FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: Nicole Clarke of Abingdon, Jeremy Burnett of Fallston and Eric Ziegler of Fallston were named to its dean's list for the spring 2012 semester. To be included on the 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.
MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY: Jessica Scripa of Bel Air, earned a bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies summa cum laude with an honors medal and Nicole Wilson of Parkville earned bachelor of science in nursing from Marymount University during the university's 61st commencement ceremony at DAR Constitution Hall inWashington, D.C., May 20.
RUCKLE: Josefine Ruckle of Forest Hill graduated May 20 from Davidson College. Ruckle is the daughter of Melanie Ruckle of Putnam Road and the granddaughter of Tom and Janet Ruckle of Bel Air. She is a graduate of Fallston High School. A physics major at Davidson, Ruckle earned the bachelor of science degree cum laude. While at Davidson, Ruckle was active in Davidson Outdoors, the college outing program and the Society of Physics Students. In 2011, she spent six weeks in Iceland through a Davidson-provided travel grant. She was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa campus leadership honor society. She is moving to Atlanta, Ga., to pursue a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and will be working in the Aerospace Systems Design Lab.
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY: Shelby L. Bartram of Port Deposit, a sophomore majoring in biomedical engineering, and Keith C. Lipinski of Jarrettsville, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering with a green engineering concentration, were named to the dean's list at Western New England for the spring semester 2012. Students are named to the Dean's List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.30 or higher.
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE: The following local students received degrees from Elizabethtown College in May: Elizabeth Bahr of Bel Air graduated with a bachelor of science in biology; Kristen Lauren Hamilton of Bel Air graduated cum laude with a bachelor arts in criminal justice; Kathleen Kasun of Bel Air graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in elementary ed/early childhood; Katherine Kreis of Bel Air graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration/management; Danielle Moyer of Forest Hill graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of music in music education; Amber Petruccy of Joppa graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in elementary ed/early childhood; Gabriel Robison of Stewartstown graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in social studies education; Claire Sedney of Forest Hill graduated with a bachelor of arts in English-professional writing; Kelly Seymour of Kingsville graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in engineering; Paige Thornton of Port Deposit graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration-management; Brian Wenger of Kingsville graduated with a bachelor of science in physics; and Stephen Wilczek of Joppa graduated with a bachelor of science in information systems.
LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE: Cameron P. Venable of Abingdon, a junior biology major who graduated from Edgewood Senior High School, and Brett M. Frazier of Conowingo, a sophomore biochemistry and molecular biology major who graduated from Rising Sun High School, will serve as residents assistants for the 2102-2013 academic year at Lebanon Valley College. The department of residential life oversees 10 residence halls, eight residence houses, and five special interest houses.
TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY : Patricia Lynn Beyer, of Forest Hill, has been named to the spring 2012 dean's list at Texas State University-San Marcos.
LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY: Samantha Lynn Stifler of Jarrettsville graduated with a bachelor of science, magna cum laude.
LEHIGH UNIVERSITY: Anthonyo Solesi of Bel Air, received a bachelor of science in information and system engineering; Dylan Rush of Bel Air, received a bachelor of science in computer science; Melissa Dye of Bel Air, received a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering with highest honors; and Kristin Lazzeri of Fallston, received a master of science from Lehigh University during the 144th Spring Commencement ceremonies at Goodman Stadium in Bethlehem, Pa.
SALISBURY UNIVERSITY: Local students recently participated in Salisbury University's 11th annual Student Research Conference. Amber Metallo of Joppa presented "Has Lead Shot Affected Lead Levels in Sediment Cores Taken from Deal Island Wildlife Management Area?" Allison Adle of Bel Air and Kelly Jent presented "From Presentation to Publication: A History of Disseminating Psychology Teaching Innovations and Interventions." Tania Robbins of Bel Air presented "Music Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury." Michael Wessel of Bel Air presented "Trends in International Third-Party Intervention: An Interview with Ambassador John McDonald."
COLORADO COLLEGE: Kathleen Hallgren graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology from Colorado College. Hallgren is the daughter of Craig Hallgren and Jane Carey Hallgren of Monkton.