Student news

July 27, 2008

Juliana P. Brucksch, a May graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, has been accepted and will attend the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University of Maryland Pharmacy School in Baltimore this fall.

Juliana, the daughter of John and Hilkka Brucksch of Smithsburg and the grand-daughter of Jorma Keto of Greencastle, Pa., graduated with a 3.9 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale and earned a bachelor of science degree in biology and a minor in community and public health.

During her undergraduate years, Juliana participated in the College Park Scholars Program, a living-learning program for academically talented freshmen and sophomores and earned a scholar's citation in life sciences. She earned dean's list recognition in all eight semesters attended and was selected for the Delta Epsilon Mu prehealth professional fraternity and served on the fraternity's executive board. Additionally, she served as a laboratory assistant in the college's biochemistry department.


A 2004 graduate of Smithsburg High, Juliana served during her senior year as a student intern with the National Cancer Institute at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md. The internship inspired and helped to prepare her for a future in the field of pharmacy.

AMHERST, Mass. - Katherine A. Roza, daughter of Eli J. Roza and Susan E. Roza of Hagerstown, graduated May 25 from Amherst College.

Roza, who majored in English, received a bachelor of arts degree, cum laude.

She is a graduate of St. James School.

ALBANY, N.Y. - Bryan Fagan of Frederick, Md., has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at the University at Albany-SUNY.

BURLINGTON, VT - Elizabeth Pruitt, of Walkersville, Md., made the dean's list for the spring semester at the University of Vermont. Pruitt's major is history.

CHESTER, Pa. - The following students from the area were named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Widener University:

Tyler Jones of Hagerstown

Brian Pastor of Chambersburg, Pa.

Sophia McNew of Fayetteville, Pa.

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Dana Byrd of Hagerstown graduated with highest distinction with a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Mary Washington on May 10.

Byrd has also been named to he dean's list for the spring semester.

STAUNTON, Va. - Chrystal Elizabeth Klein of Hagerstown has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Mary Baldwin College.

She is the daughter of Therese Klein.

BOSTON, Mass. - Emily Elizabeth Drinan, of Middletown, Md., received a bachelor of arts degree in history from Emmanuel College at its 86th commencement exercises on May 10.

GRANTHAM, Pa. - The following area students were named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Messiah College:

Abigail Andrews, of Williamsport, a senior majoring in humanities.

Kelsey Tokar, of Frederick, Md., a junior majoring in sociology.

Alison Roncin, of Middletown, Md., a senior majoring in English.

Juliann Grossnickle, of Myersville, Md., a junior majoring in elementary education.

Jamie A. Hull graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Mass., on May 18.

He is the son of Suzanne and Harry Hull of Hagerstown.

Jamie, a resident of Boston for the last 10 years, is a 1991 Clear Spring High School graduate, a 1996 Frostburg State University graduate and a 1999 Northeastern University graduate.

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Gregory Seldon of Frederick, Md., completed requirements for a bachelors degree from Gettysburg College on May 18. He majored in management.

ANNVILLE, Pa. - The following students were named to the dean's list at Lebanon Valley College. Dean's list students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.4 or above on a 4.0 scale:

Chelsey E. Wright, a senior from Chambersburg, Pa., studying health science

Timothy J. Mehl, a junior from Frederick, Md., studying elementary education

Leah N. Worrell, a sophomore from Frederick, studying elementary education

Lauren E. Woodring, a senior from Chambersburg, studying history/political science.

WILMINGTON, Del. - Widener University School of Law held commencement for its 34th graduating class May 17 on the campus lawn in Wilmington.

The graduates included:

Jonathan Petty, of Funkstown, received juris a doctor degree.

Kara Donoghue, of Waynesboro, Pa., received a juris doctor degree.

FREDERICK, Md. - Breanne Morschauser, of Frederick, received a bachelor of arts degree - professional writing, from Fairfield University, a Jesuit university in Fairfield, Conn., on May 18.

CLEMSON, S.C. - Matthew R. Holtzman, of Smithsburg, graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor of arts degree in architecture and a minor in entrepreneurship, with cum laude honors.

The spring commencement ceremony was May 9 at the Littlejohn Coliseum on the campus.

Matthew will attend Georgia Tech in the fall, where he will pursue a master's degree in architecture.

Matthew is a 2004 Smithsburg High School graduate.

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