Student news

September 16, 2007

Katherine L. (Kasey) Schnebly, daughter of Gary and Donna Gruber of Clear Spring, received a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Shenandoah University, Winchester, Va., in August and has taken a new position as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP).

Her coursework in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Shenandoah included advanced research, theory, pathophysiology and pharmacology, along with required clinical hours at numerous healthcare provider sites throughout Maryland and Virginia. She conducted research and presented her findings in April on "The Benefits of Community Health Screenings" at the annual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day at Shenandoah University.

At Shenandoah, she was a 2007 inductee into Sigma Theta Tau, a national fraternity that recognizes nursing students with outstanding academic achievement. She also served as a graduate assistant in 2005 and 2006, teaching and assisting undergraduate level nursing students. She represented her graduate class as a member of the Shenandoah University Honor Court in 2006, and served as the class secretary.


She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from York College of Pennsylvania in May 2004 and was a 2000 graduate of Clear Spring High School.

Schnebly has been employed by Washington County Hospital, where she worked as a registered nurse from 2004 to 2007 in the Emergency Department. She has also worked as a nursing assistant on Floor 8E from 2002 to 2004.

She has accepted a full-time position as a Family Nurse Practitioner with Dr. Samuel Chan, M.D. Internal Medicine. She will join, also in that practice, Shannon P. Hartman, CRNP.

Schnebly is a third-generation registered nurse, following the career path of her mother, Donna Gruber, and grandmother, the late Louise H. Mills.

Cadet Dana Gingrich, son of Dale and Debra Gingrich of Rockville, Md., and grandson of Alan and Minkey Cogan of Hagerstown, was named to the dean's list at the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., for the spring 2007 semester.

To earn the honor, a cadet must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average in all courses.

Gingrich graduated from Magruder High School in Rockville in 2005. He plans to graduate from West Point in 2009 and be commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Anthony Budny of Hagerstown graduated from George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., on May 19 with a bachelor's degree in communication with a concentration in journalism and an American government minor.

He graduated cum laude with a 3.54 grade-point average, reaching the dean's list five times.

Budny worked as program director for WGMU, the campus radio station, during his last three semesters of college and earned the University Scholar Leadership award for his efforts. He also served as vice president of Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honor Society.

The 2003 graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School works as a television producer for the Voice of America in Washington, D.C.

Brittany Strait, a 2005 Chambersburg Area Senior High School graduate, was named to the 2007 spring dean's list at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, with a grade-point average of 3.75.

Strait, a junior accounting major in UNCW's Cameron School of Business, also achieved dean's list honors for the 2006 spring and fall semesters. She is the daughter of Randy and Wanita Shoemaker of Chambersburg.

Kevin C. Harbaugh recently received a "Best in Show" award for a forged sterling silver spoon at "The Art of Our Community Colleges" exhibit ,sponsored by the Arts Council of Henderson County, N.C.

Harbaugh is a student at Haywood (N.C.) Community College, where he is enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science: Professional Crafts program. The son of Ken and Kitty Harbaugh of Williamsport, he is a 1999 graduate of Williamsport High School.

Heather Snow of Smithsburg was named to the distinguished scholars list at Montreat College, Montreat, N.C., for compiling a grade-point average of 3.9 or higher.

Edward Dump of Hagerstown was named to the dean's list at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga., for the 2007 summer quarter.

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