Student news

January 04, 2009

Curtis W. Hoover, a 1989 South Hagerstown High School graduate, is pursuing a PhD in Educational Sciences at the University of Tampere in Tampere, Finland.

In the fall, Hoover had the opportunity to work as a student affairs staff member on Semester at Sea, a 'floating university' program where 700 students, faculty and staff circle the globe by ship.

During the voyage, Hoover visited the Bahamas, Brazil, Namibia, South Africa, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Hawaii and Costa Rica. He said a highlight of the voyage was seeing Archbishop Desmond Tutu address the shipboard community in Cape Town, South Africa.

Hoover has a B.A. in English/writing from High Point University and a M.Ed. in educational leadership and cultural foundations from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, N.C.


He is the son of Dean and Patsy Hoover of Hagerstown.

CLARION, Pa. - Mallory Geesaman has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Clarion University.

To be eligible for the honor, a student must have a quality-point average of at least a 3.5.

She is pursuing a degree in secondary social studies and citizenship education.

She is the daughter of Terry Geesaman of Waynesboro, Pa., and Lori and Steven Wriston of Hagerstown. She is the granddaughter of Delores Geesaman of Waynesboro and Thomas Smith of Cascade and Larry and Susan McBride of Waynesboro.

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. - Emily K. Hubbard of Middletown, Md., has been named to the dean's list for the second semester at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. To qualify for dean's List, a student must earn a quality point average of 3.5 or higher (based on 4.0) during the semester.

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