Lauren Frenz, of Mount Airy, traveled to Honduras as part of a service learning program at Malone University, in Anton, Ohio. She is a senior majoring innursing.

Afton Vechery, of Woodbine, earned a Bachelor of Science in business enterprise management, with a dual concentration in new science development and new business development, and a double minor in neuroscience and entrepreneurship and social enterprise, from Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, N.C. She also received the Spirit of Wayne Calloway Award, the Hobbs Award for Entrepreneurial Achievement and was named to the dean's list for the spring 2010 semester. Vechery is a 2007 graduate of Glenelg High School.

Camille Hackney, of Ellicott City, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Agnes Scott College, in Decatur, Ga. She is the daughter of Millicent Hackney and Richard Hackney.

Justin Gordon, of Ellicott City, earned a Bachelor of Arts from Western New England College, in Springfield, Mass.

Meghan Madden, of Ellicott City, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at the University of Vermont, in Burlington. She is a senior majoring in professional nursing.

Grant Goldberg, of Ellicott City, participated in Salisbury University's 10th annual Student Research Conference. He co-presented "Analysis of the Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid (NDGA) in Larrea Tridentata by way of Citizen Science." His research group documented significant variation in the concentration of NDGA in Larrea tridentata in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada and Texas, and found that concentrations of NDGA differ due to the seasons, with higher concentrations of NDGA in winter months when compared to summer months.

Vincent Gutierrez, of Elkridge, participated in Salisbury University's 10th annual Student Research Conference. He co-presented "The Effect of Explosive versus Recreational Muscle Contraction on Energy Expenditure in Women." With a lack of previous studies comparing energy expenditure during resistance exercise using different contraction intensities in women, this study was designed to examine the effect of contraction intensity on energy expenditure in women.

The following students earned degrees in May from Villanova University, in Villanova, Pa.

Austin Gallas and John Steger, both of Laurel;

Lisa Chang and Kelly Donovan, both of Ellicott City;

Alexandra Argenti, of Fulton;

Jonathan Seipp, of Marriottsville; and

Trevor Safko, ofSykesville.

Catherine Myers, of Dayton, earned a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and Bachelor of Science in biological sciences in May from Southern Methodist University, in Dallas.

Dustin Stout, of Laurel, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at University at Albany, in Albany, N.Y.

Elizabeth Anderson, of Ellicott City, earned a Bachelor of Science in business in May from Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio.