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April 28, 2008

Erin M. Donoghue recently presented research at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research at Salisbury University.

As a senior biology major at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., Erin completed a research project titled "The Effect Calcium Carbonate and Magnesium-aluminum Hydroxide Antacid Compounds on the Ability of Antibiotics to Eradicate Helicobacter Pylori."

Erin was the recipient of an A.J. Palumbo Student Research Grant, which provided funding for the three-semester-long experiment.

She is a dean's list student and a member of the Saint Vincent Life Science, Chemistry and Equestrian Clubs.

She will graduate in May with honors and receive a bachelor of science degree in biology with a minor in history.

She will attend Alderson-Broaddus College in the fall to obtain a master's degree in physician assistant studies.

She is the daughter of John and Amy Donoghue of Hagerstown.




Kymber Potter, Vu Nyugen and Nicole Miller of Kaplan College in Hagerstown have been named winners of the Imagine America scholarship.

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Honorees are previous recipients of the Imagine America high school scholarship who have maintained a minimum 3.5 grade-point average and at least a 95 percent attendance record while attending an Imagine America participating career college.

Potter is studying medical assisting, Nyugen is majoring in graphic design and Miller is studying accounting.

Imagine America Promise scholarships are sponsored by the Bridgestone Firestone Trust Fund, Nelnet Inc., The Sallie Mae Fund and contributors to the 21st Century Work Force Fund.

The Imagine America Foundation is a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to serving America's career college students.




SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University student Samantha Johnson, of Canvas, W.Va., has received a Phi Kappa Phi study abroad grant to use from July through June 2009.

Johnson is one of 50 scholars nationwide to receive the $1,000 grant and is the first winner from Shepherd. She is a junior biology major in the MedStep program.




SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University student Robert Hanni and associate professor of astrophysics Dr. Jason Best presented their paper, "A Preliminary Study of SDSS Quasar Clustering," at the 28th annual Central Pennsylvania Consortium Astronomer's Meeting on April 12 at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.

Hanni is a sophomore mathematics major from Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

The annual meeting welcomes contributions from students and faculty alike on topics in astronomy, astrophysics and astronomy education.




Tara Blacklin of Hagerstown was one of six students who won a scholarship by random drawing at Allegany College of Maryland. The scholarship was for $500.

She won the award at a recent open house held on the Cumberland, Md., school's campus. The open house gives students and parents an overview of the college's offerings.

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