Local students initiated to honor society
These local residents were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi:
Thomas Poole of Durango initiated at Fort Lewis College.
Natalia DiIacovo of Durango initiated at FLC.
Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.
Meg Cooksey named to honor rolls
Meg Cooksey, daughter of Melissa and Rickey Cooksey of Durango, has been named to the first and second semester honor rolls for the 2013-2014 year at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she graduated recently with high honors.
To be eligible for the honor roll, a student must maintain a weighted grade-point average of 3.5 or higher in at least five academic courses while maintaining the status of a student in good standing with the Judicial Board and administration.
For more information, visit www.sms.edu.
Joshua Buchsbaum graduates from RIT
Joshua Buchsbaum of Mancos graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering technology from the College of Applied Science and Technology.
Rochester Institute of Technology is in Rochester, New York.
For more information, visit www.rit.edu/news.
Jennifer Trujillo makes presentation
Jennifer Trujillo of Durango presented on the power of community asset mapping for English Language Learners at the National Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, in July as part of her work with the nonprofit group, “Teaching Tolerance.”
She was one of 20 educators selected nationally to serve on their board. Teaching Tolerance provides free teaching materials that promote equality and justice. They have won two Oscars, an Emmy and more than 20 honors from the Association of Educational Publishers. Scientific surveys demonstrate that Teaching Tolerance programs help students learn respect for differences and bolster teacher practice. Currently, the group is working on a documentary commemorating the upcoming 50th anniversary of the voting rights march led by Dr. Martin Luther King from Selma to Montgomery.
For more information, visit www.tolerance.org.