Wednesday, May 28, 2014

'Salute To Excellence' for Top One Percent Grads

San Diego Unified's annual Recognition event for seniors ranked in the top one percent from each San Diego Unified School District high school's Class of 2014 welcomed representatives from high schools, including all valedictorians. Principals, parents and counselors were in attendance, as were Board of Education members and Supt. Cindy Marten. Go to event photos»

Some of these students are the first in their families to go to college. More than 800 of the students have already been accepted to a university, college or community colleges that include their hometown San Diego State University, UC San Diego, University of San Diego, Pt. Loma Nazarene University and San Diego Mesa College. Others are committed to large, internationally known universities such as UCLA, UC Berkeley, Caltech, Stanford, New York University, the University of Chicago. Some of the world's top small, private universities are welcoming San Diego Unified graduates, such as Elizabethtown College, Champlain College and University College Cork, in Cork, Ireland.

The annual event brings students together from all high schools, where they receive a certificate and a medal marking their achievement. Sponsors of the event include Mission Federal Credit Union and University of San Diego.

"Salute to Excellence" is scheduled 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014. Social mixer from 3:30-4:15 p.m.; ceremony begins at 4:15 p.m. It will be held at the Shiley Theater, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park (92110). City Council Member Todd Gloria is the guest speaker.
Here's a partial list of the schools accepting students from the Class of 2014.

Abilene Christian University, Academy of Art University, AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, American Academy of Dramatic Arts/West, American University, Amherst College, Arizona State University, Arkansas State University, Art Center College of Design, Auburn University, Augustana College, Aurora University, Azusa Pacific University

Babson College, Ball State University, Baylor University, Beloit College, Bemidji State University, Bentley University, Berklee College of Music, Biola University, Boise State University, Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Bradley University, Brandeis University, Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Brigham Young University, Idaho", Brown College, Brown University, Bucknell University, Butler University

California Baptist University, California College (San Marcos), California College of the Arts (Oakland), California College of the Arts (San Francisco), California Institute of Technology, California Institute of the Arts, California Lutheran University, California Maritime Academy, "California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo", "California State Polytechnic University, Pomona", "California State University, Bakersfield", "California State University, Channel Islands", "California State University, Chico", "California State University, Dominguez Hills", "California State University, East Bay", "California State University, Fresno", "California State University, Fullerton", "California State University, Long Beach", "California State University, Los Angeles", "California State University, Monterey Bay", "California State University, Northridge", "California State University, Sacramento", "California State University, San Bernardino", "California State University, San Marcos", "California State University, Stanislaus", Calvin College, Carleton College, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Chaffey College, Champlain College, Chapman University, Claremont McKenna College, Clark Atlanta University, Clark University, Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, Coconino County Community College, College of Charleston, College of the Holy Cross, College of William and Mary, Colorado College, Colorado Mesa University, "Colorado Mountain College, Timberline", Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, Columbia College Chicago, Columbia University, Concordia University - Irvine, Concordia University - Portland, Connecticut College, Corban College, Cornell University, Cornish College of the Arts, Creighton University, Cuyamaca College

De Anza College, DePaul University, Dominican University of California, Drexel University, Duke University, Durham University

Eastman School of Music of the U of Rochester, Eckerd College, Elizabethtown College, Elmhurst College, Elon University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - AZ, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - FL, Emerson College, Emory University

Fairleigh Dickinson University, "Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Irvine", "Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles", Fashion Institute of Technology, Florida Southern College, Fordham University, Fort Lewis College, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Franklin and Marshall College, Fullerton College

George Fox University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Gonzaga University, Gordon College, Goucher College, Grand Canyon University, Grinnell College, Grossmont College, Gustavus Adolphus College

Hampton University, Hartwick College, Harvard College, Hawaii Pacific University, Hendrix College, Hofstra University, Hope College, Humboldt State University

Illinois Wesleyan University, Indiana University at Bloomington, Iona College, Iowa State University, Irvine Valley College, ITT Technical Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Johnson & Wales University, Johnson & Wales University, Johnson & Wales University (Providence)

Kansas State University, Knox College

La Sierra University, Lafayette College, Laguna College of Art and Design, Lake Forest College, Lehigh University, Lewis & Clark College, Linfield College, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University, Loyola Marymount University, Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University New Orleans, Lubbock Christian University, Lynn University

