Bowling Green State University will award degrees to more than 1,300 students during summer commencement exercises today.
The graduating students represent 66 Ohio counties, 37 states and 34 nations.
The ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. on the University Hall lawn. In the event of rain, graduation will be held in Anderson Arena. Area students include:
Berlin Heights: Charles John Chapman, Assoc of Science; Melanie Dawn Feizkhah, Associate of Arts;
Milan: Gretchen D. Butler, Master of Education; Lucas Grimm, Bachelor of Liberal Studies; Jonathan P. Livingston, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Thomas R. Moyer, Master of Education; Megan L. Schaeffer, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Amanda S. Uther, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration;
New London: Heath Aaron Hamilton, Bachelor of Science in Education; Jill Marie Mitchell, Master of Education; Margaret Anne Stevens, Master of Education;
Norwalk: John W. Britton, Associate of Science; Megan Kathleen Burch, Master of Education; Deborah L. Elmer, Master of Education; Robert Milan Fernandez, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Amy L. Finch, with distinction, AAS in RADT; Robin M. Hamlin, Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology; Danielle Kaye Harp, Master of Education; Jennifer Michelle Martinez, Master of Education; Valerie Taylor Miller, Master of Education; Gregory M. Myers, Bachelor of Liberal Studies; Jennifer A. Nardecchia, Master of Education; Eric R. Neal, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Georgina F. Nolan, with distinction, AAS in RADT; Kellie Pancost, Master of Education; Lyudmyla A. Pasechnyk, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Jenicka Ann Reamer, Master of Education; Chelsea M. Savage, AAS in RADT; Michelle Ann Schaffer, Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education; Joyce Ann Seitz, Master of Science; Katie Ann Stang, Master of Education; Anne Tyler, Master of Education; Paul C. Warthling, Master of Education;
Wakeman: Jared M. Born, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Joseph Todd, Master of Education;
Willard: Samantha J. Biglin, cum laude, Bachelor of Arts; Curtis Christopher Storts, Master of Education; Juliana Gradella Weaver, Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
Greenwich resident Elizabeth Gravely has been awarded a $6,000 Presidential Scholarship to attend Ashland University based on her academic achievements.
A 2007 South Central High School graduate, Gravely participated in choir and Future Farmers of America. She was also involved in tutoring other students.
She is the daughter of Rose Moore of Greenwich.
The renewable Presidential Scholarship is presented by AU President Dr. Frederick Finks to incoming freshman students based upon high school grade-point averages and ACT/SAT scores.
Jared M. Simon, son of Timmothy and Barbara Simon of Monroeville, has enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio Northern University for the 2007-08 school year. He will be a freshman majoring in sports management.
A graduate of Monroeville High School, Simon was active in National Honor Society, cross-country and track.
Kelly P. Morman, daughter of Richard and Patricia Morman of Monroeville, has enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio Northern University for the 2007-08 school year. She will be a freshman majoring in political science and Spanish. Morman received the Trustee Recognition Scholarship.
A graduate of Monroeville High School, Morman was active in National Honor Society, Model United Nations, Spanish Club, United Fund Student Board Member and Firelands Challenge.
This is a year of graduations for three Seitz girls.
Courtney C. Seitz graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in fashion merchandising from the University of Akron; "Aunt" Joyce A. Seitz graduated with a master of science degree in communication disorders from Bowling Green State University; and Julia S. Seitz graduated with a bachelor of science degree in family resource Management from The Ohio State University. They are the daughters of John Seitz and Rhonda Doughty, Jim Seitz, Sr. and Norma Jindra, and Jim & Jacky Seitz, respectively. "I'm very proud of my nieces and personally know how hard they've worked to reach this point in their lives," said Aunt Joyce.
Jennifer Young of Columbus, formerly of Norwalk, graduated May 5 from Capital University with a master's degree in nursing, with academic distinction. She is currently employed as a school nurse for Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools. She is the daughter of Stu and Donna Young of Berlin Heights.
Katherine Elmlinger has been named to the dean's list for the 2006-2007 semester at Heidelberg College in Tiffin. To achieve this honor, students must have attained a grade-point average of at least 3.5 during the semester. Kathy is a freshman majoring in early childhood education and intervention specialist and is the daughter of John and Donna Elmlinger.
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