Student news

May 24, 2009

Alicia E. Ross, daughter of Debra L. Ross of Hagerstown, will graduate this month from Frostburg State University with a master of arts in teaching - elementary. She has a 4.0 grade-point average.

In 2008, she graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a degree in accounting.

Mallory S. Geesaman, daughter of Terry Geesaman of Waynesboro, Pa., and Lori and Steven Wriston of Hagerstown, was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Clarion University. To be eligible for the honor, a student must have a quality-point average of at least a 3.5.

Her grandparents are Susan and Larry McBride, Tom Smith and Dolores Geesaman, all of Waynesboro.

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

Jeb S. Slick of Smithsburg High School has accepted an appointment to attend the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

He will be sworn in June 29 as a member of the class of 2013.


Jeb is the son of Nora and Greg Slick of Smithsburg and the grandson of Betty Slick of Smithsburg and Joe and Mary Kelly of Pittsburgh, Pa.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Dalton Troy Jernigan of Smithsburg has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Mars Hill College. To qualify for the dean's list, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 on a minimum of 12 semester hours, and carry no grade below a C.

NEW LONDON, Conn. - Cadet 1st Class Brian S. Howard of Emmitsburg, Md., graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.

His first tour of duty will be as a student engineer on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Active in Port Angeles, Wash.

"This has been the toughest thing I have ever done," said Howard, now an ensign in the U.S. Coast Guard. "But it has been more than worth it."

He is a 2005 graduate of Catoctin High School in Thurmont, Md.

He is the son of Joan and John Howard of Emmitsburg.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Robert W. "Billy" Stewart IV graduated cum laude from West Virginia University recently with a degree in health and human development.

He will return in the fall to complete his master's program in occupational therapy.

Stewart is a 2005 graduate of Hedgesville (W.Va.) High School.

He is the son of Christa Hoover of Maugansville and Bob and Donna Stewart of Martinsburg, W.Va.

Steven Nunnally, who will be a senior next fall at Roanoke College, has received two scholarships.

He received the McGowan Scholarship and the Fintell Scholarship.

He plans to attend graduate school after graduating from Roanoke College in May 2010.

Steven is the son of Paul and Kelli (Wishard) Nunnally of Hagerstown. He is from Halfway and graduated from Williamsport High School in 2006.

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Jonathan Livers, a junior biochemistry major at Eastern Mennonite University, was named to the spring semester dean's list.

He is the son of John and Paula Livers of Smithsburg.

ITHACA, N.Y. - Cornell University has announced that the following students will be presented for graduation with the class of 2009 during commencement ceremonies in Ithaca:

Salvatore Cremona, of Frederick, Md., with a bachelor of science in mechanical rngineering.

Yuze Yang, of Frederick, with a bachelor of science in biological engineering.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Steven Hutzell, 23, has been awarded the Frank Duda Turfgrass Scholarship at the University of Maryland.

He is a junior plant science major studying in the Turf and Golf Course Management option in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

He prepared himself to enter the university by earning 31 AP credits before graduating from North Hagerstown High School.

A student in the University of Maryland Honors program, Hutzell maintains a 3.98 grade-point average. He also was a member of the university's turf team, which placed fourth in the nation in the 2009 Turf Bowl in New Orleans.

According to Hutzell, a golf lover who will complete an internship at the Chevy Chase (Md.) Club this summer, his goal is to "employ the most environmentally sound practices at whatever course I ultimately manage because it's increasingly important that we all become better stewards of the Earth."

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Kelsey Brasher, a senior in American University's School of Public Affairs majoring in political science, has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester.

She is a Hagerstown resident.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The following Washington County residents were among more than 990 students from Providence College who received undergraduate degrees during the college's 91st commencement exercises May 17:

Emily McCormack, of Hagerstown, received a bachelor of arts in history.

Daniel Taylor, of Keedysville, received a bachelor of arts in philosophy.

Andrew Weber, of Hagerstown, received a bachelor of arts in history.

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