Samantha Gimon of Escondido has been honored by the Iowa State University Educator Preparation Program for achieving the rank of a professional educator. Gimon, who studied elementary education, was one of 191 Iowa State University graduates who were bestowed with academic cords of light blue, the traditional color worn by those in the field of education receiving bachelor’s degrees, in a ceremony on Friday, May 6, in Stephen’s Auditorium in Ames. Each student chose an influential mentor to present him or her with the cords on stage. The Iowa State University Educator Preparation Program comprises students and faculty in several colleges. The program is coordinated by the School of Education in the College of Human Sciences.
Creighton University conferred more than 1,700 degrees during its two 2016 Commencement ceremonies on May 14 at CenturyLink Center Omaha, including three degrees to Escondido residents: Bailey Brashear, Ashley Lauren Guanzon and Hyrum Lott. Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, enrolls 4,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate and professional students among nine schools and colleges. No other university its size offers students such a comprehensive academic environment with personal attention from faculty-mentors. Jesuit and Catholic, it affords incomparable inter-professional education, bridging health professions programs with law, business and arts and sciences- all on one walkable campus. Creighton has been top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 20 years.
Oklahoma City University has named Napoleon Rivera of Escondido Spring 2016 Dean’s Honor Roll. Dean’s Honor Roll status is awarded to students who successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Founded in 1904, Oklahoma City University is a non-profit, comprehensive, private United Methodist university that is consistently ranked among the best in its category.
Jessica Cheadle of Escondido has been named to the 2016 spring semester Dean’s List at Ohio Wesleyan University. To earn Dean’s List recognition, Ohio Wesleyan students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in all applicable classes.