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Ileta Galau, a sophomore history major, and Andrew Raney, a sophomore English major, both of Juneau, were named to Trevecca Nazarene University's fall 2013 Dean's List, having earned a 3.5 GPA or higher.
Katharine Jones, a freshman youth ministry major, was named to the honor roll at Oklahoma Christian University, with a 3.4 GPA or higher.
Kelsey Castagnola, Lauren Hanley and Juliana Lukshin, all of Juneau, were named to Gonzaga University's President's List for the 2013 fall semester, having earned a 3.7 GPA or higher.
Hunter Mallinger, an environmental studies major, of Juneau was named to Fort Lewis College's Dean's List for the 2013 fall semester, having earned at least a 3.6 GPA or higher.
Stuart Thurston, of Juneau, has been named to the Dean's list for the Fall 2013 semester at the University of Vermont. Thurston is a first-year Computer Science major in the College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences.
Zander Hoke, a sophomore legal studies major from Juneau, was named to the Dean's List at Ithaca College for the 2013 fall semester.
Elise Bankowski, a fourth-year in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Rachelle Eriksen, a third-year in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, and Kayla Janelle, a senior in the College of Nursing, were named to the Dean's List at Creighton University for the 2013 fall semester, having earned a 3.5 GPA or higher.
Brendan Alexander Daugherty, of Juneau, was named to the Dean's Academic Honor List for the 2013 fall semester at Baylor University's College of Arts and Sciences, having earned a GPA of 3.7 or higher.
Heather Purves, of Juneau, was named to the Dean's Academic High Honor list for the 2013 fall semester at Minnesota State University Mankato, having earned a 4.0 GPA.
Sara Katherine McDermott of Juneau and Marnie Louise Rasmussen of Haines were named to the Dean's List at Seattle Pacific University for the 2013 fall semester, having earned a 3.5 or higher GPA.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced her 2014 Service Academy nominations, 34 Alaska students to the U.S. military academies for the class of 2018.
From Juneau, Sen. Murkowski nominated Bradley Peterson for the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
"Each year, Alaska's superlative high school seniors apply to be nominated to our nation's military service academies by demonstrating a keen focus on their country, academics and fitness. I appreciate the time, energy and efforts of everyone who submitted applications; the enthusiasm they show can only breed optimism for our state's future," Murkowski said. "These students will make Alaska proud and I look forward to watching them embrace a career of service."
Nominees are selected based on their academic record, extracurricular activities and leadership capacity. Sen. Murkowski's nominees will now compete against other candidates nationwide for a spot in the entering class. Though a congressional nomination to a service academy is an accomplishment within itself, it does not guarantee admission; service academies will make final decisions.