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Tina Parsegian, president of the Cancer Care Guild at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, was recently awarded with the first nationally recognized mutual fund designation CFS® (Certified Fund Specialist®) by the Institute of Business & Finance (IBF). This graduate-level designation is conferred upon candidates who complete a 135-plus hour educational program focusing on closed-end funds, mutual funds, ETFs, REITs, UITs and modern portfolio theory.


Caylie Denham of Tujunga is a member of the 2015 Hofstra University volleyball team. The Hofstra volleyball team has begun its preparations for the upcoming 2015 campaign as the 16 student-athletes on the team have returned to campus and begun fall camp practice. Hofstra is coming off a solid 2014 season as the Pride went 28-6 and captured its third Colonial Athletic Association title and second in the last three years.

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked private university just 25 miles from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities.


Christopher Louk of La Cañada was among an estimated 6,700 graduates who participated in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s spring 2015 commencement exercises.

Louk graduated from the School of Business, Master of Accountancy, Business: Accounting. For more information about UW-Madison, visit


The San Diego State University fall 2015 semester welcomed its first group of honors college inductees, including Lauren Case-Mcfate, a Sunland native and SDSU student studying environmental engineering.

SDSU’s Weber Honors College features a unique interdisciplinary curriculum made up of small, discussion-based seminars and innovative teaching techniques that promote active engagement in the subject area and prepare students for high-impact educational experiences beyond the classroom, including study abroad, research, leadership, service, and creative activity; and for future graduate work and successful careers regardless of their chosen field of study.


The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut honored the 186 members of the Class of 2015 at a gathering on campus for the 99th commencement ceremony in May. Danielle Comorre from Tujunga was an honor roll student, a recipient of the Coaches’ Award for varsity softball, and was a tri-varsity athlete on the field hockey, girls’ ice hockey, and softball teams. Comorre also served as a dorm prefect and was a member of PRISM, a multicultural group on campus.


Jae Eun Lee of La Crescenta, a member of the Colgate Class of 2018, has earned the dean’s award for academic excellence for the spring 2015 semester.

This recognition is awarded to students with a 3.30 or higher term average.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution that offers 54 majors to a diverse student body of approximately 2,900 undergraduate students, and supports 25 Division I athletic teams. The university’s 575-acre campus in rural central New York is renowned for its beauty and for the important role it plays in the student experience.


Lillian Lugosi of La Cañada has joined Phi Mu sorority at Troy University in Alabama during the fall 2015 semester at the Troy Campus.

This year’s sorority recruitment, held by the Troy Panhellenic Council, was the largest in University history, with more than 370 women pledging Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Chi Omega, Kappa Delta and Phi Mu sororities.


Ryan Schloessmann of Glendale and Owen Solis of La Crescenta were named to the Carleton College class of 2017 dean’s list. In recognition of academic excellence, the list is compiled each summer and is drawn from the top 10% of the previous year’s first-year, sophomore and junior classes.

Founded in 1866, Carleton College is a national top 10, private liberal arts college in the historic river town of Northfield, Minnesota, 45 miles south of Minneapolis/Saint Paul. Best known for its academic excellence and warm, welcoming campus community, Carleton offers 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.

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