Student news

October 22, 2007

Amy Catherine Landsman of Boonsboro has been selected to be a member of the Westover Honors Program, which promotes interaction among students who value academic excellence.

Westover Fellows follow a core of honors courses in humanities, mathematics, social science, fine arts and science. The honors curriculum replaces most of the college's general education requirements.

Landsman is a freshman at Lynchburg (Va.) College, majoring in interdisciplinary studies-teacher education.

Jared N. Payne of Halfway, who attends Salisbury (Md.) University, has been accepted into the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, a worldwide Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation program at Salisbury University.

It requires a distinguished level of performance, adhering to strict guidelines held by the AACSB.

Jared is majoring in information systems in the computer field. He plans to graduate in December 2008 from SU with a bachelor's degree, and then continue his education for his master's degree.


Jared is a 2003 graduate of Williamsport High School. He is the son of Wendy Payne of Halfway and Billy Payne of Williamsport.

FREDERICK, Md. - Hood College recently awarded a bachelor of arts degree to Sarah L. Thornton of Hagerstown who majored in psychology. She is a 2000 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

BLACKSBURG, Va. - During their fifth year as undergraduate architecture students in Virginia Tech's School of Architecture + Design, Jeff Franklin and Miron Nawratil designed and built a pavilion for the Town of Blacksburg's new skate park last spring.

The grand opening was held Aug. 25.

Franklin, originally from Martinsburg, W.Va., currently works at REX in New York, N.Y. Nawratil, originally from Gliwice, Poland, lives in Arlington, Va., and works for SmithGroup in Washington, D.C. Both graduated from Virginia Tech in May.

BALTIMORE - Two Washington County residents have been named to the dean's list at Villa Julie College.

Jordan Kline of Smithsburg and Marisa H. Bender of Hagerstown have been placed on the dean's list for the spring 2007 semester.

To be eligible for placement on the dean's list, a student must have at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester.

Kline, a business administration major and graduate of Smithsburg High School, is the daughter of John and Joni Kline.

Bender, a chemistry major and graduate of South Hagerstown High School, is the daughter of Laurie and Eric Bender.

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