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The following local students were named to the dean's list for the fall 2018 semester at University of Delaware : Hannah Barr, of Finksburg; Jessica Jenkins, of Marriottsville; George Wieber, of Sykesville; Jillian Luetje, of Union Bridge; Abigail Rogers, of Upperco; Emily Mongold, of Sykesville; Alyssa Kelly, of Sykesville; Prescott Weishaar, of Westminster; Katherine Brewster, of Manchester ; Robert Moseman, of Marriottsville; Lauren Repp, of Sykesville; Connor Fiorino, of Manchester; Payton Brown, of Sykesville; Michael Richards, of Westminster; Samuel Zabaldo, of Sykesville; Jessica Clark, of Sykesville; Alise Scheller, of Sykesville; Lindsay Schlaich, of Woodbine; Grace Allen, of Westminster; Shannon Gibbons, of Westminster; Madison D'Anthony, of Manchester; Andie Case, of Sykesville; Katherine Holsonbake, of Sykesville; Geoffrey Osten, of Marriottsville; Anna Diffendal, of Westminster; Caitlin Velez, of Westminster; Joshua Watson, of Mount Airy; Delaney Goodwin, of Sykesville; Isabella Mawry, of Westminster; Madison Freed, of Mount Airy. Dean's list students must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

Anthropology major Colby Blue, of Westminster; performance major Virginia Douglas, of New Windsor; and sociology major Morgan Dowd, of Woodbine, were named to the dean's list for the fall 2018 semester at Ithaca College, in New York.


David Kreinar, of Westminster; Alex Kvech, of Woodbine; and Blake Miner, of Sykesville, were among undergraduates who made the fall 2018 dean's list at The University of Dayton, in Ohio. Dean's list students have earned a minimum 3.5 GPA for the semester.

Mackenzie DeWees, of Westminster, was named to the dean's list for the fall 2018 semester at Quinnipiac University, Hamden , Connecticut. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C and complete a required number of credits in a semester.


The following students have been named to the dean's list at the University of New Hampshire for the fall 2018 semester: Kendall Gray, of Finksburg, with highest honors; and Emma Bulakites, of Sykesville, with high honors.

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 fall 2018 semester: Ashley Abramson, of Woodbine; Morgan Alban, of Westminster; Shylo Arneson, of Union Bridge; Daulton Beard, of Westminster; Garrett Berch, of Eldersburg; Robert Bole, of Mount Airy; Emily Brecht, of Sykesville; Emily Christmann, of Manchester; Garrett Colvin, of Mount Airy; Marilane Cuttitta, of Mount Airy; Noah Dell, of Keymar; Kathryn Dugan, of Mount Airy; Josiah Freese, of Mount Airy; Joshua Gates, of Westminster; Malinda Grimm, of Finksburg; Taylor Hackett, of Hampstead; Elizabeth Hawkesworth, of Westminster; Kirsten Hedrick, of Sykesville; Maggie Hernandez, of Hampstead; Nicholas Hinton, of Sykesville; Matthew Knies, of Finksburg; Matthew Lanier, of Sykesville; James Lucas, of Eldersburg; Maggie Malat, of Taneytown; Karrah Mattingly, of Woodbine; Alexandra Minnick, of Mount Airy; Carly Paratore, of Eldersburg; Gabrielle Rachuba, of Woodbine; Andrea Ranaudo, of Westminster; Melinne Richards, of Westminster; Edward Rothe, of Union Bridge; Bo Schene, of Hampstead; Erickson Schmidt, of Eldersburg; Collin Smith, of Westminster; Mary Thoen, of Mount Airy; Hailey Turney, of Woodbine; Julia Walsh, of Westminster; Allison Weis, of Mount Airy; Jordan Wolfe, of Taneytown. To be eligible, a student must undertake a minimum of 12 credit hours and earn a cumulative semester grade point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Brianna Hunter, of Westminster, a University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education student, has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester of the 2018-2019 academic year. To be eligible, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester. Each university school or college sets its own GPA requirements for students.

Amanda Smith, of Taneytown, was named to the honors list for the fall 2018 semester at Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri. Part-time, undergraduate students are eligible for the academic honors list when carrying a minimum of six credit hours and maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and no single grade below a B-.

Leah Digiovanni, of Mount Airy; Erin Myers, of Sykesville; Aaron Nelson, of Hampstead; and Victoria Smetana, of Westminster, were named to the fall 2018 dean's list at Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

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Daniel Mraz, of Sykesville, has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2018 semester at Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont. Mraz is majoring in business management. Dean's list students have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the semester.

Aaron Nelson, of Hampstead, a Delaware Valley University student, participated in LeaderShape Institute over winter break. LeaderShape and DelVal partnered to host a session of the Institute in January 2019 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. LeaderShape Institute is recognized nationally as one of the premier leadership development programs for college students.

Katelyn Schaeffer, of Westminster, achieved dean's list status for the fall 2018 semester at Daemen College, Amherst, New York. A matriculated undergraduate student who attains a grade point average of 3.30 or better in any one semester is eligible for dean's list.


The following area students were named to the fall 2018 dean's list at Cedarville University, in Ohio: Benjamin Hickey, of Westminster; Hallie Martin, of Hampstead; Andrew Stein, of Woodbine; and Alethea Surland, of Mount Airy. Eligible students need to maintain a 3.75 GPA and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Nina Mitzelfelt, of Westminster, has been named to the dean's list at West Virginia University for the fall 2018 semester. Mitzelfelt, a 2017 Winters Mill High School graduate, is a sophomore majoring in dental hygiene.

William H. Lee, of Mount Airy, is among the 1,067 cadets recognized for their outstanding work during the fall 2018 semester at The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina. Dean's list is a recognition given to cadets and students who are registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade point average is 3.20 or higher, with no grade of Incomplete and no grade below C for work in a semester. Lee also received a gold star, which are awarded to cadets and students who achieved a 3.7 grade point average or higher.

University of Alabama students were named to the dean's list with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the president's list with an academic record of 4.0 (all A's). Students on the list include: Madison Brennan, of Eldersburg, dean's list; Lane Cavey, of Eldersburg, president's list; Morgan Grauel, of Eldersburg, dean's list; Sean Keenan, of Eldersburg, president's list; Anthony Perrone, of Eldersburg, dean's list; Jonathan Bean, of Hampstead, dean's list; Timothy Foley, of Hampstead, dean's list; Sean McGinnity, of Hampstead, dean's list; Ilana Wolchinsky, of Marriottsville, president's list; Kathryn Gallagher, of Mount Airy, president's list; Alexandra Wilson, of Mount Airy, president's list; Anne Buckley, of Mount Airy, dean's list; Jake Gardner, of Westminster, president's list; Luke Gardner, of Westminster, dean's list; Molly Pohlhaus, of Westminster, president's list; Maxwell Seibel, of Westminster, president's list; Sarah Torres, of Westminster, dean's list; Kerri Virtz, of Westminster, president's list; Katherine Grimm, of Woodbine, president's list; Kristen Straub, of Woodbine, dean's list.