People Making News

Catherine Adams of La Crescenta graduated from Fort Lewis College on Dec.  17. Adams received a bachelor’s degree with a major in English.

Over 200 students participated in the fall commencement ceremony.

Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado is the Southwest’s crossroads of education and adventure. Its blend of small classes, dynamic academic programs and a liberal arts perspective leads to transformative learning experiences that foster entrepreneurship, leadership, creative problem solving, and life-long learning.


Erica Son, a resident of La Crescenta and an occupational therapy major, was named to the dean’s list in Ithaca College’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance for the fall 2016 semester.

From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, the College is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 460 graduate students.


Lia Leibman, Matthew Schetina and James Smiley, graduates of Crescenta Valley High School, Eric Ma, a graduate of Village Christian High School and Ryan Witherspoon, a graduate of La Cañada High School, achieved academic distinction for fall 2016 at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.

Academic distinction is awarded after the completion of each semester.  This recognition is given to all 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.