Student news - Dec. 26

December 26, 2010

Cynthia J. Shank of Hagerstown was recently awarded a master of library and information studies degree from the University of Alabama's distance education program.

Shank was one of 40 students out of 230 applicants accepted into the Fantastic Fourth Cohort in 2008.  

Shank maintained a 4.0 grade-point average throughout her studies.
As part of her studies, she completed a 100-hour internship at the NCI-Frederick Scientific Library, where she indexed the library's newsletter using EndNote Web.  

She also holds a M.S. in administration and management and a B.A. in English, both from Hood College.   
Shank is a contractor with GTI-Federal working at the EIT PMO Office as a configuration management analyst/software tester and has been working at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md., since early 2007.

CONWAY, S.C. — Alicia Grier of Hagerstown received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Coastal Carolina University at commencement ceremonies Dec. 11 at the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Convention Center.

She graduated magna cum laude, for those who had a 3.75 to 3.99 grade-point average.


LOMBARD, Ill. - Brenna Bacon of Hagerstown received a doctor of chiropractic medicine degree from the College of Professional Studies at National University of Health Sciences during commencement ceremonies Dec. 16.

While completing the degree, Bacon also served a one-year clinical internship with a special focus on integrative medicine. Before entering the program, Bacon completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, College Park.

CHICAGO - Mary Meroney Frey, daughter of Sam and Karen Meroney of Hagerstown, graduated Dec. 17 from Moody Bible Institute.

Meroney Frey, a 2007 homeschooled graduate, received a bachelor of arts degree.

Meroney Frey studied in the evangelism/discipleship major, which trains students to communicate the truths of the Christian faith and assist in the personal development of those new to the faith.

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The Lock Haven University 2010 winter commencement ceremony was held Dec. 12. There were 254 degree candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education and Human Services.

President Barbara B. Dixon presented degrees to the following local students:

  • Jared C Baker of Greencastle, Pa., bachelor of science
  • Jed W. Yeatts of Mercersburg, Pa., bachelor of science

GRANVILLE, Ohio - Katie Woods of Myersville, Md., participated in Denison University's production of "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus." Woods served as a member of the scenic visualizations team for the play, which was presented for seven performances in November.

MARIETTA, Ohio - Marietta College student Jennifer Emmert of Martinsburg, W.Va., has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester.

Emmert, a graduate of Martinsburg High School, is majoring in journalism.

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. - The following area students graduated from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, during a commencement ceremony Dec. 19.

  • Donald Bruce Yeager III, of Fayetteville, Pa., graduated with a bachelor of science in speech communication.
  • Rachel Denise Stoops, of Waynesboro, Pa., graduated with a bachelor of science in biology.
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