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The following students earned Bachelor of Arts in May from St. Mary's College of Maryland:

Bradley Dodson, of Sykesville, earned a degree in biology and a minor in political science;

Thomas Barnes, of Sykesville earned a degree in economics and a minor in political science;

James O'Keefe, of Eldersburg, earned a degree in English and a minor in philosophy;

Keith Brown, of Eldersburg, earned a degree in mathematics and minors in computer science and economics;

Kelli Pittman, of Sykesville, earned a degree in mathematics and a minor in educational studies;

Emily Johnson, of Brookeville, completed the Scranton Emerging Leaders program, which is a series of weekly workshops for nominated students dedicated to developing and enhancing leadership skills, at the University of Scranton, in Scranton, Pa. She is a sophomore.

The following students earned master's degrees in May from McDaniel College:

Katie Bankard, of Sykesville, earned a master's degree in human services management;

Heather Brown, of Eldersburg, earned a master's degree in special education;

Charles Carr, of Sykesville, earned a master's degree in counselor education;

Tianne Collins, of Sykesville, earned a master's degree in elementary education;

Lisa Cramer, of Eldersburg, earned a master's degree in curriculum and instruction;

Meghan Donahue, of Sykesville, earned a master's degree in human resources development;

Deanna Evans, of Sykesville, earned a master's degree in elementary education;

Kara Goff, of Sykesville, earned a master's degree in secondary education;

Elizabeth Hansen, of Eldersburg, earned a master's degree in counselor education;

Meredith Hughes, of Sykesville, earned a master's degree in education (P-12);

Jennifer Lynch, of Eldersburg, earned a master's degree in curriculum and instruction;

Carol Mercer, of Sykesville, earned a master's degree in counselor education;

Patrick Scible, of Sykesville, earned a master's degree in curriculum and instruction;

Claire Ward, of Sykesville, earned a master's degree in reading;

Laura Welch, of Sykesville, earned a master's degree in curriculum and instruction;

Kristen Wilson, of Eldersburg, earned a master's degree in media;

Carol Wright, of Eldersburg, earned a master's degree in media;

Kerrie Wuenschel, of Sykesville, earned a master's degree in human re?

sources development; and

Jacquelyn Olson, of Woodbine, earned a master's degree in elementary education.

The following students earned degrees in May from Hood College: Elizabeth Arsenault, Kristan Hawkins and Kaitlin Johnson, all of Ellicott City; Katelyn Horn, of Marriottsville; and Justin Everett, Nazneed Sayeed and Kathryn Sirk, all of Woodbine, earned Bachelor of Arts.

Kathleen Drew, of Elkridge, and Nicole Arnold, of Woodbine, earned Master of Arts.

Ashley Bogdash, of Clarksville, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at The Pennsylvania State University, in University Park, Pa.

The following local students have been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at St. Mary's College of Maryland:

Allison Alexander, Nathan Beall, Jessica Clayton, Julie Frank, Mallory Herberger and Thomas Rados, all of Laurel;

Philip Alsop, Alyson Bahel, Katelyn Grue, Nicholas Hughes, Grace Koplow, Megan O'Hern, Katherine Savin-Murphy, Lindsey Siferd, Brian Tennyson, Kevin Tennyson, Laura Bruffey, Bethany Davis, Katerina Dudley, Jaclyn Fiackos, Mark Koppel, Michael Lamar, Dominick Morris, Marie Rau, Adam Ross, Nathan Smith, Jennifer Stewart and Carolyn Zerhusen, all of Ellicott City;

Kristen Deegan and Katerina Placek, both of Highland;

Kylie Linthicum, Nathaniel Owen and Julia Rocha, all of Jessup;

Blair Dugan, of Brookeville;

Hannah Brown, Elizabeth Frantz and Nicole Zimmerman, all of Clarksville;

Dana Gittings and Teresa Koster, of Dayton;

Alyssa Nutter and Michele Johnson, both of Elkridge;

Megan Lantz and Katherine Grein, both of Hanover;

Amanda Wilmore, Monica Louzon and Katherine Henry, all of Marriottsville;

John Hain, of Woodstock;

Michael DuBey, of Glenelg;

James Tomkinson, of Glenwood;

Jonathan Wagner, Brittany Sigley, Brendan Oster, Caitlyn O'Flaherty, Lyndsay Fournier, Sarah Duke and Skylar Bauer, all of Mount Airy;

Ame Roberts, Melissa Stoker, James O'Keefe, Andrew Llewellyn and Chance Hazelton, of Eldersburg;

Caitlin Taylor, Kelli Pittman and Caitlin Anderson, all of Sykesville;

Jonathan Kwolek, of West Friendship; and

Colleen Hughes and Lauriann Parker, both of Woodbine.

Cynthia Heiser, daughter of Barbara and Michael Heiser, of Ellicott City, has been accepted into Phi Kappa Phi, the interna tional honor society, at Salisbury University. She is a senior majoring in elementary education and is a 2007 graduate of Mount Hebron High School.

Brittany Lubonski, daughter of James and Monika Lubonski, of Huntingtown, and Adam and Bonnie Bajrak, of Dayton, has been accepted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society of business, at Salisbury University. Lubonski is a junior majoring in accounting and is a 2009 graduate of Huntingtown High School.

Sabrina Anwar, daughter of Taufiq and Tasleema Anwar, of Laurel, earned a Bachelor of Arts in international business and management in May from Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pa. She is a graduate of Reservoir High School.

Faye Liberatore, of Ellicott City, earned an Associate of Applied Science in business management from Howard Community College.

