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KENT STATE University had a total of 6277 students named to the Dean’s List for superior academic achievement during the Fall semester. To be on the dean’s list a student must achieve a grade point avereage of 3.40 or greater and have completed 12 or more letter-graded credit hours. Of the students named to the Dean’s List, 488 were also named to the President’s List, which a student must have an average in the semester of 4.00 and completed 15 or more letter-graded credit hours by the end of the semester. The students in in our area are listed as follows:

Dean’s List

Belmont County: Barnesville – Thomas Atkinson, Randall Hunter, Courtney Mcconnell; Martins Ferry – Kevin Lude; Shadyside – Brady Bickmeier, Wynter Zdunczyk; St. Clairsville – Alanna Seamon, Christina Seamon, Lindsay Skiba, Tessa Young, Robert Zatezalo.

Harrison County: Cadiz – Razille Daguplo, Alex Heavilin, Kallie Telfer; Freeport – Jennifer Simmerman; Jewett – William Dray; Scio – Joshua Bumgardner.

Jefferson County: Adena – Katherine Horkey; Amsterdam – Amy Mader, Jeremy Matics, Sara Schultz, Andrew Stine; Bloomingdale – Megan Antigo, Jamie Reducha; Dillonvale – Jeffrey Lengyel.

Monroe County: Beallsville – Adam Kanzigg

President’s List

Bloomingdale – Elizabeth Brenda

Scio – Timothy Rose

KELSIE BAHMER was recently named to the Ohio Wesleyan University dean’s list. She is a graduate of Barnesville High School and is the daughter of Nelson L. Bahmer and Patty A. Bahmer.

Erica Jenkins, a junior pharmacy major, performed in The University of Findlay’s annual Triage Theatre production, which is produced by UF’s honorary theater fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega.

A 2007 graduate of The Linsly School, Jenkins is the daughter of Patsy and Eric Jenkins, 47601 Meadow View Dr., St. Clairsville.

On campus, Jenkins is active in chemistry club, Kappa Epsilon, Habitat for Humanity, Campus Program Board and has been named to the Dean’s list.

The performance was held Jan. 16, in the university’s John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre. Jenkins performed in the play “Porky’s Nightmare.”

Twenty-four hours prior to the performance, groups of between five and six students were given a theme, which changes each year and was not revealed to anyone prior to Friday evening. The theme was chosen by theater faculty and staff members.

Once the theme was announced, a playwright was chosen from each group, and the playwright worked through the night to complete a 10-minute scene.

By 10 a.m. Saturday morning, all participants returned to the theater to learn their parts and rehearse together. Actors had until 7 p.m. to learn their lines and stage the scenes. Each group was given a time slot to practice on stage and work on technical aspects such as lighting and sound cues.

The University of Findlay is a comprehensive university with a hands-on approach to learning located in Findlay, Ohio, approximately 45 miles south of Toledo. With a total enrollment of approximately 4,100 full-time and part-time students from 40 states and approximately 25 countries and territories, The University of Findlay is noted for its innovative, career-oriented programs in more than 60 majors and nine graduate and professional degrees. Founded more than 125 years ago, the university has a tradition of academic excellence. For more information, call 1-800-472-9502.

THE OHIO State University Honor Roll Report for the Autumn Quarter of 2009 is as follows:

Belmont County: Barnesville – Veronika Gordeeva, Adam Gossett, Matthew Hurley, Eric Kemp, Courtney Lashley, Jordan Lewis, Abby McClelland, Emily Jo Rockwell, Stephan Schmidt, Ashley Shumaker; Belmont – Kesley Jarrett; Bethesda – Christopher Crawford, Carmen Dalton, Melissa Vannest; Bellaire – Nicholas Taflan, Timmy Young; Bridgeport – Jared Hatcher, Ross Jackson; Martins Ferry – Aaron Ewing, Luca Magistro; Maynard – Joseph Steiner; Neffs – Aaron Porter; Powhatan Point – Troy Starr; Rayland – Ryan Kroflich; Shadyside – Lyle Burkhardt, Joshua Meek, Teddi Stupak, Alicia Yonyon; St. Clairsville – Jonathan Bosold, Anne Campbell, Mary Cash, Casey Cross, Jessica Evick, Natalie Fox, Bradley Schrum, Matthew Roten, Shane Antolak, Michael Bigelow, Kathryn Davison, Brett Holubeck, Zachary Kozel, Amanda McCabe, Eric Neuenschwander, Caitlin Pickenpaugh, Sommer Shutek, Stephanie Skatula, Charles Sulek, Charles Bishop, Joseph Depalma, Phil Gross, Beth Schroeder, Juliana Sowinski.

Harrison County: Cadiz – Dirk Chisnell, Carolyn Kirkland; Freeport – Benjamin Fair; Bowerston – Clinton Daugherty, Morgan Lloyd; Tippecanoe – Colleen Maleski.

Jefferson County: Bloomingdale – Ryan Houk, Sarah Lawrence, Sarah Roy; Brilliant – Nathan Bettineschi; Dillonvale – Kaila Dolfi; Irondale – Katelyn Dipasquale; Mingo Junction – Jessica Dickey, Justin Glasgow, Bradley Jeffries, Daniel Pierce, Megan Pierce, Mason Pierce; Mt. Pleasant – Joseph Lollini; Rayland – Brandon Boring, Megan McKim, Amy Molnar, Lindsay Molnar; Richmond – Nicole Bell, Angela Bell, Derek Bozica, Angela Viltro; Steubenville – Patrick Bortz, Shari Thomas, Michael Aperfine, Caitlin Criss, Shawn Hall, Corey Olmstead, Jael Pitts; Wintersville – Kristen Banfield, Christopher Gale, Cierra Gillison, Anisa Hassan, Meika Travis, Andrew Zapor; Tiltonsville – Tyler Adamson; Toronto – Marjorie Grafton.

Monroe County: Beallsville – Alyssa Swallow; Lewisville – Lindsey Blackstone; Woodsfield – Heather Miller, Zachary Ring, Nathaniel Schaber; Clarington – Casey Arman, Leah Gordon, Kelsey Krempasky; Graysville – Lindsay Huntsman

Kaplan University celebrated the graduation of its winter 2010 class during a live ceremony on Jan. 30 in Miami, Fla. General Colin L. Powell, the 65th Secretary of State and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, served as the commencement speaker. The following local students were awarded degrees:

Kimberly S. Cain of Uhrichsville was awarded a bachelor of science in business administration.

Brian Humphrey of Wheeling was awarded a bachelor of science in business administration.

Kara Markle of Wheeling was awarded a associate of applied science in health sciences.

Deborah Rudolph of Mingo Junction was awarded a certificate in paralegal studies.

“You can improve yourselves using the incredible power of this revolution [in online education] It’s how Kaplan University has grown and continues to grow. This revolution will speed through this country because of its effectiveness and power,” Gen. Powell told the graduates during the ceremony at the James L. Knight International Center in Miami. “Today celebrate your achievements; tomorrow get back online and determine what you are going to do next.”

The Kaplan University winter 2010 class of more than 3,300 students earned their associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as professional certificates completely online. Many of them traveled from around the country and the world to attend the ceremony, meeting face-to-face for the first time.

Sarah L. Webster, daughter of William and Linda Webster, 21 S 10th St, Martins Ferry, has been named to the Ohio Northern Pettit College of Law deans’ list for the fall semester 2009-10. She is a law year majoring in law.

The deans’ list includes students who attain a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 grading system.

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BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College has announced the President’s List and the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2009-10 school year. Those named to the President’s List must have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average while completing a minimum of 12 graded credit hours. Those named to the Dean’s List must have compiled a grade-point average of 3.65 or better for the semester while completing a minimum of 12 graded credits.

President’s List

The following students have qualified for this honor:

Alicia Boyer – Bridgeport

Johnna Chestnut – Rayland, Taylor Chmel – Wheeling Megan Cook – Wheeling

Jennifer Fleahman – Wheeling

Kathryn Hobbs – Wheeling

Leila Jahantab – Morristown

Daniel McClelland – Moundsville

Shannan Orum – Wheeling

Kelly Sofka – Wheeling

Angela Tipton – Bellaire

Audrey Wickens – Belmont

Dean’s List

The following students have qualified for this honor:

Bethany: Gina Barricelli, Nanice Elghatit, Pamela Remondea, Margaret Soulsby, Amanda Thomas, Marcella Wright

Wheeling: Meghan DeLorenzo, Hannah Farwell, Valerie Flatley, Yukiko Hayakawa, Patrick Milton, Sara Reass, Alyssa Simmons

Barnesville: Terry Akers

Bellaire: Samantha Vitale

Belmont: Kevin Kaauamo

Maynard: Janelle Windsheimer

Mingo Junction: Terry Davis, Autumn Mayle

ALEISHA N. GUILER, of Lower Salem, Ohio, has been named to the Dean’s List of Marietta College.

Guiler is a graduate of Monroe Central High School and the daughter of Von Rae and Mark Guiler of Lower Salem.

THE FOLLOWING students have been named to the University of Malone dean’s list for the Fall 2009: Joel Brady of Barton. Mollie Martin, Allison Pitt and Caitlin Travis, all of St. Clairsville.

