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Alexandria School Notes March 6

Seeking AVID Tutors for 2012-13 School Year. The ACPS Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program is seeking individuals willing to work 15-20 hours in a secondary school during the school year. AVID tutors will be required to assist students in their learning by facilitating content-related tutorial groups using a Socratic methodology. They also will have the opportunity to collaborate with middle school and/or high school faculty and other tutors to support and build the AVID program through college- and career-related field trips and motivational experiences. Learn more about how to apply at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/curriculum/avid/.

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

The following Virginia Military Institute cadets were named to the Dean’s List for spring 2012:

*William D. Alewine, senior majoring in Economics/Business. His parents are William R. Alewine and Sherry A. Smith.

*Alexandra L. Hastings, sophomore majoring in Modern Languages and Cultures. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Hastings Jr.

*Michael W. Hixson, senior majoring in Chemistry. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Stanley G. Hixson.

*Kenia R. Hurtado, junior majoring in International Studies. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Antonio L. Hurtado.

*Brett R. Kitchen, senior majoring in Computer Science. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Bruce R. Kitchen.

*Ray D. Montolin, junior majoring in International Studies. His parent is Lydia G. Padilla.

*Ryan F. Schaedel, recent graduate, his parents are Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Schaedel.

The following Virginia Tech students were honored at the spring commencement ceremony:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Melonie Wright was one of more than 650 University of Akron students and staff who volunteered in the Akron community for Make a Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 27. Wright is majoring in Political Science-Law, Crts, Pol at UA.

Anastasia C. Voellm, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Voellm, has been named to Randolph-Macon Academy's Dean's List for the first quarter of the 2012-13 school year.

The Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History in Waco, Texas has awarded Rosemarie M. Esber the annual Charlton Oral History research grant. Esber will be conducting interviews with Arab Americans living in Louisiana, Mississippi, Virginia, and Texas for a forthcoming book. Esber is a researcher and the author of “Under the Cover of War” (Arabicus 2008) with degrees from the University of London and The Johns Hopkins University.

Jacqueline Beckwith a freshman at Gettysburg College serves as a Gettysburg Recreational Adventure Board facilitator.

Julia Larsen, a junior at Connecticut College, took part in "4 Dead in Ohio: Antigone at Kent State," a theater department production, held at Connecticut College. Larsen performed as part of the Ensemble Cast in the production. Larsen is a 2010 graduate of Oakcrest School, and is the daughter of Kenyon and Cynthia Larsen.

Nolan Peters, a sophomore, was named to the Honors List for Trimester 1 at Saint James School.

Kendall Akey, a junior at Gettysburg College, spent the Fall 2012 semester studying in Spain.

James Toth was awarded a bachelor of science degree in marine science.

Jessica Michele Rager graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology held a drive to collect toys and "A Coat for Every Kindergartener." The school partnered with the Drug Enforcement Agency, an organization with a mission to keep young children's minds and bodies healthy. The event fit into the kindergartners' social studies unit, during which students learned about needs versus wants, and talked about viewing coats as a type of "shelter," one of the three needs of living things. Collected gifts, clothing and food went to 130 students.

Alexandria City Public Schools is the recipient of a $380,771 federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The funding will help ACPS start a mobile health unit that will provide primary health, basic dental and mental health services to students in the William Ramsay, John Adams and Patrick Henry elementary school communities.

ACPS is one of only two locations in the Commonwealth of Virginia to receive this funding. HRSA awarded grants to 197 applicants, which included school districts, nonprofits and medical service providers around the country. The mobile health unit that ACPS will operate will join the 1,800 school-based health centers that currently serve more than 1.8 million children.

William Ramsay, Patrick Henry and John Adams serve a combined 2,235 students. Of John Adams's 820 students, about 65 percent are economically disadvantaged, 17 percent are students with disabilities and 33 percent are English language learners. Seventy-five percent of Patrick Henry's 586 students are economically disadvantaged, 10 percent are students with disabilities and 34 percent are learning English. Ramsay serves 829 students, 86 percent of whom are economically disadvantaged, 8 percent of whom have disabilities and 52 percent of whom are English language learners.

