Kent State University
Mindy Shears has been named to the dean’s list at Kent State University for her academic achievement during the spring 2014 semester. She is the daughter of Larry and Shari Shears, of Tunnel, and is a senior in the Public Health program. To be named to the dean’s list, full-time students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.40 or greater and must have completed 12 or more letter-graded credit hours.
University of Dayton
DAYTON – Local students received degrees at the University of Dayton’s spring commencement.
Abigail Amrine of Marietta graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Medicine
Rita Boggs of Little Hocking graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Education and Health Sciences degree in Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy.
Colin Brockett, of Marietta, was one of 112 students who received a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, at the college’s May 10 commencement exercises.
The son of Michael and Amy Brockett of Marietta, Dr. Brockett earned a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and is a 2005 graduate of Marietta High School. After graduation, Dr. Brockett will begin a residency in family medicine.
TIFFIN – McConnelsville native Baylee Garrett has announced that she will continue her academic and athletic careers at Heidelberg University. While enrolled at Heidelberg, Garrett plans to major in adolescent and young adult education with a minor in biology.
Garrett will join first-year head coach Ron Martin and the cross country and track and field team in the fall of 2014.
While at Morgan High School, Garrett was a scholar athlete all four years and named Freshman Athlete of the Year.
Garrett has enjoyed success in cross country and track and field for the Raiders. She was named an all-district performer twice and an All-Muskingum Valley League selection once as a member of the cross country team. In addition, Garrett received three all-district and three all-league honors as a member of the track and field squad.
Garrett is the daughter of Vaughn and Kimberly Garrett
TIFFIN – Heidelberg University has released the names of 288 students named to the spring semester dean’s list. Included on the list is David Wichterman, a junior psychology and anthropology major from Woodsfield.
According to Provost Dr. David Weininger, to be named to the dean’s list, students must be enrolled full time and meet academic criteria set forth by the university.
Marietta College’s Allison Sells of Fleming, was recently given a Greek Award for the 2013-14 academic year.
Sells, a graduate of Warren Local High School, received the Outstanding New Member of the Year. She is majoring in Middle Childhood Education and Intervention Specialist and will graduate in 2015.
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 fall 2013 semester.
Marietta College’s Katie Parks, of Rinard Mills, was one of four education students who presented at the second annual CEC-TED conference held at the Ohio Opportunities for People with Disabilities at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus in late March.
Six other Teacher Education Programs – Mount Saint Mary’s, Ashland University, Miami of Ohio, Capital, Lake Erie College and the University of Cincinnati – attended the conference with Marietta.
Parks is majoring in intervention specialist.
Dozens of Marietta College students received academic awards and scholarships at the annual Spring Honors Convocation on April 16. Here are those from the local area that were honored:
Camille Walters of Williamstown, Wesley Riley of Marietta, Katie Parks of Rinard Mills, Erin McNulty of Little Hocking, Chelsea Smith of Vincent, Gene Neill of Vincent, Keenan Hamilton of Woodsfield, Katherine Plas of Sardis, Rebecca Miller of Marietta, Gage Freeman of Cutler, Matthew Bush of Williamstown, Benjamin Daniell of Williamstown, Taylor Pottmeyer of Fleming, Morgan Otto of Caldwell, Shauna Lizon of Marietta.
Missouri University of Science and Technology
ROLLA, Mo. – Two mine rescue teams from Missouri University of Science and Technology will compete in the Southern Regional Mine Rescue Competition that will be held from May 6 to 8 in New Iberia, Louisiana.
Wesel, a senior in mining engineering from Marietta, is a member of Missouri S&T’s gold mine rescue team.
The competition involves a simulated mine disaster that is set up and monitored by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration. In addition to the rescue simulation, other events include first aid, gas testing and maintaining a complex self-contained breathing apparatus. Written exams are also administered.
The University of Findlay
FINDLAY – The University of Findlay announces Merit Scholarship awards, which are based on a student’s final, cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) and ACT/SAT scores. Scholarships are awarded beginning with the freshman year and are renewable for up to four years (for a total of five years of scholarship aid). Merit scholarships for transfer students are based on the student’s GPA from all previous college-level institutions.
Local students received awards for the 2014-2015 academic year:
Madison Gebhart of Marietta received $16,000.
Nicole Lang of Lowell received $16,000.
Jacob McCutcheon of Waterford received $16,000.
Alison Morey of Marietta received $16,000.
Sheelan Summers of Williamstown received $15,000.
Jessica White of Lower Salem received $14,000.
ASHLAND – Local residents received degrees from Ashland University at the spring commencement ceremony on May 10:
Roger D. French of Vincent, will receive a master of education degree with a major in curriculum and instruction: educational technology.
Corey S. Fickiesen of Newport, will receive a bachelor of science degree with a major in sport management. He is the son of Brad and Krisite Fickiesen of Newport. Fickiesen is a 2011 graduate of Frontier High School.
Marissa D. Uhrig of Marietta, will receive a bachelor of science degree with a major in computer art and graphics programming and computer science. Uhrig is a 2010 graduate of Marietta High School. Uhrig is graduating with cum laude honors.
Ten Marietta College students recently organized an art exhibition entitled, Convergence: Photographs of Marietta That Was. Local students are Rachel Smith of McConnelsville, who is majoring in studio art, and Camille Walters of Williamstown, who is majoring in studio art.
Marietta College’s Margaret Alden, of Newport, was recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society.
Alden is a graduate of Frontier High School and will graduate on May 11, 2014, with a degree in health science.
To be considered for election to membership, a student must be of good character and must have achieved a scholastic record of outstanding excellence in a broad program of studies, the major part of which must lie within the area known as the liberal arts and sciences.
Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. It is the oldest national academic honor society in the United States. The Gamma of Ohio chapter at Marietta College was established in 1860; it was the third chapter in Ohio and the 16th in the nation.
The criteria for consideration for election to Phi Beta Kappa are as follows: The student must take at least 60 hours of work in residence at Marietta College. The student must achieve a grade point average sufficient for graduation with honors (3.5 or better) and must graduate in the upper 10th of the class. Because election to Phi Beta Kappa emphasizes breadth and depth of scholarship, the student’s record must display evidence of both.
Marietta College’s Phi Beta Kappa faculty leaders are Dr. Kathryn McDaniel (president), Dr. Carolyn Hares-Stryker (vice president) and Dr. Matt Menzel (secretary).
Marietta College’s Gage Freeman, of Cutler, was one of nine students recently inducted in Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honorary.
Freeman is majoring in broadcasting and sports management and will graduate in 2015.
Katie Marie Hushion graduated from Ohio University cum laude with a bachelor of fine arts degree in interior architecture on May 3, 2014. Hushion is a member of Tau Sigma Academic Honor Society and an officer in the Newman Catholic Community. She is a 2010 graduate of Marietta High School. Hushion is the daughter of Tom and Teresa Hushion.