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Alexandria School Notes: Oct. 3, 2012

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Daniel Clark of Alexandria, a cadet in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2016, majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering, has joined Virginia Tech’s regimental band, the Highty-Tighties.

Three residents of Alexandria graduated from Radford University at the end of the summer session. Earning a Bachelor of Science degree were Ashley Marie Sawyers, recreation, parks and tourism; Andrew Peter Fernandez, psychology; and Michael Boswell Sears, media studies.

A T.C. Williams High School senior is among more than 1,600 Semifinalists in the 49th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program. Samantha R. Williams now has an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards worth more than $2.5 million to be offered next spring. When applying for the program, students listed their prospective majors. Williams plans to major in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities.

Anastasia C. Voellm, the daughter of Frederick and Catalina Voellm of Alexandria, was recognized as a member of “The Academy’s Own” for assisting the Admission Department. She was honored during the Randolph Macon Academy’s awards ceremony on May 14.

Tressa Seetin, of Alexandria, graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor of arts degree in environmental studies and a minor in women's studies from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. Seetin is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Seetin of Alexandria.

Ashton Elizabeth Hellmuth of Alexandria was named to the University of Mississippi’s Chancellor’s Honor Roll for the spring 2012 semester.

Nolan Peters, of Alexandria, 9th grade, was named to the Honors List for Trimester 3 at Saint James School (Md.). Parents are Mr. Theodore Peters and Mrs. Kristin Davidson.

Ellie Barton (12th grade) was on the Honors List at Saint James School (Md.). Parents are Mr. And Mrs. Christopher Barton. Thirteen Alexandria residents graduated from Radford University at the end of the spring semester.

Jasmine Bagley of Alexandria, a junior fashion design major at Moore College of Art & Design, was awarded the first Penny Fox Internship Fellowship at Honors Convocation on April 13. Bagley is completing her summer internship at Diane Von Furstenberg at the company’s headquarters in New York.

Two Bishop Ireton rising seniors have been named Finalists for the 2012 Positive Coaching Alliance Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Award. Congratulations to both Tommy Kelly of Alexandria and Camille Weber of Springfield.

Alexandria Renew Enterprises welcomed two interns as part of its new internship program. Alexandria Renew is joining with local high schools and colleges to develop the program, which introduces qualified students to real-world work experiences. Bradley Cooper is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and plans to graduate from DeVry University later this year with a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems. While in the Navy, he worked as a Systems Analyst stationed in San Diego and Yokosuka, Japan. Once he has receives his degree, he looks forward to a career in computer information security. He is working on Alexandria Renew’s information technology system, and said he’s learned a lot on the internship. Jeffrey Alvarado is a graduate of T.C. Williams High School and plans to spend two years at Northern Virginia Community College starting in the fall before moving on to a four-year college, majoring in electronic engineering. He also has an interest in environmental engineering. He sees a career in engineering as a way to apply innovative and creative ideas to solve basic problems in real life. Jeffrey is spending his days working on operations at Alexandria Renew, learning about the different parts of the facility that processes wastewater.

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

*Austin C. Gage is a senior majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*Christopher J. Boucher is a senior majoring in sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*D'Elia M. Chandler is a junior majoring in English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*Samuel J. Ferrara is a freshman majoring in civil engineering in the College of Engineering.

*Andrew K. Kicinski is a sophomore majoring in mathematics in the College of Science.

*Sarah E. Tianti is a senior majoring in sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*Renee C. Von Guggenberg is a sophomore majoring in biochemistry in the College of Science.

*Olivia N. Foroughi is a freshman majoring in sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*Sandy S. Janwatin is a sophomore majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

*Marin A. Nolan is a freshman majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

*Robert S. Smith is a senior majoring in computer science in the College of Engineering.

*Rebecca L. Stone is a freshman majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

*Molly E. Vaughan is a sophomore majoring in interior design in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

*Florence C. Graham is a senior majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

*Vamseedhar Gunduboina is a senior majoring in aerospace engineering in the College of Engineering.

*Peter T. Raum is a senior majoring in physics in the College of Science.

*Elizabeth M. Luby is a senior majoring in biological systems engineering in the College of Engineering.

*Rachel M. Montoni is a senior majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

*Robert J. Calvey is a senior majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

*Daniel A. Chique Canache is a senior majoring in engineering science and mechanics in the College of Engineering.

*Michael L. Chung is a senior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

*Kellie M. Del Signore is a sophomore majoring in human development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*John E. Hartley is a sophomore majoring in hospitality and tourism management in the Pamplin College of Business.

*Stephanie M. Mateus is a junior majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

*Christine R. McCoy is a senior majoring in economics in the College of Science.

*Daniel J. Noelle is a senior majoring in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering.

*Eduardo A. Ramirez is a sophomore majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

*Thinh C. Trinh is a senior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

*Erika L. Weidman is a senior majoring in biochemistry in the College of Science.

