Karim Hemady, of Glyndon, was one of 37 students from University of the Sciences' physician assistant studies program to join the ranks of professionals following the second annual White Coat Ceremony Dec. 18.
The ceremony for the class of 2017 commemorated the formal presentation of a white coat for physician assistant students as they begin working clinically with patients in hospitals and outpatient settings. At the ceremony, the students recited the oath of a physician assistant.
University of the Sciences is in Philadelphia.
Jennifer Payne, of Reisterstown, recently earned a Master of Arts degree in zoology from Miami University through Project Dragonfly's Global Field Program. Since being accepted to the GFP master's degree in 2013, Payne has explored conservation and education in Baja, Guyana and Belize, while also conducting projects in the Reisterstown area. Payne works as a green roof manager and education and outreach specialist at Maryland Science Center.
The global courses, which count toward the GFP master's or can be taken for stand-alone graduate credit, are designed for educators and other professionals from all disciplines and settings interested in making a difference in human and ecological communities. Because the degree occurs overseas and in web-based learning communities, applicants can be located anywhere in the United States or abroad.
Holly Schneider and Allison Heisler, both of Reisterstown, made the president's list at James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, for the fall 2015 semester.
Hailey Hyman, of Owings Mills, earned dean's list at James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, for the fall 2015 semester.
The following area students earned dean's list at York College of Pennsylvania for the fall 2015 semester: William Biffle, of Reisterstown; Kasey Fogelsanger, of Owings Mills; Megan Fogelsanger, of Owings Mills; and Sarah Karsh, of Owings Mills.
Justin Rubin Hurtt, of Owings Mills, graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in construction science and management Dec. 17.