College Honors

Linfield College in McMinnville held its 2010 Spring Commencement May 30, in the Oak Grove on the McMinnville Campus.

Jackson County graduates are listed below according to hometown. Students who graduated with honors are listed with honors designation in parenthesis. Those graduating cum laude carried a grade point average of 3.71 to 3.86; magna cum laude graduates carried a 3.87 to 3.94; and summa cum laude carried a 3.95 to 4.0.

Central Point: Brittany Nicole Inman, bachelor's degree, elementary education.

Jacksonville: Katherine Elizabeth Sours, bachelor's degree, chemistry (cum laude).

Medford: Jared Adamson, bachelor's degree, mathematics; Holly Lauren Adolph, bachelor's degree, nursing (cum laude); Christopher Wayne Buck, bachelor's degree, business-marketing concentration; Thomas William George, bachelor's degree, international business.

Phoenix: Marcella Mae Klimek, bachelor's degree, business-marketing concentration; Joy Louise Nelson, bachelor's degree, studio art.

Talent: Tyler Ray Davis, bachelor's degree, environmental studies-policy focus.


The following students from Jackson County were listed on the 2010 spring semester dean's list at the University of Portland. Students need at least a 3.5 grade-point average to be eligible for the dean's list.

Ashland: Andrew Christlieb, senior, political science; Shanay Healy, freshman, Spanish; Aaron Morris, sophomore, mechanical engineering; Molly Thivierge, senior, organizational communication; Corey Thomas, junior, life science; Noa Yates, freshman, civil engineering.

Central Point: Gregorie Gressett, senior, finance; Matthew Krick, senior, operations technology management; Zachary Uhles, junior, engineering.

Jacksonville: Brett Swanson, senior, accounting.

Medford: Mara Bauermeister, sophomore, political science; Hillary Burrelle, senior, psychology; Svetlana Hunt, junior, nursing; Richard Kaimie, senior, finance; JoAnna Langberg, freshman, English; Joseph Parks, senior, biochemistry; Joshua Parks, senior, biochemistry; Rachel Philip, senior, accounting; Aundrea Roberts, senior, life science; Derek Roemer, senior, environmental science; Hannah Taft, senior, biology.


The following students from Jackson County qualified for the spring 2010 semester dean's list at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. To qualify for the dean's list, a student must earn a 3.5 grade-point average while taking at least 12 graded credit hours of classes.

Kendall Gielow of Eagle Point; Benjamin Heidegger of Medford, Joshua Heidegger of Medford, and Chad Larson of Medford.


The following students from Jackson County qualified for the winter term 2010 dean's list at the University of Oregon. To qualify, a student must be an admitted undergraduate and complete at least 15 credits for the term; 12 of the 15 credits must be graded with a grade-point average of 3.75 or better.

Ashland: Sophia Layser Borgias, Emily Clare Cochran, Shuang Han, Austin Avery Harfst, Sadie Lee Hoxmeier, McKenna King Marsden, Julian Benjamin Sherr, Deborah Ann Sibowitz, Forrest Carl Wells, Briana Makayla Wood, Abigail Wilcox Young.

Central Point: Lindsay Dawn Gasik, Lauren Leigh Medina, Alex Preston Miller.

Jacksonville: Alexandra Kaye Hartman.

Medford: Denise Elizabeth Anderson, Julie Marie Cendejas, Kyle Wilson Crebbin, Yuna Jeong Dutcher, Alex Morgan Jenner, Andrew C. Jorgenson, Allyson Jeanette Marrs, Patricia Helena Nash, Steven Douglas Norwood, Tara Celeste Porchia, Natalie James Ruffe, Samantha Jean Ruffe, Willy Z. Terrall, Andrew David Whalen, Walt David Wimmer, McKenzie Hannah Workman.

Phoenix: Jacob Freeman Burkhead.

Talent: Roxanne Rebecca McKee, Kelsey Lee Mills, Isabella Giroux Pribyl.

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