Student news - Sept. 24

September 24, 2012

ASHLAND, Ohio — Mike McMillan of Hagerstown is the starting cornerback for the Ashland University football team.

The Eagles are off to a 4-0 start. On Saturday, the Eagles defeated Northern Michigan, 42-13.

McMillan is majoring in sports management.

He is the son of Judy Stone of Hagerstown.

McMillan is a 2008 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

WILKES-BARRE, Pa.  — The following area students received degrees from Wilkes University at summer commencement:

  • Lara Sandell of Shippensburg, Pa., Master of Science in education
  • Patti Bethel of Mercersburg, Pa., Master of Science in education
  • Mary Finucane of Chambersburg, Pa., Master of Science in education
  • Stephen Schoenfeld of Waynesboro, Pa., Master of Science in education.

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Two area students recently served as first-year orientation guides as part of James Madison University’s orientation team:
  • Jen Wernimont of Ijamsville, Md., is a junior whose major is health sciences.
  • Brooke Lobuts of Jefferson, Md., is a senior whose major is health sciences.
The guides are a group of undergraduate students who are committed to preparing students to be active in the JMU learning experience.

They assist incoming first-year students in their academic, personal and social transition, and serve as representatives of the university at its August orientation.

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio — Gowri Kabbur of Frederick, Md., entered the College of Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University on Aug. 31 as part of the Class of 2016.

Kabbur was one of 225 students who participated in the incoming medicine and pharmacy classes’ White Coat Ceremonies.

White coats are symbolic of the professionalism that is expected of medicine and pharmacy students during their professional school years, and as physicians and pharmacists.

During the White Coat Ceremonies, students received their white coats, and pledged their commitments to their professions and the health of the patients they will serve.

The College of Pharmacy welcomed 80 new students and the College of Medicine welcomed 145 new students.

Kabbur is a graduate of Frederick High School and Kent State University.

She is the daughter of Mahendra and Anitha Kabbur.

HAMILTON, N.Y. — Holly Marie Havenstein of Mount Airy, Md., was a recipient of the Dean’s Award for academic excellence in the spring term at Colgate University.

Havenstein is a graduate of Linganore High School.

She majored in economics.


GRANVILLE, Ohio  — Antrim Ross of Charles Town, W.Va., was awarded a scholarship at Denison University.

Ross, a member of the class of 2016, received the Paschal Carter Scholarship, which recognizes academic achievement, leadership and personal merit.

HAMILTON, N.Y. — John Campbell Garrett of New Market, Md., was a recipient of the Dean’s Award for academic excellence during the 2012 spring term at Colgate University, where he is a member of the Class of 2013.

Garrett, a graduate of Glenelg Country School, is concentrating in molecular biology and geography.

ASHLAND, Ohio — Christian Wilson of New Market, Md., a junior political science and history double major at Ashland University, participated in the university’s study abroad program in Costa Rica over the summer.

Twenty students participated in the “AU in Costa Rica” program in Santa Ana, a small town outside San José, from May 12 to June 9.


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