Corvallis student receives scholarship
Leah Eaton of Corvallis, a nursing student at University of Rochester, received a Lucretia H. Richter Nursing Scholarship at an April 13 luncheon.
The four recipients were chosen on the basis of academic excellence, commitment to nursing, recommendation from faculty and demonstration of financial need. Each received a $1,000 check.
The committee is named for a public health nurse, nursing recruiter and nursing instructor at Roberts Wesleyan College in North Chili, N.Y., and has awarded more than $100,000 since its inception in 1983.
CHS alum graduates from Whitman
Annette Patton of Corvallis graduated summa cum laude with a degree in geology with honors from Whitman College on May 19.
Patton also is a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society; a member of Sigma Xi scientific research society; a recipient of the Albert Ripley Leeds Prize for Excellence in Geology, 2013; and a member of the Order of Waiilatpu (Whitman College honor society).
She is a 2009 graduate of Corvallis High School, and is the daughter of Bill Patton, Philomath, and Julie and Kent Weiss of Corvallis.
Corvallis resident chosen to do summer research
Corvallis resident Van Fudge, a member of the Class of 2014 at Occidental College in Los Angeles, has been selected to live and work on campus this summer, pursuing an independent research project.
Fudge is working with professor Lynn Mehl in the Kinesiology Department, conducting research on the effect of bilateral bunt training on bunt skill and bimanual motor coordination.
CHS student wins writing award
Jonathan Crandall of the Corvallis High School Class of 2013 has won the 29th annual Kip Smith Young Writer’s Award.
The prize was awarded June 4 at CHS.
There were 20 entries in this year’s contest, and the decision was unanimous. The award has a $1,200 cash prize.
Crandall is an athlete in competitive cycling, and a member of the National Honor Society. He plans to enter the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon this fall.
The award honors Kip Smith, a U of O student who was interested in how writing could help others. His life was cut short in a traffic accident. The award is sponsored by the Smith family and Poetry Enterprises, whose mission is to promote peace and justice through the influence of poetry.
Merit Scholarship winners named
Last month the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced winners of scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.
Local recipients are:
• Garrett C. Fleetwood of Albany, Crescent Valley High School, plans to study entrepreneurship at Arizona State University.
• Michael H. Boggess of Corvallis, Crescent Valley High, plans to study political science at Claremont McKenna College.
• Sarah S. Joh of Corvallis, Crescent Valley, plans to study at the University of Southern California.
Philomath club awards scholarships
Jeremy Goodrich and Tatiana Thompson of Philomath each have been awarded a $750 Philomath Booster Club Warrior Scholarship.
The scholarship is for Philomath High School seniors who have achieved at least one varsity letter. The recipient’s family must have been active in volunteering in support of Philomath athletics. Applicants are evaluated on factors such as sportsmanship, athleticism, extracurricular activities, leadership, community service, grade-point average and level of athletics volunteerism by the applicant and/or family.
Residents inducted into honor society at OSU
The following Benton County residents, all Oregon State University students, recently were initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:
Greer Brander-McCaffrey, Katelyn Graham, Stevan Jeknic, Kelly Baker, Annie Spiegelberg, Sally Cringan, Madison Bertoch, Shanna Myers, Amy Walters, Kirsten Hatch, Ethan Luckens, Yonatan Kallman, Michael Trujillo, Elyse Lipke, Lisa Kirkemo, Lok Wing Keung, Ashley Molholm, Tyler Schlieder, Tyler Susa, Kasey Munetake, Jana Sadler, Megan Brower, Samantha Pummer, Benjamin Lykins, Duong Nguyen-Huu, Senal Weerasooriya, Meagan Nuss, Ian Milligan, Leilani Penner, Kelsey Burkumall, Stephanie Marchant, Nicholas Curcio, Joanna Newman, Angelica Grizzle, Rachel Hegedus; and
Leah Lindblom, Elisa Gooding, Brad Alvarez, Laurel Perilli, Jonah Brooks, Ashlin Kneeland, Thai Duong, Jesseanne Pope, Briana Laird, Ty Callahan, Patrick Marnell, Maria Herbison, Mark Walker, Matthew Little, Bonnie Skolfield and Christopher Baird, all of Corvallis;
• Derek Gourley, Susan Roberta O’Brien, Jesse Raley and Meghann Fenn, all of Philomath;
• Adrienne Allardt-Wong of Monroe; and
• Lisa Carlson of Alsea.
