More than 2,400 students at Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina, were named to the dean's list for the fall 2018 semester by earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Local students included: Logan Breidenstein, marine science major, of Mount Airy; Madalyn Carangal, anthropology and geography major, of Westminster; Lauren Cremen, early childhood education pre-major major, of Manchester; Emily Davis, a hospitality resort and tourism management major, of Westminster; Bridget Dowell, marine science major, of Mount Airy; Ellen Dowling, communication major, of Finksburg; Parker Eysaman, finance pre-major major, of Westminster; Donald Hicks, recreation and sport management major, of Westminster; Logan Jenness, finance pre-major major, of Eldersburg; Silas Kelly, exercise and sport science major, of Mount Airy; John King, marine science major, of Sykesville; Hannah League, public health major, of Manchester; Lyndsey McLamb, psychology major, of Marriotsville; Michael Olshefski, recreation and sport management major, of Westminster; Annika Peterson, intelligence & national security studies major, of Woodbine; Colby Scharf, marine science major, of Mount Airy; Lindsey Van Der Meulen, early childhood education major, of Keymar; Katherine Watts, marine science major, of Hampstead; Charles Wilson, recreation and sport management major, of Sykesville; Ryan Yingling, marketing major, of Finksburg.
Coastal Carolina University students who earned a perfect 4.0 GPA during the fall 2018 semester were named the president's list at the Conway, South Carolina, school. Local students included: Desiree Calhoun, digital culture and design major, from Taneytown; Curtis Canterbury, management pre-major major, from Union Bridge; Sydney Gemmell, psychology major, from Eldersburg; Gregory Horrocks, recreation and sport management major, from Taneytown; Nicole Michael, psychology major, from Westminster; Taylor Morris, psychology major, from Westminster; Ryan Novotny, intelligence & national security studies major, from Westminster; Ryan Ware, marine science major, from Mount Airy.
Tyler Stephan, of Westminster; and Esther Thomas, of Westminster, were named to the dean's list for the fall 2018 semester at Misericordia University, Dallas, Pennsylvania. Students qualify for the dean's list with a 3.55 grade point average or higher.
The following local students achieved the dean's list for the fall 2018 semester at Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee: Kayla Ecker, of Finksburg; Caleb Maka, of Mount Airy; Michaela Odian, of Taneytown; and Kaitlyn Tutalo, of Hampstead. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.
Stephen True, of Sykesville, has been named to the fall 2018 dean's high honors list at Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio. True, a graduate of Century High School, is a senior majoring in information systems and accounting and is a member of the class of 2019. Any full-time Marietta College student completing at least 15 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.75 or better in a given semester is recognized as a dean's high honors list student for that semester.
Kristopher Mason, of Westminster, a student at McDaniel College in Westminster, presented at the UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences. Mason was among five McDaniel College students who attended the conference on Oct. 20. A senior chemistry major, Mason's research was on the synthetic optimization of MCD-66, a potential drug discovered and synthesized at McDaniel by 2018 alumnus Phuc Truong of San Jose, California, to treat acute myeloid leukemia. The symposium, attended by students and professors from 22 colleges and universities, exclusively features undergraduate research in all areas of chemistry, biology and biochemistry.
Max Kirin, of Eldersburg, was one of 49 Muhlenberg College scholar-athletes selected to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll for the fall 2018 season. The students were recognized for their performance in the classroom and on the field. To be named to the list, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing and carry at least a 3.40 cumulative grade-point average.
Erika Lewis, of Westminster, a student at McDaniel College in Westminster, participated in the 2018 Capital Area Model Arab League conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17-18. Anouar Boukhars, associate professor in the political science and international studies department at McDaniel, advised the six McDaniel students in attendance, who represented Morocco and Jordan. Lewis also earned an honorable mention award. Established in 1983, the Model Arab League is the flagship student leadership development program of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Focusing only on the 22 member states that comprise the League of Arab States, the world's oldest regional political organization, the Model Arab League allows students to gain practical knowledge of international diplomacy and policymaking while learning about the politics and history of the Arab world.
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Austin Johnson, of Sykesville, a freshman at Randolph-Macon Academy, Front Royal, Virginia, was a member of R-MA's Virginia 091st Air Force Junior ROTC Band that marched in the 93rd Alsatia Mummer's Parade in Hagerstown on Oct. 27. Nearly 90 R-MA cadets participated as part of the Band and Parade Unit, and they earned two first-place awards in the parade: First Place Junior-Senior High School Band and First Place Color Guard. Randolph-Macon Academy, founded in 1892, is a college-preparatory, coeducational boarding school for students in grades six through 12. Students in grades 9-12 participate in R-MA's 91st Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC), and have the opportunity to learn to fly through a unique flight program. The academy also offers several summer programs. R-MA is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.