Hospital Corpsman Francesca Nazzal, of Frederick, is serving aboard the Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City (T-EPF-7) in support of its Africa Partnership Station deployment. Carson City is deployed to the Gulf of Guinea to demonstrate progress through partnerships and U.S. commitment to West African countries through small boat maintenance assistance, maritime law enforcement engagement, and medical and community relations outreach.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Viviana B. Rolon Acosta recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Rolon Acosta is the sister of Cristhian D. Rolon Acosta, of New Market, and wife of Dan C. Manea of Ijamsville. She is a 2008 graduate of Colegio Cristiano Natanael, New York, New York. She earned an associate degree in 2016 from Frederick Community College, Frederick.
Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine, awarded degrees to area students, including Ryan Whittemore, of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and the child of Elizabeth Brent and Morris DuChemin, of Harpers Ferry, majoring in politics and minoring in rhetoric; and Nico Johnson, of Frederick and son of Dr. Warren Johnson and Marianne Carrere of Frederick, majoring philosophy and biology.
Clare Mangan, of Myersville, was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Champlain College, in Burlington, Vermont.
The following area students graduated in May from Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, New York: Randy Knight, of Frederick, ACT in cybersecurity and and master’s in professional studies; Beau Marwaha, of Frederick, a bachelor’s in game design and development; Benjamin Perlman, of New Market, a bachelor’s in civil engineering technology, graduated December 2018; Valeri Sollitto, of Hagerstown, bachelor’s degree in photographic and imaging arts in December 2018; James Troup, of Ijamsville, a bachelor’s in game design and development; Noah Zecher-Freeman, of Mount Airy, bachelor’s in chemical engineering; and Bryce Zimmerman, of Walkersville, bachelor’s in industrial engineering and an ME in industrial and systems engineering.
U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen recently announced appointments of high school students from Western Maryland to the U.S. Service Academies Class of 2023. They are: Sirri Akaya, of Hagerstown, and Paul Medina, of Frederick, to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Christopher Smith, of Mount Airy, Natalie Markoff, of Buckeystown; and Abigail McRea, of Myersville, to the U.S. Naval Academy; Olivia Dart, of Emmitsburg; Abigail Morseberger, of Mount Airy; and Natalie Dorsey, of Westminster, to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; and Abigail McRea, of Myersville, Braeden Burnett, of Westminster; Spencer Hose, of Little Orleans; and Dominic Rudakevych, of Middletown; to the U.S. Military Academy.
Abigail Scheuerman, of Boyds, has been awarded a bachelor’s degree in communication design summa cum laude from Kutztown University, in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
Sophia Polglaze, a rising sophomore at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester. Polglaze is the child of Dwight and Julie Polglaze of Walkersville.
Timothy Esworthy, of Mount Airy, is a member of the Class of 2020 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in Worcester, Massachusetts. He will major in mechanical engineering.
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