Presenting Dr. Libby
July 1, 2005
Elizabeth (Libby) M. Pettit, owner of Roaring Fork Physical Therapy in Basalt, graduated on May 7 from Regis University. Now Dr. Pettit, this working mother and native Basaltine graduated with honors, receiving her doctorate in physical therapy.
Kaitlin Leibowitz of Snowmass is attending the Presidential Classroom program July 2-9 in Washington, D.C. During this program, PC scholars interact with members of Congress, presidential appointees, senior military officials and top business leaders. They observe Congress in session, visit their congressional offices and debate current issues with their peers. Program highlights include a seminar on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, a CIA briefing and foreign embassy visits. The program is aimed at high school juniors and seniors with a minimum 3.0 grade-point average.Whipple receives academic awardKatharine E. Whipple, of Aspen, was one of 18 undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences at CU-Boulder to receive the prestigious Jacob Van Ek Award, for outstanding academic achievement and contributions to the university and Boulder communities. Whipple, who received $400 as part of the award, is in the distributed studies program.
Gabriel Gunther-Brown, of Aspen, graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts degree in foreign languages at a commencement ceremony held on May 8. Vanessa Christine Carter, daughter of Jeanne and B.W. Bilberry of Basalt, received her Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies at Hollins University’s 163rd commencement ceremony on May 22. Carter was an honor student who graduated cum laude (students must earn at least a 3.5 GPA to receive this distinction). Hollins, an independent liberal arts university founded in 1842, is Virginia’s first chartered women’s college. Katrina Favour Miller, daughter of Mollie Favour and Brad Miller of Aspen, received a bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y., on May 20.