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Corey Loevinger and Sophie Champ, both from La Cañada Flintridge, earned a place on the dean’s list at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) in fall 2019. This status is granted to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses.

For more than 150 years, Lehigh University ( has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. The institution is among the nation’s most selective, highly ranked private research universities. Lehigh’s four colleges – College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Economics, College of Education and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science – provide opportunities to 7,000 students to discover and grow in a learning community that promotes interdisciplinary programs with real-world experience.


Kate Lauren Hodges of La Crescenta was named to the dean’s list at Clemson University in North Carolina.

Hodges, whose major is parks, recreation and tourism management, made the dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester.

To be named to the dean’s list, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.


Natalie Berner and Elizabeth Crotty, both from Glendale, achieved dean’s list status for the fall semester at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Dean’s list students are full-time degree seeking undergraduate students who must take at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.6 quality point average during the semester.

William & Mary is the second oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.


Eric Matthew Gerlach of La Cañada graduated from Baylor University on Dec. 21. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor provides numerous educational and research opportunities across various disciplines through 127 baccalaureate programs, 78 master’s programs, 46 doctoral programs, including a juris doctor, the education specialist program and the Master of Laws program.


Meredith Roberts of La Cañada Flintridge has been named to the University of Delaware’s dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester.

To meet eligibility requirements for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.


Aidan Holland of Glendale excelled at Hofstra University during the fall 2019 semester, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the dean’s list.

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, New York – the only school to host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). It offers small classes and personal attention with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options.


Dylan G. Yang of La Crescenta was recently named to the highly selective dean’s list at Colby College in Waterville, Maine for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2019-20 academic year. Yang is one of 566 Colby students, or 27% of the qualified student body, to make dean’s list last semester.

Yang, a member of the Class of 2023, attended Crescenta Valley High School and is the son of Dae Yang of La Crescenta. Yang earned a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher last fall to be included on Colby’s dean’s list.

Founded in 1813, Colby serves only undergraduates and offers a rigorous academic program rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own.


Benjamin Weitzel of Glendale, a graduate of Campbell Hall, and Matthew Sox of La Cañada, a graduate of La Cañada High School, earned academic distinction for the most recent semester at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. This recognition is given to students who have completed a minimum of 12 credits, passed all credits attempted, and have earned a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on no fewer than nine graded credits during the semester.

Whitman College provides a liberal arts education of the highest quality to engaged students from diverse backgrounds.


Sean Gedorio of La Crescenta has earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Gedorio was among approximately 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during Georgia Tech’s 258th commencement exercises in December.

One of the nation’s leading research universities, the Georgia Institute of Technology has more than 36,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled, and Georgia Tech is ranked number five among the nation’s public universities by U.S. News & World Report.


Peter Andrew Rosaire Hovland of Glendale and Andrew Walter Calmette of La Cañada Flintridge have earned placement on the Gonzaga University president’s list for fall semester 2019. Students must earn a 3.85 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed.

Elijah Rj Eigenbrodt from Glendale and Michael Paul Calmette from La Cañada Flintridge earned placement on the Gonzaga University dean’s list for fall semester 2019. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.84 grade-point average to be listed.

Gonzaga University is a humanistic, private Catholic University providing a Jesuit education to more than 7,500 students. Situated along the Spokane River near downtown Spokane, Washington, Gonzaga is routinely recognized among the west’s best comprehensive regional universities.

Gonzaga offers 75 fields of study, 23 master’s degrees, four doctoral degrees in one college and six schools.


Shelby Comstock of La Cañada was named to Ashland University’s dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester. Comstock is majoring in nursing.

Ashland University is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio.

Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.


Isabel Moon of La Cañada, majoring in theatre and performance and a member of the class of 2023, Cameron Leewong of La Cañada Flintridge, majoring in media arts production and a member of the class of 2020, Mara Tatevosian of La Crescenta, majoring in media arts production and a member of the class of 2022, and Maia Tivony of Glendale, majoring in stage and production management and a member of the class of 2022, have each earned a spot on Emerson College’s dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester. The requirement to make the dean’s list is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher that semester.