Local students were named to the dean's list at Salisbury University for the spring 2017 semester: Eldersburg: Arianna Lange and Michael Lintz. Finksburg: Sara Collins, Jennifer Gavigan and Kristen Murphy. Hampstead: Cameron Ament, Matthew Block, Leah Chelton, Gavin Clark, Conner Masteran, Shannon McHenry and Alyssa Rink. Manchester: Alison Leahy, Elizabeth Leahy, Dhrumil Shah and Arianna Woodley. Marriottsville: Emily Gisriel, Colleen Joy, Maura Souders, Jacob Stevens. Mount Airy: Ellen Ayala, Bridget Berdit, Thomas Best, Rebecca Brown, Jordan Duley, Christopher Foreman, Margaret Forner, Brooke Hobson, Aaron Johnson, Alyssa Keating, Kyle Macivor, Christina Reilly, Sierra Rockinberg, Lauren Rosenberg, Carson Scharf, Marissa Schumacher and Michael Slattery, Jacob Azoulay, Sarah Hayden, Tess Johnson, Melissa Kolick, Megan Newcomer, Emily Rieland, Brianna Scott, Maximillian Simmons, Zachary Soderstrum, Clark Stieren, Wade Stieren, Meghan Tischler and Brittany Whiteside. New Windsor: Thomas Calloway. Sykesville: Lauren Boyd, Zachary Brown, Cassie Buckalew, Molly Dyer, Patrick Engle, Kirsten Gehr, Nicole Goheen, Margaret Griffin, Raymond Hild, Andrew Kessler, Karisa Kissinger, Paul Komiske, Collin Locklear, Evan McCarthy, Anthony Palatella, Abigail Rogers, Madison Sales, Michael Smith, Allison Stallings, Brandon Stoll, Sarah True, Nicole Weber, Rachel Welsh, Sara White and Shannon Wiley. Taneytown: Hunter Lupro, Christian Motter. Westminster: Emily Alder, Olivia Allen, Madison Baber, Allison Bohn, Taylor Connor, Alexandra Dyas, Kyle Georgius, Hailey Gordon, Nathan Hirtle, Aysia Jefferson, Anna Johns, Emily King, Katelyn Kirby, Dorothy Maclean-Blevins, Hannah Manning, Erin McHale, Randi Payne, Baylie Reepe, Stephanie Rothenberger, Andrew Smith, Jaden Stewart, Corey Swain, Madison Warfield. Woodbine: Shannon Bull, Rachael Hockenbery and Nathan Lang.

Anthropology major Colby Blue, of Westminster, was named to the dean's list in Ithaca College's School of Humanities and Sciences for the spring 2017 semester.


South Carroll High School student Matthew Dolecki, of Mount Airy, has been selected to become a member of The National Honor Society of High School Scholars. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

Benjamin Van Riper, of Hampstead, was inducted into Kappa Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Kappa Mu Epsilon chapters are located in colleges and universities of recognized standing which offer a strong mathematics major. Members are selected from students of mathematics and other closely related fields who have maintained standards of scholarship, have professional merit and have attained academic distinction. Van Riper, a computer science major in the class of 2019, is a 2015 graduate of Manchester Valley High School.

Amanda Tutalo, a Hampstead native, traveled to Hawaii this summer as part of Belmont University's largest group of student travelers in university history. The Nashville, Tennessee, school had more than 650 students participating in 34 programs. Tutalo also qualified for the university's summer 2017 dean's list, based on a minimum nine-hour course load over 10 weeks and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

Emily Castner, of Sykesville, spent the summer conducting research at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Castner's research, supervised by Professor of Chemistry Geneive Henry, concerns insecticidal effects of white cedar essential oils and thujone derivatives against spiders. Castner, a biochemistry major in the class of 2018, is a 2014 graduate of Liberty High School.

