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Corvallis students named to dean's list

The following local students were named to the fall dean's list at Arizona State University:

Ellen Barry, Jennifer Dai, Sebastian Frei and Alison Zollinger, all of Corvallis; and Anna Sackmann of Philomath.

Undergraduate students who earn 12 or more graded semester hours during a semester in residence at ASU with a grade-point average of 3.50 or higher are eligible for the dean's list.

CV alum completes degree at Minnesota

Rachel Rausch, a 2010 graduate of Crescent Valley High School, completed the requirements for a bachelor of bioproducts and biosystems engineering degree from the University of Minnesota, and graduated last May.

Rausch is employed by the water resources design group at Kimley Horn Associates in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Early Learning Hub receives grant

The Northwest Health Foundation has awarded $750,000 in grant funds to 25 communities in Oregon and Southwest Washington as part of its Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities Initiative.

Launched in 2014, the initiative will support community-led efforts to improve health from birth to high school by 2020. 

The Linn Benton Lincoln Early Learning Hub, coordinated by Linn-Benton Community College, will receive $30,000 from the initiative to help create an accessible and collaborative system of support and care for families and children in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties. 

Through its partner organizations, the Linn Benton Lincoln Early Learning Hub is working to develop capacity and infrastructure to help local parents and families most impacted by educational and health inequities in our communities.

Early Learning Hub partners in Benton County include Casa Latinos Unidos de Benton County and Organización Latinas Unidas, the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, Old Mill Center for Children and Families, Iglesia Emanuel, St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Strengthening Rural Families.

Wilson completes basic training in Air Force

U.S. Air Force Airman Aaron N. Wilson recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Wilson is the son of Taira L. Nittka of Monmouth and Devon A. Wilson of Corvallis. He is a 2013 graduate of Crescent Valley High School, Corvallis.

Corvallis students receive degrees

Julie Rorrer and Erin Shear, both of Corvallis, were awarded diplomas from Arizona State University last May.

Local students earn dean's list recognition

A group of local students were among more than 800 who earned dean's list recognition at George Fox University for fall semester.

Students on the list posted a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher during the term.

Benton County students who earned the distinction include Alexandria Baker of Monroe, a freshman majoring in nursing; Kelsey Dody of Corvallis, a junior majoring in engineering; Annelie Haberman of Corvallis, a sophomore majoring in Spanish; Trent Hardin of Philomath, a freshman majoring in accounting; Corrie Mahr of Corvallis, a sophomore majoring in art and design; Amy Shifley of Corvallis, a junior majoring in art and design; and Lexxs Sutton of Monroe, a senior majoring in politics.

Corvallis woman achieves dean's list

At Lehigh University, dean's list status, which is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses, was awarded to Bridget Brown of Corvallis fall semester.

Local woman named to dean's list

Wheaton College (Illinois) student Rachel Maupin of Corvallis has been named to the dean's list for fall semester.

To earn dean's list honors at Wheaton, an undergraduate student must carry 12 or more credit hours and achieve a 3.5 or higher grade-point average on the 4.0 scale.

Lodge receives grant

Corvallis Elks Lodge No. 1413 recently received an Elks National Foundation $2,000 Beacon Grant.

With the funds, the lodge is able to “shine a light” on an organization in the community. Grace Center for Adult Day Services has been chosen as the recipient. Each month the lodge hosts the clients of Grace Center at a luncheon. The clients are treated to a themed party in their honor with decorations, favors and lunch. The work is done by volunteers, led by Lucy Childers, and, when possible, entertainment is included.


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