Kayla Huey of Warren has earned highest honors for the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H. Students who earn highest honors have earned a grade average of 3.7 or better.
Students named to the dean's list for the spring 2012 semester at the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses of Jamestown Community College earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in 12 or more semester hours of study. Named were:
From Bear Lake: Jennifer Keyes;
From Russell: Yu-Kuang Chang, Renee Massa, Darren Wenzel;
From Warren: Lori Bergquist-Springer, Stephanie Diener, Kiera Elicker, Nicole Hall, Rebecca Hammersley, Deborah Hornburg, Andrew Horner, Julie Labesky, Sarah Madison, Dylan Russ, Kurtis Walter; and
From Youngsville: Courtney Lyszaz, Bernice Markley
Cadet Derek C. Briggs, son of Curt and Jane Briggs of Russell, graduated on May 26 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and received his commission as an Infantry Officer with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He has now joined the Long Gray Line and become part of the living history of West Point. Briggs graduated with highest honors achieving an overall rank of sixth in his class of approximately 1000 first class members. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in two majors: international relations and defense and strategic studies.
Briggs graduated from Eisenhower Middle High School in 2008. Attending West Point was always his goal from early on in his youth. While at West Point during the last four years, he ably achieved the superintendent's dean's list, the highest academic honor of "Distinguished Cadet" all eight semesters which requires a minimum 3.7 grade average on a 4.0 scale across all academic courses. Furthermore, he ranked overall second militarily and fifth physically in his 2012 class. Besides his academic studies during his senior year, he also had the time consuming role responsibility of holding the cadet senior leadership rank of Command Sergeant Major, 2nd Regiment giving him second-in-charge command responsibilities of one-fourth of the 4400 member Cadet Corps.
Briggs' career choice is the infantry branch of the U.S. Army. Following several months of intensive training that will take him through Infantry Platoon Leadership and the Army Ranger and Airborne schools, Lt. Briggs will join his selected duty unit, the 173rd Airborne Combat Brigade in northern Italy, near the city of Vicenza. Future assignments will no doubt show him the world along with an expected opportunity to pursue graduate studies on behalf of the U.S. Army.
Aubrianna Navaroli, daughter of LaTroy and Don Navaroli of Warren, has been selected to participate in the C-MITES (Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students) summer program for academically talented students. She is attending the Structures class at the Learning Enrichment Center. Navaroli will be in fifth grade at Warren Area Elementary Center in the fall.
Sarah Hitchcock, a 2009 graduate of Eisenhower High School, was named to the dean's list at Edinboro University for the spring 2012 semester. She is a junior enrolled in the speech pathology program. She is the daughter of Dick and Julie Hitchcock of Russell.
Zach Hitchcock, a 2011 graduate of Eisenhower High School, was named to the dean's list at Gannon University, Erie, for the spring 2012 semester. Full-time undergraduate students with a grade average of 3.5 or better qualify for the list. Hitchcock will be a sophomore in the physician's assistant program at Gannon in the fall. He also was accepted into the Gannon University Honors Program this spring. He will be required to maintain a high grade average and participate in a number of programs outside the classroom, including governance of the program. He is the son of Dick and Julie Hitchcock of Russell.
The following area students have been named to the spring 2012 dean's list at St. Bonaventure University:
Connor Clendenen, a student from Russell, has not declared a major.
Kayla Crosby, a student from Russell, is majoring in elementary education/special education.
Lindsey Culbertson, a student from Warren, is majoring in accounting.
Matthew Eernisse, a student from Russell, has not declared a major.
Addison Gee, a student from Warren, has not declared a major.
Mollie Marsh, a student from Russell, has not declared a major.
Brooke Shaffer, a student from Warren, has not declared a major.
Sarah Southwell, a student from Warren, is majoring in sociology.
Rebecca Swanson, a student from Warren, has not declared a major.
Matthew Tack, a student from Sugar Grove, is majoring in journalism-mass communication.
