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  • Monday, June 16, 2014

Christopher Martin Bunke of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, has been named to Greensboro Collegeís Deanís List for the spring 2014 semester.

To qualify, a student must have a 3.5 grade point average or better while having taken at least half of his or her course credit hours at Greensboro Collegeís main campus.

Wofford College

Wofford College initiated 34 students and recent graduates into its chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in a ceremony held on Thursday, May 1, in Leonard Auditorium.

Grace Marie Longanecker, a member of the class of 2014, is majoring in psychology. Longanecker has worked as a teaching assistant in the psychology department for four semesters and has interned at a number of clinics in her goal of being a marriage and family therapist. She is a member of Twin Towers, where she led the rice bowls campaign at Wofford. A candidate for a Bachelor of Science degree, Longanecker plans to attend a marriage, couple and family counseling graduate program at the University of South Carolina. Grace is the daughter of Gregg and Tracy Longanecker of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Ashleigh Marie Van Metre, a member of the class of 2014, majored in biology and Spanish with an emphasis in computational science and a minor in mathematics. Van Metre studied abroad in Chile in 2012, venturing into the countryside and conversing in Spanish to gather material for a blog. In the summer of 2013, she completed an internship with the Inserm laboratory in Paris, where she developed computer models for the spread of infectious diseases throughout a population. She also was active in several campus organizations, including the Catholic Newman Club. Van Metre is currently enrolled in graduate school at the Medical University of South Carolina. After graduate school, she plans to serve as an officer in the Navy Medical Corps. Ashleigh is the daughter of Christopher and Rosemary Van Metre of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Saint Vincent College

Three-hundred-thirteen students were awarded bachelorís or masterís degrees by President Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., in a traditional public ceremony which recognized the completion of their degree studies at the 168th annual commencement of Saint Vincent College on Saturday, May 10 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center.

Dr. Patrick D. Gallagher, a physicist and former U.S. Commerce official who will become the 18th chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh on Aug. 1, was the principal speaker and recipient of an honorary doctor of science degree. Also, Charles J. Queenan Jr., a corporate lawyer whose distinguished legal career spanned nearly six decades while he also served as a prominent business, civic and community leader, received an honorary doctor of laws degree.

Presiding over the academic exercises and invocation was the Right Rev. Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., chancellor of Saint Vincent College and archabbot of Saint Vincent Archabbey. The benediction was given by The Most Reverend Lawrence E. Brandt, J.CD., Ph.D., bishop of Greensburg.

Jonathan Tyler Malone of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy.

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