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The following area residents were among the candidates for degrees at the 150th commencement ceremonies at Frostburg State University in May: Christopher Baker, of Westminster, Bachelor of Science degree in engineering; Forest Brach, of Sykesville, Bachelor of Science degree in liberal studies; Jessa DiTullo, of Mount Airy, Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood/elementary education; Ellen Engle, of Eldersburg, Bachelor of Science degree in interpretive biology and natural history; Katherine Garst, of Union Bridge, Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife and fisheries; David Homce, of Mount Airy, Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education; Carolyne Jonas, of Mount Airy, Bachelor of Science degree in English; Lacey Jones, of Westminster, Bachelor of Science degree in elementary/middle school dual certification; Garrett Kemery, of Taneytown, Bachelor of Science degree in mass communication; Lyudmyla Koury, of Mount Airy, Bachelor of Science degree in nursing; Brendan Krivak, of Hampstead, Bachelor of Science degree in liberal studies; Kelsey Meadows, of Sykesville, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art and design; Christina Miller, of Manchester, Bachelor of Science degree in nursing; Jennifer Nagle, of Mount Airy, Bachelor of Science degree in nursing; Eric O'Neal, of Sykesville, Bachelor of Science degree in biology; Marlene Pierce, of Sykesville, Bachelor of Science degree in nursing; Theodore Priester, of Manchester, Bachelor of Science degree in business administration; Nicole Reese, of Westminster, Bachelor of Science degree in nursing; Rebecca Reimer, of Taneytown, Bachelor of Science degree in physics; Aaron Roy, of Manchester, Bachelor of Science degree in secure computing and information assurance; Jodi Shelton, of Union Bridge, Bachelor of Science degree in nursing; Amy Virostek, of Westminster, Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training; Sabrina Wasfi, of Eldersburg, Bachelor of Science degree in ethnobotany.

The following local students were named to the dean's list for the 2017 spring semester at Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania: Ryan Aler, of Westminster, junior accounting major; and Sania Fontaine, of Hampstead, a freshman theatre major. Students had to attain at least a 3.75 term grade point average to be named to the list.

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Shelby Hettenbach, of Sykesville, is a spring 2017 cum laude graduate from University at Albany, in New York, with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

The following local students were named to the spring 2017 dean's list at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Madeleine Stone Gardner, senior neuroscience major, graduate of Gerstell Academy, of Westminster; and Hannah M. Gore, senior French & Francophone studies and English major, graduate of Winters Mill High School, of Westminster. Dean's list students must have a grade point average of 3.7 or above on a 4.0 GPA scale for the semester.

The following local students were named to the spring 2017 dean's list at Stevenson University: Eldersburg: Elena Wills, Meghan Moore, Kara Stone, Juleanne Oros, Alexander Dangel, Courtney Hottle, Sarah Johnston, Rachel Griffith, Katherine Peiffer, Michael Gosnell. Finksburg: Alana Hardee, Jonyae Curry, Jessica Haines, Michael Rose, Jonathan Shreves, Ronald Wilson. Hampstead: Jessica Wertz, Daniel Levy, Brandon Lee, Morgan Richards, Aaron Rill, Justin Morris, Brady Knatz, Brittney Leister, Natalie Rynkowski, Jonathan Gillis, Austin Cooper, Sabrina Miller. Manchester: Bhavneet Athwal, Sarah Cullison, Jennie Frock, Anthony Millington, Crystal Strauss, Mackenzie Longest, Christopher Campbell. New Windsor: Nicholas Ellis, Kelly Dunworth. Sykesville: Julie Weber, Ashley Zester, Colin Ptak, Amanda Tran, Patrick Campion, McKenna DeBandi, Emily Iannucci, Kiyra Matthews, Erin Stephey, Lindsey Weishaar, Ashley Wilson, Joy Zimmer, Sally Dawson, Christiana Jorgensen, Victoria Prokic, Zane Wetzel, Jamie Murphy, Megan Maurantonio, Alyson Jones, Morgan Vehslage, Peyton Smith, Gabrielle Bialozynski. Taneytown: Daniel Doyle, Maci Quinn, Nicolette Sartori, Brittany Paff, Richard Startt, Rebecca Rohe, Brandy Bowers. Westminster: Bethany Liberto, Danielle Fieni, Bryan Gieselman, Kathleen Chucko, Lauren Samuelson, Rachel Wunder, Carli Bafford, Elisabeth Haddock, Lindsay McManus, Delaney Patterson, Andrew Saylor, Karleigh Baldwin, Brianna Finch, Bethany Gillett, Jonathan Hamilton, Autumn Horrell, Megan Supko, Ryan Troxell, Patrick Ward, Chyenne Webster, Logan White, Meghan Wrigley, Lacey DeJordy, Alyssa Barbour, Paul Turnbaugh, Leah Union, Akeweh Fondong, Danielle Mikoloski, Austin Raines, Courtney Scoone, Brooke Corbett, Ellen Holtz, Alexander Sharp, Emily Hadra, Chelsea Damron, Desmond Njemseh. Woodbine: Gabrielle Sturgeon, John Reeve, Tyler Stickley, Julie Hudson, Lydia Martin. Dean's list students must earn a grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed 12 credits or more during that semester.

David Potter, of Eldersburg, is among Southeast Missouri State University's spring 2017 graduates. Potter graduated with a Master of Arts, with a major in higher education administration.

The following local residents made the dean's list for the 2017 spring semester at Rochester Institute of Technology, in New York: Katherine Cameron, of Marriottsville, biomedical engineering; Nicholas Burns, of Mount Airy, biotechnology and molecular bioscience; Ryan Keeley, of Mount Airy, chemical engineering; Noah Zecher-Freeman, of Mount Airy chemical engineering; Avigail Koronet, of Mount Airy, computer engineering; Kyle Cutler, of Hampstead, computer science; Allison Crim, of Manchester, electrical engineering; David Anthony, of New Windsor, electrical engineering; Anna Karwacki, of Sykesville, game design and development; Clare Mahr, of Finksburg, graphic design; Christopher Josselyn, of Hampstead, management information systems; Timothy Cather, of Finksburg, mechanical engineering technology; Jordan Reynolds, of Marriottsville, mechanical engineering; Megan Werner, of Mount Airy, metals and jewelry design; Tyler Romero, of Westminster, networking and systems administration; Wyatt Wetzel, of Taneytown, physics; Richard Catron, of Hampstead, web and mobile computing. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for dean's list if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they have no grades of Incomplete, D or F; and they have registered for and completed at least 12 credit hours.

The following local students received a degree from Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont, at the May 13 commencement ceremony: Thomas Joe Hinkle, of Hampstead, Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice; and Matthew Keith Baughman, of Manchester, Bachelor of Arts in political science.

James Doane, of Mount Airy, was among those receiving degrees at Charleston Southern University's May 6 commencement.

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