People Making News

Beau Srinivasan of La Cañada Flintridge graduated this summer from Ohio Wesleyan University. Srinivasan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 25 NCAA Division III varsity sports.


Lucas McLeland of Sunland was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. McLeland is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at University of Southern California.

McLeland is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10% of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.


Approximately 1,500 students were named to Biola University’s dean’s list for academic excellence in spring 2018. Students who achieved a grade point average of 3.60 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more credit units and whose cumulative grade point average is at least a 3.20 are placed on the dean’s list.

Those who earned a spot from La Crescenta were Ann Patrice Gomez, Kiana Karn, and Pauline Kim; from Sunland Christian Leonard, Young Chan Oh; from Montrose, David Yi.


Also, Talin Emmerson from Tujunga was one of 155 students who were awarded the President’s Scholarship – the highest academic scholarship a student can receive at Biola. Each recipient was awarded $19,000 with the potential to renew the scholarship each year while attending Biola.

Biola University is a leading Christ-centered university in Southern California that offers a premier, nationally ranked education within the setting of an all-Christian community. Founded in 1908, Biola is committed to the mission of biblically centered education, scholarship and service.