-- Whitman College professor Paul Apostolidis has received the Southeast Washington Association of School Administrators Community Leadership award for his coordination of the community-based research program, "The State of the State for Washington Latinos."
The program collaborates with community organizations to identify, analyze and address social and political problems of public significance. Since Apostolidis founded the program in 2005, it has yielded 65 separate studies on the reasons behind racial-ethnic inequalities and the efforts of programs intended to diminish them.
Apostolidis graduated with a politics major from Princeton University, and later received master's and doctoral degrees in government from Cornell University. He has been on faculty at Whitman College for 17 years, and teaches political science.
-- The Kiwanis Club of the Horse Heaven Hills awarded $1,000 scholarships to Cheyenne Baxter of Connell and Vanessa Alvarez of Eltopia.
Baxter graduated from Connell High School this year and plans to study at a community college and later transfer to Gonzaga University in Spokane.
Alvarez is studying civil engineering at Washington State University Tri-Cities.
-- Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, awarded scholarships to upperclassmen from Sunnyside.
Trevor Wagenaar has been awarded the Rooster Booster scholarship. He is a graduate student majoring in agriculture.
Marisa Broersma has been awarded the Vander Haag Study Abroad scholarship. She is a junior majoring in business administration with an emphasis in international business.
Matthew De Groot has been awarded the Vermeer Foundation Engineering scholarship. He is a junior majoring in engineering.
-- Jalen DeVine of Richland was named to the spring semester dean's list at the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif. Students must have a grade-point average of 3.65 or higher.
He is a graduate of Hanford High School in Richland, and is the son of Denis and Jennie DeVine of Richland.
-- A sixth-grade math team from Carmichael Middle School in Richland competed at the Washington State Math Olympiad and earned superior medals in the long and short problem events. Team members are Trisha Boonpongmanee, Angela Wong, Alana Cho and Amy McDonald.
In the Elementary Math Olympiad, Lewis and Clark fifth-graders Nicholas Chang and Jason Zhuang earned gold pins for scoring within the top two of all elementary students.
-- The following students are graduates of Pacific University, Forest Grove, Ore.:
Brian Bowe of Kennewick graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
Daniel Wiessner of Walla Walla graduated with a doctorate in optometry.
-- Alexandra L. Brown of Kennewick graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, on May 25, receiving a bachelor of arts degree.
Brown, the daughter of Sharon Brown of Kennewick, majored in psychology with a neuroscience concentration.
-- Danae DeVine of Richland graduated from Gonzaga University with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
She also was on the dean's list for spring semester. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.69 grade-point average to be listed.
She is the daughter of Denis and Jennie DeVine of Richland.