Hilary Turner, of Juneau, graduated on May 17, 2008, with a Master of Arts in psychology from Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif. A 2001 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, Turner is the daughter of Greg and Peggy Turner, of Juneau. She has accepted a position as a school psychologist for the Fairbanks North Star Borough Schools.
Rhonda L. Cruz, a 2000 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and 2005 graduate of San Francisco State University, recently received her Masters in Music in Piano Pedagogy from Holy Names University in Oakland, Calif. Cruz, the daughter of Benny and Ampy Cruz, of Juneau, was nominated by the faculty and staff to receive the The Alpha Delta Award, and was the only graduate student to receive this award at the graduate hooding ceremony.
This award recognizes students who demonstrate exceptional leadership abilities through their commitment and action to service and social justice, and are transformed and empowered by their involvement in projects within their campus community and Bay Area communities.
Mohammad A. Soltani Jr., of Auke Bay, graduated from the University of Alaska Southeast on May 3, with a Bachelor of Business Management. His family and friends congratulate him on a job well done.
Kiel Urata and Erika O'Sullivan, of Juneau, were named to the 2008 spring semester dean's list at the University of Portland. Urata is a senior majoring in biology, and O'Sullivan is a freshman with an undeclared major.
Woody Groves, of Juneau, was named to the dean's list for the spring 2008 semester at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, N.Y.
To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must achieve a minimum 3.5 semester grade-point average with at least 12 credit hours.
The Downtown Business Association would like to recognize Juneau-Douglas High School graduate Kayla Bertholl for her achievement in receiving its annual business scholarship. Bertholl, who has expressed an interest in marketing and plans to attend the Universityof Alaska Southeast in the fall, was selected by her teachers to win the scholarship.
"We are delighted to have this opportunity to offer our congratulations and our best wishes for a successful career in business," said Ann House, board president of the Downtown Business Association.