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Whiz Kids: Where Are Your Neighbor's Kids Going to College?

See where they're going: Conor Miles Eliot, Anthony Chiodo. Maninder Jasdhaul, Abraham Niman, Leslie Schuman, Man artha Griffin and Lena Beth Kelly.

Lena Beth Kelly of Studio City,  was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Kelly is a graduate of Chadwick School in Palos Verdes Pen, CA, and is enrolled in the university's College of Arts & Sciences.

To qualify for the Dean's List in the College of Arts & Sciences, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units.

Washington University is counted among the world's leaders in teaching and research, and it draws students and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 states and more than 110 nations. The total student body is nearly 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

The approximately 3,400 faculty teach in seven schools: Arts & Sciences, Brown School, Olin Business School, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, School of Engineering & Applied Science, School of Law and School of Medicine. Twenty-three Nobel laureates have been associated with Washington University, with nine doing the major portion of their pioneering research there.


Man artha Griffin of Studio City, was among 554 students who made the Dean's Honor List at California Lutheran University for the fall semester.

Griffin is a senior and a theater an arts major.

Students qualify for the Dean's List by maintaining a 3.6 grade point average in their academic subjects.

CLU is a selective university located in Thousand Oaks, with centers in Oxnard and Woodland Hills for graduate courses and its Adult Degree Evening Program. With an enrollment of 4,100 students, CLU offers 37 undergraduate majors and graduate programs within the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management and Graduate School of Education. Doctoral degrees in educational leadership, higher education leadership and clinical psychology are also offered. Members of the CLU student body come from across the nation and around the world and represent a diversity of faiths and cultures. For more information, visit http://www.callutheran.edu.


Studio City, Calif. resident Maninder Jasdhaul will graduate from Azusa Pacific University with a Master of Science in Nursing on Fri., July 29, and joins nearly 600 graduates at the spring commencement ceremonies.

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical, Christian university committed to God First and excellence in higher education. With 53 undergraduate majors, 37 master's degrees, 21 credentials, 7 doctoral programs, and 5 certificates, the university offers its more than 9,200 students a quality education on campus, online, and at seven regional centers throughout Southern California.


Conor Miles Eliot, of Studio City, son of Mr. Bruce M. Eliot and Mrs. Denise O. Eliot, is among the 765 students who entered Colgate University this fall as a member of the Class of 2015. The class, selected from an applicant pool of almost 7,900 students from 49 states, 121 countries, and the District of Columbia, is one of the strongest and most diverse in Colgate's history.

Eliot is a graduate of the Harvard-Westlake School.

Colgate University is a highly selective liberal arts institution distinguished by the dedication of its 272 full-time faculty-scholars, and its commitment to undergraduate research, off-campus study programs, and residential education. Colgate offers 52 majors to a diverse student body of 2,900 undergraduate students, and supports 25 Division I athletic teams. The university's 515-acre campus in rural central New York is renowned for its beauty and for the important role it plays in the student experience.


Anthony Chiodo, a resident of Studio City, has been named to the Fall 2011 Champlain College's Dean's List for academic achievements and achieving a semester grad point average of 3.5 or more. Chiodo is majoring in Game Design.

Champlain College, a private baccalaureate institution in Burlington, Vt., is a national leader in educating students through its unique program that prepares students for life beyond college with a mix of professional training, academic enrichment and cultural immersion. Champlain's distinctive educational approach embodies the notion that true learning only occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge.

Champlain offers traditional undergraduate and online undergraduate courses, along with online certificate and degree programs and eight master's degree programs. Champlain offers study abroad programs at its campuses in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's "The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition." Champlain was also named a "Top-Up-and-Coming School" by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges and was ranked in the top tier of 2012 Regional Colleges in the North. To learn more, visit www.champlain.edu.


Abraham Niman, of Studio City, a student on Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus, located in Teaneck, N.J. has graduated as of May 2011.

The University's Metropolitan Campus, located in the dynamic NY/NJ corridor in Teaneck, N.J., features a university atmosphere with an international perspective, attracting students from the U.S. and around the world. Undergraduates have access to the resources of a major graduate center and nearby New York City as an integral part of their learning experience.


Leslie Schuman of Studio City,  is attending the Emory University Pre-College Program in Atlanta, Ga., this summer. The program gives college-bound rising junior and senior high school students a glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university. For more information about the program, see www.college.emory.edu/pre-college.

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