The following local students were named to the dean's list students for the fall 2016 semester Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa.: Matthew Chrencik, of Finksburg, biology major in the class of 2017, and a 2013 graduate of Westminster High School; and Tess Nichols, of Sykesville, communication arts-communication studies major in the class of 2018, and a 2014 graduate of Century High School. The dean's list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester.

The following local residents have been named to the fall 2016 dean's list at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla.: Nicholas Wynne, of Sykesville; and Logan Sweeney, of Sykesville. Dean's list students must complete 12 or more graded credits in a semester with a semester grade point average of at least 3.4.


The following students have been named to the dean's list at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H., for the fall 2016 semester: Elisabeth Wise, of Eldersburg earned highest honors; Kendall Gray, of Finksburg earned highest honors; and Parker Gray, of Finksburg earned high honors. Dean's list students must be enrolled in a full-time course load with 12 or more graded credits. Highest honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.85 or better out of a possible 4.0; high honors for a 3.65 to 3.84 average; and honors for 3.5 through 3.64.

West Virginia University has named students to the dean's list and president's list for the fall 2016 semester. DEAN'S LIST: Talia Baderian, Finksburg, child development & family studies; Madeline Beardsley, Westminster, social work; Tessa Cesario, Union Bridge, biology; Peter Chanatry, Mount Airy, accounting; Allison Cutsail, Mount Airy, nursing; Kyllie Evans, Taneytown, criminology; Mark Evich, Manchester, history; Kevin Haaf, Mount Airy, sport and exercise psychology; Delaney Harrell, Mount Airy, strategic communications; Ryan Jadra, Westminster, global supply chain management; Schuyler Koch, Sykesville, social work; Samuel Kraus, Mount Airy, general business; Riley Mack, Mount Airy, petroleum & natural gas engineering; Mykal Manswell, Eldersburg, sport and exercise psychology; Samantha Martin, Sykesville, occupational therapy; Megan McLean, Mount Airy, strategic communications; Megan Messett, Mount Airy, chemistry; Jason Morris, Westminster, engineering track 1; Daniel Nash, Mount Airy, mining engineering; Daniel Reiter, Mount Airy, electrical engineering; Garrett Rozich, Mount Airy, mechanical engineering; Zachary Schwartz, Mount Airy, finance; Kristen Sew, Finksburg, graphic design; Cynthia Sheckels, Mount Airy, agribusiness management; Ryan Spence, Westminster, math/secondary education; Teddy Thomas, Westminster, engineering track 1; McKenzie Witmer, Taneytown, music education; Holly Zetlmeisl, New Windsor, exercise physiology. PRESIDENT'S LIST: Robert Ayers, Mount Airy, psychology, criminology; Vincent Bello, Sykesville, psychology; Ryan Blair, Mount Airy, environmental & natural resource economics; Olivia Crawford, Manchester, nursing; Michael DeVilbiss, Hampstead, electrical engineering; Tina Graf, Westminster, nursing; Sarah Jacobs, Sykesville, finance; Krista Kutzner, Westminster, civil engineering; Joseph McAlister, Mount Airy, accounting; Remi Stavish, Mount Airy, social work; Nicole Vitiello, Sykesville, pre-secondary education/English; Delaney Zeller, Westminster, exercise physiology.

The following local students were named to the fall 2016 dean's lists at Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pa.: Kasey Nolan, of Eldersburg, health science (PA); and Katelyn Nusbaum, of Manchester, chemistry. Dean's list students earned 3.5 or higher for the given semester.

Joshua Rystedt, of Westminster, was named to the fall honors list for the 2016-2017 academic year at Concordia University Wisconsin. The sophomore is a theological studies major. Eligible students must achieve a minimum 3.50 GPA.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania student Wade Stieren, of Mount Airy, a member of the Clarion University football team, was one of 183 Clarion student-athletes recognized at the 24th Annual Bob Carlson Scholar-Athlete Luncheon. To be named a scholar-athlete, student-athletes must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher, have two consecutive semesters of a 3.2 GPA or higher in the previous spring and fall semesters, or be a freshman or new transfer who achieved a 3.2 GPA or higher in the fall 2016 term.

Dakotah Fraley, of Keymar, earned dean's list recognition for the fall 2016 semester at Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tenn. Fraley is a freshman, nursing major. Eligible dean's list students must be full time undergraduates and have a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.

Kent State recognized the following local students to its fall 2016 dean's list: Kristen Bolling, of Union Bridge; Marykatherine Hall, of Union Bridge; Katie Leyton, of Mount Airy; Amber Romig, of Westminster; Madeline Scalzi, of Westminster. Undergraduate students who obtain a 3.400 GPA or higher while maintaining 12 or more credit hours during the spring qualify to receive this honor.

Samantha Thomas, of Sykesville, graduated from Columbus State Community College, Columbus, Ohio, during fall semester commencement ceremonies held Dec. 16, 2016.

Collin Dizon, of Mount Airy, was named to the dean's list for the fall 2016 semester at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Dizon is a member of the class of 2019 and is majoring in business administration.