Student news

February 25, 2007

A new chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the International Business Honors Society, was installed during the spring 2006 semester at Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Md. Forty-four students - 27 undergraduates and 17 graduate students-were inducted in the society's first two semesters.

The FSU local chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma was established after the College of Business received Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International accreditation in 2005. Only AACSB accredited schools can have Beta Gamma Sigma chapters. Eligible students attend both the Frostburg campus of FSU and the University System of Maryland-Hagerstown.

The new members of the FSU Chapter are Kimberly Blackmon, Sarah Bloss, Sherry Chungo, Sandra Clipp, Brittny Conner, Meghan Cornell, Christopher Evanoff, Samantha Farris, William Fink, Tate Hager, Nathan Hawthorne, Carol Hinchley, Stacy Holler, Dennis Iferd, Jerilyn Jackson, James Jenkins, Courtney Kamauf, Jodi Keefer, Steven Kersten, Michael Manalac, Matthew Martz, Michelle Mummert, Amber Riffe, Kyle Steele, Matthew Stephens, Stephen Valenta, Nicole Wigfield, Andrea Amezcua, Stephane Bastien, Harold Bitner Jr., Travis Bennett, Brenden Bosmans, Cynthia Bridges, Todd Cole, Crystal Ellis, Adrienne Everline, Daniel Filer, Kirk Fogle, Joseph Kennedy, Mark Lochbaum, Joann Petersen, Lisa Sanfilippo, Roy Turley and Margaret Waxter.


Among the many membership requirements, a student's cumulative GPA must be in the top 10 percent of juniors, seniors and master's students.

Holly B. Smoot of Hagerstown was named to the dean's list at High Point University in North Carolina for the fall 2006 semester.

Smoot is majoring in recreational sports, fitness and training, with a minor in psychology. She is a member of Phi Mu and the United States Figure Skating Association. She works as an ice skating instructor in Greensboro, N.C.

The following Washington County students were named to the dean's list at Salisbury University, Salisbury, Md., for the fall 2006 semester:

Boonsboro - Kristin Hutchinson, Danee Keith, Andrew Landsman, Susana Vargas.

Clear Spring - Kellyann Courter.

Gapland - Brandi Lane.

Hagerstown - Kelly Barnes, Jennifer Beall, Brittany Beard, Holly Ferris, Ryan Flurie, Hillary Grove, Heather Kurtz, Kristi Line, Sarah Long, Michael Marfut, Erin Matonak, Matthew Piston, Samantha Schweinhart, Emily Sirface, Michael Smith, Jessica Spickler, Matthew Sullivan, Hannah Vann.

Keedysville - Mallory Leggere.

Rohrersville - Raythorne Henderson.

Sharpsburg - Brian Smith.

Smithsburg - Kelly Bricker, Brittany Meadows, Felicia Smith.

Williamsport - Melissa Arch.

Two Tri-State area students are among 17 students from Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Va., who are volunteering as construction workers during Habitat's Collegiate Challenge Spring Break 2007.

Making the trip will be Jessica Powers, a junior from Hagerstown majoring in psychology and minoring in communication studies; and Stacey L. DeHaven, a freshman from Falling Waters, W.Va., majoring in business administration.

The students will leave for Independence, Mo., March 3 and return March 11. They will work with the Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity affiliate laying floor and putting up the framework and roof trusses on a new home.

To raise money for the trip and awareness of homelessness, the students slept overnight on the campus mall Feb. 23, cleaned car interiors and made and sold more than 3,000 candy "buckeyes."

Kevin Sandell, son of the Rev. Mark and Annette Sandell of Boonsboro, was named to the dean's list at Grove City College, Grove City, Pa., for the fall 2006 semester.

A 2005 graduate of Heritage Academy, Sandell is majoring in elementary education.

Evant J. Naylor, son of Anthony and Heather Naylor of Hagerstown, was named a United States National Honor Student Award winner by the United States Achievement Academy.

Evant, who attends Western Heights Middle School, will be listed in the United States Achievement Academy's Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.

Evant is the grandson of Tina Williams and Mike and Cherie Butts of Hagerstown and Tony and Betty Jean Naylor of Frederick, Md.

Hood College, Frederick, Md., awarded 42 undergraduate degrees and 40 graduate degrees Jan. 15.

Hagerstown students earning Bachelor of Arts degrees were Katie Elizabeth Lewis and Christopher William Pollard.

Srinivasa Vemuri and Brooke Vermuri of Hagerstown earned Master of Business Administration degrees.

Penny S. Hill of Hagerstown has graduated from the University of St. Francis, Joliet, Ill., with a Master of Elementary Education Certification degree.

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