Burleson residents graduate from Southwestern Adventist University, others receive diplomas

Burleson resident Ridge Logan and Burleson Adventist School graduate Marco Facundo were two of 161 graduates to receive diplomas Sunday during commencement services at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene. Logan, the son of Rick and Rhonda Logan, and Facundo, the son of Tony and Suzanne Facundo, each received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
Other Burleson residents graduating from SWAU were Karmen Carr, Bristol Flynn and Amanda Madigan.
Burleson residents also received diplomas or academic recognition at colleges and universities from throughout the Southwest, including:
• Tanner Haynes, who was among more than 750 Emporia State students recognized for academic honors in the fall 2017 semester. The university is located in Emporia, Kan.
Haynes was named to the university honor roll and School of Business dean’s list. To qualify for the university honor roll, students earned a minimum 3.80 semester grade point average in at least 12 graded hours.
Haynes was also recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors organization.
Sigma Alpha Lambda is dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and provides members with opportunities for community service, personal development and lifelong professional fulfillment.
ESU is the only public university in Kansas to have earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, an honor for universities that demonstrate innovative application of high-impact education. In addition, in the Best Colleges 2018 guidebook by U.S. News and World Report, ESU is ranked No. 2 in lowest student debt of all Midwest regional universities. U.S. News also cited ESU’s School of Business as a best value for both in-state and out-of-state students and ranked the online graduate education program in the Top 100 programs in the nation.
• Salina DuClos, a graduate of Centennial High School and daughter of Dion and Yolanda DuClos, received The Lois Jenkins Scholarship for an Outstanding Student in English at Austin College in Sherman. DuClos was one of more than 100 students to receive academic awards at Austin College’s 2018 Honors Convocation, an all-campus event that highlights the achievements of students and faculty. Most student awards are determined by departmental faculty, and many involve research opportunities as well as financial awards for the next academic year.
DuClos was also recognized at Austin College’s annual Honors Convocation, a formal convocation in full academic regalia. The event highlights academic and leadership achievements of students and faculty. Among those recognized were students selected for induction into international and national honor societies based on academic achievement.
DuClos was named as a member of Sigma Delta Pi.
Austin College honor societies and related academic departments are Phi Beta Kappa, overall academic excellence; Alpha Chi, overall academic accomplishment; Alpha Psi Omega, drama; Beta Beta Beta, biological sciences; Delta Phi Alpha, German; Eta Sigma Phi, classics; Omicron Delta Epsilon, economics; Phi Alpha Theta, history; Phi Alpha Theta; international scholars, Pi Delta Phi, French; Pi Sigma Alpha, political science; Psi Chi, psychology; Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish; and Sigma Pi Sigma, physics.
 • Cheyenne Mariah Trotter of Joshua graduated with Associate in Applied Science degrees from Southwestern Oklahoma State University at its 75th annual Spring Convocation exercise.
• In other scholastic news, Michelle McDaniel of Burleson was one of nearly a dozen University of Dallas Campus Ministry students to volunteer at Ashford Hall, a nursing home in Irving, last semester.
The University of Dallas, is a leading Catholic university widely recognized for academic excellence by well-known publications, organizations and accrediting bodies.
• Also, Lauren Gisel Quintanilla of Centennial High School, was one of 603 high school seniors who have enrolled for the 2018 fall semester at Southwestern Oklahoma State University as part of the first three sessions of the New Student Orientation Program on the Weatherford campus.
SWOSU is offering three more enrollment opportunities for high school seniors who plan to attend SWOSU this fall. Enrollment dates are June 18, July 16 and August 15.
Students must apply and be accepted to SWOSU before they can attend an enrollment session. Each of the enrollment sessions offers students the chance to meet current SWOSU students and new freshmen, visit and enroll with a faculty advisor within the major they have selected, and obtain answers to any of their questions.  
For more information, visit www.swosu.edu/admissions/nso or contact New Student Orientation at (580) 774-3233 or orientation@swosu.edu

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