Student news

July 11, 2010

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - Lindsay A. Beattie received a bachelor of arts degree in biology, graduating cum laude with a 3.6 grade-point average from St. Mary's College of Maryland.

While in college, Lindsay was a member of Beta, Beta, Beta, the biological honor society. Her senior project was the "Effects of Lithium Chloride on Embryonic MAPK Expression in Squid."

Lindsay's minor was environmental studies. She was a member of the women's Ultimate Frisbee Team, the Ladies of TNA Acappella group and Advising Students in Health.

She is a 2006 graduate of South Hagerstown High School.

She is the daughter of Martin Beattie and George and Patrice Davis of Hagerstown.

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - The following area students have been named to the honor roll list for the spring semester at Gardner-Webb University:


Jessica L. Dillon of Chambersburg, Pa. She is majoring in elementary education.

Lindsey L. Gladhill of Thurmont, Md. Major undecided.

ALBANY, N.Y. - The following local students have graduated from Excelsior College.

Chelsea Lynne Mansfield of Mount Airy, Md., earned a bachelor of science.

Melanie R. Taylor of Fayetteville, Pa., earned an associate in science in nursing.

Madeline C. Logan of Martinsburg, W.Va., earned an associate in science in nursing.

WHEATON, Ill. - Justin Scott Dunkle of Greencastle, Pa., graduated in May with a bachelor of music degree in music performance, with an emphasis in voice, from Wheaton College.

In addition to his studies, Justin performed with the concert choir all four years and participated in the college's Opera Music Theater production.

He was also named to the dean's list for the spring semester.

He is the son of Bob and Sandy Dunkle.

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - The following area students have been named to the dean's list at Wilkes University:

Amy Best, Dry Run, Pa.

Megan Clementson, Frederick, Md.

Jacquelyn Gallo, Waynesboro, Pa.

Benjamin Lockwood, Chambersburg, Pa.

FROSTBURG, Md. - Kimberly Ann Durkin, a graduate of Middletown (Md.) High School, was among the graduate and undergraduate students recognized at Frostburg State University's Honors Convocation in May.

Durkin, who received honors in business administration, has been described by the MBA faculty as "simply outstanding." Durkin took the lead in class projects and contributed to the learning of her classmates. She is the daughter of Thomas P. and Karen Durkin.

TOWSON, Md. - Meghan Davis Adair recently received a master of arts in teaching from Goucher College.

She has a bachelor of arts in psychology from Salisbury University.

She lives in Baltimore.

She is the daughter of Robert and Nancy Adair of Hagerstown.

WEST POINT N.Y. - Alexander Brown of Smithsburg, a junior at Smithsburg High School, was been selected to be among 1,100 attendees at the United States Military Academy at West Point's Summer Leaders Seminar.

The one-week seminars are designed to help juniors with their college selection process, while giving them an idea of the importance of leadership and decision making in their education and careers.

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

Tara R. Petrucci of Martinsburg, W.Va., a junior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business.

Evan G. Thomas of Martinsburg, a senior majoring in electrical engineering in the College of Engineering.

Michael A. Cogswell of Shepherdstown, W.Va., a sophomore majoring in computer science in the College of Engineering.

RICHMOND, Va. - Cambria M. Baylor of Hagerstown was awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree at the May 21 convocation ceremony at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.

Baylor received her bachelor of science degree with honors in chemistry from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., during which she completed an independent senior honors thesis, completed an published research on antifungal compounds, conducted biomedical research at Vanderbilt University Medical School in Nashville, Tenn., and researched Wilms' tumors at the National Cancer Institute at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md.

Most recently, Baylor ha completed rotations in family practice at the Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va., and in emergency medicine at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.

Baylor is an emergency medicine resident at the Ohio State Medical Center in Columubs, Ohio.

She is the daughter of Michael and Susan Baylor of Hagerstown and the granddaughter of Leroy and Patricia Bernard of Oakland.

ATLANTA, Ga. - Matthew R. Holtzman, son of Gary and Deborah Holtzman of Smithsburg, received his master's degree in architecture from Georgia Tech May 7.

The commencement ceremony was held in the Alexander Memorial Coliseum on the campus of Georgia Tech.

Matthew received his bachelor's degree in architecture from Clemson University in 2008.

He is a 2004 graduate of Smithsburg High School.

He is employed by General Services Administration in the architectural branch of design and construction in Atlanta.

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