June 21, 2011
Lauren Baba earns Fulbright scholarship
Lauren Baba, of Issaquah, has earned a prestigious Fulbright scholarship to study at the Centre for Aboriginal Health Research at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C., Canada.
Baba’s research emphasis is on health outcomes for aboriginal populations in Canada and the United States.
The Issaquah High School 2007 valedictorian recently graduated from Houston’s Rice University with a health sciences and policy studies degree.
She plans to pursue post-graduate degrees in public health, public policy or indigenous studies. Her long-term goal is to work as a community health consultant for American Indian tribes or to make health policy at the federal level.
Issaquah resident participates Nicaragua Immersion program
Allison Beck, of Issaquah, has returned from a three-week service-learning trip to Nicaragua with 18 fellow students from the University of Portland.
Beck participated in the Nicaragua Immersion through the University of Portland Moreau Center for Service and Leadership.
Students raised funds for their trip to Nicaragua to learn about economic, social and political issues the Central America country is facing. The group met with local organizations and community leaders, and participated in building a school in the small town of San Ramon.
Local students graduate from OSU
The following local students graduated June 11 from Oregon State University.
Issaquah: Noelle Fredrickson, Master of Science, statistics
Preston: Ryan O’Donnell, Bachelor of Science, biology
Renton: Douglas Halamay, Master of Science, electrical and computer engineering; and Stephanie Yates, Bachelor of Arts, speech communication
Sammamish: Andrea Kraemer, Bachelor of Arts, psychology; Eryn McGowan, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, animal sciences; and Justin Zimmerman, Master of Engineering, electrical and computer engineering
Issaquah students are named to deans’ lists
Caitlin Doxsie was named to the dean’s list at the University of Puget Sound for the spring semester. To qualify, students must have three or more graded units and have a 3.88 grade point average or higher.
James Farber, of Issaquah, made the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at Tufts University in Medford, Mass.
Local students graduate
Holland Stromgren, of Sammamish, graduated from Morehead State University with a Bachelor of Arts during the 2011 Spring Commencement ceremony.
Andrew Weekes, of Issaquah, graduated from the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts on June 14 with a Bachelor of Arts.
Jennifer Derus, of Issaquah, has graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in art from California Lutheran University, in Thousand Oaks, Calif.