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People In the News 06-16-13

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The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation awarded Nathanial Matteson with the June Ettinger Memorial Scholarship. Matteson’s winning essay was written about the book, “Think Big”, authored by Dr. Ben Carson.
Matteson’s essay tells the story of the author inspiring a young boy, both though a life saving surgery and a sharing of passion, to reach his full potential. Matteson will attend the University of New Mexico with plans to one day become a surgeon.
He is the son of Allen and Linda Matteson, of Los Alamos.
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Christopher Andrew Collord, of Los Alamos, graduated with a masters of science degree in computer Science from James Madison University in Virginia on May 4.
Collord was among 3,600 students who received undergraduate, masters, educational specialist and doctoral degrees.
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Miranda Olinger, of Los Alamos, was named to the Dean’s List at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., for the spring semester.
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Colorado Timberline Academy in Durango, Colo., announces the following students made the academic honor roll: Petr Przybyski and James Coburn of Los Alamos. Przybyski is the son of Anne Przybyski of Los Alamos. Coburn is the son of Martha Perkins, of Santa Fe and Steven Coburn, of Los Alamos.
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland announces that Aileen Bailey, of Los Alamos, has been promoted to professor of psychology. Bailey joined St. Mary’s faculty in 1999.
She holds a Ph.D. in biopsychology from the University of Georgia and teaches courses in neuroscience, biological psychology, statistics and learning theory.
Her research interests focus on the neurobiology of learning and memory. Bailey has been editor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience for the American Journal of Undergraduate Research for more than a decade.