on May 11.


Samara Cahill from La Cañada earned a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University during a spring commencement ceremony held on May 20.

Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others.


The following local residents have graduated from California Lutheran University:

From La Cañada Flintridge, Douglas Drugan graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice; George Fleming graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing communication; Kenneth Hada graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration; Wesley Lewis graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice; Elizabeth Miller graduatedwith a bachelor’s degree in psychology; Sarah Mock graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science.

James Krausse of La Crescenta graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

A total of 672 students were eligible to participate in the 49th Annual Undergraduate Commencement held May 12 in the university’s new William Rolland Stadium.

CLU is a selective university located in Thousand Oaks with centers in Oxnard and Woodland Hills for graduate courses and its adult degree evening program.


Several local residents made the academic dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University. These students are honored for a spring 2012 academic standing of a 3.5 grade-point average or better. They are joined by 1,650 students receiving the same honor.

From La Cañada, business/finance major Jennifer Adem; art major Rachel Baydian; psychology major Madeline Harbolt; Biblical studies major Mitchell Harbolt; business: accounting major Shabnam Talab.

From La Crescenta, biology major David Aguilar; nursing interest major Da Cheong; nursing major Kathryne Nida; cinematic arts major Yna Roa; business: international business major Nicholas Unruh; social work major Jacob Walker.

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical, Christian university committed to God first and excellence in higher education located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles.


Daniel Goetz, son of Richard and Christine Goetz of La Cañada, has been named to the 2011-12 Lawrence University dean’s list for maintaining a minimum 3.4 grade point average.

Founded in 1847, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a world-class conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education.

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