Carson Valley Residents Obtain Collegiate Honors

Posted By on June 10, 2015




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On occasion, we receive reports on former Douglas High and Sierra Lutheran High School students from their adventures at the next level of education. Included below is a roundup of what we’ve received recently. If you have a report to add to the roundup, feel free to e-mail it to

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Aspen Abbott Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Aspen Abbott of Gardnerville, Nev., was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Abbott is pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy at Southern Oregon University.
Abbott is among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. 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 also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The Society has chapters on more than 300 college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines. Its mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”

Patrick Burtt named to Dean’s List at Fort Lewis College
Patrick Burtt, of Gardnerville, NV, was named to Fort Lewis College’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2015 semester. Burtt’s major is Native American & Indigenous Studies .
To be eligible for Dean’s List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.6 or better in no fewer than 15 credit hours of graded college level work and have completed all work for which they are registered by the end of the semester.
Fort Lewis College is the Southwest’s crossroads of education and adventure. Our blend of small classes, dynamic academic programs, and a liberal arts perspective leads to transformative learning experiences that foster entrepreneurship, leadership, creative problem solving, and life-long learning. And our unique & beautiful mountain campus, on a mesa above historic Durango, Colorado, inspires an active and friendly community with a spirit of engagement, exploration, and intellectual curiosity.

Dalton Grisell Named to Simpson University Dean’s List
Dalton Grisell of Gardnerville, NV, has been named to the Dean’s List at Simpson University for the spring 2015 semester.
Grisell is majoring in Mathematics.
To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have a semester grade-point average of 3.50 or higher.

Garrett Tenney Recognized at UJ Commencement Ceremony
Garrett Tenney of Gardnerville, NV was among 200 students recognized at University of Jamestown’s 109th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9 at the Jamestown Civic Center.
Bart Holaday, member of the University’s Board of Trustees, delivered the Commencement address. Speakers representing the Class of 2015 were Kaitlyn Bollingberg, Grand Forks, N.D., and James Romelfanger, Tinton Falls, N.J. Dr. Mark Joy, Professor and History Department Chairman, delivered the Baccalaureate address.
December 2014, May 2015, and Summer 2015 graduates were recognized and participated in the ceremony. Full release listing degrees and honors can be found here.
The University of Jamestown was established in 1883 and is ranked as a top tier regional school in US News and World Report and a top Midwestern school in The Princeton Review. The school features development of the whole person through its distinctive Journey to Success experience.