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Success in San Diego for South Tahoe grad

Provided to the Tribune


Erika Layne Schimmel, daughter of Robert and Sheri Schimmel of South Lake Tahoe, graduated May 27 from the University of San Diego with summa cum laude honors. Her parents, sister, aunt, and grand parents attended the ceremony and had a wonderful weekend of celebration followed by moving her into her new apartment in preparation for a job with San Diego Gas & Electric Company as a contracting agent.

Erika’s three years included being a resident hall association president, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, and a member of Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity. She also had internships with a mortgage/real estate company and the American Heart Association, and earned extra money in professional modeling and restaurant jobs.

Erika graduated in the top 8 percent of her class at South Tahoe High in 2004 after four years that included participating in Leadership, SMILE, drama (plays and musicals), peer counseling, Avid tutoring, yearbook, and a variety of advanced placement courses. She also participated in the varsity sports of softball, volleyball, and cheerleading, but only continued softball for one season in college due to its tremendous time commitment.

Living and working in San Diego are Erika’s current interests as she hopes to move up in the business world over the next few years.

Ultimately, family is the most important aspect of her life along with her abiding faith in Jesus Christ, and she hopes to have a family of her own eventually.