Kelly (Wolfe) O'Brien, daughter of Kevin E. Wolfe of Norwalk and Patricia A. Wolfe of Fitchville, was admitted to practice law during a special session of the Ohio Supreme Court at the Ohio Theatre in downtown Columbus on May 14. Mrs. O'Brien is a 1996 graduate of St. Paul High School in Norwalk. She received an associate of applied business in 2001 in legal assisting technology and a bachelor of science degree in 2002 in paralegal studies, both from the University of Toledo.
O'Brien received her Juris Doctor in December 2006 from the University of Toledo College of Law and received a passing score on the Ohio Bar Examination administered in February 2007.
She is currently employed by Presiding Judge Timothy C. Kuhlman as a law clerk/bailiff for Toledo Municipal Court, a position she has held for four years. O'Brien currently resides in Toledo with her husband Sean and is looking forward to establishing a private practice in Toledo.
Rebecca L. Hummel of Collins and Daniel J. Johnson of Willard were named to the Wright State University earned dean's list honors during the winter 2007 quarter.
All students must take 12 or more credit hours to earn dean's list honors. They must have achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average to be placed on the dean's list. A total of 2,321 students at Wright State made the list during that quarter.
The following students participated in the 157th commencement ceremonies at Baldwin-Wallace College, according to Mary Lou Higgerson, vice president for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College:
Norwalk: Matthew Leber, bachelor of arts;
Wakeman: Michelle Motolik, bachelor of arts; Michael Munroe, bachelor of arts; Adam Upchurch, bachelor of science.
Area high school seniors recently were honored by Owens Community College's Board of Trustees for their outstanding achievements, receiving thousands of dollars in new scholarships through the Trustees' Academic Excellence Scholarship Program.
Students receiving a Trustees' Academic Excellence Scholarship and their intended course of study at Owens include Ryan Centers of Norwalk, a St. Paul High School senior who is studying to be a physical therapist assistant.
"Owens Community College is pleased to reward these incoming students for this superior academic efforts and exemplary contributions within their high schools and communities," said Ronald McMaster, Owens chair man of the board of trustees. "Each recipient's outstanding leadership qualities and intellectual skills will be a strong asset to Owens, and we look forward to welcoming them during the new academic year."
The Academic Excellence Scholarship Program was created in 1998 by Owens' Board of Trustees to recognize the outstanding achievements of graduating high school seniors. Each recipient will receive a $2,000 two-year scholarship.
The scholarship is available for four consecutive semesters with applicants being enrolled full-time and pursuing an associate's degree at the college, as well as maintaining a 3.0 grade point average each semester.
Brandon Bond, son of Jim and Pat Bond of North Fairfield, is participating in a cross-cultural trip to Chicago.
The 23 students will live in apartments in a diverse, bustling neighborhood, sharing cooking, cleaning and group responsibilities.
They will interact with diversity of Chicago during their three week experience by volunteering three days a week at an agency or organization arranged through Urban Life Center. They will be exposed to theater and a variety of music along with ethnic neighborhoods and meeting people who make the city work.
Bond, a junior at Bluffton, is majoring in business administration. He is a graduate of South Central High School.
University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. recognized Kelly Schnee of Milan as an honor student during the annual Honor's Day service April 23.
Honor recognition is given to those students attaining a 3.7 cumulative grade-point average. Schnee is a mathematics and physics major.
Kelly and her twin sister, Shelly Schnee-Scheithauer, graduated from Cumberlands during the commencement ceremonies held on May 5.
Kelly earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and physics
Shelly earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics.
On June 21, 175 honor student musicians will gather at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green for three days of rehearsal and a performance prior to departing to seven European counties for a 16 day tour.
Kristen Conger, of North Fairfield, has been selected for this honor.
Kristen is a member of the South Central High School music program, directed by Amanda Reardon. Kristen is the daughter of Kevin and Elaine Conger. Students were nominated for the 2007 Ohio Ambassadors of Music tour based upon their level of musicianship, leadership, and character, and were selected for participation by invitation. Each nominee received a copy of an ambassador of good will proclamation from Governor Taft's office honoring their selection.
Bruce Moss, director of bands at Bowling Green State University, will serve as music director for the tour. Moss will conduct the honor band and William Skoog, director of choral activities at Bowling Green State University, will conduct the Honor Choir. The tour is designed by Voyageurs International, a Denver-based agency specializing in European music tours for numerous states throughout the country for more than 30 years. This is the sixth such tour in the state of Ohio since 1997.
Prior to their departure for Europe on June 24, student participants will gather on the campus of Bowling Green State University for an intensive three-day schedule of rehearsals and orientation sessions.
At 7:30 p.m. June 23, a pre-tour concert will be held in Kobacker Hall on the campus of Bowling Green State University. This "send-off" Americana performance is open to the public.
The following students received departmental awards at the Academic Honors Convocation at Ashland University:
Mara Lee Albright of Norwalk, received the senior award for the department of family and consumer sciences. She is the daughter of George and Rebecca Albright and is majoring in foods and nutrition.
Bradley Buckingham of Norwalk, received the junior award for the department of economics and finance. He is majoring in finance.
Kevin Viock of Wakeman, received the junior award for the department of curriculum and instruction.
He is the son of Kevin Viock and Marlene Stanley and is majoring in intervention specialist education.
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