Jamie Berghorn graduates from Mines
Jamie Berghorn graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in May with a degree in petroleum engineering and a minor in economics and business.
She attended Riverview Elementary and Miller Middle schools during the time she and her family lived in Durango. Before graduating from Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton, she attended Arapahoe Community College for advanced math courses.
While at the School of Mines, Berghorn was awarded a number of scholarships, including the Mines Legacy and the Gas Processors Association scholarships. She also was the recipient of several internships during her summer breaks, including assignments in Denver, Houston and Duchesne, Utah.
Her coursework at the School of Mines also provided her an opportunity to travel to Texas and the Louisiana Gulf Coast as well as the Western Slope of Colorado.
Berghorn currently is working as a petroleum engineer for a large independent oil and gas production company in Texas.
Alyssa Mayer receives masters degree
Durango High School and Fort Lewis College alumna Alyssa B. Mayer received a Masters in Public Health from the University of South Florida, Tampa, on Aug. 6.
Mayer graduated with honors from DHS in 1997 and summa cum laude from FLC in 2001, where she was valedictorian of her class. She has maintained a 4.0 grade-point average throughout the masters program at USF.
Mayer has been invited to continue her studies at USF in the doctoral program, where she plans to obtain a doctorate.
Corey Williamson receives scholarship
Corey Williamson of Bayfield has been awarded a $2,500 college scholarship by the American Cancer Society.
Williamson is attending Fort Lewis College, where he is a senior in the exercise science specialists program. This is the fourth time he has received this scholarship.
Williamson, a 2007 graduate of Bayfield High School, was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2003. An active participant in Relay For Life, Williamson is working on his personal training certification this summer.
Scholarships were awarded based on financial need, leadership, academic achievement and community service. To be eligible, candidates must have had a cancer diagnosis before age 21 and be a Great West resident. Students must also have a grade-point average of at least 2.5 and been accepted to an accredited school.
For more information, call (800) 227-2345.
FLC announces local graduates
Fort Lewis College announces that these students earned their degrees at FLCs spring 2011 commencement:
Marvel: Jessie Duhs, art.
Arboles: Babe Lansing, art graphic design, magna cum laude.
Hesperus: Elizabeth DeJong, accounting, summa cum laude; Stevi Jaworsky, business administration international business; and Stephanie Waechter, economics, summa cum laude.
Ignacio: Clayton Hull, exercise science.
Durango: Heather Johnson, exercise science; Jessica Tso, English communication, cum laude; Claudia Wethall, interdisciplinary studies teacher education, cum laude; Adia Ackerman, psychology; Piper Adamian, humanities, magna cum laude; Glen Adams, business administration; James Addoms, English writing option; Dana Alia, business administration, magna cum laude; Angela Anderson, business administration finance; Karlie Andreas, psychology; Ryan Appleton, business administration marketing; Tanisha Armenta, psychology; Matthew Aronoff, chemistry biochemistry; Quentin Benally, business administration engineering management; Vanessa Benally, CSIS computer science option, cum laude; Stevie Benedict, exercise science; Roxanne Benefiel, art graphic design option; Max Bohana, physics engineering physics option; Colter Boita, cellular and molecular biology, cum laude; Renni Bordeaux, exercise science physiology option; Shane Brady, CSIS computer science option, magna cum laude; Holland Breed, psychology, cum laude; Robert Bronaugh, psychology; Ryan Buiso, cellular and molecular biology; Brittany Cambria, sociology and human services; Rose Carmona, humanities, summa cum laude; Zachary Conde, environmental studies policy option; River Coyotl, accounting, magna cum laude; Yann Crist-Evans, art graphic design option; Amos Culbertson, geology environmental geology option, magna cum laude; Justin Curley, business administration finance, cum laude; Maeghann Dale, business administration; Kristopher Delgado, art graphic design option; Jenny Engleman, anthropology, summa cum laude; Robin Epley, English, summa cum laude; Charlie Erickson, Spanish secondary teacher option; Don Esquibel, business administration; Alexandria Ferguson, sociology and human services, magna cum laude; Jonathan