May 15, 2012
Local students make UW dean’s list
The following students from the Issaquah area have been named to the dean’s list at the University of Washington for winter quarter. To qualify, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a grade point average of at least 3.5 (out of 4).
May 8, 2012
Local student receives scholarships from WSU
Deven Tokuno, the daughter of Darla and Rik Tokuno, of Bellevue, was awarded a $1,000 April Seehafer Scholarship and a $1,500 Basil and Ella Jerard Scholarship by the Washington State University Department of English.
The April Seehafer Scholarship is given to undergraduate women majoring in composition, professional writing or literary studies, who are of sophomore standing or above, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need.
The Basil and Ella Jerard Scholarship is given to outstanding, full-time English majors who demonstrate financial need and merit.
Tokuno graduated from Issaquah High School in 2009 and plans to graduate from WSU in May with a degree in English and zoology. She is the Student Bookstore Corp. vice chairwoman, president of the Student Alumni Ambassadors and the chief editor for the Landscapers Literary Journal.
April 10, 2012
Issaquah student wins academic team scholarship
Lake Washington Institute of Technology student Elizabeth Valdez, of Issaquah, received a scholarship at the All-Washington Academic Team competition in March.
In addition, Valdez was named the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar, receiving a $1,000 scholarship and bronze medallion from Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society for community college students. She placed third out of 66 participating students and her name will appear in the April 23 edition of USA Today.
April 3, 2012
Issaquah student receives academic honors at BC
Casey Pinckney, a second-year student from Issaquah attending Bellevue College, has been named a 2012 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar by Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society for community college students.
Additionally, she has been named to the All-Washington Academic Team for academic performance and community service.
As a Bronze Scholar, Pinckney will receive a $1,000 scholarship and recognition in the April 23 issue of USA Today. As a member of the All-Washington Academic Team, Pinckney will receive a $750 scholarship and is in the running for selection to the All-USA Academic Team, which will be announced in April.
Pinckney also received an additional $1,000 scholarship for being the fourth-ranked member of the team.
March 27, 2012
Student earns master’s degree from Saybrook University
Pam Heeke, of Issaquah, received her Master of Arts degree in organizational systems: leadership and organization development on Jan. 22 from LIOS Graduate College of Saybrook University.
Heeke owns Philomena, a coaching and consulting company based in Renton.
Heeke will teach at the artEAST Summer Workshops at the Hailstone Feed Store. Her classes include a Modern Day Muses one-day introductory workshop July 15 and Introduction to SoulCollage on Aug. 13.
March 20, 2012
Issaquah grad receives Japanese scholarship
Amanda Shockley, a 2005 graduate from Issaquah High School, has received the 2012 Japanese Government Scholarship to study International Development in the School of Law at Keio University, in Tokyo.
Shockley, the daughter of Patrick and Sandy Shockley, of Issaquah, has been living and teaching in Japan since graduating from the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies in 2009.
March 13, 2012
Local students make deans’ lists
The following students recently made the dean’s list for the fall semester 2011 at the University of Idaho. To qualify, students must earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher on at least 10 graded credits.
Issaquah: Alyssa Schultz, Alicia Hensen, Kelle Agassiz, Jeffrey Crocker and Taylor Lundeen
Sammamish: Erika Ikstrums, Jeffrey Discolo, Alyssa Charston and Andrew Shajenko
Imran Jiwani and Nina Zook, both of Issaquah, were named to the fall 2011 semester dean’s list at Emory College, in Atlanta. To qualify, students must be in the top 20 percent or have a grade point average of 3.81 or higher.
March 6, 2012
EWU honors local student
Anthony Austin-Walker, a history and humanities major from Issaquah, recently received the Eastern Washington University Library Award.
During a Feb. 28 ceremony, Austin-Walker received a check for $250 as well as travel expenses to attend the 2012 NCUR Conference March 29-31 in Ogden, Utah.
The NCUR Library Award recognizes and encourages student research and creative projects that incorporate library resources.
At the conference, Austin- Walker will present his paper, “Slave Life Cycles: Comparing Slavery in Ancient Greece and Rome.”
February 28, 2012
Althea Saldanha graduates from BU
Althea J. Saldanha, of Issaquah, recently graduated from Boston University with a Master of Science in computer information systems.
February 21, 2012
Christian Verbrugghe graduates from UW
Christian Verbrugghe, of Issaquah, graduated from the University of Wyoming Feb. 14 with a Bachelor of Science degree.