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.

  • Front.poles
    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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    UMPIRE Thomas Henthorn tosses the bat between team captains Mikayla Price and Chuck Piskoti of Flint’s Lumber City Base Ball Club. Following the 1860 rules, after the bat was grabbed by the captains, captains’ hands advanced to the top of the bat—one hand on top of the other. The captain whose hand ended up on top decided who would bat first. Additional photos of Sunday’s game appear on page 12 of this week’s Observer. The contest was organized in conjunction with Stair District Library’s Hometown Teams exhibit that runs through Nov. 20.
    VALUE OF ATHLETICS—Morenci graduate John Bancroft (center) takes a turn at the microphone during a chat session at the opening of the Hometown Teams exhibit at Stair District Library. Clockwise to his left is John Dillon, Jed Hall, Jim Bauer, Joe Farquhar, George Hollstein, George Vereecke and Mike McDowell. Thomas Henthorn (at the podium) kicked off the conversation. Henthorn, a University of Michigan–Flint professor, will return to Morenci this Sunday to lead a game of vintage base ball at the school softball field.
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    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in 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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    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.

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