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Ahwatukee resident Neal A. Lester received the East Valley NAACP’s highest honor, the Roy Wilkins Community Service Award, on Oct. 4 at the NAACP’s 40th Freedom Fund Gala Awards Banquet at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort-Pavilion in Chandler.
Derek Weglarz, son of Dennis Weglarz and Maurna Winterer, has been named to the 2014 Lawrence University dean’s list for maintaining a 3.4 GPA or higher for the full 2013-14 academic year. Weglarz is a 2013 graduate of Desert Vista High School.
Nicholas Galvin of Ahwatukee is one of 745 students who made the dean’s list at California Lutheran University for the spring semester. Galvin is a chemistry major.
As progress on Gilbert’s first four-year educational institution continues, one thing university officials are trying to do is blend the town’s aesthetic with a hint of their hometown.
SIAS International University has elected Dr. Edward Johnson, president of Everest College Phoenix, as a member of its Foundation Board. SIAS is China’s largest private university with a student population of 24,500. SIAS is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary at its campus in Zhengzhou, Hanan, China.
Desert Vista graduate and Newbury College freshman Naomi Ricciotti was named the New England Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Week.
Most likely you have started to think about what to do after you graduate from high school. If college is in your future, now is the time to begin touring college campuses. These visits will be crucial in helping you understand which factors are most important to you in choosing your future college. Plan to visit a variety of schools: public, private, research, liberal arts, large, medium, and small, with the goal of finding the setting where you feel most comfortable, are valued as a student and can best be prepared for your future work and life.
Kelly named to Saint Mary’s College dean’s list
Stephanie J. Kallahan, daughter of Pamela Kallahan of Ahwatukee, was named to the dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Saint Michael’s College. Kallahan is a sophomore psychology major at the liberal arts and sciences, residential Catholic college located in Burlington, Vt. Students who complete a minimum of 12 credits and achieve a GPA of at least 3.4 at the end of a semester are recognized for their scholarship by inclusion on the dean’s list.
Luther College senior Jayne Cole of Ahwatukee has been named to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list. Cole is the daughter of Katherine Broze and Jayson Cole.
With the beginning of the New Year comes the exciting responsibility of planning for college for the Class of 2015. Now is the time for high school juniors to begin researching, evaluating, and selecting the short list of colleges they will apply to in the fall. While the process may seem overwhelming at first, starting now will ensure you are ready and well positioned for the upcoming application season. Here are a few tips to get you started:
ASU’s Project Humanities stepped into the national spotlight again and was recognized recently by a leading higher education organization for its innovative effort to engage communities with the arts and sciences.
Bomi Johnson, a senior at Desert Vista High School, recently received confirmation that she has qualified as a 2013 National Merit Semifinalist.
Ahwatukee resident Patrick Lombardi is a member of the Denison University men’s swimming and diving team. He is a graduate of Desert Vista High School.
Tina Larsen, a third-grade teacher at St. John Bosco Catholic School, recently was awarded Private School Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Council for American Private Education (AZCAPE) and the Arizona private school community.
Kyle J. Pitman, son of Ronda Pitman of Phoenix and James Pitman of Phoenix, recently matriculated as a first-year student at Hamilton College.
Selby earns Faculty Honors at Georgia Tech
Anthony Hamburg of Ahwatukee, a third-year student in the management program in RIT’s Saunders College of Business, made the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester.
Ahwatukee resident graduates from RIT
Jayne Cole, a Luther College senior from Ahwatukee, was named to the 2013 spring semester dean’s list. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and must complete at least 12 credit hours with 10 hours of conventional grades (A, B, C, D). Luther is a selective four-year college located in northeast Iowa.
Steven Skarsten of Ahwatukee graduated May 12 from Ohio Wesleyan University. Skarsten earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.
For Valley residents driving along the Santan Loop 202 Freeway — specifically those heading eastbound toward Chandler and Gilbert — there’s a large billboard that comes into view approaching the Loop 101 interchange.
When one thinks of the Holocaust film genre, dramas such as “Schindler’s List” and “The Pianist” instantly come to mind for their harrowing portrayals of victims and survivors who suffered at the hands of Nazis. But what about the German survivors – more specifically, the children of Nazi war criminals forced to come to terms with the atrocities of their parents? This is a question posed by the exceptional new German-language film, “Lore,” Cate Shortland’s follow-up to her acclaimed 2004 feature “Somersault.”
Armando Adrian-López doesn’t farm anymore, but he still looks to the natural world for inspiration and materials, using corn husks, dried flowers and found objects to create fantastical winged and horned creatures.