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Sarah Chilton, a political science major and international studies minor from Alexandria, graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., on Saturday, June 2. She is a 2003 graduate of West Potomac High School in Alexandria and is the daughter of Scott and Sonia Chilton.

Ryan Hogan, an economics and business major from Alexandria, graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., on Saturday, June 2. During his time at Randolph-Macon, Hogan was named Greek Man of the Year for 2007. He also was the Inter-Fraternity Council President, and a member of the College Republicans group and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He played baseball for R-MC in 2003-2004. Hogan is a 2003 graduate of Bishop Ireton High School, and the son of William and Victoria Hogan of Alexandria.

Jill Marie Homiak, daughter of John Homiak of Alexandria, graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., with a degree in business, organizations and society with a minor in Italian.

Grace M. Dobbyn, the daughter of Dyan Donaldson and Paul Spring Road and John Dobbyn of Mount Vernon Landing, has been named to the Dean's List at Hamilton College for the 2007 Spring semester. A risisng senior majoring in sociology at Hamilton, Dobbyn is a graduate of Georgetown Visitation Prep School.

Ahrielle F. Cook, daughter of Mr. Theron D. Cook and Mrs. Claire R. Cook of Alexandria, graduated from Amherst College with a double major in English and Spanish.

Jelle Pouwel Wiersma of Alexandria received an associate of science degree from Western Wyoming Community College during the college's May 18 commencement ceremony.

Emerson College student Stefanie Lynch of Alexandria, an interdisciplinary major in cultural studies and social advocacy who is entering her senior year, has been selected as one of only five students nationally to receive a Howard R. Swearer Humanitarian Award. She is the second Emerson student to receive the prestigious award in the past four years. The award is presented annually by the Campus Compact student volunteerism organization. Lynch’s many public service projects have included working with the Boston Center for Youth and Families in the office of Robert Lewis, Jr. Among other things, she organized a conference for teen girls last summer. She has also volunteered with the Boston,-based non-profit group "Peace Games," (http://www.peacegames.org), and also has been active in the international campaign to promote Fair Trade in coffee, chocolate and other food and is involved with Cradles to Crayons (http://www.cradlestocrayons.org).

Katherine V. Malloy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Malloy of Alexandria, recently graduated from Oldfields School in Glencoe, Md. She plans to attend East Carolina University.

Jonathan Don Farrar, class of 2007, was named to the dean’s list at Lafayette College. He is a resident of Alexandria.

The following Alexandria residents were named to the dean’s list at Coastal Carolina University: Catherine M. Mingee; Michala A. Miller and Jason D. Spengler.

Matthew Biggerstaff, of Alexandria, received the 2007 A.M. Brown Endowed Scholarship Award. He is majoring in marketing in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.

Helena Peckar, was the recipient of the 2007 Hermann and Michele Buerger Scholarship. Helena, of Alexandria, is majoring in marketing in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.

Elizabeth Cantando of Alexandria, was the recipient of a $5,000 Aerospace Graduate Research Fellowship from the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. She attends the University of Virginia and is getting her Ph.D in engineering physics.

Jonathan Don Farrar of Alexandria, graduated from Lafayette College with a bachelors degree in physics and a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics. He graduated summa cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Pi Mu Epsilon and Sigma Pi Sigma.

Barton Edward Seifert of Mount Vernon, graduated from Lafayette College with a bachelor of arts degree in government and law. A.B. Government and Law.

Jessica L. Rexroat of Mount Vernon was named to the dean's list at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania.

Joseph Muffler, of Alexandria, a student majoring in English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has recently been awarded the Jenkins M. Robertson Scholarship.

The following students from University of Mary Washington were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester.

*Sari Atchue of Mount Vernon, is a junior *Lindsey Bechtold of Mount Vernon, is a sophomore *Katharine Bertron of Mount Vernon, is a sophomore *Rachel Blier of Mount Vernon, is a sophomore*Mary Dickenson of Mount Vernon, is a senior *Daniel Dickert of Mount Vernon, is a senior *Terra Fox of Mount Vernon, is a senior *Hillary Graves of Mount Vernon, is a sophomore *Thomas Tokhi of Mount Vernon is a senior *Cassandra Urbano of Alexandria, is a junior *Jessica Van Brocklin of Mount Vernon, is a junior

The following residents graduated from Virginia Tech this past Spring.

Alexandria:

* Geoffrey Adams received a Bachelor of Science degree (summa cum laude) in biological sciences from the College of Science.

* Elizabeth Norwood received a Bachelor of Architecture degree (cum laude) in architecture from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

* Patrick Sharkey received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the College of Engineering.

