7/20 Awards and Achievements

Herald staffJuly 21, 2013 

- The following students at George Fox University earned a spot on the school’s dean’s list for the spring semester:

Richland: Tyler Koglin, a sophomore majoring in mathematics; and Victor Krause, a sophomore majoring in cinema and media communication

Pasco: Kali LeFebre, a junior majoring in finance.

Students had to earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better to land a spot on the list.

- Christopher Squier has been named to the Grinnell College dean’s list for the spring semester. Students must have a grade-point average of 3.75 or above.

Squier is the son of Dr. Thomas C. Squier and Dr. Diana J. Bigelow of Richland.

- Jameson Pedersen, of Kennewick, was named to the spring dean’s list at Carroll College in Helena, Mt. The son of Sarah and Merle Pedersen of Kennewick, he is a graduate of Tri-Cities Prep High School in Pasco.

- Saint Martin’s University has issued its spring semester dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement. To earn academic honors at Saint Martin’s undergraduate students must receive a 3.5 grade-point average or higher (based on a 4.0 scale) carry at least a 12-semester-hour course load and complete all coursework undertaken for the semester.

Ephrata: Kari M. Inch, sophomore, biology.

Kennewick: Russell A. Deal, junior, chemistry.

Moses Lake: Kelsie R. Grant, sophomore, biology.

Richland: Marinella A. Chvatal, junior, social work.

West Richland: Robert N. Tudor, freshman, psychology.

- The following students were named on the Linfield College, McMinnville, Ore., spring semester dean’s list. To be named to the dean’s list, students must complete 12 graded credits and be in the top 10 percent of their class.

Richland: Finn McMichael

Walla Walla: Michaella Pugliese

- Eight Mid-Columbia students earned a place on Montana State University’s spring semester honor roll.

Kennewick: Chelsea Bourque, Beatrice Brown, Sarah Morrison-Smith.

Moses Lake: Brennen Smith.

Pasco: Nethia Lavering.

Prosser: Alexandra Forsyth.

Richland: Joseph Webster.

Walla Walla: Simon Quackenbush.

- Shanta Katipamula of Hanford High School in Richland recently received a gold medal from the SUNY Oswego Genius Olympiad competition.

She won the award for her project “Working Toward a Greener Future: Investigating the Most Efficient and Cost Effective Method to Obtain Hydrogen from Water.”

Katipamula competed against 329 other students from 44 countries around the world.

- Two Mid-Columbia students graduated recently from Seattle Pacific University.

Ashley D. Engelman, West Richland, magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in biochemistry.

Ryan C. Grandy, Richland, cum laude with a bachelor of science in mathematics.

- Laura Jendro, of Richland, graduated May 11 from Eastern Kentucky University with a master of science degree in safety, security and emergency management.

- Two Mid-Columbia students earned diplomas May 4 at George Fox University's spring commencement ceremonies.

Richland: Daniel Murray, bachelor of arts in cinema and media communication.

West Richland: Joshua Rapacz, bachelor of arts in history.

- Soroptimist International of Pasco-Kennewick recently released the names of its club officers for the year.

Amber Martin is president; Rhonda Alberts, vice president; Nichole Banegas, president elect; Jackie Lofton, secretary; Jacque Sonderman, assistant secretary; Jo Brenerman, board secretary; and Julie Moore, treasurer.

Club meetings are noon on the second Tuesday of the month at the Clover Island Inn, 435 Clover Island Drive, Kennewick.

- The Tri-Cities Exchange Club recently elected new officers.

JoDee Garretson is president; Ali Dockstader, secretary; and Judi Clark, treasurer.

Vic VanderSchoor and Ron Foraker are directors. The club aims to prevent child abuse.

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