The following Anne Arundel County area students were named to the Dean's List at Virginia Tech for the Spring 2004 semester: Pamela Ball of Crownsville; Amber Bolles of Davidsonville; Rachel Urban of Linthicum; Michael Horr, Andrew Lynch, Kenneth Meidenbauer, Michael Smith and Shawn Smith of Millersville; Walter Boyd of Odenton; William Ide, Katharine MacPherson, Erin Mest, Conor O'Kelly, Kyle O'Kelly, Gregory Poyer, Bryan Rey, Claire Soyars and Alan Waits of Crofton; and Benjamin Copley, Lisa Copley and Andrew Rainer of Pasadena.

Ball is a senior hospitality and tourism management major; Bolles is a senior political science major; Urban is a senior animal and poultry science major; Horr is a senior electrical engineering major; Lynch is a sophomore general engineering major; Meidenbauer is a junior mechanical engineering major; Michael Smith is a senior industrial design major; Shawn Smith is a sophomore business information technology major; Boyd is a sophomore international studies major; Ide is a senior biology major; MacPherson is a sophomore interior design major; Mest is a senior hospitality and tourism management major; Conor O'Kelly is a junior industrial systems engineering major; Kyle O'Kelly is a junior civil and environmental engineering major; Poyer is a sophomore business major; Rey is a senior political science major; Soyars is a sophomore business major; Waits is a senior engineering science and mechanics major; Benjamin Copley is a senior electrical engineering major; Lisa Copley is a senior materials science and engineering major; and Rainer is a senior architecture major.

To qualify for the Dean's List, students must earn a grade point average of 3.4 and complete at least 12 credit hours.

Charles Madison of Millersville was recently appointed head of the Maryland Environmental Service's new technical and environmental services group. Madison is a professional engineer with more than 20 years of experience working in and leading technical organizations. He has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Louisiana and a master's degree in engineering administration from George Washington University. Madison is also a graduate of Leadership Anne Arundel and has served on the boards of the United Way Community Partnership of Anne Arundel County and the Annapolis Boys and Girls Club.

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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