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Ashland University

ASHLAND – The following local residents are members of Alpha Lambda Delta at Ashland University:

Olivia Sprague of Fleming, is a member. Sprague is majoring in nursing. She is the daughter of Douglas and Janelle Sprague of Fleming. Sprague is a 2012 graduate of Waterford High School. Sprague serves as the vice president for Alph Lambda Delta.

Marissa Uhrig of Marietta, is a member. Uhrig is majoring in computer art graphics. Uhrig is a 2010 graduate of Marietta Senior High School.

Alpha Lambda Delta honors students who in their first or first two semesters have achieved a 3.5 cumulative grade point average. The honor society’s purpose is to encourage superior academic achievement among students in their first year, to promote intelligent living, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals.

University of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Josh George, a first-year student at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, participated in the White Coat Ceremony held on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 in UK’s Memorial Hall.

During the ceremony, 67 students – including 40 Kentuckians – received white coats representing their entry into the dental profession as student dentists. Dental faculty also welcomed students to the dental profession as colleagues and challenged them to make a commitment toward gaining the knowledge and compassion necessary to become outstanding dentists.

Missouri University of Science and Technology

ROLLA, Mo. – Missouri University of Science and Technology’s gold team finished in third place in the field portion of the Missouri Mine Rescue Contest that was held Sept. 24-26 at the university. The students competed against seven professional and two student mine rescue teams.

Eric Wesel, a senior in mining engineering from Marietta, is a member of Missouri S&T’s gold mine rescue team.

Missouri S&T’s black team finished seventh in the field portion of the competition and won the in-state trophy for its performance against five Missouri teams in the underground portion of the contest.

The competition involves a mine disaster simulation that is set up and monitored by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Ashland University

ASHLAND – Cory Fickiesen of Reno, Ohio is a member of the Ashland University football team.

He is the son of Brad and Kristie Fickiesen of Reno. Fickiesen is a 2011 graduate of Frontier High School. Fickiesen is a quarterback for the Eagles.

The Ashland University football team competes in NCAA Division II in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). They are led by head coach Lee Owens. The Eagles play their home games in the Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field on the Ashland University campus. The Eagle football team went into the post season last year at 12-0, and fight to return to the playoffs for the second year in a row. For more information, please visit the Ashland University football webpage at goashlandeagles.com/sports/fball/index

Marietta College

The following local residents recently enrolled as part of Marietta College’s Class of 2017:

Maxwell Alsbach ’17 of Lowell, is majoring in Athletic Training.

Jill Altenburger ’17 of Marietta, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering.

Derek Amrine ’17 of Marietta, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering.

Kordell Antill ’17 of Woodsfield, is majoring in Undecided.

David Banks ’17 of McConnelsville, is majoring in Biochemistry.

Stella Bargeloh ’17 of Marietta, is majoring in Music Education.

Luisa Barton ’17 of Marietta, is majoring in Undecided.

Andrew Bauerbach ’17 of Waterford, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering.

Andrew Billingsley ’17 of Marietta, is majoring in Human Resource Management.

Andrew Bogard ’17 of Vincent, is majoring in Environmental Science.

Matthew Bush ’17 of Williamstown, is majoring in Economics.

Garret Butler ’17 of Williamstown, is majoring in Athletic Training.

Cody Caldwell ’17 of Sardis, is majoring in Athletic Training.

Nathan Colyer ’17 of Marietta, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering.

Sergio Cooman ’17 of Parkersburg, is majoring in Graphic Design.

Joshua DeBolt ’17 of Williamstown, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering.

Matthew Drayer ’17 of Belpre, is majoring in Geology.

Kaleb Driggs ’17 of McConnelsville, is majoring in Athletic Training.

Jacob Freeman ’17 of Cutler, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering.

Adam Garlow ’17 of Vincent, is majoring in Chemistry.

Shayne Gillian ’17 of Coolville, is majoring in Undecided.

Ashley Griemsmann ’17 of Marietta, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering.

Matthew Harkness ’17 of Saint Marys, W.Va., is majoring in Environmental Studies.

