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Henrico resident David W. Roop, director of electric transmission operations for Dominion Virginia Power/North Carolina Power, is a recipient of the 2014 IEEE Power & Energy Society Leadership in Power Award. The award recognizes industry leaders for exceptional contributions to the promotion of the electric power engineering profession. It highlights actions which encouraged the development and growth of electric power engineering practitioners and recognizes the contributions electric power engineers make to society. In his 38-year career with the electric utility industry, Roop has focused on electric transmission and substation operation and management. Roop holds an electrical engineering degree from Virginia Tech and is a certified professional engineer for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Matt Ferramosca, of Henrico, was one of seven James Madison University students chosen to participate in a pilot program designed to get undergraduates majoring in political science, international affairs, or public policy and administration to begin thinking earlier about their career paths. Career Peer Advisors (CPAs) in the School of Public and International Affairs at JMU assist their colleagues with choosing coursework, developing a resume, improving their interviewing skills, finding internships and networking with alumni and other professionals. After undergoing eight weeks of training, the student advisors held office hours during the 2013-14 academic year and conducted workshops and presentations related to career exploration.}

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Wenhao Lu, of Henrico, graduated May 12 from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. Lu received a bachelor of arts degree.

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Rhianna Ross, of Glen Allen, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Ross is a member of the Class of 2017.}

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Brianna Dillard and Heather Shaffer, of Glen Allen, graduated May 18 from Marymount University in Arlington, Va. Dillard received a MA in forensic psychology. Shaffer received a BA in liberal studies.

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Safiya Lateefah Fredrich, of Highland Springs, graduated from Fort Hays State University in May. Fredrich received a master of liberal studies with an emphasis in criminal justice.}

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Amanda Furrow, of Henrico, graduated May 25 from Greenville College in Greenville, Ill. She received a bachelor of science in commercial music.

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Arif Kamaleldin Ibrahim, of Glen Allen, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at Iowa State University. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above. Ibrahim is majoring in electrical engineering.}

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Jerel Harrison, of Henrico, and Timothy West, of Glen Allen, were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at the University of Delaware. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.3 or above.}

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The following local students graduated May 31 from Randolph-Macon College: Aaron Talbert Fleming, Matthew Edward Guillen, Dustin Leonard Gunter, Kyle Scott Johnson-Peterson, Adele Grace McCreary, Mariah Nicole McGranahan, Caleigh Janette Reid, Sean Maurice Smith, John Westwood Smithers, Adam Michael Stein, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Stuart, Kianna D. Taylor and Sharon Marie Thomas, of Henrico; and Lucien Wood Roberts, Ian Joseph Pegram, Emily Elizabeth Hall, Rachel Caroline Hester, Evan Clark Woods, Alyssa Lynn Saraniti, Vincent William Combs, Kristen Rebecca Gehlich, Audrey Elizabeth Hester, Marlana Rose Cirillo and Zachary Alexander Duresky, of Glen Allen.}

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The following Virginia Military Institute cadets graduated May 16: Michael E. Custer Jr., Edward P. Gottwald, Campbell C. Henkel, Luke W. Snead, Phat D. Atran, William H. Dodson, Samuel M. Elliott, Kaan M. Erermis, Noyan F. Erermis, Christopher S. Gill, Carson N. Hogge, Jacob T. Humrich, Daniel P. Kitchen, Christopher B. Louthan, Christopher R. Timmons, Alexander B. Burton, Jameson A. Goodell, Marvin W. Kern, Paul A. Raymond, Taylor Y. Dowell, Joseph R. Porzio, Christopher B. Hawkins, Cameron L. Dunnavant and Stephen G. Reardon Jr., of Henrico.}

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The following local students were named to the president’s list for the spring 2014 semester at James Madison University: Stephen Anonick, Matthew Brubaker, Annie Dankos, Stephanie Dawkins, Carson Eubank, Rachel Gagliardi, Jordan Garrett, Taylor Garrett, Kelly Johnson, John Levy, Kelsey Pace, Amanda Scheid, Austin Shoop and Jessica Wheeler, of Glen Allen; Courtney Wright and Michael Stone, of Henrico; and Erin Thady, of Sandston. To be eligible for the president’s list, students must earn a 3.9 or higher grade point average.}

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