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Jordan Wen Ing of La Cañada was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Ing is enrolled in the university’s College of Arts & Sciences.

To qualify for the dean’s list in the College of Arts & Sciences, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units.

Washington University is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching and research, and it draws students and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 states and more than 120 nations.


Kara Vadman of Sunland was a recipient of the dean’s award for academic excellence during the 2013 spring term at Colgate University where Vadman is a member of the class of 2014 and studies geology.

To be eligible for the dean’s award, a Colgate student must achieve higher than a 3.30 average while enrolled in at least four courses. Vadman is a graduate of Reseda High School.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry.


The following students received an Associate of Arts degree from Oxford College of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., at its 168th commencement ceremony: Simon Kim and Austin Yeon of La Crescenta, Kyle Su of La Cañada Flintridge.

Tiffany Chen of La Cañada received a Bachelor of Science from Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

Emory University is known for its demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate experience, highly ranked professional schools and state-of-the-art research facilities.


Robert William of La Crescenta earned a Bachelor of Science with a focus in criminal justice management from Union Institute & University.

Union Institute & University, located in Cincinnati, Ohio is a non-profit, accredited, private university specializing in adult and distance education since 1964. Union strives to engage, enlighten, and empower students in a lifetime of learning and service.


Lydia Kay of La Cañada, class of 2013, won the John F. Boyer Award from Trinity College in Connecticut and received faculty honors for the 2013 spring semester.

To earn faculty honors, a student must achieve a semester grade point average of at least a 3.667 with no individual letter grade below B-minus.

Founded in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1823, Trinity College ( is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with over 2,200 students from 45 states and 47 countries.


Yoo Kyung Lee of Montrose, Ashton E. Avila of Glendale and Rachel Ryu of La Crescenta qualified for the spring 2013 dean’s list at the University of Rhode Island. To be included on the dean’s list, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.30 quality point average.

The students represent all of Rhode Island’s cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, many other states and more than a dozen countries.


Christopher Huyck-Trout, a resident of La Cañada Flintridge and a communication, management and design major in the class of 2014, was named to the dean’s list in Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications in New York for the spring 2013 semester.

Ithaca College prepares students for success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad.


Ann Patrice Gomez, 17, a junior at Crescenta Valley High School, has earned a place in the Bard College at Simon’s Rock fall 2013 entering class.

Gomez’s academic and personal achievements secured her a spot at Simon’s Rock this fall. The campus is in Great Barrington, Mass. and is home to over 400 bright and highly motivated students engaged in a rigorous college education. Early college students are on track to graduate from college one or two years ahead of their peers.


Hyo Won Joo of La Cañada, son of Dr. Weoncheol Joo and Mrs. Moonjoo Bae, was among 265 seniors at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn., to graduate at the school’s 123rd commencement on June 2.

Joo was awarded the John Clough Memorial Prize for instrumental music and will attend Northwestern University in the fall.

Choate Rosemary Hall is an independent secondary school enrolling 865 boarding and day students from 40 states and 40 countries.

Riley Meehan of Glendale was among 3,000 students who graduated from Tufts University on May. Meehan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering magna cum laude and was on the spring 2013 dean’s list.


Yeon Joo Hong from La Cañada has been named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at St. Bonaventure University. Hong’s major is biology.

Inspired for more than 150 years by the Catholic Franciscan values of individual dignity, community inclusiveness, and service, 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.


Several local residents made the academic dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University. These students are honored for a spring 2013 grade point average of 3.5 or better.

From Glendale: Shannon Davidson and Kaylee Falcon. From La Crescenta: Brianna Akahoshi, Katlyn Dalmas, Jacob Walker, and Robert Walker. From La Cañada: Rachel Baydian, Evan Chersi, Madeline Harbolt, Hyun Seo Lee, Shabnam Talab and Kelsey Wong. From Sunland: Samuel Cowell, Nathaniel Lagemann and Daniel Willett. From Tujunga: Jonah Kang.


Reseda High School graduate Kara Vadman, of Sunland, and a member of the Colgate class of 2014, is one of about 150 Colgate University students conducting serious research on and off campus this summer as a paid research fellow.

Vadman is conducting research in marine sedimentary record for the Perseverance Drift Antarctic Peninsula, with the guidance of geology professor Amy Leventer.


The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announced that Jeffrey Asano of Glendale was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Asano is pursuing a degree in biology at University of the Pacific.


Villanova University named the following students to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester.

Brittany Ek from La Cañada is studying economics in the Villanova School of Business; Julian Vischer from Glendale is studying economics and Alexis Budzyn from La Cañada is studying sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; William Chung from Montrose is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the College of Engineering.

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.

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