*Patricia I. Welling is a junior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

Bucknell University has conferred bachelor’s and master’s degrees to students who completed their graduation requirements during the summer. Degrees were awarded in July for studies in liberal arts and professional programs in engineering, education, management and music.

Ryan S. Gribbon of Alexandria, daughter of Michael and Gage Gribbon and a graduate of St. Stephens & St. Agnes School, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

The following Virginia Military Institute cadets are among the 586 cadets who were recently named to the Deans' List for the second semester of academic year 2011-12. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a cadet must have a term grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and no grade below C.

*William D. Alewine - A senior from Alexandria, VA is majoring in Economics/Business. Cadet Alewine's parents are MAJ William R. Alewine and Ms. Sherry A. Smith.

*Alexandra L. Hastings - A sophomore from Alexandria, VA is majoring in Modern Languages & Cultures. Cadet Hastings's parents are Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Hastings Jr.

*Michael W. Hixson - A senior from Alexandria, VA is majoring in Chemistry. Cadet Hixson's parents are Mr. & Mrs. Stanley G. Hixson.

*Kenia R. Hurtado - A junior from Alexandria, VA is majoring in International Studies. Cadet Hurtado's parents are Mr. & Mrs. Antonio L. Hurtado.

*Brett R. Kitchen - A senior from Alexandria, VA is majoring in Computer Science. Cadet Kitchen's parents are Mr. & Mrs. Bruce R. Kitchen.

*Ray D. Montolin - A junior from Alexandria, VA is majoring in International Studies. Cadet Montolin's parent is Ms. Lydia G. Padilla.

*Ryan F. Schaedel - A recent graduate from Alexandria, VA. Cadet Schaedel's parents are Mr. & Mrs. Stephen F. Schaedel.

The following Virginia Tech students were among those honored at the university's spring commencement ceremony held May 11 in Lane Stadium. Approximately 5,000 bachelor's degree, master's degree, and Ph.D. candidates along with their families and friends attended the on-campus ceremony presided by Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger. First lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, addressed Virginia Tech’s Class of 2012 during University Commencement exercises.

Madeleine Byrnes

25 West Myrtle St

Alexandria, VA 22301

Byrnes received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree magna cum laude in civil engineering from the College of Engineering.

Austin Gage

107 W Nelson Ave

Alexandria, VA 22301

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

Christopher Boucher

1123 Bayliss Dr

Alexandria, VA 22302

Boucher received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in sociology from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Liesel Benjamin

268 Stevenson Sq South

Alexandria, VA 22304

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

Nagina Bhatti

5361 Taney Avenue #201

Alexandria, VA 22304

Bhatti received a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from the College of Science.

Robert Smith

900 N Howard St

Alexandria, VA 22304

Smith received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the College of Engineering.

Selome Assefa

5422 Bradford Court Apt 243

Alexandria, VA 22311

Assefa received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the College of Science.

Florence Graham

4616 Latrobe Place

Alexandria, VA 22311

Graham received a Bachelor of Architecture degree summa cum laude in architecture from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Vamseedhar Gunduboina

5443 Sheffield Ct No 213

Alexandria, VA 22311

Gunduboina received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree cum laude in aerospace engineering from the College of Engineering.

Elizabeth Luby

312 1 2 N Henry St

Alexandria, VA 22314

Luby received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Systems Engineering degree in biological systems engineering from the College of Engineering.

Rachel Montoni

223 North Royal Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

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

Gail Carter

Alexandria, VA 22303

Carter received a Master of Natural Resources degree in Natural Resources from the College of Natural Resources and Environment.

The following Alexandria students have graduated from James Madison University during the May 5 commencement exercises. Jacob Cochran graduated with a bachelor of science degree in health sciences. Randall Eyre graduated with a bachelor of science degree in health sciences. Alexandra Fracasso graduated with a bachelor of science degree in health sciences. Priyaliben Patel graduated with a bachelor of science degree in health sciences. Kevin Vasquez graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in history. Jayne Haley graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in hospitality and tourism management. Rebecca Knutsen graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in hospitality and tourism management. Allen Frazier graduated with a bachelor of science degree in intelligence analysis. Wyatt Floyd graduated with a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary liberal studies. Caitlin Shott graduated with a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary liberal studies. Penelope Jane Norton graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in international affairs. Lynsey Carter graduated with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology. Billy Chong graduted with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology. Jamie Coder graduted with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology. Benjamin Hughes graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in management. Audrey Sedlacek of Alexandria graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in management. Leslie Spotswood graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in management. Amanda Jennison graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing. Kelsey Rybicki graduated with a bachelor of science degree in media arts and design. Irene Dellet graduated with a bachelor of science degree in media arts and design. Joseph Schoen graduated with a bachelor of science degree media arts and design. Ashleigh Gunderson graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. Christine Ryder graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. Erin Spence graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. Julio Arriaza graduated with a bachelor of science degree in sociology. Joseph Naca graduated with a bachelor of science degree in sociology. Stacey Sulko graduated with a bachlor of arts degree in theatre and dance.