Deedra Suchting, of Parkton, was recently presented Hereford High School's highest agricultural honor, the Dekalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Co. Suchting received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. Her agricultural education instructors at Hereford High are Heather Schaefer and Anna Warner. Suchting's name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed at the high school.
The following students were named to McDaniel College's spring 2011 dean's list:
Jennifer Kotowski, of Jarrettsville, received highest honors; Megan Cook, of Monkton, received high honors; Shirley Mancia, of Baltimore, received highest honors; Ashlynn Parker, of Monkton, received highest honors; Kristin Beil, of Parkton, received honors; Meghan Schatz, of Parkton, received highest donors; Hannah Van Der Veken, of Parkton, received high honors; Judith Hyle, of Phoenix, received high honors; Meredith Larsen, of Phoenix, received highest honors; Paige Messersmith, of Phoenix, received high honors; Xi Huang, of Sparks, received honors; Daisy Kron, of Upperco, received honors; Brandon Morfoot, of Upperco, received highest honors; and, Anne Matthews, of Freeland, received highest honors.
Stephen Randall, of Phoenix, a 2007 graduate of Gilman, graduated from Washington and Lee University magna cum laude, receiving the accounting department award. He was inducted into the university's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa earlier this year.
Washington College, in Chestertown, announced its dean's list for the spring 2011 semester:
Meghan Lepley, of Baldwin, junior, daughter of John Lepley, major in economics; Allyson Yawman, of Phoenix, senior, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Gregory Yawman, major in business management; Megan Hudson, of Sparks, junior, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Hudson, major in business management; Jessica O'Brien, of White Hall, sophomore, daughter of Ms. Michelle Bundy, Mr. and Ms. Richard O'Brien; and, Caroline Stanley, of Freeland, junior, daughter of Barbara Stanley, Richard Stanley, major in environmental studies .
Delaware Valley College, in Doylestown, Pa., announced that Valerie Betts, of Parkton, was among the college's May list of graduates.
The following students graduated from Gettysburg College:
Katherine Weinel, of Jarrettsville, graduated magna cum laude and majored in psychology; Megan Lott, of Monkton, graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology; Alexandra Salatino, of Parkton, graduated with a bachelor's degree in English; Mark Rockwell, of Phoenix, graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology; and, Peter Menzies, of Upperco, graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics.
The following students have been named to the dean's honor list at Gettysburg College for the spring 2011 semester:
Connelly Doan, of Baldwin, a first-year student, and, Katherine Weinel, of Jarrettsville, a senior.
Allan Kleban, vice president of business development at KBE Building Corp., awarded an Environmental Studies Scholarship funded by KBE to Jonathan Barkley, of Parkton. This award, which is funded for four years, provides a $2,500 scholarship. Barkley is a junior majoring in biology and biochemistry with a minor in environmental studies. He is the president of the St. Mary's River Project, which provides environmental education and knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay to approximately 200 elementary students, a member of the Tri-Beta honor society, and on the dean's list. He is a member of Circle K International and the Films Committee.
The following students received degrees from Washington and Lee University:
Gregory Franke, of Glen Arm; John Daw, of Phoenix; and, Marah Schmitz, of Phoenix.
The following students were named to Gettysburg College's dean's commendation list for spring 2011:
Michael Hoppes, a sophomore, from Baldwin; Kirsten Smith, a sophomore, from Phoenix; and, Emily Windham, a junior, from White Hall.
The following area residents were named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Quinnipiac University:
Kelsey Kinnear, of Upperco; and, Blaine Dulkerian, of White Hall.
Brittany Danielle Yates, of Sparks, received a juris doctor degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law. Yates received a bachelor's degree fromUniversity of Richmond.
The following students graduated from Messiah College:
Glen Arm resident Michael Klein graduated with a degree in criminal justice; and, Hydes resident Emily Ellis graduated cum laude with a degree in elementary education.
The following residents received undergraduate degrees from Villanova University:
Danielle Capron, of Phoenix; and, Meredith Capron, of Phoenix.
Christy Wilson, of Glen Arm, received the Academic Excellence Scholarship from Frostburg State University. Wilson is the daughter of Aaron Wilson and attended Loch Raven High School.
Joanna Heagy, of Phoenix, a 2007 graduate of Hereford High School, graduated in May, cum laude from the College of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware. She will enter into Towson University's masters program for occupational therapy in the fall.
Benjamin Kujawa, of Jarrettsville, received a Bachelor of Science from St. Francis University, in Loretto, Pa.
Cornell University announced the following students graduated with the Class of 2011:
Nicholas Murray, of Phoenix, graduated with a Artium Baccalarius in arts and sciences; and, Elizabeth Wisner, of Upperco, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture and life sciences.
Colin Thornton Ackerman, of Phoenix, received a degree from Miami University. Ackerman received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude.
Loyola University Maryland announced students named to the spring 2011 dean's list:
Andrew English, from Baldwin; William Grill, from Baldwin; Gia Fontanazza, from Baldwin; Wallace Knobel, from Glen Arm; Johanna Gibson, from Jarrettsville; David Grason, from Phoenix; Emily Schehlein, from Phoenix; and, Marie McSweeney, from Sparks.
Amanda Adams, of Sparks, has earned highest honors for the spring 2011 semester at theUniversity of New Hampshire.
The following residents were named to the dean's list at Ithaca College for the spring 2011 semester:
Andrea Pace, daughter of Robert Pace and Wendy Eldredge-Pace, of Monkton, was named to the dean's list at Ithaca College's School of Health Sciences and Human Performance; Ellen Hartig, daughter of George Hartig and Katherine Hartig, of Parkton, was named to the dean's list at Ithaca College's School of Humanities and Sciences; and, Shannon Meehan, daughter of James Meehan and Mary Sullivan, of Upperco, was named to the dean's list at Ithaca College's School of Business.
The following students were named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York:
Robert Montgomery, of Parkton; and, Lily Rougeot, of Sparks.
Aileen McCausland, of Phoenix, participated in Salisbury University's 10th annual Student Research Conference. McCausland presented "Heart Rate Response to Physical Activity: a Comparison between Land and Water Stepping." The purpose of her study was to compare heart rate response in healthy women performing the same step exercise in two different conditions: on land and in shallow water.
Misericordia University announced that Jennifer Foley, Baltimore, was named to the dean's list.
Jenna Epstein, of Glen Arm, received a Master of Education in education, general from Frostburg State University.
The following students graduated from Frostburg State University:
Garrett Daley, of Jarrettsville, earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration; Regina Stiffler, of Monkton, earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology; Emma Cabrera, of Parkton, earned a Bachelor of Science in early childhood/elementary education; Matthew Cox, of Parkton, earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting; Beth Petrovich, of Parkton, earned a Bachelor of Science in English; and, Emily Thomas, of Upperco, earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration.
Jillian Weinreich, of Jarrettsville, a sophomore at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester.
Kwang Kim, of Parkton, son of Hong Kim and Joo Kim, was named to the merit list of Oxford College, the two-year liberal arts division of Emory University, located in Oxford, Ga., for the 2011 spring semester.
Jennifer Sharp, of Parkton, daughter of Kathleen Sharp and Jeffrey Day Sharp, received a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the School of Medicine of Emory University, inAtlanta.
Parkton native Janet Kathleen Barr was the recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Radiological Science Award from College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
The following students received degrees from College of Notre Dame of Maryland: