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University of Akron

College of Engineering

Corey Ryan Wunderlich, son of Mark and Mary Beth Wunderlich of Fleming, graduated cum laude from the University of Akron, College of Engineering, on May 12 with a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering. Wunderlich was a 2008 graduate of Warren High School in Vincent.

He is the nephew of Bruce and Susan Wunderlich of Marietta, Sonny and Kim Oliver of Kentucky, Sam and Joyce (Oliver) Hammett of Fleming, Terry and Cindy (Oliver) Cain of Vincent, and John Oliver of Vincent.

After a short break, Wunderlich will be employed by Lockheed Martin in Akron.

Duquesne University

Laura Riley, of Marietta, graduated magna cum laude from Duquesne University on May 4 with a bachelor of science degree in health sciences. She is the daughter of Dennis and Jeanne Riley of Marietta.

Riley recently started graduate school at Duquesne University and is working towards a master’s degree in speech language pathology.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Mark Lane, son of Ted and Najet Lane of Marietta, recently graduated May 18 from Northeast Ohio Medical University earning his Doctor of Medicine degree (M.D.). He matched into the extremely competitive field of orthopaedic surgery at Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. He will begin this five-year surgical training program July 1. His current plans are to sub-specialize in adult joint reconstruction.

Lane is a graduate of Warren High School and Marietta College, where he received both a bachelor of science and master of science degrees.

West Liberty University

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. – Four West Liberty University students received the AT&T Scholarship for the academic year 2012-2013, including Adam Kenney of Newport.

Leah Cyrus, Zachary Dillard, Adam Kenney and Tyler McGary. Recipients of the AT&T Scholarship must meet strict criteria established by the Elbin Scholar Program, which includes a 3.75 GPA and a 27 ACT score.

“We are pleased with the growth in our Elbin Scholar program as we continue to strive to be a great University. Private funding from corporations like AT&T will allow us to offer further resources to attract quality students and we thank AT&T for their generosity,” said President Robin C. Capehart.

Kenney is a rising sophomore from Newport, and majors in biology (pre-pharmacy). An honors student, he is a member of the Biology Club and is active in church. After graduation he plans to attend pharmacy school and become a retail pharmacist close to his hometown.

Named in honor of Dr. Paul N. Elbin, president of West Liberty for 35 years, the Elbin Scholar designation is the highest scholar level at West Liberty. Despite the rigorous requirements, the Elbin program has grown significantly over the past 10 years, thus increasing the need for scholarship funding for this program.

In 2003, just five students were named Elbin Scholars. This year, WLU proudly claimed 74 Elbin Scholars.

Malone University

CANTON – Malone University graduated what is believed to be a record 681 undergraduate and graduate students at its 121st commencement ceremony held on May 4 at Faith Family Church in North Canton.

Baccalaureate speaker was Gregory Miller, Ph.D., professor of history at Malone. Also speaking were Christa Salem, a graduating history major from Norton; and Peter Simionides, a graduating communication arts major from Canton. A podcast of the Baccalaureate service is available for viewing online.

Addressing the Class of 2013 at the commencement ceremony was the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

Local students who graduated:

Tiffany Daniels of Sardis, graduated with a BA degree in youth ministry.

Emily Hickerson of Stockport, graduated with a BA degree in psychology.

Julian Law of Caldwell, graduated with a BA degree in bible and theology.

Breann Sams of Vincent, graduated with a BSE degree in middle childhood education.

Matthew Wieferich of Marietta, graduated with a BA degree in bible and theology.

Walsh University

NORTH CANTON – Local residents were among over 700 students from Walsh University who were named to the spring 2013 dean’s list – Kristin Nau of Caldwell; Elizabeth Nau of Caldwell; Kelly Dougherty of Lewisville; Alexandra West of Waterford; and Elizabeth Canterbury of Waterford.

This was the largest group of students in Walsh’s history to achieve dean’s list status.

Walsh University

NORTH CANTON – Kristin Nau, of Caldwell, graduated from Walsh University with a BSE degree. More than 675 graduates were awarded their degrees during the commencement ceremony on Saturday, April 28, marking one of Walsh’s largest graduating classes to date.

Shawnee State U.

PORTSMOUTH – Christopher Jugler, of Vincent, graduated from Shawnee State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in digital simulation and gaming engineering. The university held commencement on Saturday, May 4.

Beloit College

BELOIT, Wis. – Michael Sullivan, of Marietta, was recently named to the spring 2013 Dean’s List at Beloit College. Sullivan is a first-year.

Shawnee State U.

PORTSMOUTH – Shawnee State University held commencement on Saturday, May 4, conferring degrees on 533 students with 303 receiving bachelor’s degrees, 318 receiving associate degrees and 12 graduates received master’s degrees in education.

Local students graduated with associate degrees: Brittany Barta, of Vincent, graduated with an associate degree in physical therapy; and Christopher Jugler, of Vincent, graduated with an associate degree in computer aided drafting and design.

Ohio Christian U.

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – Susan Hampton, of Marietta, graduated cum laude from Ohio Christian University with a bachelor of arts in substance abuse counseling.

The University of Akron

AKRON – The following local students made The University of Akron’s dean’s list for the spring semester: Anna Harper of Belpre; Bryanna Hayes of Belpre; Joseph Wheeler of Caldwell; Bradley Ullman of Fleming; Corey Wunderlich of Fleming; Alexandra Frawley of Marietta; Matthew Lang of Marietta; Jordan Lockhart of Marietta; John Ludtman of Marietta; Josie Hearn of New Matamoras; Alicia White of Newport; Lauren Bosner of Waterford; Sina King of Waterford; Breanna Schaad of Waterford.

Marietta College

Marietta College student Kelsey Wells, of McConnelsville, has been named to the spring 2013 dean’s list.

Any full-time Marietta College student completing at least 15 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.50 to 3.749 in a given semester is recognized as a dean’s list student for that semester.

Wells, a graduate of Fort Frye High School, is majoring in finance at Marietta.