Honors and Degrees

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2001

Bloom presents research

Whitman College junior Lindsey Bloom recently presented her research project on the possibility of cultural survival for Native Alaskans within a corporate system that follows the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The presentation was made at the third annual Whitman Undergraduate Research Conference. Bloom is a 1997 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School.

Kostenko, McGee honored

Brian Olav Kostenko and Tara Jade McGee of Juneau were named to Washington State University's President's Honor Roll for the spring semester.

To be eligible, a student carrying nine graded hours must earn a 3.75 grade point average or better for the term or maintain at least a 3.5 cumulative G.P.A.

Leighty receives degree

Wayne Waterman Leighty of Juneau received a bachelor of science degree magna cum laude from Brown University in Providence, R.I.

Leighty earned his degree in economics and environmental sciences with special academic honors.

Univ. of Oregon degrees

Last Saturday, the University of Oregon awarded degrees to three students from Juneau.

Daniel John Berg received a bachelor of science degree in computer and information science and a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish; Jill Marie Egan received a bachelor of arts in journalism; and Karla Hart received a masters of science in environmental studies.

Gregg awarded degree

Ryan Gregg of Juneau graduated from North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Awards to Beth Fitzgerald

Juneau student Beth Fitzgerald received two awards at the Oregon State University All University Recognition and Awards Banquet on May 30.

The Clara H. Waldo and E.A. Cummings Outstanding Student Award is presented each year to outstanding undergraduates, chosen on the basis of academic excellence and superior extracurricular achievements during their college careers.

The AAUW (American Association of Undergraduate Women) Senior Woman of the Year Recognition Award is given to a senior woman of outstanding scholarship, character, and personality who has made significant contributions to campus and community life and has potential for future achievements.

Cook siblings graduate

Rebecca and Jacob Cook, daughter and son of Rick and Ellen Cook of Juneau, both graduated from college in May.

Rebecca graduated cum laude from the University of Alaska Southeast with a bachelor of liberal arts in Spanish and anthropology. She is currently working for Gastineau Guiding and hopes to continue living in Juneau as she seeks a full-time management position.

Jacob graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., with a bachelor of business in finance and Japanese. He has been accepted in Notre Dame's master's of education program. The program is called "Alliance for Catholic Education." Its graduate students take classes for two summers at Notre Dame and teach in poorer areas of the country during the school year. Jacob will teach math and science at a junior high school in East Los Angeles this fall.

Victim Impact Panel slated

Mothers Against Drunk Driving will hold its first Victim Impact Panel from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, in the conference room of Bartlett Regional Hospital Administration Building. The meetings will be held thereafter on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the same location and time. The public is encouraged to attend; there is no cost. MADD has been conducting Victim Impact Panels across the country for more than 25 years with great success. Drunk driving and minor consuming offenders will listen to victims tell their story about what happened and how drunk driving has affected their lives. If you are a victim and want to participate or have questions please contact Cindy Cashen at 463-2562 or 586-3124.



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