Community News and Notes

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced the students named to the deans’ and chancellor’s lists for the spring and summer 2015 semesters. The lists recognize students’ outstanding academic achievements. Students receiving a 3.9 grade point average or higher are placed on the Chancellor’s List, while those receiving a grade point average of between 3.5 and 3.89 are named to the Deans’ List.

Area students named to the Chancellor’s List include: Tamlyn L. Silva of Kasilof; Kailee R. Skjold of Kasilof; Kendra M. Ashwell of Kenai; Ashley A. Epperheimer of Kenai; Ashley R. Thornton of Kenai; Eli D. Ward of Nikiski; Matthew R. Goffena of Soldotna; Molly J. Silta of Soldotna; Danna M. Spring of Soldotna; Joshua B. Stinnett of Soldotna; Christina M. Tachick of Soldotna; and Elizabeth A. Phillips of Sterling.

Area students named to the Dean’s List include: Colton S. Anderson of Kenai; Mandee L. Cogley of Kenai; Ian M. Ferguson of Kenai; Michelle E. Klaben of Kenai; Josiah D. Martin of Kenai; Kenley D. Scarlett of Kenai; Mary P. Shaffer of Kenai; Sawyer A. Skiba of Kenai; Nicholas B. Whitaker of Kenai; Sebastian A. Strickland of Nikiski; Kaylee A. Smith of Ninilchik; Iris A. Ehret of Soldotna; Elisha A. Hollers of Soldotna; Megan A. Janorschke of Soldotna; Travis M. Semmens of Soldotna; John W. Shirley of Soldotna; Matti J. Silta of Soldotna; Shane R. Tachick of Soldotna; Marina L. Wallace of Soldotna; Joseph J. Bishop of Sterling: and Chelsea J. Winter of Sterling.

Dil Uhlin of Nikisk graduated from Troy University in Troy, Alabama during Term 1 of the 2015/2016 academic year. Uhlin graduated with the Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Arts and Sciences. Term 1 includes students at Troy’s campuses in Dothan, Phenix City and Montgomery, Ala., and Global Campus, which consists of teaching sites outside of Alabama and online.

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