Jordan Hensler ’17 of Marietta, is majoring in Exploratory Studies.

Micayla Hupp ’17 of Lowell, is majoring in Athletic Training.

Emilia Jacobs ’17 of Marietta, is majoring in Early Childhood Education.

Ty Kroner ’17 of Belpre, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering.

Morgan Liedtke ’17 of Lowell, is majoring in Health Science.

Jason Lockhart ’17 of Williamstown, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering.

Cody Martin ’17 of Belpre, is majoring in Psychology.

Zachary McCray ’17 of Parkersburg, is majoring in Undecided.

Rachel McKown ’17 of Beverly, is majoring in Undecided.

Charles Miller ’17 of Little Hocking, is majoring in Undecided.

Kyle Miller ’17 of Waterford, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering.

Victoria Mimken ’17 of Lowell, is majoring in Athletic Training.

Colton Nutt ’17 of Saint Marys, W.Va., is majoring in Petroleum Engineering.

Hannah Offenberger ’17 of Waterford, is majoring in Athletic Training.

Chelsey Paxton ’17 of Waterford, is majoring in Health Science.

Ashley Payne ’17 of Watertown, is majoring in Biology.

Devin Perdue ’17 of Williamstown, is majoring in Intervention Specialist.

Katherine Plas ’17 of Sardis, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering.

Jordanna Rauch ’17 of Fleming, is majoring in Health Science.

Michael Reese ’17 of Marietta, is majoring in Music Education and Political Science.

Elyse Riendeau ’17 of Marietta, is majoring in Biology.

Justin Saffle ’17 of Woodsfield, is majoring in Biology.

Victoria Sanders ’17 of Parkersburg, is majoring in Biology.

Landon Santini ’17 of Vincent, is majoring in Broadcast and Theatre.

Charles Schriner ’17 of Marietta, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering.

Austin Shriver ’17 of Waterford, is majoring in Geology.

Chelsie Tewanger ’17 of Lower Salem, is majoring in Middle Childhood Education.

Carmen Thorne ’17 of Marietta, is majoring in English and International Leadership.

Aaron Tice ’17 of Saint Marys, W.Va., is majoring in Biochemistry.

Emily Tornes ’17 of Lowell, is majoring in Elementary Childhood Education.

Courtney Wentz ’17 of Marietta, is majoring in Psychology.

Christian Whitlatch ’17 of Parkersburg, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering.

Evan Yabs ’17 of Vincent, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering.

Brandon Yonley ’17 of Newport, is majoring in Undecided.

Approximately 385 freshmen officially joined Marietta College during the traditional Matriculation ceremony on Aug. 23.

Binghamton University

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – Bethany L Seckman, of Williamstown, received academic honors from the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University by making the University’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2013 semester.

Marietta College

The following local residents were recently enrolled in Marietta College’s McDonough Leadership Program.

Jill Altenburger ’17 of Marietta, is a graduate of Marietta High School.

Matthew Bush ’17 of Williamstown, is a graduate of Wood County Christian School.

Micayla Hupp ’17 of Lowell, is a graduate of Fort Frye High School.

Victoria Mimken ’17 of Lowell, is a graduate of Fort Frye High School.

Katherine Plas ’17 of Sardis, is a graduate of River High School.

Michael Reese ’17 of Marietta, is a graduate of Marietta Senior High School.

Elyse Riendeau ’17 of Marietta, is a graduate of Parkersburg Catholic High School.

Carmen Thorne ’17 of Marietta, is a graduate of Parkersburg Catholic High School.

Aaron Tice ’17 of Saint Marys, W.Va., is a graduate of Saint Marys High School.

Emily Tornes ’17 of Lowell, is a graduate of Fort Frye High School.

The nationally recognized McDonough Leadership Program helps students gain a deeper understanding of leadership, practice their leadership skills, and in the process grow as engaged leaders on campus, in the local community, and beyond.

Students must be accepted into the program through a highly selective process. While a part of the program, will take leadership classes, participate in different community service projects including the award-winning Make a Difference Day in October.

