Scholars: October 7, 2015

The following local residents have been named to the dean’s List at University of the Sciences: Judy Fang (biochemistry), Dominic Pryor (biochemistry), Torpekai Ahmady (biology), Navya George (biology), Jinxia Jiang (biomedical sciences), Joseph Duffield (chemistry), Michael Kane (environmental science), Siu Li (humanities and science), Kaitlin Glennon (pharmaceutical and healthcare business), Andrew Lyle (pharmaceutical and healthcare business), Evana Patel (pharmaceutical and healthcare business), Stephanie Pham (pharmaceutical and healthcare business), Thomas Venditti (pharmaceutical and healthcare business), Elena Bani (pharmaceutical chemistry), Veronika Bakun (pharmaceutical sciences), Ada Shehu (pharmaceutical sciences), Alicia Samuel (exercise science and wellness management), Shannon Hirl (health science), Jenna Michalowski (health science), Megan Wolf (health science), Zayd Alsardary (physician assistant studies), Vivian Ngo (physician assistant studies), Allen Chirackel (doctor of pharmacy), Allison Januszka (doctor of pharmacy), Katherine Jiang (doctor of pharmacy), Nina Jiang (doctor of pharmacy), Jaison John (doctor of pharmacy), Jennifer Laov (doctor of pharmacy), Tiffany Liu (doctor of pharmacy), Ligi Mathew (doctor of pharmacy), Lukasz Przychodzien (doctor of pharmacy), Sherin Abu (doctor of pharmacy), Alicia Alex (doctor of pharmacy), Andria Dang (doctor of pharmacy), Mei Ling Rong (doctor of pharmacy), Merlin Thomas (doctor of pharmacy), Shifa Zachariah (doctor of pharmacy), Ross Fargnoli (doctor of physical therapy), Francis Ryan (doctor of physical therapy), Yaroslav Sokolovskyy (doctor of physical therapy), Fahim Abdullah (doctor of physical therapy), Jeffy Mathew (doctor of physical therapy), Stephen Varghese (doctor of physical therapy), Rachael Moser-Millman (master of occupational therapy), Jeffrey Laov (pre-professional). Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a “C” and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4.

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Angelica Grillo, a 16-year-old sophomore at the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush, earned a place in the fall 2015 entering class at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Grillo’s academic and personal achievements secured her a spot at the early college. The campus is home to over 400 bright and highly motivated students engaged in a rigorous college education. Early college students are on track to graduate from college one or two years ahead of their peers.

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Lehigh University welcomed more than 1,200 students of the Class of 2019. They hail from 43 states and 27 foreign countries and territories. Local students are Frankie Rodriguez and David Tapia.

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Karlie Ethridge was named to the dean’s list at Mary Baldwin College in Virginia. Students named to the dean’s list earned grade point averages of 3.50 to 3.74.

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Wilkes University awarded 329 doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees to students graduating after the completion of the summer 2015 semester. Katherine Watkins received a Master of Science in Education.

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The Western New England University College of Pharmacy formally welcomed Samuel Kwarteng into the profession during a White Coat Ceremony held on campus. Kwarteng is one of 74 members in the College of Pharmacy’s Class of 2019. During the ceremony, Kwarteng pledged to uphold the highest ideals and received a white lab coat to signify the role of caregiver.

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Wilkes University welcomes Shayna Fehrle into the class of 2019. Fehrle is one of over 600 students who make up the university’s newest undergraduate class. She is studying science.

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John Wright has been named a tutor in the Learning Center of Alvernia University. Wright, majoring in math and business, was selected to tutor statistics, mathematics and calculus for the 2015–16 academic year. ••