May 17, 2012
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Jonathan Robert Miller graduated cum laude from Shippensburg University on May 5 with a Bachelor of Science in business administration in accounting. While at Shippensburg, Jonathan founded the Shippensburg University Fishing Club. He will be fishing this summer in the FLW College Fishing Series. Jonathan is the son of John and Sally Miller of Keedysville. SEARCY, Ark. - Jaclyn Garrish of Hagerstown was one of approximately 750 graduates to receive a diploma at Harding University's commencement exercises May 5. Garrish received a Bachelor of Arts in communication science and disorders.
April 27, 2012
After opening in January, the Science Engineering Math and Technology (STEM) building was dedicated Friday at Hagerstown Community College. “This building makes a grand statement in the importance regarding science, technology, engineering, math and medical careers,” HCC President Guy Altieri said. “That is extraordinary as we think about new century jobs in Western Maryland and across the country.” Altieri spoke in a tent outside of the building where students, faculty, administration members, and others associated with the college gathered to recognize the building.
April 15, 2012
Hagerstown Community College will host “Arts and Sciences Day” Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free open house will feature a science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, festival, with more than 50 exhibitors, who will have hands-on activities for elementary students through adults. During the open house, guests will be able to tour the new STEM Building, as well as the renovated Kepler Theater and the new Performing and Visual Arts Education Center.
April 12, 2012
Don't underestimate where the next big idea will come from. It might even come from the 30th annual Franklin Science and Technology Fair this Saturday at Chambersburg Area Middle School South. Diane McCallum, fair chairwoman and Chambersburg Area School District K-12 science supervisor, said she hopes the community comes out Saturday to see the excellent work that Franklin County youth are capable of producing. The fair is open to students in grades K-12 in Franklin County public, private, cyber and home schools, according to event organizers.
March 28, 2012
Richard C. Snyder, 63, of 14014 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown, died Monday, March 26, 2012, at NMS Health Care of Hagerstown. Born April 30, 1948, in Hagerstown, he was a son of the late Richard Buchanan and Mary Elizabeth Foard Snyder. He was a graduate of City College High School, Baltimore, and the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science. He was employed by the U.S. Department of Defense. Mr. Snyder was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Hagerstown.
March 4, 2012
Jefferson County Schools' annual science fair was held Jan. 21 at Charles Town (W.Va.) Middle School. The fair included middle school and high school students' projects in a variety of categories. The middle school winners included: Animal science - first place, Laurel Seneca Schwartz, Wildwood Middle School; second place, Kylie Kershner, Charles Town Middle School; third place, Rebecca Lee, Charles Town Middle School Behavioral and social sciences - first place, Cara LaVigne, Charles Town Middle School; second place, Erin McGowan, Harpers Ferry Middle School; honorable mention, Braden Bottner, Country Day School and Atley Fortney, Wildwood Middle School Biochemistry - first place, Robert Gianniny, Wildwood Middle School; second place, Caroline Hayden, Wildwood Middle School; third place, Madelyn Landmesser, Charles Town Middle School; honorable mention, Luke Hardy and Andrea Hardy, Shepherdstown Middle School Cellular and molecular biology - first place, Mary DeWees, Charles Town Middle School Chemistry - first place, Kelly Cooperman, Wildwood Middle School; second place, Hannah Byxbee, Charles Town Middle School; third place, Alex Lidell, Harpers Ferry Middle School; honorable mention, Bronson Ballard, Harpers Ferry Middle School Computer sciences - first place, Dalton Riley, Charles Town Middle School; second place, Ian Beverly, Wildwood Middle School; third place, Cameron...
February 13, 2012
Most people know that February is Black History Month. Many have heard of many famous and important contributors to the advancement of this great nation, such as Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall and many others. However, my favorite man contributed immensely to our nation and his race. He was a pioneer and advocate of agriculture, and by the end of this article, I trust you will see his contributions all around you. One of my favorite Americans is George Washington Carver. From inauspicious and dramatic beginnings, Carver became one of the nation's greatest educators and agricultural researchers. From an early age, he developed a keen interest in plants.
January 16, 2012
Howard H. Beil, Ph.D., 98, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Autumn Assisted Living in Hagerstown. In accordance with his wishes, Howard's body was donated to science at West Virginia University. Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs.
November 11, 2011
Dr. William M. Curtis of Lancaster, Pa., went home to his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Lancaster General Hospital. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., to Beatrice and William Curtis Jr. He grew up in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. He accepted a U.S. Navy scholarship to the University of Utah. There he met Beverly Hills, who became his wife. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical/aeronautical engineering from the University of Utah in 1954, and they had a daughter.