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Kathryn Haynes graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University with a Bachelors Degree in psychology. She was named Magna Cum Laude, with high distinction from Hutton Honors College. Haynes graduated from Winston Churchill High School in 2009.

The following residents received degrees from Clark University: Daniel Jonathan Martin, who graduated with a Doctorate of Philosophy in economics; Anna F. Wedderien, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in French; and Alyssa C. Kogan, who graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in international development and social change. Kogan is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

Todd Michael Erickson, a packaging science major and John Minich, an accounting major both have been named to the dean's list at Clemson University for spring 2013.

The following local students were awarded dean's list honors for the spring 2013 semester at St. Mary's College of Maryland: Elaine Bucknam, Emily Buetow, Madeline Casey, Kevin Goral, Michelle Livshin, Stephania Mercado, Erin O'Connor, Clara O'Shaughnessy, Alexander Roca, Lydia Roca, Michael Shilling, and Nguyen-Khuong Than.

The following residents made the dean’s list during the spring semester of the 2012-13 academic year at Bucknell University: Arielle G. Barnett, Pauline M. Dmitriev, Joseph P. Kale, and Meili G. Sohl.

Local recipients of National Merit Scholarship Corporation college-sponsored scholarships, their intended career field, and sponsoring university or college, include: Souvik Ghosh, studying computer engineering at University of Maryland; Kathleen Y. Lu, studying computer science at The University of Chicago; and Heidi J. Shiau, studying accounting at the University of Maryland.

Crystal Sicheng Chiang, a neuroscience major, was named to the dean’s list with distinction at Duke University for the Spring 2013 semester.

Rebecca Hyde graduated from Rice University. Hyde received a bachelor of arts degree in civil and environmental engineer and statistics.

Bernadette Corso, Mary Corso, and Cristina Gonzalez earned dean’s list honors for the spring 2013 semester at Mount St. Mary’s University.

Cadet Senior Master Sgt. David Lee Jr. was recognized for superior performance in Air Force JROTC, and awarded The Annual Daedalian Award, which is presented to a junior who demonstrates patriotism, love of country and service to the Nation.

Students from the area were awarded degrees during Southern Methodist University’'s May 2013 Commencement ceremonies. James Gingery, a resident of Potomac received a Bachelor of Arts in political science. Elyse Marriott, a resident of Potomac received a Bachelor of Arts in advertising.

Vanja Basaric; Daniel Kator; Colin Squier; and Alisha Bhore graduated from James Madison University during the May 4, 2013 commencement exercises.

Alexandra Bastol, a Thomas S. Wooton senior, will study piano and music composition this summer at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

Jonathan Kuo MD, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduated from The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

Amy Cutler has been named to the Dean's List at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, for the spring 2013 semester.

John Potter MD, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business.

Local students graduating from Villanova University included: Alexandra Sobrino, Bachelor of Arts; Scott Thiede, Bachelor of Arts; Colin Murphy, Bachelor of Business Administration; Connor Dierman, Bachelor of Science in Accountancy; Kyle Soltesz, a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; and Claire Milliken, Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Eitan Fishbein graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in economics and business from Lafayette College.

Dylan T. Thayer has been named to the dean's list at Hamilton College for the 2013 spring semester.

Jessica DeMayo made the dean's list at James Madison University for the spring 2013 semester.

Kim Goral, a media and society major at William Smith College, was named to the 2013 ECAC National Invitational Rowing Championships Stewards' All-Academic Team.

Morgane Amat has been named to the dean’s honors list at Connecticut College.

Nicole Bonan, William Dorfman, Keith Henry, Perri Miller, Victoria Nadel, Timothy Smith and Laura Sperling have been named to the University of Delaware's dean's list for spring 2013.

Jane Alexander, Emma Anderson, Sabrina Chanock, Allison Durham, Jenna Eisenberger, William Johnson, Olivia Kleinman, Jonna Rautsola and Allison Ward were named to the spring 2013 dean's list at Wake Forest University.

Sara Afshar, Jarrett Levin, Jared Rubens, Olivia Stanhope, Corinne O'Hare, Leemor Banai and Steven Dinsmore-George will join the incoming class of 2017 at the University of Delaware's new student orientation program this summer.

Sammer Eghtesadi has been named to the dean’s list at Radford University.

The following local students graduated from Gettysburg College on May 19: Veronika Stare majored in music and health sciences and graduated cum laude; Kyle Corsini majored in organization and management studies; Andrew Stout majored in organization and management studies; Patricia Atwater majored in organization and management studies; Lindsey Robinson majored in organization and management studies; Michael Boyland majored in organization and management studies; Cailen Spingler majored in philosophy; Emily Kleinburd majored in psychology; Justin Dhyani majored in health sciences; and Matthew Danielson majored in organization and management studies.

The following local students received degrees from Boston University: Kanika Lal, bachelor of science in journalism; Socrates l. Boutsikaris, bachelor of science in biomedical engineering; Erika L. Taylor, bachelor of science in therapeutic studies; Alexander E. Epner, bachelor of science in communication; and Melinda J. Kim, Juris Doctor in law.

Isabela Coll De Pena, a first-year student in the psychology program; Paula Garcia a fourth-year student in the industrial design program; Seth Gottlieb, a second-year student in the mechanical engineering program; John Lillibridge, a third-year student in the industrial design program; Sarah Plotkin, a third-year student in the game design and development program; Lydia Richards, a fourth-year student in the management information systems program; David Utt, a third-year student in the new media design and imaging program; and Elizabeth Wells, a third-year student in the graphic design program, all made the dean's list for spring 2013 quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Rebecca Bader has been named to the University of Hartford’s Spring 2013 dean’s list.

John Jankosky and Colleen Krizan have been named to the dean's list at Frostburg State University for the spring 2013 semester.

Camille St. Regis received the Thomas E. Bellavance Honors Program Award at Salisbury University. She is a member of the Honors Student Association and a University Writing Center consultant.

Jonathan Arias received the Art Department Meritorious Award at Salisbury University.

Laura Schutt received the Avery W. Hall Scholarship at Salisbury University. Schutt is a junior majoring in nursing and is vice president of the Student Nurses Association.

Gloria Chibueze-Azinge, daughter of Charles Monu of North Potomac, received the Justin Y. Shen Award for Outstanding Senior in Political Science at Salisbury University. She is a member of the SU Liturgical Dance Club, a Cultural Laureate representative and a student assistant in the President's Office. Chibueze-Azinge is a 2009 graduate of Northwest High School.

Lori Defnet received the Burke Family Information Systems Scholarship and the Craig N. Piepenbring Memorial Scholarship at Salisbury University. Defnet is a junior majoring in accounting and information systems and is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi the international honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma international business honor society.

Elaina Iosue received the Guerrieri University Center Scholar Athlete award at Salisbury University. Iosue is a senior majoring in political science and communication arts and is a member of the women's tennis team, treasurer of the Lambda Pi Eta national communications honor society, a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Student Athletic Mentors and College Republicans, and staff assistant at the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.