Adult education center receives donation
The Durango Adult Education Center announces that it has received a $100,000 donation from the Marc and Jane Katz Family Fund.
Started by the founders of Mercury Payment Systems, the Katz Family Fund has donated to other education entities such as the Durango 9-R School District, Durango Foundation for Education Excellence and the Durango High School Science, Tech, Engineering and Math program earlier this year.
The center will use the donation to reinstate programs such as summer school for the GED and English for Speakers of Other Languages programs, which were canceled last summer for lack of funding. Funds also will be used to upgrade and replace broken computers in the computer lab. The donation will be used to expand the centers services at the La Plata County Jail to assist more inmates with attaining their GED.
For more information, call 385-4354.
FLC senior to attend PhD conference
Amber Hillis, a senior double major at Fort Lewis College and a resident of Fort Defiance, Ariz., was invited to attend the annual PhD Project Conference last week in Chicago.
The PhD Project was created in 1994 to address the under-representation of African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans in management by diversifying the front of the classroom the business school faculty. A faculty encourages more minorities to pursue business degrees, thereby increasing the pool of minority applicants for positions in the corporate environment.
At the conference attendees heard from deans, professors and current minority doctoral students about the benefits of pursuing a doctorate in business. Candidates were exposed to more than 100 doctoral-granting universities that were represented during a university exhibit fair at the conference.
For more information, visit www.phdproject.org or call Lisa King at (646) 234-5080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida Mesa honors students
These Flordia Mesa Elementary School students participated in an International Baccalaureate-Primary Years Programme celebration on Oct. 31: Kaleb Roberts, Leith Davis, Addison Zellitti, Thomas Mallonee, Soriah Perez, Brandon Sinclair, Andrew Russell, Jessica McVaugh, Riley Roessler, Macie Fogel, Xavier Lopez, Carly Piccoli, Enyssence Blair, Syndny Wise, Myah Vaughan Aidan Roessler, Toby Aten, Isabella Putnam, James Martinez, and Katie Brown.
These students were selected based on their demonstration of the Primary Years Programme attribute principles, and each student was presented with a Mustang Pride pin and a treat.
Riverview announces student council
Riverview Elementary School announces that these fourth- and fifth-grade students have been selected for this years Riverview Eagles Student Council of 2011-2012:
Fourth grade Eliza Rossi, Susana Wickstrom, Madeleine Burns, Wyllow Hildner, Jordan Taylor, Chloe Gauthier, Saylor Stottlemyer, Acacia Cofman, and Aja Ramsey.
Fifth grade Cailey Brislin, Caroline Knight, Natalie Biery, Sophie Hughes, Daria Robinson, Campbell Brown, Gwen Stoddard, Bianca Gordon, and Stella Potemkin.
In order to be chosen for student council, the students were asked to write a paper explaining why they wanted to be on the council and what ideas they had to make Riverview, Durango and the world a better place.
Animas Valley announces Husky
Animas Valley Elementary School named Annelise Heinicke Husky of the Week for showing cooperation.