The following Laurel students were named to the dean's list for the fall semester at York College of Pennsylvania: Alison Chavez, sophomore criminal justice major; Kristina Lerman, senior nursing major; Derek Shaw, senior marketing major; Rachael Wilson, freshman psychology major; Andre Jones, sophomore criminal justice major; and Michaela Guild, senior nursing major.
The following Laurel students were named to the dean's list for the fall semester at West Virginia Wesleyan, in Buckhannon, W.Va.: senior Patricia Contic; sophomore Jasmyne Cummings; and freshman Jonathan (J.T.) Noland.
Jeanette Brown, of Laurel, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Southwestern University, in Georgetown, Texas.
Yongmu Huang, of Laurel, was named to the dean's list for the fall term at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy, in Princess Anne. She was the valedictorian of the Laurel High Class of 2007 and graduated from the University of Maryland.
William "Bill" Carey, of Laurel, announces the graduation of his granddaughter Tashana Johnson, of Baltimore, from Eastern Kentucky University. The daughter of Vaughn and Sandra Johnson, of Baltimore, Johnson will enter Johns Hopkins University to pursue her master's in elementary education. Carey's granddaughter Monet Ford, of Laurel, daughter of Deborah Carey Ford, of Laurel, completed the semester at Coppin State University with a 3.6 grade-point average.
Ajiri Eroraha and Christine Baumgarten, both of Laurel, were named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Notre Dame of Maryland University, in Baltimore.
Donald Moran and Benjamin Cameron, both juniors from Laurel, were named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Washington College, in Chestertown.
Keith Suarez, of Laurel, was named to the dean's list for the August and October 2011 eight-week sessions at Columbia College, in Columbia, Mo.
Ogechi Irondi, of Laurel, a senior educational studies major at Swarthmore College, in Pennsylvania, has been selected for this year's class of the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Aspiring Teachers of Color. She is an intern for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Whole Child Initiative; a coordinator, mentor and tutor with Swarthmore's Dare 2 Soar program; and a member of her college's track team. The Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color were created to help recruit, support and retain individuals of color as public education teachers and administrators. Ogecki will receive a $30,000 stipend to complete a master's degree in education, preparation to teach in a high-need public school, support throughout a three-year teaching commitment and guidance toward teaching certification.