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Zachary Peck serving as Bonner Scholar

Zachary Peck, an Earlham College sophomore and son of Kaaren and Daniel Peck of New Castle, is serving as a Bonner Scholar this semester as a Student Art Aid at Richmond Community Schools.

The Bonner Scholars Program is a scholarship and leadership opportunity that calls for 10 hours of volunteer work a week during the academic year as well as two summers of service. Peck served last summer with the city of Rifle’s Planning Department. The program is designed to assist students with financial need, and the Bonner scholars must also possess a genuine desire to engage in community service and a willingness to devote time and energy to the success of the program. The hope is that the scholars will become part of their service community and spend their college career developing skills such as leadership. Every year, the program accepts 15 incoming first-year students to participate in the four-year program.



Earlham is a selective, liberal arts college in Richmond, Ind. Engaging students with a changing world, Earlham is dedicated to the development of effective ways to integrate international perspectives in education. This international approach is what first led Peck, who plans on a degree in Japanese Studies and Ceramics, to Earlham College.

Peck will be participating in fall of 2014 with Earlham College’s SICE (Studies in Cross Cultural Education) program, spending a semester in Morioka, Japan, just north of the area affected by the March 2011 Japanese tsunami. Peck was a Rifle Rotary Exchange student in Japan at the time of the 2011 tsunami and is now part of an Earlham College team which is studying the extreme climates of Asia.



Therese McCance named to Benedictine dean’s list

Therese McCance of Glenwood Springs has been named to the Benedictine College dean’s list for the Fall Semester 2013. Therese is the daughter of Shawn McCance.

Any full time student carrying a minimum of 12 hours and a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9 is named to the dean’s list.

Jacqueline Argueta named to dean’s list at Centenary College of Louisiana

Jacqueline Argueta of Carbondale was among 165 students from Centenary College of Louisiana who were named to the Fall 2013 dean’s list. Students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher in 12 or more semester hours taken for a letter grade during the Fall Semester qualify for the dean’s list.


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