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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.
Amodini Pathak, a 2013 graduate of Desert Vista, has been awarded a scholarship from the Phoenix Chapter of the University of Texas at Austin Ex Students Association. She will be enrolling at Texas this fall. The Phoenix Texas Exes annually award scholarships to deserving Arizona high school graduates attending the University of Texas.
Selby earns Faculty Honors at Georgia Tech
Ahwatukee resident Sara Elizabeth Matsumoto was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Matsumoto is enrolled in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences. To qualify, students must earn a semester GPA of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units. Washington University is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching and research, and it draws students and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 states and more than 120 nations. The total student body is more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
Duke University awarded more than 5,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees during its annual commencement ceremony on May 12. Jacqueline Xu, Desert Vista High School Class of 2009, valedictorian with a Bachelor of Science in economics, had the highest distinction in public policy. She completed AB requirements in a second major.
Here are a few interesting facts for those looking to college and choosing a degree.
The Georgia Institute of Technology has named Nicholas Selby of Ahwatukee Foothills one of 75 President’s Scholars. A mechanical engineering major, Selby represents the top 1 percent of early applicants to Georgia Tech.