Escobedo, Windmiller make Emerson College Dean’s List

Two Santa Ynez Valley students have been named to Emerson College’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2020 semester. The requirement to make Dean’s List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher that semester.

Isabella Escobedo of Santa Ynez, Media Arts Production, Class of 2022, and 

Ella Windmiller of Solvang, Media Arts Production, Class of 2020, made the list. 

Emerson College is based in Boston and also has campuses in Los Angeles and Washington, among other cities all over the world. The college has approximately 3,780 undergraduates and 670 graduate students from across the United States and 50 countries. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities and a renown faculty, Emerson students participate in more than 90 student organizations and support groups. The college has an active network of 39,000 alumni who hold leadership positions in communications and the arts. For more information, visit

Vengel earns degree from Miami University

Solvang native Olivia Vengel was among more than 3,800 students from Miami University, located in Oxford, Ohio, who received degrees during the virtual spring commencement experience May 16-17, 2020.

Vengel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in English: Literature.

Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate

institutions, Miami University is a public university with a student body of nearly 19,000. It effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found at much smaller institutions. 

Donner graduates from Fort Lewis College

Los Olivos native Cameron Donner graduated from Fort Lewis College in May 2020. Donner graduated with a degree in Business Administration.

About 450 students participated in the virtual commencement ceremony for the liberal arts college located in Durango, Colo. Erik Weihenmayer, adventurer and author, gave the commencement address

As the Four Corner states’ stronghold of academic excellence, Fort Lewis College blends small class sizes, engaged faculty and unparalleled research opportunities to help students earn their degrees. The school has signature programs focused on environmental studies, education, health sciences, creative arts and business administration.