Student news

October 03, 2009

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Bethany Garnand of Hagerstown, a freshman at Lycoming College, has been accepted into the Lycoming Scholars Program, which is designed to meet the needs of students with superior intellectual ability.

Bethany is a Smithsburg High School graduate.

Scholars are admitted to the program based on high school achievement. Scholars must complete higher-level distribution courses, as well as an independent project during their junior or senior year.

For the fall semester, the scholars will study the issue of war and discuss the question, "Is war one of the fundamental human experiences?" The seminar is led by Lycoming College faculty members and will also feature speakers from other colleges in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. These speakers will lead the discussion as to the reasons war occurs, its outcomes and its wider impacts.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Steven Hutzell of Hagerstown, a student at the University of Maryland, received a $2,500 scholarship from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.


The organization awarded scholarships to 12 college students as part of its scholars program administered by its philanthropic organization, the Environmental Institute for Golf.

FREDERICK, Md. - Andrew P. Landsman of Boonsboro recently graduated from Hood College with a master of science degree in environmental biology. He received his undergraduate degree from Salisbury University. He is employed with the National Park Service at Antietam National Battlefield.

Landsman, the son of Jerry and Cathy Landsman, is a 2003 graduate of Boonsboro High School.

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Amy C. Landsman of Boonsboro was recently inducted into the Eta Tau Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education. Amy is a junior at Lynchburg College, where she is majoring in elementary education with a minor in English literature. She is a member of the Westover Honors Program at the college.

Amy, the daughter of Jerry and Cathy Landsman, is a 2007 graduate of Boonsboro High School.

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The following area students have finished new cadet week training with the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, the university's longest standing tradition of leadership development:

David Engle of Hagerstown, who is a freshman majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

Daniel Haynos of Frederick, Md., who is a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

Ryan Carey of Walkersville, Md., who is a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

ANNVILLE, Pa. - The following students from Lebanon Valley College are studying off-campus during the fall semester.

They are:

Elisabeth Hawbaker of Mercersburg, Pa., a junior studying English at Lebanon Valley College is off campus at LVC's program in England at London Metropolitan University during the fall semester.

Amber Keeseman of Shippensburg, Pa., a junior studying economics and an individualized major in the mathematics of finance at the college is off campus at LVC's program in England at London Metropolitan University during the fall semester.

YORK, Pa. - The following area students earned a dean's academic scholarship at York College of Pennsylvania. The scholarship is for one-third tuition per year for entering first-time, full-time freshmen accepted by Feb. 1, who have graduated in the upper two-fifths of their high school class and have a combined SAT score of 1,150 or higher:

Kevin Britt of Union Bridge, Md., a first-year criminal justice major and Walkersville High School graduate.

Hilary Adams of Charles Town, W.Va., a first-year sport management major and Jefferson High School graduate.

Liana Kopp of Middletown, Md., a first-year professional writing major and Middletown High School graduate.

Rebecca Salisbury of Chambersburg, Pa., a first-year clinical lab science major and Chambersburg Area Senior High School graduate.

YORK, Pa. - Sharon Gray of Union Bridge, Md., earned a transfer merit scholarship from York College of Pennsylvania. Gray is a professional writing major and a graduate of Delone Catholic High School.

The $2,000 per year scholarship is for full-time accepted transfer students. Eligible students must have been enrolled full-time at their most recently attended regionally accredited institution with a minimum earned grade-point average of 3.5 or membership in Phi Theta Kappa.

ALBANY, N.Y. - Julie L. Kraus of Frederick, Md., has earned a master of arts in liberal studies from Excelsior College.

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