School briefs

- Posted on Jun 15, 2011 - 03:50 PM

Felicia Wingard graduated magna cum laude and received a bachelor of social work degree from Ferrum College during commencement ceremonies May 7. Wingard also completed minor studies in chemistry and was on the dean’s list throughout her four semesters at Ferrum. In addition, she was inducted into the Alpha Delta Mu National Social Work Honor Society and Alphi Chi National College Honor Society. Also, Wingard was a member of the Student Government Association, the Bonner Program, Alphi Phi Omega and Alpha Gamma Delta and was Ferrum’s 2010 Homecoming Queen. She is the daughter of Jan and John Raymond Bassett of Gwynn.

Tiffany Bohannon Richardson graduated with honors and received a certificate in radiologic technology from Riverside School of Health Careers during commencement ceremonies April 27. She was also inducted into Lambda Nu National Honor Society for Radiologic and Imaging Sciences. Richardson is the daughter of Janice Bohannon of Mathews and the late Ray Bohannon.

William H. Truscott received a bachelor of arts degree in history and international studies from Virginia Military Institute during commencement ceremonies May 16. His graduating honors included Distinguished Graduate and Distinguished Marine Corps Graduate and he received a U.S. Marine Corps commission. Truscott is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Truscott of Gloucester.

Holly M. Gray of Cobbs Creek, graduated cum laude and received a bachelor of arts degree from Mary Baldwin College during commencement ceremonies May 22.

Edwin B. Tucker of North, graduated summa cum laude and received a bachelor of arts degree from Mary Baldwin College during commencement ceremonies May 22.

Gregory Todd of Gloucester, received a bachelor of arts degree in sport and recreation management from St. Andrews Presbyterian College during commencement exercises May 7. Todd is the son of Gene and Gloria Todd and the grandson of Elaine and Marvin Todd.

The following local students received degrees from James Madison University during commencement ceremonies May 7: Sarah Schmitz, cum laude, Brittany Graveline and Savanah Haga of Gloucester; Julia Barnes of Gloucester Point; Leah Bloomfield, cum laude, of James Store; Benjamin Mills of Wicomico; and Molley Hardin of Saluda. Hardin was also named to the spring semester president’s list at JMU. The recognition requires a 3.9 or higher grade point average.

The following students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at James Madison University: Brittany Graveline, Lauren Saulman and Sarah Schmitz of Gloucester, Tara Kissinger and David Tillage of Hayes; Michelle Bloomfield and Leah Bloomfield of James Store; Madalyn Mitchem of Mathews; and Laura Bridges of North. The recognition requires a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

Sarah Celeste Dudley of Gloucester, a senior at West Point High School, has received a $1,000 college scholarship from the Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation Endowment.

Brittany L. Byrd of Gloucester, and William S. Bennett of Gloucester Point, were each named to the spring semester dean’s list at University of Mary Washington. The recognition requires a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

Seth Theuerkauf of Gloucester was 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.

Mary Kathleen DeForge of Mathews, and Kristen Leigh Rawls and Mackenzie Katelyn Stickney of Gloucester, were each named to the spring president’s list at Longwood University. The recognition requires a 4.0 average.

William Robert Shears Jr., a 2005 graduate of Mathews High School, received a bachelor of science degree in communications during commencement ceremonies on May 25 from Towson University in Maryland. He is the son of Bill Shears of Chesapeake, and Mary Leigh Walton of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He is pursuing his career in marketing and public relations for Specialty Deck Supply in Baltimore.