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Taylor Morris, a psychology major from Westminster, was inducted into Coastal Carolina University's chapter of Phi Sigma Pi, a social service fraternity on campus. Phi Sigma Pi is a gender-inclusive fraternity that focuses on scholarship, leadership and fellowship. The organization was founded in 1916 and has more than 125 chapters in the United States.

Gavin Rowley, from Hampstead, has been named to dean's list for the fall 2017 semester at Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island. Rowley is a member of the class of 2020. Dean's list students have a GPA of 3.4 or better for at least 12 semester hours of work.

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McDaniel College students were recognized at the ROTC President's Review held at McDaniel College on April 24. Students included Ethan Cortes, of Sykesville, who received the Military Order of the Purple Heart Leadership Award; Nevin Stambaugh, of Taneytown, who received the National Sojourners Award; Andy Murphy, of Eldersburg, who received the Professor of Military Science Award; Cameron St. Andre, of Westminster, who received the Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States; and Grace Gnatowski, of Mount Airy, who received the American Legion Award. Army ROTC has been a tradition at McDaniel College since 1919, and the Green Terror Battalion, which includes cadets from McDaniel, Hood and Mount St. Mary's, is one of the oldest ROTC programs in the nation.

Glen Rock native Lori Shaeffer will do a summer internship at the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations. Shaeffer, a third-year architecture student at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, will be interning as a facilities master planner. Tasks involve assembling project background information, developing schedules and scopes of work, selecting consultant teams and identifying and recruiting internal stakeholder committees. Shaeffer attended St. Vincent de Paul, in Hanover, Pennsylvania, then Delone Catholic, in McSherrystown, Pennsylvania. The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park.

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Alexa Windsor, of Union Bridge, was inducted into Psi Chi at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, during the college's annual Inquiry celebration. Windsor, a graduate of Walkersville High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in neuroscience. Psi Chi, the Psychology Department honor society, is open to graduate and undergraduates who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications.

Jessica Schuchardt, a Central Michigan University student and resident of Westminster, was part of a team of CMU students enrolled in a special honors course called Academic Service-Learning for the Greater Good who took on a project to revamp the Isabella County Restoration House. The honors students spent several weeks researching the kinds of issues that present challenges for homeless individuals and families, compiled a list linking issues of homelessness to evidence-based design principles, did Skype interviews with a shelter director in Cleveland, Ohio, and toured CMU's Child Development and Learning Laboratory to gain additional background information. Once the plans were approved, students wrote grants and solicited several companies to request material support for the projects. They received more than $20,000 in monetary and in-kind contributions. Together with community volunteers, the students constructed walls, hung drywall, installed laminate floors, installed cabinets and created a colorful children's area mural.

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