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McDaniel College awarded graduate degrees during its 148th commencement ceremony May 19. Local students receiving master's degrees included: Kelsey Ann Capparelli, of Sykesville, human resources development; Lisa Ann Castellano, of Westminster, curriculum and instruction; Amber Diehl, of Hampstead, curriculum and instruction; Darcey Patricia Hott, of Manchester, human resources development; Anna Coleen Mahr, of Finksburg, counseling; Michael Zaiser McCarthy, of Mount Airy, curriculum and instruction; Julie Anne Mora, of Westminster, curriculum and instruction; Kristina Lee Nixon, of Union Bridge, kinesiology; Courtney Marie Proudlock, of Sykesville, curriculum and instruction; Kyle Purkey, of Mount Airy, kinesiology; Carrie Anne Sisk, of Sykesville, counseling; Jeffrey J. Woytowich, of Westminster, curriculum and instruction; Molly Jane Brandt, of Sykesville, special education; Brittany Anne Brown, of New Windsor, counseling; Grace Nicole Burnett, of Westminster, counseling; Cara Lynn Chamberlain, of Sykesville, human services management; Laura Chin Finch, of Westminster, counseling; Lisa Lea Geschwilm, of Hampstead, teaching PreK-12; Stacey Lynn Pickett, of Westminster, curriculum and instruction; Matthew John Purper, of Taneytown, educational leadership; Victoria Ashtyn Strosnider, of New Windsor, kinesiology; John David Tumulty, of Taneytown, kinesiology; Patrick Graham White, of Taneytown, curriculum and instruction; Claire Bellows, of Upperco, teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages; Elizabeth Berriman, of Westminster, human services management; Jennifer Elaine Cherneski, of Union Bridge, elementary education; Meghan Marie Christensen, of New Windsor, elementary education; Jonathan Seth Cohn, of Mount Airy, counseling; Danielle Noel Davis, of Westminster, human services management; Kimberly Ann Dobrzykowski, of Eldersburg, special education; Stephen Anthony Eckard, of Westminster, public administration; Mason Alexander Goretsas, of Hampstead, kinesiology; Megan Marie Harrison, of Hampstead, human services management; Lindsey Kay Hendrix, of Westminster, special education; Denise Nicole Hoff, of Manchester, counseling; Susan Gallagher Holt, of Sykesville, educational leadership; James Christopher Holzman, of Westminster, kinesiology; Kimani Keam Jones, of Union Bridge, educational leadership; Timothy Patrick Kennedy, of New Windsor, educational leadership; Carolee Maria Kinloch, of New Windsor, school librarianship; Elizabeth Susanne Kraft, of Taneytown, counseling; Asia Denise Martin, of Westminster, counseling; Sarah Jane Meister, of Hampstead, reading; Rachella Grace Ortiz, of Westminster, deaf education; Katherine Elizabeth Pass, of Westminster, gerontology; Jennifer Elaine Sallow, of Westminster, gerontology; Samantha Joelle Stitely, of Westminster, school librarianship; Nino Sujashvili, of Westminster, human resources development; Taylor Rose Thompson, of Westminster, secondary education; Nicole Angela Trotz, of Finksburg, curriculum and instruction; Mary Vendemia, of Woodbine, teaching secondary; Nathan Daniel Wagner, of Westminster, gerontology; Charles Richard Weaver, of Finksburg, educational leadership; Shannon Leigh Webb, of Taneytown, counseling; Bryan Steven Zigler, of Westminster, deaf education.

McDaniel College awarded undergraduate degrees during the college's 148th commencement ceremony May 19. Local students receiving Bachelor of Arts degrees included: Joshua P. Bussiere, of Westminster, cum laude, mathematics; Sarah K. Biddinger, of Westminster, magna cum laude, history; Cody William Dorsey, of Westminster, kinesiology; Nicholas Austin Druyor, of Westminster, business administration; Kaitlyn Marie Dudley, of New Windsor, business administration; Abigail Ruth Howard, of Westminster, political science; Charlie I. Kiler, of Hampstead, environmental studies; Benjamin William Kohn, of Finksburg, music; Breanna N. Nikstaitis, of Westminster, kinesiology; Benjamin A. Reiff, of Westminster, communication; Jakub Wesley Smith, of Finksburg, sociology; Brittany Anne Adams, of Westminster, theatre arts; Sadie Camille Allgeier, of Westminster, Spanish and Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies; Taylor Glass Button, of Westminster, magna cum laude, sociology; Benjamin David Carl, of Manchester, psychology; Robert Matthew Catlin, of Eldersburg, environmental studies; Fangluo Chen, of Westminster, biology; David Bradley Colbert, of New Windsor, environmental studies; Kira Cristina Corn, of Mount Airy, psychology; Krystal Joy D'Amato, of Woodbine, psychology; Savannah Marie Dawson, of Westminster, summa cum laude, biology and English and music and student-designed scientific communication, with honors; Lindsey Catherine Franks, of Westminster, cum laude, French, with honors; Christina Michelle Gilpin, of Westminster, history; Jonathan Jesse Halberstam, of Manchester, cum laude, theatre arts; Julia Jeanne Halberstam, of Manchester, sociology; Robert George Hames III, of Westminster, mathematics; Brianne Renee Hevner, of Keymar, social work; Paulina M. Hollinger, of Taneytown, psychology; Valentina Alexa Hollinger, of Westminster, sociology and social work; Ceanna Julia Hudicka, of Hampstead, magna cum laude, art history; Wolfgang Christefan Kahan, of Mount Airy, accounting economics and business administration; Kristofer O'Neal Keefer, of Westminster, physics; Sarah Nicole Kvech, of Woodbine, psychology; Kyle Mattingly Miller, of Taneytown, accounting economics and business administration; Lindsay Alison Olsh, of Westminster, cum laude, social work; Kristopher Phillip Orth, of Taneytown, art; Nicholas Joseph Over III, of Westminster, kinesiology; Jake Henry Pooton, of Mount Airy, accounting economics and business administration; Kenneth Daniel Porter, of Finksburg, physics; Sara Elizabeth Queen, of Westminster, cum laude, psychology; Rebecca Santiago-McPeak, of Westminster, magna cum laude, sociology; Paul Thomas Schoolman Jr., of Sykesville, cum laude, biology; Kara Lee Schuster, of Westminster, cum laude, psychology; Monique Sherrie Staveley, of Sykesville, art, with honors; Luz Adriana Stigdon, of New Windsor, magna cum laude, sociology; Alexandra Danielle Stitely, of Westminster, cum laude, English; Allyson Cathleen Tarbox, of Westminster, social work, with honors; Brianna Nicole Taylor, of Mount Airy, magna cum laude, political science; Hannah Marie Thornton, of Manchester, chemistry-kinesiology; Hayden John Urbanik, of Millers, sociology; Rachel Herta Wagner, of Westminster, accounting economics and business administration; Amy Carol Watcher, of Westminster, cum laude, biology. Academic honors given at graduation include summa cum laude for a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or higher, magna cum laude for a 3.70 to 3.89 and cum laude for a 3.50 to 3.69.

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