Timothy Dale Crea, Valedictorian
Timothy Dale Crea ’08 held the Board of Trustees Scholarship, Washington
Academic Team Scholarship and Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship while
attending Saint Martin’s University. Timothy majored in psychology, and
is graduating with a 4.0 grade point average. As a Saint Martin’s
student, he took part in three internships with the Department of
Children and Family Services in Aberdeen, directed in part by associate
professor of psychology Rona Ruben. Timothy began his studies at Grays
Harbor College, where he was named a president’s scholar, a member of
Phi Theta Kappa and a member of the All-Washington Academic Team. Since
December 2007, he has been a caseworker for the Quinault Indian Nation
in Taholah, Washington, where he represents 18 children and their
families. Timothy and his wife of 31 years, Eilene, have two children
and seven grandchildren.
Kaleigh Ruth Bishop, Salutatorian
Kaleigh Ruth Bishop ’08 grew up in Stanwood, Washington, and graduated
in 2004 as Valedictorian from Stanwood High School. At Saint Martin’s
University, Kaleigh majored in business administration, with a
concentration in management and a minor in religious studies. She
finished her studies with a 3.99 grade point average. While at Saint
Martin’s Kaleigh was a member of the University’s honor society, Society
of Fellows. She also ran track and cross country for the University,
setting two school relay team records in track and twice earning the
honor of Academic All American in cross country. Kaleigh is the daughter
of Kenn and Mona Bishop. She has accepted a position with Bliss
Investments and Wealth Care in Olympia.
Saint Martin’s University Academic Honors
Cum laude – Candidate has earned a cumulative
grade point average of 3.40 to 3.59 and is distinguished by the bronze
cord worn around the neck.
Magna cum laude – Candidate has earned a
cumulative grade point average of 3.60 to 3.79 and is distinguished by
the silver cord worn around the neck.
Summa cum laude – Candidate has earned a
cumulative grade point average of 3.80 to 4.00 and is distinguished by
the gold cord worn around the neck.
Society of Fellows – The Society of Fellows
is the University’s honor society. It was founded in 1971 to distinguish
members of the student body and faculty who, by their outstanding work
in teaching and learning, contribute to the intellectual life of the
University. Students, who are nominated for the society, are inducted
once specific criteria established by the Society are met. These
students wear the medallion of the Society with their academic garb.