Education Briefs August 2019

August 21, 2019

Lewes student named to dean’s list at George Washington University 

Anna Steiner of Lewes was named to the spring 2019 dean’s list at George Washington University. To be eligible, a student must earn 12 credits or more and attain a minimum semester grade point average of 3.75. Steiner’s spring semester GPA was 4.0, and her cumulative GPA is 3.82. She will be a senior in the fall and is majoring in chemistry. She is also participating in a graduate program at GWU where she will attain a master’s degree in forensic science in May 2021.

Lewes woman graduates from Clemson University

Hannah Marie Mayhorn of Lewes graduated from Clemson University with a master's degree in business administration.

Rehoboth Beach student honored at Florida State

Florida State University announced that Coryn Cannon, a nursing graduate from Rehoboth Beach, was among the 16 new inductees welcomed into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society July 30. Established in 2010, the society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service. To become an inductee, a student must meet the engagement criteria and submit a synthesis reflection project in their final semester before graduation. Participants are recognized during graduation and receive a designation on their official university transcript, both of which make the students more marketable to potential employers or graduate programs. 

Local students graduate from Salisbury University

Salisbury University announced Sussex County students who recently graduated. Milton-area residents include Jillian Duryea, M.S., mathematics education; Tyler Blake, M.A., conflict analysis and dispute resolution; and Jacob Stolle, B.S., mathematics. Rehoboth Beach-area residents include Sarah Czukiewski, B.S., biology; and Davielle Marsh, B.A.S.W., psychology. Bethel-area residents include Vernon Proctor, M.A., conflict analysis and dispute resolution; and Louis Rosa, B.S., chemistry. Laurel-area residents include Gabrielle Culver, B.S.N., magna cum laude; Logan Downes, B.S.N., cum laude; Taylor Johnson, B.A., communication arts; Katelin Whaley, B.S., exercise science, summa cum laude; and Wil Winter, B.S., biology. Seaford-area residents include Trey Banning, B.S., management, cum laude; Tyler Banning, B.A., environmental studies; Jada Burbage, B.S., exercise science; Ryan Swingle, B.A., history, magna cum laude; and John Wilson Jr., B.A., history, cum laude. Selbyville-area residents include Jordan Shaffer, B.S., elementary education; and Christopher Smith, B.S., finance. Other area residents include Allison Kurtz, B.A., psychology, of Bethany Beach; Amber Watson, B.A.S.W., of Dagsboro; Liam Baker, B.S., finance, of Delmar; Caleb Buchler, B.S., geography, of Frankford; Kayla Leager, B.F.A., cum laude, of Greenwood; Austin Quaglieri, B.S.N., of Lewes; Chelsea Fabian, M.A., English, of Millsboro; and Lor Dabaj, B.S., biology, of Ocean View.

Miss Nancy’s family music class to start Sept. 17

Miss Nancy’s Makin' Music family class will be offered at 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 17 to Dec. 10, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. For more information, go to or email

Matthew Kane of Lewes graduates from U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Matthew Fitzpatrick Kane of Lewes recently graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY.

Kane earned a bachelor of science degree and a commission in the U.S. armed forces. He also earned a merchant marine officer license, qualifying him to serve as an officer on any ship in the U.S. flag merchant marine.

The federal service academy educates and graduates licensed merchant marine officers. In addition to the rigorous academic and physical requirements for admission, applicants must be nominated by their congressman or senator. Kane was nominated to the elite federal service academy by Sen. Chris Coons.

All USMMA graduates earn both a B.S. degree and a merchant marine license, and incur an obligation to serve the United States. The U.S. Flag Merchant Marine is essential for securing the country’s commerce in peacetime and delivering warfighters, weapons and military supplies in times of conflict.

Millsboro resident graduates from Kutztown University

Reilly Donovan of Millsboro has been awarded a bachelor of arts in geography and globalization from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania.

Lewes student graduates from Hofstra University

Taylor Wenzl of Lewes graduated from Hofstra University in May 2019, earning a bachelor of arts in dance.

Millsboro student graduates from Berkeley College

Andreia Amerio of Millsboro received a bachelor’s degree in business administration management at the 2019 Berkeley College commencement ceremony in Newark, NJ.

Lewes residents graduate from Western Governors University

The following local residents have earned degrees from Western Governors University, an online, nonprofit university. Angela Brewer of Lewes earned her master of science in cybersecurity and information assurance. Kimberly Schaeffer of Lewes earned her bachelor of science in nursing.

After-school program has openings in Lewes

The Lewes After School Program recently announced available openings for students. The program is housed and supported by Lewes Presbyterian Church and has been in operation since 2004. It follows the Cape Henlopen School District calendar and serves students in grades one to five. LASP offers fun and challenging activities that support topics learned during the school day. The program includes healthy snacks, small-group homework help, one-to-one reading and math help, recreation, arts and crafts, technology, and more.

Cost is $50 for five days per week; first week’s tuition is due at registration. LASP accepts Purchase of Care, and scholarships are available. It is licensed as an after-school program for school-age children by the Delaware Office of Child Care Licensing.

For more information about enrolling a child, contact Teresa Lockerman, program director, at 302-645-5345 or