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June 24, 2007

Julian T. Funk, son of Tom and Julie Funk of Hagerstown, was named to the dean's list with a 3.5 grade-point average for the spring 2007 semester at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Funk, who will enter the fall semester as a sophomore, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture.




Fifteen students and one professor at Penn State Mont Alto were inducted into the adult learner honor society, Alpha Sigma Lambda, during the spring semester. The society is open to outstanding students at Penn State Mont Alto who excel in academics and are at least 24 years old.

"Adult learners have unique circumstances surrounding their college experience," said Alice Royer, senior instructor of women's studies and English and adult learner coordinator on the campus. "Many of them are juggling work, families, children, households, and education. They are motivated, amazing individuals, and they deserve to be recognized for their hard work and success in the university setting."

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This year's faculty inductee is Jean Barlup, associate director of academic affairs and instructional development specialist. Barlup earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, a master's degree in instructional technology from Towson University, and is working on a doctorate degree through Capella University in instructional design for online learning and distance education. Barlup also earned an adult education specialist certificate from Towson in 1997. Barlup has worked at Penn State Mont Alto since 1998.




Daniel J. Papupchis of Myersville, Md., a senior at Gettysburg (Pa.) College, received the Pi Sigma Alpha Award at the college's May 19 Spring Honors Day ceremonies.




A student from Big Pool is the recipient of a scholarship to attend Shippensburg (Pa.) University for the 2007-08 academic year.

Heather Leaf, daughter of John and Kristen Leaf of Big Pool, is the recipient of a Carl A. Naugle Family Graduate Fellowship, awarded to a full-time graduate student pursuing a master of science degree in college student personnel or college counseling. She is also the recipient of a Rupe-Stuart College Student Personnel & College Counseling Scholarship, awarded to a graduate student pursuing a degree in college student personnel or college counseling.

Leaf is a 2001 graduate of Clear Spring High School and is a graduate student majoring in counseling/college student personnel.




Sarah Hurd, a junior at the Mary Pappert School of Music, daughter of Barbara and Wesley Hurd of Smithsburg, has been named to the spring 2007 dean's list at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.




Ryan Lipella, son of Ronald and JoAnn Lipella of Smithsburg, was named to the dean's list at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C. for both the fall 2006 and spring 2007 semesters.

A 2006 graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown, Lipella is a recipient of the Woodrow Scholars Scholarship Award in the Baccalaureate Program of the Moore School of Business, majoring in Business Administration. He carried a 3.75 grade-point average.

As a result of Lipella's academic excellence, he has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. This honor society is for high achieving first-year students. He was also nominated to The National Dean's List. Only half of one percent of college students receive this award. He is also a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First Year Students.




Two area students received degrees from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., at the May 20 commencement ceremony.

Tiffany Nicole Kimbrough, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kimbrough of Hagerstown, received a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she graduated summa cum laude; received a departmental honor in neuroscience; and was named to the 2006-07 dean's list. She is a graduate of Boonsboro High School

Kathryn Elizabeth Fox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Fox of Waynesboro, Pa., graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies and sociology. She is a graduate of Mercersburg Academy.




Emily M. Cook, a recent graduate of Williamsport High School, was selected as the 2007 scholarship recipient of the Western Maryland Chapter of the American Society for Military Comptrollers.

Emily will attend West Virginia University to major in forensic accounting. The scholarship is worth $1,000.




Kendra Jeanette Scouten, daughter of JoRetha Scouten and the late Rev. Wesley G. Scouten, graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Mass, with two master's degrees, one in theology and one in church history.

Scouten is a graduate of Smithsburg High School and the University of Maryland, College Park.




David Michael Iseminger ecently finished his second year of graduate school at the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash..

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