Education Digest

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BGSU dean’s list

BOWLING GREEN — Bowling Green State University has announced the undergraduate students who have been named to the spring semester dean’s list for achieving grade point averages of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

To be chosen for the dean’s list, undergraduate students must carry no fewer than 12 letter-graded credit hours per semester. The following Greene County residents were named to that list:

Abigail Schieb, Madison Pittman and Mark Buzzard, all of Bellbrook; Scott Munch, Caroline Tinsley and Michael Young all of Fairborn; Africa Strodes, Jocelyn Brodsky, Kristy Cartmell, Jamison Piatka, Dakota Brunsman, Meghan Bishop, all of Xenia; Adrianne Beer of Yellow Springs; Peter Barclay, Alexander Hack, Abigail Goeller, Kristina Neuhart, Kaitlyn Flick, Amy Riess, Cairn Robinson, Ryan Murphy, Tori Trottier, Spencer Bryant, Samantha Galloway, Emily Tinch, Savannah Cox, Drake Dversdall, all of Beavercreek; Morgan Dyke and Shelby Trautman of Dayton.

Fairborn resident earns medical degree

ATHENS — Zachary W. Townsend of Fairborn was among the students who received a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at the college’s May 7 commencement exercises.

The son of Sandra Steinhelfer and Otis Townsend of Fairborn, Dr. Townsend earned a BS in science pre-professional studies from University of Notre Dame in 2011, and is a 2007 graduate of Carroll High School in Dayton. After graduation, Dr. Townsend will begin a residency in family medicine at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. Dr. Townsend was a recipient of the Primary Care Scholarship and was recognized as a member of the OhioHealth Physician Diversity Scholars Program at commencement.

Daniels finalist for chemistry camp

BEAVERCREEK — The US National Chemistry Olympiad Program (USNCO) announces Brian Daniels of Beavercreek High School is one of the 20 finalists who will attend the Chemistry Olympiad Study Camp at the University of Mary Washington, Va., May 31-June 15.

The students will compete for one of four spots on the US International team, which will participate in the upcoming 48th International Chemistry Olympiad in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, July 23- Aug. 1, 2016.

Daniels and approximately 12,000 students nationwide took local exams to qualify to take the National Chemistry Olympiad Exam, which is administered through the American Chemical Society to only about 1000 students each year. There were only five students this year from the Dayton region who qualified to take the National Exam, two from Beavercreek High School. Daniels was then selected as one of the top 20 scoring students on the National Exam to earn a spot at the Study Camp.

Locals graduate from OCU

CIRCLEVILLE — Local students graduate from Ohio Christian University. Laqueta Maze of Fairborn graduated with an associate of arts in pastoral ministry and Katherine Wetz of Fairborn graduated with a master of arts in practical theology.

Ashley named to president’s list

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Celeste Ashley, a sophomore creative writing major of Beavercreek, was among approximately 470 Bob Jones University students named to the spring 2016 president’s list. The president’s list recognizes students who earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average for the semester.

Resident selected for internship

DAYTON — Xenia resident Leena Sabagh is among the 18 University of Dayton honors students selected to participate in the D.C. Flyers internship program this summer.

Sabagh will be working with PartnersGlobal. D.C. Flyers, supported by the University Honors program, is part of an effort to provide students with experiential learning and networking opportunities with University of Dayton alumni in the D.C. area.

The program is open to second- and third-year honors students interested in civic engagement, governance, public policy, human rights, non-profit work or leadership. Preference is given to students who are engaged leaders in the University of Dayton community and demonstrate a commitment to a career in public service.

Ayers named to dean’s list

ROME, Ga. — Keiley Ayers of Yellow Springs was named to the spring 2016 dean’s list at Berry College. The dean’s list honors students who posted an academic average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying a class load of at least 12 hours during the semester.

Agnew graduates

TIFFIN — Danae Agnew of Beavercreek graduated Cum Laude May 15 from Heidelberg University. Agnew received a bachelor of arts degree in education.

President Robert H. Huntington presented diplomas to 235 seniors and an additional 38 graduate students, who received master’s degrees in counseling, education, business administration and music education.

Garringer named to list

SEARCY, Ariz. — Brittney Garringer of Jamestown, journalism major at Harding University, is among more than 1,300 University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the spring 2016 semester. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes.

BGSU graduates

BOWLING GREEN — Bowling Green State University has announced Greene County residents that graduated recently.

The following students received degrees: John Holz of Bellbrook – bachelor of music, summa cum laude; Scott Munch of Fairborn – bachelor of science in business administration, cum laude; Sally Pazynski of Fairborn – bachelor of science in education; Michael Young of Fairborn – bachelor of arts; Trisha Conley of Xenia – bachelor of science in education; Katrina Smiley of Dayton – bachelor of arts in communication; Alexander Hack of Beavercreek – bachelor of science in business administration; Abigail Goeller of Beavercreek – bachelor of science in education, cum laude; Matthew Gilmore of Beavercreek – bachelor of science in architecture; Kali Irvin of Dayton – bachelor of science in education; Nichole Provonsil of Beavercreek – bachelor of science in education, magna cum laude; Emily Whitman of Beavercreek – bachelor of science in education, cum laude; Tori Trottier of Beavercreek – bachelor of science in criminal justice; Spencer Bryant of Beavercreek – bachelor of science in business administration, magna cum laude and Drake Dversdall of Beavercreek – bachelor of science.

Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs.

Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs.