Education briefs

Students receive their degrees

YOUNGSTOWN — Lydia Du of London, a Combined Science C major, received a Bachelor of Science at Youngstown State University’s Spring Commencement.

Du was one of more than 1,300 students awarded undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in morning and afternoon ceremonies on May 6 in Beeghly Center on the YSU campus.

DAYTON — The following local residents were among the nearly 1,400 University of Dayton undergraduates receiving bachelor’s degrees during the spring 2017 commencement ceremony.

Among the graduates were:

London — Matthew Sweet and Brian Thomas

Plain City — Daniel Adams and Nathaniel Hyzdu

West Jefferson — Miranda Ball

Galloway — Anthony Diggs

PORTSMOUTH — Over 400 Shawnee State University students graduated at this year’s Spring Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 6 in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.

Kelsie Brooke Peters of Mount Sterling received her Associate of Applied Science, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and was Magna Cum Laude graduate.

Students named to the deans list

DAYTON — Matthew Sweet of London, Nathaniel Hyzdu of Plain City and Julia Hall of Galloway made the University of Dayton’s dean’s list for achieving a minimum 3.5 grade-point average for the spring 2017 semester.

BEXLEY — Logan Hoenie of West Jefferson, Mackenzie McKnight of Orient and Isaiah Colon, Kalie Holt and Emily Thornton, all of Galloway made the dean’s list for spring 2017 semester at Capital University.

In order to be named to the dean’s list, full-time, degree-seeking students must have achieved a grade-point average of at least 3.5.

Students named to the provost’s list

BEXLEY — Hunter Mouser and Melissa Hunter, both of London, Ian Kusner of Orient and Okairy Castillo of Galloway were named to the provost’s list for spring 2017 semester at Capital University.

Lemieux made the presidents list

BEXLEY — Capital University is pleased to announce Stephen Lemieux of Mount Sterling was named to the president’s list for the spring 2017 semester.

The president’s list indicates the highest level of academic distinction. To be named to the president’s list, students must have achieved a grade-point average of at least 3.85.

Meade awarded summer internship

CANTON, N.Y. — Sara L. Meade of South Vienna has been selected for a summer 2017 St. Lawrence University Internship Fellowship.

Meade received the Arpey Family Internship Fellowship and will work as an intern for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio in Washington, D.C. Meade is a member of the Class of 2019 and is majoring in government. Meade attended London High School.

Established in 1997, the Internship Fellowship Award is designed to promote leadership and career development opportunities for undergraduate students. The award helps to offset living and transportation expenses during the student’s internship experience.

Hood a second lieutenant

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Alec Hood has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Army ROTC at Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.

The new officer will be branched to a specific corps in the Army to serve on active duty or in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve. The lieutenant will attend an officer basic course relating to his or her particular military occupational specialty/job. Afterward, the officer will complete advanced training by attending basic officer leadership courses for career progression purposes.

The ROTC curriculum prepares students with the tools, training and experiences to help cadets succeed as effective leaders in any competitive environment. Army officers serve as leaders, counselors, strategists and motivators, who lead other soldiers in all situations occurring in ever-changing environments. As trained problem-solvers, key influencers and planners, they are driven to achieve success with their team on every mission.

Hood is the son of Les Hood of Plain City.

He is a 2013 graduate of Dublin Jerome High School, Dublin.