The following local students received degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania , during the schools May 10-11 commencement ceremonies: Matthew Durkin, of Mount Airy, Bachelor of Science in exercise science; Victoria Farr, of Westminster, Bachelor of Science in digital media technologies; and Hannah Narcross, of Sykesville, Master of Science in athletic training.
Justin Stonesifer, of Taneytown, graduated with an online MBA Project Management degree from Grantham University, a 100 percent online university. Grantham provides flexible online education options that allow students to complete their degree and graduate each week of the year.
Arianna Lange, of Eldersburg, an international studies major at Salisbury University, was a member of the school's Model United Nations Club. The team was named an Outstanding Delegation, the highest possible group honor, for its representation of Palestine, an observer state, during this year's National Model United Nations Conference in New York.
Misericordia University students Sarah Roettger, of Finksburg; and Caroline Florenzo, of Mount Airy, enrolled in the weekday occupational therapy master's degree program, received their pins and presented their capstone group research projects at the annual Graduate Research Presentation Conference. The collaborative research projects, mentored by faculty advisors, are a requirement of the occupational therapy master's degree curriculum. Students began their projects more than 18 months ago, receiving permission to conduct their scholarly studies from the Misericordia University Institutional Review Board and then writing the research proposals, collected and analyzed data, and wrote the final reports.
The following local students earned bachelor's degrees from Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia: Peyton R. Allen, of Hampstead, majoring in nutritional science; Alan P. Bowman, of Union Bridge, majoring in computer science, and business administration; Evan G. Bussells, of Taneytown, majoring in business administration; Noelle A. DiTommasso, of Hampstead, majoring in health and exercise science; Kasey M. Enright, of Eldersburg, majoring in computer science; Alec J. Kreger, of Eldersburg, majoring in business administration; Kristen M. Stark, of Westminster, majoring in nutritional science, cum laude; and Melanie A. Tutin, of Westminster, majoring in art and communication, technology and culture, magna cum laude.
The following local students are among more than 800 Bob Jones University students named to the dean's list for the spring 2019 semester: Stephen Mansfield, of Mount Airy, junior biblical studies major; and Natalie Larsen, of Sykesville, senior biblical counseling major. Dean's list students earn a 3.00-3.74 grade point average during the semester.
Tyler Stephan, of Westminster; and Esther Thomas, of Westminster, were named to the dean's list for the spring 2019 semester at Misericordia University, Dallas, Pennsylvania. Students at qualify for the dean's list with a 3.55 grade point average or higher.
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Shippensburg University senior lacrosse player Valerie Hertz, of Eldersburg, was named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District 2 Women's At-Large Team for Division II athletics. Hertz graduated with a degree in marketing, and entered her final semester with a 3.99 cumulative GPA. This is the second consecutive year Hertz has earned Academic All-District At-Large honors. The teams, selected by selected by the College Sports Information Directors Association of America, recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in the athletic realm and the classroom. Hertz is the only lacrosse player among the 12 Division II athletes who were selected to Academic All-District 2 squad, and will now be among those considered for the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot.