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Derby makes Ottawa University Spring 2013 dean’s honor roll

Cody L. Derby of Glenwood Springs has been named to the Ottawa University Springs dean’s honor roll.

To qualify for the dean’s honor roll, students must be degree-seeking; have earned a minimum of 12 semester hours during the preceding semester; and earned a semester grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.



Derby has made both fall and spring semesters dean’s list.



Allison Rippy honored for academic achievement at St. Olaf College

Allison Rippy was among nearly 900 St. Olaf College students who were recognized for academic achievement at the college’s annual Honors Day convocation on May 3. Rippy, from Glenwood Springs, is a biology major. She is the daughter of William and Mary Rippy.

Honors Day recognizes students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.60 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Marshall earns PhD in math

Krista Sekeres Marshall received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in mathematics education on May 10, 2013, from the University of Colorado – Boulder. She is the daughter of David and Sandy Sekeres of Rifle.

Krista previously taught math and computer science at Rifle and Glenwood Springs High Schools.

Currently she is a research analyst at Jefferson County (Colorado) Public Schools.

Local students exhibit works at Fort Lewis College’s Graduating Seniors Art Majors Exhibition

The following local students displayed works of art at State of the Art, Fort Lewis College’s Spring 2013 Graduating Seniors Art Majors Exhibition:

Michael Black, of Carbondale. Black’s works included Picture Day, woodcut over digital print; and Pieces of Myself, wire. Black’s major is Art – Business Art Option.

Clayton Brooks, of Carbondale. Brooks’ works included Ascend, digital media; and Simple As, oil. Brooks’s major is Art – Graphic Design Option.

Hannah Burleigh, of Carbondale. Burleigh’s works included A Fancy Pants Dinner for 2, ceramic; and A Mix of Media, mixed media. Burleigh’s major is Art – Art Option.

Local students present at Undergraduate Research Symposium at Fort Lewis College

The Fort Lewis College School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences held its annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Thursday, April 18. Student participants were selected by their departments to represent the best undergraduate research done at Fort Lewis College this year. Each department (Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Exercise Science, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics and Engineering, and Psychology) selects two students to give talks, and up to eight groups of students to present posters. Many of these students have also presented their research at professional conferences in their disciplines.

The following local students presented research projects:

Garret Alexander, of Glenwood Springs, presented Reservoir Bypass Design Group, with other students, supervised by faculty mentor Don May. Alexander’s major is Engineering.

Ben Ziemann, of Glenwood Springs, presented Kuratowski Numbers of Finite Topological Spaces, supervised by faculty mentor Erich McAlister. Ziemann’s major is Mathematics – Mathematics for Secondary Education Option.


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