A number of Polk County residents were among those who graduated in the 62nd commencement exercises on May 3 at Corban College in Salem.
Members of the Class of 2008 and their degrees and honors include:
Dallas -- Donald Walter Austin, bachelor of science, psychology; Andrew S. Brown, bachelor of science, computer science and music performance, academic achievement, music performance achievement, Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, magna cum laude; Kelly Diane Casey, bachelor of science, business administration; Caleb Hollis Crossman, bachelor of science, English, magna cum laude; Michelle Danae Howden, bachelor of science, music education, music performance achievement, Student Life leadership, Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, cum laude; and Kendra Joy Schrock, bachelor of science, business administration, cum laude.
Independence -- Bethany Linnea Peterson, bachelor of science, psychology, academic achievement.
Monmouth -- Linda Kay Ballard, bachelor of science, psychology, National Honor Society; and Anna Louise Burwell, bachelor of science, psychology, academic achievement, National Honor Society.
Kimberly Jo Bonnes of Dallas is listed on the President's Honor Roll for spring term 2008 at Washington State University in Pullman. To be eligible, an undergraduate student must earn a grade point average of 3.75 in at least nine graded hours in a single term or a GPA of 3.50 based on at least 15 cumulative hours of graded work.
Katy Swanson of Independence is one of 13 students from Linfield College who have qualified for membership in Pi Mu Epsilon, a national honor society for students in mathematics. To be admitted, students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, a minimum of 20 college credits in mathematics courses and a minimum GPA of 3.30 in mathematics classes.
Five Polk County residents were named to the Corban College dean's list for spring term 2008. There are: Andrew Brown and Rachel Brown of Dallas, Marlene Eccles of Monmouth, Melissa Kazemier of Rickreall and Bethany Caldwell of Sheridan. Students achieved and maintained a grade point average of 3.60 or higher on a 4.0 scale while completing a minimum of 12 hours of graded coursework for the duration of the term.
Rebecca Holtsclaw of Monmouth is one of 23 students from Linfield College inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, an international academic honorary for education students. Kappa Delta Pi, founded in 1911, encourages high professional, intellectual and personal standards and recognizes outstanding contributions to education.