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Local students have been named to the fall 2017 semester president's list at Clemson University , in South Carolina: Caitlin L. Darling, of Mount Airy, biological sciences; Olivia G. Dubro, of Mount Airy, pre-business; Haley C. Yetter, of Sykesville, biochemistry; Megan E. Austin, of Woodbine, accounting; Jennifer Marie Brigante, of Woodbine, civil engineering; Nathan R. Bruns, of Woodbine, genetics. President's list students must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average.

The following students were named to the fall honors list for the 2017-2018 academic year at Concordia University, Mequon, Wisconsin: Lydia Rogers, Mount Airy, freshman, fashion merchandising; and Joshua Rystedt, Westminster, junior, theological studies. To be eligible for the honor, students must achieve a minimum 3.50 GPA.

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The following local students have earned Merit Scholarships to attend Alvernia University, Reading, Pennsylvania, in the fall: Ryan Davis, of Sykesville, student at Liberty High School, has been granted the Trustees' Scholarship to study healthcare science. Jonathan Pierce, of Westminster, student at Delone Catholic High School, has been granted the Trustees' Scholarship; Macy Smith, of Hampstead, student at Manchester Valley High School, has been granted the Veronica Founder's Scholarship to study occupational therapy. Hannah Stitely, of Westminster, student at Carroll County Career and Technology Center, has been granted the Veronica Founder's Scholarship to study nursing.

Sean Duke, of Keymar; and Anne Jekel, of Woodbine, were named to the fall 2017 dean's list at Wheaton College, in Illinois. Dean's list honors are earned by undergraduate students who carry 12 or more credit hours and achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on the 4.0 scale.

The following local students were included on the fall 2017 dean's list at Elizabethtown College, in Pennsylvania: Cameron Dorr, a senior political science major, of Mount Airy; Mary Feuz, a senior early childhood education major, of Mount Airy; Meredith Holley, a senior early childhood education major, of Mount Airy; Brianna Komiske, a first-year communications major, of Sykesville; Teresa Leyh, a senior accounting major, of Mount Airy; Olivia Mathers, a sophomore English education major, of Hampstead; Emily Modrak, a junior sociology-anthropology major, of Hampstead; Alyssa Pumputis, a senior engineering major, of Westminster; Michael Rajnik, a first-year engineering major, of Mount Airy; V. Ryan Rippeon, a senior engineering major, of Westminster; Amanda Sabol, a senior health & occupation major, of Hampstead; Elle Shatto, a sophomore engineering major, of Sykesville; Adam Strayton, a senior industrial engineering management major, of Mount Airy; and Ethan Waugh, a junior modern languages - Spanish major, of Manchester. Dean's list students are full-time undergraduate students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better in 14 or more credit hours, of which at least 12 credits are letter-graded course work.

Megan Scocco, of New Windsor, was named to the fall 2017 dean's list at the University of Findlay, in Ohio. To earn this achievement, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Gettysburg College students whose semester averages were 3.6 or above were placed on the dean's honor list for the fall 2017 semester. Local students include: Stephanie Colson, of Westminster, class of 2019; Megan Dietz, of Westminster, class of 2019; Wendy Folfas, of Westminster, class of 2018; Emily Harrison, of Hampstead, class of 2018; Christian Lansinger, of Westminster, class of 2019; Aidan Morley of Westminster (21157), class of 2020; Emma Padrick, of Westminster, class of 2021; Nicholas Peterson, of Mount Airy, class of 2021; Lindsay Richwine, of Westminster, class of 2021; Matthew Robinson, of Taneytown, class of 2019; Michael Schuler, of Sykesville, class of 2021.

Gettysburg College with a quality point average in the range of 3.300 to 3.599 for a semester's work are placed on the deans' commendation list. The following local have been placed on the fall 2017 list: Madeline Carr, of Manchester, class of 2021; Olivia Higgins, of Union Bridge, class of 2019; Andrea Near, of Sykesville, class of 2018; Kelli Rubin, of Mount Airy, class of 2018; Sarah Tokar, of Eldersburg, class of 2019; Emily Wilcox, of Westminster, class of 2018.

Loyola University Maryland has announced the members of its fall 2017 dean's list, including local students: Dominique Abunassar, class of 2019, from Mount Airy; Lindsey Arriola, class of 2019, from Sykesville; Christopher Bauer, class of 2021, from Westminster; Emily Bennett, class of 2020, from Westminster; Alexa Delerme, class of 2020, from Hampstead; Grace Garrett, class of 2021, from Manchester; Dillon Geier, class of 2021, from Westminster; Paul Klapp, class of 2018, from Hampstead; Melody Kuzu, class of 2020, from Sykesville; Maria Markulis, class of 2019, from Westminster; Victoria McDonald, class of 2019, from Finksburg; Aimon Sajid, class of 2020, from Marriottsville; Dana Sauro, class of 2018, from Mount Airy; Katelyn Urban, class of 2020, from Finksburg; Brady Weller, class of 2018, from Union Bridge; Austin Wieder, class of 2021, from Woodbine; Kristen Wigand, class of 2018, from Hampstead; Kristen Yanchoris, class of 2019, from Sykesville. In order to qualify, a student must achieve a minimum QPA of at least 3.500 for the term and complete courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits.

Natalie Ann Bagniefski, of Hampstead, Letters & Science undergrad, sophomore, has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2017 semester at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee .

Olivia G. Webb, of Sykesville, has recently been named to the dean's list at Boston University for the fall semester. Each school and college at Boston University has their own criterion for the dean's list, but students generally must attain a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or be in the top 30 percent of their class, as well as a full course load as a full-time student.

Christopher Sanders, of Manchester, received a Master of Science in insurance management from Boston University, as it awarded academic degrees to 1,954 students in January 2018.

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