Student recognition

Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2003

Weaver graduates

Michael Weaver of Juneau graduated from Pacific University on May 24, with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. More than 238 bachelor's and 169 graduate degrees were awarded at the 2003 commencement ceremonies in Forest Grove, Ore.

Messing earns degree

Matthew L. Messing of Juneau earned his bachelor's degree in science from Portland State University in commencement exercises held on June 14 at the Rose Garden Arena.

Messing is a high honors graduate and a member of Phi Kappa Phi. He is a 1988 graduate of JDHS and the son of LeRoy and Jean Messing of Juneau.

Turner honored

Hilary Turner of Auke Bay, a sophomore at Montana State University - Bozeman, has been named to the President's List for the 2003 Spring Semester. She earned a spot on the list with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Turner was also honored for being in the top 100 of the class.

Smiley on honor roll

Richard M. Smiley of Juneau made the University of Alaska Anchorage honor roll for the 2003 spring semester.

Thomas-Garrigues honored

Betsy Thomas-Garrigues of Juneau was the recipient of an award to an outstanding student by the College of Education, Health and Human Development at Montana State University-Bozeman. Thomas-Garrigues, daughter of Don and Chris Thomas, is majoring in family sciences.

Ann Northrip inducted into Psi Chi at Linfield

Ann Northrip of Juneau was recently one of 16 students inducted into Psi Chi at Linfield College. Psi Chi is a national academic honor for psychology students and is affiliated with the American Psychology Association. In order to be admitted to the society, students must maintain a 3.3 grade point average in both psychology and college-wide courses and maintain a high character.

Rider receives Schneider Merit Award

Juneau-Douglas High School graduate Shawna Rider received a Schneider Merit Award at the 2003 Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony at Southern Oregon University. She is studying anthropology.

Noreen graduates cum laude with bachelor's

Liv J. Noreen graduated on June 20, with a bachelor of science degree in business administration cum laude from Devry University, Phoenix, Ariz. She is the daughter of Gunnar and Mary Noreen of Juneau and Sara Epstein of Anchorage.

Liv Noreen was born and raised in Juneau and finished high school in Anchorage. This coming fall she will be studying for her master's degree in Tacoma, Wash.

Juneau residents named to East Oregon dean's list

Juneau's Christian Carpeneti, Brett Fairchild and Emily Moore were recently named to the dean's list for the 2003 spring term at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Ore.

More than 400 students achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. Qualifying students must have fulfilled a minimum of 12 graded hours, by June 13.

Davis ends wilderness emergency medical technician course

Carlyn Davis of Juneau has recently completed a 160-hour Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician course at the SOLO campus in Conway, N.H. She and her classmates learned prevention and decision-making through participating in wilderness scenarios.

Davis, the daughter of Alan Davis and Didi Ryall, is a 2003 graduate of The Art Institute of Seattle, with a degree in audio production. She plans to continue her education at Grinnell College, in Iowa.

Shine awarded bachelor of arts in English

James M. Shine Jr., who graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1995, received his bachelor of arts degree in English from Western State College of Colorado on May 10. Son of Karen Livingston and Jim Shine Sr., James was a four-time All-American in Western State College cross-country and track and field. He was captain of the 1999 national championship cross-country team. James plans a career in law.

Weston makes Western State dean's list

Juneau-Douglas High School graduate Brandy Weston was accepted to the Dean's List for the spring 2003 semester at Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison. Her major is environmental science.

Blake Rider makes UAF chancellor's list

Blake Rider, a 2002 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, has recently earned placement on the Chancellor's Honors List for the 2003 spring semester at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Blake has excelled with a 4.0 grade point average while taking as least 12 credit hours. He is majoring in civil engineering at UAF.

Tanna Peters honored

Tanna M. Peters was recently selected to receive the Edmund J. Yarwood Dean's Honor Student Award at Eastern Washington University.

Established in 1996, the award has a long history of leadership at Eastern, and it is presented to graduating seniors who have achieved academic excellence. It also recognizes those students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities to EWU and the community.

Peters has acted in several EWU theatre productions, served on the Eagle Entertainment Board and been a Rotary Youth Ambassador to Venezuela in the community. She graduated from EWU with a bachelor's in theatre and a minor in art.

Bauer on dean's list

Nicole Bauer was recently named to the 2003 spring semester dean's list at Ball State University. She earned at least a 3.5 grade point average while enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. Ball State University is a state-supported university in Muncie, Ind.

Barril, Burnett enrol at Universal Technical

Shane K. Barril and Jason D. Burnett of Juneau have enrolled in the Universal Technical Institute campus in UTI-Phoenix, and they are scheduled to start coursework on Oct. 13.

As students in UTI's ASE Master Certified Automotive Technology program, Barril and Burnett will learn how to diagnose, service and repair domestic and foreign automobiles. From basic engines systems to custom-built, high performance engines, students in the program work with a variety of vehicles.

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