Student notes

Mount St. Joseph Dean’s List

Mount St. Joseph University congratulates the students recently named to the Spring 2018 Dean’s List. The Dean’s List recognizes undergraduate students who earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher while enrolled in six hours or more of course work for a letter grade (excluding pass/fail courses). Local students named included: Andrea Bridgeford of Eaton, a sophomore in the field of Accounting and Alexander Johnston of Eaton, a junior in the field of Pre-Physician Assistant.

Sarah Ferguson

Sarah Ferguson of Eaton was among 21 speech-language pathology graduate students who participated in BW’s service-learning program in Zambia, Africa. The transformative two-week clinical practicum, providing speech and language services at a variety of sites, is offered annually to first-year graduate students as part of the speech-language pathology program. Ferguson worked at several locations, including hospitals and schools, and gained exposure to the fields of speech-language pathology and other allied health professions in the developing country. The program also provided the opportunity for students to observe and interact with local speech practitioners.

In addition to the service component, the trip included a tour of the historic town of Livingstone and Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Other enrichment opportunities included the Munda Wanga Environmental Park, Kabwata Cultural Village, Afrikolor and Sugarbush Farms.

The BW Study Abroad Center engages students through global exploration and off-campus study that enhances personal growth, educational enrichment and career development as part of the university’s liberal arts effort to cultivate contributing and compassionate citizens. Through faculty-led and independent study abroad opportunities, students can build strong communication skills, enhanced critical thinking and personal confidence from trekking the unknown.

Tracy Martz

Eaton resident Tracy Martz engaged in graduate coursework through Earth Expeditions (EE) from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, has recently traveled to Namibia. Martz studied ongoing research projects such as radio tracking, cheetah conservation and ecosystem management, as well as the design of school and community programs.

Martz works as the director of STEM initiatives at Dayton Early College Academy.