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Student news - July 14

July 14, 2013

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Kaitlin Zimmer recently received the University Honors Citation during a ceremony in the Memorial Chapel at the University of Maryland.

The award signifies the successful completion of honors course work, which includes honors seminars, special honors versions of introductory courses and a first-year colloquium. 

The University of Maryland’s Honors College is a highly selective, nationally recognized academic program for talented undergraduates at the University of Maryland.

Zimmer also was inducted into the Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society. Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for superior achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. Only a select few students on each campus are selected for induction.

Zimmer is a 2008 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.



GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Chase Branchman of Greencastle was named a U.S. National Leadership and Service Award winner by the United States Achievement Academy.

Chase’s name will appear in the yearbook published nationally. This will be the second time his name will be published in the yearbook.

Chase is going into the eighth grade at Greencastle-Antrim Middle School.

Chase is the son of Chuck and Laura Branchman of Greencastle, and the grandson of Ruth and Sonny Gallion of Clear Spring and Charlie and Barb Branchman of Hagerstown.



SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Nathan Charles Bonner of Waynesboro, Pa., graduated May 11 from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a dual major in general management and marketing.

Bonner graduated magna cum laude with a grade-point average of 3.775.

Bonner was named to the dean’s list every semester during his four years at Shippensburg.

Bonner was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, National Honorary Business Society and the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. He also was inducted into Tau Kappa Mu, the national marketing honor society.

Bonner is a 2009 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School.

Bonner is the son of Rick and Angie Bonner of Waynesboro. His grandparents are Charles and Delores Bonner and James and Freida Bowling and the late Sondra Bowling, all of Waynesboro.



PHILIPPI, W.Va. — Hannah Copenhaver of Mercersburg, Pa., was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Alderson-Broadus College.

Copenhaver is a junior majoring in athletic training.

Copenhaver also named to the president’s list. In order to qualify for the honor, a student must have been on the dean’s list for five consecutive semesters.

Copenhaver was inducted into the Silver Key Association at the Alderson-Broadus honors convocation for her academic achievement.

Copenhaver was named to the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Commissioners’ Honor Roll. Qualifying student-athletes are classified as a junior or senior and must have obtained a 3.3 or higher grade-point average at the end of the term of attendance in which the sport was concluded.

 

PITTSBURGH — Brennan Peirson Elliott, a native of Chambersburg, Pa. who now lives in Pittsburgh, recently graduated magna cum laude from Duquesne University.

Elliott earned a Bachelor of Science degree in music therapy and classical guitar performance.

Music therapy is the use of music to improve the quality of a person’s life. Elliott has had clinical experience working at the Pennsylvania School for the Blind, The Children’s Institute, various geriatric placements and in the inpatient and outpatient psych settings of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

During his time at Duquesne, Elliott participated in choral groups, Songwriters Club and club league volleyball, and was an officer for his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Elliott also won various musical and scholarship competitions on campus. 

In 2012, he won the “Pittsburgh Idol” competition and the Women’s Advisory Board Performance Scholarship competition at Duquesne.

Elliott performs at local music venues and at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

Elliott also studied music abroad and represented Duquesne in Maccagno, Italy, by participating in the Soundscape Music Symposium for composition and performance.

Elliott likes Pittsburgh and plans to make his home there while pursuing his personal music and videographer career.

Elliott is a guitar, piano and percussion instructor at a private music studio and also has potential plans of pursuing a master’s degree in performance.

Elliott’s parents, Warren and Donna Elliott, and brother, Logan, live in Chambersburg. His grandparents, Harry and Fran Verdier, formerly of Chambersburg, live in Macon, Ga.



BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Steven Patrick Wolfe recently graduated cum laude from Bridgewater College with a Bachelor of Science in liberal arts (elementary education) and a minor in music.

Wolfe was a member of Alpha Chi and National Honor Society.

Wolfe is a 2009 graduate of Grace Academy.

Wolfe is the son of Robert and Sue Wolfe Jr. of Smithsburg, and the grandson of Ells and Peggy Duffey and Robert and Elise Wolfe.



CUMBERLAND, Md. — The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Allegany College of Maryland:

Stephanie H. Allen of Hagerstown

Jenna M. Brewer of Chambersburg, Pa.

Ashton M. Cook of Hancock

Matthew J. Garland of Warfordsburg, Pa.

Dillan J. Gordon of McConnellsburg, Pa.

Tesa M. Iden of Hancock

Natasha B. McFadden of Needmore, Pa.

Emily C. Shutt of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Jamie L. Sisk of Martinsburg, W.Va.

Seth W. Sprague of Greencastle, Pa.

Nathan S. Truax of Needmore

Antoinette Tyler of Hagerstown

Jamie Yingling of Hagerstown

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