The following students, both of Columbia, earned degrees in May from Geneva College, in Beaver Falls, Pa.:

Holli Hackett earned a Bachelor of Science in Education, in elementary education; and

Kyle Hackett earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, in business.

Ian Cunningham, of Columbia, has been named to the dean's list and the commandant's list for academic excellence for the fall 2010 and spring 2011 semesters at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, in Blacksburg, Va. He is majoring in civil engineering and a member of the Corps of Cadets.


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Allison Gardner, of Columbia, earned a Bachelor of Arts in interior design in May from Marymount University, in Arlington, Va.

The following students, both of Columbia, received departmental awards for the 2010-2011 academic year at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland:

Amy Meadows received the Accelerated College Academic Achievement in Education Award; and

Shamara Thornton received the Leadership and Social Change Certificate.

Jennifer Will, of Columbia, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Sweet Briar College, in Sweet Briar, Va. She is the daughter of Alice Will and John Will, and is majoring in philosophy.

The following students, all of Columbia, have been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Mount St. Mary's University: Alexandra Kochanski, Mathew Kuhn, Emily Howse, Corey Kieffer and Erica Szalkowski.

Darshan Amin, of Columbia, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at the University of the Sciences, in Philadelphia. Amin is a pharmacology and toxicology student.

The following students, all of Columbia, earned degres in May from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland:

Patricia Bascietto earned a Master of Science;

Kathy-Ann Burke-Royster earned a Master of Arts;

Jacklynn Taylor earned a Bachelor of Arts;

Shamara Thornton earned a Bachelor of Arts;

Aurelie Bell earned a Master of Arts;

Meredith Gebren earned a Master of Arts;

Tina McDaniel earned a Bachelor of Science;

Rebecca Shorr earned a Master of Arts;