Katherine Stern, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Stern of Sparta, is a recipient of the Dean's Award for academic excellence during the spring 2004 semester at Colgate University, where she is a member of the Class of 2007. To be eligible for the Dean's Award, a Colgate student must achieve a 3.30 or higher average while carrying a full course load of four courses per semester. A 2003 graduate of Villa Walsh Academy in Morristown, Katherine Stern is double majoring in mathematical economics and political science at Colgate. Sparta resident Daniel Kates will attend Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham this fall. He is the son of Steven and Susan Kates. Fairleigh Dickinson University has two campuses in northern New Jersey, offering more than 50 associate and baccalaureate programs and special accelerated programs. The university's College at Florham, located on the former Vanderbilt-Twombly estate in suburban Madison, offers undergraduates a classic experience for the contemporary world in a small college setting. Its focus is on providing outstanding on-campus and residential living opportunities, hands-on learning experiences, strong graduate and professional school preparation, and customized educational options-all framed by a global perspective. Kates is a graduate of Morristown Beard School. Nicole Smith, a junior at American University majoring in Business Administration, was named to the spring 2004 Dean's List. Smith is a resident of Sparta. To earn Dean's List at American University a student must obtain a 3.5 grade point average or better on their semester courses. Located in Washington D.C., American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the U.S. and more than 150 countries and providing opportunities For academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation's capital and around the world.