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Education Briefs

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Shane Porter of New Castle was one of 75 students who received the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree (DVM) during convocation and hooding exercises at Oklahoma State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine on Saturday, May 8, 2010.

Porter is the son of Marla and the late Mike Porter of New Castle. He graduated from Rifle High School and earned a B.S. degree in Nutrition Science from Colorado State University and a M.S. and M.B.A. from Utah State University. Recently at the veterinary center’s Annual Awards Banquet, Porter received the $1,200 Glenn Patterson Memorial Award and the $500 Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association Auxiliary Scholarship. Following graduation, Porter will enter private veterinary practice.

“We pride ourselves in graduating competent, confident, practice-ready veterinarians,” says Dr. Michael Lorenz, professor and dean of the college. “Our graduates are highly sought after with most having multiple job offers upon graduation. While many chose private veterinary practice, some veterinarians pursue careers in academia, research, public health, or the military. We believe these young graduates will make OSU proud as they begin their careers in veterinary medicine.”

Three students from Carbondale, brothers Lucas and Theodore Pulver, along with Laura Wright, all Roaring Fork High School graduates, made the Seattle Pacific University 2010 Winter Quarter dean’s list.

The students completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.50 or higher grade point average. Seattle Pacific University is a premier Christian university serving 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

More than 100 crossing guards from Sopris Elementary and Glenwood Springs Elementary schools celebrated their work on May 10 by spending the day at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

The two schools provided a pizza lunch for the kids, and the Adventure Park provided free day passes to thank the crossing guards for helping to keep their classmates safe throughout the year. The Glenwood Springs Police Department provides instruction for the crossing guards each year as well.

Katy Hagan coordinates the crossing guard program for Sopris Elementary, while Mandy Gauldin coordinates the program at Glenwood Elementary.

Four YouthEntity Investment Challenge students from Roaring Fork High School have scored in top 5 percent in the National Financial Capability Challenge.

Second-year Investment Challenge students William Halliday, Kenneth Kincade, Terra Salamida and Damian Sequichie scored significantly better than the national average of 70 percent on the exam.

Salamida and Kincade scored 98 percent, while Halliday and Sequichie scored 95 percent. Only 524 students out of the 76,000 who took the test scored better than 98 percent.

The student team is coached by YouthEntity volunteer and board member Peter Gilbert. The team meets at the YouthEntity Center in the Bridges Center in Carbondale on Monday mornings before school and is one of seven YouthEntity Investment Challenge teams competing this year from Aspen, Basalt and Carbondale.

In the Investment Challenge, teams invest $1,000 of real money in stocks provided by donors in the community. Each team is provided a volunteer coach from the community through YouthEntity.

For more information about this and other YouthEntity programs, visit www.

Ryan Schilt, a 2005 graduate of Basalt High School, graduated from CU Boulder on May 6 with his Masters in Applied Mathematics from the Engineering School.

Your family is so very proud of you. Congratulations.

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