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Franklin County Students Make IUP Dean’s List

Local students

The following students from Franklin County have been named to the spring 2022 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Students achieve dean’s list status when they are full-time (12 or more credits) with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher. The full list of spring 2022 dean’s list students is available at

Dean’s List students, their hometowns, majors, and degrees they are seeking are: 

Chambersburg: Gabrielle Allison, Warm Spring Road, B.A. in Anthropology/Applied Anthropology; Ian Curtis Decker, Candice Lane, B.S. in Communications Media/Media Production; Brody Misko Rife, Fox Den Drive, B.S. in Computer Science/Cyber Security; Keith Elijah Thomas, Zircon Drive, B.F.A. in Music Performance; Samantha M. Traini, Byers Road, B.S. in Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science/Pre-athletic Training; Elijah G. Vanier, Hamilton Road, B.S.Ed. in Social Studies/History

Fayetteville: Hannah Alissa Miller, Pine Ridge Lane, B.S.Ed. in Health and Physical Education/K-12 Teacher Education

Greencastle: Cierra N. Burger, East Madison Street, B.S. in Nursing; Taylor Alexis-Qian Childress, Harvest Wagon Way, B.S. in Nursing; Riley Kugler, South Carlisle Street, B.A. in Psychology; Sean David Martin, Lemar Road, B.S. in Management/General; Karlee Brooke Salmon, Nancy Avenue, B.S. in Interior Design; Marcus David Strauser, Carolle Street, A.S. in Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism, and Event Management

Mercersburg: Annabelle Hasbrouck McCullough, Lemar Road, B.S. in Computer Science/Software Engineering

Waynesboro: Kaitlynne Jo Harbaugh, Orlando Drive, B.S. in Medical Imaging/Diagnostic Sonography; Savannah Andrea Smith, Mystic Rock Lane North, B.S.Ed. in English Education


Craig E Koons 1960-2024

Craig worked with his father at Koons AI in Waynesboro, as a livestock breeder for many years and was part owner of the company for the past 25 years.

Jack G “Digger” Mellott 1926-2024

Jack was a United States Navy Veteran serving at Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Guam, and Nagasaki during WWII. Jack enjoyed working outside and maintaining his home and property.

David M Lawver 1970-2024

Dave was a member of the Foursquare Church in Gettysburg, PA. He was employed at Shadowfax in York since 1990.

Peter Kernan McCrary 1934-2024

Pete grew up in the Washington, DC area and had fond memories of learning to sail on the Potomac River. He was an avid sailor and boat builder for the rest of his life.

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On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

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