Kelley Hubbell, a graduate of James Madison High School, recently completed her first season with The College of Wooster’s women’s lacrosse team. Hubbell had never played lacrosse before this spring, but as a freshman defender with the Scots, she saw action in six of 18 games. Overall, Hubbell totaled 77 minutes of playing time and registered four ground balls, while being part of a unit that yielded a conference-low 7.8 goals per game.
Undecided on a major, Kelley is the daughter of Paul and Janet Hubbell of Vienna.
Wagish Bhartiya of Vienna made the dean’s list with distinction during the spring 2002 term at Duke University.
Ashley Lynn Maruca, daughter of Frank and Bonnie Maruca of Great Falls, recently graduated from Lynchburg College, a private college in Central Virginia enrolling 2,100 students in professional, liberal arts and graduate studies. Maruca received a B.S. in psychology. She is a 1998 graduate of Langley High School.
Jesse Hurdus, Eric Hultman, and George Eichinger III, all from McLean, were the recipients of Marshall Hahn Engineering Scholarships, awarded by Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering. The highly competitive $2,000 scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit. Only some 10 percent of the entering freshman engineering class of about 1,400 will receive this award. The college has awarded these scholarships since the late 1970s, when it received a bequest from the estate of John Lee Pratt, a former General Motors executive. Hurdus attended Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology.
Tubist Alexander Lapins of Vienna has earned the master of music degree in tuba performance from the University of Michigan School of Music, studying under Fritz Kaenzig. Lapins has accepted a graduate scholarship from Indiana University, Bloomington, to begin his doctorate of music in instrumental performance with Daniel Parentoni.
He will be teaching low brass this summer at the University of Michigan All-State program in Interlochen and Ann Arbor, Mich. Lapins graduated from McLean High School in 1995, where he was mentored by James Kirchenbauer, and earned the bachelor of music degree in music Industry from James Madison University, studying under Kevin Stees. His parents, Aldis and Susan Lapins, live in Vienna.
Amanda Anderson, daughter of John and Bonnie Anderson of Great Falls, played the character of Al’s girl in Susquehanna University’s recent production of “The Grapes of Wrath.” Anderson, a freshman and theater arts major at Susquehanna University, is a 2001 graduate of the Madeira School.
Eric A. Heisman, son of Kim and Suzanne Heisman of Great Falls, was awarded a $26,000 academic scholarship from University of Tampa. He completed his freshman year at Northern Virginia Community College and will start sophomore year at University of Tampa in August.
The following McLean-area residents graduated in the fall semester of 2001 from Virginia Tech: Timothy C. Hope, Erika R. Landis, Amy S. Chou, Matt Felber, Veerangana Rajan, Warren H. Liu, Mark D. Nelson and Christine G. White.
Jessica Alise Lipps, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lipps of McLean, made the deans’ list at Washington University in St. Louis for fall 2001 academic achievement in College of Arts and Sciences.
Jennifer Leigh Joseph of McLean received a master of science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at commencement exercises held on May 11.
Scott Moran of McLean received a bachelor of science degree in public relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in commencement exercises held on May 12.
Todd Haywood Phillips from Vienna, VA recieved a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Wake Forest University on May 20th, 2002.
Four Students from Fairfax County were among the academic degree candidates honored at Syracuse University’s 148th commencement ceremony held May 12th, 2002. The students include Jonathan Young from Great Falls, VA, who received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics; Katharine Wolfe from Oakton, VA, who received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science; and Tenzin Khedrup, from Vienna, VA, who received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations.