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Mount Vernon School Notes 8/2/12

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The following students from Alexandria graduated on May 13 at Hampden-Sydney College.

  • Dereck Onofre Parada graduated with a B.A. in foreign affairs. A graduate of West Potomac High School, he is the son of Thea Nelson and Ramon Parada, both of Alexandria.

  • Kevin Komson Sidney graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in mathematical economics. A graduate of West Potomac High School, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Sidney of Alexandria.

Nine FCPS teachers are participating in the Sally Ride Science Academy this summer, sponsored by Exxon Mobil. The academy is designed to help teachers raise students’ interest in science. Attending from FCPS are Stacy Vickers of Cherry Run Elementary, Lori Huberman-Hayes of Daniels Run Elementary, Holly Eelman and Kristen Scudder of Navy Elementary, William Buchholz of Carson Middle, Patricia Waters of Key Middle, Elizabeth Hayward of Liberty Middle and Cheryl Flughum and Mohammad Zishhan of Sandburg Middle. The academy uses a train-the-trainer model that pepares participants to train other teachers in their district. Participating teachers will receive sets of the Sally Ride Science Cool Career book series that introduce students to a variety of careers in science for use in their classrooms. The 260 educators selected for the program were picked based on their qualifications, dedication to inspiring students at an early age, and commitment to enhancing the teaching profession. Programs are held in San Diego and New York City.

The Following Alexandria residents were among 1086 students from Ithaca College who received degrees during the college’s commencement ceremony held in May 2012.

  • Marjorie Glassco received a degree from Ithaca College’s School of Humanities and Sciences with a major in Drama.

  • Benjamin Malakoff received a degree from Ithaca College’s school of Communications with a major in Integrated Marketing Communications.

  • Samuel McCann received a degree from Ithaca College School of Communications with a major in Journalism.

Boston University awarded academic degrees to 6,098 students in May 2012. Receiving degrees were Lindsay S. Adler, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology; Thomas J. Platt, Master of Science in Business Continuity and Emergency Management; Zachary H. Warder, Bachelor of Science in Communication.

The following students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester:

Shauna M. Erickson is a freshman majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business.

Andrew T. Rasdorf is a sophomore majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

Nola M. Savage is a junior majoring in mathematics in the College of Science.

Joshua D. Schecker is a junior majoring in sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Dale M. Shifflett is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering.

Michael Adu is a senior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

Farhan M. Hasan is a junior majoring in materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering.

Elliott T. Jernigan is a junior majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

Michael L. Robertson is a freshman majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

Kathleen E. Brady is a junior majoring in environmental science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Alexander W. Cheng is a sophomore majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Kevin H. Corcoran is a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

Kathleen H. Driscoll is a sophomore majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

Alexandra K. Dunn is a sophomore majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Anna M. Gehring is a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

Amanda M. Griffin is a senior majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

Brian T. Linnell is a junior majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

Alexander H. Simon is a senior majoring in biological systems engineering in the College of Engineering.

Sasha A. Spriggs is a sophomore majoring in environmental policy and planning in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Lindsey M. Baumann is a junior majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Kerrianne R. Beyer is a senior majoring in fine arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Julianne D. Bigler is a junior majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

Andrew S. Blacker is a senior majoring in history in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Molly A. Bowdring is a junior majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

Reed H. Bryant is a senior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

Samantha L. Cooper is a senior majoring in food science and technology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Kelly K. Corridon is a freshman majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Christina L. Devine is a junior majoring in engineering science and mechanics in the College of Engineering.

Kelsey M. Dressing is a junior majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Alexander C. Gheesling is a junior majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Eric J. Hayth is a senior majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business.

Jennifer F. Hofmann is a senior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business.

Casey P. Jenkins is a sophomore majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Justine S. Joo is a freshman majoring in business in the Pamplin College of Business.

Saskia R. Kroesen is a freshman majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Meghan M. Laporta is a senior majoring in biological systems engineering in the College of Engineering.

Christopher D. Lazenby is a senior majoring in civil engineering in the College of Engineering.

Corinne C. Mayer is a junior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

Kelly D. McFarland is a sophomore majoring in history in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Kelley M. O'Leary is a senior majoring in interior design in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Catherine B. Royka is a freshman majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Nicholas D. Schaum is a senior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

Emma P. Swaney is a sophomore majoring in mathematics in the College of Science.

Meaghan K. Wilson is a senior majoring in animal and poultry sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Kelly E. Wood is a senior majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Charlotte M. Crump is a sophomore majoring in history in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Adam D. Frank is a junior majoring in sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Travis E. Frank is a junior majoring in landscape architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Alan A. Gomez is a senior majoring in electrical engineering in the College of Engineering.

Andrew K. Hicks is a sophomore majoring in construction engineering and management in the College of Engineering.

Lauren E. Kurz is a senior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business.

Juan G. Montolin is a junior majoring in geography in the College of Natural Resources and Environment.

Katherine A. O'Neill is a freshman majoring in environmental science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

James Riddle is a sophomore majoring in computer engineering in the College of Engineering.

Rebecca J. Quigley is a senior majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

Sarah M. Baldwin is a sophomore majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.