Area students named to FIT dean’s list
Corvallis residents Abdulla Rashed Al Neyadi, an electrical engineering major, and Mubarak Almeshilah, a chemical engineering major, were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Florida Institute of Technology.
To be included on the list, a student must complete 12 or more graded credits in a semester, with a grade-point average of at least 3.4.
Corvallis student earns degree at Clark
Elizabeth R. Allen of Corvallis received a degree from Clark University in Worcester, Mass., on May 19.
Allen graduated with a Master of Science degree in environmental science and policy.
Area student receives degree from Duke
Lisa Marie Langmesser received a Master of Health Sciences: Physician Assistant degree from Duke University in Durham, N.C., on May 12.
Langmesser also was an Honor Council Representative. She is a 2001 graduate of Crescent Valley High School. Her parents are Richard and Joy Ragsdale of Corvallis.
Corvallis student graduates from USD
Mackenzie Entrikin of Corvallis graduated cum laude from the University of San Diego on May 26.
Entrikin earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Entrikin participated in the Honors Program, which provides opportunities for interaction with faculty, specialized coursework, undergraduate research and focused academic advising.
Local students named to Beloit dean’s list
Noah DeTal and Caitlin Gunn, both of Corvallis, have been named to the spring dean’s list at Beloit College in Beloit, Wis.
DeTal is a first-year student, and Gunn is a junior.
CV sophomore receives scholarship
Ian Black, who just finished his sophomore year at Crescent Valley High School, is one of 20 students from around the world who has received a scholarship to attend the Pensole Shoe Design Academy in Portland.
Black is one of only two high school students to be accepted, and is attending the course full-time June 24 through July 19. Other students attending come from Parsons School of Design, Savannah School of Design, and design schools in the Philippines and Israel.
Corvallis students graduate from Pacific
Three Corvallis residents graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove on May 31.
Jennifer Koch received a bachelor’s degree in international studies and French. Kelcy Gillen earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science: motor behavior. Gayle Uriarte graduated with a master’s degree in teaching elementary education.
2 from area graduate from Des Moines
Two Corvallis residents graduated from Des Moines University, a private medical school in Des Moines, Iowa, on May 25.
Amanda Johnston and Eva Sandberg each earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.
Johnston is the child of Sharon Joy and John and Dee Mitchell of Corvallis, and the spouse of Aron Johnston. Sandberg is the child of David and Judith Sandberg of Corvallis.
Local resident earns degree at Hollins
Jenna Milton of Corvallis received a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art on May 19 during Hollins University’s commencement ceremony in Roanoke, Va.
Milton, the daughter of John and Gail Milton, graduated from Crescent Valley High School.
Seaman marches in Bremerton parade
U.S. Navy Seaman Recruit Kandie Mendenhall, a 2009 Philomath High School graduate, with other sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, marched in the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Wash. Mendenhall joined the Navy in May 2012.
Stennis recently returned from an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibilities.
Corvallis student named to dean’s list
Bethany Carlson of Corvallis was recognized for outstanding academic accomplishments by being named to the spring semester dean’s list at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas.
Carlson achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 for the semester.
County residents make dean’s list
Two local residents were among students at George Fox University in Newberg who earned a spot on the dean’s list for spring semester.
Victoria Nelson of Corvallis, a sophomore majoring in family and consumer sciences; and Lexxs Sutton of Monroe, a freshman majoring in international studies and politics, made the list.
Students had to earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better to land a spot on the list.
Corvallis woman named to dean’s list
Kate Julianna Lorenzen of Corvallis, daughter of Chris and Janice Lorenzen and a 2012 graduate of Crescent Valley High School, was named to the spring dean’s list at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa.
The dean’s list recognizes grade-point averages of at least 3.6 out of a possible 4.0.
Local students win scholarships
Michael Boggess of Crescent Valley High School, Keet Dailey of Corvallis High School and Sierra Payne of Philomath High School recently received $1,000 scholarships from the Comcast Foundation.
Oregon and Southwest Washington recipients of the foundation’s annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program were recognized at a ceremony June 1 at the World Trade Center in Portland.
Corvallis residents make U of P dean’s list
Several students from Corvallis were listed on the 2013 spring semester dean’s list at University of Portland.
Appearing on the list are Alexandria Rosenast, junior, psychology; Britta Evenson, sophomore, nursing; Ian Coe, sophomore, biology; Margaret Crowley, freshman, elementary education; and Sarah Batten, senior, social work
Students need at least a 3.5 grade-point average to be eligible for the dean’s list.