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Rodney Ho

The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors Inc. (NBCC), recently awarded an $8,000 2019 NBCC Foundation military scholarship to Rodney Alan Ho, of Frederick. The military scholarship is awarded to service members, veterans, and their spouses who are pursuing a counseling education and commit to serving fellow military personnel, veterans, and families upon graduation.

The following area students were awarded master’s degrees in December from Frostburg State University: Blake Ganaway, of New Market, MBA in management; Cassandra Chase, of Hagerstown, education, general; Kevin Ebeling, of New Windsor, MBA in management; Duane Gleason, of Mount Airy, MBA in management; Kevin Grimm, of Hagerstown, MBA in management; Marcus Kyriacou, of Monrovia, education, general; Anna Nikolenko, of Damascus, MBA in management; Jamie Sullivan, of Hagerstown, education, general; Jessica Tapley, of Hagerstown, education, general; and Kyle Thompson, of Hagerstown, education, general.

Corinne Kearney and Ryan Oden, both of Mount Airy, are studying in Perugia, Italy, for the spring semester. Kearney and Oden are students at Lebanon Valley College, in Annville, Pennsylvania.

Deborah Afolabi, of Walkersville, a graduate of Walkersville High School majoring in communications/public relations and advertising, made the dean’s list for the fall semester at Albright College, in Reading, Pennsylvania.

William Lee, of Mount Airy; David McBain, of Damascus; and Alexei Severnyak, of Frederick, made the dean’s list for the fall semester at The Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina.

Lydia Rogers, of Mount Airy and a fashion merchandising major, made the honors list for the fall semester at Concordia University Wisconsin, in Mequon, Wisconsin.

The following area students made the dean’s list for the fall semester at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York: Kiser Holiday, of Woodbine, design and imaging technology program; David Kelley, of Monrovia, physics; Aubrey Cole, of Frederick, film and animation; Jake Tognetti, of Frederick, computer science; Meghan Luebehusen, of Smithsburg, laboratory science technology; Rahul Shah, of Boyds, human-centered computing; Ryan Keeley, of Mount Airy, chemical engineering; Alina Kenina, of Clarksburg, exercise science; Connor Switenky, of Frederick, computer science; Julia Hotaling, of New Market, new media interactive development; Daniel Stauffer, of Boonsboro, electrical mechanical engineering; Danielle Holiday, of Woodbine, accounting technology; Robert Bill, of Union Bridge, media arts and technology; Robert Novak, of Frederick, electrical engineering; and Patrick Campbell, of Frederick, graphic design.

Matthew Graciano, of Charles Town, West Virginia, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Husson University, in Bangor, Maine.

Nicholas Coyne, of Middletown, was recently inducted into Tri Beta, the biology department. Coyne, a graduate of Middletown Senior High School, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology at Lebanon Valley College, in Annville, Pennsylvania.

Kyrie Johnston, of Frederick, spend spring break serving others on a mission trip. Cedarville University, in Cedarville, Ohio, sent 16 Global Outreach teams with more than 209 students, faculty and staff members to domestic and international locations during spring break.

Jessica Norris, of Boyds, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Delaware, in Newark, Deleware.

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