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Utica College in New York has released its dean's list, including April R. Carter, Sterling, for the fall 2005 semester. To make the list, students must achieve a GPA of 3.4 or higher and be full-time students.

4-H members in Loudoun County participated in a public speaking and presentation contest Saturday, Feb. 19. Top honors went to Amber Bryant with her presentation on Osteogenesis, Hayley Potts with her presentation on How to Write an Advertisement, and Samantha Sweitzer with her presentation on Cavies for Fancy.

The following Virginia Tech students were among those honored at the university's fall commencement ceremony, held Dec. 16, in Cassell Coliseum. The on-campus ceremony was presided by Virginia Tech president Charles W. Steger.

Abhijit Patel, Aldie, bachelor of science in business degree (cum laude) in finance from the Pamplin College of Business; Stephanie Algozine, Ashburn, bachelor of arts degree in art from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies; Cassandra Coffman, Ashburn, bachelor of science degree (summa cum laude) in human development from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; Spurgeon Norman, Ashburn, bachelor of science in computer engineering degree (magna cum laude) in computer engineering from the College of Engineering; Nida Sohail, Ashburn, bachelor of science in business degree in marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business; Jonathan Huynh, Ashburn, bachelor of arts degree in political science from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; Avinash Kondagunta, Ashburn, bachelor of science in computer engineering degree in computer engineering from the College of Engineering; Kristin Lamir, Ashburn, bachelor of science degree (magna cum laude) in human development from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; Timothy Wiltgen, South Riding, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering; Amol Bhaskar, Sterling, bachelor of science in business degree in accounting and information systems from the Pamplin College of Business; Chakriya Lim, Sterling, bachelor of arts degree in communication from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; Justin Oksanen, Sterling, bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the College of Science; Jennifer Stroup, Sterling, bachelor of science degree (magna cum laude) in biological sciences from the College of Science; Kiernan Calef, Sterling; Jaime Clampitt, Potomac Falls, bachelor of science degree (cum laude) in interior design from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies; Christopher Galvan, Potomac Falls, bachelor of arts degree in international studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; Kelly Shin, Potomac Falls, bachelor of science degree in hospitality and tourism management from the Pamplin College of Business; and Caitlin Knight, Ashburn, bachelor of science degree in psychology from the College of Science.

Virginians for the Arts re-elected Peter H. Dunning of Leesburg to a three-year term on its Board of Directors. Now in its 14th year, VFTAÕs membership includes artists, arts patrons and arts organizations. VFTAÕs mission has been to preserve the arts in the commonwealth by advocating for increased funding for the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

Air Force Airman Jacob R. Nelson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations.

In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Nelson is the son of Dale and Janene Nelson of Sterling. The airman is a 2004 graduate of Potomac Falls High School, Sterling.