Pacific Union College Freshman, Sam Delaware, Wins Youth Photographer of the Year Award. Sam Delaware, 18-year-old photography major at Pacific Union College (PUC), has won the 2016 Sony World Photography Youth Photographer of the Year award. His entry was in the Youth Portraits category. The photo he entered is a portrait of his sister, Sarah. The Sony World Photography Awards is currently the largest photography competition with over 230,000 entries this year alone. Delaware’s photography professor, Brian Kyle, said, ““Sam is a talented photographer and dedicated student of the arts whom I am thrilled to have here at PUC. The fact that such a young student is already being publicly recognized for his talents is a testament to his dedication, passion, and artistic vision.” From Pacific Union College, “Freshman Sam Delaware Named Youth Photographer of the Year.”
Oakwood University Receives $50k from Magic Johnson. Former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Earvin “Magic” Johnson has given $50,000 in student scholarship money to Oakwood University in his mother’s name. The presentation came during a worship service on May 14 at the Oakwood University Seventh-day Adventist Church in Huntsville, Alabama with Magic Johnson and his wife Earlitha “Cookie” Johnson in attendance. Senior pastor Carlton Byrd presented the Johnsons with the 2016 Oakwood University Humanitarian Award. The Magic Johnson Foundation also provided a gift of $500,000 to the Oakwood University Church Family Life Center. From the North American Division, “Oakwood University Church Honors NBA Legend Magic Johnson.”
Walla Walla University Introduces Cocurricular Transcripts. As a way of keeping official record of students’ extracurricular activities, Walla Walla University (WWU) is now providing cocurricular transcripts. These transcripts work like academic transcripts and list accomplishments in four areas: awards, leadership, professional development and service. These transcripts give students a way to track what they are learning outside their classrooms, and they serve as an official record that can be presented to potential employers. “Employers now are looking for more than just a GPA and more than just a degree,” says Emily Muthersbaugh, WWU student life manager. Students can access their transcripts online and request an official release of a copy free of charge. More from Walla Walla University here.
Andrews University Rolls Out New Nursing Scholarship. The Department of Nursing at Andrews University has announced the introduction of an alternate scholarship for nursing students. The scholarship arrives with the upcoming fall 2016 semester as an optional replacement of the regular Andrews Partnership Scholarship (APS). Nursing students eligible for the alternate scholarship will receive $9,500 per semester upon admission. Read more from Andrews University.
La Sierra University Gym Cools Down for Summer Months. The La Sierra University (LSU) Alumni Pavilion is now equipped with an air conditioning system. The $600,000 new addition to campus was funded by a capital project. The cooling system will allow LSU to hold a much larger variety of activities this summer, as campus stays busy with classes, summer camps and special events. Facility manager, John Munoz said, “We can also rent our facility during the hot months and generate income, something very difficult to do before the AC was installed, Before we had no choice but to open the doors and try to use fans to get at least a breeze going, but during hot days it made very little difference.” This AC system is one of several new improvements to campus over the last several months. From La Sierra University, “Alumni Pavilion Gym Gets Cool for Summer.”
Hallie Anderson is a student intern for Spectrum and a senior communications student studying journalism and public relations at Walla Walla University.
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