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Robert W. Serig of Vienna was among 235 cadets who received degrees at Virginia Military Institute's commencement exercises on Saturday, May 15. Serig, receiving a bachelor of science degree in physics, double minoring in history and mathematics, was a distinguished graduate with Institute honors and was commissioned as an ensign in the United States Navy. He also received The Garnett Andrews, Class of 1890 Award, which goes to a member of the graduating class who submits the best paper on a military subject. Serig is the son of Robin and Howard Serig of Vienna.
Lindsay Hochman of Oakton, graduate of James Madison High School, was recently named to the dean's list at the University of Virginia for the spring semester of her freshman year. She is the daughter of Kathy and Joel Hochman of Oakton.
Emily Christine James of Vienna was recently named to the dean's list for the spring 2004 semester at Lafayette College. To qualify, students must achieve at least a 3.45 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
The Virginia Tech Navy ROTC recently conducted its commissioning ceremony for the class of 2004. Twenty-six cadets received their posts during a ceremony in Squires Colonial with guest speaker Michael G. Mullen, vice chief of Naval Operations. Michael F. Renard of Vienna, a graduate in business information technology with a leadership minor from Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been commissioned into Naval Aviation. The newly commissioned officers will serve in positions ranging from surface warfare to naval aviation with locations ranging from the USS Antietam to the USS Monterey.