SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY: Three local students were named to Susquehanna University's dean's list for the spring 2012 semester. The dean's list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. To qualify, students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours. Gregory Arment, of Jarrettsville, a recent graduate majoring in music education, is a 2008 graduate of North Harford High School and the son of Kenneth and Kathy Arment; Matthew Brown, of Bel Air, a rising senior majoring in biology and secondary education, is a 2009 graduate of C. Milton Wright High School and the son of Robert and Lisa Brown; and Amy Grem, of Bel Air, a rising senior majoring in history and communications, is a 2009 graduate of John Carroll School and the daughter of Suzy and Steve Grem.
LAFAYETTE COLLEGE: Erika Stasakova of Bel Air, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in international affairs and Spanish (double major) from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., at the school's 177th commencement. She was also named to the spring semester dean's list. Award-winning television and film director, writer, producer and actor Garry Marshall gave the commencement address to an audience of family and friends.
DREW UNIVERSITY: Shannon Elizabeth Sullivan of White Hall received a Master of Divinity degree from Drew University on Saturday, May 12, at the university's 144th commencement.
SALISBURY UNIVERSITY: The following students recently participated in Salisbury University's 11th annual Student Research Conference: Kelsey Mitchell of Pylesville presented "What Women Want: Sexual Selection and Female Mate Choice in the Spring Peeper (Pseudacris Crucifer);" Samuel Sheets of Aberdeen presented "The Correlations Between Sleep and Type D Personality;" and Megan Shuster of Abingdon presented "Managing in Mexico."
WASHINGTON COLLEGE: Washington College in Chestertown, has announced its dean's list for the spring 2012 semester. The following students are recognized for their academic excellence and have achieved a grade point average of 3.4 or higher for the semester. Students recognized from the area include: James Comotto of Abingdon, junior, biology major; Joshua Goheen of Bel Air, junior, chemistry major; Ryan Holtschneider of Kingsville, junior; Jessica O'Brien of White Hall, junior, computer science major; Amy Stevens of Street, junior, environmental studies major; Courtney Agar of Bel Air, sophomore; Zachary Leppert of Belcamp, sophomore; Shannah Minderlein of White Hall, sophomore; Kathryn Bradley of Havre de Grace, senior, psychology and art double major; Gary Fenstamaker of Belcamp, senior, computer science and art double major; Erin Lewns of Fallston, senior, sociology major; Kaitlyn Mortimer of Abingdon, senior, English major; Brittany Walter of Abingdon, senior, political science major.
CEDAR CREST COLLEGE: Christina Orlowicz of Aberdeen recently graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Cedar Crest College. Orlowicz was a member of Psi Chi international psychology honor society. She plans to find employment before beginning graduate school studies within the next few years. She is the daughter Shirley and David Orlowicz.
BOSTON UNIVERSITY: Chelsea E. Feinstein, a resident of Jarrettsville, has recently been named to the dean's list at Boston University for the spring semester. Among the graduates of Boston University was Rebecca M. Antonoplos, who received a bachelor of arts in biology, specialization in ecology and conservation biology.
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY: The following local residents were among more than 1,700 students who graduated from Wake Forest University on May 21: Matthew Felts from Bel Air and Reece Szymanowski from Bel Air. The following local residents were among more than 1,900 students from Wake Forest University who made the spring 2012 dean's list: Amanda Brocki of Abingdon, Matthew Felts of Bel Air, Emily Rate of Bel Air, Katherine Tassinari of Churchville, Gerard Neely of Forest Hill, Allison Jones a of Monkton and Alexandra Schulz of Stewartstown, Pa.
CLARKSON UNIVERSITY: Steven Poffenberger of Forest Hill, a graduate of North Harford High School, will attend Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., as a member of the Class of 2016. Poffenberger, who will be majoring in aeronautical engineering, will begin studying at Clarkson in the fall.
UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON: Dave Hopp of Jarrettsville was among the 23 members of The University of Scranton's Class of 2012 who will work as long-term volunteers following graduation. Hopp will work for Teach for America in Baltimore.
MOUNT ST. MARY'S UNIVERSITY: The following local students were among the 559 students who earned dean's list honors for the spring 2012 semester at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg: Alexandra Bahr a sophomore from Bel Air; Jessica Boegner a sophomore from White Hall; Tyler Boyd a freshman from Abingdon; Zachary Eick a junior from Baltimore; Jeffrey Glassman a junior from Forest Hill; Jenna Glassman a freshman from Forest Hill; Kaitlyn Larrimore a junior from Pylesville; Sarah Pargan a senior from Fawn Grove, Pa.; Caroline Reeger a junior from Bel Air; and Craig Sakowski a freshman from Jarrettsville; Joshua Smith a senior from Edgewood; David Thompson a senior from Jarrettsville; Alexandra Van Neste a freshman from Fallston; Christopher Viers a freshman from Bel Air; Hilary Weidner a freshman from Fallston; and Janine York a freshman from Bel Air.