In order to be named to the dean’s list, one must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and receive a grade point average of 3.5.

THE FOLLOWING students have been named to the dean’s list of Ohio University Eastern Campus: Barnesville – Sarah Anderson, Bradley English, Haley Lucas and Zane Wilson; Belmont –Elyse Thompson, Kaytlyn Snyder; Bellaire – Becky Bigler; Bethesda – Camden Butler, Kayla Meyers, Cameron Shreve; Bridgeport – Lee Hines, Vanessa Miller, Celeste Shunk, Gwendolynn Smith, Taylor Tirpak; Cadiz – Eric Moore; Dillonvale – Regina Hennen, Jessica Mentzer, Justine Mentzer, Jordan Starkey; Flushing – Renee Brittan; Jacobsburg – Emily Conroy; Martins Ferry – Rose Merrie Lynn, Scott Lyden; Mt. Pleasant – Megan Mallett; Powhatan Point – Ayla Isaly, Cody Maynard, Shari Mills, Sara Woollard; Shadyside – Jody Bobek, Britanie Kinder, Joshua Weeks, Joseph Mastracci; St. Clairsville – Melanie Beeson, Emilee Carlton, Sarah Groux, Nuraniyeh Krasko, Macy Loy, Casey Martin, Nathan McKeen, Natalie Perzanowski, Kaila Ruminski, Vance Turnewitsch.


Athens Campus – Fall 2009

Belmont – Janet Hughes, (Cum Laude) bachelor of science in education;

Bethesda – Sally Cruikshank, master of science; Martins Ferry, Phillip Green, bachelor of science in sport sciences;

Mt. Pleasant – Malorie Pryor, bachelor of science in education;

Powhatan Point – Cathy Kocher, bachelor of science in health; Shadyside – Carrie Bonar, bachelor of science in education; Joshua Pyles, bachelor of science in sport sciences.

ALBANY, GA- Justin Zaruba of Saint Clairsville, OH graduated from Darton College in Fall 2009 with an Associate of Science.

Eastern Gateway Community College announces its fall academic honors list. A total of 276 full-time students are recognized for achieving a 3.5 or higher grade point average. The students by hometown include:

Tabitha Thomas, Adena; Daniel D. Agin, Troylynn D. Boggs, Shanna M. Carmichael, Cody Jay Cresap, Kaitlin Ann-Marie Dolfi, Ian M. Feist, Steven A. Fletcher, Gina Renee Goffoli, Justin Michael Grimm, Valerie L. Gubanez, Rachael L. Hasley, Michele Rose Kovach, Cody Glenn Leonard, Ashley N. Pehanich, Dean E. Pugh, Bloomingdale; Jennifer Anne Greenwood, Flushing; Amanda K. Jenkins, Matthew Edward Ragets, Hopedale; Kenneth F. Eddy, Kurt Thomas Kale, John Mark Scott, Jewett; Richard Timothy Griffiths, Kassandra M. Lude, Martins Ferry; Elizabeth M. Benton, Jeremy J. Cline, Derek William Costlow, Crystal M. Eddy, Bobbi J. Galownia, Kody Michael Grimes, Marlin Tamarr Hicks, Marquis Nathaniel Hicks, Ashley R. Kerr, Amanda Rose Leoni, Maygan M. Moffett, Shelby L. Petrella, Julie Anne Picillo, Phillip J. Putnam, Jacob Alan Townsend, Louis F. Vella, Mingo Junction; Andrea Sue Anderson, Scott Anthony Lewis, Mount Pleasant; Andrea L. Chestnut, Ryan Courtland Kourim, Chasity R. Neale, Brittany Victoria Schuerer, Rayland; Jennifer Mae Bethel, Judith Reposa, Randolph S. Reposa, Glenda R. Yekel, Scio; Carrissa L. Casto, Smithfield; Rhiannon Sioux Faulkner, Christopher David Hoyt, Sarah E. Vargo, Tiltonsville.

Jessica Ewing of Martins Ferry has received Dean’s List Honors for the fall semester at West Virginia University.

Franciscan University of Steubenville is pleased to announce that the following students were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2009 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.5 GPA for their classes that semester and be enrolled in at least 15 credit hours. The University commends these students for their superior academic achievement.