“We have an outstanding group of students starting the leadership program this fall,” said Dr. Gama Perruci, Dean of McDonough. “They are driven and full of passion. It’s very exciting to work with them because they are at a stage in their lives when they are defining their goals and developing their leadership skills in order to pursue their dreams. The McDonough Leadership Program serves as the nurturer of those dreams.”

Western Connecticut State University

DANBURY, Conn. – Alexa Haynes, of Little Hocking, was among 1,450 new students welcomed to Western Connecticut State University for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Joining the university’s community are 750 first-year students, with another 700 students who transferred from other colleges and universities.

Aug. 25 was the start of Welcome Week at WCSU, with participation from university President James W. Schmotter and faculty, staff, alumni, students and members of the community.

All new students were invited to participate in WCSU’s “Entering the Gates” ceremony, during which faculty and staff officially welcome the students as they walk through the university’s entrance gate on White Street.

Marietta College

Katherine Plas ’17 of Sardis, was selected by the Class of 2017 to represent the freshmen on Marietta College’s Student Senate during the 2013-14 academic year.

Plas is a graduate of River High School and is majoring in Petroleum Engineering.

Marietta College

Marietta College’s Erin McNulty ’16 (Little Hocking) is one of eight Marietta College selected for the The New York Times’ Leadership Fellows Program, which began during the 2012-13 academic year. One year later and Marietta College’s McDonough Center for Leadership and Business is one of only a handful of institutions around the U.S. to be part of it.

“The Leadership Fellows will play a key role in promoting the debate of current issues on campus,” says Dr. Gama Perruci, Dean of McDonough. “They will work with me to organize events that will bring together students interested in discussing topics of national/global prominence. Leadership Fellows also will advise the McDonough faculty/staff on the use of The New York Times in the McDonough Leadership Program.”

Through a competitive process, McDonough selected eight students to serve as Fellows in 2013-14. The group has been meeting regularly, as well as inviting others from across campus to share ideas.

Starting in the fall of 2012, The New York Times launched a pilot Leadership Fellows Program at Northwestern University’s Center for Leadership. The success of this pilot led the newspaper to seek out other institutions interested in the program for this fall.

Marietta College

Marietta College’s Gene Neill ’16 (Vincent) is one of eight Marietta College selected for the The New York Times’ Leadership Fellows Program, which began during the 2012-13 academic year. One year later and Marietta College’s McDonough Center for Leadership and Business is one of only a handful of institutions around the U.S. to be part of it.

“The Leadership Fellows will play a key role in promoting the debate of current issues on campus,” says Dr. Gama Perruci, Dean of McDonough. “They will work with me to organize events that will bring together students interested in discussing topics of national/global prominence. Leadership Fellows also will advise the McDonough faculty/staff on the use of The New York Times in the McDonough Leadership Program.”

Through a competitive process, McDonough selected eight students to serve as Fellows in 2013-14. The group has been meeting regularly, as well as inviting others from across campus to share ideas.

Starting in the fall of 2012, The New York Times launched a pilot Leadership Fellows Program at Northwestern University’s Center for Leadership. The success of this pilot led the newspaper to seek out other institutions interested in the program for this fall.

Muskingum University

NEW CONCORD – Student-athlete Joseph Mazza of Sardis is a part of a football milestone at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio.

The football team became the 41st school in NCAA Division III history to achieve 500 program wins with its 35-28 overtime win at Wilmington College on October 5. The Muskies rallied from a 21-point second-half deficit to earn the historic victory.

The University of Akron

AKRON – Joseph Wheeler, of Caldwell, graduated as a member of the 209th class from The University of Akron. In all, the summer 2013 class consists of 1,260 candidates from 24 states and 30 countries. This group includes 56 candidates for doctoral degrees; 403 for master’s degrees; 526 for bachelor’s degrees; and 275 for associate degrees.

Wheeler successfully completed the program requirements earning the degree Bachelor of Science in Educ in Sport Studies-Sport Management.

Ashland University

ASHLAND – Justin Hill, of Vincent, has been accepted to Ashland University for the fall semester of 2014. Hill is a senior at Warren High School.