• Shane and Alyssa (Glass) Owara of Sunnyvale, Calif., are the parents of Jonah Katsumi Owara, born Jan. 7, 2011, at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif. He was 7 pounds, 7 1/2 ounces, and 21 inches long. He joins brother Levi, age 2. Grandparents are David and Helaine Glass of Glendale and Vernon and Susan Owara of Tucson, Ariz., and great-grandparent is Harold Glick of Glendale.
• Bradley Thorson of Mequon earned his master's degree in economics and education from the University of Kansas in Lawrence in December.
• Rebecca Marth of Fox Point earned her bachelor's degree in apparel merchandising, design and production from Iowa State University in December.
• Michael French of Whitefish Bay earned his bachelor's degree in American studies from Iowa State University in December.
• Carmen Barnes of Brown Deer earned her bachelor's degree in human services from Springfield College in Massachusetts in December.
• David Stockbridge of Mequon, a computer network and system administration student, made the fall dean's list at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich.
• Helen Wauck of Whitefish Bay made the fall semester dean's list at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn.
• Dylan E. Drozdowicz of Mequon made the fall semester dean's list at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C.
• Emily Hunter of Glendale made the fall semester dean's list at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Ill.
• Colleen Caragher of Whitefish Bay made the fall semester dean's list at Providence College in Rhode Island.
• Lauren Senour of Brown Deer; Kelsey Gerdes and Rebecca Weinrich of Mequon; Aaron Benson, Lauren Gleisberg and Elizabeth Holterman of Thiensville; and JoAnna Ruppa of Whitefish Bay made the fall semester dean's list at St. Norbert College in De Pere.
• Alison Gegios of Whitefish Bay made the fall semester dean's list at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
• Emily Williams of Fox Point made the fall semester dean's list at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo.
• Samantha Moskol of Bayside made the fall semester dean's list at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
• Genevieve Curtis of Whitefish Bay made the fall semester dean's list at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
• Caitlin Bobber of Mequon made the fall semester dean's list at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.
• Larry Gebhard of Shorewood, manager with Winter, Kloman, Moter & Repp S.C., was recognized during an annual meeting by the Wisconsin Chapter of the March of Dimes for his eight years of volunteer service to the chapter, including six years as treasurer and finance committee chairman for the board of directors.
• Author John L. Hoh Jr. of Brown Deer has released his first children's book, "An Angel Named Carol," a story about a lonely angel named Carol with a gift for music. Mirror Publishing in Milwaukee published the book, available at pagesofwonder.com/hoh, which has full-color illustrations. Hoh was a student of Lutheran seminaries. His previous books focused on Lutheran theology and practice, general themes of the Christian faith, devotionals, and history.
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