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•    A retirement ceremony was recently held in honor of Lt. Col. Michael C. Sullivan at the Robert E. Lee Memorial at the Arlington House.

After graduating from high school in Bel Air, Md., Sullivan entered the Army in 1989 and after completing training was assigned to the 3rd Ranger Battalion at Fort Benning, Ga. His service took home around the country and the world.

He was quickly promoted through the ranks and served in various capacities for his country and received a number of awards, including a Bronze Star Medal, a Meritorious Service Medal and a Joint Service Commendation Medal. Additionally, he served an extended tour during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005 as well as Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sullivan plans to become a member of the American Legion Post 166 and his mother, Shirley, is currently a member of its auxiliary.

•    Leslie Anne Hurley, a 2010 Salutatorian graduate of Stephen Decatur High School, will be inducted into Southern Methodist University’s Chi Epsilon chapter at the school’s Spring Honors Convocation. Her grand point average is 3.82 out of a possible 4.0 Chi Epsilon is the national civil engineering honor society.

She is pursuing a double major and is schedule to graduate in spring 2014 with two degrees — a Bachelor of Science in engineer and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.

Her parents are Jeff and Sandy Hurley and grandparents are Janice Davis and the late Arthur Davis and George and Suzanne Hurley, of Ocean City.

•    Emma Echanis of Selbyville, Del. was named to the Wilson College Dean’s List for the fall semester. Echanis is a senior and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Echanis.

•    Taylor Tobak of Berlin, a sophomore music major at York College of Pennsylvania, will perform in the musical "She Loves Me" at 7 p.m., May 3 and 4, at the Collegiate Performing Arts Center.

•    Brandon Paul Maddy of Berlin was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Maddy is enrolled in the university’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.