Macalester College, Marietta College, Marquette University, Marymount California University, Marymount Manhattan College, Maryville University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Master's College and Seminary, The", McGill University, Menlo College, Merrimack College, Mesa Community College, Michigan State University, Mills College, "Minnesota State University, Moorhead", MiraCosta College, Mississippi College, Monmouth University, "Montana State University, Billings", "Montana State University, Bozeman", Mount San Jacinto College - Menifee Valley Campus, Mount St. Mary's College (Chalon), Muhlenberg College

NCAA Eligibility Center, New Mexico State University, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, New York University, Northeastern University, Northern Arizona University, Northern Michigan University, Northwest Christian University, Northwestern University

Oberlin College, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Occidental College, Ohio University, Olivet Nazarene University, Onondaga Community College, Oregon State University, Otis College of Art and Design, Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio

Pace University, New York City", Pacific Lutheran University, Pacific University, Parsons The New School for Design, Pasadena City College, Paul Mitchell Beauty School, Pennsylvania State University - World Campus, "Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg", "Pennsylvania State University, University Park", Pepperdine University, Pierce College, Platt College San Diego, Point Loma Nazarene University, Point Park University, Pomona College, Portland State University, Prairie View A&M University, Pratt Institute, Princeton University, Purdue University

Randolph College, Reed College, Regis University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rhodes College, Rice University, Richmond The American International College in London, Ripon College, Roanoke College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rocky Mountain College, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, "Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at Newark"

Saint Anselm College, Saint Louis University, Saint Martin's University, Saint Mary's College of California, Saint Michael's College, Salem State University, Salve Regina University, San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, San Diego Miramar College, San Diego State University, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Clara University, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Sarah Lawrence College, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Scripps College, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, Seton Hall University, Sierra Nevada College, Simmons College, Skidmore College, Smith College, Sonoma State University, Southern Methodist University, Southern Oregon University, Southern Utah University, Southwest Baptist University, Southwestern College, Spelman College, St. Ambrose University, St. Edward's University, St. John's University - Manhattan Campus, St. John's University - Queens Campus, St. John's University - Staten Island Campus, St. Thomas University, Stanford University, Stonehill College, Suffolk University, Susquehanna University, Syracuse University

Temple University, Texas A&M University, Texas Christian University, Texas Southern University, Texas Tech University, The American University of Paris, The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire, The Art Institute of California -- San Diego, The Catholic University of America, The College of Wooster, The Evergreen State College, The George Washington University, The Ohio State University, The University of Akron, The University of Alabama, The University of Arizona, The University of Iowa, "The University of Montana, Missoula", The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The University of Tampa, "The University of Texas, Austin", Trinity College, Trinity University, Truman State University, Tufts University, Tulane University, Tuskegee University

University College Cork, University of Arkansas, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Davis, University of California at Irvine, University of California at Los Angeles, University of California at Merced, University of California at Riverside, University of California at San Diego, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of California at Santa Cruz, "University of California, San Francisco", University of Central Arkansas, University of Chicago, University of Cincinnati, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, University of Connecticut, University of Dallas, University of Denver, University of Evansville, University of Florida, University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Idaho, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Kansas, University of La Verne, University of Louisiana, University of Louisiana at Monroe, University of Louisville, University of Maine, "University of Maryland, College Park", "University of Massachusetts, Amherst", University of Miami, University of Michigan, "University of Minnesota, Twin Cities", University of Mississippi, University of Missouri Columbia, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Omaha, "University of Nevada, Las Vegas", "University of Nevada, Reno", University of New Hampshire, University of New Mexico, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, University of North Dakota, University of North Florida, University of Notre Dame, University of Oklahoma, University of Oregon, University of Pennsylvania, University of Portland, University of Puget Sound, University of Redlands, University of Richmond, University of Rochester, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco, University of South Carolina, University of Southern California, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, University of St. Thomas, "University of Tennessee, Knoxville", University of the Pacific, University of Tulsa, University of Utah, University of Vermont, University of Washington, "University of Washington, Bothell", University of Waterloo, "University of Wisconsin, Madison", University of Wyoming, "USC - College of Letters, Arts and Sciences BA/MD Program", Utah State University, Utah State University -- College of Eastern Utah

Vanderbilt University, Vassar College, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Viterbo University, Wagner College

Warner Pacific College, Washington College, Washington State University, Washington University in St. Louis, Webster University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, West Texas A&M University, "West Virginia University, Institute of Technology", Western Washington University, Westminster College, Westmont College, Wheaton College IL, Whitman College, Whittier College, Whitworth University, Willamette University, William Peace University, Woodbury University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Xavier University, Xavier University of Louisiana

Yale University