Student news

May 25, 2008

Conner M. Gilbert, a junior at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., was recently inducted into the Upsilon Nu Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the official studies honor society of the National Communication Association.

A communication major and dean's list student, Conner is a writer for St. Vincent's campus newspaper and works for the school's sports information office.

He also covers the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp during the summer, where he is responsible for interviewing players and coaches, taking photographs and writing stories for St. Vincent's Web site.

He is the son of Kevin and Marie Gilbert of Hagerstown.

Grayson Reeder graduated May 10 from Baltimore International College.

He received an associates degree in professional cooking and baking. He also received an award for taking third place in a cooking salon for apple spice muffins.


He will return to Baltimore International College to pursue his bachelor of science degree in culinary management in the fall.

LORETTO, Pa. - Stephanie Garlitz of Hagerstown accepted the Anne Sloan Borland Award on April 22 at Saint Francis University's annual President's Awards Convocation.

The Borland Award is a cash prize given for the best examples of library research submitted as a course requirement for academic credit by a graduate student at the university.

In addition to receiving cash, she also will collaborate with the department chairperson to select materials for the library collection within her discipline of study.

Brandon Mitchell, a Smithsburg student, has been selected to attend the People to People Leadership Summit at Harvard University/MIT, in Boston, Mass., June 28 to July 7.

Brandon was nominated for the honor based on scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.

The program is coordinated by People to People Ambassador Programs to fulfill the vision President Dwight D. Eishenhour had for fostering world citizenship when he founded the program during his presidency in 1956.

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md Margaret A. Stockslager of Hagerstown graduated with a bachelor of science in agribusiness with summa cum laude honors from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore as the school awarded 220 bachelor's degrees, 40 master's degrees and five doctoral degrees at its winter commencement ceremony.

Nathan Lynn Keller, son of Lynn and Trudy Keller of Hagerstown, graduated from Villa Julie College, in Stevenson, Md., with a bachelor of science degree in business information systems and a bachelor of science degree in accounting.

While a student, he maintained his delegate and senatorial scholarships as well as the Villa Julie College scholarship. In addition, he was awarded scholarships from the Maryland Society of Accountants and was inducted into Kappa Theta Epsilon honor society.

He interned at Hertzbach Accounting Firm and Stout-Causey of Hunt Valley, Md. Nathan will continue full-time employment at Stout-Causey as a business performance management consultant.

The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Nicole M. Downing of Hagerstown has been recognized for academic achievement as a United States National Honor Student Award winner.

Nicole, a student at Northern Middle School, is the daughter of Delbert and Catherine Downing of Hagerstown and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Downing of Hudson, Fla.

SWEET BRIAR, Va. - Bridget Davis, daughter of Tom Davis of Hagerstown and Myra Davis of Winchester, Va., was awarded a bachelor of arts in religion at the 99th commencement ceremony of Sweet Briar College.

As a student at Sweet Briar, Davis was a music director for the campus radio station WNRS-FM.

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Amy Burgesser of Hagerstown has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at High Point University.

Dean's list students are those who have maintained at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Brennan Kelley of Hagerstown, Aja Moore-Young of Hagers-town and Holly Thompson of Frederick, Md., have been named to the dean's list for the winter quarter at Savannah College of Art and Design.

Kelley is majoring in film and television, Moore-Young is studying sequential art and Thompson is majoring in painting.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Cara Walsh of Boonsboro has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Lycoming College.

She is majoring in art-photo/electronic.

LINCOLN, Neb. - Joshua Orin Neumann of Smithsburg was among the more than 2,400 students who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in commencement exercises May 9 and 10.

He received a master of music degree from the graduate college.

Jonathan Michael Petty, a 2001 graduate of Williamsport High School received his juris doctor degree from Widener University School of Law on May 17.

He attended undergraduate school at University of Maryland in College Park.

He is taking the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bar examinations this summer.

Jonathan is the son of Bobby and Julie Watson of Funkstown and Barry and Cheryl Petty of Hagerstown.

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