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Gwendolyn Asbury, of Westminster, achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA during the spring 2016 semester at Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y., earning a spot on the provost's list.

Jessica Prejean, of Westminster; and Amy Virostek, of Westminster, with the distinction of a 4.0 grade point average, were named to the dean's list at Frostburg State University in recognition of outstanding academic achievement for the spring 2016 semester. To be eligible, a student must undertake a minimum of 12 credit hours and earn a cumulative semester grade point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

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Daniel Honeycutt, of Westminster, made the dean's list at Rochester Institute of Technology for the spring 2016 semester. Honeycutt is studying chemistry. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for dean's list if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of Incomplete, D or F; and they have completed at least 12 credit hours.

On May 21, Washington College in Chestertown held its 233rd commencement ceremonies. The following local students were recognized for their academic achievements and received their diplomas as members of the Class of 2016: Jillian Cornwell, of Upperco, major in biology and a minor in psychology; and Bonnie Douglas, of New Windsor, major in biology and a minor in chemistry, also received the Department of Biology Research Award, given to graduating biology major who has demonstrated depth and excellence in academics and undergraduate biological research and is pursuing a career in this field. Kelsey Groomes, of Manchester, major in sociology and minors in German studies and gender studies, also received the Margaret Horsley Award, given to the graduating major who, in the opinion of the faculty and students of the Department of Sociology, has shown in their work the clearest understanding of human social behavior; Megan Harrison, of Hampstead, major in English and minors in psychology and music. Sean Haynie, of Hampstead, majors in chemistry and biology, also received the James R. Miller '51 Award for Excellence in Chemistry, given annually to outstanding senior majoring in chemistry or premedical student who has demonstrated special interest and high academic achievement in chemistry; Matthew Davies, of Westminster, major in psychology and minors in gender studies and sociology; Brian Gicking, of Eldersburg, major in mathematics; Caitlin Kerr, of Eldersburg, majors in environmental studies and political science; David Myers, Westminster, major in biology.

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Morgan Cremen, of Manchester, was named to the dean's list for the spring 2016 semester at McKendree University, Lebanon, Ill., for earning a grade point average of 3.60 or higher.

The following students received Bachelor of Arts degrees from The College of Wooster, in Ohio, during commencement exercises on May 16: Haley Austin, of Millers, archaeology and Spanish double major who graduated cum laude; and Nicholas Halle, of Upperco, history major.

Justine Olivia Ebbert, of Hampstead, has been awarded a Bachelor of Science of Business Administration degree in marketing, magna cum laude, from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. The University announces degree conferment twice a year, once in the winter and once in the summer. Commencement exercises are held in May and December; however, students finish their requirements for graduation throughout the entire year.

Local residents have been named to the president's list and dean's list at Clemson University, in South Carolina, for the spring 2016 semester. President's list: William C. Tharpe, of Keymar, mechanical engineering major; Jessica L. Batista, of Sykesville, bioengineering major; Victoria Anne Haberman, of Sykesville, chemistry major; Jillian M. Robert, of Sykesville, nursing major. To be named to the president's list, a student must achieve a 4.0 grade-point average. Dean's list: Tyler A. Pollard, of Eldersburg, mechanical engineering major. To be named to the dean's list, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

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Gianna Delerme, of Hampstead, was among 1,600 students named to The University of Scranton dean's list, which recognizes students for academic excellence during the 2016 spring semester. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the spring semester to make the list. Delerme is a junior occupational therapy major in the University's Panuska College of Professional Studies.

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