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The following Aurora students recently graduated from the University of Cincinnati:
Mohammad Al Qarad of South Chillicothe Road, bacehlor of science in fire and safety engineering technology; Raymond Cheselka of Aurora-Hudson Road, bachelor of business adminisration; Matthew Davis of West Parkway Boulevard, bachelor of science in industrial management; and Jordan Stawicki of Ashgrove Circle, bachelor of arts.
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The following Aurora students were named to the dean's list for spring 2014 semester at the University of Cincinnati:
Mohammed Al Qarad of South Chillicothe Road, Taylor Atwood of Rock Creek Drive, Blake Baldwin of Ironwood Circle, ReJeana Cary of Durrey Court (Reminderville), Jillian Cheselka of Aurora-Hudson Road, Matthew Davis of West Parkway Boulevard, Ryan Dudziak of Page Road, Jake Hays of Pineshurst Drive, Tyler Hegedus of Falling Leaves Circle.
Stephanie Ivany of South Sussez Court, Ethan Lovasz of Normany Court, Cody Miller of Parkview Drive, Kelly Pollak of Club Drive, Summer Richards of Orchard Avenue, Kyle Rogers of Buckinham Drive, Cassie Slivka of West Mennonite Road, Kristen Thompson of Deepwoods Drive, Anthony Vella of Forestview Place and John Wells of Beaumont Trail.
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Ian Benson, a graduate of Aurora High School, received a bachelor of arts degrees from the College of Wooster at commencement exercises May 12. Benson was an English major with a minor in philosophy, and was editor-in-chief of the Wooster Voice student newspaper as a senior.
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Cadet Wesley James Domeck, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Domeck of Aurora, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on May 28. President Barack Obama was the commencement speaker.
Domeck graduated from Aurora High School in 2010. While at West Point, he concentrated on international relations and terrorism studies. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the military intelligence branch, and will report to Fort Hood, Texas for his first assignment.
Brooke Hradisky of Aurora, a graduate of Aurora High School, has been named to the dean's list for spring semester 2014 at Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea. At least a 3.6 grade-point average is needed for the honor.
She also was recognized at B-W's Ovation 2014, a celebration of student achievement., receiving the Hertzler Sociology Scholarship Award and Clyde Lamb Scholar Athlete Award.
B-W recognized Hradisky for maintaining the highest GPA (3.9) among her peers, while pursuing two majors and maintaining an active life on and off campus.
Major achievements included a grant proposal for Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization for the 2012 Pay It Forward grant and a case analysis "Obama and Mubarak: Why It Was Time to Say Goodbye" at the Ohio Associations of Economists and Political Scientists annual conference in 2013.
Hradisky has worked as a Growth Project intern at the Center for Innovation and Growth, was president of indoor and outdoor track / field and was the community outreach officer for the Student Athlete Advisory Council.
Malone University in Canton conducted its sixth annual student research symposium recenlty, and Aurora resident Kyle McClellan, who at the time was a senior computer science major, presented his project titled "Kurt Godel's Incompleteness Theorems."
The symposium showcases the creative and academic work of Malone University students. Students work closely with faculty members who provide direction and support. Nearly 70 projects from a wide variety of academic disciplines and topics were part of the celebration of student achievement.
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The following Aurora residents recently graduated from the University of Mount Union in Alliance: Alex Kovalik and Emily Stafford , bachelor of science; and Eileen Vogel, bachelor of arts.
Ty Watson, a 2010 graduate of Aurora High School, has graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree from Gannon University in Erie, Pa. Watson will attend medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
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Miranda Amey of Aurora earned a spot on the University of Evansville, Ill.'s dean's list for the spring 2014 semester. She is majoring in archaeology. A grade-point average of at least 3.5 is necessary to make the list.
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The following Aurora residents were named to the spring 2014 semester dean's list at Youngstown State University: Yuan Lu Beck (accounting major) and Christine Peters (social work major). At least a 3.4 grade-point average is needed to make the list.
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Andrew James Badalamenti received a bachelor of arts degree in Chinese, with a minor in sociology from Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. He is from Aurora, and is the son of Anthony and Virginia Badalamenti.