Johnstown resident Carrie Dufford was a member of the Ashland University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team that was one of more than 140 nationwide competing at the 2008 SIFE USA National Exposition in Chicago.

Johnstown resident Carrie Dufford was a member of the Ashland University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team that was one of more than 140 nationwide competing at the 2008 SIFE USA National Exposition in Chicago.

After presenting a report of their year-long community outreach and education projects, the Ashland University team took second runner-up in the Four-Year Division Opening Round Competition.

The team's winning projects included: Esperanza: Project Hope, in which three students traveled to the Dominican Republic to film a promotional video to be used to promote microfinance to college students around the United States, and the first annual SIFE Career Slam, which brought five local business professionals to campus to participate in a roundtable discussion with AU marketing and hospitality students.

The team was also recognized on a national level with a $1,000 prize for its Morality vs. Legality Ethics Dialogue, which was selected as one of the top 20 projects nationally in the Campbell's/Sealed Air Business Ethics Individual Topic Competition.

A junior majoring in marketing, Dufford is a 2005 Johnstown-Monroe High School graduate. She is the daughter of Carl and Jennifer Dufford of Johnstown.

Tiffin University recently released its spring semester Dean's List.

Johnstown resident Kyle Williams was named to the list with a 3.8 grade-point average.

The University of Akron has named students who have qualified for the Dean's List for the spring semester.

Johnstown resident Brianna Burke was named to the Dean's List. In order to qualify, students maintained a 3.25 or better grade-point average for the semester.