The next step involves ACPS working with community partners to develop a planning committee and identify service providers for the mobile health project. Administrators expect the unit could roll out as early as the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.

Cody Boehm, from Bishop Ireton High School, is a National YoungArts Foundation Finalist in Theater. Students will share their work through performances, readings, exhibitions and screenings. YoungArts Week will culminate in An Affair of the Arts Performance and Gala.

Jacqueline A. McCabe, a sophomore majoring in biology and French, was named to the dean’s list at Bridgewater College.

Jacqueline Beckwith was awarded an Abraham Lincoln Scholarship by the Gettysburg College.

Alyssa Glomb is a member of James Madison University's nationally-ranked policy debate team.

Mark L. Bane has enrolled in the Army ROTC program at Marion Military Institute, Ala. Upon graduation and completion of ROTC Military Science courses at the host university, the cadet receives a bachelor's degree and a commission of second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Bane is the son of Pamela and Ben S. Bane. He graduated in 2012 from Leavenworth High School, Kansas.

Tae Kim was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi. Kim is pursuing a degree in medicine at Pennsylvania State University.

Kyle Travers has been named to the fall 2012 Champlain College's dean's listand is majoring in Secondary Education and English. Travers is the son of Robin Travers and Walter Travers both of Alexandria.

Gregory Scott Casey, Jr., a graduate of Gonzaga College High School and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory S. Casey, Sr., was named to the dean’s list at Hampden-Sydney College.

The following Alexandria residents have been named to the president’s list at Clemson University: Alexandra Lee Butler, who is majoring in management with an emphasis in international management; Lydia Elena Ciavarella, who is majoring in elementary education; Andrew MacDonald Garden, who is majoring in English; and Lindsey Joy Reich who is majoring in English.

Samuel Frazier was named to the Curry College dean's list.

Several local students have been named to the University of Delaware's dean’s list: William Donahoe, Natalie Felice, and Stephanie Restifo.

Corbin Barr has been named to the dean’s list at New River Community College for the fall 2012 semester.

The following local residents were among Coastal Carolina University students who made the fall 2012 dean's list: Merid A. Merid and Marissa M. Ashby, both majoring in marine sciences; and Constance P. Darlington, who is majoring in exercise and sport science.

Fourteen T.C. Williams High School students successfully auditioned at the District All-Star Jazz Auditions Tuesday night at the Francis C. Hammond Middle School Campus. They participated in a workshop with Chris Vadala, director of jazz studies at the University of Maryland, Jan. 24-26 at Episcopal High School. This workshop culminated in a concert on Saturday, Jan. 26. The performers include: Alto sax - Brendan Kerwin, lead, and Jillian Schiele; trumpet - George Rhodes, lead, Bryson Lockett and Alex Aplin, first alternate; trombone - Maria Jones, lead, Garrett Youmans, Bobby Warden and Darrius Carter; bass; guitar - Peter Eckel and Denny Okudinani; bass - Duncan Forrester and Colby Gustafson; drums - Ted Davis.

Colin Chadduck has been named to the Emory and Henry College’s dean's list for the fall semester.

The following Alexandria residents have been named to the dean's list at Clemson University for the fall

semester: Megan Elizabeth Epperson is majoring in biological sciences; Shannon Kay Frydenlund is majoring in elementary education; Amanda Michelle Smith is majoring in philosophy (law, liberty and justice); Melissa Christine Beaty is majoring in political science; and Emily Anne Smoot is majoring in pre-business.

Aisha Ford and Madeline Ogden have been named to the fall 2012 honors list at Mary Baldwin College.

Emily Jayne was named to the dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is part of the school of education.

John Thomas Tenorio, a freshman, was among the 305 students from Thiel College who were named to the fall 2012 dean's list. Tenorio has been on the Thiel dean's list one time.

