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News of students from Escondido attending college here, there and everywhere!

Students graduate from Whitworth University
The following student has been awarded a degree from Whitworth University: Megan Cavataio, of Escondido, who earned a Bachelor of Arts, Biology and Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude.
Located in Spokane, Washington, Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Baylor University confers degrees on spring graduates
Baylor University, the oldest continuously operating university in Texas, conferred degrees on a record number of nearly 3,000 graduates during three spring commencement exercises May 11-12 in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus.
Natalie Diana Ortega, of Escondido, was awarded a Bachelor of Business Admin., Economics.
Baylor’s mission is to educate students for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment in a caring community. Nestled along the banks of the Brazos River in Waco, Texas, Baylor provides numerous educational and research opportunities across various disciplines through 142 undergraduate, 75 master’s and 42 doctoral programs, a juris doctor and education specialist programs.

News from St. Lawrence University
Luis G. Jimenez of Escondido was one of nearly 520 students who were awarded bachelor’s degrees from St. Lawrence University during Commencement ceremonies held on May 20 in Canton, New York.
Jimenez is a member of the Class of 2018 and majored in economics. Jimenez received the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Jimenez attended San Pasqual High School.
Graduates, faculty, staff and guests heard remarks from honorary degree recipients Haruyoshi “Yoshi” Udagawa ‘74, faculty emeritus at the Toyo University, and Melanie Smeallie Mbuyi ‘77, Operations Officer for East Asia Pacific Region Finance and Markets Global Practice at the World Bank. NPR affiliate North Country Public Radio, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, received the 2018 North Country Citation.
About St. Lawrence University:
Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, New York.

Local residents named to President’s List at Gonzaga University
Jenna Mathews of Escondido earned placement on the Gonzaga University President’s List for spring semester 2018. Students must earn a 3.85 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed.
Gonzaga University is a humanistic, private Catholic University providing a Jesuit education to more than 7,500 students. Situated along the Spokane River near downtown Spokane, Wash., Gonzaga is routinely recognized among the West’s best comprehensive regional universities.

Escondido’s Ryan Smith Graduates from Tulane University
Tulane University awarded degrees to nearly 3,000 graduates on May 19, at the
Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Ryan Smith of Escondido, earned a Bachelor of Arts from Newcomb – Tulane College.
Tulane University is one of the nation’s leading educational and research

News from Roger Williams University
Kylie Freitas, of Escondido has been named to the Spring 2018 Dean’s List at Roger Williams University, in Bristol, R.I. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List that semester.
About RWU: With campuses on the coast of Bristol and in the heart of Providence, R.I., Roger Williams University is a forward-thinking private university committed to strengthening society through engaged teaching and learning.

News from University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Michael Litton of Escondido has been named to the Deans’ List/Explore Center List of Distinguished Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the spring semester of the 2017-18 academic year.
Litton, a sophomore mechanical engineering major, was named to the Dean’s List for the College of Engineering.
More than 4,900 students at Nebraska have been named to the Deans’ List for the spring semester.

News from University of San Diego
The following students graduated from the University of San Diego on May 27.
Rachel Dotterweich of Escondido. Dotterweich earned a bachelor’s degree in Biophysics. Dotterweich graduated magna cum laude.
Sofija Kresovich of Escondido. Kresovich earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations.
Kresovich graduated cum laude. Kresovich completed the requirements for graduation in January of this year.
Brianna Maldonado of Escondido. Maldonado earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology.
Brenda Martinez of Escondido. Martinez earned a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy. Martinez completed the requirements for graduation in January of this year.
Melinda Olson of Escondido. Olson earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
Alexandra Velasquez of Escondido. Velasquez earned a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology.
The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 77 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest, independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States.

Local students earn degrees from University of Northern Colorado
The following local students were among those who received degrees from the University of Northern Colorado during spring 2018 commencement ceremonies May 4-5.
The students, degrees, areas of study, honors and hometowns are:
Johna Malloy, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Sarah Myers, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Evelyn Reynoso, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
For more information about fall commencement ceremonies and a profile of the class of spring 2018, visit

Area students named to Dean’s List for spring semester at UW-Eau Claire
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire extends congratulations to the 2,447 students named to the spring 2018 Dean’s List. Their academic performance has been outstanding and we recognize these students with pride.

One of those who attained the Dean’s List was Antonia Fraser of Escondido, a Business major.

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