Community News and Notes

Callie Kant and Kelsey Tachick, both of Soldotna, have been named to the dean’s list at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. To qualify for inclusion on the dean’s list, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have attained a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale.

Curtis M. Berry of Moose Pass has earned a degree from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Alabama. Berry graduated with a Bachelor of Sport Science degree in Sports Coaching from the Academy.

Patrick Sheridan received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law in their Sunflower Ceremony on May 21. Patrick is a 2007 graduate of Skyview High School and the son of Phil and Katy Sheridan. He is the grandson of Pat and MJ McElroy.

Olivia Pfeifer, of Kenai received her bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Pfeifer graduated with a major in Earth and Oceanographic Science and a minor in Spanish.

Erica Beth Byerley of Sterling, has been named to the honor list for the Spring 2016 semester at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. To be included on the honor list, students must have carried a minimum of 12 hours and had grade point averages of 3.2 or above out of a possible 4.0.

Byerley graduated from Missouri S&T, earning bachelor’s degrees in biological sciences and chemical engineering.

John Gibbs of Soldotna has been awarded a $5,000 WolfPACT scholarship at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The WolfPACT is the largest guaranteed, four-year scholarship in South Dakota. Students entering their freshman year at NSU are eligible for various funding amounts based on their ACT scores. Gibbs, the son of Trey and Christie Gibbs plans to study business/criminal justice.

Mitchel Daughtery of Sterling has been named to the Dean’s List at the Oregon Institute of Technology. to be included on the list, students must earn a GPA of 3.30-3.69. Daughtery is studying Biology-Health Sciences.

Alison Curley, of Kenai, graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York, as part of the College’s 222nd Commencement ceremony. Curley received a Bachelor of Arts degree while majoring in Organizing Theme.

Donald Staton of Soldotna has received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced the students named to the deans’ and chancellor’s lists for the spring 2016 semester. 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.

Chancellor’s List — Tyler P. Boyd, Kenai; Mandee L. Cogley, Kenai; Ashley A. Pruitt, Kenai; Kenley D. Scarlett, Kenai; Ashley R. Thornton, Kenai; Eli D. Ward, Nikiski; Savannah B. Anchinges, Soldotna; Matthew R. Goffena, Soldotna; Kathrine A. Quelland, Soldotna; Travis M. Semmens, Soldotna; Marina L. Wallace, Soldotna; Cassandra E. Kendall, Sterling.

Dean’s List — Spencer L. Egbert, Kasilof; Kaillee R. Skjold, Kasilof; Alexandria J. Bergholtz, Kenai; Georgeanna L. Heaverley, Kenai; Josiah D. Martin, Kenai; Caitlin B. Miller, Kenai; Laura R. Kromrey, Moose Pass; Lindsey L. Kromrey, Moose Pass; Brittany N. Sexton, Nikiski; Ajiel Mae F. Basmayor, Ninilchik; Trace A. Braxling, Soldotna; Taylor T. Hanley, Soldotna; Gwendolyn I. Nelson, Soldotna; AdriAnna F. Newberry, Soldotna; Christopher J. Nichol, Soldotna; Nicholas L. Truesdell, Soldotna.

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