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<lst>Neil A. Moyer and Abdelmola I. Lenghi, both of Vienna, earned dean's list status at Coastal Carolina University for the fall semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average.

Jonathan Bocek and Colleen Fulco of Vienna earned dean's list honors for the 2005 fall semster at Lynchburg College.

Myung-Hoon Lee of Oakton was named to the dean's list at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, in the fall of 2005.

Alexander Gillula, the son of Olga and James Gillula of Vienna, was named to the dean's list for the fall 2005 semester.

William Thomas Hillman Terzian of Vienna has been named to the dean's list of Hampden-Sydney College.

Laura Spencer of Oakton has been named to the dean's list of the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.

James Madison High School graduate Chrissie Nelson, class of 2005, closed out her first college swimming season at Lawrence University in February by posting personal bests in three individual events and two relays. Nelson, who swam four seasons for the Warhawks as a 500 freestyle specialist, topped her previous 400-yard individual medley time by almost 25 seconds, swimming a 5:06.93, and placing sixth in the Midwest Conference Championship meet, held on the Lawrence University campus in Appleton. She now has her name inscribed on the Viking Women's Top Times board at the Boldt Natatorium at Lawrence. Nelson is the eighth-fastest swimmer in the history of the Division III Lawrence women's team in the event.

Michelle Elizabeth Newhouse of Vienna, a freshman at James Madison University, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester 2005.

The following Virginia Tech students from Vienna and Oakton were among those honored at the university's Fall Commencement Ceremony held Dec. 16 in Cassell Coliseum:

Maureen Mulcahy received a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in human development; Sarah Murphy received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in finance; Daniel Raphael received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in finance; Allison Godsey received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Spanish; Hanif Kazemi received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree, cum laude, in electrical engineering; Erin Odell received a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in music; Gelek Topgyal received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree in electrical engineering; Russell Forbes received a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, in sociology; Russell Forbes received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree, cum laude, in finance; Mary Gimbel received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree in civil engineering; Adeel Mufti received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science; Russell Richards received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree, cum laude, in mechanical engineering; Adam Strickler received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in finance; Joanne Fujito received a Bachelor of Science degree in human development; Brian Gallagher received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English; Brian Mayerick received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree in mechanical engineering; Setareh Moinamin received a Bachelor of Science degree in human nutrition, foods and exercise; Derek Rosen received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in business information technology.