* Stephanie Beck received a Bachelor of Arts degree (summa cum laude) in communication from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Peter Cosier received a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) in political science from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Lewis Kesaris received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Delia Valentine received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree (magna cum laude) in accounting and information system from the Pamplin College of Business.

* Jasmina Jazic received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree (cum laude) in electrical engineering from the College of Engineering.

* Cristian Korner received a Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Aisley Neary received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree in aerospace engineering from the College of Engineering.

* John Daniel received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree in computer engineering from the College of Engineering.

* Thomas Kuntz received a Bachelor of Science degree in food science and technology from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

* Priscilla Martinez received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree in aerospace engineering from the College of Engineering.

* Victoria Pagonis received a Bachelor of Science degree in apparel, housing, and resource management from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Andrew Traugh received a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering degree in ocean engineering from the College of Engineering.

* Elena Werth received a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) in communication from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Bethany Augliere-Wheat received a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife science from the College of Natural Resources.

* Tatsuya Nakamura received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering.

* Andrew Pelenberg received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Ashley Welch received a Bachelor of Science degree in human nutrition, foods, and exercise from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

* Catherine Cavanaugh received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in finance from the Pamplin College of Business.

* David Covucci received a Bachelor of Arts degree (summa cum laude) in communication from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Melinda Butterworth received a Bachelor of Science degree (magna cum laude) in psychology from the College of Science.

* Brian Earle received a Bachelor of Architecture degree (cum laude) in architecture from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

* Devin Milton received a Bachelor of Arts degree (magna cum laude) in communication from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Stefanos Missailidis received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree (cum laude) in business information technology from the Pamplin College of Business.

* Virginia Morgan received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the College of Engineering.

* Jonathan Murphy received a Bachelor of Science degree in apparel, housing, and resource management from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* William Taylor received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (cum laude) in art (fine arts) from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

* Elizabeth Vaccarella received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Tracey Vaccarella received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Mount Vernon

* Lorielyn Abdon received a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from the College of Science.

* Natalie Ernst received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business.

* Samuel Lewis received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Andrew Mildorf received a Bachelor of Science degree (summa cum laude) in computer science from the College of Engineering.

* Thomas Harrell received a Bachelor of Science degree (summa cum laude) in psychology from the College of Science.

* Michael Killeen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Colby Snyder received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in management from the Pamplin College of Business.

* Nicholas Luhring received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the College of Science.

* Julia Szybala received a Bachelor of Arts degree (summa cum laude) in political science from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Matthew Biggerstaff received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree (summa cum laude) in marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business.

* Katherine Gates received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business.

* Katherine Reeves received a Bachelor of Science degree (summa cum laude) in biological sciences from the College of Science.

* Enrique Rodriguez received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree in electrical engineering from the College of Engineering.

Dennis J. Bayon of Alexandria and Katherine A. Tyson of Mount Vernon were named to the dean's list at Boston University.

The following students received degrees from Boston University: John A. Banta, William J. Blonigan, Sarah R. Coats, Rashida Merchant, William Gage, Julia R. Reeder, William E. Zamagni, Joelle E. Marston and Fedra Y. Sanchez.

The following students from Alexandria were named on University of Mary Washington’s Dean’s List:

Cassandra Urbano, junior

William Connery, senior

Katie Palmer, junior

Kathleen Cannon, junior

Caitlin Messinger, sophomore

Anh Nguyen, recent graduate

Laura Zamperini, senior

Katherine Hummelt, sophomore

Kimberly Simmons, senior

Allison Daugherty, junior

Kelsea Natoli, recent graduate

Margaret Vaccaro, senior

Rebecca Clark, recent graduate

Christine Chapman, senior

The following students from Mount Vernon were named on University of Mary Washington’s Dean’s List:

Hillary Graves, sophomore

Katharine Bertron, sophomore

Rachel Blier, sophomore

Thomas Tokhi, senior

Sari Atchue, junior

Terra Fox, senior

Daniel Dickert, senior

Mary Dickenson, senior

Jessica Van Brocklin, junior

Lindsey Bechtold, sophomore

Daniel Funk, son of John and Nancy Funk of Alexandria, was the recipient of a $1,500 college scholarship awarded at Fort Belvoir through the Defense Commissary Agency. Daniel plans to attend Florida State University in the fall.

Chapleigh Cathline Denman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Denman of Alexandria, has graduated cum laude and received her bachelor of arts degree in communication studies from Vanderbilt University.

Jacquelyn Andrea Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Daniel Jones III of Alexandria, has graduated magna cum laude and received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology and Spanish from Vanderbilt University.

Jane Washington Wise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Augustine W. Wise of Alexandria, has graduated magna cum laude and received her bachelor of arts degree in anthropology and French from Vanderbilt University.