Rebecca Margaret Levenstein, of Woodbine, graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the nursing program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Roanoke, Virginia, on May 4, during the college's spring commencement ceremony.

The following local residents were among 1,474 students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, named to the university's dean's list for academic excellence for the spring 2018 semester: Samuel White, of Mount Airy, class of 2020, majoring in robotics engineering; Timothy Esworthy, of Mount Airy, class of 2020, majoring in mechanical engineering; Jacqueline Magaha, of Taneytown, class of 2020, majoring in biomedical engineering, and mechanical engineering. WPI does not compute a grade point average for dean's list, instead counting the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.


Northeastern University , Boston, Massachusetts, recognized local students who distinguished themselves academically during the course of the school year. Finksburg resident Sarah Witt, majoring in computer science, was named to the university's dean's list for the spring 2018 semester. Witt is a member of the University Honors Program, which offers high caliber students the chance to further hone their studies and interests, live in special interest on-campus housing, and participate in one or two honors courses each term. Woodbine resident Erin Cutroneo, majoring in international affairs, anthropology, was named to the university's dean's list for the spring semester. To achieve dean's list, students must carry a full program of at least four courses, have a quality point average of 3.5 or greater out of a possible 4.0 and carry no single grade lower than a C- during the course of their college career.

Samantha C. Melville, of Hampstead; and Emily Kathryn Dowling, of Westminster, were named to the dean's list for the spring 2018 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.

Local residents graduated from Clemson University , South Carolina, in spring 2018 commencement ceremonies: Tyler A. Pollard, of Eldersburg, Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering; Alexandra K. Manaras, of Mount Airy, Bachelor of Science in bioengineering; Jessica L. Batista, of Sykesville, Master of Science in bioengineering; Jillian M. Robert, of Sykesville, Bachelor of Science in nursing; and Megan E. Austin, of Woodbine, summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in accounting.

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, recognized more than 200 student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen during the spring sports season. Local students include: Samantha Bost, of Eldersburg, graduate of Liberty High School, pursuing Doctor of Physical Therapy in physical therapy, member of the women's tennis team, received the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth All-Conference First Team; Hannah Kurek, of Millers, graduate of Manchester Valley High School, pursuing Bachelor of Science in early childhood education and special education, member of the women's track and field team; Kristina Maleski, of Mount Airy, graduate of South Carroll High School, received Bachelor of Science in health science, member of the women's lacrosse team; Mitchell Rickabaugh, of Westminster, graduate of Manchester Valley High School, pursuing Bachelor of Science in exercise science, member of the baseball team; Alexa Windsor, of Union Bridge, graduate of Walkersville High School, pursuing Bachelor of Science in neuroscience, member of the softball team.

Local students received degrees from King's College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: Sean W. Floto, of Hampstead, Bachelor of Science Business Administration, international business; and Edward L. Merrill, of Hampstead, Bachelor of Science Business Administration, management.

The following local students were named to the spring 2018 dean's list at Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg: Brian Barth, of Mount Airy; Craig Beasley, of Sykesville; Nathaniel Bentz, of Westminster; Jared Blanchard, of Taneytown; Grace Bovard, of Sykesville; Rebecca Breiner, of Sykesville; Jocilyn Brower, of Sykesville; Kate Burke, of Sykesville; Michael Burke, of Sykesville; Travis Burnisky, of New Windsor; Caroline Colson, of Westminster; Nicholas DeLeon, of Sykesville; Christian Dovel, of Eldersburg; Marcella Fegler, of Mount Airy; Jordan Fine, of Taneytown; Connor Gallagher, of Mount Airy; Laurel George, of Mount Airy; Hannah Golway, of Woodbine; Emma Greene, of Westminster; Timothy Guest, of Hampstead; Killian Hayes, of Westminster; Morganne Hendrickson, of Taneytown; Susana Jimenez, of Woodbine; McKayla Johnson, of Taneytown; Ashleigh Kocher, of Westminster; Anthony Kortisses, of Westminster; Alexander Langan, of Finksburg; Jonathan Lubman, of Woodbine; Mallory MacLellan, of Hampstead; Kaitlin Marks, of Manchester; Sarunas Matalavage, of Manchester; Austin McGinty, of Westminster; Shannon McQuin, of Mount Airy; Hunter Montevideo, of Mount Airy; Emily Myers, of Mount Airy; Matthew Nield, of Taneytown; Gemma O'Keefe, of Sykesville; Courtney O'Sullivan, of Westminster; Anne Schmidt, of Mount Airy; Megan Schultz, of Eldersburg; Sarah Shatzer, of Taneytown; Isabella Sladic, of Westminster; Patrick Smist, of Upperco; William Solomon, of Woodbine; Monterra Szabo, of Manchester; Walter Tate, of Taneytown; Jesse Uhlman, of Finksburg; Caroline Walsh, of Westminster; Casey Wood, of Hampstead.

Melanie M. Martin recently graduated from Carroll Community College with her associate degree, two and half weeks before graduating from Winters Mill High School, in Westminster. She will attend McDaniel College in the fall and hopes to attend veterinary school in the near future.

Victoria Kushner, of Westminster, received a Bachelor of Science, mechanical engineering, from University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, during the school's 217th commencement ceremonies.