School briefs

- Posted on Jun 01, 2011 - 04:13 PM

Nicolaos B. Totten graduated summa cum laude with a master in business administration degree from Virginia Tech during commencement ceremonies May 14. Totten also received the Student Leadership Award, as determined by the student body, as the graduate student who exemplifies the highest level of academic prowess and potential as a future business leader. Totten, a senior consultant for OCTO Consulting Group in Vienna, is the son of Celeta Totten of Mathews.

Justin Yarnell graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Christopher Newport University during commencement ceremonies May 15. An accounting major, Yarnell was named the 2011 Accounting Student of the Year. He will pursue his CPA license while employed by Dixon Hughes Goodman. Yarnell is the son of Brian and Dorothy Bayford of Gloucester.

Trisha Timbal of Mathews, received an associate in applied science degree from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College during commencement ceremonies May 14. Timbal is a certified respiratory therapist at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital and is pursuing her respiratory therapy advanced practice certificate.

Ryan Speray of Gloucester, has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Bridgewater College where he is a senior majoring in history and political science. The recognition requires a 3.4 or higher grade point average.

Peter Pagan has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Virginia Commonwealth University with a 4.0 grade point average. Pagan is a rising senior majoring in mass communications with a concentration in creative advertising, and works as an e-communications assistant for the VCU Development and Alumni Department. He recently designed the logo for the Gloucester Tornado Recovery Group and has been selected to participate in a workshop with The Martin Agency in Richmond this summer. Pagan is the son of June Pagan of Gloucester Point and the late Peter Pagan, and the grandson of Marie Sidoryk of Gloucester Point.

Courtney L. Newcomb of Gloucester Point, received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Mary Washington during commencement ceremonies May 7.

Taylor N. Saulman of Hayes, received a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Mary Washington during commencement ceremonies May 7.

Katherine A. Jones of Mathews, received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the University of Mary Washington during commencement ceremonies May 7.

Katy R. Fleming of North, received a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Mary Washington during commencement ceremonies May 7.

Joel Davis of Mobjack, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., where he is a junior majoring in Christian ministries. The recognition requires a 3.6 or higher grade point average.

The following local students have been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Radford University: Amber Michelle Lee and Michael Allen Sage of Gloucester, and Ryan J. Marzetta of Hayes. The recognition requires a 3.4 or higher grade point average.

Rappahannock Community College nursing graduates Lori J. Abbate, Nicole M. Ammons, Jessica L. Birdsall, Nichole L. Flack, Pamela L. Foster, Kara E. Hugo, Meghan L. Pollard, Jo Ann Saunders, Sarah A. Via and Alice C. West of Gloucester, and Shan M. Hicks of Mathews, were pinned during a ceremony May 13 in White Stone. Abbate, Ammons, Foster and Saunders each graduated cum laude, which required a grade point average of 3.2 to 3.49. Ammons and Foster also received an award for "Best Clinical Student."