Scholars: February 10, 2016

Gabrielle Nirenberchik, a 2014 graduate of Northeast High School, was one of more than 50 Susquehanna University students to participate in the school’s annual leadership program. The LeaderShape Institute is a six-day seminar for college students, focusing on a range of activities and informational sessions that build community and inspire participants to be better campus leaders. The program engages students, faculty and staff, and aims to both strengthen the network of existing campus leaders and prepare newer students for future leadership roles. Nirenberchik is a psychology and neuroscience major in the Class of 2018. She is the daughter of Roman and Rita Nirenberchik.

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The following students from the area were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester at Widener University in Chester:

Seleena Aby (nursing major), Kelley Adelsberger (social work), Jara Arroyo (hospitality management), Ryan Boran (accounting), Kerri Burns (nursing), Evan Crouch (biomedical engineering), Liam Curran (management), Francis Doran (biology), James Feeley (management), Eden Fernandes (exploratory studies), Kate Kauterman (allied health), Helena Lee (allied health), Bridget Leonard (biomedical engineering), Sharon Luckey (psychology), Amina Mason (biology), Leyette Moll (middle years education), Angelique Nelson (nursing), Oriol Parllaku (electrical engineering), Bridget Pastor (psychology), Kiersten Silvestri (nursing), Courtney Smith (nursing), Alyea Stott-Capacio (allied health), Timothy Taylor (accounting), Shayne VanAken (nursing), Nariah Williams (management) and Oksana Yurchyshyn (nursing).

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Some 2,248 students have made the fall semester 2015 dean’s list for academic achievement at Coastal Carolina University. To qualify for the dean’s list, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average. All students must be enrolled full time. The group includes Lynn MacKiewicz, a freshman majoring in Special Education; James Queen, a freshman majoring in Economics; and Tyler Weissinger, a freshman majoring in Recreation and Sport Management.

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Christian Matico has been named to the University of Dayton’s fall 2015 dean’s list, which honors undergraduate students achieving a minimum 3.5 GPA for the semester.

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The University of Hartford announced that the following local students have been named to the dean’s list for fall 2015: Timothy Geier and Mayan Krispin.

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Lebanon Valley College announced that the following local high school students have been accepted for admission: Essence Hall (Freire Charter School), who plans to study Athletic Training; Emily Jeffrey (St. Hubert), who plans to study Physical Therapy; and Stephen Pettit (Archbishop Ryan), whose major is undeclared.

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Kenneth Milano earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting in December from Susquehanna University. Milano is the son of Ken and Joy Milano.

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Students have been named to the University of Delaware dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester. To meet eligibility requirements for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester. Local honorees are Rebecca Fruehwald, Andrew Lenherr, Kyle McParland and Tara O’Brien. ••