Education Digest


Lex Valdez

Lex Valdez


Louis Valdez


Lex Valdez earns law degree

BEAVERCREEK — The Peking University Law School in Beijing, China awarded Lex Armando Valdez of Beavercreek with an LL.M. master’s degree in Chinese law at the June 25 Commencement Ceremony.

While pursuing his law degree, Lex Valdez became a valuable asset to associates for his ability to translate legal documents from Chinese to English. During his six year stay in China. Valdez worked as a university English teacher before transitioning to law school. Lex Valdez is a graduate of Beavercreek High School and the University of Kentucky.

Valdez earns certificate

BEAVERCREEK — The Bluegrass Community and Technical College awarded Louis Maximino Valdez a welding certificate at the BCTC Commencement Ceremony on May 6.

While attending BCTC’s welding program, Louis Valdez of Beavercreek had the distinction of earning a place on the dean’s list for three straight semesters. Valdez now works in the the automobile industry, making essential engine components at International Crankshaft, Incorporated in Georgetown, Ky. He is a graduate of Summit Academy High School and former Beavercreek City Schools student.

Lists announced

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A total of 11,347 students enrolled during the 2018 spring semester at The University of Alabama were named to the dean’s list with an academic record of 3.5 or above.

The UA Dean’s Lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The following Greene County residents received that honor: Carson M. Derringer of Beavercreek and Carrie E. Schmitt of Bellbrook.

Harlow named to list

CLEMSON, S.C. — Taylor E. Harlow of Beavercreek has been named to the president’s list at Clemson University for the spring 2018 semester. Harlow is majoring in health science. To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average.

MU Dean’s List

OXFORD — Miami University students who are ranked in the top 20 percent of undergraduate students within each division for second semester 2017-18 have been named to the dean’s list recognizing academic excellence. The following Greene County residents were named to that list: Rachel Ollier, Victoria Howarah, Nicole Christian, Alexandra Hopun, Katie Poth, Brennon Richard, Holly Sefton, Melina Slye, Tia Turner, Andrew Gauder, Rachael Steed, Samantha Center, Meghan McDevitt, Grace Barton, Katie McCall all of Beavercreek; Terra Collier of Fairborn; Katie Moore and Andrew Sundgaard both of Bellbrook.

President’s list

OXFORD — Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for second semester 2017-18 have been named to the president’s list recognizing academic excellence. The following Greene County residents were honored: Julia Poth, Vincent Tong, Hunter Gazda, Becca Rogers both of Bellbrook; Luke Carrafiello, Allison Huntington, Paige Johnson, Noah Cali, David Genari, Martin Archer of Beavercreek; Gabi Perez of Fairborn.

WC graduates

WHEATON, Ill. — Wheaton College congratulates the more than 400 students who graduated in May 2018. April M. Futch of Beavercreek graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in -hysics. Conner Benjamin Imbody of Beavercreek graduated with a bachelor of arts in sociology and minors in biology and chemistry.

WU Dean’s List

SPRINGFIELD — Wittenberg University congratulates the following local students who made the spring 2018 dean’s list: Allyson Lyle of Bowersville, Chloe Beaver of Fairborn; Anna-Claire Crichton, Thomas Leisher Katherine Robinson of Beavercreek; Trey Ellis of Jamestown, Grace Huffman of Xenia,

Wilmington College graduates

WILMINGTON — Wilmington College conferred 295 bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees at its 142nd Commencement May 12. Local students graduating include: Beavercreek – Daniel J. Hayes, cum laude; Keith A. Hayes, cum laude and Mackenzie B. Stevens, cum laude; Jamestown – Kayla N. Stultz; Spring Valley – Destiny N. Miller; Xenia – Stephani N. Bagford; Austin D. Rohrback, cum laude; Lauren M. DeLong; Haleigh N. Spahr and Katelyn N. Dotson.

Jaquish attends language institute

DAHLONEGA, Ga. — This summer students from across the nation will spend six weeks at University of North Georgia (UNG) to learn Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Russian in the Summer Language Institute (SLI), an intensive, immersive program. Daniel Jaquish of Bellbrook is among those attending.

OWU students graduate

DELAWARE — Ohio Wesleyan University’s 174th commencement ceremony, held May 12, was a day for celebrating accomplishments, for turning tassels and tossing caps, and for dancing like no one was watching.

Local residents earning their diplomas included: Jeremy Brown of Xenia. Brown earned a bachelor of arts degree.

Lex Valdez
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