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Pleasanton Student Receives Master’s Degree

Fredran Matthew Patton, of Pleasanton, has received a master’s degree in engineering management from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.

Pleasanton Student Receives Degree from UCB

Savannah Gray, Pleasanton resident and former Amador High Student graduated from UC Berkley with a degree in economics and data science. Savannah will be starting with IBM as a technical consultant.

Five Area Students Receive Degrees from Georgia Tech

Five area students have earned degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, including Edward Chen and Karthik Ramkumar, of Pleasanton, and Wei Long and Pradeep Murti, of Dublin, who received their master’s degrees in computer science. Emily Lopez, of Livermore, received her bachelor’s degree in international affairs and modern language.

Livermore Student Earns Degree from Vermont

Sara Briggs, of Livermore, has received a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from the University of Vermont in Burlington.

Cumberlands Awards Degrees to Eight Tri-Valley students

Eight students from the Tri-Valley received degrees this spring from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

Ramu Bendu, from Livermore, and Karthik Goud Kathi, from Dublin, received their MBAs in business administration.

Mohankrishna Amathi, Santosh Challa and Prashanth Mamidala, from Dublin, and Mithilesh Somireddy, Sunil Kumar Garlapati, and Pavan Kumar Gottipati, from Pleasanton, received their master’s degrees in information systems security

Local Students Named to Dean’s List at Utah

Fourteen local students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, for the Spring semester. Among them were:

Ben Hatch (computer science), Amir Kholdi (film and media arts), Katrina Makarewicz (computer science), Deanne O'Callaghan (social work), Christopher Tam (sociology and criminology), from Livermore.

Madelynn Crimi (theatre), Bryce Larsen (biomedical engineering), Tyler Loll (health and kinesiology), Kennedy Scoffield (pre nursing), Alyssa Serrao (psychology), and Morgan Werder (theatre), from Pleasanton.

Derek Dayton (information systems), Andrew Saake (computer Science) and Ally Slayday (nursing), from Dublin.

To qualify for the Dean's List, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Livermore Senior Receives Scholarship from Fil-Am

Livermore High School senior Peyton O’Callaghan has received a $1,000 scholarship from the Livermore Fil-Am Organization.

The nonprofit Filipino-American cultural organization also awarded a $700 scholarship to Livermore senior Ariana Lapena and a $500 scholarship to Granada High School senior Caitlin Sobrepeña.

O’Callaghan has been consistently on the Principal’s Honor Roll throughout high school. She was softball team captain, cheerleader, and vice president of the Kids Against Hunger Club at Livermore High School. She also volunteered with Open Heart Kitchen. She and her siblings learned traditional Filipino folk dance and performed in various community events. She plans to attend California State University, Long Beach.

Lapena was a varsity lacrosse player and recipient of Academic Star Awards throughout high school for achieving better than a 4.0 GPA. Her teachers praised her ability to achieve academic excellence while participating in numerous extracurricular activities in and out of the school, including events organized by the Fil-Am organization. Ariana plans to attend Las Positas College.

Sobrepeña, also a standout in lacrosse, was Granada’s Breakout Player of the Year in 2018 and Most Valuable Player in 2019. In addition, she is an Ambassador Girl Scout and a member of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society. She got an early start on college, enrolling in the Middle College program at Las Positas College. Sobrepeña maintained a 4.0 GPA in both her high school and college courses. She plans to continue attending Las Positas College.

Three students received honorable mention from the Fil-Am Organization. Livermore senior Rafael Alvarez and Granada seniors Genella Mae Alviad and Katrina Soria each received a $100 cash prize.