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Ellen Margaret Gruber of La Cañada Flintridge earned dean’s list honors at Saint Joseph’s University for the spring 2013 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.


The following local residents were among 629 students who made the dean’s list at California Lutheran University for the spring semester: Sally Gilles of Montrose, majoring in art; Adrienne Ingalla of Glendale, majoring in exercise science; Whitney Cowell of La Crescenta, majoring in criminal justice and sociology; Katelyn Martin of La Crescenta, majoring in marketing communication.

Students qualify for the dean’s list by maintaining a 3.6 grade point average in their academic subjects. They will be recognized for their achievement at the honors convocation in spring 2014.

The following local residents graduated from California Lutheran University in May: Brittany Johnson of La Cañada Flintridge graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. Conner Rothe of La Cañada Flintridge graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science. Sydney Acevedo of Glendale graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. Katelyn Martin of La Crescenta graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing communication.

Jonathan Herbert of La Crescenta earned a graduate degree from California Lutheran University in May. Herbert received a Master of Business Administration degree.

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


Catherine Weirick of La Cañada was one of 93 Denison University students chosen to conduct in-depth research this summer. The faculty-led programs took place on the campus and included undertakings in the sciences, humanities, social sciences and arts. Weirick, a religion and international studies double major, completed research with professor David Woodyard on a project titled, “Human sex trafficking and prostitution in Columbus, Ohio.”

Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio.


Crystal Im, a 12th grader at Crescenta Valley High School, was selected as one of 50 U.S. high school students to study in South Korea Aug. 5-18 as part of the fifth annual CIEE South Korea scholarship program.

As a CIEE South Korea scholar, Im studied at Yonsei University, South Korea’s oldest university, in Seoul attending academic lectures, going on exciting cultural tours, and participating in excursions to historically and culturally important areas of the country. Each activity, including introductory language classes, a trip to the Demilitarized Zone, and a home stay with a local family, was specifically designed to immerse students in South Korea’s culture, customs, language and people.


Northern Arizona University congratulated more than 4,500 students who made the dean’s list in the spring 2013 semester. These included

Chase Paules and Kathleen Callow of La Cañada Flintridge and Michael Meyer of Sunland.

Founded in 1899, Northern Arizona University has established a lasting legacy of educating students to help them make a difference in the world.


Hun Chan Lee of La Cañada was named to the dean’s list and earned semester honors at Purdue University in West Layfayette, Ind. Emily Erskine, also of La Cañada, earned semester honors as well.

To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have completed at least 12 credit hours, be enrolled at least half-time, have a semester grade point average of at least 3.0 and have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA. To earn semester honors, students must be attending at least half-time, have at least a 3.5 semester grade point average and at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Purdue University is a vast laboratory for discovery. The university is known not only for science, technology, engineering, and math programs, but also for imagination, ingenuity, and innovation.

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