The following local students were named to the dean's list for the fall 2016 semester at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.: Emily Rose Bartholet, of Woodbine, sophomore English major, and graduate of Century High School; Henry George Rincavage, of Westminster, senior archaeology major and graduate of Francis Scott Key High School; Matthew John Stranovsky, of Westminster, senior Middle East studies major and graduate of Calvert Hall College High School. All students earning a position on the dean's list must have a grade-point average of 3.7 or above on a 4.0 GPA scale for the semester.

Devin Murray, of Woodbine, has enrolled at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va., for the spring 2017 semester. Murray's selected major is management.


Teresa Taborga-Urquiola, of Westminster, was awarded the VanSweringen Memorial Scholarship at the University of Findlay, in Ohio, for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Cadet Tyler Stiff, of Westminster, was named to the president's list during the fall 2016 semester at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, Mass. The president's list is the highest academic achievement that a cadet can earn at the academy. To be eligible, a cadet must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher during the semester.

Salisbury University nursing studnet Kristen Murphy, of Finksburg, joined local surgeons for a La Merced medical mission trip to Nicaragua in January. Murphy, a junior, spent four days assisting Drs. Vincent Perrotta of Peninsula Plastic Surgery and Florian Huber of Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates, gaining valuable clinical experience as the doctors treated patients with severe health conditions and injuries. Murphy assisted with two mastectomies, and observed childbirth by Caesarian section. The SU contingent also spent time at a church-based medical clinic, where students assisted Salisbury dentist, Dr. Kraig Stetzer, with procedures including extractions and fillings. The La Merced medical mission travel team usually includes area surgeons and health professionals, interpreters, students and other volunteers.

Michael Leipold, of Sykesville, and Dylan Schreibman, of Hampstead, qualified for the Fall 2016 dean's list at Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J. Dean's list students must have at least a 3.4 GPA and no grade lower than a C.

The following local students were recognized for the fall 2016 semester at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Dean's list: Sean Kelly Keenan, Eldersburg; Alicia K. Rambo, Mount Airy; Peter Michael Terrier, Mount Airy; Abby A. Duncan, Sykesville; Elaina Marie Goveia, Sykesville; Madison Michaela Lantz, Sykesville; Thomas J. Parks, Sykesville; Madison Storme Willis, Sykesville; Kristen Taylor Straub, Woodbine. President's list: Timothy Patrick Foley, Hampstead; Kathryn MacKinley Gallagher, Mount Airy; Taylor Hensley, Mount Airy; Jake S. Gardner, Westminster; Sarah Gabriela Torres, Westminster; Kerri N. Virtz, Westminster. The dean's list recognize full-time undergraduate students with an academic record of 3.5 or above, while president's list students have an academic record of 4.0.

The following students made the dean's list for the fall 2016 semester at DeSales University, Center Valley, Pa.: Kaelyn Storr, of Eldersburg; Emily Spaar, of Finksburg; and Stacie Sterner, of Hampstead. To qualify, a student must have a minimum 3.25 GPA.

Justin Langeluttig, of Finksburg, was named to the fall 2016 dean's list at Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y. Dean's list students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 during the semester.

Harry Davis, of Woodbine, participated in the orientation program for new students at University of Albany, in New York, during the week of Jan. 23. New students have the opportunity to meet other students, discover academic and campus life opportunities on campus, and meet with their academic advisor.

Suzanne Kuhrmann, a senior accounting major from Mount Airy, was named to dean's list for the 2016 fall semester at Albright College, Reading, Pa. Students had to attain at least a 3.75 term grade point average to be named to the list.

Local students have earned Merit Scholarships to attend Alvernia University, Reading, Pa. this fall. Grace Santos, of Taneytown, a senior at Francis Scott Key High School, earned a Presidential Scholarship to study athletic training. Lauren Weitzel, of Hampstead, a senior at Manchester Valley High School, earned a Presidential Scholarship to study biology. Bridget O'Sullivan, of Westminster, a senior at Delone Catholic High School, earned a Veronica Founder's Scholarship to study psychology. To be awarded a $17,500 Presidential Scholarship, recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and minimum SAT score of 1130 on the old test/1200 on the new one (or 25 ACT). To be awarded a $15,000 Veronica Founder's Scholarship, recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and minimum SAT score of 980 old/1060 new (21 ACT).