People Making News

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.

Ellen Gruber of La Cañada Flintridge earned dean’s list honors at Saint Joseph’s University for the spring 2012 semester. Gruber is majoring in English at the university. Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above (a B or greater in all their classes) and complete at least 15 credits to earn dean’s list status for a semester.

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph’s University advances the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a demanding, yet supportive, educational experience.