Maryam Abdi of Kenmore has achieved a place on the University of Evansville dean’s list for academic achievements during the spring semester 2012. Abdi is majoring in theatre.
Kaitlyn McElrath and Patrick Pisani, both of Woodinville, have been named to the dean’s list at Gustavus Adolphus College.
Travis Bradshaw, a 2007 graduate of Woodinville High School and currently attending Western Oregon University, was a unanimous selection for the 2012 GNAC All Conference All Star Baseball Team, finishing with a 9-2 winning record. Bradshaw was also selected for the GNAC All-Academic team, as a business major.”
Samuel Arthur Pomeroy of Woodinville graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy cum laude from Baylor University.
Erik Enderlein of Mill Creek and Tana Goar of Carnation have been named to the dean’s list at Beloit College.
Hillary Coleman, a member of the class of 2014 at Connecticut College and a resident of Lake Forest Park, has been named to the dean’s high honors list for the 2012 spring semester. At Connecticut College, dean’s high honors is a recognition for students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.78.
The following students have graduated from Colorado College:
• Logan Dahl graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics cum laude. He is the son of Janet and Kenn Dahl of Woodinville.
• David Spiegel graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international political economics.
He is the son of Joel Spiegel and Karen Van Dusen of Woodinville.
Shawn Connolly, a University of Washington graduate from Woodinville, is one of 14 UW students who has been awarded Bonderman Travel Fellowships.
Students traveling with this $20,000 fellowship set off on solo journeys that are at least eight months long and take them to at least two regions of the world. Connolly is interested in “seeing how [various] cultures educate their children to inform my own teaching when I return.”
He plans to travel to Mongolia, western China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Cameroon, Gabon and Congo-Brazzaville. His goal is to explore the people, land and culture off the beaten travelers’ track.
Connolly received a master’s degree in teaching from the UW in June 2012 and was a Robert Noyce Teaching Scholar.
The following area students have graduated from LeTourneau University:
• John Cronkite of Woodinville graduated spring 2012 with a bachelor of science degree in computer science.
• Stephen Raney of Woodinville graduated spring 2012 with a bachelor of science degree in engineering.
Leigh Enselman, a 2008 graduate of Woodinville High School, has graduated cum laude from Montana State University. She earned a bachelor of science degree in business with a concentration in marketing.She is employed with Zoot Enterprises, Inc., a marketing firm for financial institutions, which is located in Bozeman.
Mercedes Thompson of Woodinville was awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Book Award. The winner is chosen based on a love of learning.Thompson, a senior at Eastside Catholic High School, was also a valedictorian and gave the valedictory address at the ECHS graduation. She will attend Brigham Young University in the fall.
Abigail Gomulkiewicz from Redmond was recently named to the dean’s list at the College of William and Mary for the spring 2012 semester.
Kaitie Ivory of Woodinville recently received a Whitman internship grant in order to pursue a summer internship at the Cougar Mountain Zoo.
This grant provides Whitman students with a stipend of $2,300 so that they have the opportunity to participate in an unpaid internship that will allow them to build important skills for the future and to give back to the community around them. Next year Ivory will be returning to Whitman as a junior biology major.
Bruce Kennedy of Mountlake Terrace was honored recently as Metro’s 2011 Transit Operator of the Year. He was chosen by other Metro operators for his combination of safe driving skills, exceptional customer service and an excellent overall work record.Kennedy works at Metro’s North Base. He has earned a safe driving award in 34 of his 36 years with Metro.
Maia Lavarias of Woodinville has graduated magna cum laude from York College of Pennsylvania. She earned a bachelor of science degree in biology. In addition she was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester.
David Maggs of Bothell earned faculty honors for spring 2012 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.Undergraduate students earning a 4.00 academic average for the semester gain the distinction of faculty honors.
Sarah Moehrke, a junior politics and government major, has been named to the dean’s list at Ripon College for the spring 2012 semester, which recognizes academic excellence. Moehrke is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Moehrke of Lake Forest Park.
The following students have been named to the dean’s honor roll at Montana State University: Bothell - Aaron Wipf
Brier - Christopher Preuninger
Kenmore - James Chandler
Lake Forest Park - Blake Hartley
Woodinville: Chris Pedersen
Jasmin Kaur Rana of Woodinville was awarded two senior prizes at Wellesley College’s commencement ceremony on May 25. Rana, who graduated with a bachelor of arts degree with a major focus in chemistry and a minor in South Asian studies, received The Jean V. Crawford Prize in Chemistry, which was established by the chemistry department to honor the memory of the late Jean Crawford, professor of chemistry at Wellesley from 1951 to her retirement in 1985. It is given annually to up to four students who have demonstrated outstanding knowledge of chemistry in course work and in research and who show great potential as teacher/scholars; Rana was this year’s only recipient of the award. She also received the Doctor Leila C. Knox Prize in Biology, which was established in memory of Doctor Leila C. Knox by her family to recognize excellence and concern for fellow human beings.
Marielle Schweickart of Woodinville graduated from Rice University on May 12. Schweickart received a bachelor of arts degree in history.
Jason White of Kenmore, a first year School of Pharmacy and Health Professions student at Creighton University, was named to the spring dean’s list for the 2011-2012 academic year.