The following students have been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Lebanon Valley College, in Annville, Pa.:

Andrew Suprock, of Mount Airy, a junior physics major;

Alison Kordonski, of Eldersburg, a senior elementary education major; and

Steven Wildberger, of Eldersburg, a junior history major.

John Steger, of Laurel, earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a Bachelor of Science in economics from Villanova University, in Villanova, Pa.

Katherine Vaillancourt, of Clarksville, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester Denison University, in Granville, Ohio. She is majoring in religion.

Jacob Birdsong, of Ellicott City, earned a Bachelor of Arts in environmental students in May from Washington College. He is the son of Richard Birdsong and Joanne Jurkowski.

David Briggs, of Laurel, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Widener University, in Chester, Pa.

Jack Droppa, of Ellicott City, earned a degree in history, with a minor in education studies, in May, from St. Lawrence University, in Canton, N.Y.

The following students earned a Master of Arts in teaching in June from St. Mary's College of Maryland:

Lindsay Myers, of Mount Airy, has been certified in the area of secondary English and completed a master's project titled, "Motivating the reluctant learner: A study in stimulating the classroom environment."

Christopher Rodkey, of Ellicott City, has been certified in the area of secondary social studies and completed a master's project titled, "In loco parentis: Reaffirming the role of teachers."

Cynthia Heiser, of Ellicott City, has been accepted into Kappa Delta Pi, the national education honor society at Salisbury University. She is a senior majoring elementary education and a 2007 graduate of Mount Hebron High School. Heiser is the daughter of Barbara and Michael Heiser.

Mihiri Silva, of Clarksville, earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science in May from Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pa. She is the daughter of Priyanthi and Ajith Silva and a graduate of Reservoir High School.

The following students received awards at thespring honors program in May at Gettysburg College, in Gettysburg, Pa.:

Noor Oweis, of Ellicott City, received the Gettysburg College Senior Prize; and

Marci Zimmerman, of Ellicott City, received the Edwin and Leander M. Zimmeman Senior Prize.

Scott Scher, of Ellicott City, participated in Salisbury University's community service project, "The Big Event." He is a junior majoring in conflict analysis and dispute resolution, and a 2008 graduate of Centennial High School. Scher is the son of Gary and Barbara Scher.

Cathleen Reid, of Ellicott City, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Bethany College, in Bethany, W.Va.

Vincent Gutierrez, of Elkridge, has been accepted into Phi Kappa Phi, the international honor society at Salisbury University. Gutierrez is a junior majoring in exercise science. He is the son of Martin and Cynthia Gutierrez and a 2008 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School.

Michael Casper, of Mount Airy, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Penn State Erie, in Erie, Pa. He is studying software engineering.

The following students have been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Washington College:

Benjamin Cameron, of Laurel;

Julia Krout, of Ellicott City;

Beverly Frimpong, of Savage;

Sarah Hartge, of Brookeville;

Kathryn Manion and Katherine Thornton, both of Clarksville;

Amanda Johnson, of Marriottsville;

Carissa Marcelle, of Glenelg;

Rachel Bartee, of Mount Airy; and

Gabriella Batista and Stacie Bosley, both of Sykesville.

The following students have been named to the dean's list for the fall 2011 semester at Hood College:

Katrina Castner and Emily Gelblum, of Clarksville;

Stephanie Weaver, of Elkridge;

Monica Devamanoharan, Kristan Hawkins and Kaitlin Johnson, all of Ellicott City;

Linda Watson, of Jessup;

Alex Paxton, of Laurel;

John Farb, Nazneen Sayeed and Kathryn Sirk, all of Woodbine.

The following students have been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at McDaniel College:

Danika Allen and Gregory Nolen, both of Laurel;

Katalin Szoboszlay, of Highland;

Alison Rose, of Jessup;

Kathleen Levendusky, Emily Reed, Megan Rogers, Priyanka Sengupta, Matthew Arnold, Colleen Elliott, Michael Marks and Jeffrey Smith, all of Ellicott City;

Antoinette Adams, Kevin Elza and Jeffrey Kane Jr., and of Elkridge;

Louis Lachman, of Woodstock;

Zachary Thompson, of Glenwood;

Kyle Connor, Bridget Dahlen, Danielle Decolli, Brooke Hain, Rachel Hoffman, Rebekah James, Joanna Jenkins, Robin Petrasek, Curtis Rogers, Samantha Stair, Christina Walker, Jake Zamostny and Rula Zaru, all of Mount Airy;

Kirsten Bickford, Madison Deegan, Daniel Hughes, Charles Lathe and Darryl McFarland, all of Sykesville;

Casey Dunn, Katelyn Horvath, Claire Maisel, Matthew McCarron, Jessica Oros, Maria Osso, Lauren Scarborough, Benjamin Smith and Leanna Webb, all of Eldersburg; and

John Gamble, Stephanie Maring and Wendy Mason, all of Woodbine.

Sean Kirby, of Clarksville, and Stefanie Hooper, of Elkridge, have been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Saint Francis University, in Loretto, Pa.

Mathew Saur, of  Eldersburg,  has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Thiel College, in Greenville, Pa.

Michelle Smith, of Fulton, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Muhlenberg College, in Allentown, Pa. She is majoring in mathematics and is a graduate of Reservoir High School.

Michael McCarthy, of Ellicott City, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at the Catholic University of Amercia, in Washington. He is a graduate of Mount Hebron High School.

The following students have been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at the University of Mary Washington, in Fredericksburg, Va.:

Erica Christian, of Laurel;

Jacob Dellinger, of Sykesville; and

Erika Spivey, of Eldersburg.

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