Class notes for May 7

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Ben Beall graduates magna cum laude

Benjamin Stigler Beall V, son of Ben and Millie Beall, graduated from the University of Colorado as a member of the class of 2006. Beall earned a bachelor of science degree from the College of Engineering and a bachelor of arts degree -- magna cum laude -- in political science. He also earned a certificate of leadership as a member of the president's leadership class.

Beall was born and raised in Steamboat. He graduated from Steamboat Springs High School in 2001.

Smith named to dean's list at CU-Boulder

Kimberly Smith, daughter of Doug and Maureen Smith of Steamboat Springs, made the dean's list for the fall semester at the University of Colorado at Boulder. A freshman in the Leeds School of Business, Smith is studying finance. She graduated from Steamboat Springs High School in January 2005.

Sampsel a Quillen Scholar at ETSU

Malea Lynn Sampsel, daughter of Larry and Lesa Radford of Steamboat Springs, has been named a Quillen Scholar by East Tennessee State University. Sampsel is pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy. She previously earned a baccalaureate degree in health and exercise science from Colorado State University.

Sampsel and her husband, Chance Sampsel, reside in Johnson City, Tenn., and are the parents of two sons, Quinton and Caden.

Malea Sampsel's grandparents, Joyce and Joel Walker, and her father-in-law, Gary Sampsel, also reside in Steamboat.

The Quillen Scholars program was created through a bequest to the university by the late James H. Quillen, who represented Tennessee's First Congressional District for 34 years in Washington, D.C.

Congressman Quillen requested that endowment proceeds be used to fund scholarships for graduate, undergraduate and medical students from the First Congressional District on the basis of scholastic endeavors, school and community leadership, volunteer services and activities, work experience and financial need.

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