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John Wildt of Vienna was recently inducted into the University of Alabama (UA) chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta on the Tuscaloosa campus. Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes academic excellence among first-year students. It was founded at the University of Illinois in 1924. Today, Alpha Lambda Delta has over 230 chapters throughout the nation. Membership in Alpha Lambda Delta is open to full-time freshman students who earn a scholastic average of 3.5 or better at a four-year college or university. The UA chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta has 374 members.

Melanie Spence of Mclean recently graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, with a major in sociology and a minor in French. Currently she is enrolled at the University of Denver, Denver, Colo., in the Graduate School of International Studies, where she is planning to study for one year before going into the Peace Corps.

Stacy Lee Barlow of Great Falls recently graduated from the Graduate School at Louisiana State University with a master’s degree.

Asli Kavaklioglu Ogunc, Kurtay Nafiz Ogunc and James Elliott Parham of Vienna recently received their doctorates from the Louisiana State University’s Graduate School.

Marie Stephens of McLean has graduated from Syracuse University with a master of science degree in information resources management.

Joel Keefer of Vienna has graduated summa cum laude from McPherson College with an associate technology degree in auto restoration.

Jeffrey Chang, Brigette Pierce and Allison Twomey of McLean have been named to the dean’s list for the 2002 spring semester at Wake Forest University.

Andrew W. Siddon, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Siddon of Great Falls, was named to the dean’s list for the 2002 spring semester at Hampden-Sydney College. Siddon is a graduate of Langley High School.

David Miller, a 2000 graduate of Madison High School, was named on the dean’s list at Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, N.C., for the spring 2002 semester. Miller, the son of Vern and Harriet Miller of Vienna, achieved a 3.8 GPA for his most recent semester of studies while performing his duties as a member of the Student Government Association. He also balances his academic work with his commitment to Pfeiffer varsity soccer, which he has played for the past two years.

Jeffrey Barnes Callaway, a 1999 graduate of James Madison High School, has been awarded the Loretta R. Donnelly Memorial Accounting Scholarship. The scholarship was presented from Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business at the Department of Accounting and Information Systems Awards Banquet on April 19. A rising senior, Jeff plans to continue his studies at Virginia Tech working toward a master’s degree.

Tyne Mary Vance of McLean recently graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Ellen Fulco, daughter of Judy and Bruce Fulco of Vienna, recently performed on clarinet with the Kenyon College Woodwind Quintet. A graduate of James Madison High School, Fulco is a first-year student at Kenyon College in Ohio.

Laura Elizabeth Root, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Root of Vienna, has been selected by Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg for honors admission for the fall of 2002. Honors admission is offered to students who apply early and who have an outstanding high-school performance record and SAT scores. She is currently a senior at George C. Marshall High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Honor Society and the Science Honor Society.

Blake E. Smith, a senior at George C. Marshall High School and a resident of Vienna, has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., which he will attend in the fall.

All applicants to Randolph-Macon College are automatically considered for Presidential Scholarships, which range from $5,000 to $15,000. The scholarship rewards outstanding academic achievement in high school and is renewable for four years when a student maintains an excellent college record. This year Randolph-Macon College offered more than 465 scholarships to prospective students.

More than half the students attending Randolph-Macon College receive some form of scholarship or financial aid.

For more information, contact Anne Hagerty at 804-752-3712 or ahagertyu@rmc.edu.

Allison Lee Carr, daughter of Jon and Arlene Carr of Vienna, received a bachelor of science degree in agricultural science, cum laude, from Truman State University. Carr, a graduate of James Madison High School, was involved with Delta Tau Alpha and the Horsemans’ Association. She will be working at Cavallo Farm Inc. in Chantilly.

Rachel Riordan Orsinger, daughter of James and Denis Orsinger of Vienna, received a bachelor of arts degree in public policy and American institutions from Brown University, Providence, R.I., on May 27.

Jessica L. Anderson recently graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC. Jessica is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Anderson of 914 Riva Ridge Dr. in Great Falls.

Ashleigh M. Roberts recently graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC. Ashleigh is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor S. Roberts of 9521 Leemay St. in Vienna.

Matthew Laszewski of Great Falls recently recieved a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University. Laszewski graduated from Bucknell in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He will work for Lockheed Martin in Moorestown, NJ.

Sabrina Chin, daughter of Wanda and Perry Chin of Great Falls has been selected by Virginia Tech’s Dean of Students Office for Orientation Team 2002. Chin is a 2000 graduate of Langley High School.