Two Costa Mesa students received scholarships from Cal State Long

Beach's Women and Philanthropy program. Recreation and leisure studies

major Suzanne Hayes and nursing major Maria Wonder received scholarships

ranging from $500 to $1,500. The Women and Philanthropy program began to

help reentry students at the university and networking with other

graduates interested in participating in an academic setting. To date, 19

scholarships have been awarded through the program. . . . Donald Takaya

of Costa Mesa graduated from Trinity University with a bachelor's degree

in sociology on Dec. 22 during the university's winter commencement

ceremonies. Takaya was one of 86 undergraduate and graduate students

awarded degrees in December. Trinity University was founded in 1869 and

is a highly selective, professionally oriented liberal arts and science

institution. . . . Costa Mesa and Newport Beach students were selected

for the dean's honor list for the 2001 fall quarter at UC Santa Barbara.

Costa Mesa students and their majors are Dana Helen Cassity

(communication sociology), Bryan David Howard (history), Benjamin William

Ritter (art studio), Nathaniel Hollis Bays Thaler (pre-psychology) and

Sara Marie White (theater). Newport Beach students and their majors are

Justin David Mathena (pre-computer science) and Autumn Rose Smith

(bio-psychology). All students listed are undergraduates and attained a

grade-point average of 3.75 taking 12 or more units in the College of

Letters and Science or a 3.50 in the College of Engineering. . . . Janet

Caprario has joined Newport Beach-based JBZ Architecture and Planning as

the company's director of finance. Caprario will be responsible for the

firm's financial and cash management activities, including accounts

payable, accounts receivable, and payroll and cash flow systems. She will

also oversee the firm's human resources and contract administration

departments and supervise the accounting and administrative staff.

Caprario brings more than 15 years of experience in finance and

administrative management to JBZ. She is a longtime member of PEO, a

nonprofit philanthropic organization dedicated to advancing educational

opportunities for women, serving as its president from 1995 to 1997.

Caprario is also the news editor and contributing writer for the Society

of Design Administration's national publication Behind the Design.

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