People You Know for Dec. 8, 2015

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Senior Phong Vo, of York, a York Suburban graduate, will study theoretical physics at Cambridge University, U.K., through a Marshall Scholarship.

Alvernia University: Kari Keller, of York, wrote an article profiling a 2015 Best of Berks winner, which was published in the December issue of Berks County Living magazine.

Elizabethtown College: Students from York County who were named to the honors program for the fall semester are Haley Young, of Hallam; Elizabeth DiBiase, of Red Lion; Sarah Fuller, of Stewartstown; and Joshua Baker, David Foery, Hannah Keeports, Jennifer Lloyd and Alexandra Plowman, all of York.

Elizabethtown College: Among the students named to the 2015-16 Student Senate are Adam Saubel, of Glen Rock; Adam Amspacher, of Glenville; and Joshua Baker and Emily Seiser, both of York.

Hofstra University: Garrett Shum, of Dallastown, was honored at the 2015 Phi Beta Kappa Book Awards, sponsored by the provost's office and the HU bookstore.

Lebanon Valley College: Local students who participated in a musical ensemble are:

Spring Grove: Caden Myers, jazz band and chamber orchestra, and Cody Ruth, chamber orchestra.

York: Paul Berry, small jazz ensemble; Breah Koller and Michael Rusonis, both clarinet choir; and

Abigail Hudson and Savannah Seiple, both chamber orchestra.

Misericordia University: Michelle Bender, of Dillsburg, and Tabitha Marquardt, of Mount Wolf, were among the occupational therapy students whose faculty-student collaborative research project, “Occupational Balance in Religious Sisters of Mercy using Matuska and Christiansen’s Life Balance Model,’’ was published in the Journal of Occupational Science’s online edition in November.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Rachel Elizabeth Moss, 19, of West Manchester Township, is serving an 18-month mission in Phoenix, Ariz.

York College: Area students who received prizes in the 2015 Bob Hoffman Writing Contest are:

Glen Rock: Austin Wolfe, creative nonfiction and poetry.

York: Elizabeth Dawson and Andrea Linebaugh, both creative nonfiction; Soala Idasetima, poetry; and Kaila Young, flash fiction and poetry.

Yorkana: Blade Kline, flash fiction.


Millersville University: Brooklyn Smith, of York, was named All-PSAC East Second Team for the third consecutive season on Nov. 18.


Re-Source York: Recently donated $3,580 to Bell Socialization Services to help York County families struggline with homelessness.

York County RSVP of the Capital Region: Collected 749 winter items from York County residents, which were donated to Mason-Dixon Community Services, New Hope Ministries, Hanover Council of Churches and York City School District. The donations were part of its Sock It To Us program.