The following students were recognized as members of the dean's list for the fall semester at Eastern Mennonite University: Heather Evans, a sophomore music performance major. Evans is the daughter of David and Beth Evans. Erin Rheinheimer, a sophomore art major. Rheinheimer is the daughter of Doug and Valerie Rheinheimer. Stephanie Rheinheimer, a senior social work major. Rheinheimer is the daughter of Doug and Valerie Rheinheimer.

Jasminka Herceg was named to the fall 2012 dean's list at Mary Baldwin College.

Matthew Carney and Emily Laubach were awarded dean's list honors for the fall 2012 semester at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy was chosen to receive a $500 grant through the 2012 ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program. The Exxon station at 501 S Washington St., Alexandria, submitted an application that was approved for one of the many grants available across the country this school year. The EMEA program has allocated nearly $2 million to support local schools nominated by ExxonMobil branded gas stations, providing ExxonMobil retailers with the opportunity to invest in the future of our communities. The school will display an EMEA poster, which will be delivered along with the check.

Tamaric Wilsonhas made the dean's list at Sacred Heart University.

Emily Hauptlehas been named to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at Marquette University. Hauptle is pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration.

Genevieve Franciswas named to the dean's list at The University of Scranton for the fall 2012 semester. Francis is a freshman occupational therapy major at Scranton.

The following local students have been nominated as National Youth Correspondents for the 2013 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.

Iman-Jane Reese a student at T C Williams High School has been nominated to represent Virginia.

Nicholas Proano a student at Washington International School has been nominated to represent Virginia.

The following Washington and Lee students have earned dean's list status for the recently ended fall 2012 term: Tyler Gehrs, a member of the class of 2013; Caleb Russell, a member of the class of 2014; Caroline Schmidt, a member of the class of 2013 and Russell Schmidt, a member of the class of 2016.

Quintas McCorkle received a bachelor of science degree in communication: public relations during commencement ceremonies Dec. 15 at Clarion University.

James Madison University junior Cara Yaworske joined 10 other students from JMU's School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management in New Orleans as they served as a volunteers for events leading up to the big game.

The following James Madison University students have been named to the president's list for the fall 2012 semester: Devan Maddox is a senior whose major is English. Celia McNabb is a senior whose major is history. Kristen Fannon is a senior whose major is interdisciplinary liberal studies. Grace Jeon is a senior whose major is interdisciplinary liberal studies. Caitrin Rhoads is a senior whose major is interdisciplinary liberal studies. David Winters is a senior whose major is international affairs. James Dressing is a senior whose major is management. Marisa Seitz is a senior whose major is media arts and design. Brandon Eskridge is a senior whose major is physics. Nikita Vahabzadeh is a senior whose major is political science. Amanda Devoto is a senior whose major is psychology. Aneta Nikolic is a senior whose major is psychology. Julia Fiorio is a senior whose major is public policy and administration. Anna Davis is a senior whose major is social work. Angela Nichols is a junior whose major is studio art. Evan Grice is a senior whose major is writing, rhetoric and technical communications.

The following Alexandria residents graduated from James Madison University during the Dec. 15 commencement exercises: Belinda Gorman graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting. Gregory Wahler graduated with a bachelor of science degree in communication studies. Matthew Heislup graduated with a bachelor of science degree in communication studies. Henri Van Goethem graduated with a master of science degree in computer science information security. Katherine Ward graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English. Paul Disselkoen graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English. Eleanor Sarkodie graduated with a bachelor of science degree in health sciences. Gezmaan Abdullahi graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in international affairs. Nicholas Weber graduated with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology. Kirsty Clark graduated with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology. James Dressing graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in management. Michael Curtis graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in management.

Amanda Cain and John McMurray were among more than 1900 students from Wake Forest University who made the dean's list.

More than 50 students from 10 culinary arts programs from Arlington, Fairfax and Alexandria City Public Schools competed in the District 5 Skills USA Culinary Arts Competition held on Jan. 26 at T.C. Williams High School. Two T.C. Williams High School students earned gold medals in the competition: Ruth Yared received a gold medal in the Commercial Baking category, and Dean Martin earned a gold medal in the Food Preparation Assistant category. Yared and Martin will represent the school at the state competition on April 19 and 20 in Roanoke. Other students who received honors at the district event include Henry Anderson, silver in Culinary Arts; William Crowell-Mackie, silver in Food Preparation Assistant; Briana Harvey, bronze in Commercial Baking; and Bruce Cortez, bronze in Culinary Arts.

Melonie Wright of Alexandria made the dean's list at The University of Akron for the fall semester. Wright is majoring in political science.

The following Virginia Military Institute cadets were recently named to the dean’s list:

Lucille B. Stratton is majoring in international studies. Cadet Stratton's parent is Lt. Comm. James E. Stratton.

Kenia R. Hurtado is majoring in international studies. Cadet Hurtado's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Antonio L. Hurtado.

Ray D. Montolin is majoring in international studies. Cadet Montolin's parent is Ms. Lydia G. Padilla.

Nicholas S. Mathis a sophomore is majoring in international studies and modern languages and cultures. Cadet Mathis's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Mathis.

David M. Souliotis a sophomore is majoring in history. Cadet Souliotis's parent is Ms. MaryCatherine Cavanaugh.

Lawrence J. Lincoln III a freshman is majoring in civil engineering. Cadet Lincoln's parent is Mr. Lawrence J. Lincoln II.

Patrick K. Piedad a freshman is majoring in physics. Cadet Piedad's parent is Ms. Maria A. Madrigal.

The following James Madison University students have been named to the dean's list:

Marian Ansley is a senior whose major is art history.

Jordan Barber is a junior whose major is media arts and design.

Emily Belkoski is a senior whose major is nursing.

Matthew Bowman is a senior whose major is computer information systems.

Meredith Carothers is a freshman whose major is kinesiology.

Morgan Carter is a junior whose major is interdisciplinary liberal studies.

Nicholas Cheek is a senior whose major is English.

Courtney Chesley is a junior whose major is communication sciences and disorders.

Kimberly Collins is a senior whose major is social work.

Danielle Comer is a sophomore whose major is theatre and dance.

Katrina Daiga is a senior whose major is communications studies.

Stacey Diapoulis is a senior whose major is interdisciplinary liberal studies.

Anthony Dwyer is a senior whose major is computer science.

Kathryn Fehrenbach is a sophomore whose major is international affairs.

Samantha Foster is a sophomore whose major is justice studies.

Victoria Foster is a senior whose major is English.

Megan Gibbs is a senior whose major is social work.

Karl Grabbi is a sophomore whose major is finance.

Joan Hadeed is a junior whose major is accounting.

Matthew Harper is a sophomore whose major is music.

Laura Hart is a freshman whose major is accounting.

Michelle Heard is a senior whose major is communications studies.

Michael Higgins is a sophomore whose major is accounting.

Julie Hirschhorn is a sophomore whose major is communications studies.

Christopher Hook is a junior whose major is political science.

Shahana Islam is a senior whose major is hospitality and tourism management.

Bryan Jacobs is a senior whose major is history.

Jennifer Jewell is a senior whose major is interdisciplinary liberal studies.

Danielle Johnson is a junior whose major is anthropology.

Erika Jones is a senior whose major is health sciences.

Rebecca Keegan is a senior whose major is psychology.

Samantha Kempter is a junior whose major is communications studies.

John Knetemann is a senior whose major is philosophy and religion.

Rosemary Langowski is a senior whose major is political science.

Eldar Loncarevic is a senior whose major is history.

Christine Macey is a freshman whose major is nursing.

Ashley McMillan is a freshman whose major is hospitality management.

Julia Pei is a senior whose major is sociology.

Sarah Pogue is a senior whose major is kinesiology.

Emily Rapavi is a senior whose major is communication sciences and disorders.

