School briefs

- Posted on Jun 30, 2010 - 05:06 PM

Christina Michelle Dick received a bachelor of science degree in mass communications from Virginia Commonwealth University during commencement ceremonies May 22. Dick had concentrated studies in strategic advertising and minor studies in marketing. She has accepted a position as an assistant local broadcast buyer at the Martin Agency in Richmond. Dick is the daughter of Daniel Dick of Gloucester, and Dorothy Dick of North.

David M. Phillips of Gloucester Point, graduated with distinction and received a bachelor of arts degree in international studies from Virginia Military Institute during commencement ceremonies May 16. Phillips is the son of Sandra M. Phillips and Robert Phillips.

Lynn Carol Jaeger of Cobbs Creek, and Lanell Wood Jarvis of Foster, received degrees from Mary Baldwin College during commencement ceremonies May 23. Both attended the Adult Degree Program, with Jaeger earning a degree in sociology and Jarvis a degree in psychology.

Megan Morris graduated magna cum laude and received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Christopher Newport University during commencement ceremonies May 16. Morris also took a minor in religious studies. At CNU, Morris was a dean’s list student and a member of Alpha Chi honor society. She also played softball for the Captains for four years and volunteered with Athletic Outreach. Morris will pursue a doctorate of physical therapy at ODU this fall. She is the daughter of Pam and Nelson Morris of Susan.

Cordell B. Critchell of Moon, received a bachelor of arts degree in political science and American studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y., during commencement ceremonies May 16. He is the son of Penelope B. Critchell and Douglas A. Critchell.

Samantha Drake was named to the spring semester president’s list at Longwood University, a recognition that requires a 4.0 grade point average. She is the daughter of Pat and David Drake of Gloucester.

Brittany Lauren Keenan of Gloucester Point, Michael B. Carroll of Hayes, and Madeline Rose Molly, Jonathan Michael Gemoets, Megan Elizabeth Stevens and Matthew Eli Varnell of Gloucester, were all named to the spring semester dean’s list at Radford University. The recognition requires a 3.4 or higher grade point average.

Christopher Ivey graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University during commencement ceremonies May 21. Ivey received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and took concentrated studies in aerospace engineering, completing his degree in three years. While at Johns Hopkins, Ivey won a NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program Undergraduate Fellowship. He will purse a doctorate in mechanical engineering at Stanford University this fall under a Stanford Graduate Fellowship and a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. Ivey is the son of Barry and Pamela Ivey of Gloucester Point, and the grandson of Leon and Ann Binford of Mathews and Poquoson.

Tyler Tillage was named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Richmond where he is a rising sophomore. The recognition requires a 3.4 or higher grade point average. Tillage is the son of David and Holly Tillage of Gloucester.

Seth Theuerkauf has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at the College of William and Mary where he is a rising sophomore. The recognition requires a 3.6 or higher grade point average. During the past semester, Theuerkauf presented his Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School research conducted at VIMS in 2008 at the 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, Ore. Theuerkauf also participated in field course research on the coral reef ecosystems in San Salvador, Bahamas. He is the son of Daniel and Tina Theuerkauf of Gloucester.

Joshua Octaviani of Gloucester, and Holly Stainback of Saluda, were named to the spring semester dean’s list at the College of William and Mary. The recognition requires a 3.6 or higher grade point average.

The following local students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Virginia Tech: Andrew P. Anderson, Karalynn D. Drechsel and Susan E. Owsley of Gloucester; Jennifer N. Skidmore, Ashley B. Hurst and Michael P. Clifton of Hayes; Daniel J. Desmond of Mobjack; Noah Andrew S. Abrams of Moon, and Sara J. Brickman of North.

Michael W. Sanderson, salutatorian of the Mathews High School Class of 2010, has received the $4,000 Claude V. Simmons Scholarship from Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church in Mathews. Sanderson will study biology at the College of William and Mary this fall. He is the son of Susan and Phillip Sanderson of Mathews.