Gazette News Report
Local students graduate
KENT — The following Greene County residents are among more 1,600 students who received bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, associate and educational specialist degrees during Kent State’s 2016 Summer Commencement ceremony.
Maddison Blackwell of Dayton; Danielle Manfredi of Dayton and Erica Stepler-Cavin of Spring Valley.
Dean’s list released
KENT — Kent State University recognizes nearly 370 undergraduate students who have been named to the Dean’s List for Summer 2016. Undergraduate students who obtain a 3.400 GPA or higher while maintaining 12 or more credit hours during the spring qualify to receive this honor. The following local residents were named to the dean’s list: Hafsa Hussain of Beavercreek, Shilpa Reddy of Fairborn and Walter Rzecznik of Beavercreek.
Schlater part of research project
DELAWARE — Ohio Wesleyan University student-scientists shared the results of their 10-week summer science research projects this fall at the university’s 24th annual Patricia Belt Conrades Summer Science Research Symposium. Among them was Fairborn resident Shannon Schlater who presented “Integrating Theoretical and Empirical Definitions of Ecological Stability.” Schlater was mentored by Amy Downing, OWU professor of zoology.
The students presented information and answered questions about their research findings, which were documented in posters outlining each project.
“In Ohio Wesleyan’s Summer Science Research Program, students learn quickly that authentic research is quite different from classroom labs – more challenging, more creative, more frustrating, and, ultimately, more rewarding,” said Laura Tuhela-Reuning, Ph.D., assistant director of the Summer Science Research Program.
Wallace helps organize event
DAYTON — Peter Wallace of Beavercreek was among the University of Dayton student leaders who organized the 53rd annual Christmas on Campus. The event, held Dec. 8, brought more than 1,000 public schoolchildren to campus to enjoy crafts, games, treats, pictures with Santa and more.
Started in 1964 as a way for students to celebrate the holiday before heading home for winter break, Christmas on Campus has evolved into what is believed to be one of the nation’s largest single-day, on-campus community service events. Nearly three-quarters of the undergraduate student body is involved in some way.
Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs.