News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
•• Jasmin Picariello of Arlington earned a master of business administration degree during recent commencement exercises at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.
•• Robert Gessel of Arlington earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing communications during recent commencement exercises at Emerson College.
•• Alex Provasnik, the daughter of Stephen and Morgan Provasnik of Arlington and a 2021 graduate of Yorktown High School, has been named to the dean’s list for the most recent semester at Bates College.
•• Michael Halsted of Arlington has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Purchase College.
•• Nathaniel Manfra, Apple Gould-Schultz, Ethan Doyle and Jack Hughes of Arlington have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Clark University.
•• Margaret Cochran and Madeline Miller of Arlington have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
•• Julie Brewer of Arlington has received the 2022 Dr. Marianthi Georgoudi Memorial Award, presented to the outstanding graduating psychology major as judged by the faculty at College of the Holy Cross.
•• Marymount University on July 26 hosted Virginia Secretary of Education Aimee Rogstad Guidera and Deputy Secretary of Education Sarah Huang Spota for an on-campus meeting and tour aiming to foster collaboration and strengthen involvement between the institution and the state government’s strategic educational priorities.
“The competitive advantage of Virginia is our people, and we need to make sure that we are investing in our people and preparing them for success and for the changing world of work,” Guidera said. “Each time I’ve met with [Marymount] president [Irma] Becerra, I’ve admired her focus on thinking creatively through innovation and problem-solving. Marymount is answering the call and producing the talent that we need.”
In their meeting, Marymount administrators pitched their ideas for two unique lab-school partnerships with local K-12 school systems and private industry, one for early-childhood education and another for hospitality.
These efforts would expand on the university’s current plans to set up a new child-care center on campus next year and its new master of business administration track in hospitality and innovation that is set to debut this fall.