Los Altos Patch salutes those from our communities who have just completed one of the most important milestones to begin their careers. From here, we know you may leave Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, and we wish you good luck in your endeavors.
One University of Nebraska graduate, Allyson Ramans, told Patch that she will be working here in Los Altos beginning in August, after receiving her B.S. in education and human sciences.
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Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
The College's 207th Commencement exercises were held Saturday, May 26, 2012, when bachelor of arts degrees were awarded to 440 students from 40 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and 15 foreign countries. Bowdoin College describes itself as a highly selective liberal arts college in Brunswick, Maine. One of the oldest colleges in the nation, it received its charter in 1794. Bowdoin enrolls approximately 1,750 students from across the country and around the world.
- Hana Littleford of Los Altos, graduated from Bowdoin College, majoring in Biology and minoring in English.
Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI
Chaminade University of Honolulu celebrated 2012 Spring Commencement on Monday, May 14 for the largest graduating class in the college's history. More than 500 graduates received diplomas. The featured keynote speaker was Dee Jay Mailer, Kamehameha Schools Chief Executive Officer.
- Alison Blasing from Los Altos graduated Cum Laude from Chaminade, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Integrated Marketing.
St. John's College, Santa Fe, N.M.
St. John’s College, Santa Fe is celebrated its 45th commencement on Saturday, May 19, with an address by alumnus Robert J. Bienenfeld. There were 101 candidates for the 2012 graduation including 74 undergraduates and 27 graduates. St. John's College, with campuses in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and in Annapolis, Maryland, is an independent, non-denominational four-year liberal arts college. Each of the college's 450 undergraduate students study a comprehensive, all-required curriculum based on the Great Books. Each senior is required to write and defend a senior essay in an oral examination as a requirement of graduation.
- Collin Douglas Webb of Los Altos, graduated May 19, 2012. Webb's senior essay was entitled "Einstein's Humanity: A Glimpse of Genius."
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Neb.
More than 2,800 students who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at commencement exercises May 4 and 5. Gen. C. Robert "Bob" Kehler, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, addressed the May 5 baccalaureate ceremony. It was the largest graduating class in UNL history. The graduates are from 44 states and 38 countries.
- Allyson Leigh Ramans of Los Altos received a bachelor of science in education and human sciences from the College of Education and Human Sciences, and is the Child, Youth and Family Studies Outstanding Graduate, according to Ramans.
University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
The following students graduated with honors from the University of San Diego on May 27. The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning chartered in 1949; the school enrolls some 7,800 undergraduate and graduate students.
- Christopher Lonergan of Los Altos graduated from the University of San Diego May 27. Lonergan earned a bachelor's degree in accountancy.
- Jeffrey Lorenz of Los Altos earned a bachelor's degree in accountancy and graduated cum laude.
- Rebecca Selinger of Los Altos earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and graduated cum laude.
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
On May 20, four Los Altans graduated from Whitman College during its 126th commencement ceremony. A total of 420 degrees were conferred at the ceremony in front of an estimated crowd of 4,000 students, famiily members, faculty, staff and guests. The Commencement speaker was Eric Schlosser, journalist and best-selling author of "Fast Food Nation." Whitman College is nationally known for offering a rigorous, well-rounded liberal arts undergraduate education to its 1,450 students.
- Erik Lyon of Los Altos, received an award upon graduating with a B.A. in Economics. Lyon was given a James F. Shepherd Award for Outstanding Economics Graduate.
- Alyssa Breetwor, of Los Altos, received a Bachelor of the Arts in Sociology.
- Murugappan Venkat, Los Altos, received a Bachelor of the Arts in Economics and Physics.