College News

August 20, 2013

Local student makes UR dean’s list

Isabelle V. Chu, a sophomore majoring in cell and developmental biology at the University of Rochester, has been named to the dean’s list for academic achievement for the spring 2013 semester.

Chu, of Bellevue, is the daughter of Lawrence and Janet Chu, and a graduate of Issaquah High School.


College News

July 30, 2013

Local students named to deans’ lists

  • Emma O’Melia, of Issaquah, has been named to second honors on the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester at Clark University in Worcester, Mass.
  • Clare Pfeifer, daughter of Jerome and Cindy Pfeifer, of Issaquah, has been named to the 2013 dean’s list at Lawrence University, in Appleton, Wis. Pfeifer is a 2010 graduate of Liberty High School.
  • Nicholas Ryder, of Issaquah, was named to the dean’s list at Tufts University Boston.

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July 16, 2013

Emily Cox inducted into Bucknell honor society

Emily Cox, of Sammamish, has been inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society at Bucknell University, in Lewisburg, Pa.

Cox, the daughter of Kathryn and John J. Cox, of Sammamish, is a 2012 graduate of Lakeside School. Cox is a first-year student in the Bachelor of Science program, majoring in Neuroscience.

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College News

July 9, 2013

Local students make deans’ lists

  • Connor Higgins, of Issaquah, was named to the dean’s list at Duke University for the spring 2013 semester. To qualify for the Arts & Sciences dean’s list, students must rank in the top third of their college.
  • The following students from Issaquah were recently listed on the 2013 spring semester dean’s list at University of Portland: Kelsey Hu, Laura Parsons, Madeleine Hutson, Megan Rossman, Samuel Breed, Sarah Underwood and Shelby Miller.

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Local students graduate

July 2, 2013

-Hailey Williams and Rachel Jones, of Issaquah, graduated from the University of San Diego on May 26. Williams graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology. Jones earned bachelor’s degree in business administration.

– Emma Dunn, of Renton, a member of the Pomfret class of 2013, received a diploma and an award at school’s 119th commencement May 26. Dunn also received the Religion Department Award for excellence in the study of religion.

– Elizaveta Hermann, of Issaquah, received a Master of Physician Assistant Science degree at the 162nd commencement exercises May 5 at Saint Francis University, in Loretto, Pa.

-Tyler Buchanan, of Issaquah, graduated May 11 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Rice University, in Houston, Texas.

– Alan Lau, of Newcastle, graduated May 19 from Villanova University, in Villanova, Pan., with a Master of Science degree in finance.

– Nicole Gillett, of Issaquah, graduated with a in environmental science May 20 from Colorado College, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

-Jessica Lee, of Issaquah, graduated May 25 with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in economics and business, from Lafayette College, in Easton, Pa.

-Taylor Hamann, the son of David and Kelli Komendat, of Newcastle, graduated with a degree in communications May 19 from the University of Puget Sound on May 19.

– Molly Bankson and Kylie Clark, both of Issaquah, graduated May 12 from Gonzaga University, in Spokane, on May 12. Bankson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Clark graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

– The following local students graduated May 4 from Montana State University, in Bozeman, Mont.

Issaquah: Erika Whitney, with highest honors

Sammamish: Briana Bywaters, with honors and Nicholas Kosenkranius

-Deano Anderson, of Issaquah, graduated from the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Mont.

-Thomas Haffner and Kelly West, both of Issaquah, graduated from Whitman College, in Walla Walla.

-Julia Baxter, of Issaquah, graduated May 20 Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in music education from Samford University’s School of the Arts, in Birmingham, Ala.

– Camden Minervino, of Issaquah, graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and was awarded the Stanford Award of Excellence. Camden graduated from Eastside Catholic High School in 2009.

-Jay M. Willis, a 2005 graduate of Skyline High School, graduated from Harvard Law School in May 2013. He will join the law firm of K&L Gates in their Washington, D.C., offices.

– Shannon Farazi received a Doctor of Dental Medicine in Dentistry, Cum Laude, from Boston University in May.

-Hannah Nicklas, of Renton, earned a Bachelor of Arts in music industry, from the University of New Haven, in New Haven, Conn.

-Vonna Thomas, of Issaquah, earned a Doctor of Ministry degree May 26 from George Fox University, in Newberg, Ore.


Local students make OSU honor roll

The following students recently made the spring 2013 honor roll at Oregon State University, in Corvallis, Ore. (to qualify, students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average):

Issaquah: Devin O’Donnell (straight As) and Sarah Jacobi

Renton: Kyle Mannari and Victoria Rivoire

Sammamish: Avalon Dunbar and Kelly Johnson

College News

June 25, 2013

April Curtis honored at St. Olaf College

April Curtis, of Issaquah, was recognized for academic achievement at St. Olaf College on May 3 during the college’s annual Honor’s Day convocation. Curtis also received a Fulbright Scholarship.

She will teach English in a secondary school in Sofia, Bulgaria, and research Bulgarian folk dancing.

In order to be recognized at Honor’s Day, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

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June 18, 2013

Issaquah resident receives theater scholarship

Teresa Micheletti, of Issaquah, received a $1,000 Margaret Green Siegley Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Micheletti, a junior at Western Washington University, is majoring in theater with a focus on stage management and expects to graduate in June 2015. Micheletti is the daughter of Joe and Tami Micheletti, of Issaquah.

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June 11, 2013

Local student stars in production of ‘Spring Awakening’

Collin Morris, of Issaquah, is participating in the Linfield College Theatre production, “Spring Awakening,” May 9-11 at Linfield College in Oregon.

Morris, a senior majoring in political science, will play the role of Melchior. He was also in the production May 2-5.

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Local students make WSU honor roll

June 4, 2013

The following students were named to the president’s honor roll at Washington State University for the fall 2013 quarter:

Issaquah: Kyle Beatty, Arthur Bennett, Joseph Brendel, Morgan Brennan, Jarrett Brown, Emeri-Erin Callahan, Madison Callan, Brooke Chaplin, Morgan Danner, Cara Davis, Ali Dematteo, Anthony Dematteo, Alexandra Dompier, Madison Dutro, Marc Egland, Sheila Espenel, Michelle Fredrickson, Christopher Hogan, Erica Husby, Michelle Ireland, Andre Jensen, Delaney Johnson, Miranda Jones, Alexander Kaser, Kristen Kern, Chelsea Krempl, Alexander Lambdin, Matthew Lambdin, Elliot Lawrence, Lauren Loftis, Carly Mackinnon, Connor McClain, Erin McKee, Lauren Merdinyan, Charlie Misner, Molly Nelson, Abby O’Brien, Nicholas Rose, Jason Scholl, Becca Southwell, Aaron Tham, Kyle Weber, Peter Wiggum and Emily Zajac

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College News

May 21, 2013

Collin Morris stars in ‘Spring Awakening’

Collin Morris, of Issaquah, participating in the Linfield College Theatre production, “Spring Awakening,” May 9-11 at Linfield College, in McMinnville, Ore.

Morris, a senior majoring in political science, played the role of Melchior.

Morris, the son of Keesha Ewers and Rick Morris of Issaquah, is a 2009 graduate of Liberty High School.

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