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Student news - June 24

June 24, 2011

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Rehan Waheed recently graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.

Waheed plans to complete an internship at St. Petersburg (Fla.) General Hospital before entering a physical medicine and rehabilitation program at Tufts University in Boston.

Waheed earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion in 2003 from George Washington University.

Waheed is a 2000 graduate of Saint James School. He is the son of Abdul and Tasneem Waheed of Hagerstown, and is married to Fatema Bukhari.



McHENRY, Md. — Cari Annalee Law of Smithsburg was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Garrett College.

Law is pursuing a degree in adventure sports.

Law is a graduate of Smithsburg High School, and is the daughter of Thomas and Sandra Law.



SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Nathan Bonner recently finished his sophomore year at Shippensburg University.

Bonner was named to the dean’s list for the fall and spring semesters with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.8. He is majoring is business management with a concentration in entrepreneurship.

Bonner is a 2009 graduate of Waynesboro (Pa.) Area Senior High School, and is the son of Rick and Angie Bonner of Waynesboro.



KETTERING, Ohio — Kathleen Nicole Yeary of Hagerstown was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Kettering College.

Yeary is majoring in human biology.



Lila Jessica Morales of Williamsport, a student at Kaplan University, recently accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Morales will be honored at Kaplan University’s induction in the fall.

Morales is a 2010 graduate of Washington County Technical High School.



WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Bethany Garnand of Hagerstown, a junior biology major, recently was inducted into the Pennsylvania Omicron chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta at Lycoming College.

Alpha Epsilon Delta, the National Health Preprofessional Honor Society, is dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry and veterinary.



MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Shannon J. Delaney of Hagerstown received the West Virginia University Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship for the spring semester.

The award recognizes the achievement of earning a perfect 4.0 grade-point -average for the term.

For the upcoming school year, Delaney has been awarded the William Wayt Scholarship within WVU’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, where she is studying human nutrition.

Delaney is a 2009 graduate of Smithsburg High School. She is the daughter of Marty and Cindi Delaney.



FROSTBURG, Md. — Christopher James (C.J.) McMurtrie was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Frostburg State University.

McMurtrie is majoring in art and design.

McMurtrie is the son of Kristi and Jim McMurtrie of Hagerstown. He is the grandson of Ruby Anderson of Williamsport, and Pat McMurtrie and Jim McMurtrie, both of Hagerstown.

McMurtrie is a 2010 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.



STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Lexi Bryan was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Penn State University.

Bryan, an accounting major, is a member of the Smeal College of Business, and holds several leadership positions with Alpha Kappa Psi (professional business fraternity).

Bryan also participates in the annual “Thon,” which is the largest on-campus dance marathon in the world. “Thon” participants raised more than $9 million this past year for the Four Diamonds Fund, which supports cancer research at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

Bryan is traveling to Europe this summer to participate in a Study Abroad program in France.

Bryan is the daughter of Tim and Kendra Bryan of Williamsport.



QUINCY, Mass. — Brooke Suzanne Sword graduated cum laude in three years from Eastern Nazarene College with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Sword was selected to be in “Who’s Who of American Ministries and Colleges.”

Sword is the daughter of Terry and Debbie Sword of Forest Hills, Md. She is the granddaughter of Grover and June Sword of Cedar Lawn in Hagerstown, and Richard and Louise Anthony of Jefferson Boulevard in Hagerstown.

Sword lives and works in Boston.



PORTLAND, Ore. — Rhianna Goolsby of Hagerstown recently received a Master of Business Administration in sustainable business from Marylhurst University.



OMAHA, Neb. — Maureen Jones of Hagerstown was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Creighton University.

Jones is a second-year pharmacy and health professions student.



CLEMSON, S.C. — Autumn T. Breeden of Hagerstown was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Clemson University.

Breeden is majoring in psychology and engineering.



BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — Jessica Leigh Dillon of Waynesboro, Pa., was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Gardner-Webb University.



SCRANTON, Pa. — The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Scranton:

Matthew S. Baer of Hagerstown, a senior biochemistry major
Caroline E. Durbin of Shippensburg, Pa., a senior history major
Sara C. Franciscovich of Frederick, Md., a freshman early and primary teacher education major
Carolyn M. Gillespie of New Market, Md., a senior exercise science major



STAUNTON, Va. —The following local students were named to the spring honors list at Mary Baldwin College:

Tegan Sorensen of Frederick, Md.
Aubrey Sparks of Boonsboro



LEXINGTON, Va. — The following local students recently received degrees from Washington and Lee University:

Abigail Dean of Frederick, Md.
Justin Donati of Walkersville, Md.
Caitlin McCurdy of Walkersville



BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — The following local students were named to the president’s academic recognition list for the spring semester at West Virginia Wesleyan:

Emily Ahalt of Boonsboro
Caitlin Hott of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
Alexandria Rodgers of Martinsburg, W.Va..



