Local resident makes Bethany dean’s list
Robert Christiansen of Marysville has been named to the dean’s list at Bethany College for the fall semester 2011-12 academic year.
Christiansen is the son of Kenneth and Kathy Christiansen. He is a senior history major at the college in West Virginia.
Students who are named to the dean’s list must have earned a grade-point average of 3.65 or better for the semester while completing a minimum of 12 graded credits.
College sophomore receives scholarship
Denise Schmitz of Lynnwood was recently selected by Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, N.Y., to receive a scholarship toward her academic studies at the University of Washington.
Schmitz was one of two individuals selected to receive the Hasbrouck Family Association Scholarship, which is awarded annually by the Hasbrouck Family Association and Historic Huguenot Street.
These scholarships are available to individuals of Huguenot descent. Huguenots were French-speaking Protestants who fled religious prosecution to settle in America.
Schmitz is pursuing a triple major in computer science, mathematics and physics. She began her college career in 10th grade as part of an early entrance program at the University called the Academy for Young Scholars.
She is a direct descendant of Jean Hasbrouck, one of the 12 men, or patentees, of New Paltz who founded New Paltz in 1678.
3 local students on Montana dean’s list
The University of Montana Western announced its fall 2011 dean’s list, which includes local residents currently studying at the institution in Dillon, Mont.
The fall list included Brenna Saxton of Monroe, Madeline Scott of Lake Stevens and Zachary Smith of Monroe.
To make the dean’s list students must achieve a 3.33 Grade Point Average or better.
Coupeville resident studying abroad
Julie Clark of Coupeville plans to spend the spring 2012 semester studying at Harlaxton College in England.
Clark, who is majoring in Literature at the University of Evansville, is among 183 students who began classes recently at Harlaxton, housed in a 120-room Victorian manor.
The college is the University of Evansville’s British campus near Grantham, England.