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Local resident Tom Suter was reelected to a three-year term of the National Association of Credit Union Supervisory and Auditing Committees – NACUSAC. Suter will serve as the organization’s secretary.

NACUSAC is the only national trade association serving credit union supervisory and auditing committees exclusively. Its mission is to provide leadership, support and education to enhance the ability of credit union supervisory and auditing committee members to fulfill their oversight responsibilities.


Kaelin King of La Cañada Flintridge has been named to the 2014 spring semester dean’s list at Lafayette College for outstanding academic achievement. To qualify for dean’s list, a student must achieve at least a 3.60 semester grade point average on a scale of 4.0. King is a graduate of Flintridge Preparatory School.

Lafayette is a top liberal arts college with 2,400 students and 215 full-time faculty that offers a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs including engineering.


Ro Morris Rowan, a 1997 graduate of Crescenta Valley High School and a 2004 graduate of UCLA, was awarded a degree in electronic production and design at Berklee College of Music in Boston on May 10.

Rowan graduated cum laude from Berklee with a 3.9 GPA. While she was a student at Berklee, she received the William Randolph Hearst Scholarship, the Laurie Anderson Women in Music Technology Award, the Outstanding Scholar Award, the Berklee Achievement Scholarship and the North American Scholarship.

Rowan played cello in 309 studio recordings and film scoring sessions and 138 concerts (including performances with Annie Lennox, Willie Nelson and Lalah Hathaway).


Sara Keys of La Cañada graduated May 11 from Ohio Wesleyan University. Keys earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Ohio Wesleyan’s class of 2014 included 390 spring, summer and fall graduates, with 65 cum laude, 33 magna cum laude, and 20 summa cum laude honorees.


Symeon Stefan of La Cañada was named to the Miami University spring 2014 president’s list.

Miami University students who are ranked in the top 3% of undergraduate students within each division for second semester 2013-14 have been named to the president’s list recognizing academic excellence.


The following local residents were among 745 students who made the dean’s list at California Lutheran University for the spring semester.

Raquel Livingstone of Sunland is an exercise science major; Elizabeth Denton of Glendale is a psychology major and Adrienne Ingalla of Glendale is an exercise science major; Whitney Cowell of La Crescenta is a sociology and criminal justice major and Amanda Oliver of La Crescenta is a communication major.

Students qualify for the dean’s list by maintaining a 3.6 grade point average in their academic subjects.

The following local students earned undergraduate degrees from California Lutheran University in May: from Montrose, Sally Gilles graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art; from La Crescenta, Whitney Cowell graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and criminal justice, Amanda Oliver graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and Young Peak graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies.

Commencement was held in William Rolland Stadium on May 17.

CLU is a selective university based in Thousand Oaks.


Katharine E Crowder of Tujunga received academic honors from the School of Management at Binghamton University by making the University’s dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester.


Ji Hyun Yoo of La Crescenta, a School of the Arts undergrad, has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for the spring 2014 semester.

UWM is the second largest university in the state of Wisconsin with approximately 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students.


The following students graduated from Azusa Pacific University on July 26. They joined approximately 600 graduates at the summer commencement ceremonies.

Carley Ayers of Glendale graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Robert Sponsler of Shadow Hills graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in cinematic arts: production. Erin Ventura of Tujunga graduated with a Bachelor of Music in performance – double bass.

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian university committed to God First and excellence in higher education.


Saint Mary’s College named Katherine Johnson of La Cañada to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester. Katherine is the daughter of Todd and Susan Johnson of La Cañada. To earn academic honors at Saint Mary’s a student must achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale, have at least 12 graded credit hours, no incompletes, and no grades lower than a C.

Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indianna, is a four-year, Catholic, residential, women’s liberal arts college offering five bachelor’s degrees and more than 30 major areas of study, such as business, nursing, art, chemistry, and social work.


Worcester Academy announced its final honor roll and headmaster’s list for the 2013-14 school year. The honor represents the achievements that each student has earned through academic excellence, challenge, and personal growth. Among the students were Sewon Park and Serra Park of La Cañada Flintridge, who were named to the headmaster’s list.

Worcester Academy in Massachusetts is a co-ed day and boarding school for grades six to 12 and postgraduates that is committed to innovative teaching and learning, urban leadership, making a global impact, and “achieving the honorable” everyday.

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