Gabrielle Richichi is a sophomore whose major is modern foreign languages.

Marisa Righi is a freshman whose major is marketing.

Stephanie Salvatore is a senior whose major is health sciences.

Dorothy Shufflebarger is a senior whose major is interdisciplinary liberal studies.

Savannah Smith is a sophomore whose major is intelligence analysis.

Colleen Taylor is a senior whose major is public policy and administration.

Tara Tinsley is a sophomore whose major is kinesiology.

Ian Vinson is a freshman whose major is media arts and design.

Katherine Ward is a senior whose major is English.

Joshua Werner is a senior whose major is integrated science and technology.

James Hill was named to the honor roll at the University of Oklahoma Norman campus.

Matthew D. Coda, junior business major, received highly distinguished honors from the College of Charleston. Highly distinguished honors are given to students who earn a GPA of 3.8 or higher while enrolled in at least 14 credit hours. Matthew is the son of Karen Coda and graduated from T.C. Williams High School.

Vincent Kiernan graduated from Kansas state with a master of science degree in adult, occupational and continuing education.

The following area students were named to the dean's list at The University of Mary Washington: Jessica Bittner, a sophomore; Dafna Bliss, a junior; Cindy Chavez, a senior; Elizabeth Green, a junior; Margaret Johnston, a freshman; and Marie-Claire Mandolia, a senior

Sarah F. Sapirstein has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at the University of Vermont. Sapirstein is a first-year undeclared major in the college of arts and sciences.

Ellen Livingston has been selected to play the housekeeper for the University of Mary Washington's production of "Harvey." Livingston is the daughter of Debra and David Livingston and is a 2012 graduate of Alexandria Friends School. A freshman, she is making her UMW theatre debut in "Harvey."

The following students graduated with a master of arts degree from University of Oklahoma Norman campus: Robert Wigdorski Jr., Andrew Stephens and Andrew Simpson.

Paul Fiesel, a University of Dallas student recently returned from spending the 2012 fall semester studying abroad at the University of Dallas' 12-acre Eugene Constantin Campus just outside Rome, Italy.

Lauren Kirkland class of 2015 has been named to the dean's list at Elmira College. Lauren is majoring in Psychology.

Twenty-six residents of Alexandria have been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Radford University. They are Kestra Noel Aardema, freshman art major; Kennise J. Baker, freshman social work major; Emily Sohyoung Besse, senior media studies and marketing major; Meghan Elizabeth Bevenour, freshman interior design major; Victor Alexander Brew, freshman pre-business major; Alexander Gabriel Bring, sophomore management major; Matthew Glen Collins, sophomore music major; Julie Gosline, junior interdisciplinary studies major; Deirdre Elizabeth Hyde, senior history major; Aleze Sinclair Johnson-Knight, freshman premajor; Kristin Ashley Kayes, senior political science major; Sophie Claire Knudsen, sophomore chemistry major; and Johathan Lee Krashevski, junior management major. Also Kelsay Jean Lawhead, junior interdisciplinary studies major; Samuel Robert Ludovici, freshman political science major; Jacqueline Manu, junior sociology and psychology major; Linnea Christine Markson, junior interdisciplinary studies major Joshua Bradley Mazon, senior psychology major; Tenbit Melesse, junior interdisciplinary studies major; Daniel Robert O’Keefe, sophomore media studies major; Jamal U. Roberson, freshman psychology major; Habtamu Bainesagn Sahilu, senior computer science and technology major; Evan Kwon-Lee Scott, junior exercise, sport and health education major; Emerson Gabriel Souza, senior psychology major; Bridgette D. Wanzer- McCoy, senior interdisciplinary studies major; and Anne Marie Warren, junior interdisciplinary studies major.

Ahmed Alzahrani recently received a master of business administration degree in management from Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Md., during its 141st commencement ceremonies.