Mariah Wolford, a student from Tidioute, is majoring in history.
Joseph Yaegle, a student from Youngsville, is majoring in biology.
Gretchen Landin, a junior biology major at Grove City College, has been named to the dean's list with distinction for the spring 2012 semester. She is a 2009 graduate of Eisenhower Middle Senior High School and is the daughter of Dr. Paul and Karen Landin of Sugar Grove. Students eligible for the dean's list with distinction a grade average of 3.60 to 3.84.
Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pa., announces the following students were named to the dean's list for the 2011 - 12 spring semester. Dean's list status is awarded to students who earn a 3.6 grade point average or better.
Rachel Crone of Warren is a senior history major.
Lydia Chapman of Warren is a sophomore accounting major.
Casey Main of Warren is a sophomore psychology major.
Kaitlyn Blakeley of Warren was named to the dean's list at Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Ill., during the recently completed spring 2012 semester. To qualify for inclusion on the dean's list, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have attained a semester grade average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale.
The following local students received degrees at Alfred State, Alfred, N.Y., in May: Vincent Albaugh of Warren received a degree in architectural technology.
Nicole Doverspike of Warren received a degree in interior design.
Colter Johnson of Warren received a degree in agricultural business.
Amanda Reynolds of Pittsfield received a degree in agriculture technology.
Amanda Trimpey of Pittsfield graduated from Mansfield University on May 12 with a bachelor of music degree in music education.
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, named the following students to the dean's list for the 2012 spring semester:
Kassandra Barrett of Warren, a senior, is studying marketing.
Preston Barrett of Russell, a junior, is studying psychology.
Claire Bevevino of Warren, a sophomore, is studying communications.
Zachary Cathcart of Russell, a junior, is studying psychology.
Kimberly Ewing of Warren, a senior, is studying management.
Garrett Fiscus of Russell, a sophomore, is studying science.
Krystal Gage of Warren, a junior, is studying biology.
TJ Gustafson of Sugar Grove, a sophomore, is studying accounting.
Sarah Harris of Russell, a junior, is studying general arts and sciences.
Toby Keller of Russell, a junior, is studying creative writing.
Jessica Leasure of Russell, a sophomore, is studying nursing.
Noelle Lyszaz of Youngville, a sophomore, is studying science.
Maria Pellegrino of Warren, a sophomore, is studying division of undergraduate studies.
Joseph Sabella of Tidioute, a senior, is studying mechanical engineering technology.
Ashley Sanders of Sugar Grove, a junior, is studying biology.
Erika Sanders of Sugar Grove, a senior, is studying finance.
Kaitlyn Spade of Warren, a freshman, is studying division of undergraduate studies.
Victor Williams of Warren, a senior, is studying finance.
Mitchell Wilston of Sugar Grove, a sophomore, is studying liberal arts.
Daniel Wiltsie of Warren, a senior, is studying biology.
Students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average to be added to the dean's list.
Alex Durante, son of Tammy Durante and Frank Durante of Warren, has been selected to participate in the C-MITES (Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students) summer program for academically talented students. He is attending the Structures class at the Learning Enrichment Center. Durante will be in fifth grade at Russell Elementary School in the fall.
Doven M. Schwanke of Russell has been named to the dean's list at Waynesburg University for the spring term 2012. She is a sophomore pursuing a bachelor of science degree in athletic training. Schwanke is a graduate of Eisenhower High School.
Jill Sorensen Motl graduated from Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University with a doctor of medicine degree on June 1. Dr. Motl received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Wheaton College in 2001 and was admitted to Chicago Medical School in 2008. On July 1, she began her medical residency in surgery at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. She resides in Chicago with her husband, Brent Motl. Dr. Motl is a 1997 graduate of Warren Area High School and is the daughter of Steve and Barbara Sorensen of Russell.
Daryl Simons Jr. of Tidioute was named to the dean's list at Albright College, Reading, Pa., for the spring semester. He earned a grade average of 3.918.