Etcetera - 6/5/13

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Former area resident Marissa Mabley graduated on May 3 from Grand Canyon University’s Ken Blanchard College of Business in Phoenix.

She earned a bachelor’s in sports management and will be working with GetTix, an event ticketing agency headquartered in Glendale, Ariz., to develop and implement its social media marketing program.

The 2009 Walla Walla High School alumna moved to Phoenix to continue her college education. She is the daughter of Gary and Shawn Mabley and granddaughter of Elwood and Virginia Mabley of College Place.


Dawnelle Davila-Smith received her bachelor’s from Washington State University in early May.

She majored in human development and minored in psychology, according to parents Art and Carmen Davila of Walla Walla.

A 1968 alumna of Walla Walla High School, Dawnelle was a full-time online student. She works part-time and is a single parent raising teenage daughters Jessica and Danielle Smith.

She is the first of the family to graduate from college.

She started her internship on May 6 with Children’s Home Society of Washington in Walla Walla.


Andrew Hoffman of Walla Walla was among nearly 900 St. Olaf College students recognized for academic achievement at the college’s annual Honors Day convocation May 3.

An English major, Andrew is the son of Kurt and Barbara Hoffman.

Honors Day recognizes students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.60 or higher. The convocation also recognizes students who have been awarded scholarships and fellowships, including Fulbright and Goldwater scholars and senior members of leadership and academic honor societies.


Garrison Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society inducted 49 students into its membership. All of the seventh-graders have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character since the beginning of sixth grade, said NJHS Advisor Jami Eggart.

They were inducted by current eighth-grade NJHS officers, Jordan Olivares, Selina Atkinson, Samm Scott and Tara Krivoshein, along with several other current eighth-graders.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313.

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