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Marcus Perry named to University of Utah’s Spring 2020 Dean’s List

Marcus Perry, of Escondido  was named to the University of Utah’s Spring 2020 Dean’s List. Perry’s major is listed as Finance BS.

Perry was among more than 7,500 students named to the Spring 2020 Dean’s List. To qualify, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher in at least 12 graded credit hours during any one term.

The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 32,000 students from across the U.S. and the world. 

Escondido’s Corey Soper recognized by Assumption College 

In recognition of their commitment to service, 18 members of the Class of 2020, including Corey Soper, of Escondido, have been awarded the prestigious Crown & Shield Award, which honors students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and participated in service during their four years at Assumption. The crown and shield are two key elements of the Assumption College seal and the award recognizes graduating seniors who have protected (shield) and furthered (crown) in the interest of the student body and the College community.

“Crown and Shield recipients honor Assumption students who have consistently embodied the College’s mission through their leadership and service during their four-year academic journey,” said Deborah Cady Melzer, Ph.D., vice president of student affairs/dean of students. “These students have applied the lessons learned in the classroom to extracurricular activities across campus. They have served as extraordinary leaders to advance our campus and Worcester community for the better. They have served as leaders, influenced change, and encouraged action among their classmates. These awardees were chosen because their positive and meaningful contributions will last long after graduation day.”

Crown and Shield recipients are nominated by faculty, staff and administration for their exemplary service and leadership. Soper graduated with a degree in theology. On campus, Soper was a member of the Campus Ministry council; a theology and math tutor in the Academic Support Center; an Admissions Ambassador; member of the Honors Program; and a participant on a SEND Service Immersion trip to Washington, D.C., and Habitat for Humanity trips to Pennsylvania and Baltimore. 

In addition, he held a Campus Ministry student leadership position in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; was vice president for the Advocates for Life student group; and as a leader of the Christian Initiation group, he helped welcome members of the Assumption community into the Catholic faith through the Sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation. 

As a junior, Soper received the departmental award for theology and an Augustine Scholarship, which is awarded to students who embody the Assumption mission. He was also awarded the prestigious Donec Formetur Christus Presidential Award, which recognizes a junior or senior whose life embodies the ideals of an Assumptionist education.

The recipients will be honored at a luncheon with their families and College administrators on August 22, the day before their rescheduled Commencement, which will be held on August 23.

Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 33 majors and 49 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master’s and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. 

Local students graduate from Bucknell University

Bucknell University presented degrees to over 800 graduates at Commencement on May 17, including Franz Schauer, from Escondido, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.

Located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Bucknell University is a highly selective private liberal arts university that offers majors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and social and natural sciences, along with broad opportunities outside of class, to its 3,600 undergraduates. 


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