Paul Fiesel, a University of Dallas student, was awarded the Charles T. Uhl Memorial Scholarship to study abroad during the fall semester at the University of Dallas' Eugene Constantin Campus at Due Santi ("The Two Saints"), south of Rome, Italy.

Daniel Paul Baylog was named to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln deans' list/honor roll for the fall semester of the 2012-13 academic year. Baylog is a senior computer science major.

Julia Larsen, class of 2014 at Connecticut College, has been named to the dean's high honors list.

Nathaniel Chester, class of 2013 at Connecticut College, has been named to the dean's honors list.

Anna Wissler has been named to the 2012 fall semester dean's list at Lafayette College.

Shai West was named to Bowie State University's dean's list for outstanding academic accomplishments in the fall 2012 semester. West is a freshman majoring in elementary education.

Hannah Tubb graduated from Grove City College on Dec. 18, 2012. Hannah earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. Hannah is a 2007 graduate of Annandale High School and is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Tubb (Kathryn) from Alexandria.

Stacey L. Joyner is the new Coordinator of Citywide Early Childhood Programs for Alexandria City Public Schools. Joyner, who most recently served as program associate at Southwest Educational Development Laboratory in Austin, Texas, possesses a wealth of education-related experience at school, district, state, regional and national levels. Her areas of expertise include beginning reading and writing instruction for culturally diverse, at-promise and English Language Learning students; teacher and parent training in at-promise schools in the nation's fifth largest school district; and coordination of reading standards, assessment and instructional support at the state level.

Jacqueline Beckwith and Cheryl Olechnowicz have been named to the dean's honor list at Gettysburg College.

Kendall Akey has been placed on the dean’s commendation list at Gettysburg College for outstanding academic achievement in the Fall 2012 semester.

The Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy Animal Crusaders raised $1,000 for the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter through a raffle and two bake/book sales held over the Presidents’ Day weekend and George Washington’s Birthday Parade. The money will help the humans at the shelter make life better for the animals who are waiting for their forever homes.

The following residents earned dean's list honors at Saint Joseph's University: Heather J Olson is majoring in elementary/special education; Hannah C Lynn is majoring in marketing; and Margaret R Covert is majoring in undeclared humanities.

T.C. Williams High School E-flat clarinet player Alex Wolz made the All-Virginia Concert Band. He will represent the school at the All-Virginia Band and Orchestra Event in Harrisonburg, April 4-6. Garrett Youmans qualified as the alternate for the All-Virginia Concert Band.

The following students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester: Sarah H. Phippen is a freshman majoring in economics, business in the Pamplin College of Business. Colin B. Stamper is a freshman majoring in university studies. Rachel A. Gartlan is a senior majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Anna R. Cala is a senior majoring in food science and technology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Samuel J. Ferrara is a sophomore majoring in civil engineering in the College of Engineering. Andrew K. Kicinski is a junior majoring in mathematics in the College of Science. Carmen C. Lodato is a sophomore majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Whui Su Shim is a junior majoring in materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering. Sarah E. Tianti is a senior majoring in sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Renee C. Von Guggenberg is a junior majoring in biochemistry in the College of Science. Shauna M. Erickson is a sophomore majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business. John D. McAlister is a freshman majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

The following students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester: Amy S. Ackerman is a freshman majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Eileen Cheng is a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering. Kelley A. Cumpton is a senior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business. Catherine A. Doulis is a freshman majoring in university studies. Olivia N. Foroughi is a sophomore majoring in sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Conor P. Goree is a senior majoring in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering. Marin A. Nolan is a sophomore majoring in psychology in the College of Science. Molly E. Vaughan is a sophomore majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Elizabeth V. Schwartz is a sophomore majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Brady S. Corum is a freshman majoring in university studies. Nicholas W. Galdos is a freshman majoring in business in the Pamplin College of Business. Edward B. Harmon is a sophomore majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

