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Jordan A. Steger, of Glen Allen, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.66 grade point average. Steger is a junior in the College of Liberal Arts.

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The following students graduated May 8 from James Madison University: Ananto Amin, Stephen Anonick, April Baker, Olivia Behm, Spencer Billett, Jennings Bryan, Kelly Chevalier, Molly Dietrick, Ashley Dintaman, Curtis Kapsak, Jeffrey Kopsick, Courtney Melia, Natalie Oldfield, Jarad Orlan, Kelsey Pace, Priscillia Pham, Amber Pierce, Macye Rexrode, Kristi Richardson, Christopher Russell, Amanda Scheid, Alyssa Seay, Erica Western, Kathryn White, Elizabeth Gentry, Rebekah Hall, Lauren Harris, Gabrielle Henderson, Justin Herbaugh, Riley Hewston and Ryan Horrocks, of Glen Allen; Jasmine Shaw, Alexis Simms, Emily Stewart, Caitlin Trimble, Courtney Wright, Jingxiong Wu, Dulcie Roe, Benjamin Orzolek, Austin Lande, LaTarshia Lynch, Hung Do, Tiara Jeffery, Lemende’ Coley, Brooke Covington, Annie Dankos, Carleigh Davis, Christopher Castillo, Rebecca Birchfield, Christina Artz, Kristen Allen and Ashanti Anderson, of Henrico; and Brooke Thompson and Yana Karass, of Sandston.}

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The following juniors from Douglas S. Freeman High School have been named Furman University Scholars: Ann Allred, Shanti Coleman, Eliza Sofinski and Caroline Gravely. Students selected for the program were nominated by their high school guidance counselors and were chosen for their strong academic potential, leadership and commitment to extracurricular activities and community service. If Furman Scholars apply for admission and are accepted to Furman, they will receive at least $7,500 in merit-based scholarships per year, or $30,000 over four years.}

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The Henricopolis Soil & Water Conservation District, through an endowment with the Colonial Agricultural Foundation, recently provided three $1,500 scholarships to Henrico County students aspiring to earn degrees in the environmental sciences. The winners are: Erin Louise Thady – a rising senior at James Madison University; Robin Grace Thady – a rising freshman at the College of William and Mary; and Katherine Aylett Lipford – a rising sophomore at Virginia Tech.}

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Victoria Johnson, a Health Science (PT) major from Henrico County, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester at Saint Francis University. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a quality point average of 3.5 or higher.

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Julia C. Jackson, a sophomore history major from Glen Allen, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester at Samford University. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a minimum 3.5 grade point average.}

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The following students recently graduated from the University of Mary Washington: Tawany Chrisostomo de Almeida, Lindsay Coffman, Jessica Blair Conley, Julie Kinsella Gavin, Rhiannon Megan Lalumandier, Anastasia D. Pestova, Mason Storm Prince and Berkley Rose Schmidt, of Glen Allen; and Jessica Thorne West, Kayla Rose Crawford, Elizabeth Houston Doswell and Gaelyn Michaela Quirey, of Henrico.}

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Virginia Credit Union has awarded $2,500 scholarships to three Henrico County students through its Dorothy J. Hall Memorial Scholarship Program. The students were selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, community service, extracurricular activities, an essay, and work to help defray the cost of education. The winners are Mary Rockwell, a graduate of Freeman High School; Emily Wu, a graduate of Tucker High School; and Suryanaren Kummarapurugu, a junior at VCU. Overall, Virginia Credit Union awarded $62,500 in college scholarships to 25 student members through the 2015 Dorothy J. Hall Memorial Scholarship Program. Virginia Credit Union has awarded more than $900,000 in scholarships to students since 1991.}

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently appointed Robbin T. Blankenship, of Henrico, to the State Rehabilitation Council. Blankenship is owner of Robbin’s Heavenly Treats, LLC. Gov. McAuliffe also appointed Gene Scott, of Henrico, to the Board of Visitors at the Virginia Military Institute. Scott is a retired regional vice president of Verizon.

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Kailee Andrews, of Glen Allen, and Cassandra Brucker, of Henrico, were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.}

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The following local students graduated May 17 from Mary Baldwin College: Maisa Qawassmeh, Stephanie Smith, Britney Sweeden and Leianna Wingfield, of Henrico; and Ashley Casey and H. Smith, of Glen Allen.

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H. Smith, of Glen Allen, recently was inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda at Mary Baldwin College. ASL is a national honor society for nontraditional adult students. In order to be extended the invitation to join, the student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.}

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