Student news

July 09, 2006

The following area students received degrees from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa., during commencement ceremonies May 21:

Brandon M. Scuffins of Hagerstown graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics. The son of Galen and Cathy Scuffins is a 2002 graduate of Williamsport High School

David G. Allen of Emmitsburg, Md., graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. The son of Jay and Susan Allen is a graduate of Catoctin High School.

Kevin E. Kroepil of Chambersburg, Pa., graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in accounting. The son of Joseph and Kathy Kroepil is a 2002 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School.


Christopher Gyurisin of Smithsburg, a student in the College of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va., recently received the A.E. Evans Scholarship.

Maureen Dameron of Chambersburg, Pa. has been chosen to receive the Barbara M. Dilworth Memorial Scholarship from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania for the first and second semester of the 2006-2007 academic year.

Funds for the scholarships are raised through the BU Foundation. Students receive the scholarships based on academics, athletics and campus involvement.

The following area students graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in May:

Michelle Schultheiss, Chambersburg, Pa., Bachelor of Arts, criminal justice; Courtney Heckman, Fayetteville, Pa., Bachelor of Science, speech pathology and audiology; Erika Besecker, Waynesboro, Pa., Bachelor of Science, business administration.

At the 128th commencement ceremonies at Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Md., on Saturday, May 27, nearly 110 area residents were among the 645 total candidates for degrees.

Candidates listed include those who completed requirements in May, as well as those who finished in January.

Tri-State residents who are candidates included:

· Master of Arts in Teaching

Hagerstown - Dennis Clinger, Trey Cobb, Jeffrey Cohen, Allyson Fisk, Kelli Folio, Michelle Peters, Julie Smith, Jone Thurmond, Steven Weaver.

Clear Spring - Jennifer Malcolm.

Williamsport - Susan Day.

Waynesboro, Pa. - Allison Newcomer.

· Master of Business Administration

Hagerstown - Danelle Hayer, Mark Lochbaum.

Williamsport - Brenda Horner.

Frederick, Md. - Stephane Bastien, Marietta Mullen, Julie Townshend.

Emmitsburg, Md. - Joshua Chitsa.

Thurmont, Md. - Thomas Ledwell.

Greencastle, Pa. - Denise Kinback.

Mercersburg, Pa. - Jerry Garbinski.

Needmore, Pa. - Erin Bain.

Martinsburg, W.Va. - Heather Henry.

· Master of Education

Hagerstown - Yvonne Bell, Rhonda Brechbill, Roman Ganoe, Michael Martin.

Smithsburg - Mary Jacques, Carrie West.

Williamsport - Johanna Eckhart, Tammy Seymour, Robert Smith.

Shippensburg, Pa. - Gerald Chiappelli.

Chambersburg, Pa. - Darrin Fretz.

Fayetteville, Pa. - Ryan Kaczmark.

Warfordsburg, Pa. - Nicole Potter.

Waynesboro, Pa. - Keith Walters.

Berkeley Springs, W.Va. - Christina Kirby.

· Master of Science

Jefferson, Md. - Philip Czeh.

Middletown, Md. - Tara Schoenwetter.

· Bachelor of Arts

Hagerstown - Durrell Blake.

· Bachelor of Fine Arts

Hagerstown - Robert VanTassell.

· Bachelor of Science

Hagerstown - Alicia Bruce, Shelley Calendine, Ian Creek, James Knodle, Melinda Laird, Heather McAllister, Tiffany Needy, Edwina Nesiba, Kepler Nigh, Jason Olszeski, Tasha Powell, Michael Price, Tina Pyron, Tammara Randall, Brandon Rethemeyer, Robin Strange, Crystal Vanover, Kelly Wallace, Deborah Wilson.

Big Pool - Tucker Gladhill.

Cascade - David King.

Clear Spring - Emily Baughman, Patsy Krenzer, Justin Michael.

Fairplay - James Hamu, John Lankford.

Hancock - Amber Kirk.

Keedysville - Ashley Amezcua, Wyatte Stier.

Maugansville - Jennifer Steinla. The daughter of John and Cheryl Steinla majored in early childshood/elementary education. A member of the Maryland Student Education Association, she graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

Sharpsburg - Erin Hammersla.

Williamsport - Jason McMillan, Lindsay Miles.

Frederick, Md. - Christopher Baugher, Teresa Buckley, Rebecca Frey, Bridgid Fry, Leslie Gentry, John Greenwell, Sherry Kelley, Ratosha Morgan, Jonell Moussiaux, Casie Peterson, Adam Wetzel.

Buckeystown, Md. - Jason Berno.

Ijamsville, Md. - Nicholas Beheler.

Jefferson, Md. - Shea Marshall, Steven Swank.

Middletown, Md. - Sara Darby, Daniel Harvey, Joseph Gorchesky.

Myersville, Md. - James Hardy III, Karen Wishner, Amanda Zolfo.

New Market, Md. - Brandon Bruce, Michael Delaney, Elizabeth Hlebasko, Michael Schoonmaker.

Walkersville, Md. - Michael Bangh, Erin Carraghan, David Stant.

Chambersburg, Pa. - David Burkholder, Lisa Wenger.

Greencastle, Pa. - Bernardo Gomez-Kling.

Warfordsburg, Pa. - Kelly True.

Berkeley Springs., W.Va. - Megan Close.

Ninety students from the Tri-State area have been named to the dean's list at Frostburg State University for outstanding academic achievement for the spring 2006 semester.

To be eligible, a student must undertake a minimum of 12 credit hours and earn a cumulative semester grade point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

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