Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

St. Joseph’s Provincial House tour offered

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The Emmitsburg Business and Professional Association [EBPA], a group dedicated to promoting Emmitsburg businesses, has scheduled Feb. 20 for a tour of the normally private chambers of St. Joseph’s Provincial House.

‘‘Anyone is welcome, we just need reservations,” said Libby Briggs, an association board member. ‘‘These are areas where most of the time we don’t have the opportunity to go into.”

The Daughters of Charity will conduct a two-hour tour of the Marian Room, Heritage Ministries Room, Archives, Sisters' Chapel, Sisters' Library, Sisters' Dining Room and the retreat center conference rooms and bedrooms, according to a newsletter from the association.

The Provincial House is a member of the association. Lori Stewart, spokeswoman for the Daughters of Charity, arranged the event, according to Briggs.

The tickets cost $10 per person, and interested parties must RSVP to Briggs by Friday at

Directions will be sent to guests by Feb. 15.

On Feb. 20, registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. The tour will begin at 1 p.m. after a noon lunch buffet.

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Four get Hood degrees

Four North County students were among the 67 recipients of undergraduate degrees and 54 recipients of graduate degrees at Hood College’s Jan. 15 commencement, according to a press release from the Frederick college. Thomas Hood of Thurmont received a Bachelor of Arts degree; Charles Virtue of Walkersville earned a Master of Arts degree; Girija Ambikapathi of Walkersville earned a Master of Science degree; and Lisa Roark of Thurmont earned a Master of Business Administration degree.

Area residents earndeans’ list spots

Laura Adamovicz and Scott Zuke, both of Thurmont, and Emilie M. Campbell of Walkersville were among the 13 Frederick County students who earned a spot on the fall 2007 dean’s list at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Students at the Southern Maryland college must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 to be eligible for the dean’s list, according to a press release from the college.

Man graduates fromSalisbury University

One of the 19 Frederick County students who recently graduated from Salisbury University hails from Catoctin High School.

Matthew Collis of Thurmont earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the school, located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Collis was among 388 bachelor’s degree recipients at the university’s winter commencement, according to a press release.

Students awardednursing degrees

Mari Grider of Thurmont, Robyn Namendorf of Emmitsburg and Heather Walsh of Walkersville completed studies in the Frederick Community College Nursing Program in December.

In all, the program ‘‘pinned” 31 students who earned their associate degree and are now eligible to take the registered nurses licensing exam.

Walsh was awarded the Frederick County Medical Society Award for Academic Excellence in Clinical Nursing, according to a press release from the college.

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