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7/2 School Notes/Academic Honors

Chemeketa going to summer hours    SALEM — Chemeketa Community College will switch to summer hours effective Friday, including its branch campus location in Dallas.    The college will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; most college services will be closed Fridays, weekends and holidays.    Summer hours will not affect the following locations or programs: Brooks Training Center; Building 48, including MaPS Credit Union and Blue Moon Cafe; Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry; Corrections Education; EOLA/Northwest Wine Studies Center; SOAR Program; TRIO Upward Bound Summer Academy; and Workforce Partners at Woodburn Center.    The college will resume regular 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekday office hours Sept. 2.    Chemeketa Community College’s Dallas Center is located at 1340 SE?Holman Ave.    Polk trio graduates from Linfield    McMINNVILLE — Three Polk County residents were among the 743 students who received bachelor's degrees from Linfield College during commencement exercises on June 1. Local degree recipients included: Valerie Ann Jaeger of Dallas, Bachelor of Science, nursing; Leslie Paul McCloud of Dallas, Bachelor of Science, nursing (cum laude); and Lia Inez Chisholm of Independence, Bachelor of Science, accounting.    Local man receives degree at GFU    NEWBERG — Benjamin Holtrop of Independence was among a record 725 graduates who participated in commencement ceremonies at George Fox University in early May. Holtrop earned a Bachelor of Arts in art.    Dallas woman awarded scholarship    CORVALLIS — Janet “Lena” Ferguson of Dallas has been awarded a College of Science, Science Scholars Scholarship for 2014-15 by Oregon State University. The award is presented to only about the top 10 percent of students in OSU’s College of Science each year. Ferguson is a sophomore biology major and carries a 3.9 GPA. She is pursuing a medical career.    Dallas grad garners honor at KSU    MANHATTAN, Kan. — Brett Lynn of Monmouth has qualified for the 2014 spring semester honors list at Kansas State University. Students earning a grade-point average of 3.75 or above on at least 12 graded credit hours receive honors recognition at KSU. Lynn is a 2012 graduate of Dallas High School.    Polk resident on EKU president’s list    RICHMOND, Ky. — Robert E. Snyder of Dallas is one of 1,177 students to earn president's list honors for the spring 2014 semester at Eastern Kentucky University. Snyder is a senior majoring in occupational safety at EKU. President's list honors are bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for a semester. Snyder was also named to the Eastern Kentucky dean’s list for the spring semester.    Three locals receive OCA diplomas    POLK COUNTY — Three students from Polk County recently graduated and received their high school diplomas from Oregon Connections Academy, a tuition-free online public charter school based in Scio. Polk County graduates included Stephanie Breeden of Dallas, Janai Casas of Dallas and Jennifer Wilson of Sheridan.    

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