The following Carroll County students recently graduated from Salisbury University: Eldersburg area residents include Phyllis Blessing, Bachelor of Science, elementary education; Christopher Carroll, Bachelor of Science, exercise science; Ryan Dillon, Bachelor of Science, computer science major, magna cum laude; Caitlyn Lohman, Bachelor of Science, marketing; Austin Robbins, Bachelor of Science, finance; and Jacob Spivey, Bachelor of Science, interdisciplinary studies. Finksburg area residents Eugene Barrett, Bachelor of Science, marketing; Jennifer Gavigan, Bachelor of Science, marketing, cum laude; and Hailey Jerome, Bachelor of Arts, communication, cum laude. Marriottsville are residents include Mara Souders, Bachelor of Arts, political science, magna cum laude; Bachelor of Arts, environmental studies, magna cum laude; Jacob Stevens, Bachelor of Science, information systems, cum laude; and Robert Summersgill, Bachelor of Science, biology. Mount Airy area residents include Ellen Ayala, Bachelor of Science, interdisciplinary studies; Thomas Best, Bachelor of Science, marketing, summa cum laude; Christopher Foreman, Bachelor of Arts, philosophy, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Emily Habighorst, Bachelor of Science, nursing; Joshua Johnson, Bachelor of Science, information systems; Kyle Macivor, Bachelor of Science, computer science, summa cum laude; Carly Stair, Bachelor of Science, mathematics; Ryan Wilkinson, Bachelor of Science, physical education; Tony Dellavalle, Bachelor of Science, physical education; Eric Gaudreau, Bachelor of Arts, communication arts; Alyssa Keating, Bachelor of Arts, psychology; Sierra Rockinberg, Bachelor of Science, management and conflict analysis and dispute resolution; and Brad Trieschman, Bachelor of Science, management. Sykesville area residents include Molly Dyer, Bachelor of Arts, interdisciplinary studies, cum laude; Sarah Hunter, Bachelor of Science, elementary education; Abigail Rogers, Bachelor of Fine Arts, cum laude; Shannon Spencer, Bachelor of Science, elementary education, cum laude; Russell Webb, Bachelor of Science, exercise science, cum laude; and Shannon Wiley, Bachelor of Arts, communication arts, magna cum laude, Thomas E. Bellavance University Honors. Westminster area residents include Alexandra Barth, Bachelor of Science, biology; Matthew Bucklew, Bachelor of Science, geography; Lauren Clem, Bachelor of Arts, communication arts; Dylan Craig, Master of Arts, English; Kyle Georgius, Bachelor of Science, biology; Hailey Gordon, Bachelor of Arts Social Work; Patrick Kinsey, Bachelor of Arts, psychology; Adam Marengo, Bachelor of Science, psychology; Gina Palmieri, Bachelor of Science, nursing; Tyler Pangborn, Bachelor of Science, exercise science; Tyler Roche, Master of Arts, history; Stephanie Rothenberger, Bachelor of Arts, psychology, magna cum laude, Bachelor of Arts Social Work, magna cum laude; Andrew Smith, Bachelor of Arts, environmental studies, cum laude; Katherine Spangler, Bachelor of Science, nursing, cum laude; and Jaden Stewart, Bachelor of Science, exercise science. Woodbine area residents include Christopher Cooke, Bachelor of Science, exercise science; and Rachel Reiter, Master of Business Administration. Other area residents include Edward Mullin, Bachelor of Science, marketing, Bachelor of Science, management, of Hampstead; Alison Leahy, Bachelor of Science, nursing, magna cum laude, of Manchester.

Frostburg State University announced the following are students have received scholarships: Lucas Devine, of Eldersburg, Russell W. Younkers Scholarship and Upper Division Education Scholarship, attended Liberty High School; Josiah Freese, of Mount Airy, Loats Foundation Scholarship, Edward S. and Sarah J. Moran Presidential Merit Scholarship, Academic Leadership Scholarship and Associate Degree Scholars Award, was homeschooled; Allison Williams, of Hampstead, Commissioner Charles E. Spahr Presidential Merit Scholarship and Summit Scholarship, attended Agave High School.

Mallorie Johansson, of Westminster, Bachelor of Science, animal science; and Kyle Johnston, of Manchester, Bachelor of Science, financial services, were among the May 2017 graduates of Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Justin C. Kirby, of Taneytown, received an associate of applied science, heating, ventilation & air conditioning technology, from Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University. The college held its summer commencement ceremony Aug. 5.