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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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks
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    SCULPTORS—Morenci third grade students Emersyn Thompson (left) and Marissa Lawrence turn spaghetti sticks into mini sculptures Friday during a class visit to Stair District Library. All Morenci Elementary School classes recently visited the library to experience the creative construction toys purchased through the “Sculptamania!” project, funded by a Disney Curiosity Creates grant. The grant is administered by the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
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    REFEREE Camden Miller raises the hand of Morenci Jr. Dawgs wrestler Ryder Ryan as his opponent leaves the mat in disappointment. Morenci’s youth wrestling program served as host for a tournament Saturday morning to raise money for the club. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    SHERWOOD STATE Bank opened its Fayette office at a grand opening Friday morning, drawing a large crowd to view the renovated building. Above, Burt Blue talks to teller Cindy Funk, while his wife, Jackie, looks around the new office. The Blues missed the opening and took a quick tour on Tuesday. Few traces remain of the former grocery store and theater, however, part of the original brick wall still shows in the hallway leading to the back of the building. The drive-through window should be ready for customers later in the month.
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    FROM THE LEFT, Landon Wilkins, Ryan White and Logan Blaker try out their artistic skills Saturday afternoon at the Morenci PTO’s first Date to Create event. More than 50 people showed up to create decorated planks of wood to hang from rope. The event served as a fund-raiser for miscellaneous PTO projects. Additional photos are on the back of this week’s Observer.

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