Gazette News Report
Gallivan a Merit Scholar
XENIA — David P. Gallivan of Xenia, a student at Dominion Academy in Dayton, was named a college-sponsored Merit Scholarship winner.
Gallivan received a scholarship from the University of Kentucky, where he is planning to study linguistics.
Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program who will attend their institution. College-sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.
This year, 176 colleges and universities are sponsoring more than 3,800 Merit Scholarship awards. Sponsor colleges include 99 private and 77 public institutions located in 45 states and the District of Columbia.
DALLAS, Texas — David B. Rost recently graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from the Dedman School of law Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into the Order of the Coif – top 10 percent of the class. He will start work with Haynes and Boone law firm in Dallas in September.
David’s wife Jennifer (Kordic) Rost also graduated from SMU law school and is in house counsel for Lucid Energy Group in Dallas.
The couple is graduates of Cedarville High School and Cedarville Univ. They just celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary! David also has a degree from University of Dallas with a Master of Arts degree in Political Philosophy and is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology.
Parents of the graduates are Dave and Barb Rost of Cedarvile and Mark and Paula Kordic of Mansfield, Texas.
Ford named to dean’s list
ITHACA, N.Y. — Taylor Ford, a politics major, was named to the dean’s list in Ithaca College’s School of Humanities and Sciences for the spring 2016 semester.
Kerr named to list
FINDLAY — Sydney Kerr of Bellbrook was named to the spring 2016 dean’s list at the University of Findlay. To earn this achievement, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
BATON ROUGE, La. — Shelby Evans of Cedarville was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Evans is pursuing a degree in Chemistry at Ohio Northern University.
Evans is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership.
Corry awarded scholarship
COLUMBUS — Lauren Corry of Xenia has been selected to receive a scholarship from the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership at The Ohio State University.
Corry was presented the Leo L. Rummell Endowed Scholarship at the 2016 Annual Banquet for the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership on April 11, 2016. This scholarship is given to students studying agricultural communication.
Hudgell awarded scholarship
COLUMBUS — Lindsey Hudgell, of Cedarville, has been selected to receive a scholarship from the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership at The Ohio State University.
Hudgell was presented the Earl and Wilma McMunn Endownment Fund at the 2016 Annual Banquet for the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership on April 11, 2016. This scholarship is given to students studying agricultural communication.
OSU spring 2016 graduates
STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State University awarded degrees to a total of 3,414 students this past spring, including 2,306 Oklahomans. Among those receiving degrees was Beavercreek resident Jeremy N. Solmonson. Solmonson received a MBA in business administration.
Local gets degree
TIFFIN — Tiffin University announced its 2016 spring semester dean’s list. Among those receiving degrees include Khaled Alshammari of Beavercreek. They received a bachelor of business administration.
Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs and Scott Halasz.