Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete Madison Perez of Dublin and Amador Valley High School has been selected as the Liberty League Women's Track & Field Rookie of the Week, the conference has announced. This is the first weekly rookie award in her career.

A freshman mid-distance runner, Perez won the only event in which she competed, the 800 meters in the multi-divisional Capital District Classic at RPI. She had a time of 2:21.60 and defeated 34 others, including the runner-up who was from Division II Franklin Pierce University by .18 (2:21.78). Rensselaer was first among the 14 programs that scored, totaling 136 points.

Perez, a biomedical engineering major, has run the 800 in five outdoor meets and has two victories, including in March when she won at Goucher College with a time of 2:25.79. She established her best time two weeks ago with a 2:18.61 at Bucknell University.

The conference's Track Performer of the Week in late March, she has also competed on the Engineers' 4x400 relay team, helping the squad to a win at Goucher (4:26.86), fifth at MIT (4:26.48) and eighth at Bucknell (4:08.38).

Oregon State University will hold its 150th commencement on Saturday, June 15, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Reser Stadium. Local graduates include the following:

Livermore: Hannah G. Coe, Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering; Megan N. Hill, Bachelor of Science, Psychology; Matthew S. McLean, Bachelor of Science, Computer Science; Taryn J. Zumwalt, Bachelor of Science, Management.

Pleasanton: Kamryn J. Brown, Bachelor of Science, Public Health; Kelley E. Dixon, Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, Education, Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, Human Development and Family Sciences; Christopher B. Gandy, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering; Shannon Y. Gray, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Education, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Human Development and Family Sciences; Collin H. Miller, Bachelor of Science, Finance. Annabell K. Schulz, Bachelor of Science, Psychology; Danielle M. Taylor, Bachelor of Science, Psychology.

The following students were named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2019 semester at Grove City College. Alisa Randall, a Accounting major, has been named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2019 semester. Alisa is a 2016 graduate of Homeschool and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Randall (Katja) from Livermore. Nathaniel Bennett, a History major, has been named to the Dean's List with High Distinction for the Spring 2019 semester. Nathaniel is a 2017 graduate of Homeschool and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jason Bennett (Daisy) from Pleasanton.

Students at Lehigh University attained Dean's List in Spring 2019. This status is granted to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses. They include Kairan Gu of Pleasanton, and Rachel Son of Dublin.

Tessa Mullins, a resident of Livermore, CA, has been named to the Emerson College Dean's List for the Spring 2019 semester. Mullins is majoring in Communication Studies. The requirement to make Emerson's Dean's List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

Lena Costello, of Dublin, was named to Susquehanna University's dean's list for the spring 2019 semester. The dean's list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. To qualify, students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours. Costello is a music vocal performance major in the Class of 2020. A 2016 graduate of Holy Names High School, she is the daughter of John and Sylvia Costello.

In May, 26 students of Biola University's Spring 2019 class were honored with membership into Epsilon Kappa Epsilon, Biola's honors baccalaureate society. The honors society is exclusively offered by invitation only, by which students are selected by their departmental faculty and honored at their commencement ceremony.

The following local residents were inducted into Biola's EKE society: Taylor Lawsen of Livermore and Tyler Muser of Pleasanton.

Abbie R. Cooper of Pleasanton has been selected for a Bradley R. Evers Outstanding First-Year Student Award. Cooper is a member of the Class of 2022 and is majoring in biochemistry. Cooper attended Amador Valley High School.

Michael Marlett, of Livermore, received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from the College of the Holy Cross at its 173rd commencement on May 24.

Local students graduated from Clemson University at spring 2019 commencement ceremonies. They are:

Madison P. Duval of Pleasanton, who graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Language and International Health

Morgan A. Fiske of Pleasanton, who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Josh D. Revay, of Livermore, has graduated from McKendree University with a BA degree in sociology. The university held its 179th commencement exercises on May 11 at the Lebanon, Ill., campus for students who completed their degree requirements in December 2018, and May and July 2019. Graduates at the Radcliff, Ky., campus receive their diplomas on June 1. The Class of 2019 includes 663 graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, and School of Nursing and Health Professions. They hail from 25 states and nine countries.

On May 5, 2019, Muhlenberg College held its annual Honors Convocation designed to honor and celebrate leadership and scholarly excellence and achievement. The awards recognize select members of the faculty and student body for their contributions to the College, to their peers and to their disciplines.

Grace Wilkins, Class of 2019, from Livermore received The Harry C. and Mary M. Trexler Trust Pretheological Prize. It is awarded to a senior pre-theological student selected as having demonstrated outstanding academic ability, character, and fitness for the ministry to aid and encourage in the continuation of studies.

Students received degrees from Campbellsville University during three commencement ceremonies May 3 and 4. A total of 2,592 students received degrees upon completion of all requirements for graduation during the 2018-19 academic year. There were 2,011 students receiving master's degrees; 255 receiving bachelor degrees and 12 were awarded associate degrees:

Ashok Chidirala of Dublin, Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Srikaran Dasari of Dublin, Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Thadishetti Kumar of Dublin, Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Swetha Manda of Dublin, Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Pavan Pannasa of Dublin, Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Sai Reddy Kunduri of Dublin, Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Pullaiah Vutla of Dublin, Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Ravichandra Guttikonda of Dublin, Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Nagarjuna Tandra of Dublin, Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Abhishek Tangudu of Dublin, Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Praneeth Challa of Dublin, Texas, Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Ravindra Ramsey Muvva of Livermore, Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Avinash Yandrapu of Livermore, Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Abhishek Gaikwad of Livermore, Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Ravindranath Kandlagunta of Pleasanton, Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Vidya Peddineni of Pleasanton, Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Jangireddy Bojja of Pleasanton, Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Gulmohar Chayande of Pleasanton, Master of Science in Information Technology Management

AbhishekReddy Erra of Pleasanton, Master of Science in Information Technology Management

The following local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

Ashleigh Bohling of Livermore, California, was initiated at California State University, Chico.

Diego Cardoso of Pleasanton, California, was initiated at California State University, Chico.

Stephen Dougherty of Pleasanton, California, was initiated at Saint Mary's College of California.

Kiala Ellingson of Pleasanton, California, was initiated at Saint Mary's College of California.

Claire Helmer of Pleasanton, California, was initiated at California State University, Long Beach.

Ryan Hightower of Livermore, California, was initiated at University of California-Davis.

Gerald Jeffs of Dublin, California, was initiated at Saint Mary's College of California.

Halle Niklewicz of Livermore, California, was initiated at California State University, Sacramento.

Leslie O'Neill of Pleasanton, California, was initiated at Saint Mary's College of California.

Liane Sponberg of Livermore, California, was initiated at California State University, Long Beach.

James Yarnell of Livermore, California, was initiated at California State University, Sacramento.