Honors and awards

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2000

Rita Bowen, assistant to the Dean of Students at the University of Alaska Southeast, is one of three winners of the University of Alaska's ``Make Students Count'' award. The award is presented to staff who provide outstanding service to students.

Allison Shane of Juneau has received the Monroe Bebo Memorial Scholarship from the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. She will be a senior nursing student at the college this fall.

Alison Yankee graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks this month.

Wayne Leighty of Juneau is one of 24 students at Brown University in Providence, R.I., who has received a Royce Fellowship for research and public service. He will estimate the total amount of carbon in the Tongass National Forest to project the impact of various forest management scenarios.

Lance Miller of Juneau has been honored at the University of Idaho in its Sigman Xi chapter, which is a scientific research honorary society.

Jennifer M. Johnson, a senior at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., was named to the honor roll with a straight A average. Angie M. Wright, who is a junior, made the honor roll with a GPA of 3.5 or better.

Jamie L. Matheson, Tanna M. Peters, Kimberly V. Race and Jaimee L. Schmitz made the dean's list at Eastern Washington University, located in Cheney, Wash.

Three students from Juneau have earned their undergraduate degrees from Washington State University. The students include Nathan Jordan Hungerford, who received his bachelor of science degree in computer engineering; Kyla M. Rieger, who received her bachelor of arts degree in communication; and Erin Kathleen Schutte, who received her bachelor of arts degree in hotel administration.

Two students from Juneau at Central Washington University have qualified for the winter quarter 2000 honor roll. The students are Jessica L. Arasmith and Mindy J. Moffet.

Rebecca Corey Sakarias has made the 2000 winter quarter president's honor list. This list is comprised of students who have achieved a grade point average of 4.0.

Margaret Thomas of Juneau received a high scholarship from University of Washington and also earned her name on the quarterly dean's list.

Seven local students received Montana State University scholarships worth more than $17,000 over four years. The students include: Jennifer Lund, Glen Aronson, Gabe Ellenbecker, Anne Heffern, Chris Isett, Mary Patz and Edward Shanley.

Ashley Badger, a senior from Juneau, received a scholarship the Association of Alaska School Boards. Each year over 300 of the association's members and district superintendents gather to raise money that will be awarded to seniors.

Carolyn L. Dedjen of Juneau was selected to be cited at the St. Olaf College's Honors Day on May 5. Honors Day recognizes the full-time students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.3 or higher.

A total of 1,046 students at University of Idaho have received their degrees. Among these, local students include: William Kye Nuttall, bachelor of science in education, and Jonathan A. Albrecht, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering.

Dan Fagnant of Juneau is a recipient of the Alumni Association scholarship. The students qualified for the scholarships by carrying a course load of at least 12 credits per semester, being a relative of a Gonzaga Alumnus and maintaining at least a 2.5 grade point average.

Jacob Sullivan of Hoonah was awarded a one-year scholarship funded by Cook Inlet Region Inc. Sullivan plans to earn a bachelor's degree in business management and marketing at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Nearly 1,375 University of Oregon students have been named to the dean's lists for scholastic achievement. Among those, local students who made the list are: Robert William Detjen, a senior music performance major, Sara Elizabeth Parsons, a senior sociology major, and Kristie Charon Pierce, a freshman and applied arts major.

Daniel B. Tisley, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School, Stanley D. Stauffer and Stephanie A. Zahasky have all enlisted in the United Stats Army's Delayed Entry Program, which allows a person to join the Army, secure his or her guarantee, and delay their actual departure.

Piper D. Platte, a student at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt., has been named a college scholar for academic excellence during the fall term. A college scholar represents the highest level of academic achievement.

Nicholas Polasky of Juneau participated in the Alternative Spring Break Program. Polasky is a junior in pre-medicine who traveled to Spartanburg, S.C., to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity.

Donald Shane of Juneau has been named recipient of the Daktronics Inc. Native American Scholarship given by the College of Engineering at South Dakota State University. Shane will be a senior civil engineering major at SDSU this fall.

Heather Hanes, who is pursuing a post graduate degree in Piano Performance was chosen as the Outstanding Music Student by the Music Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Coast Guard Cadet Samuel Z. Edwards of Juneau recently enrolled as a cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. During Edwards' time at the Coast Guard Academy, he will also participate in summer on-the-job training.

Hilary Lindh graduated from the University of Utah on May 5 with a bachelor of science degree in biology (with a minor in chemistry).

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