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Twenty-one Montgomery County residents were among the top 25 graduating seniors recently recognized by Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. The students were honored for their leadership, service and dedication to the school and their community.

“These 25 students are all wonderful representatives of the outstanding academic programs offered here ... , from top public universities from around the state,” said Stewart Edelstein, 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 were eligible to earn the 2013-14 Academic Achievement Award. The winners were selected based on grade point average, participation in internships and honors societies, and contributions to their program of study.

Student Leadership and Service Awards were presented to three seniors for outstanding leadership, service and dedication to the school and the community. Honorees were selected based on their participation in extracurricular activities, community service and commitment to their fellow students.







The 2013-14 Undergraduate Student Academic Achievement awardees and their respective universities and degree programs:

Toran Wilson of Silver Spring, Salisbury University, Respiratory Therapy; Valerie Trueblood of Rockville, Towson University, Early Childhood Education; Melissa Curtis of Germantown, Towson University, Elementary Education/Special Education; William Ricucci of Clarksburg, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, History; Anusha Jayasinghe of Germantown, UMBC, Political Science; Kim Casimbon of Rockville, UMBC, Psychology; Laura (Ainsfield) Roth of Silver Spring, UMBC, Social Work; Annais Zarate of Rockville, University of Maryland, College Park, Biological Sciences; Eleni Stamoulis of Derwood, University of Maryland, College Park, Communications; Salma Sharaf of Derwood, University of Maryland, College Park, Public Health Science; Diana Gromowski of Germantown, University of Maryland, College Park, R.H. Smith School of Business – Accounting; Daniel Myers of Montgomery Village, University of Maryland, College Park, R.H. Smith School of Business – Management with a specialization in Entrepreneurship; Kevin Connors of Laytonsville, University of Maryland, College Park, R.H. Smith School of Business – International Business; Charulata Lingam of Brookville, University of Maryland, College Park, R.H. Smith School of Business – Marketing; Miroslava Papinova of Germantown, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Construction Management Technology; Yelena Simoen of Rockville, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Hotel and Restaurant Management; Zeus Williams of Montgomery Village University of Maryland University College, Biotechnology; and Cara Ammann of Rockville, University of Maryland University College, Human Resource Management.

The Student Leadership and Service Awardees were:

Jessica Roberts of Gaithersburg, Towson University, Early Childhood Education; Shahina Khan of Damascus, University of Maryland, College Park, Biological Sciences; and Gordan Han of Clarksburg, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Nursing.