Area students earn degrees, make dean's lists 2013.02.06

Written by David Green.

The following local residents were among the more than 2,100 candidates to earn degrees from the University of Toledo during Fall 2012 commencement ceremonies.

Amber Makula, Lyons, Ohio, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting;

Brooke Smith, Lyons, Ohio, Master of Science in Accounting;

Thomas Barnes, Morenci, Master of Education in Career and Technical Education;

Mary Kolasinski, Lyons, Ohio, Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies;

Traci Maginn, Fayette, Ohio, Master of Business Administration in Marketing.

The following local residents were among more than 800 students from the University of Toledo who were named to the President's List for the Fall 2012 semester. The President's List recognizes full-time undergraduate students who earn a 4.0 GPA for the semester.

Eli McCord, Lyons, Ohio, criminal justice major;

Rebecca Rash, Fayette, pre-accounting major.

The following local residents were among the 3,000 students named to the dean’s list at University of Toledo for the Fall 2012 semester.

Jonathan Boesger, Fayette, adolescent and young adult education major;

Dylan McVay, Morenci, computer science and engineering technology major;

Jacob VanLoocke, Lyons, Ohio, electrical engineering major;

Panagiotis Bordovalos, Lyons, Ohio, geology major;

Mary Kolasinski, Lyons, Ohio,  interdisciplinary studies major;

Stephanie Sager, Fayette, interdisciplinary studies major;

Reid Vernier, Morenci, mechanical engineering technology;

Chelsea Howard, Morenci, nursing major;

Jacob Meek, Lyons, Ohio, nursing major;

Danielle Wyse, Fayette, paralegal studies major;

Hunter Colegrove, Fayette, pre-business major;

Kody Short, Fayette, pre-marketing major;

Kelsey O'Neil, Lyons, Ohio, recreational therapy major;

Layla Abraham, Lyons, Ohio, undecided major;

Bailey Boger, Lyons, Ohio, undecided major.

Huntington University

The following students were named to the dean’s list at Huntington University for the Fall 2012 semester:

Samuel Lockwood, Waldron, Mich., a senior economics and finance major;

Jennifer Doriot, Waldron, a senior elementary and special education major.

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    GAMES DAY—Finn Molitierno (right) celebrates a goal during a game of Nok Hockey with his sister, Kyla. The two tried out a variety of games Saturday at Stair District Library’s annual International Games Day event. One of the activities featured a sort of scavenger hunt in which participants had to locate facts presented in the Smithsonian Hometown Teams exhibit. The traveling show left Morenci’s library Tuesday, wrapping up a series of programs that began Oct. 2. Additional photos are on page 7.
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    MAPLE leaves show their fall colors in a puddle at Morenci’s Riverside Natural Area. “This was a great year for colors,” said local weather watcher George Isobar. Chilly mornings will give way to seasonable fall temperatures for the next two weeks.
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    MORENCI Marching Band member Brittany Dennis keeps the beat Friday during the half-time show of the Morenci/Pittsford football game. Color guard member Jordan Cordts is at the left. The band performed this season under the direction of Doyle Rodenbeck who served as Morenci’s band director in the 1970s. He’s serving as a substitute during a family leave.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
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    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.

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