Student news

July 31, 2010

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Kenzie Jane Bowen recently received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering, graduating cum laude from the University of Notre Dame.

She was also the recipient of the Citation of Merit Award from Notre Dame's Office of Student Affairs.

During her time in college, Bowen studied abroad in Perth, Australia, and spent a summer living and working at Open Arms Home for Children in Komga, South Africa. She served as a student task force leader for an Appalachian service seminar, as well as a board member and student coordinator for Notre Dame retreats. She worked as a resident assistant, and was the quarterback of her hall flag football team.

She will be attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the fall.

She is a 2006 graduate of Smithsburg High School and the daughter of John and Denise Bowen of Smithsburg.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Being named a scholarship winner once was an honor for Shane Burkett of Hagerstown. Now, the Imagine America Foundation is honoring Burkett again with a Promise Scholarship.


Burkett attends Kaplan University in Hagers-town. He is enrolled in the criminal justice program.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Kyle A. Zittle has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at the University of Maryland.

He is majoring in aerospace engineering. He will continue to perform with the Mighty Sound of Maryland marching band this fall.

He is a 2009 graduate of South Hagerstown High School.

He is the son of Terry and Linda Zittle and the grandson of Harry and Shirley Andrews.

SARASOTA, Fla. - Anastasia Greene graduated with a bachelor of liberal arts degree in literature from New College of Florida.

She is the daughter of Debra Dellinger of Hagerstown.

ALBANY, N.Y. - Mary Hall of Greencastle, Pa., has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at the College of Saint Rose.

VILLANOVA, Pa. - The following area students have been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Villanova University:

Margaret Glancey of Thurmont, Md., a senior

Marcy McLaughlin of Mercersburg, Pa., a sophomore

Carl Ober of Hagers-town, a sophomore

Joy Zhang of Ijamsville, Md., a sophomore

Remington Yee of Frederick, Md., a sophomore

FROSTBURG, Md. - Emily Hornbaker of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., has been named to the dean's list at Frostburg State University for outstanding academic achievement for the spring semester, with the distinction of a 4.0 grade-point average.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Stephanie Robinson of McConnellsburg, Pa., a junior at Lycoming College, has been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Delta Mu Delta, the international business administration honor society.

Robinson was one of 26 students across the country selected for the honor.

TOWSON, Md. - Jennifer Nicole Baker of Hagerstown, a mass communication major at Towson University, was named to the dean's list for the spring semester.

She is the daughter of Bruce and Heidi Baker.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Jessie Spates of Falling Waters, W.Va., has been named a recipient of Chick-fil-A's national Leadership Scholarship program award.

Spates received a $1,000 scholarship from Chick-fil-A franchised operator Randy Scott at the restaurant in Hagerstown. Spates is the 25th employee from that location to receive the honor.

He is studying business administration at the University of Charleston in Charleston, W.Va.

BRIDGEWATER, Va. - Andrew Routzahn, who will be a junior in the fall, has been awarded the John W. and Lurene M. Durna Award for Excellence in Pre-Law Studies for the 2010-11 academic year at Bridgewater College.

Routzahn is the son of Tom and Lori Routzahn of Clear Spring.

He was one of three students to receive a $5,000 scholarship for scholastic achievement and leadership skills. The scholarship is also awarded to those who intend to pursue a career in law.

In addition to being named a Durna Scholar, each recipient will receive a plaque from college president George E. Cornelius, and will be recognized with a nameplate on the "Durna Scholar of the Year" plaque in the College's Kline Campus Center.

The award comes from the John W. and Lurene M. Durna Endowed Scholarship Fund, which memorializes the affection that John Durna (Class of 1939) an attorney, and Lurene Durna, (Class of 1940), had for their alma mater.

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Andrew Cole Chambers received a bachelor of arts degree in human development with a minor in sociology at commencement ceremonies May 16 at Washington College.

He was awarded the Thomas Reeder Spedden Medal for outstanding achievement in athletics and academics.

Chambers was a four-year starter on the college's men's basketball team and scored more than 1,000 career points to join an elite membership in that club for the Shoremen.

He was captain of the team his senior year and led the Shoremen in points, rebounds and steals and was second on the team in assists.

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