Fleury, business administration finance, cum laude; Brenda French-Jeffryes, art business art option, summa cum laude; Tess Garbarino, exercise science, magna cum laude; Megan Gardner, interdisciplinary studies general option, cum laude; Chelse Goldsworthy, cellular and molecular biology, magna cum laude; Chad Goodale, environmental studies general option; Larry Gooden, American Indian studies; Michael Gorman, marketing; Sage Grey English, communication; Carol Hart, business administration; Stacey Heath, business administration finance; Julia Hedman, environmental studies general option, cum laude; Shannon Hill, interdisciplinary studies general option, cum laude; Jeffrey Hofferber, exercise science; Scott Holloway, business administration finance; Amelia Jackson, psychology, cum laude; Ryan Jarvis, art; Christine Johnson, accounting, magna cum laude; Collin Koss, political science, cum laude; Sabina Kraushaar, geology environmental geology option; Piper Kuntz, music performance; Catherine Lauer, English, summa cum laude; Jessica Lindsay, humanities, magna cum laude; Anthony Lopez, physics; John Lynch, environmental biology; Amanda Mapes, business administration management, cum laude; Tanya Marchun, English communication, summa cum laude; Patrick Marlin, marketing; Cody Mason, geology, magna cum laude; Jack Maynes, music jazz studies, summa cum laude; Erin McCormack, sociology criminology option, cum laude; Danielle Megli, psychology, magna cum laude; Marianna Millar, business administration; Lisa Mullins, environmental studies general option, cum laude; Melanie Ostler, anthropology, summa cum laude; Christopher Parker, English communication, summa cum laude; Julia Pennebaker, geology environmental geology option; Michael Pfotenhauer, business administration tour and resort management; Meilani Pourier, exercise science; Tori Queen, environmental biology, cum laude; Leldon Randall, accounting; Theresa Rodriguez, chemistry biochemistry; Claire Roser, chemistry biochemistry, summa cum laude; Eric Ruimerman, business administration; Neil Sauvage, business administration marketing; Jordan Saylor, business administration, international business, magna cum laude; Britany Schaffer, political science, summa cum laude; Demitri Scotto, sociology and human services; Ronald Selah, cellular and molecular biology; Erika Shisler, art business art option; Thomas Skiles, environmental biology, summa cum laude; Katherine Slota, exercise science; Leann Sommer, business administration tour and hospitality management; Jeffrey Stockberger, CSIS information systems option, magna cum laude; Kristen Strait, business administration, cum laude; Clayton Stransky, political science, summa cum laude; Sarah Sullivan, sociology criminology option; Lucas Targos, environmental studies general option; Christopher Trujillo, political science; Megan Tuthill, art graphic design option; Michael Vice, adventure education; Belinda Villanueva, accounting, summa cum laude; Jean Villeneuve, gender and womens studies, magna cum laude; Renelda Walker, accounting; Jean Walter, Southwest studies; Brittany Weaver, psychology, cum laude; Peter Westwater, philosophy; Ross White, art business art option; Landon Wigton, physics engineering physics option, summa cum laude; Daniel Wild, United States history; Tori Williams, art, magna cum laude; Scott Wilson, psychology, cum laude; Kyle Wishon, exercise science; Jason Wynne, psychology; and Jessalyn Yagunich, exercise science.
For more information, visit www.fortlewis.edu.
TJ Trump receives recognition
The United States Achievement Academy announces that TJ Trump from Durango has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in vocation.
Trump received the National Vocational and Technical Education Award. The academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.
Trump, who graduated from Durango High School in 2011, was nominated by Susan Francis, a career and technical education teacher at the school.
Trump will appear in the United States Achievement Academys Official Yearbook, which is published nationally. The standards for selection include academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability and recommendation from a qualified sponsor.
Trump is the son of Jim and Tina Marie Trump of Durango.
Carly Wyman named to deans list
Carly Wyman has been named to the University of Colorado, Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences deans list for the spring 2011 semester.
The list is recognition of Wymans outstanding academic achievement. These academic credentials place her in the upper 10 percent of all undergraduate students in the university for the semester.