3/16 School Notes / Academic Honors

*Western to host visitation program*Medical field scholarships available*Olson feted by Villanova program*Dallas student gains Corban honor*Local woman named to dean's list*Duo from Polk receive recog


Western to host visitation program

MONMOUTH -- Prospective undergraduate students can find out more about Western Oregon University during the school's annual Spring Break Visit scheduled Thursday, March 24.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pacific Room of the Werner University Center. Activities include information sessions, campus tours and lunch.

Students can apply for fall term 2011 admission during check-in.

There is no cost to participate, but advanced registration is required.

For more information: WOU Office of Admissions, 503-838-8211; http://www.wou.edu/student/admissions/springbreak_visit/index.php.

Medical field scholarships available

SALEM -- The Salem Hospital Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships for half-time or full-time students in medically related fields of study.

Applicants must be residents of Polk, Marion or Yamhill counties, must have applied to a college in their field of health care study before applying for this scholarship, and must have completed all prerequisite classes.

Applications must be postmarked by May 13. They are available online at http://salemhospital.org/foundation, clicking "About Us" and then clicking "Scholarship."

For more information: 503-561-5576; e-mail to greta.mauze@salemhealth.org.


Olson feted by Villanova program

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Samuel Olson from Rickreall has been named to the dean's list for the 2010 fall semester in Villanova University's College of Engineering. To qualify, one must be a matriculated full-time student and earn a semester grade-point average of 3.25. Olson is a freshman at the Pennsylvania university.

Dallas student gains Corban honor

SALEM -- Teri Braun of Dallas is among the students who have qualified for the dean's list at Corban University for fall semester 2010. Braun posted a semester grade-point average of 3.93. Students must post a GPA of 3.60 or higher to qualify for the honor.

Local woman named to dean's list

CALDWELL, N.J. -- Juliette Wilson of Dallas is one of 359 students named to the fall 2010 dean's list at Caldwell College. Students must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and complete at least 12 credits during the semester to be eligible.

Duo from Polk receive recognition

AZUSA, Calif. -- Two students from Polk County qualified for the academic dean's list for fall semester 2010 at Azusa Pacific University. Lance E. Baker of Dallas, a Christian ministries major, and Kelly Nicole Pearson of West Salem, a nursing major, joined more than 1,700 APU students who met the 3.5 or better grade-point average standard for the honor.

Two locals among Kaplan graduates

MIAMI -- Two Polk County residents were among those graduating from Kaplan University on Feb. 5. Margaret Meza of Monmouth was awarded a bachelor's degree in accounting, while Colenne Knodel of Independence was awarded an associate of applied science degree in paralegal studies.


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