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People in the News 01-22-12

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The University of Dallas Department of Education has recognized Elise Dinehart, a senior from Los Alamos, with its 2012 Teller Award, an award established by alumni and faculty in honor of Professor Emeritus James D. Teller. The award is given each year to an outstanding student based upon scholastic achievement, leadership ability and potential as a teacher.
“Elise exemplifies the qualities of scholarship, leadership and the intangible characteristics found in a great teacher,” said Education Professor and Department Chair Jerry Irons. “A model of strength, dedication, tenacity and tenderness, she will truly affect the future through her teaching.”

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Megan Burditt of Los Alamos has been named to the Vice President’s Honor Roll at Northwestern Oklahoma State University for the fall semester.

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Nancy Reynolds Bartlit of Los Alamos, was recently recognized by The Global Directory of Who’s Who for outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of history and lecturing. Bartlit earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Smith College and a master’s degree in International Communications from the University of New Mexico. She is an author, historian and lecturer and is co-author of “Silent Voices of World War II: When Sons of the Land of Enchantment Met Sons of the Land of the Rising Sun” (Sunstone Press: Santa Fe, 2005).
The Global Directory of Who’s Who publishes an annual hard cover biographical registry, honoring successful individuals in the fields of business, the arts and sciences, law, engineering and government. Based on one’s
position and lifetime of accomplishments, they honor professional men and women in all academic areas and professions. Inclusion is limited to individuals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their occupation, industry or profession.

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James Coburn, son of Martha C. Perkins of Santa Fe and Steven Coburn of Los Alamos, has been named to the academic honor roll for bloc one, two and three at Colorado Timberline Academy in Durango, Colo.

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Heather Neville McNiff, of Los Alamos, received a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Iowa State University during fall commencement ceremonies.

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Annalisa Kleinschmidt, a 2008 graduate of Los Alamos High School, graduated magna cum laude in communication design from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, Colo. on Dec. 17. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper delivered the keynote address at the commencement ceremony.
Kleinschmidt was named outstanding student in 2009 and won the silver award in communication design at the 47th Annual Student Exhibition.