Community News and Notes

News and Notes

Beck named to President’s List at Montana State

David Beck, a freshman Mechanical Engineering major from Kenai, was named to the Spring 2017 President’s List at Montana State University in Bozeman. The President’s List recognizes students who earn a perfect 4.0 GPA for the semester.

Kim graduates from University of Rochester

Jang Hyun Kim, a resident of Soldotna, graduated from the University of Rochester on May 21, at the 167th commencement with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. Kim is the child of Grace Lee, and a graduate of Soldotna High School.

Cain makes Dean’s List at Normandale Community College

Kamlin Cain of Soldotna has been named to the Dean’s List at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota, for the spring 2017 semester. Students must achieve a GPA of 3.5 or better to be eligible for the Dean’s List.

Mangione, McKee earn degrees from George Fox University

Brandi Mangione of Kenai, and Joshua McKee of Kenai received diplomas in commencement ceremonies at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, this spring. Mangione earned a bachelor of science in nursing. McKee earned a bachelor of arts in management.

Peninsula named to Dean’s List at George Fox University

Brandi Mangione of Kenai, a senior nursing student; Lydia Power of Kenai, a senior studying entrepreneurship and management; Emmalee Johnson of Soldotna, a junior studying elementary education; and Julie Litchfield of Soldotna, a senior studying biology have earned dean’s list recognition at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, for the spring 2017 semester. Traditional undergraduate students must earn a 3.5 grade point average or above on 12 or more hours of graded work to earn a spot on the dean’s list.

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