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Kyle Davis with Cindy Anderson

Davis named NAU Senator of the Year

The Associated Students of Northern Arizona University, which is the student government, has honored and awarded Senator of the Year (2015-2016) to Kyle Davis at the ASNAU banquet. The ASNAU had a total of 15 senators.

Mckenzie Hill makes presentation at Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Symposium at Fort Lewis College

The Fort Lewis College School of Arts and Sciences held its annual Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Symposium on April 21. Student participants were selected by their departments to represent the best undergraduate research and performances done at Fort Lewis College this year. Each department selects two students to give talks, and up to five groups of students to present posters or performances. Many of these students have also presented at professional conferences in their disciplines.

Mckenzie Hill, of Glenwood Springs, was part of a team that presented a project titled “The Influence of Guns on Aggressive Attitudes and Behavior,” supervised by faculty mentor Brian Burke. Hill’s major is Psychology .

The presentations can be seen on the Fort Lewis College You Tube channel via the archived live streams of the morning and afternoon sessions.

Buddy Program awards $35,000 in continuing education scholarships

This year, the Buddy Program awarded $35,000 to 18 high school seniors who have volunteered as Big Buddies through the Peer-to-Peer program, been involved as a Little Buddy or as a LEAD youth participant. Eleven of these individuals are the first generation in their family to attend college. Since 2010, the Buddy Program has awarded $306,800 in continuing education scholarships to 150 youth, 70 of whom have been first generation to attend college.

Recipients include, from Roaring Fork High School: Maura “Beth” Fawley, Naomi Pulver, Jimmy Serrano, Lucille “Lucy” Stevens, Sergio Vega and Megan Webber; and from Basalt High School: Savannah Cheatham, Jacqueline Henriquez, Kaitlyn Johnson, Rogerio Lopez, Yessica Ramirez and Esly Reyes.

Sundstrom graduates from Southern New Hampshire University

Former Carbondale resident Autumn Sundstrom recently graduated summa cum laude from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Arts in game design and development specializing in interactive storytelling. She is currently a graduate student at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta working towards a master’s degree in animation.

Rachel Maison graduates with honors from Colorado State University

Congratulations to Rachel Maison, who graduated with honors from Colorado State University, with a degree in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology. She also received the 2016 undergraduate research award in her college for her thesis work, and graduated at the top 6 percent of her class. She is a 2012 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School. Proud parents are Mark and Suzy Maison.

David Lee Drozd graduates from University of Central Oklahoma

Glenwood Springs resident David Lee Drozd graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science degree in general studies as a part of the spring 2016 class, which included 2,102 students from throughout Oklahoma, the country and world.

Sarah McCutchan named to Spring 2016 dean’s list at Belmont University

Sarah McCutchan of Rifle qualified for the spring 2016 dean’s list at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

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