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May 15, 2010

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Bethany Garnand, a freshman biology: anatomy and physiology major, received special recognition at Lycoming College's honors convocation April 18.

Garnand received the CRC Freshman Chemistry Award given for outstanding achievement by a freshman in general chemistry; the Freshman Biology Award given to the freshman who has obtained the highest overall average in Biology 110 and 111 (major biology lecture and laboratory); and the M.B. Rich Endowed Prize given to the students in the freshman class who attain the highest rank in scholarship and deportment.

A resident of Hagerstown, Bethany is a graduate of Smithsburg High School.




HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. - Kenneth Richard Holzapfel graduated May 9 at commencement exercises marking the end of the 235th academic year at Hampden-Sydney College.

He graduated with a B.A. in economics.

He is a graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Holzapfel of Hagerstown.

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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Four Washington County residents were among 20 Shepherd University students named a McMurran Scholar, the university's highest academic honor. An academic convocation was held April 30 to honor the new inductees.

Hagerstown resident Kelly Barnhart is a biology major with a minor in chemistry. A graduate of Williamsport High School, she is the daughter of Gregory and Mary Barnhart.

Smithsburg resident Kasie Beaver is a secondary education physical education K-adult major. She is a a 2006 graduate of Smithsburg High School and a Hagerstown Community College graduate with an A.A. degree in health and physical education. She is the daughter of Dean and Edwina Beaver.

Clear Spring resident Amber Hendershot is a recreation major. She is a graduate of Clear Spring High School and Hagerstown Community College, where she obtained her associate's degree in general studies. She is the daughter of Barb and Randy Hendershot.

Boonsboro resident Whitney Sheppard is a chemistry major. She is a graduate of Boonsboro High School. She is the daughter of Kimberly Miner and Ronald Sheppard.

In addition, two Berkeley County, W.Va., residents were among the inductees.

Falling Waters resident Chelsea Miller is a management major, with a minor in economics. She is a 2006 graduate of Hedgesville (W.Va.) High School.

She is the granddaughter of Jesse Smith and the daughter of Terry Litz and Vince Miller.

Martinsburg, W.Va., resident Allison Speaker is a political science major. She is a 2006 graduate of Jefferson High School in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va. She is the daughter of Homer Speaker and Leota Trainor.

Also, four Jefferson County, W.Va., residents were among the inductees.

Shepherdstown, W.Va., resident Christopher Goodell is a Spanish major with a minor in English. He is a 2002 graduate of Jefferson High School, and the son of Stephen and Theresa Goodell.

Charles Town, W.Va., resident Jeremiah Pepper is a computer science major. He is a 2006 graduate of Jefferson High School, and the son of Charles and Kathleen Pepper.

Harpers Ferry, W.Va., resident Anthony Smith is a double major in business administration (entrepreneurship) and economics. He is a 2007 graduate of Jefferson High School, and the son of Thomas and Dawn Smith.

Ranson, W.Va., resident Tania Thornton is a nursing major. She is a graduate of Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, Md. She is the daughter of Monica and Terry Thornton.




FROSTBURG, Md. - The following area students earned degrees from Frostburg State University:

Martin Bigler of Greencastle, Pa., earned a master of education in education, general.

Jessica Burton of Hagerstown, earned a master of education in education, general.

Nicole Lescalleet of Hagerstown, earned a master of art in teaching in elementary teaching.

Andrew May of Hagerstown, earned a master of business administration in management.

Douglas McBurney of Hagerstown, earned a master of education in education, general.

Lauren Nelson of Hagerstown, earned a master of education in education, general.

Lori O'Leary of Hagerstown, earned a master of education in education, general.

Kristin Peters of Ijamsville, Md., earned a master of business administration in management.

Matthew Wagner of Greencastle, Pa., earned a master of education in education, general.

Ashley Wilhelm of Hagerstown, earned a master of education in education, general.




LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The following area students received degrees from Lock Haven University during spring commencement ceremonies:

Dustin M. Pine of Mercersburg, Pa., bachelor of science

Brandon W, Solomon of Greencastle, Pa., master of education

Amberly L. Stoudt of Shippensburg, Pa., bachelor of science in health professions

Elliot Edwin Walker of Shippensburg, bachelor of arts

Jed W. Yeatts of Mercersburg, bachelor of science.




Sandra Maina of Williamsport, a student at Florida Institute of Technology, has been selected one of only 20 proteges to participate in the summer research internship at the SOARS (Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science) program.

She is majoring in meteorology.

She graduated from St. Maria Goretti in 2004.




LOCK HAVEN, Pa, - Thirty-nine students in the Lock Haven University Physician Assistant Program donned their white coats for the first time during the White Coat Ceremony April 30.

Traditionally, the White Coat Ceremony marks the transition that healthcare providers make from classroom science-based education to clinical sciences and patient contact.

It serves to remind them of the need for compassion and caring in the healing arts and recognizes the students' academic accomplishments to date and the trust they have attained from the faculty to begin caring for patients in the clinical realm.

Danielle Howell of McConnellsburg, Pa., was among the physician assistant students taking the pledge.

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