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Brian Christopher Virgili has earned a master’s of business administration from the University of San Diego. Virgili, 27, is the son of John and Marianne Virgili of Glenwood Springs and a 1995 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School. He earned bachelor of science in business finance from Arizona State University in 1998, graduating in 3 1/2 years. During that time he completed a semester at sea, circumnavigating the globe while taking upper division business courses, visiting 11 countries and studying international business. As part of the master’s program, he took business classes in Prague and Buenos Aires during summer vacations. Virgili lives in Encinitas, Calif., and has been a professional sales representative for Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. for the past four years.

Kali Kerns, a 2002 Rifle High Graduate, made the dean’s list of academic distinction at the University of Northern Colorado for the 2003-04 school year. Kali is a communications major and had to earn at least a 3.75 GPA to make the list.

Shawn Wayne Miller made the honor list at the University of Missouri ” Rolla last spring. Shawn is the son of Ronald and Susan Miller of Silt and is a junior majoring in aerospace engineering.

Jessica Joy Nelson, daughter of Paul and Nancy Nelson of Glenwood Springs, made the honor roll at the University of Kansas. Jessica is a graduate of Goodland High School in Goodland, Kan.

Kelly Smith and Benjamin Sarno would like to announce their engagement. The couple will marry Sept. 4, 2004, at Sunlight Mountain Resort.

Kelly is the daughter of Butch and Margene Smith of Broken Bow, Neb. She is a 1996 graduate of Broken Bow High School and, a Colorado Mountain College graduate with a degree in professional photography. Kelly works for Digitech, a digital imaging and photography firm in Glenwood Springs.

Benjamin is the son of David and Cindi Sarno of Glenwood Springs. He is a 1996 Glenwood High School graduate and works at Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co. and Petroleum Equipment Sales and Service.

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