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Posted: Monday, March 24, 2003

Area students named to deans' lists

Morgan M. Mize of Sterling was named to the chancellor's scholar list for the fall semester at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is the daughter of Wayne and Mary Mize of Sterling and a Soldotna High School graduate. She currently is studying history at UAA. To be named to the chancellor's scholar list, student must earn a perfect 4.0 grade point average on at least 12 credit hours.

Caitlin Nelson of Kenai was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Trinity University in San Antonio. To be named to the dean's list, students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.65 on a minimum of 15 credit hours.

Elisabeth Schirmers of Soldotna was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn. To be named to the dean's list, students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.7. Schirmers is the daughter of Bruce and Linda Schirmers of Soldotna and a 1999 graduate of Soldotna High School.

Andrew Patrick Seaman of Homer, Shamra J. Bauder of Kenai and Terra Ann Kendrick of Soldotna were named to the honor roll for the fall semester at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash. To be named to the honor roll, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 or a semester grade point average of at least 3.75.

Sondra L. Mize of Sterling was named to the dean's honor list for the fall semester at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is the daughter of Wayne and Mary Mize of Sterling and a Soldotna High School graduate. She currently is studying dance and oral communications. To be named to the dean's list, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a minimum of 12 credits.

Kasilof student named in 'Who's Who'

Benjamin McGarry of Kasilof is one of seven George Fox University students who will be included in the 2003 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." McGarry is a chemistry major.

George Fox faculty and staff chose the honorees by ballot, and the selections have been endorsed by editors of the directory. The students were chosen based on their academic achievements, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and continued potential success.

George Fox University is a Christian school located in Newberg, Ore.

Soldotna woman completes zoological training

Tasha Van Vleet of Soldotna graduated from Cat Tales Zoological Training Center in Spokane, Wash., on Sunday. She received a certificate of professional studies with the classification of professional zookeeper. She also graduated with honors due to her dedication to her studies and the animals under her care.

The Professional Zookeeper program consists of a minimum of 1,436 hours of training, study and hands-on work, including basic zoo management, animal husbandry, zoo animal handling and training, veterinary care, leadership and professional skill building, population management and record keeping. Students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.8 to graduate with honors.

Tasha is the daughter of Tom Van Vleet of Soldotna and Skyla Van Vleet of Anchorage.



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