Kristine Franks of Glendale was named to the spring dean’s list at
Azusa Pacific University.
The daughter of Robert and Kristine Franks, Kristine is a liberal
arts major. She is a graduate of Crescenta Valley High School.
Arsineh Davidian, Kysstina Janacua, Heather Ojeda, Heather Rivers
and Tayne Yoon, all members of Glendale’s Performing Arts Studio
dance company, placed third in the annual Summer Festival dance
competition sponsored by Radio Korea in July. Nate Adams
choreographed the dance routine, which earned the dancers a $200
Veronica Namgung is owner and director of the dance studio. For
more information, call 248-7655.
Glendale native Geordie MacMinn has accepted a position on the
faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in
He will teach voice and speech. MacMinn will also give instruction
in The Alexander Technique, a 100-year-old method used by actors,
dancers and musicians to improve movement, balance, support,
flexibility and coordination to enhance their performance.
MacMinn, a graduate of Hoover High School and Glendale Community
College, received a degree in theater in 1998 from Cal State
Fullerton. He trained for three years to become a certified Alexander
teacher, and has taken advanced Alexander training in New York City
and throughout the country.
For the past two years, MacMinn has taught voice, speech and
Alexander Technique at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the
Stella Adler Academy in Hollywood.
Jolie Augustine, a seventh-grade teacher in the Glendale Unified
School District, was a summer volunteer with Global Volunteers in
Browning, Mont., the center of the Blackfeet reservation.
Performing light labor and painting projects, Augustine gained
insights into the culture of the Blackfeet nation.
Global Volunteers, a nonprofit, private organization, was
established in 1984 and now coordinates short-term volunteer teams in
19 countries, including the United States. Augustine paid a service
program fee to cover food, lodging and project expenses. For
information, call (800) 487-1074.
Aaron C. Yee, the son of Tommy and Maria Yee of Glendale, achieved
the rank of Eagle Scout.
For his Eagle Scout project, Aaron made chew toys and collected
canned pet food for the animals at the Glendale Humane Society.
A member of Troop 342, Aaron served as librarian and a patrol
Aaron graduated with honors in June from St. Francis High School
in La Canada Flintridge. He was a member of the National Honor
Society, Spanish Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and California
Scholarship Federation life member and seal bearer. He has also been
awarded the Scholastic Award in the field of science.
Aaron attends UC Riverside, studying biomedical sciences with the
goal of becoming a general practitioner.
Nora Lynn Frankovich, of Burbank, graduated from the University of
Wisconsin at Madison in May. She received a bachelor’s degree in
communication arts, theater and drama.