The following students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester: Farhan M. Hasan is a senior majoring in materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering. Elliott T. Jernigan is a senior majoring in psychology in the College of Science. Gonzalo S. Mallea is a junior majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business. Kathleen A. O'Connor is a senior majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Michael C. Pourchot is a freshman majoring in mathematics in the College of Science. Zoe E. Riviere is a freshman majoring in human development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Teresa-Camthao D. Dang is a junior majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Sarajin Ali is a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering. Alexander W. Cheng is a junior majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Kevin H. Corcoran is a sophomore majoring in materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering. Sarah E. Curzon is a senior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science. Kathleen H. Driscoll is a junior majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

The following students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester: Anna M. Gehring is a sophomore majoring in human development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Gabrielle N. Gonzalez is a freshman majoring in environmental policy and planning in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Mark C. Micklem is a freshman majoring in business in the Pamplin College of Business. Ian S. Philips is a junior majoring in geography in the College of Natural Resources and Environment. Alexander H. Simon is a senior majoring in biological systems engineering in the College of Engineering. Joseph F. Taylor is a sophomore majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering. Annmarie J. Wood is a freshman majoring in interior design in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Elizabeth A. Bahret is a freshman majoring in psychology in the College of Science. Lindsey M. Baumann is a junior majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Julianne D. Bigler is a junior majoring in psychology in the College of Science. Molly A. Bowdring is a senior majoring in psychology in the College of Science. Reed H. Bryant is a senior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

The following students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester: Samantha L. Cooper is a senior majoring in food science and technology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Christina L. Devine is a senior majoring in engineering science and mechanics in the College of Engineering. Kelsey M. Dressing is a senior majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Arthur H. Genuario is a senior majoring in building construction 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. Philip A. Helm is a junior majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering. Casey P. Jenkins is a junior majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Dylan M. Keightley is a freshman majoring in university studies. Saskia R. Kroesen is a sophomore majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Douglas P. Magill is a junior majoring in psychology in the College of Science. Corinne C. Mayer is a senior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science. Kelly D. McFarland is a junior majoring in history in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

The following students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester: Madalena R. McNeil is a junior majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Owen T. Nugent is a sophomore majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering. Kelley M. O'Leary is a senior majoring in interior design in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Catherine B. Royka is a sophomore majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Laina N. Schneider is a junior majoring in crop and soil environmental 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. Christopher A. Caldwell is a senior majoring in computer science in the College of Engineering. Hilmi D. Entabi is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering. Adam D. Frank is a senior majoring in sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Travis E. Frank is a senior majoring in landscape architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Sonia Garakyaraghi is a freshman majoring in university studies. Alan A. Gomez is a senior majoring in computer engineering in the College of Engineering. Juan G. Montolin is a senior majoring in geography in the College of Natural Resources and Environment.

Douglas MacArthur Elementary School has been named a Great Drink Pouch Derby winner by the New Jersey-based company Terracycle. Each day, MacArthur students recycle their drink pouches at school and send the pouches to Terracycle. Recently, MacArthur received a check for more than $1,700. During December, MacArthur sent in more pouches than any other location in Virginia and won the Terracycle Great Drink Pouch Derby for that month. The school was rewarded with bonus points to its account and now is in the running for a chance to be crowned the Great Drink Pouch Derby National Winner, worth 50,000 bonus points.

Meghan Palmer, a member of the class of 2013 has been named to the fall 2012 dean's list at Loyola University Maryland.

The following local residents graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall 2012 quarter: Hampton McNeil earned a master of business administration degree in business administration online from RIT's E. Philip Saunders College of Business. Aaron Thomas earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in professional photographic illustration from RIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Villanova University named the following students to the Dean's List for the fall 2012 semester: Meghan Furey is pursuing a bachelor's degree in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Aaron Jumani is studying accountancy and information systems in the Villanova School of Business. Maria Bowman is studying communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Nolan Ahern is studying economics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Ariana Meltzer-Bruhn is studying global interdisciplinary studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Colleen Lineweaver is studying political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.