Durango Emblem Club awards scholarships
The Durango Emblem Club has announced three scholarship recipients. Each recipient will receive $500.
Michael Mestas of Ignacio will attend Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He is the son of Joe L. Mestas.
Sean Flohr and Michael Flohr will be attending Mesa State College in Grand Junction. They are the grandchildren of Leonard and Jean Gaiovnik.
FLC president joins executive committee
Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas has been chosen as treasurer for the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges Executive Committee.
This is a service opportunity for Thomas and will not interfere with her duties as college president.
The council is an organization dedicated to championing the value of a liberal arts education. Twenty-six institutions in the United States and Canada, including Fort Lewis College, are members.
For more information about the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, visit www.coplac.org.
Local students make Creighton deans list
These local students were named to the spring deans list at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., for the 2010-11 academic year:
b Leslie Murray of Durango, a senior arts and sciences student.
b Megan Lane of Durango, a junior nursing student.
Coutlee named to deans list
Jake Coutlee, a 2010 Durango High School honors graduate, was named to the California Polytechnic State University deans list for the third consecutive quarter with a 4.0 grade-point average.
Coutlee is majoring in mechanical engineering. He is the son of Craig and Kathy Coutlee.
Locals graduate from Montana State
Durango students Natalie Brandsma, Anna Griffith and Joshua Logan graduated May 7 from Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont.
Brandsma graduated with highest honors and possessed a cumulative grade point average of 3.70.
Wilson graduates from School of Mines
Michael J. Mickey Wilson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering physics from Colorado School of Mines in Golden at the May commencement. He graduated summa cum laude.
Wilson completed the McBride Honors Program at CSM, earning him a minor in public affairs. He received the Distinguished Student Award from the physics department for maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average throughout his four years of undergraduate study. He also is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society.
He founded and directed the Mines Slackline Club and worked as a staff tutor at CSM for three years.
Wilson is currently in Trondheim, Norway, at NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where, for the second summer, he is continuing his research of organic based photovoltaics.
He will return to Colorado School of Mines in the fall to complete a masters degree in materials science and has been awarded a Bechtel Fellowship for his graduate work.
The son of Duffy and Diana Wilson of Durango, he is a 2007 Durango High School graduate.
Animas High School announces classes
Animas High School continues to accept online enrollment and student registrations for next years ninth- and 10th-grade classes. Email pac@ animashighschool.com or call 247-2474 for more information.
Animas High School will offer its second summer programming option from July 18 to Aug. 5 from 8 a.m. until noon.
Classes will include: math or Spanish enrichment and Summer school (math, humanities, science or Spanish).
AHS summer programs are intended for currently enrolled and incoming AHS students.
Call 247-2474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The school will be closed from Saturday to July 18.
Group recognizes 9-R financial report
Durango School District 9-Rs Chief Financial Officer Laine Gibson announced the district has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report.
The association judged 9-Rs report by an impartial panel and found that 9-R meets the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate its financial history and motivate potential users and groups to read the comprehensive annual financial report.
The association is a nonprofit professional association serving about 17,500 government finance professionals.