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Education Briefs

Jeremiah Riddile, a senior politics and government major, has been named to the dean’s list at Ripon College for the fall 2012 semester, which recognizes academic excellence.Riddile is the child of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Riddile of New Castle.To qualify for the Ripon dean’s list, students must achieve a 3.40 grade point average or higher on a 4.00 scale and complete at least 12 credits of regular letter-graded work.

Benjamin Hersch of Glenwood Springs has made the dean’s honor list at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for the 2012 Fall Semester.

Grand River Health will once again be offering area students a chance at one of seven $1,000 scholarships to those who are interested in one of the many health care related fields (nursing, radiology, pathology, pre-med, etc.).Any person who lives in Grand River Hospital District or is a full-time student in one of the three in-district high schools (Rifle, Grand Valley or Coal Ridge), and who wishes to pursue a career in the medical field, may apply. You must be planning to attend a college, university or technical school in fall 2013. Applicants may include graduating high school seniors, individuals who have previously graduated high school, and GRHD employees. Awards will be given only to individuals who have not previously received a scholarship from the Grand River Hospital District.Scholarship applications are available at all in-district high schools or at For information contact Volunteer Services Manager Kaaren Peck at 970-625-6423.

Cody L. Derby of Glenwood Springs has been named to the Ottawa University Fall 2012 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.

Tyler Dean Jensen of Parachute graduated from Oklahoma Panhandle State University with a Bachelor of Industrial Technology degree in Industrial Technology on Dec. 13, 2012. Tyler is the son of Stuart and Keri Jensen.

Keith William McCutchan, a graduate of Rifle High School, is a recipient of the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award Scholarship at the University of Rochester. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the sciences.McCutchan, the son of Brian McCutchan and Suzy McCutchan, is a resident of Rifle.

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