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Kourtney Lammey, of Westminster; and Michaela Odian, of Taneytown, were named to the spring 2019 semester dean's list at Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee. 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.

Dereck Atwater, of Westminster; and Jessica Geisler, of Westminster, were named to the spring 2019 dean's list at Nazareth College, Rochester, New York. To be included, a student's grade point average must be at least 3.5 or above, and they must complete 12 credit hours of graded work that semester.

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Morgan Taylor Blanchette, of Westminster; and Clarissa Danielle Reed, of Finksburg, were named to the spring 2019 dean's list at Kutztown University, in Pennsylvania. To be eligible, undergraduate students must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60.

Megan Dietz, of Westminster, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa for spring 2019 at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest Greek-letter society in America, exists to promote liberal learning, to recognize academic excellence, and to support and encourage scholars in their work. The Gettysburg College chapter elects to membership about 5 to10 percent of the senior class who have distinguished academic records and exhibit high moral character and intellectual curiosity.

Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, awarded degrees at its 72nd spring commencement ceremonies on May 18. Local students included Megan Kramer, of Taneytown, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, nursing; and John Weitzel, of Greenmount, Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering.

Tere'ssa Fleming, of Manchester, has been named to the spring 2019 dean's list at Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts. Fleming is majoring in creative writing BFA. Dean's list students must have a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

The following local students were awarded dean's list academic honors for the spring 2019 semester at St. Mary's College of Maryland: Caitlin Hall, Eldersburg; Parker Lyons, Finksburg; Lauren Swam, Hampstead; Hailley Baughman, Lineboro; Claire McCormack, Marriottsville; Lindsay Wooleyhand, Marriottsville; Amy Angeletti, Mount Airy; Ashleigh Bonanno, Mount Airy; Tabitha Cosham, Mount Airy; Ines Garofolo, Mount Airy; Noelle Gleeson, Mount Airy; Courtney Mellon, Mount Airy; Anthony Sparacino, Mount Airy; Garrett Toth-Williams, Mount Airy; Delaney Ballard, New Windsor; Austin Burns, New Windsor; Connor Armstrong, Sykesville; Megan Lane, Sykesville; India Oates, Sykesville; Halle Fogle, Taneytown; Serenity Wolf, Taneytown; Emily Gorham, Union Bridge; John Bowersox, Westminster; Lindsay Chiavacci, Westminster; Joseph Kappes, Westminster; Anna Lignelli, Westminster; Emily Pulkowski, Westminster; Shannon Pumputis, Westminster; Katherine Riesner, Westminster; Kayla Sherfey, Westminster; Allison Tesch, Westminster; Sean Wellman, Westminster. Dean's list honors are awarded to full-time students who earn a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or better on 12 or more graded credits.

The following local students were named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia: Zane T. Lewis, of Finksburg; Allison Grubb, of Hampstead; Kira E. Barth, of Sykesville; Conner T. Goff, of Union Bridge; Jessica L. Perez, of Union Bridge; Lyric A. Conaway, of Westminster; Joshua L. Hooper, of Westminster; Amanda M. Rau, of Westminster; Taylor R. Seitzinger, of Westminster; Devin T. Smith, of Westminster; Rachel A. Sweeney, of Westminster. To be eligible, a student must maintain a 3.4 grade point average for the semester and carry at least 15 hours of coursework or be in a professional teaching block.

Antonius De Lange V, of Finksburg; and Emily Dowling, of Westminster, were named to the dean's list for the spring 2019 semester at Clarion University of Pennsylvania . To earn placement on the list, students must be enrolled in at least 12 credits and earn a 3.5 grade point average.

Chad Sussman, of Sykesville, graduated from Bucknell University, Lewsiburg, Pennsylvania, on May 19.

Rachel Anne Sadler, of Mount Airy, received a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, in May.

The following local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society: Brady Dumonchelle, of Westminster, initiated at Frostburg State University; Eric O'Neal, of Sykesville, initiated at Frostburg State University; Jordan Wolfe, of Taneytown, Maryland, was initiated at Frostburg State University; Laura Pope, of Westminster, initiated at Frostburg State University; Christine Levine, of Sykesville, initiated at Frostburg State University; Anthony Palatella, of Sykesville, initiated at Salisbury University; Jordan Duley, of Mount Airy, initiated at Salisbury University. These residents are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

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