Student news

July 08, 2007

Three Shepherd University student documentary producers received first-place in the West Virginia International Film Festival on June 24 in Charleston, W.Va., during the city's FestivALL celebration.

Chris Raines, Kyle Raines and Anthony Muraca, all of Frederick, Md., received the award for "Tremor" in the festival's division three competition open to students at state colleges and universities. Chris Raines received his bachelor's degree in mass communications in May. Kyle Raines and Muraca are junior business majors.

"Tremor" is a 15-minute documentary about a professional paintball team led by a man with Parkinson's disease. The students produced the film for their documentary journalism class in the spring and debuted the film on May 1 at the Opera House in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Stacie L. Burroughs of Middletown, Md., was named to the dean's list at Northeastern University, Boston, for the spring 2007 semester.


Three students from Hagerstown received diplomas at commencement ceremonies at Washington College, Chestertown, Md., on May 20.

Hugh Joseph Breslin IV, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh J. Breslin III, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management and a minor in economics. He was the recipient of the Department of Business Management Award, the Department of Business Senior Capstone Experience Award and the Eldridge Eliason Award.

Jonathan R. Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Martin, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and earned departmental honors.

Carley C. Haberkorn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric P. Haberkorn, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

Two Hagerstown students were named to the dean's list at Washington College for the spring 2007 semester.

Sarah E. Macht, a sophomore, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold V. Macht.

Jonathan R. Martin, a 2007 graduate, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Martin.

Two area students were recently inducted into the Shippensburg (Pa.) University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Sarah L. Dietz of Hagerstown is a senior majoring in social work. She is a 2001 graduate of Williamsport High School.

Daniel Rosko of Waynesboro, Pa., is a senior majoring in chemistry. He is a 1996 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School.

Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and most selective interdisciplinary honor society in the United States. Superior academic achievement and good character are criteria for selection.

Lindsay Spangler of Clear Spring was named to the dean's list at Towson University, Towson, Md., for the spring 2007 semester.

Catherine Stover of Myersville, Md., graduated cum laude from Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy on June 2.

She received the following awards: the Music Director's Prize for support of the arts at Mercersburg; the Stony Batter Prize for sustained contribution and exceptional achievement in drama; and the Class of 2003 Award for displaying strong qualities of integrity and perseverance all while commanding the respect of her peers but who has not received great public recognition.

Two students from Hagerstown were named to the dean's list at Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga., for the spring 2007 semester.

Kiana Lyn Denlinger is a graphic design major. Aja Elise Moore Young is a sequential art major.

Jenna Shenk of Hagerstown graduated from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pa., recently with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.

Shenk, who was homeschooled, was also named to the dean's list for the spring 2007 semester.

Jodi Metz, daughter of Trudy and Phil Metz of Hagerstown, graduated May 12 from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va., with two bachelor's degrees, one in human development and one in psychology.

Metz, a 2003 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, is employed as a mental health counselor at Community Connections in Washington, D.C.

Danielle Shives of Big Pool graduated in May from Hagerstown Community College. Shives, who was a student speaker at HCC's Honors Convocation, graduated with a 4.0 grade-point average.

Brent Wolf of Hagerstown was named to the dean's list at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla. Wolf is a freshman majoring in general biology.

Brittany L. Hewett of Keedysville has been accepted into the Shepherd University Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program starting in the fall. She attained acceptance after three years of studies at Shepherd University and a dean's list year in 2007.

Hewett, a 2004 Graduate of Boonsboro High School, is the daughter of Allen and Tina Hewett. Her younger sister, Jerica, will also be attending Shepherd.

John Eric (JJ) Mundale Jr., son of Jack Mundale and Marilyn Pontius of Needmore, Pa., graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree and was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Coast Guard.

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