Nepini inducted into honor society

Jonathan Nepini of California, a student at McDaniel College in Westminster, is among 30 McDaniel students inducted March 31 into the Delta of Maryland Chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa national honor society.

Faron inducted into honor society

Heather Faron of Leonardtown was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Faron was initiated at Florida Institute of Technology, and is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.

Molina presents research

More than 120 Coastal Carolina University students presented their research at the Undergraduate Research Competition on April 16 and 17. Students represented various majors and research topics, and they presented either oral or poster presentations. Among the presenters was Joseph Molina, a marine science major from Great Mills, whose presentation was titled “Consensus versus independent age estimation of Muskellunge: an analysis of accuracy.” The competition is a spring tradition at the university that celebrates the accomplishments of undergraduate researchers and provides a venue for the dissemination of student research.

McDaniel College students recognized

McDaniel College students were recognized at the April 28 spring awards ceremony. Nearly 30 honors for academic achievement and leadership were awarded to juniors, sophomores and freshmen. Samantha Long of California received The Isabel Isanogle Royer Biology Scholarship, which was established in 1990 in memory of professor Royer, who taught biology and botany at the college from 1942 through 1979. Katie Holland of Charlotte Hall received The Harry Clary Jones Scholarship for Chemistry, which was established in 1929 by the bequest of professor Jones, who attended the college and later taught physical chemistry at Johns Hopkins University.

Martin named to honor society

Hunter Martin of Lexington Park was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Martin was initiated at University of Florida. Martin is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.

Mason graduates

Nathaniel Mason of California graduated from Cedarville University with a bachelor of arts in finance degree during the 123rd annual commencement held May 4. Cedarville University, located between Dayton and Columbus, Ohio, is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,193 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study.

Aragon earns degree in history from Citadel

Evan Aragon of Mechanicsville earned a history degree from The Citadel. Aragon graduated during the South Carolina Corps of Cadets commencement ceremony on May 4 in McAlister Field House. Graduates accepted their diploma from Citadel alumnus Gen. Glenn W. Walters, USMC (retired), who was officiating as president for the first time. The Class of 2019 includes 528 cadets, veteran students and active duty students.

Chaptico resident earns SGA award

Jacqueline Vegova Aliova of Chaptico was honored during Albright College’s end-of-year Honors and Awards Ceremony on May 5. A graduate of Chopticon High School, Vegova Aliova earned the SGA Graduating Senior Award. She is studying physics at the college. This award is given to student government association members after three years of service on the basis of attendance at meetings, performance of assigned tasks, contact with groups represented, attitude and contribution to the association and to college life.

Miles makes dean’s list

Cameron Alexander Miles from Mechanicsville has been named to the Newberry College dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. Students named to the list have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 for the semester.

SMCM students initiated into Phi Beta Kappa

On Friday, March 29, 21 St. Mary’s College of Maryland students were initiated into the Zeta of Maryland Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. This year’s initiates were: Elisabeth J. Bauer (psychology), Reilly S. Cook (English), Kyla G. Cumberland (English, international languages & cultures/French), Melinda S. Grant (environmental studies, English), Jacob J. Jaffe (English), Katherine S. Kempton (international languages & cultures/French), Mary H. Korendyke (physics), Hannah H. Krauss (environmental studies, anthropology), Roawn Limbach (environmental studies), Rebecca Long (economics), Joseph J. McManus (English), Jennifer R. Mince (computer science), Kenna Nguyen (biochemistry, biology), Peter Orban (mathematics, physics), Mary K. Robey (biochemistry), Samantha Schoenecker (biology), Leila Shirvan (biology, mathematics), Zoe R. Smedley (English), Noah H. Walsh (physics), Jennifer M. Westbrook (music) and Rachel Yates (international languages & cultures/French, history).

The purpose of Phi Beta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship in the liberal arts and sciences.

Wedding on honors list

Brianna Wedding of Mechanicsville, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, N.J., has been named to the honors list for the fall 2018 semester. To qualify, a student must carry a 3.5 or better GPA and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours.