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The Universities at Shady Grove Honors 25 Seniors at 10th Annual Student Achievement and Leadership Awards

The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) today recognized 25 of its top graduating senior students, who have demonstrated leadership, service and dedication to USG and their community. The award winners, who represent the 13th graduating class of students from the nine public universities located on the USG campus in Rockville, Md., were honored today at USG’s 2013-2014 Academic Achievement and Leadership Breakfast.

“These 25 students are all wonderful representatives of the outstanding academic programs offered here at USG, from top public universities from around the state,” said Dr. Stewart Edelstein, USG Executive Director and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the University System of Maryland. “We’re so proud of their accomplishments and know they are each poised to succeed in their chosen professions and, more importantly, become outstanding citizens in our global community.”

Exceptional seniors from each undergraduate program offered at USG were eligible to earn the 2013-14 Academic Achievement Award. The student winners were selected on the basis of grade point average, participation in internships, honors societies, and contributions to their program of study.

Student Leadership and Service Awards were also presented to three seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, service and dedication to USG and the community at-large. Honorees were selected based on their participation in extracurricular activities, community service and commitment to their fellow students.

USG’s 2013-2014 Undergraduate Student Academic Achievement awardees and the respective universities and degree programs they are representing include:

Toran Wilson of Silver Spring, Md. – Salisbury University, Respiratory Therapy

Valerie Trueblood of Rockville, Md. – Towson University, Early Childhood Education

Melissa Curtis of Germantown, Md. – Towson University, Elementary Education/Special Education

Afewu Hughes of Frederick, Md. – University of Baltimore, Health Systems Management

Brandon Bishop of Middletown, Md. – University of Baltimore, Simulation and Digital Entertainment

Bridget Crowell of Arlington, Va. – University of Maryland, School of Nursing

William Ricucci of Clarksburg, Md. – UMBC, History

Anusha Jayasinghe of Germantown, Md. – UMBC, Political Science

Kim Casimbon of Rockville, Md. – UMBC, Psychology

Laura (Ainsfield) Roth of Silver Spring, Md. – UMBC, Social Work

Annais Zarate of Rockville, Md. – University of Maryland, College Park, Biological Sciences

Eleni Stamoulis of Derwood, Md. – University of Maryland, College Park, Communication

Natalia Mier of Frederick, Md. – University of Maryland, College Park, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Salma Sharaf of Derwood, Md. – University of Maryland, College Park, Public Health Science

Diana Gromowski of Germantown, Md. – University of Maryland, College Park, R.H. Smith School of Business – Accounting

Daniel Myers of Montgomery Village, Md. – University of Maryland, College Park, R.H. Smith School of Business – Management with a specialization in Entrepreneurship

Kevin Connors of Laytonsville, Md. – University of Maryland, College Park, R.H. Smith School of Business – International Business

Charulata Lingam of Brookville, Md. – University of Maryland, College Park, R.H. Smith School of Business – Marketing

Miroslava Papinova of Germantown, Md. – University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Construction Management Technology

Yelena Simoen of Rockville, Md. – University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Hotel and Restaurant Management

Zeus Williams of Montgomery Village, Md. – University of Maryland University College, Biotechnology

Cara Ammann of Rockville, Md. – University of Maryland University College, Human Resource Management

USG’s 2013-2014 Student Leadership and Service Awardees are:

Jessica Roberts of Gaithersburg, Md. – Towson University, Early Childhood Education

Shahina Khan of Damascus, Md. – University of Maryland, College Park, Biological Sciences

Gordan Han of Clarksburg, Md. – University of Maryland, Baltimore, Nursing

The USG Student Achievement and Leadership Breakfast was sponsored by CareFirstBlue Cross Blue Shield, Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company, Comcast, EagleBank, Kaiser Permanente, MedImmune, Northrop Grumman, Pepco, State Farm, The Gazette. Students and staff from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hotel and Restaurant Management program at USG provided catering services.

 

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