NORTH CANTON, Ohio — Elizabeth Dayer of Chambersburg, Pa., was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Walsh University.

Dayer is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in humanities.

 MEDFORD, Mass. — Corey Mason of Charles Town, W.Va., was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Tufts University.



WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Stephanie Robinson of McConnellsburg, Pa., a senior business major, recently was inducted into the Phi Sigma Iota honor society at Lycoming College.



TOWSON, Md. — Brennen Przywieczerski of Hagerstown was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Towson University.  

Brennen, who will be a senior in the fall, is majoring in criminal justice.

He graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 2008.  



WESTMINSTER, Md. — Atlee Baker of Cataula, Ga., and formerly of Hagerstown, graduated magna cum laude with degrees in biology, biochemistry and physics from McDaniel College on May 21.

He graduated from Smithsburg High School in 2007.



 BOSTON — Benjamin Walzl of Smithsburg has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Massachusetts Boston.



ALBANY, N.Y. — Anna Binau of Hagerstown graduated from Albany Law School at the school’s 160th commencement May 13 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Binau earned a Juris Doctor degree.

 

VILLANOVA, Pa. — The following area students received undergraduate degrees from Villanova University at the commencement ceremony May 15 in Villanova Stadium:

  • Sarah Morrison of Chambersburg, Pa.
  • Margaret Glancey of Thurmont, Md.
  • Justin Novak of Walkersville, Md.



LEXINGTON, Va. — Kristen Leigh Gustavson of New Market, Md., received the juris doctor degree May 7 from Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Gustavson received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland in College Park.



SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Matthew Knauss of Frederick, Md., graduated from Union College on June 12.

Knauss earned a bachelor of arts degree, majoring in economics and philosophy.



BURLINGTON, Vt.  — The following area students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Vermont:
  • Michael C. Barbour of Frederick, Md., a junior mechanical engineering major
  • Melissa J. Meyers of Frederick, a junior early childhood preschool major
  • Laurie G. Lesage of Emmitsburg, Md., a senior animal sciences major



SELINSGROVE, Pa. —  Fiona M. Wilkes of Gerrardstown, W.Va., graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing and human resource management and a minor in advertising at Susquehanna University on May 15.

She is the daughter of Geoffrey and Kelsey Wilkes and a graduate of Musselman High School.

Wilkes’ activities at Susquehanna included serving as the Sigmund Weis School of Business Dean’s Student Advisory Council chairwoman. She was inducted into the honor society for collegiate schools of business, the freshman honor society, and the national leadership honor society. She was named Senior Woman of the Year.



DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — The following area students graduated from Delaware Valley College in May:
  • Brittany Lehman of Chambersburg, Pa.
  • Lindsay Whitelock of Chambersburg
  • Mary-Beth Dunning of Hagerstown



GETTYSBURG, Pa. — The following area students graduated from Gettysburg College May 22:
  • Lauren Hodges of Walkersville, Md., cum laude in management
  • Paul Crone of Braddock Heights, Md., cum laude in management
  • Elizabeth Negas of Frederick, Md., magna cum laude in art studio
  • Johelys Cecala of Frederick, in psychology
  • Bethany Lillard of Thurmont, Md., in psychology.



LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — The following area students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Rider University:
  • Kathryn Zak of Waynesboro, Pa., a sophomore communication major
  • Natalie Baggett of Frederick, Md., a senior biology major



GETTYSBURG, Pa. — The following area students were named to the dean’s commendation list for the spring semester at Gettysburg College:
  • Caleb Bowers of Chambersburg, Pa., a freshman
  • Johelys Cecala of Frederick, Md., a senior
  • Hannah Diehl of Frederick, a freshman
  • John Vitarello of Frederick, a sophomore
  • Taylor Burdette of Frederick, a freshman
  • Sterling Hallfors of Mount Airy, Md., a sophomore



DECATUR, Ga. — Natalie Duggan of Frederick, Md., Class of 2013, was named to the dean’s honor list at Agnes Scott College for the spring semester.

Duggan is the daughter of Bonnie Duggan and Robert Duggan III.

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