GETTYSBURG, Pa. – David Heim was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Gettysburg College. He just completed his freshman year and is double majoring in history and political science. The 2012 graduate of Boonsboro High School is the son of Ed and Janet Heim of Hagerstown.
R. Lee Viar IV of Hagerstown participated in the 2013 Class of the Management Development Program in Higher Education at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., in June and earned a post-doctoral certificate.
The program addressed various management and leadership issues in higher education at the various levels of academic leadership from department chair, dean or president.
The 104 participants in the class represented 37 states and 17 countries.
Viar has lived in Hagerstown for the last 40 years. He graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 1984. In addition, he graduated from then Hagerstown Junior College in 1989, Frostburg State University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1999, FSU with a Master’s of business administration concentrating in management and marketing in 2001, and from Capella University with a PhD in post-secondary adult education and training in 2007.
He is the interim program chair in the College of Business and Management as well as a professor at Colorado Technical University and is president of ANTSHE, a nonprofit organization helping nontraditional students graduate. He is a published author of a book and numerous articles, and has been a guest speaker at a number of universities and colleges.
Chad Lowry of Big Pool received the President's List Award at Clearwater Christian College for scholastic achievement during the spring semester.
Lowry, a sophomore criminal justice major, is a graduate of Heritage Academy in Hagerstown.
He is the son of Michael Albert and Shelby Jean Lowry of Big Pool.
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. — Jason Richard Halmo of Jefferson, Md., has been awarded a President’s Award to attend Hampden-Sydney College in the fall.
He is a graduate of Brunswick (Md.) High School.
He is the son of Jonathan and Colette Halmo of Jefferson.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Scott C. Carpenter of Myersville, Md., was named to the provost’s honor roll for the spring semester at The University of Wyoming.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Janel Mayo of Frederick, Md. was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Hofstra University.
Mayo, a member of the Class of 2014, is majoring in geology.
ST. DAVID’S, Pa. — Ashley Nicole Likely of Hagerstown recently received the Howard Fellow Scholarship at Eastern University, where she will be a freshman in the fall.
Likely plans to major in exercise science.
Likely is a graduate of Williamsport High School.
While in high school, Likely was a member of the varsity soccer team and the Link Crew commissioner.
Likely attends St. Anrdew Presbyterian Church, and is the daughter of Tom and Kelly Likely and Norma and Bryan Wilson.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Amber Keck recently graduated from Penn State University, where she majored in statistics with a 4.0 grade-point average and minored in psychology with a 4.0 GPA. Overall, she completed her college studies with a 3.84 GPA.
Keck is a 2009 graduate of Clear Spring High School, where she was co-valedictorian.
At Penn State and Mont Alto, Keck was on the dean’s list seven of the eight semesters and received several awards for her academic achievement.
Keck is the daughter of Julie Taylor of Clear Spring, and the granddaughter of Artie and Sondra Barnhart of St. Thomas, Pa.
YORK, Pa. — Amanda Truax of Hagerstown, a junior secondary education-mathematics major at York College of Pennsylvania, spent two weeks in May traveling throughout Kenya and Tanzania.
Truax went to Africa as part of a course — Culture and Environmental Field Series — that examines the human and physical geographies of a particular international destination.
FRONT ROYAL, Va. — Dillon Marshall recently was recognized for outstanding achievement at Randolph-Macon Academy at the school’s end-of-year awards ceremony.
Marshall received the Theatre Journey Award.
Marshall was a junior at Randolph-Macon Academy during the 2012-13 school year.
Marshall is the son of Deborah Marshall of Summit Point, W.Va., and Paul Dillow of Summit Point
ITHACA, N.Y. — Carly Smith of Frederick, Md., graduated in May from Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications with a degree in journalism.
ATLANTA — The following area students recently received degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology:
— Catherine Bartgis of Frederick, Md.
— Elizabeth Minne of Point Of Rocks, Md.
— Willie Owens of Middletown, Md.
— Thomas Staker of Frederick
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The following area students graduated in the spring from Stevenson University:
— Sarah Arnold of Middletown, Md.
— Brittney Bryant of Frederick, Md.
— Kristin Giauque of Middletown
— Nicholas Hoban of Hagerstown
— David Jaeger of Mount Airy, Md.
— Stephanie Lambert of Mount Airy
— Allyson Miele of Mount Airy
— Jessica Miele of Mount Airy
— Brooke O’Barr of Mount Airy
— Kelsey Rosen of Union Bridge, Md.
— Alexandra Weyforth of Mount Airy