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Locals participate in research symposium

The Fort Lewis College School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences held its annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 18.

Students were selected to represent the undergraduate research done at FLC. Each department selects two students to give talks and up to eight groups of students to present posters. Many of these students have presented their research at professional conferences in their disciplines.

These local students presented research projects:

Durango: Rita Austin, Kristina Bell, Asa Carre-Burritt, Nate Clancy, Caleb Crain, Trevor Doty, Joseph Fidel, Rica Fulton, Jamie Gorman, Sarah Griffin, Brandon Halley, Jeremy Halm, Phil Howard, Bryanna Kinlicheene, Kathryn Lavengood, Tim McCallum, Katherine McLain, Stanley Michael, Dean Mullen, Stephanie Pawlikowski, Melissa Reed, Joshua Robinson and Pariss Trujillo.

Mancos: Sarah Bangert, Gabriel Doelger and Clare O’Connor-Seville.

Ignacio: Amanda Broad and Oakley Hayes.

Bayfield: K.D. Cox, Caleb Haag, Sunny Ketchum, Nicholas Mimmack and Ashley Spishock.

Pagosa Springs: Taylor Cunningham.

Hesperus: Veniece Fagerlin.

Cortez: Quinton Goffinett.

For more information, visit www.fortlewis.edu.

Sage Myers receives Daniels Scholarship

Sage Myers, son of Sandy and Danny Myers of Durango, is a recipient of the Daniels Scholarship.

Sage’s brother Dakota also received the scholarship in 2010. Daniels Scholars go through an application, interview and selection process. The reward of being selected is the opportunity to obtain a four-year college education at any nonprofit college or university in the United States, complete with financial and personal support.

While in college, participants are able to take part in the Daniels Scholar Enrichment Program, a series of workshops led by local and national experts on topics including ethics, character, patriotism, civics, free enterprise, entrepreneurship, leadership, critical thinking and etiquette. Daniels Scholarships cover the unmet needs of the student after all other financial-aid sources and the Expected Family Contribution have been applied. Amounts are different for each student and can change from year to year for the same student.

Taylor Hotter graduates from Azusa Pacific

Durango resident Taylor Hotter graduated May 4 from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif., with a bachelor of arts degree in history.

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical, Christian university.

For more information, visit www.apu.edu.

Benjamin Mead receives college degree

Benjamin E. Mead received a bachelor of science degree in chemical and biological engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder on May 9.

Mead is the son of Dr. Elliott W. Mead of Broomfield, and Drs. Daina and Dan Austin of Louisville. He is the grandson of Velta Cedarbaums of Louisville and Mr. and Mrs. James E. Mead of Durango. He graduated with these honors: Summa cum laude, Distinguished Senior in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Outstanding Senior Award, Outstanding Graduate for Research and Colorado Engineering Council Certificate of Merit.

Mead will enter Harvard/M.I.T.’s Division of Health Sciences and Technology to work for a Ph..D in medical engineering and medical physics.

Local students display artwork

These local students displayed works of art at State of the Art, Fort Lewis College’s Spring 2013 Graduating Seniors Art Majors Exhibition:

Pagosa Springs: Daniel Abbott and Ursala Hudson.

Durango: Joshua Bensik, Timothy Girardot, Del Greer, Daniel Kapustka, Kristina Orlovsky, Colin Spear, Pierce Streiff and Mylando Tom.

The exhibition is curated, designed and installed by graduating art majors completing their capstone senior seminar.

For more information, visit www.fortlewis.edu.

Local students earn tutor certification

These local students have been certified as College Reading and Learning Association tutors at Fort Lewis College:

Rita Austin of Durango is a Level 2 Tutor.

Amanda Crites of Durango is a Level 1 Tutor.

Vinessa Ekberg of Durango is a Level 1 Tutor.

A Level I tutoring certification requires 10 hours of tutor training, 25 completed hours of tutoring and a demonstrated competence as a peer educator. A Level II certification requires all that, and an additional 25 hours of tutoring and completion of a 300-level, three-credit course in peer education.

For more information, visit www.fortlewis.edu.

Herald Staff

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