Karmella Marie Ressler of Gloucester, graduated magna cum laude and received a juris doctor degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law during commencement ceremonies May 7. Ressler also holds a bachelor of science degree from the College of William and Mary.
Jennifer Orth-Veillon received a doctor of philosophy degree in comparative literature from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., during commencement ceremonies May 9. She was an Arts and Sciences Fellow at Emory. Orth-Veillon also holds a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and a master’s degree in French literature from Le Sorbonne in Paris, France. She is the daughter of Dr. Robert and Nancy Orth of Gloucester.
Hannah Dutton of Gloucester, graduated cum laude and received a bachelor of arts degree in history from George Mason University during commencement ceremonies May 20. Dutton also completed minor studies in business.
Jason Anderson recently received a bachelor of science degree in business from Strayer University. He also completed minor studies in marketing. A project manager for Canada Contracting in Sandston, Anderson resides in Mechanicsville with his wife Cheryl and their children Whitney, age 11, and Kyle, age nine. He is the son of Durward and Elizabeth Anderson of Mathews.
Thomas Hunter Middle School teacher Jerry Ligon and Lee-Jackson Elementary School teacher Cheryl Ligon are participating in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Coastal Chesapeake Academy this week. The Academy is a hands-on teacher training program that will take the instructors canoeing on the Mattaponi River and to Port Isobel, CBF’s education facility next to Tangier Island.
Hayden Miller, a rising eighth grader at Thomas Hunter Middle School, is attending a Summer Enrichment Program for gifted students at the University of Virginia. The program is sponsored by U.Va.’s Curry School of Education.
Tiffany Lydia Croxton of Mathews received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Radford University during commencement ceremonies May 7. She also completed concentrated studies in special education and English. Croxton is a member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, past executive officer of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and a Sigma Pi Sweetheart. She is employed as a fifth grade teacher with Richmond City Public Schools.
Brooke Marie Moughon has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Lynchburg College where she is a junior majoring in accounting. The recognition requires a 3.5 or higher grade point average. Moughon is a setter for the Hornets volleyball team and the daughter of Pat and Chris Moughon of Gwynn’s Island.
Wendy Viola has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Old Dominion University where she is majoring in human services. The recognition requires a 3.4 or higher grade point average. Viola is the wife of Luke Viola and the daughter of Carroll and Jennie Lipscomb of West Point, formerly of Gloucester.
Benjamin Lewis Rhodes graduated from Hampton Roads Academy during commencement ceremonies May 28. Rhodes will attend Hampden-Sydney College in the fall. He is the son of Warner Lewis Rhodes of Gloucester and the late Dr. Cynthia Rhodes, and the stepson of Deborah Seal Rhodes.
Katherine Torr, who recently completed eighth grade at Peasley Middle School, has been accepted to the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted at Mary Baldwin College. The program offers bright and accomplished young women between the ages of 13 and 16 the opportunity to bypass all or some of their high school grades to pursue an undergraduate degree. Torr, 13, is the daughter of Patricia Torr of Gloucester.