Dominica Henry of Brentwood, a senior majoring in marketing management and television, radio and film, and N'Erin Brown of Upper Marlboro, a senior majoring in marketing management and retail and consumer studies, have been named to the dean's list at Syracuse University's Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Ashley Wohl of Laurel, a junior majoring in graphic arts, made the dean's list in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse. Leah Britton of Laurel, a senior majoring in marketing, was named to the dean's list in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Travis Mason of Upper Marlboro, a junior majoring in political science and philosophy, and Daniel Krauser of Adelphi, a junior majoring in philosophy, made the dean's list in the College of Arts and Sciences. To qualify for the dean's list at Syracuse, in New York, a student must earn at least a 3.4 grade-point average.

The Congressional Black Caucus Spouses organization has honored Thurman D. Jones Jr. as a 2004 Unsung Hero. Jones was recognized for his commitment to bridging the digital gap between low-income and disadvantaged community members and those in the mainstream. His dedication to the cause is shown by his encouragement of students pursuing careers in mathematics, science, engineering and other technical fields. Jones also has educated African Americans about health problems that disproportionately affect them.

Jones is the president of Patriots Technology Training Center Inc., a seven-year-old nonprofit organization in Seat Pleasant that teaches technical skills to low-income and disadvantaged residents of the metropolitan area. The company's programs include high-tech after-school programs, technology summer camps, robotics and health. For more information about the nonprofit, visit or call 301-925-9350.

Ahkeem Smith of Upper Marlboro was chosen to participate in the Global Young Leaders Conference that ends today in both Washington and New York City. Smith, one of 350 scholars from around the world selected for their leadership potential and scholastic excellence, interacted with community leaders and newsmakers with influence over politics, finance, culture and diplomacy and participated in a curriculum designed to build leadership skills.

The conference is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational effort founded in 1985 to inspire young people to achieve their leadership potential. It is sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council. For more information about the council, visit

Muhamed Jasarcvic, a Riverdale resident and University of Maryland student majoring in life sciences and chemistry, has been awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the Maryland Hospital Association Hospital Scholars Program. The scholarship program aims to attract and retain qualified and much-needed health care professionals. It provides scholarships to students with financial need, demonstrated academic success and involvement with a Maryland hospital, either as an employee or volunteer.

Bryan Henderson, a graduate of Friendly High School, and Kathleen McNamara, a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School, have received $1,000 college scholarships from the Marrick Homes organization in recognition of their volunteer work in their communities. Scholarship recipients are required to write an essay describing the kind of volunteer work they did and telling how their efforts benefited the community and influenced their future. Marrick is a custom homes builder based in Calvert County.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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