Jacob Steven Roberts, from Bloomingdale, Mathematics

John Paul Raphael Foxhoven, from Bloomingdale, Pre-Nursing

Mark Alexander Erste, from Bloomingdale, Philosophy and Economics

Hannah Marie Hannen, from Dillonvale, Education

Jeremiah Richard Voltz, from Martins Ferry, Computer Science

Andria K-Lyn Scott, from Mingo Junction, Anthropology and History

Lauren Justine Costello, from Rayland, Education

Thaddeus Gledhill Lancton, from Steubenville, Philosophy

Nicole Yvonne Rust, from Steubenville, English

Erica Victoria Ryan, from Steubenville, Education

Jonathon David Minto, from Steubenville, Theology and Philosophy

Michael Joseph Gajewski, from Steubenville, Computer Science

Matthew Patrick Holladay, from Steubenville, Philosophy

Stephanie Jean Humienny, from Steubenville, Education

Therese Marie Maloney, from Steubenville, Business Administration

Margaret Mary Spencer, from Steubenville, Theology

Elizabeth Ann Hostetler, from Steubenville, Communication Arts

Karina Sarita Santacroce, from Steubenville, Education

Jennifer Lynn Heaps, from Steubenville, Child Development

Rebecca Baile Harris, from Steubenville, Classics

Lucia Guadalupe Gonzales, from Steubenville, Communication Arts and Theology

Anna Christine Hanzelka, from Steubenville, Mental Health and Human Services

Brandy Lil Logsdon, from Steubenville, Legal Studies

Nicole Alyssa Janosco, from Wintersville, English and Education

Amanda C. Richards, from Wintersville, English

Jason Anthony Palladino, from Wintersville, Legal Studies

Burke Charles Sullivan, from Wintersville, Education

ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio University-Eastern has announced the names of students who were candidates for degrees from the Eastern campus at the end of the fall 2009 term:

Harold Ware of Bellaire – Associate in Applied Science for Industrial Maintenance;

Sharon Bruce of St. Clairsville – Associate in Arts with emphasis on Social Science;

Mark Hilliard of Yorkville – Master of Social Science

WHEELING JESUIT UNIVERSITY announces its Dean’s List for outstanding academic performance during fall semester 2009. Students must attain a 3.5 grade point academic average and must be full-time students, enrolled for 12 hours or more of college credit, to qualify for Dean’s List. Students who achieved this honor include:

West Virginia

Samantha McGlumphy (Benwood), Roberta Olivo (Bethany), Amy Dharawat, Trent Krupica, Kaitlyn Pytlak (Glen Dale), Lacey Bonar, Clorissia Bragg, Matthew Garrison, Jennifer Hill, Kendyl Morris, Courtney Scarbin, Christopher Smith, Christopher Watson, Brittany White (Moundsville), Lesa Yoho (Triadelphia), Amy Bott, Rebecca Byers, DoBin Choi, Nicole L. Davis, Anastasia Durdines, Amanda Dux, Jennifer Elias, Kevin Gompers, Christian Greco, Lacey Greene, Andrew Groves, Ali Hajiran, Alexandra Hamilton-Cotter, Danielle Kehl, DaHee Kim, Eric Knuth, Mark Kozusnik, Mary Maloney, Julia McGinley, Vivian Minkemeyer, Kaitlin Moses, Scott Moses, Tania Ngo, Rebecca Olsavsky, Jason Peklinsky, Thomas Piccard, Elizabeth Schnupp, Michael Seals, Silvia Tighe, Jessica Tyson, Ashley Wolfe, Brittany Wolfe, John Wroten (Wheeling).


Kirsten Kowalski (Adena), Bethany Christman, Chelsey Keylor, (Barnesville), Carrie Tyo (Beallsville), Marisa Del Vecchio, Richelle Myers (Bellaire), Emily Miller, Samantha Patterson (Belmont), Emily Zann (Bridgeport), Chelsea Coconougher, Jessica Kuryn (Cadiz), Sarah Spiga (Flushing), Andrea Fitzgibbon, Kristin Gandee (Marion), Brianne Booth, Alexander Hilton, Mary Kuntz, Doreen Neavin (Martins Ferry), William Bell (Neffs), Stefanie Blinco, Breana Burkhart, Lauren Fabry, Marissa Melanko (Shadyside), Megan Facello, David Bowman, James Denney, Mackenzie Earliwine, Kathryn Eaton, Carey Facello, Kyle Kepreos, Minh Le, Sierra Moore, Maranda Parker, Amy Pinkerton, Michael Roberts, Katie Smith (St. Clairsville), Heather Hoyt (Tiltonsville), Brittany Burkhart (Woodsfield).

THE UNIVERSITY of Akron announces their commencement list for the Fall semester of 2009 as follows: Dawn Morales-Angel, Jewett; Daniel Patterson, Neffs; Amanda Kuruc, Richmond; Derek Cattran and Kurt Clifford, both of St. Clairsville; Shauna Parsons, Toronto; Adam Cowser and Daniel Fithen, both of Wintersville.