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Lauren Michal Weaver and Valerie Sawyer Gaskins, of Springfield have been elected to the Alpha of Virginia chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at the College of William and Mary. Their induction ceremony takes place Friday, May 14. Lauren is a Government and Religion major, while Valerie is majoring in Government and Business.

Freshman Caithlin Gorman of Springfield, was named to the fall 2003 dean's list at American University. She is a business administration major at the Kogod School of Business. To earn dean's list at AU, a student must obtain a 3.5 grade point average or better on their semester courses.

Mary Washington College student Stephanie Young of Springfield was recently inducted into the education honor society Kappa Delta Phi. Kappa Delta Pi promotes the discipline of education through recognition of honor students who plan to teach. Those who are inducted must have junior standing with a 3.0 grade point average and must be seeking Collegiate Professional Licensure. Stephanie is the daughter of Julie and Jerry Young, and a 2001 graduate of West Springfield High School. She is an English and education major.

Heather Cable of Springfield was recently inducted into Syracuse University's chapter of Pi Sigma Sigma Honor Society. Pi Sigma Sigma Honor Society recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship among students in the interdisciplinary field of policy studies. It also recognizes outstanding student and alumni contributions to the policy studies program, university and community. To qualify for membership, students must major or minor in policy studies, attain a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale in policy studies courses and attain a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher in all courses. Heather is a senior majoring in policy studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and public relations in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Senior art major Sarah Zaidman of Springfield featured her work at an annual senior art thesis exhibit on the campus of Bridgewater College. She displayed a series of photographs that captured painted figures. The exhibit is open through Sunday, May 16.