News and Notes

Carla Pherson, a Junior Piano Pedagogy major of Ninilchik, was named to the Dean’s List at for the spring semester at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. The Dean’s List recognizes students who earn a 3.00-3.74 GPA.

Ariel Mercier of Sterling was among more than 700 graduates who participated in commencement ceremonies at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, in early May. Mercier earned a master of arts in teaching degree.

Dillon Jensen of Soldotna has been named to the Dean’s List at Dickinson State University in Dinkinson, North Dakota, for Spring 2015. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time and must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Garrett Paul Redford of Soldotna graduated from the Herberger Business School at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on May 9. He earned a Master of Business Administration.

Soldotna resident Megan Neill, a senior communication sciences and disorders major at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, was named to the dean’s list for grades achieved during the spring 2015 semester. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes.

After 50 years of living in Alaska, Sterling residents Dillon and Jean Kimple are leaving on June 25 to be closer to their daughter in Washington state. School teachers, the Kimples were from Washington state. Jean taught school and Dillon became a school principal. A farewell, potluck lunch will be for them at the Sterling Community Center on June 14, from 2-4 p.m. Friends and neighbors are invited to attend. To sign up, or for more information, visit the center’s Facebook page, or call 262-7224.

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