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May 29, 2010

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Brian Lee Bell of Hagerstown received a juris doctor degree from Washington and Lee University during commencement exercises for the School of Law May 8.

Bell was among 123 students receiving their J.D. and two receiving their LL.M. during ceremonies.




HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Amy Burgesser has been named to thedean's list for the spring semester at High Point University.

She had a 4.0 grade-point average.

She is majoring in elementary education.

She is a 2007 graduate of Clear Spring High School.

She is the daughter of Greg and Pam Burgesser.




LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- A collaboration among Lock Haven University dancers, theatre students, musicians and vocalists made the spring 2010 dance concert a success.

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Alyssa Toth of Waynesboro, Pa., a freshman majoring in exploratory studies, performed as a dancer.

More than 160 LHU students participated in the program. While most students were dancers, many others were musicians, part of the theater tech crew and members of the vocal ensemble.




SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Lauren Ryder of Hagerstown received the President's Distinguished Cadet Award at Shippensburg University. It is presented for outstanding performance as a cadet and student in the Department of Military Science.

She is a freshman majoring in accounting.

She is a 2009 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

She is the daughter of Randy E. Ryder of Hagerstown and the late Ann B. Ryder.




ANNVILLE, Pa. -- The following area students graduated from Lebanon Valley College May 15:

Joshua J. Light of Hagerstown, bachelor of science in accounting

Mary Katherine O'Malley of Hagerstown, bachelor of science in business administration

Kristen Liane Poffenberger of Smithsburg, bachelor of science in health science.




CEDARVILLE, Ohio -- Kayla R. Peterson of Boonsboro has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Cedarville University.

She is a junior majoring in theater design.

She is the daughter of Tom and Renee Peterson.




YORK, Pa. -- The following area students graduated from York College of Pennsylvania May 15:

Natthew Bosenbark of Chambersburg, Pa., bachelor of science in nursing

Barbara Kolanowski of Chambersburg, bachelor of science in nursing

Lauren Kiser of Frederick, Md., magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in nursing

Benjamin Bereznay of Hagerstown, with a bachelor of science in business administration.

Amber Hinton of Mount Airy, Md., magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in mathematics.

Julie Landsman of Mount Airy, with a bachelor of science in nursing.

Joshua Muskin of Union Bridge, Md., cum laude with a bachelor of science in marketing

Benjamin Seidel of Walkersville, Md., with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering.




MARIETTA, OHIO -- Phillip York of Frederick, Md., graduated May 9 from Marietta (Ohio) College with a bachelor of arts in political science.




LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Natalie Baggett of Frederick, Md., a junior biology major at Rider University, recently received an American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Baggett is the fifth student in Dr. Kelly Bidle's lab to receive the award in the last six years.

The fellowship is reserved for the nation's best and brightest rising young scientists, and comes with a $4,000 stipend to support research in microbiology.




ARLINGTON, Va. -- The following area residents graduated from Marymount University May 10:

Kelliann Caulfield of Emmitsburg, Md.,with a bachelor of arts in interior design.

Ashley Lyons of Mount Airy, Md., with a bachelor of science in nursing.




FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Kevin Patrick Kallmyer of Frederick, Md., graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Mary Washington.

He received the Ann Elizabeth Fitschen Memorial Political Science Award.




FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- The following area students were among 1,201 students who graduated from the University of Mary Washington May 7:

Courtney Elizabeth Chapman, of Ijamsville, Md., cum laude with a bachelor of arts in history

Kathleen M. Dray of Myersville, Md., with a bachelor of science in business administration

Peter M. Flannery-Tellock of Frederick, Md., with a bachelor of science in business administration.




BALTIMORE -- Kelly A. Misner of Wakersville (Md.) High School will receive a $10,000 Northrop Grumman Corp. scholarship at an awards reception and dinner June 18 at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, Md.

The scholarships go to high school seniors who are interested in studying engineering.




ELKINS, W.Va. -- Jennie Finafrock of Falling Waters, W.Va., received recognition for outstanding student achievement in mathematics, computer science and physics and the Faculty Senior Award at the Davis & Elkins College year-end honors convocation.

She is majoring in math.

She is the daughter of Carl and Donna Finafrock of Falling Waters.




DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Theodore H. Zimmerman of Fayetteville, Pa., graduated from Davidson College May 17.

He earned a bachelor of arts degree. He majored in political science with a minor in economics.

He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain. After graduation, he will work for GE Energy's Financial Management Program in Atlanta.

He is the son of Dennis Zimmerman and Patrice Nitterhouse of Fayetteville. He is a Mercersburg Academy graduate.

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