Aneliese Palmer, a 2008 graduate of Chugiak High, has graduated from Harvard with highest honors with a bachelor’s degree in comparative religion and a secondary in mind/brain behavior. Aneliese studied abroad in India and Ireland doing research for her honors thesis. At Harvard, she was a member of the Harvard Improv Comedy Team, a Director of the Harvard Square homeless shelter and a contributing author to a guide to improv comedy, “So You Think You’re Funny?” Aneliese will return to Ireland to work at the Simon House homeless shelter before continuing graduate studies. She is the daughter of Jim Palmer and Sheila Arkell of Eagle River.
Colin Palmer, a 2006 graduate of Chugiak High, graduated from Alaska Pacific University earning a B.A. in Liberal Studies, with a concentration in public policy and history. Colin, who has worked on local political campaigns as well as President Obama’s 2008 presidential election, plans to continue work in public policy and community based organizations in Alaska. He is the son of Jim Palmer and Sheila Arkell of Eagle River.
Three local students graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., in ceremonies held at Veterans’ Memorial Arena in Spokane, Wash.
Nicholas Walters, of Eagle River, was been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. Walters is a pre business major. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must carry a semeter GPA of 3.4 or better and take a minimum of 12 semester credit hours.
Megan Volk, of Eagle River, has been named to the Dean’s List at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. Volk is a second-year student at the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. Full-time students who earn a 3.5 GPA or better are eligible for the Dean’s List.
Jennifer Rogers, Sarah Cross and Robecca Glaubitz have been named Community Counselors at EurAuPair, a cultural exchange program that provides childcare from around the world. The company’s services are now available to families in Anchorage and the surrounding areas.
Margaret Carloni, of Chugiak, has graduated from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in Standish, Maine, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
Tui Marie Bombeck received a Juris Doctor degree from George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA, May 19, 2012.
Nicole O’Hara, of Chugiak, has been named to the Dean’s List at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., for the Winter 2012 semester. O’Hara’s major is General Biology.