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July 12, 2009

Edward J. Dumpe III, son of Ed Dumpe and Teresa Dumpe, graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree in architecture from Savannah College of Art and Design on May 13.

During his three years at the school, several of Ed's designs were submitted to the National Architectural Review Board.

Ed will continue his master's degree work this summer with anticipated graduation in May 2010.

Ed graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 2004.




CUMBERLAND, Md. - The following area students graduated from Allegany College of Maryland:

Philip Brown of Hagerstown, forest technology

Jessica Embly of Hagerstown, dental hygiene

Lindsey Mackley of Hagerstown, dental hygiene

Rachael Nelson of Hagerstown, general studies

Abigail Simmons of Hagerstown, dental hygiene

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Ashley Creek of Hancock, dental hygiene

Katie Golden of Hancock, respiratory therapy

Tonya Sornson of Hancock, forest technology

Shanta Deal of Smithsburg, respiratory therapy

Denise Sullivan of Williamsport, dental hygiene

Wesley Truax of Clear Spring, forest technology

Marti Miller of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., dental hygiene

Shila Bor of McConnellsburg, Pa., business management, business entrepreneurship certificate

Pamela Weller of Warfordsburg, Pa., medical coding certificate

Victoria Neff of Waynesboro, Pa., dental hygiene.




Kevin M. Motz, a 2005 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, graduated from Villa Julie College, now Stevenson University, May 15.

Kevin received a bachelors of science degree in biology and graduated magna cum laude.

He was distinguished as an honors biology graduate completing an in-depth literature review on the ecological implications of marine hypoxia.

Kevin has been a member of the Beta Beta Beta biological honor society, the Sigma Xi scientific research society and the National Residence Hall Honorary. At graduation, Kevin was named the recipient of the Orsia F. Young Leadership Award for his outstanding leadership and dedication to his school.

During his four years at Villa Julie, Kevin served as a resident assistant in the VJC residential complex and a supplemental instructor for organic chemistry and biochemistry.

With the help of department chair Dr. Meredith Durmowicz, Kevin founded Villa Julie College's first freshman mentoring program.

Also, Kevin was a four- year member and captain of the Villa Julie College men's golf team. In May 2007, he helped lead the Mustangs golf team to its first NCAA division III championship appearance in Carmel, Ind. This spring, Kevin received the Gold award for being a four-year athlete and was voted MVP for the 2008-09 seasons. Lastly, Kevin was awarded the athletic department's most distinguished honor, the Dean Dawson Scholar Athlete award, which is given to the graduating senior, within athletics, with the highest cumulative grade-point average. Kevin carried a 3.806 grade-point average over four years and a 3.992 for his final three years.

In April, Kevin was accepted to the Georgetown University School of Medicine and will start school in August. Kevin will be working toward his doctorate of medicine and hopes to eventually enter into a surgical subspecialty.

Kevin would like to thank his parents, Cindy Brezler and David Motz, for their continuous love and support, his mentors at Villa Julie - Meredith Durmowicz, Lorie Lana, Joe Matanoski, Carol Schmidhouser and Coach Chris Ramer. Without these people, his success would not have been possible, he said.




CEDARVILLE, Ohio - David A. Kidd has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Cedarville University.

He is a junior majoring in history.

David is a 2006 graduate of Heritage Academy in Hagerstown.

He is the son of Michael and Diane Kidd of Williamsport.




ALLIANCE, Ohio - Erick Parker of Smithsburg has been awarded the Heritage Award to attend Mount Union College.

A senior at Smithsburg High School, he is a member of the varsity football team and Multicultural Club.

The Heritage Award is based on a review of the academic credentials including curriculum, grade-point average, ACT/SAT scores and class rank. The award is renewable for four years as long as the recipient is a full-time traditional student at Mount Union.

Erick is the son of Erick and Verona Parker.

He plans to major in pre-med.




CLEMSON, S.C. - Sigma Alpha Lambda has announced that Sarah E. Louderback of Hagerstown has become a member of the national leadership and honors organization at Clemson University.




POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Kerry Elizabeth Krolak of Myersville, Md., received a bachelor of professional studies in fashion merchandising degree from Marist College May 23.




BLACKSBURG, Va. - The following area students have been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Virginia Tech:

Laurita F. Turner of Cascade, a sophomore majoring in animal and poultry sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Holly E. Kays of Fairplay, a junior majoring in natural resources conservation in the College of Natural Resources.

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