The following local students were among more than 1,300 students named to the dean's list at York College of Pennsylvania: Emily Abbott, Eldersburg, senior nursing major; Mary Bollard, Eldersburg, senior biology major; Justin Brown, Taneytown, senior business administration major; Grant Dell, Westminster, junior accounting major; Erin Dignan, Hampstead, junior nursing major; Dale Groth, Hampstead, senior mechanical engineering major; Shannon Jones, Westminster, sophomore psychology major; Lauren Jordan, Manchester, senior sport management major; Rachael Kos, Sykesville, junior hospitality management major; Dana Levin, Manchester, sophomore entrepreneurship major; Samantha Levy, Finksburg, sophomore marketing major; Michael Lutz, Hampstead, sophomore mass communications major; Catherine Murray, Eldersburg, senior early elementary/special education major; Olivia Oates, Eldersburg, sophomore psychology major; Paul Pope, Manchester, first-year engineering management major; Amanda Rasch, Lineboro, senior business administration major; Conner Rhoten, New Windsor, senior nursing major; Jamie Rickabaugh, Westminster, junior radiography major; Kimberly Robinette, Westminster, junior graphic design major; David Rowe, Westminster, sophomore business administration major; Sarah Sitton, Hampstead, senior early elementary education major; Hayley Stouffer, Westminster, junior secondary education/English major; Skyler Thompson, Millers, senior secondary education/English major; Hailey Turney, Woodbine, sophomore literary and textual studies major; Kieran White, Eldersburg, sophomore biology major; Amber Wiesberg, New Windsor, sophomore fine art major. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher.

Two local students were among those honored by Oklahoma State University at the recent College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Scholarships and Awards Banquet, where CASNR presented approximately $600,000 in scholarships and awards to more than 300 students. Brittany Lippy, of Manchester, is the recipient of the $1,000 E. Pauline Osborne Agriculture Scholarship. The 2015 graduate of Manchester Valley High School is majoring in animal science, is a Freshman Research Scholar, member of Freshmen in Transition, and a McKnight Scholar. CoopeSr Bounds, of Taneytown, is the recipient of a $1,000 Joseph Fleming Memorial Continuing Scholarship. The 2012 graduate of Loyola Blakefield is majoring in animal science.


Taylor Stewart, of Eldersburg, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry (AS) from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. Commencement ceremonies were held May 23 and Lehigh conferred degrees to nearly 1,700 graduates.

The following students were named to the dean's list for the spring 2016 semester at Grove City College: Terin Kelsey, junior music education major, dean's list, 2013 graduate of North Carroll High School; Patty Folkerts, senior communication studies major, dean's list with high distinction, 2012 graduate of Westminster High School; Wade Chapline, freshman mechanical engineering major, dean's list, 2015 graduate of Francis Scott Key High School; and Jonathan Bensing, sophomore electrical engineering major, dean's list with distinction, 2014 graduate of Liberty High School. Students eligible for the dean's list have a GPA of 3.40 to 3.59; for the dean's list with distinction a GPA of 3.60 to 3.84, and for the dean's list with high distinction a GPA of 3.85 to 4.0.

Patty Folkerts was one of 595 seniors to earn their degree from Grove City College, Grove City, Pa., on May 14. Folkerts, a 2012 graduate of Westminster High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies.

MaryEllen Lovin, of Sykesville, graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from North Greenville University, Tigerville, S.C., on May 5. Summa cum laude honors are given to baccalaureate degree students whose cumulative grade point average is at least a 3.9.

Government major Jeffrey A. Jenkins Jr., Eldersburg, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., at the school's commencement ceremony on May 22.

Victoria Kushner, of Westminster, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2016 semester at the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. Kushner is a mechanical engineering major in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. Dean's list students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better, and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.

Justine Olivia Ebbert, of Hampstead, and Valerie Ann Mizansky, of Hampstead, were among the more than 1,650 students named to the spring 2016 dean's list at Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pa. To be eligible for dean's list, undergraduate students must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60.

Kayleigh Gill, of Eldersburg, was awarded an undergraduate degree from Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa., during a May 14 ceremony at the school. A human resources management major, Gill is graduate of Liberty High School.

Jordan Leigh Kestler, from Mount Airy, was named to the dean's list at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va., for the spring 2016 semester. In order to achieve dean's list status, a full-time degree seeking undergraduate student must take at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.6 Quality Point Average during the semester.