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Crofton Students Graduate from University of Mary Washington

Patch congratulates local members of the Class of 2012.

The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA, announced that two Crofton residents were among the 1,193 students who recently graduated. Neil Howe, historian and best-selling author, gave the undergraduate commencement address on May 12.

According to a press release, the following students received degrees from the university.

  • Amy M. Olson graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science.
  • Sarah M. Roop graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history.

Additional information from the release:

The university awarded 73 master of business administration degrees, 102 master of education degrees, 21 master of science in management information systems, 30 master of science in elementary education degrees, 463 bachelor of arts degrees, 41 bachelor of liberal studies degrees, 80 bachelor of professional studies degrees and 379 bachelor of science degrees. Four graduates received both the MBA and the MSMIS in a dual-degree program.

The University of Mary Washington is a premier, selective public liberal arts and sciences university in Virginia, highly respected for its commitment to academic excellence, strong undergraduate liberal arts and sciences program, and dedication to life-long learning. The university, with a total enrollment of more than 5,000, features colleges of business, education and arts and sciences, and three campuses, including a residential campus in Fredericksburg, Va., a second one in nearby Stafford and a third in Dahlgren, Va., which serves as a center of development of educational and research partnerships between the Navy, higher education institutions and the region's employers. In recent years, the university has seen its academic reputation garner national recognition in numerous selective guidebooks, including Forbes, the Fiske Guide to Colleges and the Princeton Review's edition of 150 "Best Value Colleges" and "The Best 376 Colleges."

Do you know other local college graduates? Please email name, degree and college (along with a photo of the graduate, if one is available) to crofton@patch.com.

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