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August 8, 2013
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Two make dean’s list at Rensselaer

TROY, NY — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students named to spring 2013 Dean’s List for academic achievement include two from Grass Valley — Alexander Buck and Russell Hooper.

Rensselaer is America’s oldest technological research university, offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in architecture, engineering, information technology and web science, management, the sciences, and the humanities, arts, and social sciences. Rensselaer offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Students are encouraged to work in interdisciplinary programs that allow them to combine scholarly work from several departments or schools. The university provides rigorous, engaging, interactive learning environments and campus-wide opportunities for leadership, collaboration, and creativity.

GV student signs with agency

Grass Valley resident, Madison Crider, has returned from Paris, France where she was signed with NEXT Model Management. Madison is the daughter of Erika Crider of Grass Valley, and is a sophomore at Bear River High School.

WilliamJessup University granted membership into council

ROCKLIN — The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities announced that it has unanimously approved William Jessup University for full membership in the prestigious higher education organization.

The CCCU is an international association of intentionally Christ-centered colleges and universities. Founded in 1976 with 38 members, the Council has grown to 119 members in North America and 54 affiliate institutions in 20 countries.

William Jessup, the Sacramento region’s only residential four-year private university, became the 13th California institution to be granted full CCCU membership. The University joins other California CCCU-member schools like Biola, Azusa Pacific and Simpson.

The CCCU is a nonprofit organization headquartered in the Historic Capitol Hill district of Washington, D.C.

Founded in 1939 by William Jessup, the University moved to Rocklin in August 2004 when student enrollment was a modest 436 students.

William Jessup has regularly added to its curriculum and now offers degrees in many different disciplines, including Biology, Business Administration, Family & Children’s Ministry, English, History, Intercultural Studies, Creative Arts, Education, Math, Music, Pastoral Ministry, Psychology, Public Policy and Youth Ministry.

Last fall, William Jessup unveiled a $17 million campus expansion that added new dining, athletic and classroom facilities to accommodate a growing number of students to its 128-acre campus.

For more information on William Jessup University, please visit or call 916-577-2200.

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