SMCM Graduating Class Includes 68 So. Md. Residents - Southern Maryland Headline News

SMCM Graduating Class Includes 68 So. Md. Residents


ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland's (SMCM) graduating class of 2007 included 14 students from Calvert County, 15 students from Charles County, and 39 students from St. Mary's County. Overall, 437 students earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.

College president Jane Margaret O'Brien said, "We are so proud of you and all your accomplishments. Congratulations on earning your degrees." St. Mary's has the highest graduation rate of any public college in Maryland. O'Brien added, "We are not just an honors program, we are an entire honors college; all students who graduate are honors graduates."

U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD, 5th), House Majority Leader and member of the SMCM Board of Trustees, delivered the commencement address to the graduates and their families. "You will forget my words and perhaps my name, but you will not forget what you have done here. Always remember that your education is yours to keep forever, and that it never really ends," said Hoyer.

Graduates from Calvert County include:

Amanda Jo Ballute of Dunkirk graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

Noelle Christine Bedard of Sunderland graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Julia Allison Brauns of Solomons graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in human studies. She graduated Cum laude (3.5-3.699 GPA).

Bridget Anne Carlson of Owings graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Michele Lee Carpenter of Huntingtown graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.

Dominic Anthony Warwick Fragman of Saint Leonard graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history.

Victoria Lynn Freeland of Prince Frederick graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in human studies.

Erin Nicole Hardy of Prince Frederick graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in International Languages and Cultures for Spanish.

Julie Nicole Johns of North Beach graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.

Hope Melissa Jones of Lusby graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She graduated Cum laude (3.5-3.699 GPA).

Marguerite Ann Kates of Dunkirk graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Kelly Anne LaRose of Lusby graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science. She graduated Cum laude (3.5-3.699 GPA).

Jeannie Elizabeth Monico of Lusby graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in art. She graduated Magna cum laude (3.7-3.899 GPA).

Jason Ross Williams of Prince Frederick graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics.

Graduates from Charles County include:

Megan Nicole Brown of Waldorf graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in African and African Diaspora studies.

Theresa Alice D'Andrea-Skinner of Waldorf graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in human studies. She graduated Magna cum laude (3.7-3.899 GPA).

Graham Michael Day of Waldorf graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in human studies.

Nellie DeLeon of Waldorf graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English. DeLeon graduated Cum laude (3.5-3.699 GPA).

Tiffany Marie Deutscher of Waldorf graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history.

Christina Rose Goldzwig of Waldorf graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and sociology. She graduated Cum laude (3.5-3.699 GPA).

Daniel MacIntyre Gummere of La Plata graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics.

John Morelan Gyorda of La Plata graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a minor in environmental studies.

Nicholas P. Hieb of La Plata graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry.

Sarah Elizabeth Hunter of Marbury graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and a minor in environmental studies.

Jessica Erin Jolliffe of Hughesville graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and a minor in environmental studies. She graduated Magna cum laude (3.7-3.899 GPA).

Sara Margiotta of La Plata graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in theatre, film, and media studies.

Chelsea Leigh McCracken of Waldorf graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Languages and Cultures for French and for mathematic. She graduated Summa cum laude (3.9-4.0 GPA) and was elected to the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa, an organization recognizing individuals for scholarly achievement, broad cultural interests, and good character.

Lauren M. Robey of Issue graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

Brian Matthew Stack of Nanjemoy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics.

Graduates from St. Mary's County include:

Kimberly Danielle Abell of Callaway graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

Julia Marie Barnes of Clements graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry.

Hilary Bronwyn Barstow of Great Mills graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and sociology.

Jennifer Lynn Brown of Great Mills graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in film and media studies.

Suzanne Nicole Bumgarner of Lexington Park graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. She graduated Cum laude (3.5-3.699 GPA).

Rhian Rebecca Clark of Mechanicsville graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

April Marie Combs of California graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics.

George M. Connelly, Jr. of Leonardtown graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.

Valerie Michelle Dyson of Great Mills graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in art.

Brittany Lynn Edison of Lexington Park graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in computer science and a minor in mathematics.

Shea D. Frazier of Drayden graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.

Joseph Clarence Gardner of Piney Point graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics.

Brittany Leigh Gill of Great Mills graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in art.

John Hurley Greely of Leonardtown graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in biology.

Harold Thomas Grube-O'Brien of Leonardtown graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Aaron Travis Hammond of Mechanicsville graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics.

Arianna Marie Hammond of Mechanicsville graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

Jessica Leigh Hassay of Hollywood graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history.

David Ray Hickman of Leonardtown graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in computer science.

Megan Anne Hickman of Leonardtown graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in biology.

Katherine Elizabeth Humphries of Mechanicsville graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history.

Bonnie Marie Kangas of Saint Inigoes graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and a minor in environmental studies.

Donna Marie Kracinovich of Great Mills graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in human studies.

Crystal Rose Krater of Lexington Park graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in human studies.

John Den Langford, III of California graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.

Donald David LaQuay, III of Lexington Park graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.

Nicole Grace Lebeaux of Great Mills graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics.

Michelle Alice Mason of Tall Timbers graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and English.

Melissa Karen Molitor of Lexington Park graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in human studies. She graduated Magna cum laude (3.7-3.899 GPA).

Christina Leigh Riedel of California graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She graduated Magna cum laude (3.7-3.899 GPA).

Gabrielle M. Sivak of Lexington Park graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in human studies and a minor in mathematics.

Megan Leigh Stallman of Chaptico graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and a minor in environmental studies. She graduated Cum laude (3.5-3.699 GPA).

Lawrence Thomas Taylor of Leonardtown graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.

Cara Marie Trinidad of Mechanicsville graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a minor in Asian studies. She graduated Cum laude (3.5-3.699 GPA).

Vanessa Lyn Vizcarrondo of Lexington Park graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in art. She graduated Magna cum laude (3.7-3.899 GPA).

Lydia Marie Weaver of Lexington Park graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and sociology and a minor in environmental studies.

Jessica Laurel Wells of California graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Languages and Cultures for Spanish and Latin American Studies. She graduated Magna cum laude (3.7-3.899 GPA).

Derek Drew Willard of Leonardtown graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history.

Jamar Andre Winder of Lexington Park graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history and a double minor in International Languages and Cultures/Latin American Studies and African and African Diaspora Studies.

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