Will Ober graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., during commencement ceremonies on Friday. Ober attended Northeastern on a rowing scholarship. He is the son of Jon and Kristen Ober of Mathews, and Gale Meagher, also of Mathews.
Taylor Nicole Saulman received a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Mary Washington during commencement ceremonies on Saturday. Saulman is now employed with PPD Inc., a pharmaceutical products development company, where she will be testing new vaccines. She is the daughter of Dale and Penny Saulman of Hayes.
Cameron Cross and Elizabeth Kenerley, both juniors at Gloucester High School, have met requirements to enter the 2012 National Merit Scholarship program. The pair was among the 50,000 highest scorers on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test taken in October 2010. Cross is the son of Robert and Susan Cross; Kenerley is the daughter of Robert and Regina Kenerley.
Amanda Louise Edwards of Mathews, has been inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at EPI/Medical Careers Institute in Richmond where she is majoring in surgical technology. She is currently employed at Ruby Tuesday in Gloucester. Edwards is the daughter of Debra Berry of Mathews, formerly of Wilmington, N.C., and Johnny Edwards of Wilmington, and the granddaughter of Carolyn Hardie, also of Wilmington.
Emily Wingfield, a senior at Bluefield College, spent her spring break doing mission work in Naples, Italy. Wingfield was one of 10 Bluefield students who accompanied the BC campus minister on the March 5-12 trip to work with missionaries and journeymen employed with the International Mission Board. The students also did some sightseeing in Rome before leaving Italy.
Patrick Lynch, a Ph.D. student at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, recently participated in the Graduate Student Research Forum in Richmond. Lynch presented a poster describing his study of the relationship between filter-feeding by Atlantic menhaden and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay, a VIMS release said.
Six Old Dominion University students enrolled through the Teletechnet at Rappahannock Community College, Glenns, received degrees in graduation ceremonies at ODU, Norfolk, on May 7. Leslie D. Norris of Lancaster, received a Ph.D. in English; Tracey D. Ashton of Westmoreland, Keelie L. Hill of Hanover, Emily P. Hundley of Essex, and Shanee M. Jones of Lancaster, earned bachelor of science degrees in criminal justice; and Pamela J. Cowan of Middlesex, was awarded a bachelor of science degree in human services.