6/22 School Notes / Academic Honors

*WOU set to host summer program*WESD seeking applicants for board*Locals earn degrees from Linfield*Monmouth man receives diploma*Dallas resident presented degree*Nursing degree bestowed on local*Perr


WOU set to host summer program

MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon University will conduct a Summer Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program for admitted freshmen and their families on Friday, June 24.

Students will attend academic sessions with faculty, complete the registration process for fall term courses, learn about campus resources, receive their student ID card and tour the residence halls during the free event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Werner University Center.

Advanced registration is required and the program is not intended for prospective students.

For more information: WOU Office of Admissions, 503-838-8601; http://www.wou.edu/student/admissions/soar.php.

WESD seeking applicants for board

SALEM -- The Willamette Education Service District, which serves Polk County, is accepting applications for a currently vacant at-large position on its board of directors.

Candidacy packets will be available beginning Friday, June 24, at the WESD Marion Center office, 2611 Pringle Road SE, Salem.

For more information: 503-588-5330; www.wesd.org.


Locals earn degrees from Linfield

McMINNVILLE -- Four Dallas residents were among the 499 students who received degrees during Linfield College's spring commencement ceremony Sunday, May 29. Among the Polk County residents graduating from Linfield were: Tyler Brostrom, Bachelor of Arts, history; Melody Ann Burke, Bachelor of Science, nursing; Drew William Morrison, Bachelor of Science, nursing; and Lisa Jean Reed, Bachelor of Science, accounting.

Monmouth man receives diploma

LONGVIEW, Texas -- Philip Trunk of Monmouth graduated in May from LeTourneau University with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering.

Dallas resident presented degree

PORTLAND -- Charles Sekafetz of Dallas has received his Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Marylhurst University. The school held its commencement ceremony Saturday, June 18, at the Oregon Convention Center.

Nursing degree bestowed on local

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Faith Renee Shinn of Dallas has earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Excelsior College.

Perrydale grad honored at Harding

SEARCY, Ark. -- Carisse Brewer of Monmouth is among the 1,120 Harding University students included on the dean's list for grades achieved during the 2011 spring semester. To be eligible, students must carry 12 or more credit hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes. Brewer is a 2010 graduate of Perrydale High School.

Dallas student earns OBU honor

SHAWNEE, Okla. -- Bethany Burke of Dallas was named to Oklahoma Baptist University's president's honor roll for the spring 2011 semester. Burke is majoring in nursing. Students must achieve a semester grade-point average of 3.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale to qualify.

West Salem grad garners award

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Alexander Edison of West Salem has been awarded the Edwin Herbert Hall Prize in Physics at Bowdoin College. Edison, a graduate of West Salem High School, is a sophomore majoring in physics and minoring in computer science.

Area residents finish work at LBCC

ALBANY -- Several Polk County residents recently completed requirements for degrees and certificates at Linn-Benton Community College. The school's 43rd annual commencement ceremony was held Thursday, June 9.

Local degree and certificate recipients include:



-- Isaac J. Buhler, associate of applied science in mechatronics/industrial maintenance technician; Ashley Tallon, associate of arts, Oregon transfer.


Grand Ronde

-- Brandon Lee, associate of applied science, construction and forestry equipment technician.



-- Adam S. Breit, certificate, basic networking; James A. Fields, associate of science, engineering emphasis; Jon R. Schrader, associate of applied science, welding and fabrication technician; Jennifer A. Vickers, associate of arts, Oregon transfer; Lei Yin, associate of applied science, accounting technology.



-- Gerald W. Fuls, certificate, one-year machine tool technology, associate of applied science, machine tool technology, certificate, CNC machinist; John W. Lekkerkerker, certificate, two-year heavy equipment mechanic/diesel technician; Nikki T. Nguyen-Dang, associate of applied science, administrative medical assistant.



-- Virginia R. Kaiser, certificate, one-year polysomnographic technology.

Warner Pacific recognizes Dallasite

PORTLAND -- Julie Whitus of Dallas qualified for inclusion on the Warner Pacific College dean's list for spring term 2011. Whitus posted a 4.0 grade-point average. Students must be enrolled full time and achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher to qualify for the honor.

WSHS student earns scholarships

WEST SALEM -- Kenny Smith of West Salem has been awarded two scholarships from Maps Credit Union. He received the $500 Maps Business Partner Scholarship and a $500 Earl Littrell Scholarship. Smith worked in the Titan Branch of Maps Credit Union during his time at West Salem High School. Smith plans to study business and hospitality management at Chemeketa Community College.


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