UNION COLLEGE: Amanda Pace, of Monkton, graduated cum laude and received a bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies focusing on Asian studies and modern languages, and Chelsea Secor, a sociology major from Monkton, graduated and received a bachelor of arts degree from Union College during its 218th Commencement exercises.
DELAWARE VALLEY COLLEGE: Erin Aylward, of Edgewood, and Samantha Pencek, of Bel Air, have been honored for academic achievement by being named to the spring 2012 dean's list at Delaware Valley College.
ITHACA COLLEGE: The following local residents were named to the dean's list at Ithaca College for the spring 2012 semester: Julia Wolinski, a resident of Monkton and an anthropology major in the Class of 2015, was named to the dean's list in Ithaca College's School of Humanities and Sciences; Andrea Pace, a resident of Monkton and a sport management major in the Class of 2014, was named to the dean's list in Ithaca College's School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.
SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY: Elizabeth Andrulewicz, of Perryville, was awarded the degree of Doctor Physical Therapy at Sacred Heart University's Annual Commencement on May 12 and 13. Approximately 1,600 graduates received degrees from Sacred Heart University this year.
FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY: The following students from the area have been named to the dean's list at Frostburg State University in recognition of outstanding academic achievement for the spring 2012 semester: Brandon Allen from Aberdeen, with a 4.0 grade point average; Christy Ayres from Aberdeen; Taylor Kosinski from Port Deposit; Syed Zaidi from Havre de Grace; Lucas Adolph from Bel Air; Brandon Allen from Aberdeen, with a 4.0 GPA; Raymond Azenadaga from Parkville; Thomas Andrew Bacher from Bel Air; Adria Blake from Edgewood, with a 4.0 GPA; Catherine Close from Jarrettsville; Tanika Henry from Abingdon; Bradley Herget from Abingdon; Stephen Hill from Bel Air; Walter Huffman from Joppa, with a 4.0 GPA; Jacob Hutton from White Hall, with a 4.0 GPA; Meredith Johnson from Bel Air; Taylor Kosinski from Port Deposit; Jennifer Kuyawa from Jarrettsville; Eric Miklosovich from Kingsville; Ethan Miller from Bel Air; Michael Murphy from Bel Air, with a 4.0 GPA; Kristen Poetzel from Monkton, with a 4.0 GPA; Alexandra Rowles from Forest Hill; Joshua Salvi from Joppa; Ryan Simmons from Bel Air; Margaret Stuempfle from Edgewood; Francine Toannon from White Hall; and Molly Trageser from Bel Air.
SUNY Oneonta: Lauren Reynolds of Bel Air is among the 1,423 students who earned Dean's List honors for the spring 2012 semester at SUNY Oneonta. To qualify for the Dean's List, undergraduate students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying a course load of 12 semester hours or more.
UNIVERTSITY OF HARTFORD: Kevin Blohm of Bel Air graduated from the University of Hartford on Sunday, May 20. Blohm received a bachelor of arts in communication.
MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Darrell Leon Stipp of Edgewood and Lorenzo Alexander Blagrove of Edgewood, graduated with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and from Missouri University of Science and Technology during commencement ceremonies May 4 and May 5 in the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building.
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND: Loyola University Maryland has announced the following members have been named to the spring 2012 dean's list: Michael Butta, Class of 2014 from Fallston; Anna Christensen, Class of 2015 from Bel Air; Joseph Curran, Class of 2014 from Baldwin; Kelsey Donohue, Class of 2013 from Baldwin; Andrew English, Class of 2012 from Baldwin; Megan Farley, Class of 2013 from Bel Air; Morgan Farley, Class of 2013 from Bel Air; Gia Fontanazza, Class of 2013 from Baldwin; Miguel Franquiz, Class of 2012 from Churchville; Daniel Gentry, Class of 2013 from Fallston; William Grill, Class of 2013 from Baldwin; James Hoos, Class of 2013 from Bel Air; Penelope Kaikis, Class of 2013 from Kingsville; Joseph Kropff, Class of 2014 from Bel Air; Kayla Lewis, Class of 2013 from Bel Air; Lauren Lhotsky, Class of 2012 from Bel Air; Emily Linthicum, Class of 2012 from Abingdon; Meagan Mallen, Class of 2015 from Forest Hill; Diana Parks, Class of 2015 from Monkton; Brandon Scarff, Class of 2014 from Fallston; Gabrielle Tana, Class of 2015 from Baldwin; Emily Turner, Class of 2013 from Fallston; Samantha Wheeless, Class of 2013 from Monkton; and Melanie Zirckel, Class of 2014 from Abingdon.
MILLIGAN COLLEGE: Espeland and Heather Espeland, both of Bel Air, have been named to the academic dean's list for the spring 2012 semester at Milligan College. Both students are majoring in human performance and exercise science.
FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY: Sarah Willey, of Abingdon, a student on Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus, in Teaneck and Hackensack, N.J. has been named to the honor's list for the spring 2012 semester.
GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY: Taylor Nold, a history major from Havre de Grace, has been named to the list for excellence in academics for the spring 2102 semester at Georgia Southern University. To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must have at least a 3.50 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.