CORNELL: Cornell University is pleased to announce Chloe Potter of Churchville, MD, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Life Sciences with the Class of 2011 during Commencement ceremonies in Ithaca, NY, on May 29, 2011.

FETCHO: Sarah Fetcho of Bel Air, a student at Notre Dame Preparatory School was named the 2011 recipient of the Saint Michael's College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience. The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement.

CRAMER: The prestigious PEO STAR Scholarship, for the 2010-2011 academic year, was presented to Hailey Cramer, a senior at Aberdeen High School Science Math Academy. The PEO STAR scholarship is a $2500 scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. Haily is the daughter of Patty Bukowski and was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter H of Aberdeen, Maryland. Hailey will attend the University of Delaware where she plans to study Chemical Engineering beginning this fall.

TROY: Katlyn Kolb of Bel Air was on the Troy University Provost's List for earning a grade point average of 3.65 or higher on a 4.0 scale.


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ADNANI-FORGHANI: Jessica Leia Adnani-Forghani, of Fallston, a student of Miami University received a Bachelor of Arts degree.

LASALLE: The following students recently graduated from La Salle University. Michael Adams of Bel Air graduated maxima cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Social Work. Sean Bannon of Bel Air graduated with a bachelor's degree in Integrated Science, Business, and Technology.

HACKFORD: Sarah Hackford of Bel Air, recently participated in Salisbury University's 10th annual Student Research Conference. Hackford presented "A Downward Spiral: The Consequences of Outing in the Media". Through a thematic analysis of tabloid covers and articles, her study looked at the way homosexuality is portrayed in the media and whether or not outing sends a positive or negative message about homosexuality.

WASHINGTON AND LEE: The following students received law degrees from Washington and Lee University School of Law. Katherine Mary Brockmeyer of Bel Air and David Timothy Brooks of Abingdon.

HUMPHREYS: Juliana Humphreys of Street, recently participated in Salisbury University's 10th annual Student Research Conference. Humphreys presented "Health Disputes Among Migrant Workers in the US". Migrant communities are marginalized first through communicative and cultural barriers, but this marginalization is intensified by the inaccessibility of health services and the health risks associated with farm labor. When United States legislature falls short of protecting farm workers, Humphreys suggested looking to existing international legal framework for guidance.

IMMACULATA: Immaculata University students who merit inclusion in the Spring 2011 Dean's List are as follows: Hilary DiMauro '12 of Havre de Grace and Kaitlin Orr '13 ofPort Deposit.

DONOVAN: Kathleen Donovan of Fallston, recently participated in Salisbury University's 10th annual Student Research Conference. Donovan presented "A DFT Investigation of Pi-Cation Interactions in SAM Enzymes". S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) enzymes are important in methylation processes in biological systems. Pi-cation interactions were examined in this study using computational chemistry techniques to understand how these enzymes work.

BECKER: Christopher Becker of Forest Hill, recently participated in Salisbury University's 10th annual Student Research Conference. Becker presented "Strengths and Weaknesses in Newton's Method for Nonlinear Systems". He proved that the failure line to Newton's systems were conic sections or degenerate conic sections and conjectured, with supporting empirical evidence, that for any two conic sections the failure lie passes through all midpoints of any line segments joining any of the solutions to the system.

COLLINS: Allison Collins of Harford County, recently participated in Salisbury University's 10th annual Student Research Conference. Collins co-presented "Quantifying the Longevity and Profusion of Bdellovibrio Bacteriouvorus and Escherichia Coli within the Model Organism Caenorhabditis Elegans". In order to determine whether the properties that make B. bacteriovorus and efficient predator could also make it useful for controlling bacterial infections in animals, the group monitored the persistence of a pathogen, (E. coli K12), which they infected in worms, and B. bacteriovorus.

GILDNER: Matthew Gildner, son of Kevin Gildner and Rachel Lind of Bel Air, has been accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, OH, where he will be majoring in the High Performance Program. Matthew attends Bel Air High School.

WEST CHESTER: Kristen Lee Wade of Street, a senior at West Chester University of Pennsylvania has been named to the Dean's List. Wade, the daughter of Don & Laura, is a graduate of North Harford High School and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.

STURTEVANT: Amy Sturtevant, daughter of Karen and Richard Sturtevant of Jarrettsville, received the Charles R and Martha N Fulton School of Liberal Arts Permanent Collection Award at the 2011 Spring Honors Convocation at Salisbury University. This monetary award is given annually in recognition of an outstanding senior art student. The selected piece created by this individual becomes part of the Fulton School of Liberal Arts, Salisbury University, permanent art collection. Sturtevant is a 2007 graduate of North Harford High School.

WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN: Kevin Smith of Bel Air, has been named to the 2011 spring semester Dean's List at West Virginia Wesleyan.

QUINNIPIAC: Blaine Dulkerian of White Hall, was named to the dean's list at Quinnipiac University for the Spring 2011 semester.

ELIZABETHTOWN: The following students received degrees from Elizabethtown College: Sarah Behounek of Street graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Ed – Special Education. Mary DiLeonardi of Forest Hill graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Social Work.