College News

June 19, 2012

By Staff

Local students graduate

Stephanie Matza, of Sammamish, recently graduated from the School of Science and Engineering with a Master of Science at Tulane University, in New Orleans.

Samuel Pfeifer, the son of Cindy and Jerry Pfeifer, of Issaquah, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Colorado College, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Amy Jackson, a 2003 graduate of Skyline High School, graduated from Willamette University’s joint degree graduate program on May 13, earning a Juris Doctorate and master’s in business administration.

Local students receive  academic honors

Kylie Clark and Peter Forsyth, both of Issaquah, were recently named to the Gonzaga University dean’s list for spring semester 2012. To qualify, students must earn a 3.5 to 3.69 grade point average.

Daniel Williams, of Issaquah, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Marquette University, in Milwaukee. Williams is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in chemistry.

Matthew Hjelm, of Issaquah, was named to the spring 2012 semester dean’s list at Norwich University, in Northfield, Vt.

Dennis Leigh, a 2010 graduate of Issaquah High School, was recently named to the spring 2012 dean’s list at Carroll College, in Helena, Mont. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Local students make  Gonzaga presidents list

The following local students were recently named to the Gonzaga University president’s list for spring semester 2012. To qualify, students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade point average.

Issaquah: Molly Bankson, Jeffrey Helling, Katarina Hostenske, Mark Jordan, Jeffrey Kettman, Jessica Klein, Emily McKaig, Maria Mondloch, Patrick Nicoll, Michael Scafidi, Kathryn Schaa, Sierra Stauffer, Lauren Sullivan, Kevin Summers, Haley Swanson and Emily Tom

Newcastle: Sarah Morgan and Nicole Sanders

Renton: Katherine Adams, Shelby Harding, Meghan McNeil, Evan Shioyama, Ian Shioyama, and Kelsey Werre

William Woods student  competes in horse show

Issaquah resident Melanie Hemstreet, a William Woods University’s hunter/jumper student, spent a week in Germantown, Tenn., this spring at the Spring Time Encore show. She showed J Arthur in the Adult Amateur 18-35 and the Modified Child Adult divisions. They placed second in one of their Adult Amateur classes and in the Adult Amateur Stake, as well as bringing home an array of other ribbons. Hemstreet is a senior equine administration and equestrian science major.

Ryan Duncan receives Jeffers Chertok Award at EWU

Ryan Duncan, of Issaquah, is one of 14 students selected to receive the Jeffers Chertok Award at Eastern Washington University.

The Jeffers Chertok Award honors students in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Social Work, and is named after the college’s former dean, Jeffers Chertok.

Duncan, the son of Joseph and Suzanne Duncan, of Sammamish, has presented two studies at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research.

He will graduate from Eastern with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and intends to pursue graduate studies in the hopes of beginning a career as a mental health counselor.

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