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Shaowei Wu, Ph.D., has been appointed as Hood College’s director of institutional research and assessment. Wu officially joined the office on April 29. In her role, Wu will provide vision, leadership and management to the college’s institutional research and assessment efforts. Wu will also be responsible for organizing and managing the daily activities of the OIRA, including providing leadership in supporting the College’s strategic planning process and in preparing and analyzing College and community demographics, projections and studies.

Randi Haron, from Clarksburg, was among the students who performed in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble on May 3 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Haron, who is studying music, played flute in the concert.

The following area students were initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Salisbury University, in Salisbury: Alyssa Chesney, of Mount Airy; Addison Linn, of New Windsor; Abigail Lane, of Ijamsville; Alyssa McCloskey, of Clarksburg; Elizabeth Short, of Frederick; and Melanie Staszewski, of Poolesville. Matthew Dulcich, of Clarksburg, was initiated at Andrews University.

Elizabeth Davis, of Frederick, was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester, online, at Columbia College, in Columbia, Missouri.

Lydia Flynn, a junior chemistry major from Libertytown, and Colten Shipe, a junior computer science major from New Windsor, were named to the president’s list for the spring semester at Bob Jones University, in Greenville, South Carolina.

McDaniel College, in Westminster, recently welcomed the following local students as members of the Class of 2025: Julia Ahrens, Clarksburg, criminal justice major; Islamiah Alabi, of Frederick and graduate of Tuscarora High School, kinesiology; Kevin Aquino, of Mount Airy and a graduate of Linganore High School, studying criminal justice; Bryen Beer, of Frederick, graduate of Oakdale High School, studying criminal justice; Kyle Brown, of Frederick, a graduate of Frederick High and studying political science; Emily Burke, of Keedysville, a graduate of Boonsboro High School, studying sociology; Katilyn Cole, of Damascus, a graduate of Damascus High School, studying American Sign Language; Morgan Collins, of Mount Airy, a graduate of South Carroll High School; Brandon Dorfman, of Knoxville, a graduate of Boonsboro High, studying political science; and Kenzie Doster, of Frederick, a graduate of Tuscarora High, studying psychology.

Also, Dell Grieser, of Frederick, a graduate of OHS; Madyson Hill, of Mount Airy, a graduate of LHS, studying education, pre-K to 12; Bailey Himes, of Knoxville, a graduate of Brunswick High School, studying kinesiology; Jayson Howard, of Emmitsburg, a graduate of Catoctin High School, business administration; Terrance Jackson, of Point of Rocks, a graduate of Brunswick High, studying kinesiology; Candy Lin, of Frederick, a graduate of Urbana High School, studying actuarial science; Lily Miller, of Myersville, a graduate of Middletown High School, studying political science; Kallie Palumbo, of Union Bridge, graduate of Francis Scott Key High School, studying kinesiology; Molly Peck, of Dickerson, a graduate of Poolesville High School, studying political science; and Emily Pozsgay, of Keedysville, a graduate of Boonsboro High, studying engineering.

And Emma Purcell, of Frederick, a graduate of UHS, studying biochemistry; Jasmine Sanchez, of Thurmont, a graduate of CHS, studying chemistry; Cameron Sedlack, of Woodbine, studying kinesiology; Olivia Shores, of Frederick, a graduate of Gov. Thomas Johnson High School; Faith Thumma, of Frederick, a graduate of LHS, studying art; Madi Tranchitella, of Mount Airy, a graduate of LHS, studying biomedical science; Alex Weitzel, of Boyds; and Sarah Youssef, of Clarksburg.

Marisabel Kubiak, of Poolesville, earned a MA in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University, in Harrsionburg, Virginia, in May. Also, Jackie Benton, of Smithsburg, earned a graduate certificate in trauma and resilience in educational environment.

Mark Pera, of Laytonsville, and Linsey Rotter, of New Market, made the dean’s list for the spring semester at Belmont University, in Nashville, Tennessee.

The following area students were awarded bachelor’s degrees on May from the University of Tampa, in Tampa, Florida: Caitlin Caffrey, of New Market, nursing; Christian VandenHeuvel, of Frederick, advertising and public relations; Noah Wivell, of Rocky Ridge, entrepreneurship; and Ryan Washabaugh, of Frederick, political science.

Grayson Rule, of Frederick, was recently inducted into Phi Alpha Theta at Lebanon Valley College, in Annville, Pennsylvania. Rule, a graduate of Tuscarora High School, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in history and political science.

Nicholas Coyne, of Middletown, a graduate of Middletown High School and a biology major, received the Biology Scholarship Award from Lebanon Valley College.

The following area students graduated on May 3 from Flagler College, in St. Augustine, Florida: Tatiana Dieguez, of Frederick, criminology; Sasha Pabis, of Frederick, education hearing impaired/elementary education, summa cum laude; Devin Beck and Alec Stores, both of Mount Airy and degrees in accounting; and Nicholas Bennett, of Mount Airy, accounting and finance.

Kathryn Craine, of Woodbine and a biology major, was named the recipient of The COOP Service Prize at Hamilton College, in Clinton, New York.

The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Bob Jones University, in Greenville, South Carolina: Mary Bartlett, a physics major from Damascus; Jeremiah Cox, a computer science major from Keymar; and Douglas Flynn, an engineering major from Libertytown.

Dana Luquingan, of Smithsburg, and Alexandra Merki, of Thurmont, made the dean’s list for the spring semester at Olivet Nazarene University, in Bourbonnais, Illinois.

Logan Barnes, of Mount Airy, was named to the spring semester honor roll at Abilene Christian University, in Abilene, Texas.

Alexandra Kerwin, of Woodbine, was named to the dean’s honor roll for the spring semester at the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, Mississippi. Maria Tyma, of Boyds, and Whitney Robertson, of Frederick, were named to the chancellor’s honor roll.

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) in Manchester, New Hampshire, congratulates the following local students on being named to the winter dean’s list: Kendra Rosenberry, of Sabillasville; and Kirsten Burton, Lillian Donlon, Alaya Powell-Davis and Miriam Reyes, of Frederick.

The following area students made the winter president’s list at SNHU: Xavier Perez Mendez, Virginia Kinsella, Sarah Benkert, Brandon Peterson, Benjamin Smith and Tiffanie Reeves, of Frederick; Sonja Roberts, of Damascus; Cassie O’Clair and Joshua Hanington, of Middletown; Matthew Seibert, of Sabillasville; Carlos Incao, of Keymar; Ludwin Matias, of Walkersville; and Donisha Terry, of Monrovia.

Individually, 18 players of the Muhlenberg College’s field hockey team, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, were named to the 2020 NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad. Among them was Mallory Holson, of Ijamsville, a psychology major and student-athlete.

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