Posted: Friday, June 06, 2008

Bryan Cormack, of Juneau, graduated on May 18 from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash. Cormack, a 2004 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, majored in psychology with a minor in biology. He is the son of Richard Cormack and Fumi Matsumoto, of Juneau.


The family of Eunice James-Lee congratulates her for going back to college and getting her college degree. "We're all very proud of her," they said.


Kiel Urata, of Juneau, graduated from the University of Portland on May 4 with a bachelor's degree in biology. University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp conferred a total of 607 bachelor's and 162 master's degrees during the commencement.


Caitlin Bedford, a 2006 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, was granted a $500 scholarship by the Theatre Arts Department of Southern Oregon University. Her academic focus is costume design and construction. The award is in recognition of her "fine record of achievement and reputation for doing positive work with the program." She also has won prizes in the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council's Wearable Arts Extravaganza in 2005 and 2006.


Lindsey Hanna, of Juneau, was named to the spring 2008 president's list at Montana State University. To be named to the president' list, students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and have a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for the semester.


Elsa Fredenberg, Ryan Beason, Olin Robus, Nils Domke, Owen Kelley and Ellen Story were named to the spring 2008 dean's list at Montana State University. To be named to the dean's list, students must complete 12 credit hours and earn a 3.5 grade-point average or above for the semester.


Aaron Castle, of Juneau, who received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in education and a minor in art and psychology last April from Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, received his Bachelor of Education in elementary education on April 26. Castle was awarded the B.C. Teachers Federation Maxwell Cameron Award for Excellence in Teaching as student teacher of the year.


The 2008 graduating class from Oregon State University will be one of the largest in the school's history. OSU's 139th commencement ceremony will be held on June 15 in Reser Stadium, to be broadcast live on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Local graduating students include Robert R. Cuanzon, Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering; Callahan L. Dillon, Bachelor of Science, natural resources; Jason G. Lunasin, Bachelor of Science, mechanical engineering; Alec J. Mesdag, Bachelor of Science, environmental science; and Louise F. Taylor, Bachelor of Science, biology.

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