February 8, 2011
Local woman receives national teaching fellowship
Emily Lee, of Issaquah, a 2007 graduate of Skyline High School, is one of 25 fellows selected across the country for the 2011 Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers’ Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color.
Lee, the daughter of Tran My Tran and Quy Lee, is a graduating senior at the University of Washington, majoring in English and public health.
She will receive a $30,000 stipend to apply toward the cost of a master in teaching degree. She also receives guidance towards achieving teaching certification, support and mentoring during the first three years of teaching, and a lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows.
Students make deans’ lists
Kelle Agassiz, Jessica Balbiani, John Bryant, Alicia Hensen, Taylor Lundeen and Alyssa Schultz, of Issaquah, and Erika Ikstrums and Andrew Shajenko, of Sammamish, were named to the University of Idaho dean’s list for the 2010 fall semester. To qualify, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better on 12 or more graded credits.
Daniel Fleischman, of Issaquah, was named to the University of Wyoming dean’s list for the 2010 fall semester. To qualify, students must earn a 3.4 or better grade point average in a minimum of 12 hours of credit.
Courtney Faber, of Sammamish, was named to the dean’s list at the University of New Haven for the fall 2010 semester. To qualify, full-time undergraduate students must have a 3.50 or better cumulative grade point average.
Tiffany Jernigan, of Issaquah, made the dean’s list for the 2010 fall semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology. To qualify, undergraduate students must earn a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.
Local students make WWU honor roll
The following students were named to Western Washington University’s honor roll:
Issaquah — Jessica Burke, Holly Groussman, Britney Haroutoonian, Megan Jonas, Erika Klein, Tanika Ladd, Erin Mathias, Kimberly McGarvey, Elliot Rockow and Aubrey Ross
Renton — David Hatton, Danielle Marley, Kali Rasmussen and Cory Volk
Sammamish — Paige Collins, Amber Dodd, Christine Hay, Drew Sutorius and Andrew Trusler
To qualify, students must complete at least 14 graded credit hours during a quarter and be in the top 10 percent of their class.
Local student makes SU president’s list
Katherine Anderson, of Issaquah, was recently named to the Seattle University president’s list.
To qualify, students must have completed 12 or more credits and earned a 3.9 or better grade point average.
Local students graduate from WWU
The following students graduated Jan. 19 from the fall 2010 quarter at Western Washington University:
Issaquah — Veronica Hilby, Bachelor of Arts, geography/social studies
Newcastle — Andrew Akada, Bachelor of Arts, English – creative writing emphasis
Renton — Christopher Mikolaizik, Bachelor of Arts, theater