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Evania Meehan, of Sykesville, was named to the spring 2018 semester president's list at Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont. Students named to the list have achieved a semester grade point average of 4.0 or higher.

Several local students were among the graduate and undergraduate students recognized at Frostburg State University 's Honors Convocation in May. Sarah Maggitti, of Westminster, received honors in general education and departmental honors in management, majored in business administration with a concentration in small business/entrepreneurship. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society and Phi Eta Sigma, the national honors community. Maggitti is a tutor and has received numerous scholarships. Alyssa Malanik, of Sykesville, received departmental honors in secure computer and information assurance, was an exceptional student in the Secure Computing and Information Assurance program. She has been the president of the Cyber Security Club since 2016. Malanik is a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon National Math Honor Society. She has been named to the dean's list every semester since 2014. Sarah Lynn Sparks, of Sykesville, received departmental honors in mathematics. She is the president of the local chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon (national mathematics honorary society). As a learning assistant, Sparks supported classroom instruction in classes ranging from college algebra to differential equations. Moreover, she conducted research at Valparaiso University , and presented research at several conferences, most notably the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego. She recently won an award at a regional conference for her presentation on her senior capstone project. In August, Sparks will begin a doctoral program at the University of Northern Colorado.

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Local students were named to the spring 2018 dean's list at Elizabethtown College, in Pennsylvania: Stephen Agostino, of Sykesville, class of 2019 accounting major; Cameron Dorr, of Mount Airy, class of 2019 political science major; Abigail Evans, of Hampstead, class of 2020 political science major; Emily Frenz, of Mount Airy, class of 2020 health & occupation major; Meredith Holley, of Mount Airy, class of 2019 early childhood education major; Brianna Komiske, of Sykesville, class of 2021 communications major; Teresa Leyh, of Mount Airy, class of 2019 accounting major; Olivia Mathers, of Hampstead, class of 2021 English education major; Emily Modrak, of Hampstead, class of 2019 sociology-anthropology major; Alyssa Pumputis, of Westminster, class of 2019 engineering major; Vernon Rippeon, of Westminster, class of 2019 engineering major; Rebecca Russell, of Westminster, class of 2021 health & occupation major; Ellen Shatto, of Sykesville, class of 2020 engineering major; Adam Strayton, of Mount Airy, class of 2019 industrial engineering management major; Ethan Waugh, of Manchester , class of 2019 modern languages - Spanish major; Stephen Agostino, of Sykesville, class of 2018 accounting major; Cameron Dorr, of Mount Airy, class of 2018 political science major; Abigail Evans, of Hampstead, class of 2019 political science major; Emily Frenz, of Mount Airy, class of 2019 health & occupation major; Meredith Holley, of Mount Airy, class of 2018 early childhood education major; Brianna Komiske, of Sykesville, class of 2020 communications major; Teresa Leyh, of Mount Airy, class of 2018 accounting major; Olivia Mathers, of Hampstead, class of 2020 English education major; Emily Modrak, of Hampstead, class of 2018 sociology-anthropology major; Alyssa Pumputis, of Westminster, class of 2018 engineering major; Vernon Rippeon, of Westminster, class of 2018 engineering major; Rebecca Russell, of Westminster, class of 2020 health & occupation major; Ellen Shatto, of Sykesville, class of 2019 engineering major; Adam Strayton, of Mount Airy, class of 2018 industrial engineering management major; Ethan Waugh, of Manchester, class of 2018 modern languages – Spanish major. Students on the dean's list are full-time undergraduate students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better in 14 or more credit hours, of which at least 12 credits are letter-graded course work.\

The following local residents recently graduated from William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia: Philip Breno, of Mount Airy, Bachelor of Science; Virginia Jones, of Sykesville, Master of Education; Nicholas Kozlowski, of Westminster, Bachelor of Arts.

Makayla Minton, of Westminster, was recognized as a spring 2018 President's Scholar at Hinds Community College , Raymond, Mississippi. President's Scholars are those with a cumulative 4.0 grade point average.

Leah P. Wolf, of Sykesville; and Rebecca G. Younts, of Marriottsville, were named to the spring 2018 dean's list at The University of Rhode Island. To be included, full-time students must have completed 12 or more credits for letter grades during a semester and achieved at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 or more credits for letter grades earning at least a 3.30 quality point average.

Sarah Brewster, of Westminster, was initiated at Frostburg State University into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. 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.

The following local students were among those graduating as Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, closed its 160th academic year with annual commencement exercises May 16: Emily Castner, of Sykesville, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry, 2014 graduate of Liberty High School. Tess Nichols, of Sykesville, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in communications, 2014 graduate of Century High School.

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