Scholars: September 9, 2015

Local residents were among nearly 1,550 students named to The University of Scranton dean’s list, which recognizes students for academic excellence. The following students made the list: Kathleen Brown is a senior counseling and human services major in the university’s Panuska College of Professional Studies; Madeline Chiardio is a sophomore occupational therapy major in the university’s Panuska College of Professional Studies; James Gillespie is a senior philosophy major in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences; Laura Guarrieri is a senior occupational therapy major in the university’s Panuska College of Professional Studies; Julianne Mamrol is a junior nursing major in the university’s Panuska College of Professional Studies; Noelle Niessen is a sophomore biochemistry, cell molecular biology major in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences; Erik Rispo is a freshman accounting major in the university’s Kania School of Management; Samantha Talbot is a senior counseling and human services major in the university’s Panuska College of Professional Studies.

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Amber Eddings was named to the president’s list at Georgia State University. To be eligible for the president’s list, degree-seeking students must earn a 4.00 GPA for the semester and complete at least nine semester hours of academic credit with no incompletes.

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Kimberly Grace graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, from Valdosta State University in Georgia during the 219th commencement ceremonies in the P.E. Complex. Grace was one of nearly 1,200 graduates.

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Elizabethtown College welcomes the following recent high school graduates and local members of the Class of 2019: Megan Elmer (Philadelphia Academy Charter High School), Jessica Fein (Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush), Kurt Holtzer (Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush) and Aubrey-Ann Rubin (MaST Community Charter).

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About 2,000 Hofstra University students earned their undergraduate, graduate or law degrees during recent commencement ceremonies at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. Local students who graduated include Brianna Coyle and Parth Mehtahiladelphia, who both earned degrees in accounting.

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The following students were named to the dean’s list at the University of New Haven: Gabriella Deleo and Gabriel Unger. Full-time undergraduate students must have a 3.50 or better cumulative GPA for the semester to be eligible for the dean’s list.

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The 218 members of the 41st graduating class of Widener University School of Law Delaware campus heard remarks from New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Lee A. Solomon, a 1978 alumnus of the law school. The graduates included: Moses Bates, Karen Braciszewski, Candace Cannon, Margot Cullen, Shawn Gallagher and Nakia Whitehead.

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Saint Joseph’s University announced that Christine Dignam, along with 36 other recent graduates, has committed to a full-time postgraduate service program. Dignam will serve as a yearlong volunteer through Philly Fellows. She graduated with a degree in psychology.

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Six local Immaculata University students made the dean’s list. To attain dean’s list status, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 on a scale of 4.0. Area students on the list are Lindsay Dugan, Victoria-Anne Fellenbaum, Caitlin Macgregor, Elizabeth McBride, Michael Sturdivant and Mary Kate Walsh.

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Christine Nguyen, a sophomore chemistry-biology major and anthropology and French minor at Ripon College in Wisconsin, has been named to the dean’s list, which recognizes academic excellence. Nguyen is the child of Thomas and Leeann Kerry. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must achieve a 3.40 grade point average or higher and complete at least 12 credits of regular letter-graded work. ••