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Mackenzie Hill graduates from Fort Lewis College

Mackenzie Hill has graduated from Fort Lewis College and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with magna cum laude honors. She majored in physiology and business.

Sarah McCutchan inducted into Alpha Chi Honor Society at Belmont University

Sarah McCutchan of Rifle was recently inducted into the Eta Chapter of Alpha Chi Honor Society at Belmont University.

Alpha Chi is the oldest and most prestigious honor society at Belmont, and induction into the society is the university’s highest academic honor awarded. Membership, by invitation only, is determined by a faculty member’s endorsement of character quality and intellect of junior and senior students ranking in the top 10 percent of the University, academically.

Membership in Alpha Chi comes with unique opportunities and benefits including scholarships and fellowships, workshops and presentations, academic events and leadership opportunities.

Alpha Chi’s mission is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction. Accordingly, Alpha Chi’s name is derived from the initial letters of the two ancient Greek words aletheia, meaning truth, and xapakthp, meaning character.

Glenwood Hot Springs awards Higher Education Scholarships

The 2016 recipients of the Glenwood Hot Springs Higher Education Scholarship are Krysia Schneider and Christian Addie of Glenwood Springs.

Krysia, daughter of Joseph Schneider and Miranda Pingree, is a senior at Bridges High School in Carbondale. In the fall, she will be attending Utah State University in Logan, Utah, where she plans to study social work. She has been employed at Glenwood Hot Springs since 2012, working as a pool attendant, and for the last two years as a lifeguard. She was granted a $4,800 scholarship.

Christian, son of Steve and Fran Addie, graduated from Glenwood Springs High School in 2013. He is a current a student at Colorado Mountain College. His $4,800 scholarship will help him to continue his studies in business. In addition to attending school, he works at the front desk at the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge.


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